Monday, February 1, 2010

snow day #3...


ok, i can so get used to these snow days!  having virtually no agenda on a day to day basis, no stress, no schedule, but still get a paycheck....SUWEEEETT!  friday was day 1, {saturday and sunday don't count}, monday was day 2, and tuesday is now day 3 of being snowed in.  i actually am loving every minute of it!  some people say cabin fever...i was born for this:)  i did get out tonight to celebrate my brother's birthday...but other than that i've been snuggled under warm blankets on my couch with my fire on, laptop on, tv on, and teacher glare off!  ha!  i actually have been productive too, but that is not nearly as exciting to write about. 

i guess you've probably recognized that on my 4th day of being totally cooped up in my house all day i got a little creative and taught myself how to redesign a blog...or at least a blog header.  i know, i know, i just (like last week) had danielle redo my blog.  but i started surfing the internet for 'how to guides' because i really have always wanted to learn how to do it myself since i am (obviously) unable to commit to a particular design for more than one week!  ha!  i just love changing it up with the seasons. 

i found a great tutorial on one of my new favorite blogs...Clover Lane.  I just love her blog, she gives very practical parenting advice, takes great pictures, and has adorable kiddos!  She gives a full tutorial here which i followed to the 't' and made this header. i love how it turned out and this will encourage me to a.  decorate for each holiday which i already do basically, and b.  take better pictures of my decor.

i wish i knew how to put up cute wallpaper behind the blog, use cute fonts, frame pictures, and decorate the sidebar more.  but maybe that will come with future snow storms.  this is an easy way to make a header using just picasa without having any knowledge of html code (which i know nothing of!).  oh to be 10 years younger...i think all things 'tech' related would come so much easier!  i may not do this forever, because i still LOVE danielle's work.  but i'll try it for a while {and give danielle a break from my continuous pestering about a particular design!} 

5 comments:

Emily Doss said...

Oh my goodness. I love that header! I will definitely be checking out the how to's on that. Deborah and I had a little session about blog lay-outs and blog designs, but I've never even begun trying to figure out how to make a header. Sooo cute!

For blog designs/templates I just google free blogger backgrounds and shop around. Some worked flawlessly, but some just didn't work at all. (But most have how to's as well.)

I bet you would like the ones over at www.shabbyblogs.com :)

DLD - said...

Guuuurl I am SOOOOOO with you on the SNOW DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have just enjoyed my time off and could get used to a "lady of leisure" lifestyle!!! *SMILE* Some ppl I know have complained about the time off - REALLY? Are you crazy? Are you on crack? Anyway - I hope you have a WONDERFUL snowday tomorrow - I will be vegging out on the couch with my pillow and fuzzy blanket! Love ya!

Jill said...

Amy, are you serious??? Another snow day? I'm so jealous. I just drove 5+ hours today for work. Boring!

Angie said...

You impress me to no end...and I am incredibly jealous of your snow days. We had a delay Monday, but today was full on...and my class was as well! ;( I had to get out my angry eye more than I like!

Emily Doss said...

I did it!!! I made a header. Now I just have to take more pics! Thanks for the info! :)

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