Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Cleaning is Here!

Spring cleaning is here!  That means it is time to clean up the blog...out with the old and in with the new. I finally got a new blog design (yipppeeeee!) and this one has a Spring-like feel.  I've been wanting to do this for some time now, but I could never find anything that I really, really liked.  Well, I think I've hit the jackpot with my new blog design.  I hope you like it just as much as I do.  Let me know what ya think of the new design vs. the old.  :o)

Old blog design

I actually like the old one.  It is my favorite of all the Blogger templates.  But "To every thing there is a season..." (Ecclesiastes 3:1 kjv).  And the season for this design has come and gone.  It's a new Springy season and I wanted a nice, warm, happy, fun colorful change.  I guess I can check this task off of my Spring cleaning list.  What do ya think?

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.


  1. Thanks a lot Mr. Smitherman. I like the way it all turned out, too. :o)

  2. Hey Alida,
    Thank you. I really appreciate that! :o) Looks like I'm off to a good start.

  3. I love the new one, it's a lot more "you" in that I know 9/10 times I click over it's gonna be a great scrapbooking/paper project I see. This is much more scrappy:) Plus baby chicks just make me happy!

  4. Katie,
    A big thanks to you. I agree...this one is more scrappy and the cute little chick and butterfly are a sweet touch. Wow, the new design is receiving a nice welcome into the blogoshphere.
    Thanks for hopping by.

  5. Hello, your blog is awesome! A new follower here, via the blog hop. Here's my blog site, drop by anytime!:)

  6. good job!

    I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back?
    thank you :)

  7. It looks great!.. a new follower from the monster blog hop and I look forward to following your blog!...Hope u can come by for a visit!

  8. Hi, following from Boost My Blog Friday. Hop over and say Hi if you get a chance

  9. It is very cute!! Love the buttons and peeps!
    I'm following now from a Friday blog hop!

  10. ~Hey Jill, Thanks a lot. Glad you like my blog and thanks for following too. I'll definitely be hopping over to check you out.

    ~Susan, Thanks for following from the blog hop :o). I'm looking forward to checking out your "Disney Family".

    ~Hi Green Acre Mama, I luv the name. Thanks, I'm glad you like the new design. I'm coming to visit your blog, too. :o)

    ~Hi Jennifer, Thanks for hopping over. Hang out...stay for a while and enjoy your time here. Thanks for following.

    ~Thank you Michelle! I thought the buttons were cute, too. So, I think the new design is a keeper.

  11. Cute blog! I need to do some spring cleaning, but not on my blog - my house.

    Hopping by from the blog hop! I'm a NEW FOLLOWER!
    Hope you can hop by and visit me:

  12. Hi there! It's the first time i see your blog, tnx for linking up at my party this weekend! I love your new blog design, it's super cute! (especially love the cute little bee up there, hehe!).

    Going to have a look around your blog some more now...Hope to see you back linking up again at my party next weekend! ;)

  13. Hello from a new follower on the Blog Hop!

    I like the colors too! And hi from a fellow paper crafter!

    I am so excited to be one of the featured bloggers on this week’s Friendly Friday!

    I am trying to visit everyone on the hop!

    Please feel free to stop by: Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink

    Lesli :D

  14. Very nice! I like it much better. I too am wanting to get rid of my blogger template and have a more unique one. This is perfect for a paper crafter!
    p.s. since your doing spring cleaning you should do away with word verification. ;)

  15. ~Hey Nancy, I think I need to Spring clean the house, too, but doing the blog was soooo much fun. :o) I guess we'll eventually get around to the house cleaning.

    ~Hi Leslie, Yaaaay for the paper crafts! :o) Congrats on your feature, too. I'm headed over

    ~Sena (By the Bluegrass), Thanks a lot...glad you like this design better, too. I am on it - getting rid of word verification. :o)

    Thank you both for stopping by and following! Have a super weekend. :o)

  16. Congrats on the new design! I just did a little spring cleaning at my blog too! It is always fun to try something new and fresh!

    visiting from the Sunday blog hop!

  17. ahhh...I love your blog design! It is so cute! I'm a new follower via Surf and Relax blog hop! Its very nice to meet you! I checked out your shop and what neat items you have! Have a very Blessed day!

  18. Cute redesign! ^.^

    Btw, I'm swingin' by and hope you'll come join my Spring Blog Hop, too.

  19. Hi from your newest follower. Wonderful Blog you have. When you get the time please check out my blog and return the follow. I am going to be having AWSOME giveaways all throughout the year. Also PLEASE consider buying one of my cookbooks as it is our ONLY Income.

    Thank You and Many Blessings to you and yours,

    Connie C

  20. I like both, but I love how springy this one is!

    I'm following from the Blog Hop. Come visit me back!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

  21. Love the new design. I have changed mine up a lot too. There are so many cute ideas lol. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested.--connie,

  22. ~Kimberly, thanks! I and fresh is always nice and fun. Thanks for stopping by. :o)

    ~Hey Deborah, thanks for checking out my blog and I'm glad ya like. Thanks for stopping by my shop, too. :o)

    ~Hey there Aquariann, THANKS! :o) It is pretty cute.

    ~Hi Connie, welcome, welcome, welcome and thanks so much for following. I love giveaways. :o) Thanks for following.

    ~Michelle, Welcome to my blog and thanks for following. I agree with you. I like both, too. However, this one seems a bit more appropriate for the new Spring season.

    ~Hey Angie. Thanks! :o)

    ~Hi Connie, Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new design. I feel like I've renovated a little. I bet you're enjoying your new look, too. I'll have to stop by and take a peek. :)

  23. Hi. I found you through Skip to My Lou. Your blog looks wonderful! I like it much better than the old template. Very lively!

  24. ~Jocelyn, LOL!!!! That is hilarious. I like the new design better, too. Thanks for dropping in from the blog hop and showing some bloggy love. :o)

  25. I love how cheerful it is! Looks great.
    I also love the fact that I can read it (dark backgrounds are so hard!).

  26. Hi Debbie, I like this one better too. It just feels better...warm and Spring-like. Thanks for the positive feedback. :o) Thanks for visiting!

  27. Hello, new follower from Thrifty Thursday Hop. I love the new blog's unique and I love unique! I love the little chick that sits to my left as I type this...he/she's your mascot :-). Would love for you to visit when you can and follow along, if you'd like. Have a great day!

  28. Newest follower from the blog hop. Hope you can stop by my blog and follow me back.

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  30. I absolutely love your blog look, it is gorgeous!
    Can't wait to learn more about you!
    I am following you from
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  31. I like the old look, but change is good! The new layout is so cute!

  32. Hi! New follower from the blog hop. Have a goodnight! :-)

  33. Hi! I'm here on a hop and am following you. Come follow me too?

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