Goodbye Balloons

Notice anything? I’ve decided to switch up how the blog looks.  Ideally, I would splurge on the custom design upgrade and hire someone to design everything but I don’t feel ready for that.  So I’m figuring it out myself.  I’ve always felt the balloons template was cute and whimsical.  I like that.  And I liked the grey tones.  But the fonts weren’t right.  I could live with the title font but the main post font?  Ick.  I’ve always hated it but I can’t change it without the upgrade.  I tried some minor customization with the background.  Made it my own but eh.  I don’t know. The thing is, the balloons are very cute but they hinder reading, don’t you think?  And they’re not me.  I tried to combine them with my mice but nope.

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See? Cute, but not right.  After hours, serisously, HOURS, perusing the templates, I’ve chosen one.  In terms of look, it isn’t perfect but I think I can work that out with the custom background I’m planning.  It has the functionality I want.  The body font is good.  The title isn’t perfect but I’d rather that than that icky balloons body font.  I just need to get to work drawing my background.  I know what I’m making.  I just have to take the time to do it.  That’ll be a few more hours.  Draw, scanning, editing, testing…  In the meantime, the colors I picked will have to do.

Otherwise, I’ve just about finished everything for my swap partner.  Still a teeny bit to do on the top secret project, a little something to bake, and notes/card to write.  I was approaching burn out.  I’ve been focusing solely on this package for so long that I’ve been lacking balance.  Wednesday, when I finished the last module for the project, I still wanted to sew a little bag.  Just a plain drawstring bag to hold little items I’m sending.  And I couldn’t muster the energy to do it.  Just could not.  So I searched the house for a container.  Any container that might do.  I ended up in the basement where we keep our metal tins.  And yay! I found two that worked.  One for the baked goods I’ll be making Sunday and one for the little items.  And the colors are perfect for my partner.  So now, I can get back to what I really want to be doing:  a good background for this blog…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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One comment on “Goodbye Balloons
  1. […] haven’t forgotten that I said I would change the background on my blog.  And I did work on it.  I drew what I wanted with graphitint pencils.  Swirls with mice hidden […]

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