A little makeover

As you can see, this little ol’ blog of mine had a tiny makeover.

The changes are not huge, as I still like it clean and organized around here, but I wanted to work on a few things that I thought needed to change.

If you’re reading this in your reader, please click over and check out the new layout and, more importantly, let me know if anything looks odd, is missing, etc.
Since I’ve been fiddling my way through the CSS code all by myself (and I am self-taught and are still learning something new every step of the way), I’d appreciate your feedback.

I want you to know that I am not quite finished yet with the design. I’ve been working on this behind the scene for a while now and since 90% of the changes that I wanted to make are done, I am now letting you in to help me with the final stretch.

Changes that I’ve already made, in case they are not obvious:

  • A new blog header design.
  • Cute little stars graphics precede the headline of each post.
  • Cleaned up my sidebars.
  • Finally added social media buttons to the top of the right sidebar, so you can easily find other online places at which you can find me.
  • Created a blog button for my blog (this seems to be a must these days!) and you can just grab the code and link back here, if you feel so inclined.

Changes that are still in the works and will appear here shortly:

  • A complete overhaul of my “About page”. I know, I should have done that a long time ago… I haven’t really worked on this for a few years and it’s time for me to update.
  • Planning to grab some of your blog buttons and display them on my blog (in the left sidebar).
  • Also planning to add some more pages to my blog and hopefully move the menu, for easy access, up to underneath the header image (if I can figure this out).

Stay tuned!

And as always, thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment here in my little corner of the Internet.

  1. Looks great!
    .-= Kam´s last blog ..10 Things About Me =-.

  2. I think it looks great! I like the header.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Daily Outfit =-.

  3. Love love love it! Great colors and lovely header!

    Just letting you know though that the font size in the comment box is quite small.
    .-= Stefanie´s last blog ..The Social Network or lack thereof =-.

  4. i like it. you know i love the more cleaned up look. two things i noticed right away though: the code for your button has a mistake in it: there’s 2x https:// in the link. and you wrote “graP” a button ;)

    also, as i’m typing this i’m noticing that the font here in the comment form is pretty tiny and it’s difficult to read my own comment.. oh and the comment prewiew doesn’t seem to work either.

    love the stars! as you know :)
    .-= kim´s last blog ..30 Days of Truth Day 06 =-.

  5. I think, every once in a while, change is a good thing. Loving the changes you’re making … it’s nice that it’s a sprucing up of your space, but not such a major overhaul that I don’t know where anything is! =)
    .-= Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks´s last blog ..Marathon =-.

  6. Love the new make over!
    .-= Maribeth´s last blog ..The Reunion- Part One =-.

  7. Love the new design!
    .-= lauryn´s last blog ..Photo Booth Evidence =-.

  8. Looks nice, San, good job!

  9. Looks absolutely fantastic!

  10. Looking spiffy!
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Online once again =-.

  11. I love those little stars! I need to work on my layout one of these days too. I think everything looks great.
    *The photo on your right sidebar does not look to be available.
    .-= olivia´s last blog ..R &amp R with the roaming gnome =-.

  12. Oh, I really love it, San! So perfect! :)

    By the way, I’m really sorry I haven’t talked to you at all lately… I always enjoy your comments and I still always read here – I just don’t have as much time on my hands right now as I used to. ;)

    Much love! <3
    .-= Kat´s last blog ..Candyland =-.

  13. Testing your comments!
    .-= Kyla Roma´s last blog ..A Little Thistle’s Etsy Launch &amp Giveaway! =-.

  14. i tried to reply to my own comment last night but that didn’t work. here at work on a mac with firefox the comment box is fine. it’s just tiny at home with chrome. so no need to worry ;) seems like you got rid of the comment preview function already as that was a little weird. it all looks really good to me right now :)
    .-= kim´s last blog ..30 Days of Truth Day 06 =-.

    1. test :)
      .-= kim´s last blog ..30 Days of Truth Day 06 =-.

      1. well now it’s working :) i guess it’s a chrome issue then… no worries <3
        .-= kim´s last blog ..30 Days of Truth Day 06 =-.

        1. I am glad it’s working now! BTW, before I deleted this one plugin, the font size was small here at work (on Firefox) as well, but now it’s normal size.)

          1. looks better here in chrome now, too. must have been the plugin then ;) i just don’t know why my commentluv link isn’t working. should look like karens… *sigh* oh well.

  15. Love the new look of your blog, especially the header! Great job!
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..A week in the city of hundred spires =-.

  16. So cute, I love it!! I’m now replying back to your email. :)
    .-= steph anne´s last blog ..Crazy Storm Happy Arizonians! =-.

  17. I basically adore the new layout, it’s so sleek!
    .-= Alyson blogged this: The kindest of kisses breaks the hardest of hearts =-.

  18. Looks great and I love it! The little stars are a great little touch!
    .-= terra blogged this: Cassandra- dead friends &amp prank-hauntings =-.

  19. beautiful job — your site is super cute. :)

  20. Love the changes can’t wait to see the rest!
    .-= Andi blogged this: French Friday – Paris Bloggers Rule! =-.

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