Friday, February 8, 2013

Vent Gets A New Interior Design


SURPRISE!

Yup….I spent the past five weeks giving this blog a bit of new interior decorating. I usually do a blog design makeover once a year, which technically should be this coming April, which is when I did my last one. But hey, it’s February, so that’s close enough.

I actually started this project last month when I had off, but just finished putting on the final touches this week.

Once again, I used a template that was designed by Chicablogger and customized it to suit my own needs. She really does an AWESOME job in designing both Blogger and Wordpress templates, which are easy to use and customize. So again…thank you Claudia!

Like my previous template, I wanted something that was bright, fun, and would also have some of the same features, like: a slider, footer, and a nice wide sidebar and content section area to accommodate large photos. I also wanted one that came with a readmore feature.

Well, let me tell you…it wasn’t easy to find. It took me FIVE weeks.

Yet, even with this template, I had to adjust the widths of the content section and sidebar section, but it was really easy. I also tweaked things here and there.

The navigation system on this template is similar to my last one, so you should find it easy to use. The only thing different is that the navigation bar is now above the header - along with my feed burner icon.

Oh yeah, and one more thing. I normally like to use Verdana font on my blog because it’s seems to be the easiest to read. This template came with Helvetica, but the font size seems large enough to read, so I decided to keep it. But please let me know how it reads for YOU because that is the most important thing on a blog – readability.

Is it big enough, dark enough, etc.

Before I decided to use this new template, I viewed it on my desktop computer (which has a large screen), and my laptop (which has a small screen), and it looked good on both. So I’m hoping it presents itself good on your computer screens as well.

If you can believe this, the hardest time I had with this template was making the header banner with my blog name on it. Because no matter what I did, I couldn’t figure out a way to make the background transparent so that all you would see would be the lettering.

It was a friggin' BITCH, but I finally found a way to do it. Praise baby Jesus!!!!

Also, you will notice that I changed my blog caricature at the top of the sidebar. I created him over at Face You Manga. So, that’ll be my new caricature face with this template.

Anyhoo, there you have it folks – a new interior design for Vent.

Please make yourself at home and enjoy!


And have a super-duper weekend everyone!
X

62 Comments:

  1. Hi Ronnie,
    Yes, I did the double take! Very nice. And look at that lil' dude hogging the jumbo popcorn.. Cutie pie :)
    To return to the new Vent...
    A bit of red around the title that sets off the grey beautifully. I also like a sober background( I did grey, too, as you may recall).
    Readability and characters, check.
    Don't you find that when you start a blog, you get excited and add all sorts of widgets and gadgets but later tend to downscale? That is how I am now.
    Trying to keep it simple!

    Wishing you a happy week end and lots of joy.
    X ya tons xox
    B

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  2. *stamping foot* I WANT ONE!
    It's really nice, Ron. I am, as you can see, totally jealous. The font is easy to read and I was happy with the colour. But oh that header is something else... eye catching as well as being attractive. And I LOVE the new caricature.


    I can't believe it's Friday already. Hope you have ave a great weekend.

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  3. You're so clever Ron! The font is fine and I love your new look. When I change my blog I just use the custom templates available with Blogger.

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  4. Clean, crisp and neat! I like it, Ron. Wishing you a fantabulous weekend!

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  5. Looks awesome! I am impressed you know how to do all that stuff!

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  6. Wow, Ron, this looks great! I love the new design and the caricature looks fabulous! All your hard work paid off. You did one Helvetica of a job! Have a great weekend, buddy!

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  7. HOLY cow--talk about a surprise!! But it's a pleasant one.
    Yes--easily read.
    Yes--very easy to navigate.......'cept.....the darn slideshow that gives me the post options zips through and I can't quite respond that fast! (just sayin' I'm slow.....LOL)
    I like it.
    I'm going to miss the old you--but as long as the new you has popcorn, I'm good with it! ;-)
    The red, black and gray makes it all pop, btw. Very bold header--made me go 'whoaa......' when it popped up. (so VERY worth the effort!)


    Yup. I LIKE it! And I like that you're such a brave, caring soul.
    *laughing*
    Trust me--if it wasn't read-able, I'd be the first in line to kvetch about it! ;-)


    Ya done GOOD!
    :-)

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  8. Bonjour Barb~

    "And look at that lil' dude hogging the jumbo popcorn.. Cutie pie :)"

    Tee, hee....isn't he cute? I found that "avatar creator" on the web earlier this week and had so much fun playing around with it.

