Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Blog Look

Did you notice the changes around here?  If you are reading this in a reader or through email then you probably didn't but the blog got a new look.

About a year ago I worked with Molly of to design my fabulous logo which I still love.  A couple months ago I decided I needed a little more help.  I haven't been feeling my blog header anymore and had no ideas to fix it.   So I emailed Molly and asked her to please save me.  All I told her is that I wanted something clean and simple.  She came through.  She also made me some shiny new social media icons and an about me section to go with it.  As always Molly was so nice to work with and made the process easy peasy.  If you are in need of some design work you should check her out. 

A couple other changes I made were to add recent post photo links to the top of my page and I added a image hover pin it button to all my images.  So now if your cursor is on a photo the pin it button appears for ease of pinning.  Go ahead pin something, I'll wait.  I also added images of my latest pins to my sidebar even though I know it's not smart to take people away from my site.  It's fun and fun out ways smart right?  For those of you still using blogger like me here are some links to the tutorial's I used.

-image hover Pin it button for photos  
-Add latest pins to blogger sidebar
-the recent posts gadget a fellow blogger emailed to me (thanks Suzy) so if you want it email me and I will pass it on.

So the does it make sense now, the random photo of my dog at the beginning of the post?  My new gadget puts the first photo of every post across the top of my blog and I wanted my precious pup up there for a few weeks.  (Okay for at least five weeks since I'm such a random poster.)  Also I totally missed the boat on the hysterical Hey Girl Link party that went around on Valentines but I figured I can still play, better late then never right? 

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring Wreath

First off I want to say thank you to all of you who left me such kind comments on my last post.  Some of you are no reply comment bloggers so I wasn't able to respond directly to your comment.  I wanted to make sure you knew how much I appreciate you.  It has like getting big warm virtual hugs for the last two days.  I could go on and on but I will leave it at that.   


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Monday, February 18, 2013

Where it Began

I came across these photos the other day so I thought I would share. They were taken back in 2008 before I ever discovered blogs.  I had decided to try and sell my shelves at a couple local Holiday Bazaars so I contacted the person in charge and they requested a photo to make sure I fit in with their event. 
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Hutch and Table Built From Random Parts

How are you?  I'm doing good just plugging along with my projects.  This one I finished a couple weeks ago.  I named him Frankenstein because he was made from so many different pieces.
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Friday, February 8, 2013

Store Window Display

Have you ever done a window display before?  It's really fun.  I have done three now at vintage/antique stores to sell my pieces and promote my business.  My most recent one is this month at The Queen's Ransom in Buckley WA.  My plan was to design the display around my Vintage Sofa that I reupholstered so I set up a living room vignette.  Since it's February I added in some reds as a nod towards Valentine's but I didn't go all out with the theme.

To coordinate with the sofa I painted and re-upholstered a side chair in Shutter Gray Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Guest Posting at My Re-Purposed Life

Hey there!  Today I am guest posting over at My Re-Purposed Life. I've been building one of my favorite things again.  Head on over and check it out!

blue roof cabin guest post

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