Monday, April 05, 2010

New blog for a new season!

If you're reading this post on a reader, can I ask you to please click through and let me know what you think of the new blog layout and changes? 


Happy Easter!

Happy Spring!

Happy coffee consumption!

26 comments:

Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

Ooooh! Pretty! Love the banner and I like the way the colors coordinate with your book over there on the sidebar! Very lovely!

Megan said...

I like it! Though I can't decide if it's making me crave a cup of coffee or a handful of chocolate covered espresso beans. :)

Margaret in Minnesota said...

LOVE it!

Elizabeth M said...

It looks terrific! Enjoy the post-Lenten coffee too.

Blessed Easter!

Sarah said...

LOVE the banner. The coffee-addict in me is singing. :)

CatalinaMarie said...

I love the banner!

Carmen said...

It looks great! I really like all the brown tones. It's simple and not at all overwhelming. Good work!

sarah said...

fabulous! wonderful job :-)

although I would of course read you regardless of how the background looked.

Kate Wicker @ Momopoly said...

Lovely! Love the new look.

Happy Easter!

MicheleQ said...

Very nice! Love the warm feeling. Love the coffee. ;-)

Cathy LeBlanc said...

it's simple and tasteful...very attractive and inviting, as well. Good job!

kathy said...

Oooh! Pretty!

Willa said...

The new look is very nice. Coffee season again! ;-).

tanita davis said...

Hahah! Coffee beans! Very appropriate.

Carmen said...

How did you design this template?

House of Brungardt said...

I like the new look! I was, however, surprised to see coffee beans up there at the top. :)

Happy Easter!
Janet

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Karen, love it! I'm also looking forward to hearing how you did this. Did you use the new Blogger templates? Since I'm starting a separate writing blog soon I would love to know more. Email me if it's easier: rbsalonen@cableone.net.

Happy Easter!

Theresa said...

Like!

Jennifer said...

Very pretty - warm and cozy. I love it Karen.

Kimberlee said...

It makes me want a cup of coffee - as I'm a tea drinker, it must be good! :-) It's very refreshing looking. Blessed, Happy, Holy Eastertide to you and yours!

Diane said...

How did you know that I'm a lazy person who doesn't click over from my reader most of the time...don't answer that! I'm missing out on the creative beauty of the individual blogs...like this one...and vow to turn over a new clicking leaf. I love the look, K. Very you.

Karen E. said...

Thanks, all!

For those who asked about the design, here are some particulars:

I used the new features in "Blogger Draft" -- Go here to start, rather than using the usual Blogger dashboard.

Click on Layout and go to Template Designer.

I started with the template entitled, "Simple" and began customizing from there.

The banner photo is one I saved a long time ago, from Stock.xchng.

I used Pixenate to resize and then crop the picture for use as a banner. (Thanks to Alicia for letting me know about Pixenate awhile back.)

Then, I just played with the design variations until I liked what I saw. Have fun!

Sarah said...

It's very nice! I *love* the coffee theme =)

Love2Learn Mom said...

Very nice!

Sarah Reinhard said...

In the words of my 2yo, I YUV IT! :)

Collette said...

I really like it! And because I can relate to your love of coffee, I should change my blog header to a bowl a sugar. :-)