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Friday Faves #8: lovely design inspiration… the mint + coral issue!

Friday Faves: Your Weekly Dose of Blog Design Inspiration from
Your Weekly Dose of Blog Design Inspiration!
Friday Faves: Your Weekly Dose of Blog Design Inspiration from

Your Weekly Dose of Blog Design Inspiration!

I love sharing design stuff, (especially free stuff!) so each Friday I share some lovely blog design related things I’ve found on the web that week that I think you’ll enjoy too.

Friday Faves is usually a sampling of what I share on my Facebook page so be sure to like me there for even more cool stuff! And if you hover over the “Like” button after you’ve liked it and click “Get Notifications,” you’ll always be notified whenever I post something new. I post a lot of free, time-sensitive downloads so it might be worth your while!

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Mint + Coral

I’m doing something a little different this week. You may have noticed that one of the color trends of 2013 was Mint. And one of the Spring 2014 color trends is Coral and seriously how gorgeously do mint and coral go together?
Mint + Coral in fashion trends 2013-2014
Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so! So this week’s Friday Faves is all about Mint + Coral!

Personal Update:

But first, some important news! Two years ago this Sunday, my husband and I got married on a quiet beach in Dominical, Costa Rica. Seems like forever ago but at the same time, it feels like it just happened last week. Anyway, I was just looking at some of our photos and so I hope you don’t mind me sharing a couple of them with you. 🙂

Marianne's (of wedding in Dominical, Costa Rica

Recent posts on DYOB:

Web Design Term: Responsive Web Design @ www.DesignYourOwnBlog.com1. What is Responsive Web Design?
Finally got around to doing another Monthly Web Design Term. This month’s post is on Responsive Web Design (or if you got my email feed, Resonsive! Ugh. That’ll teach me to hit publish without properly proofreading!

Anyways, if you want to know what Responsive Web Design is and how to incorporate it into your blog, check it out.

Favorite Friday Font

I’m going to start sharing one of my favorite fonts every week. Mint and Coral make a pretty retro color combination so this week’s font is HT Cartoleria (referral link), a super adorable retro script font based on shopfront lettering in 1950’s Italy. It’s only $20 at MyFonts.
HT cartoleria retro script font from

Free Downloads:

Don’t forget that Love From Ginger posts a new gorgeously colorful free photo download every Friday.
Free stock photography from Love From Ginger every Friday!

FREE this week only! Super cute handwritten decorative shapes! Ribbons, dividers, logo style shapes and ornaments. Can’t wait to use these!
Handwritten Decorative Shapes from Creative Market

Blogging Resources:

How to Create a Custom Facebook Cover Image That Gets Noticed (Without Spending a Dime)How to Create a Custom Facebook Cover Image That Gets Noticed (Without Spending a Dime) is a really great write-up on how to best optimize your Facebook page cover photo! I will be working on a new one for next week!

Lovely Logo Inspiration:

Mint + Coral found in Logos and Branding on both Dribbble and Behance:
Mint + Coral branding and logos
1. Bunny Lovin’ Duo by Ally Read
2. Glow Skincare by Gretchen Kamp
3. Natural Nourishment by Julieta Felix
4. Simply So Good Branding by Crystal Kent

Lovely Blog Themes:

Blogger templates and WordPress themes In Mint + Coral of course!
Mint + Coral Blogger templates + WordPress themes
1. The Little Things for Blogger $35
2. Coraline for Blogger $35
3. Mint + Peach for WordPress $35
4. Emerald Theme for WordPress $79

Friday Funny:

I am kind of a big deal on my blog - Friday Funny on
Or at least I like to think so! 😉 This print is available on Oopsy Daisy.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

That’s it for this week folks!

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Your Two Cents!

What do you think about this color combo?
Got other lovely design faves or recommendations you’d like to share? Maybe even your own? Please leave a comment below! I really like comments!

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  • Hi Marianne,
    I’m a French Girl and I’m discoring your wonderfull blog. I love everything : your colors, yours subjects… I’ve learnt many things and tips because of your blog. Thank you so much 🙂 XOXO from France

    • Marianne says:

      Salut Marie-Charlotte! Vous etes tres sympa, merci beaucoup!
      Sorry if my French is not so good, I have family in France but I don’t get to practice it very often! 🙂

      I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying and learning from my blog, it means a lot to me, so thank you for letting me know!

  • I really love the mint & coral color combo! They compliment each other so well!
    I also really really liked the WordPress Emerald theme- the details are so cute! 🙂

    • Marianne says:

      Tish, I agree with you, the details are really cute in that theme! So glad you like this combo too, there’s just something very striking about it! I almost want to change my peachy/orange to coral in MY blog! Hmmmm….wheels are turning now! lol

  • Rach says:

    Loooove wedding pics so thanks so much for sharing! Look at you two cuties 😉 Congrats on the anniversary!

  • Hey! thanks for sharing the Natural Nourishment logo options I designed on your blog! I appreciate it.

  • Marianne, I loved your wedding pictures! I am working on the inspiration board for my new branding (coming soon! yay!) and I stumbled across this post. Fun to learn more about you, looks like it was a beautiful wedding.

    • Marianne says:

      Aw thanks Kristie! Gosh our hair was a mess from the humidity lol! And I was 7 months pregnant too! But yeah, it was a great time and we love Costa Rica!

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