A New Year, A New Look


Isn’t the end of the year the best? So much hope and ambition and sitting around in pajamas watching Netflix all day. Bake all those ingredients up in our household and you get yourself a brand-spanking new Our Freaking Budget. Well, all the writing is the same. And we’re still the ones writing it — sorry.

So why the change? Just cause. We’d had the same design since the beginning and it just started feeling way too 2013. It was also a little difficult to navigate, so we’ll be focusing on making that better over the next little while. But that’s about it. Just a little botox here and there.

Here was Sally’s contribution during our design brainstorm:

Sally's Drawing

Love it or hate it, here’s our new look. But we hope you don’t hate it.

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  • Reply moneystepper December 31, 2014 at 2:53 am

    I like the new look, but can’t help think that you missed a trick not going with Sally’s advice…! 🙂

    • Reply Johnny January 2, 2015 at 1:05 am

      It was a tough call, but we thought her look was just a bit too edgy for our audience.

  • Reply Rob December 31, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Looks like Sally is a budding Picasso there, folks! Making any New Years resolutions yet?

    • Reply Johnny January 2, 2015 at 1:07 am

      She’s going to make mommy and daddy lots of money. Our only resolution is to figure out how to expedite that process. 🙂

  • Reply Alysia @ Slim Sanity December 31, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Seriously love the new design!

    • Reply Johnny January 2, 2015 at 1:07 am

      Thanks, Alysia!

  • Reply Miranda December 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Love it! I love Sally’s, too. It would’ve been a big hit in the ‘under 24 months’ demographic. You guys have a big toddler readership, right?

    • Reply Johnny January 2, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Hah. Our toddler audience numbers are through the roof. They usually only click on posts I’ve written, though, so clearly I can channel that demographic well.

  • Reply Diki December 31, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats! I love your revamped website and it’s responsive! Are you also considering to make your email blast responsive? Today where smartphone penetration in the US alone has reached 65%, I think majority of your subscribers will likely view your e-blast on a wide variety of mobile devices i.e iPad, smart phones, tablets etc…
    Just a thought…

    • Reply Johnny January 2, 2015 at 1:15 am

      Email is a whole ‘nother beast that we’ll get to sometime in the near future.

  • Reply Morgan December 31, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    The new look is great. Good job keeping things fresh!

    • Reply Johnny January 2, 2015 at 1:16 am

      “Fresh” is my middle name. I lied. It’s David. So basically the same thing.

  • Reply Anne January 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Look at this fancy new blog face! I love the Insta-OFB on the bottom 🙂

    • Reply Johnny January 4, 2015 at 2:43 am

      We didn’t think there were enough photos of Sally on our site. 😉

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