Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A question and a giveaway!

I have tons to tell you all about, but for right now I would like to concentrate on the changes around here on my blog. What do you all think? I have been trying to come up with a new 'face' for my blog for a while and this one seems to fit the best. I have been writing here for nearly 4 years with the same background and everything and that makes it really hard to change ANYTHING. But I love green. It is my very favorite color, and the soft details of this background seem to fit me and my personality best. I have contacted someone to make me something like this that is my own (unique and not free) and we will see where that goes, and how different I want to make it. But for now I could use some opinions.

I also have a giveaway in mind for right now.

These bowl covers I have made have worked out SO well that I would really like to share the love. I will give two custom covers to a randomly chosen commenter next Friday. All you have to do is leave me a comment... it could be about anything. What you think of the blog background, environmentally friendly living, Waldorf home education, gardening, cooking, etc... you name it! Just leave me some love and I will pick somebody to get these sweet washable covers (well, not these ones, ones that will fit YOUR bowls) sent to your door!

Happy Commenting!


Callista said...

i love the new look! it makes the pictures of your plants POP! the green against the brown is very nice. I used to have an apron with little strawberries on it that looked very much like that fabric except it had a greenish background. ADORABLE!

visiting your blog is a very serene experience in my hectic life so i enjoy the time i spend looking at your pretty pictures and reading your posts. keep up the wonderful posts.


Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

The new background is nice and I love the bowl covers!

Thanks for always leaving nice comments on my blog, too! :D

Katie said...

Your blog looks lovely!
Your giveaway is awesome, my fingers are crossed!

Kristen said...

Pick me! Pick me!

I've been enjoying your blog for over a year now. Love the new look and love your bowl covers even more!!

Nessa said...

I love the new look of your blog! All of the photos really stand out now.

Thanks for all your inspiration!


Dina said...

well, you know how much I *heart* you! I usually refer to you as my alter ego when I talk about your blog LOL.

I love seeing a new post pop up on my blogroll - so many great ideas!

I learn things from your blog and try to incorporate them as much as I can in my own daily life.

so thanks :D
and um yeah, those bowl covers rock! *fingers crossed*

SewPaula said...

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog (and hopefully, a bowl cover). I love your ideas and am trying to figure out how to incorporate some of them into my life as a busy WOH mom. While some things simply aren't possible, a great many are and I hope to explore and find other ways to live simply while still having to WOH.

Thank you! you inspire me.

Anonymous said...

I never saw the old look, but I like the new format. Very pretty.

Welcome to SITS!

sarah in the woods said...

I like your new background and layout very much. Pretty, earthy, green. AND I love your bowl covers - hope I win!

Sarah said...

Blog looks great! So do the covers- it's a great idea and so much better than plastic wrap on my lidless bowls!

Unknown said...

Wow Val! You just seem soooo much happier now that you are all settled in your new home and gettin your crafty/homesteading groove back on! I am thrilled for you!

fingers crossed too!

Sunshine Alternative Mama said...

Val, I just love following your blogs! Do you know, I still have the card you sent me, the one that says "Worrying Does Not Empty Tomorrow of its Troubles, It Empties Today of its Strength"? Wise words.

kimberlee said...

I noticed the change right away. I love it.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

ah, your blog looks lovely! and your posts are even lovelier :) always!


Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for some time and I love it! My life is very hectic and stressful at the moment and I always feel relaxed and inspired when I read your blog. :)

Meaghan said...

I have been reading your blog for some time and I love it! My life is very hectic and stressful at the moment and I always feel relaxed and inspired when I read your blog. :)

(oops forgot to sign)

Stephanie Griffith said...

Those bowl covers are so cute! What a great idea.

Julia said...


I've been gone on vacation and was just catching up on your posts. The new blog is BEAUTIFUL and fits you exactly.

I am glad that you are back to gardening. I missed the posts on your bounty when you were living at the last house.

Good luck with your roses. When we lived in Graham, WA, it was the first time that I had tried to grow roses. They did relatively well for me (and I think of myself as someone who has a brown thumb!).

Julia : )

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! I just stumbled upon a blog within the last few days and so far you are representing a lot of what Im hoping to become. More family and earth oriented. Thanks a bunch

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