My Blog Facelift


Hi folks…it’s great to see ya!

I hope you all had wonderful week.

Well, I gave Vent a little facelift and I hope you’re not too shocked!?!

Ok, so tell me….

Do you think this new design is PINK enough?

It kind of reminds me of Pepto-Bismol or Bazooka Bubble Gum!

I had such a great time customizing this new look. As you may have noticed, I’ve changed all of the sidebar graphics. Oh… and I want to apologize to Gypsy-Heart for removing the little animated “smoking dude” who use to sit on the upper right hand corner, puffing away. I know you LOVED him dear lady, and so did I…but I got so damn tired of buying him cigarettes! Anyway, I swapped him out for an animated “movie director” who by the way, doesn’t animate. I don’t know what’s up with this, but every time I try to download him, he doesn‘t move!?! I’ll keep trying, so maybe one day you’ll see him yelling through his megaphone - it’s really hysterical.

I will be doing something a little different with this blog design. Periodically, I’ll be changing the background area, borders, and font colors to keep things fresh and fun.

My newest addition is the navigation bar. If you look along the bottom of the header, you’ll find a series of links. This was a major SON OF A BITCH to customize. I had to research the advice from three different customizing websites to figure out how to make it work, but it finally WORKS! And my favorite thing about the bar, is that when you run your cursor over the links, the little blue stars disappear and then reappear!

How friggin’ disgustingly cute is that?

Within the next few weeks I will be adding addition links, which will highlight cool things that I come across, such as: blogs, products, photos, movies, celebrities, and books. I haven’t been able to post as much as I had planned on my review blog, so my idea will be to share various things on this blog, but keeping them separate from my regular posts. So whenever you stop by, please take a look at the navigation bar to see if I’ve added something new.

Another thing that I’ll be doing, is using this area to spotlight the many talents of YOU, dear readers. So don’t be surprised if you see your art work, photographs, blog posts, or Etsy Shops highlighted up there.

Anyway… I‘ve really enjoyed this little break from blogging to work on some other stuff, but it’s OH SO NICE to be back!

I’ve missed ya!

Hope all is going well in your lives and I look forward to catching up on your blogs!

Happy Monday!

P.S. and remember…think PINK!

34 comments

  1. I suddenly have the urge to go out and rent the Molly Ringwald movie, "Pretty in Pink"!

    I love the new look. It's a bright and cheery as you are my friend.

    Bravo on the navbar too. The stars are definitely disgustingly cute.

    I know how much work is involved in getting these templates to look just so. You did it masterfully!

    and as a little house warming present how about a few of these:

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I have been busy with DIY stuff...I **HAD** to...without my Ronnie addiction, I'd have gone cuckoo (worse than I already am.)
    I'm so happy you're back, hunka hunka burnin' love!

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  3. YAYYYYYY!!!! You're back!! LOVE the new look and you know, PINK is my FAVORITE colour soooo YIPPPPPPEEEEEEE!!!!! Love it, love it, love it!!!!!!
    Change is good, change is grand, change keeps us moving.... Take care! Have a great week, Leesa!

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  4. Oh yeah......definitely pink. But not overpoweringly so--which I applaude you on.
    Pink text--and we woulda been having words. LOL

    Guess I'll need to make some time to do some investigation.
    You ARE a clever one!

    (((((((((( you ))))))))))))

    Welcome back!
    The break looks good on you!

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  5. I LOVE IT!!!!
    The pink is great, but not toooo much. The nav bar is AWESOME! And all the things you plan on doing with the blog in the future sound wonderful! I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait!!!!!! Glad you are back!

    I don't have a blog home at the moment. :(((
    Something happened to my page. ??
    The header is there. Most of the sidebar is still there. But all the content and pictures are gone. What to do, what to do???
    Suppose eventually I'll start over. But not today. We've all had the stomach virus over the last few days. I could use some of your PINK PEPTO BISMOL right now. LOL

    If you have any suggestions about my blog issues, email me. How hard is it to design a new page, without a standard template??

    Good job, Ron. You're new home is magnificent!
    Have a wonderful week. :)

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  6. I love it Ron!! it's awesome.

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  7. Howdy Mr. Jeff!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks...I needed THOSE

    OMG....this design was so much fun to work on. And I learned SO MUCH! I was ready to tackle some more HTML.

    So listen, whenever you're ready to start our website design company, just let me know, ok?

    tee, hee!

    Gosh...I think we're GEEKS!

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy!

    It's so great seeing ya again!

    Later gator!

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  8. Aloha Debi!!!

    OMG....you KILL me, girl!

    HAHHAHAHAHAHA!

    It feels so great to be back blogging again with all my buddies, here!

    I've missed ya' all!

    Thanks for stopping by Deb!

    Hope you're having a grande' Monday!

    X

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  9. Bonjour Leesa!

    Hey, that's RIGHT...you love PINK!!!

    Pink is such a HAPPY color, isn't it?

    I was so ready to change this design, and had been thinking about using pink and blue for the longest time!

