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!