Monday, June 8, 2009


Just as we need to rearrange our rooms from time to time, a blog needs refreshing as well. I've been having fun today playing with mine. Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch did a piece yesterday with lots of great info about formatting your blog. So I've spent today playing with mine. One of her great pieces of advice is to create a separate test blog, so if anything goes wrong you won't lose anything on your real blog.

My new background is from Hotbliggityblog, and the banner is from The Cutest Blog on the Block. The hardest part was choosing from among all the wonderful free designs! I did some editing on the header in the program that came with my camera. And did you know you can plug a picture into Microsoft Publisher, add the text you want, lock it together, and then Save-As a picture? Worked like a dream.

Hope you like the new look. Now that I've tried this out I may be rearranging my rooms more often!


  1. I love the new look! I noticed right away even before I read your post. The pink birdie is the best :)

  2. This looks really good! Thanks for the link and the advice, too. I love your post below. My husband makes candles when he has the time and inclination. He does use real moulds, but we, too, have a lot of old candles for melting down. You can get good effects if you chop up coloured wax, jumble it into a mould, and then pour opaque white wax around them. He made a candle each for our boys for their dedication services.

  3. I like how it looks. I will be taking a look at those links to see what I can use. Happy Thrifty Monday. xo Joan

  4. Love your new look--I've been thinking I needed a remodel and this may just push me to do it. Always enjoy visiting your blog!

  5. When you do a remod, you go all the way! Looks wonderful! Thanks for the links

  6. Fun sites! Tried it and I liked it!!


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