    Thanks for dropping by Leesa!

    It's so great seeing and chatting with ya again!

    Hope you're having a great Monday, dear lady!

    X

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  10. Helloooooo Diane!

    Great seeing ya, dear lady!

    Yes...and I had some additional work done too...

    ....a little liposuction around the waist and some skin bleaching.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!

    Thanks for stopping by Diane!

    Hope all is going well in your move!

    Happy Monday!

    X

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  11. Good Mornin' Dear Mel!

    OMG...can you even image PINK words????

    I totally agree with you...ICKY-BARFY!

    I wanted to add pink, but knew I needed to keep it away from the text, so it wouldn't distract from reading. It's amazing the things I'm learning about web design and the use of colors - it's fascinating!

    So glad you like the new design, my friend. And thanks for you sweet words!

    I've missed ya, Mel!

    Can't wait to catch up with you!

    Happy Pink Monday!

    X

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  12. YEAH !!! The man is back, and wearing pink too.

    I feel like belting out:
    "Hellooo Ronnie", like that old Satchmo song.
    ( I can just see you coming down the steps of Opéra, like a star !!!)
    Pink it is.
    We can say that our blog colors match, dear ;)
    Looking good :)

    I think that everyone is so happy to have Ronnie back. I was not on break but it was almost if.So, you didn't miss much at my place. I shall be back tomorrow.

    Have a great day and see you soon.
    xxxxx

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  13. Greetings Crystal Chick!

    Hey listen....the SAME THING HAPPENED TO MY BLOG THIS WEEK!!

    OMG...I can't believe you're saying this, because I thought it was just something with my new design that was screwing it up!!!

    I lost the entire center of my blog TWICE this week!!! NOTHING was there....it was BLANK! I freaked!

    I think it has to do with the servers we're on, but don't worry, because it will come back - mine did. Your page is not really gone...it's just not visable to YOU, because other people CAN see it, trust me.

    I'll email later, to tell you how to get to your blog page through your dashboard, ok?

    Anway....thanks for your sweet compliments on the new design. I was SO ready for a change, and wanted something BRIGHT - and I really love PINK and BLUE mixed together.

    Sorry to hear about your stomach virus...try inhaling some peppermint essental oil, it may help with the nausea.

    Thanks for stopping by, M!

    So great to see ya again!

    I've missed ya!

    Happy Monday!

    X

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  14. Hiya Nicole!

    GREAT seeing ya, girl!

    Thank you so much! I had a BLAST playing around this week. I can't believe how much FREE information is out there online, to help customize a website. I found some really wonderful and helpful places to go to when I have guestions about design stuff!

    Hope all is well for you and that you're enjoying this nice COLD weather we're having.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Happy Monday!

    X

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  15. Bonjou Barbara!

    OMG, come to think of it...this blog DOES make me feel like an OPERA STAR...

    la, la, la, la...LAAAAAAAAAAA!

    And I could call it...

    ..."Madam PINK Butterfly"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to say Hi, Barb!

    I've missed everyone BUNCHES!

    Have a great Monday, and I'll drop by your place tomorrow!!!

    {{{{{{Barbara}}}}}}}

    X

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  16. OMG! Madame Butterfly is now playing at the Opera Granier (the one from Phantom)... You MUST come to Paris to see Madame Butterfly in France... And WE'LL paint the town P*NK!!!

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  17. Bonjour Leesa!

    OK...that sounds GREAT!

    I'll bring a couple of cans of PINK spray paint and we'll start at the Opera House and then move on to Starbucks!

    HAHAHAHHAHA!

    I would LOVE to see Madame Butterfly on stage in FRANCE...OMG, what a thrill that would be. I would also love to see La Boheme too!

    la, la, laaaaaaaaa!

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  18. Welcome back Sir Ron! All the hard work you've done on your blog facelift has paid off! BRAVO! And ENCORE!

    Can't wait to read and see what you have coming up in the future!

    My blog is nearly due for a face lift, too. Just procrastinating.. NATCH!
    See you soon!

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  19. Hiya Kate!

    So wonderful seeing ya!!!

    Thanks oodles for dropping by to say Hi!

    So glad you enjoy the new facelift! Gosh, last night when I was taking the design off my "test blog" and transfering it all to this blog, I kept praying that I wouldn't make a mistake and screw up the template. It actually ended up being easier than I had thought it would be.

    Hey...I totally hear ya about procrastinating, though. I kept wanting to do this since the Fall, but kept putting it off. And then last week I thought, "Just do Ron!"

    Hope you had a wonderful week, dear lady!

    And thanks again for stopping by, that was so sweet of you!

    Enjoy your evening!

    X

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  20. It's really very nice and "clean", Ron. That's not the right word but I can't think of what I want to say.

    I LOVE the little Marilyn-esque lady on the side.

    It looks good. Pink is the new orange. :)

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  21. Hellooooo Lady Nitebyrd!

    Hey...no, that's the PERFECT word!!!

    Clean!

    Because that's exactly what I was going for, so thank you for sharing that!!!

