...because home doesn't happen overnight.

Over the last month I’ve been involved in an online blogging class.  One of the main things I’ve learned is that my original home page did not reflect my style.  At all.  Maybe that’s because I made it myself with what little knowledge I have about HTML coding.  {ugh, just typing it makes me cringe}  So in an effort to give it a little oomph!, I’ve tweaked it {with the help of a web designer}.  I actually had a very good idea of what I wanted H*T to look like and hired a professional to implement my ideas and install them into WordPress.  Then I switched up my color scheme {links, titles, tabs, etc} to mesh with the new home page.  What d’ya think?

Along with a new header and background, I registered a Twitter account.  You can now find House*Tweetings {corny, isn’t it?} at the top of the right-hand side bar.  I’ll try to keep my tweets light and suggestive.

I know when other blogs I read do some sprucing up, at first I’m apprehensive just because I’ve gotten used to seeing the same home page day after day.  {You know, that whole ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ saying}  Plus, I always get leery that somehow changing the appearance of the blog may change the content.  In most cases though, after a few posts, my inclinations are proven wrong and I happily discover that the changes really are positive…better.  So, I know change is hard but I hope you’ll stick with me and see what comes next.  It’s still the same old me…a suburban mom and wife with 2 rowdy boys, a Handy Hubby, a creative side and a passion for home decor, design and DIY.  Oh, and I like chocolate no bake cookies…fresh and gooey straight from the pot…eaten with a spoon so I can’t gauge how many actual cookies I’ve consumed.

13 Comments

10.October.2010

Great redesign, I love your new look!

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10.October.2010

the new design has soft, contemporary colours, lovely, layered textures…totally your style, nicely done!

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10.October.2010

I was waiting for this! And I wouldn’t be too nervous about making more changes- don’t be afraid to have your interface match your content in professionalism and quality! :)

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10.October.2010

Everyone – Thanks for all the positive feedback. Glad you like it!

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11.October.2010

Site looks awesome!

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11.October.2010

I do love it and I noticed the first time I clicked on it a few days ago.

And that no bake cookie line…straight out of my life! I feel like the only one I know that loves those cookies as much as I do, so it’s good to hear I’m in good company!

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11.October.2010

Your new site looks great!

P.S. So gonna steal that eat-from-the-pot cookie idea.

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replied on October 11th, 2010

Cozy.Cottage.Cute – The no-bake cookies will not disappoint.

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11.October.2010

Do you also share your fave recipe for the no-bakes? :) I know this isn’t a baking blog, but thought I’d ask just in case!

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replied on October 11th, 2010

Leigh – Sure! I’ll post my recipe for ya!

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12.October.2010

Looks great Dana! I love it.

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26.October.2010

I’m a new reader, here via BYW, so I don’t know what your blog looked like before, but it looks great to me now. What I’m really enjoying is your content. I’ve been enjoying all your posts so far and find much to relate to and inspire me since I, too, am a mom of two young kids and love anything having to do with interiors. I particularly love your new handmade sign. Great job!

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replied on October 26th, 2010

Minnie – Thanks for stopping over from BYW! I love making connections with other moms who have a passion for design. Hope you find something inspiring here.

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