Monday, November 7, 2011

A New Look And A Few Features

I haven't posted for a few days because I have been super busy with projects, that aren't completely ready to show you, and re-designing my blog.  I hope you like the new look!  I was forced into doing the work myself after trying to hire a friend, who is an amazing graphics designer, but I just wasn't communicating what I wanted well.  I also contacted the power house web design graphics firm, Penny Lane.  But they are so backed up with work, the wait would have been too long. 

After fretting for a few days, I decided to roll up my sleeves and try doing this myself.  I had read on a blog somewhere that Picnik could be used and since I am a premium member, I thought I would give it a whirl.  I am super happy with what I came up with, minus the fact that I don't think the code in the box of my button is correct yet.  That darn HTML is not the easiest thing to conquer.  I will figure it out sometime this week.  It's not like any of you really want my button!!! (nervous giggle)  I am also working on a top menu bar.  Hope to have that operational soon.

In the past week, I have had two features. Yep two!  I don't think I have ever had two in one week! 

Beyond The Picket Fence

First off, I would like to say THANK YOU to Becky over at Beyond The Picket Fence 
for featuring my Night Stand Rescue. I have been an avid reader of her blog since March and
a pretty active participant in her weekly Wednesday Linky Party called
"Under $100 Linky Party." 
It's a great party.  Check it out this week!


I also want to say THANK YOU to Julia over at 551 East Designs  for featuring my
Vintage Cabinet that got a chippy makeover.  I didn't even link this project to her site.
She found it somewhere 'out there' and claimed it to be one of her
"Favorite Friday Finds."  How cool is that?!!

Gotta get going....I have a ton of projects in the works.  Hope to show you some of them this week!  Hey, by the way.....also....Have you noticed all the mercury glass that is out this season? Wow!  What a design trend on steroids!  Maybe I will talk a little bit about that this week too! Stay tuned. Enjoy the day!

-The End-


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ooh i can't wait to see the projects you are working on!
the button is super cute!

Twice Nice said...

WooHoo! Love your new look, and now I know who to go to when I tackle my Blog Title redo soon. I'm a hot mess when it comes to figuring out the tech stuff. Congrats on your features, well deserved!Deb

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Congrats on the features! And I love the new look!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I love your new look! The button turned out great. Congrats on the features, too!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

I love your projects and like you I'm just learning how to do things on my blog.

I finally made a real button too. lol


Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Love the new look! Your button is, well, cute as a button! Jealous that you figured it out yourself. I tried so many times, before I threw in the towel and hired a pro.

Have a great day :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great new look Lesley. Congrats on your features.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I LOVE the new look!! It's a lot of trial and error to get it right, but worth it. I'm going to change my banner to a Christmas theme soon, so if I disappear from the blogosphere, you'll know why. :@

"Double" congrats on your features!!!

iamrushmore said...

great new look! congrats on the features - well deserved!

KAT said...

congrats on the cool deserve them your stuff is so interesting, my friend. The blog look wonderful you know me I love wood too

- KAT -

WrightStuff said...

I love the new look. My blog needs a makeover, I've had this design for ages!! Hmm.... you are tempting me to have a go!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your blog looks terrific. I am a firm believer in headers with pictures. I think they say so much about the blogger. Your header is perfect in my humble opinion!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I like your new look. Good job.

tofubeast said...

Love the new look!!! Very you and in spirit with the theme of this blog!