Friday, February 24, 2012

Lookin' Spiffy

I updated my blog, made some changes, and I'm loving them!  :)  Thanks for not making any rude comments while my blog was looking all wonky.  And, thanks for following in general.  I try to keep it lookin' spiffy 'round dese here parts fer ya.  {That's Southern for "make-over"}

{1}  The New Header & Color Scheme.  Check out that chair.  Isn't is fabulous?  The chair was pulled out of Mr. R's parent's garage when he moved into his first big-boy apartment.  When I saw that chair, it was love at first sight...for the chair & me.  Later, after a brief courtship, we got engaged and had engagement pictures taken.  I had my sweet fiance stuff the chair into my cross-over SUV and tote it all over the place for our pictures.  No worries, it was totally worth it.  The picture in the header is on a framed canvas in our home and that ugly, old, fabulous chair is in our living room.  & then a blog layout was born.  :)  

{2}  Tab Changes  I have a brand new tab called [Create] that you just have to check out!  It's awesome and I love it!  I'm not even going to ruin the surprise by telling you what is in that tab.  You'll have to find out for yourselves!  Also, I recently made a tab for my Pandora Bracelet that we started on our honeymoon.  One more tab change that is a must see is the [Button Swap] tab because I deleted all of my old buttons and replaced them with shiny, new buttons to match my new blog!  If you have one of my old buttons, I ask that you please replace that old, cruddy button with a sparkly new one.  

{3} Your Buttons are gone, as you may have noticed.  A lot of the buttons on my side bar were outdated.  I had a few buttons from "MegaBlogs" who never talk to me, and I don't think that's what buttons are really all about.  Not for me, anyway.  I want to try something different...I'd love to swap buttons, but let's get to know each other first.  I'd love to do a post about my favorite bloggers and stroke y'all's bloggy-egos a little.  So, starting from scratch, who is up to button swap?!  As mentioned above, I have new buttons and I've made three sizes.  If you need a different size, let me know and I'll work on it! 

{4}  Twitter  I love connecting with other bloggers on Twitter, so if you wanna be tweeterific friends, click here!

{5}  Rearranged  I moved some things around, and I just want to point out, quickly, where things have gone.  On the left side bar is some quick info about myself, as well as my largest button.  In the footer, you will find labels that I use + blog archive +  a list of my most popular posts.  On the right side bar, you can  follow me with Google Friend Connect, Google+, or by e-mail.  Pick your poison.  Beneath that is where your buttons will go soon..I hope!  :) It depends on you, really.  If you are looking for recipes or crafts, check out the [Create] tab.  If you are looking for pictures or love-dove stuff from our courtship, engagement, or wedding check out the [All About Our Love] tab.  

So?!  What do you guys think about the new blog stuff?!  :)  I'm excited, but I would LOVE some feedback, suggestions, or anything else you have to offer.  I did it all myself using pictures I had, Microsoft Word, Paint, Photobucket, and Pixlr.  So, I'm an amateur..please be nice with your constructive criticisms...haha!  You can leave a comment or e-mail me at  Happy Friday!  



lilmoomoo said...

Looks fantabulous darling!! :)
You did a great job!
And DUH. I'm interested in swapping buttons.
I read your blog consistently and love it and you!

I'm planning on having a blog extravaganza on sat. (just mean I'm going to clean up a couple things on mine and get back in my commenting swing and catch up on all my lovely ladies blogs!
I'll be putting your shiny new button on my bloggy then!

Have a good weekend love!

Meg @ Mr.C & Me said...

looks awesome! :) totally up for swapping buttons

Pamela said...

Looks good! Love the picture!! Too cute!! I'll go ahead & add your button to my lil ole blog :) Love the 'Create' tab!!

Ashley said...

I think the new design looks great! I know what you mean about having buttons up of blogs of people who never even visit your blog or comment or even respond to you. :(

Bethany said...


♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE the new look of your blog and of course would love to switch buttons with you!!! Im going to check out the new TAB Create right now!!!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

PS: I added your new button to my page!!!

Val said...

I think your blog makeover is adorable! great color scheme :-)

my husband JUST made me a blog button last night, so I would love to swap with you!

Anonymous said...

Hey! One LOVE YOUR BLOG... I am a newbie follower of yours but I love the makeover! I also saw that you do blog swap and I would love to swap a button with you if you are interested. If so please either email me or contact me via my blog Its funny because I just finished making shiny new blog buttons as you did! Haa.

Hope to hear from you soon and would love to become better blog friends.!

Alison Sokol said...

Love the new look and the picture is adorable! My blog is in need of make-over.

PS. I'd love to swap buttons :)

Emily Hope said...

Lady friend - this looks awesome! You did a great job. I find the more you play around the better your eye gets. So keep it up - you're obviously onto something great.

p.s. I'm down for a swap if you are? Flip me an e-mail.

Erin said...

Lookin' cute!!! It's so much fun to play around w/ blog styles... I think mine is in need of a refresh soon! When I make a button I'll let you know and we can swap!

Courtney B said...

I seriously LOVE your new blog look! It's sooo cute. You are awesome!