    I wanted more color with this design, but I also wanted it to be easy on the eyes.

    OMG...and thank you for loving the Marilyn graphic, because I love her too! Isn't she adorable? When I saw her I KNEW I had to have her!

    Thanks for stopping by, Sis!

    Happy Monday to ya!

    XOXOXOXOX

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  22. I noticed all the four letter words in your blog such as:
    NICE, PINK, HOPE, KIND, just to name a few. They do not offend me so I guess I will continue to read your shit here. Oh another four letter word!!
    Great to have you back my Friend, love your new look and I know that pink is a color that stimulates the heart chakra. Great choice.
    Oh VENT is a 4 letter word.

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  23. Howdy Dave!!!

    You always make me chuckle, my Libra friend!!

    Thanks for dropping by to check out my new "digs."

    Yea...don't you love all those nasty and horrible four letter words I keep using?? I think this this blog should have an R rating, don't you???

    HAHAHHAHHAA!

    Hey, that's right...Vent IS a four letter word, I never even thought of that?!?!?!

    Don't you love the color PINK? And speaking of the heart chakra, I think I have a pink crystal around here somewhere that I use to use when I shared a Reiki session - I wonder what the hell I ever did with that???

    Anyway, buddy...thanks again for stopping by and for always sharing the humor and love!

    Wishing you a grande' Tuesday!

    X

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  24. i love pink...she's a fab singer...er, huh?

    oh...pink like in your new wonderful, fantatic, awesome NEW blog.

    Oh yeah...I knew that. hehehe.

    i love it sweetie.

    I can't wait to see the new additions as you do it. hehehe.

    i was going to tell you about the smoking guy...um, like very time I came here to comment. He would hit me up for a smoke. And I don't seem to smoke his brand. He got annoyed till he took a few hits...then he chilled. Cool dude though. I'll miss him.

    My brand of cigs...is like generic...yeah. I have to roll my own. if you know whatI mean. hehehe.

    Ciao sweetie. have a fab night. :D

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  25. Good Evening Miss Jones...

    Oh...aren't YOU the SLY ONE!!!

    ROLL your own!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHA!

    Yea...I know what you mean.

    *wink* *wink*

    And yea...I TOO love Pink. She's FAAAAABULOUS!!!

    I'll be adding some additional stuff this weekend, while I'm not not posting!

    Anyway, my friend...thanks LOADS for stopping by to say HI!

    Have a grande' night!

    ciao bella
    X

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  26. I looked all over for him before I read your words. hee, hee Though I will miss him..I understand. You know I am fickle..so I've moved on to the new guy.

    I like the pink, and I am going to hush now so I can explore all the little surprises around..like little blue stars.I am looking forward to watching it evolve!

    Love Ya!!

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  27. Good Evening Dearest Gypsy-Heart!

    OMG...I kept thinking of you the whole time I was changing this blog around and saying, "She's gonna FREAK out!!"

    So glad you didn't, dear friend!

    I just needed a change and it was a good lesson for me in letting things go and enjoying the new! I've had that design for a loooong time and wanted to try my hand in something different.

    But who knows...things may change again in the future.

    I'll be working on adding some things this weekend, so you'll see them sometime next week.

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady!

    Love ya!

    XXXXX

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  28. I like this template. You did a great job with it.

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  29. Greetings Tried Everything!

    Welcome!

    Thanks for stopping. It's nice to meet you!

    And thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate them!

    It was time for change, so I took a week off and experimented. And who knows...you may see it change again in a few months!?!?

    Please stop by anytime...you're always welcomed here!

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  30. It looks great! Lovin' the pink. And so happy to see my fave Pink Panther. How did you learn all this stuff? And can I learn from you through osmosis??

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  31. Howdy Chrissy!

    Great seeing ya, dear lady!

    So glad you enjoy the new look...

    ...PINK!

    I've always wanted a blog in these colors, so I went for it!

    And don't you just LOVE the Pink Panther?

    I've been teaching myself web customizing for the past year and a half. And I'll tell you something...I learned it all online. There are so many wonderful websites that give great tips on how to do all this stuff.

    I have a practice blog that I work on, and then when I get it all the way I want it, I just transfer the HTML code over to this blog.

    If you're interested, you can check out the links I have on my sidebar listed under star blog customizing. This is where I get most of my information from.

    Customizing is much easier than you would think. It's just a matter of taking the "plunge" and just doing it.

    It's SO MUCH FUN!!!

    If you need any additional information, please feel free to email me, and I'll pass on any advice I can give you!

    Thanks for stopping by, Chrissy!

    Enjoy your weekend!
    X

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  32. That's some great info you have for customizing. I'll have to work on it next weekend when I have more time.

    Hey! Just saw that you added me to your STAR list. Thanks!

    MMMWWWWAAHHH!!

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  33. Hiya Chrissy!

    Yea, whenever you have the time and feel like it, check it out. I bet you would be a natural at it!

    And you're SO welcome my friend, I think your blog is just AWESOME, and want everyone who visits here, to enjoy it!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    X

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