Sunday, January 9, 2011

Holy Moly! I Finally Did It! My Bloggie Got A Makeover!

Hi Sweeties!

My brain is totally pooped out from too much technology.

I know about enough to be totally dangerous so re-doing the WHOLE blog was truly an adventure for this 60 year old! YIKES! And, scary. I kept thinking I was going to lose everything. Clicking that DONE button was way too much for me. :-)

I think 'ya gotta be a spring chicken for this stuff to come easily.... but, alas it's mostly finished (I had to quit for fanny just couldn't take any more sitting!) and I'm ready to blog again. Big Sigh... Finally!

Still can't figure out how to move my picture at the bottom of the blog from the left to the center.

Did finally figure out how to align your sweet bloggie buttons though. I know, probably not a big deal to most.... But really big to me!

I think I could have made a new slipcover for my sofa in the same amount of time so I think the re-do qualifies for Metamorphosis Monday.... Do you think??? :-) You'll want to pop on over and see all the wonderful changes too! It's a great party.

I'm also joining:


Thank you so much for hanging in there with me sweet girlies. I am so grateful to each of you....

Who know blogging could create so many new friendships.

Isn't it amazing?


Have a wonderful Monday!

Lovies, Huggies and BLESSINGS!




  1. Spencer, it looks wonderful! I can't believe you did this all by yourself. I'm SO impressed!
    Great job on everything. It looks very spiffy!

    Love you...


    Sheila :-)

  2. Wow, your blog looks great! Well done!
    Love Joni.

  3. It looks lovely. I really love your header and background. I've done a great job! I love playing with the design and coding but it's been trial and error..the only way I know how to learn. :0)

    I'm visiting for Mosaic Monday...
    Have a wonderful day,
    Stephanie ♥

  4. Precious one, IT LOOKS WONDERFUL! And....I have just discovered that when you download a picture while you are composing your post, just click on the picture and options for INCREASING THE SIZE COME UP! I click on XlARGE!!! Oh, this is just beautiful. I love the "Dotted Swiss" look.Remember that material? My momma made me such cute dresses out of Dotted Swiss....ahhhhhh......HAVE A GREAT DAY! Anita

  5. Spencer it looks wonderful! love it! I have a hard time spacing paragraphs too...sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't..I think it's a blogger issue, I'm always wanting to email them about it. good luck, let us know if you figure it out:)

  6. Hi Spencer,
    Your blog looks great!


  7. Pretty makeover. I discovered how to do mine (via Blogspot) a couple of months ago and changed it up for Xmas. Now I've changed it up again for the New Year. I'm limited with Blogspot, but it's fun seeing what can be changed. And I guess I wouldn't want to overload my 56 yr old brain with too many options!

  8. Spencer, I love this. I am sorry I have been absent for so long. Life has been rather stressful the past couple of months with our little Hazie and I have been so concerned about her. That kind of gave me a writer's block, along with the stressfulness of the holiday season, and I just couldn't concentrate on other things very well.

    But we are finally back from Utah after over 3 weeks and I am making an effort to get back in the swing and back in touch with my favorite bloggers.

    I must say Hazel is absolutely a valiant spirit and fights very well for her life when she starts down that crazy, fever-infested path. She is improving day by day now.

    Back to your blog, I think the header is just beautiful and I love the wider text column, it look very professional.

    You underestimate your techno abilities, you did a phenomenal job. I was touched by your post about missing your mom. Bless your heart! I just know I will always miss my mom too. Her death date was November 15th, also close to the holidays and a time when we tend to miss all of our loved ones who have passed even more than usual. I love that photo of you with your arms around your mom's neck, I can tell she got some very special care from you in her last days, and always. Such a beautiful thing to see in this crazy world of ours where many forget the importance of family. Love you, dear friend, and I hope your daughter, little guy, and your hubby will always treat you and love you the way you do them!

    Take good care, Bonnie :-)

  9. Hi Spencer! Everything looks wonderful! I love it. I'm guessing you're using the new editor. Well, I've tried it and don't like it so I'm still using the old editor and am praying they won't take it all away! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Spencer, you're using the NEW editor instead of the OLD editor. The old one is much better and not glitchy like the new one. Go to Design, click on Settings, go to the bottom and choose Old editor, click save and there you go. Most people don't know about the 2 editors and the old one is my preference. I have NO trouble with that one.

  11. Oooh, and I DOOOO love the new look. I don't think I've ever seen gray on a blog but it looks fantastic!

  12. Spencer - it looks fabulous! I know how much work all that blog redoing is! You did a great job.


  13. It looks so special, just like YOU! I love the blue hydrangea in your heading.

    Happy Blue Monday, Spencer.

  14. Yes, I agree. Your blog looks fantastic. Very lovely mosaic.

  15. Hi Spencer! Wow ~ your blog looks fabulous!! I love that new banner and I am so impressed by your accomplishment. Send me some of your nerve!!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  16. I feel the same way you do about techie stuff. I feel so intimidated by all of it. Your blog looks great. I'm impressed.

