Fresh new look…

September 13, 2011
Well, I worked all day updating my blog. I cleaned it up and threw out the trash.  It feels much more organized.  What do you think?  I still have some updating to do but its on its way.  It will do for now, until I can have a professional work on it for me. 

37 comments on “Fresh new look…

  1. Wendy says:

    I like the new layout except for one thing. The gray text is hard to read if you have sight issues like I do. Black is so much better!

  2. Toni says:

    Wendy. Great feedback. I will work on that. 🙂

  3. Looks great, Toni! You are fast. I like the gray text personally. I guess it would be a challenge if you have sight issues but I love the grey with the “yellow”.

  4. Theresa says:

    WoW, I had one heck of a time being able to view your blog today. It kept telling me it could only be viewed “by invitation only”. I got to by the way of “Google Reader”. Although I do like the new look. 🙂


  5. COTTAG3 says:

    I like it too and I like the gray print. I agree some may have difficulty seeing it so maybe you can just darken it a bit to a darker shade of gray but not use black. I like the clean look and I love sweet tea!

    There must be something going around. I just totally redid my blog to make it more clean as well, even changing the title to something that’s more me. I’ve seen several bloggers doing the same lately. I guess we’re all ready for a change.

  6. I like the new yellow layout but personally think you should keep your old ABFOL header at the top, it was super cute!

  7. I like the new yellow layout but personally think you should keep your old ABFOL header at the top, it was super cute!

  8. Toni says:

    I definitely think the new banner is plain, but I was ready for a change and this will do until I get a professional revamp it for me. 🙂 Who knows, I may change it sooner. 🙂

  9. I like your new header and the whole blog. It’s very clean. Looks great.

  10. I like your new header and the whole blog. It’s very clean. Looks great.

  11. Shirley says:

    I like it, banner and all!

  12. I really really like the way it looks…definitely clean and organized…just perfect! No pros needed, if you ask me…;)

  13. Liz says:

    I love the new look! Great job on your own! Totally couldn’t tell it wasn’t done by a professional!

  14. Love the new look
    clean, simple and pretty
    I received the same comments about the gray text and I darkened it so people could read it on pc’s it shows up gray now go figure

  15. heksita says:

    I think I liked the old layout more, although this one is nice too :-).
    The font color is far too bright. And I cannot see any smaller punctuation, dots are sooooo tiny (and bright :-)!

  16. Barbara F. says:

    It’s perfect! Why spend money when you don’t have to? Three thousand followers – it has to be pretty darn special!!!!!!

  17. Heather says:

    It is fun, but, yes, a little bright. I like the modern cleanliness of it. But, I feel like I lacks your personal touch somehow.

  18. chris says:

    i liked the old header too. sorry. it was one of my favorites. i think the color combo with the rustic charm is what i loved. love love the new picture! the new layouts is nice and i do like the yellow and gray combo but also find it hard to read… i think its the bright white background?
    anyway, please yourself first toni.. you rock no matter what your blog looks like.

  19. Jenna says:

    I love the clean and simple look. I would agree with others to make the font a darker gray, but still gray! And the button labels like “my social networks” “current giveaway” and “organize” are really big. I think it would look nicer if they were smaller. But I love the design of them and everything actually! Great job! 🙂

  20. Melissa says:

    It looks fabulous!

    Many Blessings,

  21. Ange says:

    Looks great! Way to go! Isn’t it kind of nice to know you did this all yourself? 🙂

  22. Toni says:

    The white background is the same as before. So im not sure why it looks brighter? Just the side design is different. I really appreciate the feedback. I made the buttons smaller but couldnt go too much smaller since they are “square”. Also I love the mustard color. Its one of my favs right now… so its a keeper for a little while anyways. I felt like the old style was a little depressing and wanted to cheer the blog up a bit. Some will like it. some will hate it, but hopefully it will all work out in the end. Im happy with it. And it took me FOREVER to do. My blog content will not change… 🙂


  23. Tiffany says: I love it Toni! It’s so simple and clean. The only thing throwing me off right now is the switch of the sidebar location…but we’ll all get used to it soon enough. I can’t wait until you get back to blogging regularly. (And can’t wait to see your new home!) Good luck in all your moving & house selling adventures.

  24. Toni says:

    Tiffany… I cant wait either. Once we get moved, I will be able to blog about how I am organizing, decorating and cleaning in our new home. It will be a great day. 🙂

  25. Colleen says:

    I love it Toni!! Nice choice with the mustard color.

  26. JulieK says:

    Love the new look!!

  27. Ginger Zuck says:

    Love the new look. I think you did a great job, don’t know why you need any help! Great job!

  28. I love it! It looks fantastic!

  29. Amanda says:

    Toni, you did a fantastic job, you really don’t need to pay anyone, you obviously know what your doing! I think it looks wonderful, feels very summery to me, which is always a good thing!

  30. Toni says:

    It does look summery huh? Im summer type of gal so I like it! 😉 Maybe I will add a wreath at christmas time. 🙂

  31. I love the new look! I was pleasantly surprised when I stopped by today. It’s clean and crisp and I love the yellow. I loved the old layout, too, but change is always a good thing.

    When I make changes, I don’t ask for opinions. I make it how I like it. You just do it how you want.. it’s YOUR blog and we all just happen to love reading it! 🙂

    -Annie @ {PP}

  32. I agree that this design is much sunnier! I, too, have problems reading the font. We had the same problem over at our blog–I couldn’t read it, but my husband’s computer was fine with it.

    Excellent work!

  33. Ms Jeannie says:

    I like it, you could always keep the grey but make it bold… so its a darker grey.. buy hay yea the blog looks very nice and fresh!

  34. Yvonne says:

    Toni I love the new look to your blog! GREAT JOB! i’d love to know what programs you used as I want to give my blog a facelift too.

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