These two women. Separately they are Heather (left) from bodacious girl and Lauren (right) from urbanana, but together they are Team Bossy, Bossy’s talented design team.
Here’s what: in early summer, Bossy was contacted by each of these web designers separately, offering their help with Bossy’s redesign. Bossy doesn’t know why these women thought Bossy was so desperate for a new look—it wasn’t as if Bossy wrote a post begging for design help! Oh, wait.
Anyway. Both of these women can bench-press a thousand pounds of both the creative and the code end of blog design, but instead of choosing one designer over the other, Bossy saw a clear vision of a team where every strength was utilized and the tasks were evenly divided between the two.
Now: most people don’t like to work in teams. Bossy was the annoying one in the classroom who groaned when forced to play nice in the sand with other classmates on a collective project. And this gets particularly tricky when dealing with computer code, since too many cooks in that kitchen can burn the URL.
But seriously, y’all, Bossy can’t begin to explain how easily these two women—who have never met and live 2300 miles apart—managed to pool their information and skills, in the most egoless and humorous way possible.
Bossy knew the two designers complimented each other’s skill sets perfectly, but she can’t exactly describe the sweetness factor—like a few nights ago when the two-word email from Heather, “…‘night, Lauren…”
rolled-in at 1 A.M. after more than a full day of frantic efforts to launch this site.
Every one of Bossy’s website goals and endless design mock-ups were carefully considered and brought to fruition. Of course as Heather points out, it took over 1470 emails and a liquor store, but you hear what Bossy’s saying: done!
Bossy will miss having these two in her life every minute, although as they keep reminding her, “Cheer up kid, we’re not going anywhere yet!” as they work to complete a few of the special features.
What a pleasure it has been collaborating with these two. A favorite, indeed.
Lauren saysOctober 9, 2008 at 9:45 am
You are too sweet. We couldn’t have done this without your constant encouragement and praise!
Sure, it was challenging and it was work, but it was FUN. Thanks for letting me help ^_^
Now ya just need to get a sponsor to send us all on a vacation together to CELEBRATE!
Debby saysOctober 9, 2008 at 9:49 am
Plus, they are cute as the dickens! Thanks ladies, really looking forward to enjoying the new look for months to come (there is an annual overhaul planned right? RIGHT?)
MamaMo saysOctober 9, 2008 at 10:02 am
God bless women who work so sweetly together!!
kj @ Where my boys at? saysOctober 9, 2008 at 10:39 am
ummm, these two chicks ROCK!
Great new look. love love love.
Bossy happy too?
corrie saysOctober 9, 2008 at 10:42 am
What a great tribute and Thank you, Bossy!
All loyal Bossy readers Thank you two too!
julie saysOctober 9, 2008 at 10:49 am
Really nice work Lauren and Heather!! and Bossy!!
Heather saysOctober 9, 2008 at 11:06 am
Aw shucks G… it was nothing. And that crack I made about finally getting out of the Bossy Dungeon of HORROR… hee hee kiiiiiddding!
But yea the liquor store called wants to know when we are going to make good on our bill…
Dara saysOctober 9, 2008 at 11:22 am
how cool. love the new site, ladies!
foolery saysOctober 9, 2008 at 1:14 pm
Seems to be seamless, which is the best testament to a design. Nice work, Team Bossy!
Gayle saysOctober 9, 2008 at 2:44 pm
Heather and Lauren and Bossy, the site looks awesome!