When I started blogging, I was teaching 2nd grade (which I thought I would do forever) so I named my blog Success in Second Grade. After attempting to make my own button and do my own design, I went with a premade design that I loved:
It was bright and I loved the stars. The problem was there were at least 3 other bloggers with that same design and one of them is a very well known blogger. At that point I decided to save up to get a custom design. When I thought of what I wanted to have in my design, I knew that I wanted to incorporate my love of sports and softball in particular since I played from the age of 7 through college.
I also knew that it wasn't guaranteed that I would teach 2nd grade forever so major changes were going to have to be made to the blog. I ended up getting a custom avatar from Shawnna from Lovelytocu on Etsy. She has tons of premade avatars and was so fast in getting me this custom one. I decided to have the avatar hold a bat to represent softball and books and an apple for the teacher. Megan from A Bird in Hand Designs did the rest of putting it all together with colors that I love and here's the result: