Sunday, August 27, 2006

My Makeover

Yes, I've done it again. I went and changed my template. I get bored too easily, which is really a shame because I'm one of the most boring people I know. Makes you wonder how I stand myself, don't it?

The porch in the photo isn't mine, but I do wish it were. I found the photo online at a free site a while back, and I've forgotten the name of the site. I will be researching that today so I can give proper credit to the photographer.

I'm not finished tinkering with it yet. I want to change the thin gray border to a sage green if I can figure out how. I had a hard time choosing between shades for the background. I don't even know what color you'd call this, but I'm calling it lavendar.

It really wasn't all that difficult, though I couldn't have done it without Boomama's instructions. I went to my test blog template and changed it to "Mr. Moto." Then I copied all my links and sidebar goodies from my main template and pasted them into my test template. Then I added the photo to the header and changed the background color. Once I got everything looking the way I wanted, with a couple of exceptions, I went to my main template and switched it to the same one I chose for my test blog. You can do that without losing any posts or comments, if you're wondering. The only thing you'll lose is stuff you've added to the sidebar, which is why you save them in your testblog. After I switched my main template, I went back to the test template and copied all the links and sidebar goodies and the other changes I'd made and pasted them into my main template.

And voila! That's French for "there it is" or "look there" - or as we say in the south, "looky there!" (It's pronounced vwah lah, which is why most people spell it wahlah, just in case you were wondering.)

So now for the really important question: Does this blog make my butt look big?

16 comments:

Barb said...

Oh my goodness! WOW! I cannot believe you did this yourself, Brenda. It's absolutely gorgeous. GORGEOUS. I just came over here to visit and when this popped up I started looking for your designer's credit. You are amazing.

And look at your word cloud in your sidebar. I am sooo copying that.

I.love.this. I love the color combinations and I love that front porch. Oh how fun.

BooMama will burst her buttons when she sees what you did with her instructions. Wonderful.

Dropping in on you just got all that much better! Get that pitcher of tea ready - I'm on my way to sit on that porch and visit with you a spell.

xoxoxo

Lauren said...

Your butt? Bigger? Well my goodness no darlin'.

But it does look like you're sporting a new push-up bra if you don't mind my saying so.

Barb said...

Hee hee. What's Lauren eating today? Probably oats. 'Cause she sure seems to be feeling them! Her oats, I mean. Nevermind.

Connie said...

Very nice I like it! I'm still trying to figure out a banner for mine, perhaps one of these days when I have an extra few minutes... *snort*

BooMama said...

Buttons popping and putting out eyes all over the place 'round here. :-)

You did a great job - LOVE the front porch picture.

Kelli said...

It's so purty! I love it !!!! I am so impressed that you did it yourself :)

Thanks for all the encouragement this week - I Know I've been lousy in responding, but you've brought a smile to my face severa ltimes this week.

Tammy said...

It looks so nice and peaceful!

And thank you for some details and a link...I have YET to be brave enough to try and tinker with mine, but I guess using a practice blog is the key. You've almost inspired me to give it a try! :)

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Wow - look at you go! Seriously. I tend to get bored with stuff quickly too, but you're brave to just jump in and do it yourself. I love that red porch furniture. Looks great.

Grafted Branch said...

Ha! I'm laughing because I was going to compliment you on spelling "voila" correctly (because so many don't), but then I decided it's no big deal and that I'm a dork...and then I kept reading and you also thought it was a big deal, so... you're a dork too! ;)

Brenda said...

LOL! Thanks GB! I nearly choked on that one.

theresa said...

Brenda she looks good! I love the new look. Kudos to you for doing it yourself!!

Laurel Wreath said...

Beautiful!!!! I love it.

Tess said...

for the next time you get bored with your template - once you have it exactly the way you want it in your test blog, you can just copy and paste the entire template code into your real blog w/o choosing a new template first.

first time here, from Barb's today!

Paulette said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, well Girl friend if I ever saw your butt I could probably be more acurate!!!
The blog is awesome because it has your uniqueness and bold personality. The blog design is awesome but your cute self is what keeps me visiting!!
I do agree about Barb I just love her as well, and you too!!

Pamela said...

You look fabulous darling! I am impressed, and you did a wonderful job...very pleasing to the eye and maybe someday when I get bored I will go under the knife and make a note of where I can get a referral. Thanks Brenda. :)

Chappyswife said...

It looks just great. Good job on doing it yourself! That first paragraph could have been written by me-I get bored easily, yet I am boring! I always appreciate the instructions & tips. Keep them coming!