Introducing Style: An Ecommerce Genesis Child Theme

Here at Restored 316 Designs we are all about versatility and personalization! The Style theme is all that and so much more! This theme is built around the professional businesswoman, author, or speaker! With special attention on email capture to draw in new readership and customers as well as ... read more


Take a tour of my office

I shared the story about how this business began on our 7 year anniversary blog post, but I haven't shared about my office situation since the beginning until now.  When I started this business over 7 years ago, I started on an ancient PC (yuck!) computer at my dining room table. Once I knew this ... read more


I’ve still got A lot of fight left in me

One thing I've never mentioned publicly is that I'm pretty much obsessed with music. I was never into sports growing up, but I took piano lessons for years (I don't remember much of it now), guitar lessons, and also voice lessons for a time. Music has always been my life. You will pretty much always ... read more


How to Place Ads on Your Site

Nowadays, many bloggers and website owners are looking to generate a little bit of revenue from their sites. Businesses all over the world have stepped up to join Affiliate marketing programs (us should join!) to help bloggers, writers, and website managers bring in a little bit of ... read more


How to adjust the footer widgets in any genesis theme

It's not widely known, but the footer section of any blog or website has proven to be one of the most important and most clicked on areas of a website. We often see people not using the footer area of their site at all. Ignoring it completely and leaving it blank. We build most of our themes with a ... read more


Doing business with integrity

I've had this post brewing in my head for quite some time. It's one of those hard to write posts where you say things that others don't for fear of being judged or fear of rejection, but today I'm going to say the hard stuff. In my 7 years of business I've had the privilege of working with some ... read more


Introducing Darling: An Ecommerce Genesis Theme

I am so excited to finally introduce the newest theme in our collection.. Darling! This theme has been in the works for a long time and I've thought through every possible scenario with this theme so that you can truly make it your own. Here at Restored 316, we pride ourselves in developing ... read more


Making things happen conference

At the beginning of the week I attended the Making Things Happen conference in the lovely little southern town of Chapel Hill, NC.  When I purchased my ticket about 6 months ago, I honestly didn't know what to expect.  I just knew it was a conference I had wanted to attend for years and I knew that ... read more


Is your site mobile-friendly?

Mobile Responsive theme and website design has been all the rage the last couple years. And up until now, it's been a discretionary choice of the blogger or site owner to make their site mobile friendly for their visitors. However, as of April 21st, Google is going to be placing higher rank for the ... read more


7 years and a Giveaway

Today marks 7 years to the day that I purchased this domain and began this crazy and awesome journey to business ownership and running this amazing site! I wanted to take this opportunity and share a little of the story about how this all began, and the challenges that came along in the beginning to ... read more