Monday, February 16, 2009

Check out my new do!

It's a Blue Monday for some, on this first day of school vacation week in Massachusetts! Blue for the many moms who will be hearing "I'm bored," at least once a day this week. Send them outside to run around the house five times. Or clean some bathrooms with BLUE toilet cleaner! That'll show them that they're not bored. And you definitely won't be bored if you go visit Smiling Sally and the other Blue Monday participants!
I am so excited about my Blue Monday offering this week! Have you already guessed what it is? That's right, my new BLUE website! I have been very jealous of those of you with your professional blog designs (Nikki & Suzanne), and have been looking around for a while at different designers and digital kits. The most difficult decision was choosing the colors, patterns, and fonts; there's so much from which to choose. Than
k goodness I had a fabulous, organized, experienced designer guiding me through the process. Susan has done many blog designs for Blogger and is getting her feet wet with Word Press. She did my page over the weekend, with about 15 emails back and forth between us All with 3 kids running around her house, too! I am a total control freak, and Susan gave me everything I wanted. She was always so helpful and accommodating, even when I kept asking for a certain shade of cream and wanted it changed about 3 times. She even made me a signature graphic from my own signature! How cool is that?!
Here's one of the best things...I spent a lot of time researching this, as I do everything, you know. I looked at more than 10 designers' sites and narrowed it down to those that could do 3-column designs and navigation bars, because those were things I couldn't do myself. Of the ones I found, Susan was HALF the price of the others. Whoo! Hoo! She also did not have a mile-long waiting list so she got to me right away, and like I said, gave me all her attention. Now that I've been bragging on her she'll hopefully get a lot more requests, but she'll be worth it if you have to wait a week or so, I promise.
Here's some more blue blogs that Susan has designed.



If you're thinking about a bog re-design, or just want a new header or button, I hope you'll consider Susan. Now hop on over to Smiling Sally and visit the other Blue Monday gals!

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41 comments:

Chris said...

Love your new do, very interesting.

Hugs,
Chris

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I think your new do is just lovely. Very bright and calming. Have fun with it. xxoo

Lynne said...

Very pretty - I really like the plaid background and the blue rick-rack.

I think I'll take a look at Susan's stuff!

Susan said...

Looks good!

Happy Blue Monday and Happy President's Day!

Susan

Kitten said...

Me likey the new style, Elizabeth!!!

Have a fantabulous Presidents Day!

Kitten said...

P.S. Am grabbing your button now...

bj said...

Everything is really looking good...I really like the creme color of the center and the French blue rickrack....
YOU DID GOOD, GIRL !
xo bj

Smilingsal said...

It's dramatic! I love it. It looks so much better organized, and it's a lovely shade of BLUE. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Sherri S said...

Very pretty blog! Love the beige and blue.

Sherri S said...

Very pretty blog! Love the beige and blue.

Jenn said...

It looks great!I love the plaid in the background.

Judith said...

well done its very pretty. Judith

Raggedy Girl said...

I really like it because plaid is my favorite color. I bookmarked Susan for later looking.

Happy Presidents Day To You
from Roberta Anne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love it, Elizabeth! The plaid is so cute as is the ric-rac. Love the colors, too!

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

imjacobsmom said...

Elizabeth, I love your new look - so fresh and inviting! Everything is so cute! Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~ Elizabeth I just love your new look!

Wonderful choice! ;)

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Elizabeth! Oh, I love your new blog dress - it looks so good on you all blue and all!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Shelia said...

Elizabeth! I'm back to tell you as I was looking at your blog - you have me in a special place - I'm so flattered you would think this of me!! Thank you, Dear ONe!
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tammy said...

This looks great, Elizabeth! Sounds like I'll have to check out her site. Thanks for sharing the info.
Hugs,
Tammy

Sweetie said...

What a nice new look. I'll check out Susan myself. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Carrie said...

Your new blog design is great...the three columns makes for additional interesting features...I like how you did your blog list with different categories of interest.

Carrie said...

Your new blog design is great...the three columns makes for additional interesting features...I like how you did your blog list with different categories of interest.

CC said...

I love your wonderful new look. It's really pretty. I so need a redesign, but haven't a clue what I really want. Happy Blue Monday Elizabeth..and I hope your week is a wonderful one..

grayskyeyes said...

Ooo, that's very cool! I love having my blogs in Google Reader because it's easier to keep up reading, but I do miss seeing some of the cool designs people have.

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)

Drama queens mum said...

Hi Elizabeth. I just added my e mail on my blog. It's dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

Blondie's Journal said...

Elizabeth,

I love the new blog design. The colors are so pretty and I love the ric-rac. I will have to remember Susan~one of thse days I will have to do mine. I am so fussy that I have been putting it off, just want it perfect!!

Happy Blue Monday!!!

xoxo
Jane

ellen b said...

Your new look is fabulous. Happy Blue Monday!

Olive Rue said...

Well I didn't see it before, but it looks nice now with the muted plaids. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. Happy Blue Monday!

claudie said...

WOW I'm surprised indeed I am Elizabeth.
It looks good and I hope your kids have a great week. Best thing is keep them active (cleaning lOL)
Love Claudie
xo

Rebecca said...

I love it! Kuddos to Susan!

Ugh....I have heard "Mom what can we do now?" many times today! The sad part? We went to Disney on Ice this morning. They were bored the minute they walked in the door!

Lorrie said...

Your new blog design looks great Elizabeth. Perfect Blue Monday post!

Dawn said...

I for one am thrilled that it is vacation week. I hope the week goes by slowly...then I'll be looking forward to April vacation LOL!

I like you new blog. There's lots to take a look at.

take care,
Dawn

Sheila T said...

That's a great design! I just joined Blue Monday, and it's so much fun to see all the different "blue" ideas!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your new look.. so light and springy looking.. Thanks for the visit Elizabeth.. I always love when you stop by.. I hope you're having a super Monday..
hugs ~lynne~

Coloradolady said...

I love it!! It is really refreshing....Love it!!

Charli and me said...

Good morning Elizabeth. I just love your new blog design. so pretty.... I hope you have a wonderful day :>)

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I like your new do! The rickrack is making me thing seventies....

I emailed you about the slides. I'm far from an expert.....

Have a great week!

Mojo said...

I'd say she does nice work. And it sounds like she's responsive and reasonable. What more can you ask?

Pagan Sphinx said...

Hi, Elizabeth!

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I actually came here yesterday but for some reason blogger wouldn't let me leave a comment.

Looks like you have a tremendous lot of good stuff going on here. I hope to be back!

Debra said...

Everything looks lovely!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Ah ha! So Susan is the genius behind this blog design. It really does look great. I don't know if it's just my monitor though, but if I want to see the entire right sidebar I have to scroll a bit. I'm sure it's my old computer though, and not the design.
Just curious how much she charged you for all of this?

Justine :o )