Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Bold and the Beautiful

It's so fun being a girl!  We have the right to change our hair color as much as we want, our hair style, our nail color, and most importantly, the right to change our mind! 

And the fun thing about blogging is that you can change your blog look, too.  I've been wanting to change up the look of my blog for a while.  You've probably noticed me changing the header/banner a few times lately.  I'm just trying to find that 'balance' (no pun intended).

So what better timing to participate in a blog hop.  Gail at My Repurposed Life and MeganDVD at Beauty in the Attempt are hosting “The Bold and the Beautiful-your blog reviewed”.

Please take a look around my blog, check out the layout, pages, buttons, sidebar and gadgets. I would love for you to gently critique my blog. I’m hoping you will leave me some positive feedback about my blog. It would be great if you could give me constructive criticism but be sure to tell me what you like about my blog too! Do you like my pictures? Does my blog load quickly for you? How about the font? All tips and tidbits welcome!

You are welcome to join the party, it ends Thursday night.

And I want to send a shout-out to Designer Blogs for the new (very affordable) template.  It was so easy.  Pick your template.  Pay your money.  Copy the code.  They have other pre-made blog templates that range from $15-$40.  Or they can customize your own.  Go check them out!


  1. Hopping over for the Bold and Beautiful link party. Your header is lovely, and I like the easy layout of your blog.
    I think it nicely reflects your success in achieving "balance."

  2. AWESOME!! Love the new look HOWEVER (I are having flashbacks to your teenage years with parents hovering over you right now aren't you?!) j/k. but not really - I ain't gonna blow smoke up your a$$... "creating balance" in your header is really hard to read. I love the pattern in the background, but a dark color would be helpful (blues and blacks are easier on the eyes and red/pinks/purples, etc cause the brain "alert" or something like that...really - it's scientific. Heard it from a guy I work with)

    Also, the links are a really pale blue - maybe darken it just the slightest bit for those of us reading at 12:30 am after one or two glasses of wine...

    Other than that - AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHSOME!!!

  3. Whoa...what the... Did you just change the header text to white?! CRAZY. I swear it was the same color as the background before. I JUST started a sip of the next glass of wine...can't be that...

  4. It loads fast. I don't have to squint to read the font so that's good. I like the colors and layout too. It looks clean and isn't cluttered.

  5. I like your new look! I like clean and your blog is clean!

  6. I like the clean and classy look of your blog. It's very uniform and not ten different kinds of fonts throughout. ;)

    The only thing I'd change is put the About Me on top instead of the Queen of Blog button. Or is that a contractual thing? Anyway, that's my only suggestion everything else looks great.

    BTW, While going through your posts, I saw your kitchen. Did you use you little ones' works of art as a "valance"? It's a supper cute and touching idea!

  7. The new look is good - simple and elegant. It also loads faster now. Agree with Kate that the links could be a little darker. Please don't change the font - it's the perfect size and is easy to read. Pics look good to me. As usual, lookin' good!

  8. Hi Judith!
    popping in via the blog hop! :)
    love your blog.. and love your queen of random plaque! i say that i am the random queen, all the time!! only thing i have for ya, is maybe consider moving your comments to your post page.. so peeps don't have to click around to comment. other than that.. great job! :)
    hope to see ya in my random neighborhood sometime!
    many blessings,

  9. thanks for the shout out to designer blogs. i am working on my layout. love their site.

    and love your new template.

  10. Judith,
    very nice blog! I like the clean uncluttered look.
    I recommend to everyone that their links open in a new window so your vsitiors don't get lost.
    I hope you are not a no-reply blogger, meaning you have an email attached to your blogger profile.
    super blog! great layout.
    Hope you've had fun, making new friends.

  11. Hello there, coming over from the blog hop. I really like how serene it is... lovely colors. Not sure how your title in your header is changing from grey to white??? I like it either way:)

    I get a real sense of your style by the layout of the blog, very nice. I also like your photos/links on the sidebar.


  12. Hello my dear! I am thrilled you linked up to our little hop. I have to tell you..I LOVE LOVE LOVE your design. I think it is so posh...and so unique. I think it definitely entices any blogger to sit back and stay a while. You should be thrilled with your is so lovely. My only gentle suggestion is to move up your followers to right under you. I love that you showcase you 1st...AWESOME! It is your are the move those folowers to right under you. Many bloggers choose within 1 minute if they plan to follow a new lovely blog they fall upon....and your is so lovely indeed. I think you can entice and tease them even more to follow you by placement of your followers. Once again this is just a suggestion and I know your blog is still defined by how it will best suit you. :) Thank you for taking the risk and hopefully you have had a delightful time and gained a few new friends along the way. I hope to see more of you in my little corner. Have a great Sunday.