It's me! It's me! I swear!
Things are looking a little different around here these days...starting with me! I was offered this great deal for my birthday for a mini-spa day that included a hair cut and color. Now keep in mind, the only person who's laid a finger on my hair in the past 6 plus years is my stylist, Dana, so this was a total step outside of the box for me. So I decided to be a good sport to myself and indulge..
aaannnnnddddd dude totally chopped off WAAAAY more than I was expecting.
In which case I pace, and stutter, and bite all my fingernails off.
So imagine my horror when I told dude I wanted just a couple inches off and he hacked off my ponytail...hacked it off!!!!! I was totally unprepared for that. I completely forgot that I've been spoiled by Dana over the years. That MOST hair stylists always cut off more than you want, but not my Dana! She's a woman of her word.
So yeah, I forgot about that. And lost about 4-5 more inches of hair than I wanted to.
I think it's even shorter than the time I hacked my braids off purposefully.
Ah well, it's cool (temperature wise) and kinda cute (even though I'm not a cutesy kinda gal) and definitely easier to style, and uses less shampoo, so I guess it's economical?
Whatever, it's hair it'll grow. ;-)
I suppose I was in a "change my appearance" kinda of mood, cause next thing I knew, I was google searching for a new blog template.
You think that'd be the easy part.
I have no idea why I obsessed about this task for FOUR HOURS, but I did. For four hours. Trying out new templates, tweaking them to the point that they looked okay, and then deciding I didn't like them. And of course I know JUST ENOUGH of HTML to be dangerous, but not enough to not spend FOUR HOURS on this task.
I started out with this one:
Which I like well enough, until I realized the my actual blog post would be confined to about 1/4 of the screen. And y'all know I'm wordy, so that was a no-go. Waaaay too much scrolling down involved...
Then I saw this one:
which I loved in theory. Until I actually pasted it in and took a look at what it looked like as MY blog...and within the span of one post, I was feeling crazy. Too many swirls and flowers...I want to look at my post, not that background. Those swirls started looking like a car accident on the highway---you don't want to look, but you can't look away. So that got 86'd.
Next was this lovely arrangement:
It's so not me.
the gentlemen out there will know what I mean...at first glance it looks awesome! Likes to have fun, colorful (but not too much), looks like it's got it's sh*t together...but then when you get a little closer and dig a little deeper, you realize the margins are all off, the graphics are running into one another, and everything that ONCE looked hot, know looks like a hot mess.
That blog template will be the one puking in the gutter outside the bar at 2am..mark.my.word.
So then I got a bit creative with this one:
and within a few minutes I thought someone had slipped something into my drink.
What about this one?
yep, that's what I thought.
I ended back at the good ol' Blogger template...and found this one:
which is lovely and calm, and serene, and nicely spaced.
and kinda blah.
I was just about to give up and then I stumbled across this one. The one you currently see. And I just love it. Even though it's very pink. I love it. The font is "Parisienne," parfait! And it's just the amount of fun, and whimsy, and grown-up-ness, and organization, and classiness that I'd like to sport on my blog. Especially at this new age of thirty-fun.
I hope you like it too.
Plus, it's really funny to me to see not-so-nice words in fancy Parisienne font, see?
I love it. And a spruced up new look for a new year is always a good thing.
And I guess I am starting to dig these highlights...