  17. Well, this is my first time, so I didn't see the "before", but your blog is beautiful. Don't you feel smart that you did it and turned out so lovely? Congratulations!


  18. Spec, everything looks so soft, feminine and sweet just like you. Your header is like the heart of your home I'm sure of that.
    Good for you. I couldn't navigate blogspot or typepad for the life of me, but then I've never tried : ) I'm a MAC girl remember?
    Sending warm hugs your way.
    Love You
    Love Me

  19. You did a great job and it really does take some faith to hit done, doesn't Blue Monday

  20. Love your new blog look! Very sweet! I've learned with some trial and error about centering photos... but what works for me is either adding borders that match page background or for the sidebar, enlarging the photo first to about a 3 and 1/2" width and unchecking the box on the add gadget that says "shrink to fit".

    I'll email you, your photo at the bottom of your page with the borders on it for you to try if you'd like.

    Have a wonderful day!

    P.S. I clicked on you Master bedroom photo for a looksee and it wasn't working...

    Love the candlestick tutorial!

  21. Dropping back by to wish you a Happy Blue Monday, Spence! Still lovin' it!


    Sheila :-)

  22. Your blog looks and sounds amazing! Good job!

  23. PRECIOUS SPENCER! THANK YOU FOR VISITING TODAY and yep, this layout is so fresh and pretty! KEEP WARM AND HAPPY DEAREST, CREATING and making everyone happy, as you make me!!! Anita

  24. Spencer, your new blog look is so pretty. Good job! laurie

  25. Looks FAB! Love it! & those blog buttons...they give me a headache trying to figure those babies out too :) I had to make one yesterday & even though I have done it before it still took me an hour! :) But once all the work is put in it is always worth it isn't it! Looks great!

  26. What a awesome job...I re-did mine but it doesn't come close to how beautiful your have really learned!! I applaud you!!!
    I agree...I could sew up curtains, pillows etc in the time it took me...stretching me!

  27. Spencer, this looks FAB-U-LOUS!!! I have NO idea how to do it! Seriously! I am totally clueless! It is just beautiful! LOVE the header!

    Lou Cinda

  28. To borrow your words...HOLY MOLY! It is beyond awesome, Spencer! I can't even begin to describe how much I love it all. My blog wants to look just like yours when it grows up! Seriously! :)

    I wouldn't mind hearing a few of the details of how you did what font is "Bellamere Cottage"? What program did you use to make your collage header? Do you hire out your blog designing talents?????

  29. Love your header! I'm having another giveaway, Spencer! Come on over and enter...maybe you'll win again ! LOL!
    ¸.*´¸.**´¨) ¸.**´¨)
    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

    PS: Thank you so much for the sweet 'thank you' card. It's on my bulletin board :-)

  30. I think we 60 somethings are pretty resilient folks. I've got a couple of blogs, one needs a redo and I've also been afraid. Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. Hello my cute little Spencer! Your blog looks gorgeous. I wish you could come and help me redesign mine. I KNOW I can't do it by myself. Heck I can hardly upload my pictures.hehe
    love to you,'

  32. Hi Spencer, This is my first visit to your blog, so I don't know what the "before" looked like. The "after" is so pretty. Your pictures and color choices are perfect. I've only been blogging since July and am still learning. I need to write it down once I figure how how to do something new. It keeps us young to keep learning;-) Great job.

  33. Wow, Spencer, you did a wonderful job, your blog looks awesome!!!!
    Good for you, what a great accomplishment, love the polka dots, and the soft shade of grey!!!!
    Margaret B

  34. You did a fantastic job!! It looks wonderful!


  35. Well, your blog looks beautiful! This is something I have been wanting to do (blog makeover) but, still haven't gotten it done!

  36. Yahooooo for you...everything looks so lovely over here. Happy new week to you. xoxo

  37. Spencer, how did you do this amazing header? I have never noticed one of these great ones on a blogspot blog before. it just looks so professional. Would love to make one.

  38. Hi Spencer. I love the new look. It is very peaceful and dreamy. Just how I want mine to be. I have been wanting to do a re-do now that I am back in the blog world again. I know I was MIA big time.
    Big hugs, Sue

  39. It looks fabulous Spencer!!! Great job on the picture collage for your header too!!! I love it!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

  40. Oh, I love it! You did such a wonderful job! I am most impressed:) Your blog is always a breath of fresh air.

  41. Your makeover looks lovely - good for you! I like how you used pretty matted pics in your header.

  42. Your changes to your blog are fantastic! This 62 year old couldn't have done it.

    Hugs, Gretchen

  43. Well, it looks fantastic and it does count!! Look at what you learned in the process...I know those kids just get it so takes me forever, too.
    I did so enjoy your post about your sweet and you are so blessed to know love like that...and I really liked seeing your picture...I think it's the first I've seen of you...faces with words really help:) and yours is beautiful!
    Have a great week!

  44. Great job, Spencer!!!

    Love it.

  45. I enjoyed visiting your blog today. You have a true gift for photography! Thanks for sharing your views with us.


Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!