It's MINE!!!

4.08.2008

Do you like the new look of my blog?  Yesterday my house was spotless, laundry caught up, dishes done, children educated and I had a 4 course meal all prepared for my family, so I treated myself with time on the computer. Alright, I confess... The only 100% truthful thing I said was I treated myself with time on the computer, but look at the results!! I am so pleased with how it turned out!

My original blog template was a free download I found on the net. I wasn't keen on the choices that Blogger had, so I searched until I found one that was more me, however, my first preference was something with a sheep theme. I spent the afternoon lost in the web searching for a pre-made template. I never found one, but I did discover two talented ladies at  RS Designs and began to dream about having them design a blog theme just for me...then I could get my own domain name and a host site and......Reality check...There is a starving black lab that needs food, which is FAR more important than me having a customized blog theme. *sigh* But I really, really wanted something new...I decided to be brave (or foolish, depending on the outcome of said decision) and poke around my blog's html code to see if I could figure out what was what. I found the header code and the divider code without too much trouble. It looked simple enough to change. I just needed a file with a link. (If you don't have an account at Photobucket, go get one!) After hours of tweaking, uploading, downloading, resizing, previewing, tweaking some more, adding text and tweaking one last time, I finally had  my very own, free customized blog theme and the satisfaction of creating it by myself. As a bonus, I don't feel guilty about a black lab starving because of my selfishness. 

So, if you heard about the crazy lady dancing in her living room with her fists in the air singing the Rocky theme...It wasn't me...It was only someone who looked like me. :o)

12 comments:

  1. Marilyn@A Mixed BouquetTuesday, April 08, 2008

    I love it! Great job, Amy!

    I spent hours one day looking through stock images at http://www.istockphoto.com and trying to figure out what I want. I don't know! I'll get back to it one day.

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  2. I cracked up at that first paragraph, Amy. You really had me going there for a sec, thinking, "wow, that Amy really has it together; I wish I were like her!". LOL!

    Seriously, I do wish I were like you in many ways. I am SO impressed with your techie skills. My brain simply isn't wired like that. I LOVE your new look!

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  3. I'm so impressed! It looks like you :-)

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  4. Good work, kid. Hope your dog forgives you. ;-)

    It's really pretty, Amy, and has a lot of your personality in it.

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  5. It's my pastor's dog, so he had better forgive me. :-D

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  6. Good job! It's always fun when you learn how to edit your own template. That is how I got started in blog design one year ago, and now I have my own business!

    If you would like to know how to tweak something else, just shoot me an e-mail, and I'll either respond privately or put up a tutorial at RS Designs.

    Again, good work! :)

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  7. Oh, and I neglected to say thank you for the link to RS Designs. I/we really appreciate it and your kind words. :)

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  8. I am honored that you stopped by!! :-D Your work is truly beautiful!! I've sent several of my friends to your site. :-)

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  9. I'm so glad you like our work, Amy! As I mentioned, I only learned about blog design last year, and my partner, Linda, started a couple of months after I did, so it's wonderful to hear that people like what we do.

    Also, referrals are probably our major source of income - so thank you for recommending us to your friends!

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  10. Wow! I am impressed, all by yourself,LOL!! It looiks really good!! I love how you even added the floral borders to seperate the posts:) great job!!

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  11. Oh, no, Sharon. You may have given her the big head with that title...I mean name. Next thing you know, we'll be curtsying to Her Sheepess. ;-Þ

    Just kidding! You know we love you, Amy. ;-)

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  12. Her Royal Sheepess...Hmmm, it does have a nice ring to it. ;o)

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