Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Facelift


My husband always comments on how impatient, restless, antsy, busy and on-the-go I am all the time.  Quite often, he'll come home to see our house completely upturned different. In between teaching, toddler, the farm, freelance gigs, writing reviews, attending meetings, and other things that keep me busy, I try to make our house a homey and comfortable place to live.  This is a difficult feat when you live in an old farm house. There is always tons of work to get done. Always.

Plus, with a two and a half year old, the house never seems to stay tidy for long. Seriously. It's like shoveling snow in a snow storm!

Just like how I get tired of the way things look in our home and need some uplifting and a fresh look/new perspective, I get this way with "the blog" too. This blog has undergone many facelifts over the course of a few years.

I've played around with various templates, have changed them umpteen times, and I've even learned how to HTML almost a decade ago. I've taught myself how to create banners and buttons. I've even taught myself how to number comments in the comments section. After hours (in some cases, days!) of working on template, design, and codes, I have come across a few sites that make things a lot easier for bloggers to do their own blog facelifts!

Yes. All you have to do for some of these new sites is copy, paste, insert, and save in your edit HTML section in your dashboard!

I am excited to say that I think I've found one that I'm going to stick with!



The Pixelista
I am happy to introduce The Pixelista - Custom Blog Design! Say goodbye to generic blog templates and ask The Pixelista to custom design your website! You can now have your own professional yet creative and fun blog/website!


Check out her portfolio to see some of her handiwork! "Like" Pixelista on Facebook and follow Pixelista on Twitter !





* I used one of Pixelista's free templates for Blogger. The thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like it! I like it a lot! Pretty colors and very nicely done!

Please tell me how to comment with my name! I haven't figured t hat one out yet! Hehe

Ally

Danielle said...

Very cool! Love the new look! Keep on bloggin' sister! I love reading your posts!

Sydney said...

Hey! I found your site through The Pixelista's Facebook page (I'm a fellow blog designer). Isn't she AMAZING! I love Jessica's (a.k.a The Pixelista's) designs. :)

C said...

Ally:
Thank you so much :) You can leave comments here in the comment box and then where it says "Comment as", click the drop down box and select which profile you'd like to use. You can use your Google account to sign in too! After you leave your comment, just click "Post Comment" :)

C said...

Danielle:
Thank you so much for all your support and love! You're the best! xo

C said...

Sydney:
Thank you so much for popping by and commenting! I do love Pixelista's work! Love it!

I'm off to check out your site now! :)

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