Updates! Updates! Updates!


As many of you can see, I've been a pretty terrible blogger lately! What can I say...Life.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Shutting Down for a Makeover!

For those of you who may have missed the news, I'm giving my blog a makeover! So, if you are stopping in during the chaos, DON'T PANIC! Everything should be in order by the end of the week!

Isn't it just crazy what you can do with a computer?

I'm shutting down from Monday (today) until Friday (January 21). I'll see you all on Saturday!


  1. OH! makeovers are fun. Looking forward to seeing what you do. :)

    There's going to be a giveaway on my blog this week--I know you're busy, but make sure you stop in and enter!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  2. How exciting! Although, I am going to miss looking at your blog - I always check in. Goodluck and I hope the blog looks fabulous.

  3. AubrieAnne,

    That animal really freaked me out! :)


  4. Looking good! Still not heard from you regarding whether you got that email regarding the button link? Oh and I have joined your reading challenge - You're in my sidebar. Did so last week but forgot to tell you - doh! Shah X

  5. I'm sure it will be even better!

  6. I'm loving the changes already...

    See you when you get back. BTW, I mentioned you in a post and linked back here...

    I'm also away from my blog while my brother fixes everything for me - he said "don't touch anything until I'm done!" Ah, he knows me too well. LOL! :)

  7. HAHAHAHA...that is too cute...a puguin...haha

    Following from Making Friends Monday and GFC follow *heavensent1*...ifn you have a moment...could you please stop by my place and have a look around... Mad Moose Mama - http://www.madmoosemama.blogspot.com Have a groovy day...peaces...xoxo

  8. Angela...So far it HAS been pretty fun. I just can't make up my mind!

    dtwilight...I think I will miss it too, but hopefully I can make something that i will like just as much.

    Matt...Yeah, it felt bright, especially compared to the old look. Grrr! I just can't make up my mind. There is always something little that I don't like.

  9. Selena...That's what I thought! So, I had to share it! I couldn't be the only one that was freaked out. lol.

    Shah...Thanks. I just stopped by your blog so i could make sure you knew that I did get your email. Thanks a bunch! Also, I added you to the competitors list! Gald to have you!

    JJ...Oh, I hope so!

    Sophia...Thank you. You're so luvky you have a brother that will do that and that does understand you. :)

    Heavensent1...Thanks for stopping by!

    EVERYONE...Is this too RED!? I'm thinking I am going to change all the read to black tomorrow. SOund like a bit of a good plan?

  10. It's too late and I can't type!!!! GRRRRR! I meant "I'm thinking I am going to change all the RED to black. SOUND like a bit of a good plan?"

    I'm going to bed!

  11. Border looks nice, but the yellow is bright and distracting (to me). Maybe a blue or some darker shade in its place?

  12. Hey Aubrie,

    I agree with Matt. The yellow hurts my eyes and also my mind just a little bit. That is an interesting border though. A royal blue might be a good background, and be accented very nicely by the border... something like this: http://www.ikeafans.com/galleries/images/25052/2_GlobusCork-RoyalBlue100.jpg only maybe a little brighter/less contrast.
    The red isn't bad with the current theme. Maybe make the red just a little darker, like a wine red, or closer to your title text.

    Anyways, looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Buona fortuna!

  13. Matt and Patrick...yes. I'm not liking yellow in any form on this blog. I kept trying to use it because I really like the color but I agree that it is too bright. I wanted to change it his morning but I ran out of time. I'm thinking grey so that I still have that book format of dark writing on a lighter background. I will look at the link you sent though first patrick. I can't view it on my phone at the moment. Well, off to class "see" you all later.

  14. I don't know if grey would work. I saw a bit of it before and it seemed distracting. Grey tends to stand out over white and black font and even appears to overtake and consume the letters. Depending upon the shade, it could look dark and muddy, making it hard to read the font, or have a brightness that outshines the text and makes it hard to focus.

  15. Wow, you changed it as I was literally writing that post. It's not too bad, but with the spectral raindrops blending in, it's stressful on the eyes. Perhaps change the background image, but keep the color scheme?

  16. Matt...Thanks for the input, but I think I'm done with the background. I finally like it the way it is. It's strange because it's almost the complete opposite of what it was before.

  17. I was viewing this from a library pc and it seemed worse, but on my laptop it is not so bad.

    That's not so strange, really. On your monitor, does the floral border touch the edges of the screen?

  18. Matt...Good to know. And, yes, the border does touch the edge of the screen.

  19. This is how it looks for me:


    It's no issue, but I wonder if there's a way to make it adjust to any viewers' aspect ratio?

  20. Matt...As far as I know. There is no magic button to make it look the same on everyone's computer. Your screenshot looks like your zoom is too far out on your screen.

    In the bottom right hand corner of your screen, there should be a percentage. Make sure that is at 100% or closer (whatever fits). Mine is at 100%, and I have a widescreen laptop.

    That is the only thing I can think could be off.

    Here's what mine looks like...

  21. I don't have permission to see the image. I don't see a percentage, either (I'm using Firefox), but I'm not too concerned with it.

    I feel like I'm nitpicking, so I must apologize.

  22. Great. Can't wait to see what you have planned. :)

  23. Looking good AubrieAnne! Can't wait to see your new buttons

  24. Matt...Opps. It's because I added it to private images on flickr instead of the public. sorry about that. It could be Firefox doing it. I'm on internet explorer and google crome and they look fine. It even looks good on my iphone :)

    Helloagainvintage...It's getting there. I should be good to go right on time on Friday.

    dtwilight...Thanks a bunch. Some of the new buttons are one the left sidebar already, but they are just to send you to other pages on my blog. Although, I am hoping to make a few new regular buttons that match the new look just as nicely. I'll add those when I finish up the pages and after I actually make them. lol.

  25. The sidebar images look really nice.

  26. And I have not forgotten my questionnaire. My father-in-law died yesterday and we have been preoccupied with family.

  27. I was reading through your "About Me" page and the segment about collecting things reminded me of something from my childhood.

    In the shrubs around our duplex on post (base), I found a detached lawnmower pull cord. I pretended it was a snake and it became an imaginary friend. On a few occasions, I would go between the brick wall and the bushes and play with it. Then my father threw it away.

    What's really odd to me is the fact that at the edge of our yard, near the road, was a pair of giant bushes, taller than people. It would have made a perfect place in which to play, but I never went in but once. Maybe my mother restricted me.

  28. AAAAAHH i love your new makeover :D:D:D:D Your blog looks soo great! So bright and such a great color and everything :D:D Congratualtions!!



  29. Hey Sweetie! I love what you are doing with the place!

  30. Matt...Thanks. It's my favorite part right now.

    Debbie...I am so sorry to hear that. Take your time. :)

    Matt (again)...I did not know that. We, as kids, have very active and strange imaginations.

    The Creative Muslimah...Thank you. I am happy that you like it so far!

    Sophiea...Hello! Thank you!

  31. Well, I'm thankful that some of us have retained ours.

  32. Matt...Yes, hopefully. Imgaination is pretty essential to a bit of escape, innocence, and writing. :)


Thank you for adding to the conversations! This blog is a part of the "Follow Me If You Dare Revolution!" Join the Revolution here...http://whosyoureditor.blogspot.com/p/do-you-dare_18.html...to promote the best kind of following!