Thursday, September 11, 2014

Is That a Chin Waddle? The Meek Moose Gets a Facelift

Huh? Huh? Huh???? Whatcha think?  Am I not beautiful now?

The new look is thanks to the extremely talented Barbara of Barbara Leyne Designs.  Barbara was one of my first regular commenters when I first started blogging in 2012.   She was infact, the host of the second ever linky party I ever participated in - Drama Queen. Ahhh, memories. 

Why did I chose Barbara in the first place? 
One- I like how in her portfolio every page is different and unique to the blogger.  I like unique. 
Two - she has lots of watercolory nature stuff going on.  I like watercolory nature.
Three - because she was already a regular friend of the blog- I felt like she knew my style

Having never had my blog designed by anyone before- I did not know what to expect, and I have nothing to compare it to- but I will say this - I got to converse back and forth about the design as much as I wanted.  If I suggested something- the change was available for me to see on a test blog within a day. (Usually sooner, and I was the one not checking in quickly enough - I'm not allowed to peek at school.  Completely unfair! But yet, I can see where the district is coming from, because I'd totally be looking at it when I shouldn't have been.  The Meek Moose is #naughty!)

Now that it is done- I feel thrilled.  I liked playing around with the DIY element of creating my own design- but in the end, I do not have the time to dedicate to really learning it to the level of perfection that my flawed womanish mind desires.  Seriously, I could not get my header the right size and the white line was driving me nuts. #ocdmuch? #heyneverbeendiagnosed #justquirky #andadorable! Barbara had this done within a week.  maybe two- but I think a week, actually- and a whole two weeks beofre she originally said she'd have time when I made this decision back in July when I got all blog design insecure after a blogger meet up.  Mrs. O Knows- I'm blaming you! ;)

Thank you so much Barbara for the beautiful work, and always commenting on my ridiculous posts.  When I get around to stalking Tahmoh in the BC area, armed with my stick of butter, I shall be sure to find both you and Sandy before I am escorted back over the border and forbidden to ever re-enter the county. Or incarcerated.  I suppose he might not take well to the butter....

As far as real facelifts go- I think I'd only have something done about my undereye circles and maybe a permanent brow shaping.  If such a thing exists.  I'm ridiculously over pleased with my nose, and have no wishes to change it.

And alsooooo - apparently, I am supposed to do fancy things when I have blogiversaries, and a certain number of followers and whatnot- but I have no clue- nor any idea as to what anyone would want me to give away (autographed chicken photos?). So if this is a big deal to you, and you're feeling seriously slighted for me not having some sort of parade (and you REALLY need an autographed chicken picture)- you're going to have to tell me.  Otherwise, I might not ever.  I'm sort of lazy that way.  I do have a birthday in the next couple of months- but it's not a big deal birthday.  Next year I can have the whole - "we finally got out of the desert and made it to the promised land" birthday.  Sheesh- does this even matter?  I told you- lazy.

I hope you love the new look as much as I, kittens!


  1. Heather, you HAVE to write a book! Or at least publish your blog posts. I always smile, and often laugh out loud, when reading your posts. You're the BEST!

    Thank you so much for the lovely shout-out.

    And Tahmoh is definitely butter-worthy. I can't speak for Sandi, but I'm all over that:)

    1. Goodness- a book. Don't know about that. I've also been told before that I should do stand up- I can only imagine the ensuing disaster.

  2. You are HILARIOUS, girl. You need to let us know when you cross the border, and Barb and I will run interference for you while you do whatever you need to do with your stick of butter.

    Love the new design that you and Barb created - she's pretty darn (practicing kindergarten-speak after a summer of young-adult-speak) amazing.

    1. I'm sure I'd have better luck smuggling illegal kinder eggs back home than running into Tahmoh- but a girl can dream.

      And yes- Barb is Ahhhmazing!

  3. Haha! Wait, in my defense Melissa and Nikki had the cute blog designs first! I left the blogger meet-up and ordered a blog redo right away! I was feeling all, "I'm not worthy!"

    I LOVE your redo! It is so you! The fact that there are woods and chickens…um, totally genius!

    Also, I used "kittens" today when addressing my students and I thought, "Where on Earth did I get that from?" Then I realized, it was one of my favorite bloggers who uses that! You are rubbing off on me!

    1. I'm like an infectious disease that way.

  4. Really love the new design! So you ! Love the chickens on the side and your dancing moose egg signature.

    Luv My Kinders

    1. Thanks, Laura! Barbara did a great job getting everything I love to work on this page.

  5. Umm, the little chickens are my favorite! How cute, and I think it fits you perfectly!

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