I think my favorite thing about this design is the color scheme. It’s feminine and fresh and punchy all at the same time. And I love this post on where the inspiration came from! I eat that stuff up. They did a great job of not over doing it on the bright colors and balancing them with lots of white space.
I also adore the header. Those waves add the perfect amount of whimsy and the typography is great. I like how the waves are really the only pattern that appears on the site- it helps keep everything clean and keeps the focus on them.
After looking at the site for a while, I noticed that the sidebar is on the left. I feel like you don’t see that all too often on blogs, and I think that subtle difference makes the blog stand out. And how great is it that Amanda’s lipstick totally coordinates with her blog design? Love it!