Saturday, January 7, 2012

A New Look

So, with the new year here, I decided that my blog needed a new theme. You have to admit, I haven't changed it in a long time, which is definitely not usual for me. With that in mind, I set out to find a new blog theme with only a few prerequisites in mind. First, it had to be free. That makes me sound cheap, but there are so many wonderful free themes, why pay? Second, it had to be feminine. During my search I found this pretty theme and though it's colorful, it's also quite simple. I don't know if I'll stick with it, but for the time being, it works.

The things I really like about it include the colors, the really pretty fonts for headers, and the fact that it is so well put together. It's really usable with no modifications to the code, which is both rare and wonderful. The things I'm really not crazy about are the huge, blocky headers on the sidebar. I'm of the opinion that the pretty, curvy font would have made better headers for the sidebar, and while I'm fairly sure that could be done, I have no idea how to do it and I don't want to mess with the code. Okay, so I changed my mind. I really like this theme, but it needed a few changes, so I set about making them. Turns out the code is so clean, the changes were really, really easy. The woman who coded this theme, Caroline Moore, is awesome, that's all I have to say about that!

Alright, so now tell me what you think; do you like it?  Feedback is always a good thing, it helps me to decide whether or not I'll keep it. For this one, I think I will. It's the prettiest new theme I've seen, and is so user-friendly, but I'd still like to hear what you think.


  1. I like the new look! Has a very welcoming feeling, like I am about to be handed homemade cookies and some tea through my screen. YUM!

    Good Luck with school next week! I wouldn't be able to teach a class, I can barely talk for 2 minutes in front of a class but I guess you get used to it eh.

  2. Glad you like it, Britney! I'm also quite fond. Also, thanks for the back-to-school luck! You do get used to it, and I'll tell you, when I was an undergrad, I had exactly the same problem you have. I still, to this day, have trouble speaking in front of a group of my peers (people with education equal to mine) and I freak out when I have to speak in front of superiors. So, it's not an exact science, but I do okay. I'm more nervous about what will happen from day to day, than I am about standing up in front of the class.

    As always, thanks for stopping by and saying hello! :)

  3. I like it, it's really pretty! Nice change and looks like something you would choose, so keep it!! <3