    "Readability and characters, check."

    Great, glad to hear that because the readability was my primary concern when trying out a new font.

    "Don't you find that when you start a blog, you get excited and add all sorts of widgets and gadgets but later tend to downscale? That is how I am now.
    Trying to keep it simple!"


    Exactly! And the thing about widgets and gadgets is that the more you have, the slower the page download.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a happy weekend!


    X to you and D!

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  9. Morning Valerie~


    Thank you. Glad you like and that it's readable.


    If you ever decide to use a template from Chicablogger, I think you'll find them really cool. She also offers a variety to choose from. There are not many people who can design templates and work properly with Blogger. Claudia is truly one of the most detailed and accurate web designers that I have found. AND her templates are FREE to use and customize.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a grrrrrrrreat weekend! Yes, can you believe it's already Friday!?!?


    X

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  10. Good morning Pearl~


    Thank you. Glad to hear it's readable because that was my main concern. I've tried using the new template designer with Blogger, but for some reason I can't get it to work properly for me if I need to adjust different things within the HTML code.


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  11. Thank you, Bijoux! Glad you like.


    Wishing you a FANTABULOUS weekend too! And thanks for stopping by!


    X


    P.S. we're getting a BIG storm this weekend here, so I don't know whats going to happen.

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  12. Thank you, Suzi!


    Actually, customizing a template is very easy. I've taught myself little things here and there over the years by just investigating how other people do it. I never thought I would EVER be interesting in web design because I'm NOT a technical person at all. But there is a certain amount of creativity involved, so I think that's why I ended up getting so interested.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!


    X

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  13. Hey there Rob~

    Thanks, buddy. Glad you like.

    I was up last night until 1:30 AM putting the final touches on it.

    " You did one Helvetica of a job!"



    Bwhahahahhahahahaha! Love your play on words. VERY clever!


    Have a super weekend and thanks a bunch for stopping by!

    X

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  14. Oooh free, you say. I thought it cost an arm and a leg to have a new template. Thanks for the info.

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  15. Hiya Mel~

    "......'cept.....the darn slideshow that gives me the post options zips through and I can't quite respond that fast! (just sayin' I'm slow.....LOL)"

    Yes, the slider on this template runs a bit faster than on my last one. I need to see if I can slow it down somehow. However, I didn't finish setting it up yet, where you can click on the photos and have them take you to the various categories. I will be doing that sometime this weekend.

    "I'm going to miss the old you--but as long as the new you has popcorn, I'm good with it! ;-)"

    I know, but I still kept him on my computer, so that I can use him again in the future.

    "Very bold header--made me go 'whoaa......' when it popped up. (so VERY worth the effort!)"

    Thanks, but OMG...it was such a pain in the ass to figure it out.

    "Trust me--if it wasn't read-able, I'd be the first in line to kvetch about it! ;-)"



    HA! GREAT....and that's what I was hoping. The readability is so important, so if it wasn't readable, I wanted you guys to tell me.


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a SUPER weekend!


    (((((((( You )))))))


    X


    P.S. we're getting a BIG storm here on the east coast this weekend. OY!

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  16. Yup....TOTALLY free! So, check them out.


    X

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  17. Ron, I am so loving this new design! At first, I thought I had landed on the wrong blog, but then when I saw your title, I realized you had done some interior decorating. I really liked your last design too, but change is good because it keeps things fresh. I love the colors in this design. And your new caricature is so cute. You did a really great job on this. And it's fun!


    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron.


    I heard on the news that you're getting a big storm there. Be safe.

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  18. Dianne WilsonFebruary 08, 2013

    I love it!!
    the caricature is so cool, you make inanimate sexy


    everything looks great

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  19. Hola Denise~

    Thank you. Glad you likey...:)

    And it's funny. because this morning when I clicked on my blog and saw the new design, I thought I had landed on the wrong blog too - HA!

    " I really liked your last design too, but change is good because it keeps things fresh."

    Yes, I like to change things up a bit once a year because it keeps things fresh, interesting and fun.

    "I heard on the news that you're getting a big storm there. Be safe."



