Site Upgrades + Thank Yous

August 4th, 2011

No doubt some of you frequent visitors have noticed the site changes I made in the last few days, and with a little help from some friends.  Thanks to so many of you for the kind comments! 

I started the new look with a brand new header.  I know, I’m fickle, switching up my headers every now and then, but I was over the old font and craving something new!  You know I love blues and greens, enter this lovely header designed by the marvelous Kelly at Fabulous K Creative.  She is wonderful to work with and has amazing skills, so if you’re looking for a new blog design, tell Kelly I sent you! 

You’ll find some new buttons in the upper sidebar, the icons also designed by Fabulous K.  It’s the new tabbed Welcome/Subscribe/Connect/Category zone formatted by my site designer AR Creative.  There’s my Pinterest profile link for those of you hooked like me on this virtual inspiration storage site. 

I tweaked the navigation bar too, you can see the Project Gallery is still there, but hey guess what?  It’s been completely reorganized by category, here’s a peek:

project gallery changes

Now you’ll see images in the table of contents to make it easier for you to browse the archives. 

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Nooks

August 3rd, 2011

I love my house, I really do. Nothing feels more homey to me than my spaces filled with all my people and my treasures.  It’s cozy, it’s comfy, it’s my sanctuary.  I could die in my house, I love it that much, and I am grateful for each day I live in it. 

However.

I have thoughts of building again. I harbor them deep in my soul, and it keeps me awake at night. It’s why I continue subscribing to all those shelter magazines, tabbing all the ideas for my ‘next house’.  Confess, I know many of you do this too. You have  pages torn from magazines of the things you’d include if you ever build a dream home. I have many images stored in binders and also online, it’s why I’m a Pinning fool.  

One of the things I will have many of in my future dream house on five acres with a botanical garden and lavender field that I may or may not ever have the fortune to plant and build someday is a . . . nook.  Well, not one nook.  Several.  Many.  Many nooks would make me very happy.  The world needs more nooks, don’t you think?

I shall definitely build a sunny breakfast nook.

southern living kitchen nook via hookedonhouses

Southern Living

 

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