Saturday, August 29, 2009

...On Weekends and a New Look!


My weekend started with a Friday night full of family I haven't seen in umpteen years, dinner and conversation. I have a cousin visiting from my native country who I haven't seen since I was 12 years old! Believe me when I say that was a long time ago... 

It's amazing how wonderful it is to see a familiar, unfamiliar face after all those years. He looks so much like our long lost grandfather it's uncanny. What seemed even more amazing to me was the fact that there were no uncomfortable silences. We talked and talked as if trying to catch up in one evening after all these years was the thing to do. It was an unexpected and special evening.

After such a nice Friday night, I woke up this morning with lots of energy and feeling cheerful. I decided to blog about my evening and started thinking... (always a dangerous thing for me)... hmmm... Impressions just doesn't really reflect my personality! The place has been feeling a bit dark and cramped -- I like wide open spaces. Does that happen to you? It was happening to me with my old set up. Soooo, what better way to remedy that problem than to look for a different, lighter, brighter and more open look. 

I liked this three column template with the white background. I think the place looks more open, less cramped... I'm a bit of a "red" person (if you haven't noticed yet), so those red letters had to go UP! I tweaked the HTML a little bit and I'm still playing with the format, but I think it's starting to look a little better. 

You'll probably see changes in the upcoming week as the experimentation continues -- not sure yet if I'll keep the header picture, although I kind of like it. What do you think? Do you like this header?

I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to working Blogger and must thank my friend Nath for sending me to the right place and for her suggestions. Thank you, Nath!

So, what do you think of the new look? Any suggestions?  


12 comments:

  1. Hilcia It looks wonderful! :-D I love the white and read. So easy to read. Glad you had a fantastic time with your relative and the evening insired.

    Mountie

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Mountie. :)
    I'm glad you like the change... socializing and redecorating always gives me a boost!

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  3. Your weekend sounds like it got off to a great start. It's like that with my cousins too. Don't see them for years but when we get together the years just melt away.

    I like the new set up - looks good. :)

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  4. It was such a lovely time, Leslie.. glad you like the new set up. :)

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  5. I love white background, makes it so clean and fresh :)

    Looks good and you figured out the header!! Good job :)

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  6. LOL, Nath... thank you, it took me a while, but I finally got the hang of it ;P

    The white background feels like a fresh coat of paint, lol!

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  7. Hils, love the make-over - it looks great!!! And so glad that you had some quality time with family. Indi...

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  8. Thanks Indigene! Now I have to get used to it... :)

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  9. As I said - very nice new look.

    Also, I don't have to jump on IE just to comment as I did before. Yippee. :)

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  10. I'm so glad you like it and that it's easier to comment too! Thanks for the feedback. :)

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  11. I really love the new layout, Hils!

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  12. Hi, Brie! Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. :)

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