Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blog Transformation!

Woohoo! Look at me. Yep, I have a new look which has been some time in the making. I hope that everyone likes the browns and blues over the white and the dots. I was really trying to come up with something that felt more personalized to me, my city and my blog name and be easy on the eyes. As many may or may not know, I am one of the few San Francisco natives out there. Most of the city has been taken over by transplants and that's okay since San Franciscans have always been open and happy to share. Just think of the 60's, Summer of Love and Haight-Ashbury. My heart truly belongs to San Francisco and it's the city I love and I can't ever imagine being far from it long...whether it be distance or time.

With help from Lena at Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates, she helped create my blurry, indecisive idea into a reality. I won't lie and say it was easy on my part because it wasn't. I had an idea and searched high and low for a picture that I thought fit me and I finally found the picture above on Flickr and I asked permission from the photographer to use the photo for the blog. That all took a while...many websites of photos and going cross-eyed and not being able to decide what was best. My friend, AM, helped me tremendously. Thanks AM! But the Flickr photographer, Charlie, was kind enough to let me use his picture. What a relief! For those not familiar with San Francisco, this picture was taken on one of the piers along the waterfront and is facing inward. The very tall triangular building is the famous Transamerica Building obscured by the fog that San Francisco is so known for. And everyone knows that I absolutely love fog.

Once the picture was picked out, Lena said I should look at digital scrapbooking templates. Whoa, who knew there were so many?! More looking and indecisiveness and I finally decided on chocolate and blue and Lena made me some different templates to look at and ta-da!!!!

Welcome to my new blog! Isn't she pretty? It's still in a period of transition since I need to update the blogroll, stitching projects and actually write the posts that still exist only in my head. But for now, I'll just sit and admire the new look for a bit.

6 comments:

Ann Marie said...

You're welcome! I'm willing to bet that in a couple years you'll return the favor. ;)

Carol R said...

Lovely new look but it looks more green than blue on my monitor!

Barbeeque4 said...

I really like the new look of your blog!!!!!! Now I want o change mine!!!

Lien said...

I love the new blog look.

Great seeing you this past weekend too!!! Come visit -- lotsa single men here! :)

Wendy said...

Your blog template is awesome and I love the colours! Welcome to our Quaker RR :-D

bigsis said...

I love the picture. Makes me want to walk around the city, especially along the waterfront. I agree with Lien, Texas has nice good-looking guys. You did a good job shopping for your niece. Thanks.