    Yes we are, however, one minute they say it going to bad and then the next minute they change their minds. It's very rainy and windy right now.


    Have a wonderful weekend, girl. And thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  20. HAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!

    Dianne, you CRACK ME UP!!!

    " you make inanimate sexy"



    ((((((( You )))))))


    I'm soooooooooo glad to hear that you like it and that it's readable. Thanks for you feedback!


    Have a SUPER weekend, dear lady, and stay safe because I heard we're getting a BIG storm here this weekend.


    (((((((( You )))))))))


    X to you, Hope, Siren and Isadora!

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  21. ...I LOVE it! You're such a lil' techie and a cute one to boot! ;o)

    ...I especially love the red header and your lil' caricature is quite dapper. Altho' I do think a lovely photo of you would be better but hey, to each their own. *shrug* :o)

    ...You have a super-duper weekend as well dear Ron! Now off to enjoy your new digs here.



    ...(((you)))


    ...Blessings too. :o)

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  22. ...Oopsie! Disregard my last comment about a photo of you, I clicked on "About Vent" and there's your sweet face - adorable! I love your "about" page too, you hit the summary of your blog square on the head! :o)


    ...As always, love it here!


    ...Fab' job Ron! [applause]

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  23. *waving*

    Hellooooooooooo TJ!!!!!

    OMG....I was so happy to see your comment, dear lady, because I have SO MISSED you in blogland! I hope you start posting again, because I missed stopping by your blog.

    Aw...thank you, glad to hear that you like the new decorating :)

    The header was my biggest challenge, but finally figured out a way to fix it. I woke up one morning with a "ah-ha moment" and thought...."Yeah, that's what I can do to fix it!"

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, TJ. Have a wonderful weekend. Hope all is well and that you are enjoying this winter.

    ((((((((((( You ))))))))))

    X

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  24. HA! Yes....I added that photo collage of the real me-face last year on my About Vent page, so that people could see what I really look like. Just to make it more personal.


    Thanks for checking it out.


    (((((((( You)))))))


    X

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  25. I love it Ron! Really like your new profile photo too! I am sooooo overdo for a blog makeover. Actually bought a wordpress theme and domain and have been working with it, but just not there yet. I am thinking of going with my black and white photos for some graphic appeal......One day, one day.
    Once again, love it!
    xoxo,
    Bill (stay safe and warm, we are hunkered down for the blizzard)

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  26. Hiya Bill~

    Aw...thanks, buddy :) Glad you like.

    "I try to have empathy for the utility workers but if power goes out and stays out I may need to beat the crap out of someone."

    I LOVE a theme that's black and white because it's so clean.

    A few years back I had one like that. And even with this one it's primarily B&W with just a splash of red to accent.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Bill. Have a terrific weekend!

    X to you and Paul!

    P.S. yes, stay safe and warm because I heard that your area is going to get hit hard. Peace.

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  27. I like it a lot! Great redesign, and it reads just fine to me. Helvetica is a popular font, so I'd stick with that.


    Oddly enough, I've been thinking of a blog redesign, too. About once a year I start itching for something new...even though I like what I have! Change is good, right? I'll just keep an eye out for any new themes that come along and strike my fancy.


    Have a great weekend, sir!

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  28. Howdy Mark~

    Thanks, bud:)

    Helvetica is a popular font, so I'd stick with that."

    You're right, I'm seeing more and more bloggers using Helvetica on their blogs, so I thought I'd give it a go.

    "Oddly enough, I've been thinking of a blog redesign, too. About once a year I start itching for something new...even though I like what I have! Change is good, right? "

    Right. And I think you and I changed our templates last year about the time if I'm correct. I like to go a makeover at least once a year, just to keep things fresh.

    Thanks for stopping by, by Mark. Have a faaaaaabulous weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

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  29. Go Dude! WOW, I really like this new design a lot, Ron. And as others have shared, the font reads well and easily. I like that this is mainly black and white with some red and grey thrown in. Bright and clean.


    Really like the new caricature of you too. The popcorn is just too perfect.


    The best to you with your new interior design!

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  30. Hey Ho Robert~

    Much thanks, buddy. Glad to hear you like it and that it reads well. I was so apprehensive about trying this new font because I so enjoy Verdana because (for me) it seemed like the easiest to read. However, I really like the Helvetica font.

