beautiful blogs series

December 6, 2010 By Dawn Farias bbs-cooking-150x150-1174911

Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake has become an annual tradition at our Thanksgiving table.  Mostly I love that it can be baked in a larger pan than the expected pie-sized ones and so I can feed more people with less effort than baking several pumpkin pies.  This past holiday I searched briefly for a […]

November 15, 2010 By Cheryl

Whipperberry is fairly new to the blogging block but these girls really know how to pull off one beautiful blog!  A collaborative blog of super talented friends who created Whipperberry as a place where they can come together in one spot, and share their creations and treasures with the world! I don’t remember how I […]

November 8, 2010 By Dawn Farias


Lovely in Pink | Eats is a foodie blog run by “Becca, part Georgia Peach, part Floridian” who shares both her adventures and her “misadventures” in the kitchen. I first came across this blog, well, today (!!) when Becca left a comment on one of the posts here at Beautiful Blog Designs.  She had implemented […]

November 1, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

This week’s Beautiful Blog Design feature goes to 30 Handmade Days, a Blogger site run by Mique. 30 Handmade Days is dedicated to all things handmade, through tutorials, giveaways and features. What I love about 30 Days Handmade’s blog: Pleasing, easy-on-the-eyes color scheme. Simple but niche-related design* that hits the spot perfectly! Navbar that helps […]

October 25, 2010 By Dawn Farias

I cannot tell you how I ever came across the blog Your Wishcake.  I can only tell you that the blogger there, Kerri, makes me want to start a personal blog all over again (something I haven’t done much of for the better part of a year).  Her writings, photographs, and projects inspire me to […]

October 18, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

What better way to start renew our Beautiful Blog Series here at our new home at than by featuring a blog! 😉 The blog we are featuring this week is Just Thauna, a blog that covers the “thoughts, musings, passions, protests, journeys, discoveries and other stuff” that makes her Thauna. I came across […]

July 27, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

Guest post by Dawn Farias Today’s Beautiful Blog is A House Full of Moxie, “a blog about being a small business owner, mom, wife and all around crafty kind of chick”. That crafty chick is Lisa Bacon, founder of Moxie Pear, a graphic and web design boutique. What I love about the design: But there’s […]

June 21, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

Today I am featuring a Blogger blog, The Homeschool Chick, a blog run by Sue, a homeschooling mom who writes about homeschooling, her faith, photography, blogging and the little things that tickle her. What I love about The Homeschool Chick: Clean, cute design that is fresh and cheerful. Lots of white space, which is easier […]

May 10, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

Today’s Beautiful Blog is My Two Seasons, a self-hosted WordPress blog run by Michelle Johnson. My Two Seasons is a place for Michelle to share her love of photography, nature and family. Her photography is beautiful and inspiring, and I find myself drawn back there time and again. The design for My Two Seasons was […]

April 19, 2010 By Amanda Padgett

This week’s Beautiful Blog feature is a blog called GoodNCrazy.The owner, Carissa, is an amazing woman -in her life prior to motherhood and blogging, she was a molecular biologist (WOW!) but now enjoys writing at GoodNCrazy about her family, photography, parenting, food and more. What I love about GoodNCrazy: Amazing, unique header! Love the […]

Free Blog Designs – Template-Mama

August 11, 2009 By Amanda Padgett


I want to introduce you to a wonderful site to find free blog templates. Template-Mama is a blog that provides many, many unique and custom-like designs. These templates have more design elements than many of the free templates available at other designers’ sites.

Template-Mama kind of stumbled into blog design. To tweak her own blog, she started to learn HTML code and it just took off from there. She creates Blogger templates as a hobby, for her own enjoyment, but it has pleased her that others have enjoyed them also. She does not expect payment for any of her templates, but if you use a template, I encourage you to donate what you can to help cover her cost of PhotoShop upgrades.

She has more than 80 different templates to choose from and here are just a few of my favorites from her selection:

In addition to the beautiful, free templates, she also write tutorials (click on “tips” in her label cloud) and provides links to other sites with free templates.

Template-Mama, you are very talented and very generous to donate your time to help others. I can’t wait to see your future designs, because you keep getting better and better!

Here is a button for you to post on your blog in a post or on your sidebar.