Sunday, March 1, 2009

Time For Some Spring Cleaning!

Yay! Spring officially begins this month, although in most parts of the country, the weather doesn't seem to have gotten the memo:

Still, you know what they say: "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Let's hope it happens that way this year!

In honor of the changing seasons, I'm doing a bit of spring cleaning--starting with this blog! Those of you who have been with me for a while will notice that I've given it quite a face lift. While I always liked the old design, this one feels a bit more like me--colorful, quirky and a little whimsical. So what do you think? Is it a keeper? Let me know your thoughts!

I think you'll be happy to know that the blog's outward appearance is only one of the changes I have planned for this month. I'd like to add more features that will make it more interactive, more informative, and hopefully, more fun for you to visit! But to do that, I need your feedback.

So over the course of the next week or so, I'll be asking a lot of questions to get a feel for what you like about this blog and what you think should be done differently. You guys and gals are the lifesblood of this place; you're what makes it a great spot to hang out, and your comments and suggestions are what will take it to the next level.

I've had a few new followers over the last couple of days, so if you're new to the party--welcome! I'm glad to have you and I hope to make this the kind of blog you look forward to reading every day.


  1. Hey, looks great! Love the texture of the background. It's like a rich expensive craft paper.

    Um, if you get bored spring cleaning at your house, I have a Christmas tree sorely in need of taking down. LOL

  2. Thanks, Angie! The texture is a big part of why I picked it. I like scrapbooking (when I have time, which is never!), so I felt it kind of reflected my personality in that way.

    I'm not sure how much help I'll be at taking down that Christmas tree, though. I have so much to do here that I may be spring cleaning well into summer! LOL

  3. Love the new layout! I'm trying to follow you, LOL, but the buttons aren't working. I hate the new Follower widget; it messes up my layout!

    I love how when you scroll, it only scrolls the middle. Way cool!

  4. Thanks a bunch, Spy! I never noticed the scrolling thing until you mentioned it. You're right, it is pretty cool!

    I'm sorry you're having trouble following. I know what you mean about the new widget. Argh! I've been having trouble with the blog all week. I'll look into it though and let you know what I find out.

  5. Thanks, Melissa! Everyone so far seems to like them. I'm so glad :-)