    Years ago, I had a primarily all black and white blog design with some red in it and really liked it. So, I thought I'd go back to it.

    "The popcorn is just too perfect."

    HA! I was so freakin' excited when I saw that I could add different accessories to the caricature, and when I saw the popcorn...I died laughing.

    Thanks for stopping by, Robert. Have terrific weekend!

    X

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  31. hey ron. i LOVE the new look. the eye, well my eye, loves red and is always demands attention. the gray background works well with the red too. well done and your avatar is just too cute. i'm going to look at the site and see what i can find. love your blue eyes, very handsome.



    finding a theme or a new look is hard work. i'm never happy because there's always one thing i want to change about it but can't unless i pay someone to do it and well it's just not THAT serious (cheap, cheap, cheap),so i live with it. glad you found something you like.


    again, it's looks fabulous. just. like. you.

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  32. Hey V Girl!

    Thank you :)

    "my eye, loves red and is always demands attention. the gray background works well with the red too"

    I like how Claudia combined the black, white, grey and red together because it's a nice and clean look. I had those colors waaaaaay back when I first started this blog and loved them, so I thought I'd try it again.

    "your avatar/caricature is just too cute. i'm going to look at the site and see what i can find."

    You'll LOVE it because you can create your own little face, and add clothes, a background, accessories, etc. You'll have so much fun!

    "finding a theme or a new look is hard work. i'm never happy because there's always one thing i want to change about it but can't unless i pay someone to do it and well it's just not THAT serious (cheap, cheap, cheap),so i live with it. "

    Yup, I know exactly what you mean because I had the hardest time finding one that had all the things I wanted. I was going to pick a different one than this, but like you said, there were things I wanted to change but couldn't because they were already built into the template. However, this one was more adaptable so that's why I chose it. That's one of the main reasons why I stay with Blogger because you can download different templates for free and then adapt them to your liking. On WP you have to pay to do all that unless you self host or pay to customize. I like WP and had a blog with them for a year, but switched back to Blogger because I wanted more freedom.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl, and for your kind words. Have a faaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

    P.S. Stay warm, because it's gonna be cold and windy this weekend.

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  33. Super design, Ron! And what I really like about it is that it looks like your personality. It suits you well. Yes, the font is readable and clean. And what I noticed is that is matches the font in your comment section. And the header looks really great too.

    Enjoy your new digs!

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  34. Hiya Matt~

    Thank you. I felt like doing a bit of rearranging last month when I was off, so I went on a search for a new design. I'm really happy with this one because it was so much easier to customize than some of the other ones I was looking at.

    "And what I noticed is that is matches the font in your comment section."

    Yes, you're absolutely right...it does match the font in my comment section now. And that's one of the reasons I decided to keep it. The older version of Disqus would automatically adjust to the font you were using on your main section, but this new version you have to change something in the code to do that and I'm not quite sure how to do that.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, bud. Have a terrific weekend!

    X

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  35. Sa-weeeeeet!!!!

    Looks great Ron, and yes, it's easy to read. I really like the background. It has a great texture to it.

    Are you using the Word Press format?

    I'm still using an boring old Blogger template. Too damn busy (aka lazy) to do something better.

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  36. Howdy Jeff!


    Thank you :) And I'm glad to hear it's easy to read because that was my main concern.


    Yes, I'm still on Blogger, but the past three templates I've used have been from outside designers who offer their templates to use for free. That's one of the things I love about Blogger, they allow you to download and customize any template. I've learned so much about self-customizing by having my blog here.


    Until I'm ready to pay for self-hosting, I'm sticking with Blogger.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a faaaaaaaaaaabulous weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    X

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  37. hi ron,
    this all looks wonderful. it feels more organized and easy to read somehow but i don't know why really. i like the cement-ish background and love the header, the way you did it. i like the new little ron-guy too. :) this is such a funny photo on the bottom of the post with the couch and the big hand. very neat. i love the red with gray...it's cool without being too much of any one thing. love it. good job...looks like lots of work. xoxoxxo

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  38. It looks great Ron! I always use Verdana too, but your text is perfect on my computer. I just had a go at creating my avatar, but I look fifty years younger than I am Ha ha ha!

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  39. Helloooooo Babs~

    Thank you :)

    Yes, I noticed that you too use Verdana (along with some other of my blogging friends), which is a font I really find easy on the eyes, so I was a bit concerned about switching to a different font. But so far everyone has shared that it's easy to read.

