Monday, November 17, 2008

Under Construction

When I decided to be a stay at home mom, I don't think I realized what that would mean for me creatively. My last job gave me a great outlet: lots of writing and plenty of Photoshop fun. The first few months after Sophie arrived were so stressful that I didn't even notice the hole where my job used to be. Those days of sleep deprivation, endlessly painful boobies and shredded nethers, not to mention a crying, screaming, pooping oh-so needy baby, were more genuflection than introspection.

But the day came, inevitably, when I could think about things other than the 10 pound attention-suck that I had spawned. Along with it came the realization that after months of tunnel vision I didn't know what to do with myself. I tried my hand at sewing and although I am glad to have it in my aresenal, it will never become a passion. I flitted through a couple of other amusements before I discovered blogging.

When I first started this blog, I saw it as a place to post pictures of our new family for my long-distance friends and family to see. Neil, the god of all things computer, recommended that I write a little something to go with the pictures. Thus, an addiction was born. Since then I have played around with the look and layout of the blog quite a bit. I would like to think that as my blogging style has grown, the look of the blog has matured with it. Of course, I may just be adding more and more stuff that will eventually make it overcrowded and tacky, but as long as I think its purdy, that's really all that matters.

So, the point of all this is that I spent a little time this weekend playing around with things, which is why you may not have recognized the place when you first clicked in. Bear with me as I stumble my way through figuring out html and the finer points of blog design as this will undoubtedly not be the last change. Especially since I already have a new header design in mind.

Thanks for your patience through all of my little changes and if you notice anything particularly wonky, please let me know. Have a great Monday!

20 comments:

  1. I think it looks great! I don't mind lots of changes. Keeps me on me toes.

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  2. Love the changes and really impressed with your blogger know-how (or blogger figure-out-how). I am looking forward to spiffing up my blog. When it's time, I may need your help to figure out how to get two columns like you have now!

    I love the Land of Bean!

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  3. It looks great. Good job!!! I'm impressed....maybe you'll end up starting a little business??!!

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  4. love the changes! I was thinking about changing mine but not that savy at it your looks wonderful!

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  5. I have found the most frustrating thing with blogging is my inability to figure out how to change "my look". Despite the fact I work in an IT division, this has truly stumped me -- so I am envious of the fact that 1. you can do this yourself and 2. you have Photoshop.

    Should you ever want to take on another project (i.e. my blog), you know where to find me :-)

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  6. Well, I for one LOVE the coffee beans (of course.) It's fun to play around with things & change it up--I like the new look! :)

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  7. I have noticed that changes and so far, I am liking what I see. Good work!

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  8. Me likey.

    I have given up on trying to make my blog not so messy, but because I am such a neat freak in real life that my blog is my secret mess.

    Remember that episode of 'Friends' when Chandler opens the door to Monica's secret mess closet?? Yeah, that's me.

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  9. Cute! I don't really have the patience to mess around with the HTML other than tweaking it. I prefer to practice my creativity through writing.

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  10. Oh, I love it in here. It looks great!

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  11. This post is like deja vue! LOL, ha ha! Anhow, LOVE it , LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Also love the new beans in the header.

    Had to crack up about the 10 lb attention-suck you spawned. THAT is hysterical!

    Looks SO good!

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  12. I dig the new look.

    PS, I took word verification off as well and I'm getting spam comments!

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  13. Love the look of your blog! I am so glad you found something that helps. It gets lonely geing a SAHM. ( for adult attention that is....got the kid part totally covered:)

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  14. I thought your blog looked different--I like it!!

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  15. Looks great! From kidney to coffee--hey, a Bean's gotta have some variety, right?

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  16. Well, I wish there was something wonky so I could write the word wonky. Oh, wait -- mission accomplished!!

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  17. I noticed your new look right away. Fun!

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  18. I like it! Maybe you can teach me a few pointers? I have been bored with the look of my blog for some time now. Matter of fact I changed it up while working nightwork on Sunday night. By no means is it an end product, I need to learn more!

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  19. It looks great! I love the header too!

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  20. Looks awesome. I didn't know you were so tech-y! And since you are, maybe you can help me with my latest insomnia anxiety: do you know how to back up your blog? Like on your computer, so blogger is not the entity in charge of maintaining my children's memory??? I might seriously lose my mind if it accidentally got deleted by me, or someone else.

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