The Evolution of the OAD Logo

The old logo from my out of the box site. Cute, but not professional, unique, or custom.

When I started oh amy, dear! it was about learning how to save money on a wedding, because that’s exactly what I was trying to do. I started a basic WordPress blog to be able to jot my thoughts down, and chose a cute and appropriate wedding theme (see right). Once I got married, it morphed into being about saving and couponing in every day life because well, that’s also what I was trying to do. As I was devoting more and more time to it, I could see that an upgrade was in order.

About a month ago, after a good amount of time wishing I could make my old WordPress blog better and more customizable, I figured a good first step would be to… doodle. So doodle I did!

I wouldn’t call myself an artist, but I’m not too shabby with a pencil (if I do say so myself). Below is a step by step (with some uglier steps left out) transition from original idea in my mind to the middle pencil drawing of the new and improved oh amy, dear! logo. The top center image was the first, and the subsequent iterations follow clockwise, ending in the middle.

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Welcome to the New Oh Amy, Dear!

I am excited to announce that after months of deliberation, weeks of collaboration, and days of preparation – we have an exclusive domain for the oh amy, dear! blog and community. This blog truly is a labor of love and I’ve learned a lot in the process of developing it, writing (and not writing) content for it, and now owning and hosting my own website.

As a thank you for the support that you the readers have given me, I can’t wait to share more features. In addition to the new, shorter URL (, here are three new features I’m excited to debut:

  • A fresh and modern logo
    • You’ll see the new oh amy, dear! logo all over the site and on Facebook and Twitter. This new logo is my own original illustration and I have to thank my brother, Steven, and husband, Clark, for their help with creating a high-resolution copy to use on the site and teaching me more about photo editing so I can manage this myself.
  • oadcategoriesNew category links
    • On the left navigation, you’ll find a drop down menu to select specific post categories. Want to check out all the free offers I’ve written about? Select “Freebies.” Interested in the latest coupon links? Choose “Coupons.” Bored and want some “interesting” wedding reading material? Peruse the “Amy’s Real Wedding” posts.

And, what I personally am the most excited for:

  • Printing coupons directly from the site
    • That’s right – in addition to the normal external links I’ll add to specific blog posts, you can now print directly from the oh amy, dear! site, without ever having to leave! Check out the new Print Coupons page to print the most up to date offerings.

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