    " I just had a go at creating my avatar, but I look fifty years younger than I am Ha ha ha!"



    HA! Isn't that a fun website??? I just discovered it this week.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!


    X to you and Mo!

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  40. Good morning Linda!

    Thank you :)

    " it feels more organized and easy to read somehow but i don't know why really."

    Yes, that's why I really like this design too - organized and neat.

    "this is such a funny photo on the bottom of the post with the couch and the big hand."



    Isn't that photo ADORABLE??? It's like a little Barbie doll couch - HA!


    Yes, it was a lot of work switching templates, because I kept testing it and testing it to make sure everyone worked properly. The woman who created this template (and the one I had before) does such a wonderful job.


    Thank you for stopping by, dear friend. Hope you're well and enjoying your weekend. We've had some severe weather (snow storms) here this weekend, but Philly didn't get hit at all, thank god!


    ((((((( You ))))))


    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  41. Change is good... and your change is great. I have to say, it loads pretty darn quick ... very well done and it looks great!!! I wish I had the guts to change mine up.... Yours is a breath of fresh air!

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  42. Good morning Katherine~


    Great, I'm so glad to hear that it loads quickly because that was another one of my concerns, so thank you for mentioning it :)


    I know that you self-host, so it's probably more involved when you change designs. Here on Blogger, it's pretty easy to just switch templates whenever you wish. I like your template as is. You have the readmore feature and I really like that because it makes it easier to go back and read your posts because it's all right there on the home page.


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Hope you're having a terrific weekend!


    X

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  43. very nice - you're so imaginative with your blog Ron and really seems to reflect your personality with it's crisp effect and well organized appeal. My hat is off to you - very very nice!

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  44. oh, forgot to mention we watched Flight last night on pay per view (Denzel). He was awesome, as always. Movie subject matter was riveting.

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  45. Jay of The Depp EffectFebruary 09, 2013

    Oh, I think it looks great, Ron! Nice and bright and cheerful, and yes, the typeface is fine. The ones I find difficult - almost impossible - to read are the script faces, and pretty much anything which isn't black on white.



    Perhaps I should do mine ... or maybe I'll ditch it and start a new one someday. Hmm. Well, knowing me, it'll take me five years to get round to doing anything, so ... well, let's just carry on as usual!

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  46. Helloooooo Diane!


    Thank you, girl :) It took me forever to decide on this one. I had another one picked out, but changed my mind when I saw this one. I may use the other one next year.


    Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend!

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  47. OMG...thank you for mentioning that film because I have been dying to see it since I saw the coming attractions. It looks like a GREAT movie. And I love anything with Denzel in it. I may look for it in F.Y.E. this weekend and just buy it :)


    X

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  48. Hey there Jay!

    Thank you, my Libra friend :)

    "The ones I find difficult - almost impossible - to read are the script faces, and pretty much anything which isn't black on white."

    I agree! Scripted font is so difficult to read online. I don't know whether it's because my reading sight is getting worse each year, but I have such a hard time reading any font that's not plain and simple.

    "Perhaps I should do mine ... or maybe I'll ditch it and start a new one someday."



    I LOVE your blog as is! For me, I like to change mine once a year because I get bored looking at the same design on my own blog because I'm on it all the time.


    Thanks for stopping by, Jay. Hope you're enjoying a GREAT weekend!


    X

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  49. Looks terrific! I really like the change. It feels more masculine but still very inviting. The font is just fine. No problems reading.
    Thinking about revamping mine as well. Just haven't gotten geared up for it.

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  50. Hey Jen~

    Thank you :) Glad to hear the font is working out because that was my biggest concern.

    ". It feels more masculine but still very inviting."

    HA! Yeah....definitely not as PINK, right?

    I am so anxious to see what your next design looks like!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, Jen. Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

    X

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  51. Looking FABULOUS over here Ron!! You will laugh...but my most favorite part of this whole thing...is that teeny, tiny little couch with those itty, bitty pillows!! I LOVE it!! We got a freakin' TON of snow...about a foot! Heavy winds...but we will begin melting today...so that's good. Happy Sunday! xo Jeanne

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  52. Hahahahaha.....I adore the Barbies!
    Thanks for slowing that sucker down.


