Monday, January 17, 2011


My two closest friends commented to me (at separate times) that they liked the new banner on the blog.

Of course, I was flattered, since I spent the majority of my New Year's Eve working on it while watching the ball drop on TV.

I suppose it shouldn't have taken me THAT long to do my isn't that complicated a task.  I think I'm just a slow learner/worker. if you're good at stuff like online design, don't be a hater for me being in the preschool class of blog header design. Thank you very much.

Anyway, both of these friends told me the header made me look like a world traveler.  HA! Me? A world traveler? How cool does that sound?

Full disclosure, I have been to lots of places with my parents growing up and with my husband, but the funny thing is that three of the 5 pictures were taken last summer on our family vacation. The other two were from a whirlwind trip to Paris (3 days total...NOT enough time to see lots, but enough to walk blisters on our feet) and an ill-fated anniversary trip to the Keys.  That one lasted exactly one night- not even 24 hours because a hurricane was bearing down on Florida and we had to high-tail it out of there!

How do you pick pictures for backgrounds or collages?  If you have a blog, how do you pick the pictures for your header, if you have one?  My deciding factor was color.  I had a bunch of pictures I was playing with--pictures of the house, my kiddos, Southern stuff--but they looked blah.  I wanted things that were different in color.  The result you see is what I put together while watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest and Whoever Else Is Popular At The Moment.

Now you have insight into my thought process.

Scary, huh?

1 comment:

  1. I think your banner looks fabulous! It took me forever just to get *A* picture on my blog--much less, a collage! I am so computer illiterate--it makes me sick. When and if the kids EVER go back to school, I am going to work on mine! I've got photoshop and some other editing software--just don't know how to use it. If I could, at least I could possibly stitch some pics together (hey, that sounded rather technical, horray for me--LOL) or do something besides the standard format that they give you! Anyhow, keep up the good work and if you find something cool that works--email me--I'm ALWAYS up for suggestions!