Sunday, November 8, 2009

Brand Spankin’ New

Well, here’s the new blog design! I may tweak it a little here and there, but this is pretty much it (btw, for reasons I don't understand, the old posts may show my signature twice). Craig did the whole thing for me. He deserves an award for putting up with such a hard taskmaster me (direct quote: “you are not a pleasure to work with”—lovingly said, of course). Thanks, hon!

The catalyst that started the whole makeover was the realization that my old header was using a photo that is copyrighted. I guess back then, we didn’t understand flickr. I got many compliments on that header. It’s a lovely photo, and I especially liked it because it is an old farmhouse in Ontario, and reminded me very much of many scenes I saw while growing up there.

I am happy now to give the photographer credit. Go see the original photo here, and take a look at his other work too. (But don’t turn me in to the copyright police, please!)

Be sure to come back tomorrow for my fabulous giveaway! You’ll have to come back to see what it is, but I promise you, you will not be disappointed. Cross my heart!

13 comments:

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Looks fabulous! Kudos to your sweetie. All these blog makeovers is making me want one. That's what I've asked for my daughter to give me for Christmas. She's a lot better on the computer than I am (which isn't saying much)!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

The new look is gorgeous!! I especially love the burlap and the font in the header. The gadget labels are fun, too! Craig did a great job!!

Cindy said...

My hubby says the same thing to me...we bloggy gals must be opinionated or something...*snicker*

Love the makeover, just lovely. Tell your hubs he did a great job!

Lou said...

Holly..
Love the makeover..all fresh and new..
hubs did a great job! hugs to him!!
I'm wanting a makeover myself..oh well..one of these days!
smiles!
Loui♥
Mountain Mermaid
http://mermaidlouie.blogspot.com

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Your hubby is so talented!! I love the new look! I really like the background too - the fabric looking type background. Such a great new design. I feel so honored to be included in your blog list. Hey, any news on opening your etsy store?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I like the new look even better!!! Your header is much easier to read now. Great job! :)

sara@augustfields said...

holly, the makeover is great! so crisp and clean :) i love the labels on the home page.....looks fabulous!

Debbie said...

I love the new look. I need to learn more about the computer myself. I can't turn to my husband for a makeover, because he knows less than me. Great job! Blessings, Debbie

Carmen said...

Looks great! Love it!

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

I think you've got yourself a winner there. Easy to find my way around, easy to read, aesthetically pleasing!

marmielu said...

Looks good! I'm debating some changes over at my blog,too. I especially am wanting those 3 columns. Congrats on the new look.
Mary Lou

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Hi Holly.
Your blog makeover was a huge success!! I love it. Very streamlined, easy to read, and very pretty. I love your title tabs too. What a great job Craig did! (Even if you were not a pleasure to work with. lol!!)

XO*Tricia

Lorie said...

It looks great!!