    Now, I'll go check out the clip for the week. Yaknow, I've never watched that one in its entirety. How sad is that?
    I'd miss that little bit if you'd pulled it off, btw.


    Yeahyeah.....weird but true!

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  53. Good morning Jeanne~


    Thank you, dear lady :) I had so much fun changing my design. It's such a great feeling to click on my blog link and see a new home!!!


    "You will laugh...but my most favorite part of this whole thing...is that teeny, tiny little couch with those itty, bitty pillows!!"


    Tee, hee...isn't that photo the cutest??? It looks like Barbie doll furniture!


    "We got a freakin' TON of snow...about a foot! Heavy winds...but we will begin melting today...so that's good."


    OMG I know, when I saw the photos of the snow on your blog, I went....WOW! We got nothing here, just wind and rain mixed with a little bit of snow and hail. It's sunny and bright right now, but very cold.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Jeanne. Have a super Sunday!


    X to you and the girlz!

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  54. *waving*

    Hiya Mel!!!

    "Hahahahaha.....I adore the Barbies!"

    Thank you so much for noticing the Barbies!!! I took that photo about two weeks ago, while taking a walk through the city. I spotted those Barbies in a store window display and snapped their photo. Aren't they HILARIOUS? I especially love the Ken and Barbie in the upper left hand corner, doing the "nasty." Bwhahahahahaha!

    "Now, I'll go check out the clip for the week. Yaknow, I've never watched that one in its entirety. How sad is that?"

    That is one of my all-time favorite movies. Morgan Freeman is brilliant in the role. And the ending of the film is amazing!



    Thanks oodles for stopping by, dear lady. Have a wonderful Sunday!


    ((((((( You ))))))


    X

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  55. Herman TurnipFebruary 10, 2013

    Geez...I leave for a few days only to find that you've re-arranged all the furniture, and damn it if I can't find the remote!


    But I like it! Looks fantastic! Puts my blog to shame. I need to address my lack of template updates someday. I guess I just need to take the plunge.


    Again, it looks great around here, Ron. Great job!

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  56. Howdy Herman!

    " only to find that you've re-arranged all the furniture, and damn it if I can't find the remote!"

    Bwhahahahahahaha! That cracked me up!!!!

    Yeah, I got a bit creative this past week and decided to download and primp a new template. It was work, but I really enjoyed it.

    " I need to address my lack of template updates someday. I guess I just need to take the plunge."



    Oh, but I really like your blog template!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a great weekend with the family!


    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  57. The new look of your blog is wonderful, Ron! Simple and very neat, easy to navigate, I like it! I didn't have problem loading it on my laptop using Google Chrome. The font is just fine, I didn't find any problem with it. I like blogs with white backgrounds as I find it more comfortable to read. The couch was comfortable too but I didn't find drinks served for the visitors :)

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  58. Greetings Zunnur!

    Thank you :) So glad you enjoy the new look. And I'm also glad to hear that you didn't have any problem reading it and that it loaded quickly. Those were my two biggest concerns.

    Yes, I too prefer blogs with a white background in the content section because it makes it so much easier to read.

    "The couch was comfortable too but I didn't find drinks served for the visitors :)"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The next time you stop by I'll have a mini bar set up next to the couch, okay?

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Hope you had a super weekend!

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  59. As usual, I'm behind in blog reading .. but I'd say, so far, your new digs are totally cool and easy peasy to navigate and read. I'll probably never change my blog as I am not tech savvy at all so will just have to admire those who are, or who teach themselves to be. Great job! I like it. :)

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  60. Hiya Mary!


    Oh, no worries, my friend. Feel free to stop by whenever you choose.


    And thank you. Glad you like it. I was really in the mood to change things up a bit last month, so I decided to do a blog makeover a bit earlier than I normally do each year.


    I've learned so much having my blog on Blogger, because it taught me a lot about customizing. Which I NEVER thought I would enjoy, but ended up loving it.


    Thank you for stopping by and reading my previous posts. You're a sweetheart!


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  61. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! I love it! Love it. LOVE IT.


    My blog REALLY needs a new look too.

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  62. Thank you, Meleah :)


    Right about this time of the year I always seem to get the urge to change things around on my blog.


    It's like a new set of clothes - HA!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope you're having a FAB week!


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