Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ch-ch-changes...

[Welcome, Women's Colony readers! If you'd like to read more about what I've learned as the mother of a teen daughter, just check out this post, or maybe this one...or, hey! Here's another one! Of course, I like to take my mind off my teen every once in a while by writing instead about vomit, or plumbing, or....well, why don't you just make yourselves at home and look around? There's sure to be something to please everyone. Excuse the mess - we've just gone through a little remodel here.]

Ta-da! I swear, if I had that orange header one more minute, I may have had to quit blogging. You know how you can go along and go along and go along with your same old hair style; and then one day you wake up and realize that you will vomit if you see yourself looking like that one more day?

No? Oh.

Anyway, that's how I felt about my blog layout. Plus, I was hankering after a 3-column set-up and Blogger didn't have any in its free templates. Lucky for me, Dawn just happened to open her blog design shop at the same time I was hitting the wall, template-wise, as it were.

Now, I know there are some of you out there who are thinking, "3 columns? Ads? Custom layout? Is this a change of life thing, or what?" Perhaps. But I prefer to think of it as a new pair of shoes from Target - I don't need them, but they sure as heck spiff up my day a bit.

I mean, look at those polka-dots up there - don't they just scream fun?

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Although I desperately wanted a new look, this was not an easy transition for me. Let me just say that Dawn has the patience of a saint, if my sending her upwards of 30 e-mails during this blog design process is any indication. She unwisely tried to encourage my creative side by sending me to these amazing websites which feature approximately gazillion template backgrounds.

Has anyone else noticed that the more choices you have, the pickier you get?

It was hopeless. I ended up just naming my colors and Dawn sent me 3 choices. After she designed an entire layout for the background I chose, I decided that I had picked the wrong one. At that point she should have refunded me my money and asked me to please go away. But she hung in there. That's dedication.

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We'll return to our previously scheduled appliance verse tomorrow. Also, I have a new Larry story. Y'all come back now, you hear?





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25 comments:

  1. Love the polky dots! Yeah I know it is supposed to be 'polka' but I like polky better and if I am feeling frisky it is polky dotties! It does seem everyone is revamping their blogs these days - must be a delayed spring cleaning.

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  2. I thought I was lost. You're looking quite spiffy here.

    I think I drove my sweet blog designer insane, so I know exactly what you went through.

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  3. Wow! Great new look! And polka-ing is fun. ;)

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  4. Love the new layout! Looking all 2009, I must say!

    Blessings!

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  5. It's so cute and cheery! With a slight 70s vibe. Nice!

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  6. Love the dot. And change. Change is good. Especially change you can control.

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  7. The header looks like a scrapbook page topper - time to scrap?

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  8. Love the new look! Every time someone gets a redesign it makes me want one too! Oh if only I were a designer...or perhaps a millionaire!

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  9. Thanks for the shout-out!

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  10. (ok trying this again...these days I have a hard time leaving comments with you)

    LOVE the "new Target shoes." Looks fantastic! And something else that I've forgotten but I feel was probably really witty and clever

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  11. Very pretty. I love the colors.

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  12. I love the new look!!!

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  13. I love the new look! I think it is the best! I do miss the orange a bit.

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  14. Dots in front of my eyes. Not from lack of sleep this time.

    It's very minty fresh.

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  15. I love you new look. I am totally going to contact Dawn. I'm ripe for change myself.

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  16. It looks great! Way to go Dawn! (and you, for making it through the big change...er, I mean...change of your blog of course)

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  17. Stephenie in AlachuaJune 29, 2009

    Don't care what the background looks like, just love to read your blog! Love you love you love you!!!!

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  18. It's gorgeous. I do kind of miss the kids! vomit! mice! tagline, though.

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  19. I love the new colors and all the dots.

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