Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SURPRISE!!

Well hellooooo there!!

Isn't it FAB?? (If you are reading this in Google Reader you may want to click over.) I've been thinking about my redesign for AGES and am so totally, completely giddy with how it turned out!! Shannon at Eightcrazy Design is fan-freaking-tastic!


She took my inspiration -- my business card I had made up about six months ago -- and ran with it. It is so absolutely cool I can't stand it. (Squeal!) It's a perfect mix of sophisticated and fun and I'm thrilled. If you need any design services, I encourage you to check out Shannon's site.

Let me take you on a tour!

All the old stuff is still here, it's just organized better. (OH goodness, you know how I love organization!) Many of the items that were along the side are now up in the tabs along the top of the site.

I added specific tabs about advertising and consults -- check them out if you are interested! I highlighted some of the rooms in our house under the Our Home tab.I made the FAQ post a tab, so if you are new to TDC, many of your questions on projects I have completed are answered there.

Get Connected has links to my e-mail, Twitter and Facebook accounts and my Etsy site. Because you can't click the header to get "home" -- you can click the house button or go to the "Home" on the tab on the header to get to the front page of my site.

You can get my new blingy button (seen above) along the side as well. Isn't it awesome? (If you grabbed it early, the link is corrected now! I have a dot com address I haven't switched over yet.)

Some of my labels I had highlighted on my old site. Shannon has organized them so nicely all together along the side under Popular Catagories. These are some of my favorite labels, things like holiday posts, window treatments, beadboard, etc. I may add to these in the future, but you can still search my blog under What You Missed or check out past posts and my labels way down on the bottom left.

You can still see fellow bloggers in my blogroll down on the left as well. :)

I'm still tweaking some things but for now, it's done! And I'm in luuuuurve!! I hope you love it too! Thanks so much for the sweet comments!

P.S. And thanks to Beckie from Infarrantly Creative for introducing me to her BFF! :) (That would be Shannon.)

105 comments:

  1. How COOL is this???? It makes you look all cool and professional, which we know you are....and cute on top of that!

    Suzanne

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  2. Very fun and Professional!
    I absolutely love it!!

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  3. Looks wonderful! This way we can find information quickly on your blog.
    Have a great evening.

    Charla

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  4. I love it! Now its not all cluttered!

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  5. Looks fab! Love the color scheme.

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  6. It is a delight!! And even better you are thrilled with it!
    Janell

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  7. congrats on the lovely new design. enjoy your newest space! ;)

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  8. Beautiful! Professional! Pretty! Lovely! Love it!

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  9. You Got the Right Stuff now Baby! HAHA My ode to NKOTB and YOU! The site ROCKS!!

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  10. Love the new look!! It completely fits! :)

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  11. I love it, it's very YOU! :)


    Rachelle

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  12. Love the site! When you click on your button at the top of the post, it took me to th wrong site. Just FYI :)

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  13. Oh yes, it's beautiful! I'm going to have to check out all the tabs at the top. Right now though, I'm grabbing your new button!

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  14. I love it! I'm hoping I'm able to get a sponsor soon so I can afford a blog design.

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  15. I love the new look - very exciting!

    Chelsea

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  16. This is GEORGE-GOUS!!! No - that's NOT a typo! I clicked on you today and smiled ~ it looks marvellous dahling!

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  18. Love all the changes!! So polished and profesh! :)

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  19. ooohhhhhhh...very nice...it suits you

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  20. BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL!!!! :o) Love the new look, it's GORG!

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  21. Love it! I love the color choice too... my favorites!

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  22. I really love this Sarah! Everything looks so good..only I dont see The Whispering Creek House under your favorites! LOL I have to give you a hard time! I am having my first giveaway! Come check it out! And Well Done ladies this blog rocks!

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  23. A very professional look. Non seasonal or traditional.

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  24. It looks great! So much more cleaner, brighter, and organized!

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  25. I love the new design! I have recently looked at all your "organization" posts and you have inspired me to totally get my home together! I'm working on it one step at a time! I can't wait to see more of your organizing! Love your blog! :)

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  26. looks great! but when you click the house it takes you to go daddys main site not back to your home page. just so you know. but it looks BEAUTIFUL!

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  27. I even like your new font! (how much of a nerd am I?) I love how she used your business card as an inspiration. :) I've checked her site out before. I'd love to use her if I can save enough $$$. :)

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  28. LOVE it! Very clean & organized. I will update my blog with your new button!

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  29. This is giggly gorgeous!!!! The header is great. So loving the new look!

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  30. It looks awesome! What's this "Before and After Party" I spy? I must have missed that announcement...I haven't gotten to join one of your parties yet - can't wait! :)

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  31. It looks really good I like it!

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  32. Well I hadn't been here before, but I gotta say, your business card is adorable!

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  33. Love it! The first time I visited your blog I thought...hmmm..2700+ followers...and no custom design? Crazy! Your so stinkin polular! Congrats on the Beautiful Blog! :) Lovin the site.

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  34. Lovin' it, Sarah! So gorgeous!

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  35. Love the new look. It looks very classy. Can't wait to play around and check out all the new gadgets. :)

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  36. MY MY! I just love it! Green happens to be my favvvy.

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  37. Love the new look. So classy and well organized.

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  38. Wowee Wow Wow!! It looks spectacular! I had fun clicking all over the place!

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  39. Sarah, I love your new blog design, so chic! And I got the wondeful blue ball jars yesterday and I took some pics of them in action today so will post on your etsy store so you can see, and on my blog..so check it out in a day or so..and I am having a giveaway on Pink Saturday so stop by my friend! blessings
    Barb

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  40. Looks fabulous! I am loving all the categories and labels!

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  41. a beeeeelion times better. Shannon rocked it.

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  42. I LOVELOVELOVE your new blog design!! I think it is awesome!!
    I have wanted to get a new design myself and now you are totally inspiring me!! Can't wait to check yours out!

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  43. love love love the the new design so classy!

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  44. Lucky girl! I love her designs and your blog looks awesome! I love what you've done with the place! ;)

    Roeshel

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  45. Holy guacamole, what a stunning makeover ! Ooooh, the colors - lovin' the lavender and green and brown. Stunning ! And what an organized Chick you are my dear. I am just so impressed !!!!!

    xoxo
    Kate

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  46. Oh my gosh, Sarah!! I absolutely ♥ ♥ ♥ it! It's so perfect!!

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  47. Great facelift! Looks so professional! :-)

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  48. As a fairly new reader, i'm happy to say that your new design is stellar! If I may offer a tiny suggestion... center justified text can be challenging to read... it works great for headlines but for actual content it can strain the eyes, especially in paragraphs. Regardless though, your new site is fantastic!

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  49. I love the colors! Looks great!

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  50. Oh..I was so excited when I click over to your sight and saw this...it looks fabulous! I just tried to replace your old button with the new one but part of the code is missing.

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  51. Sarah, I LOVE IT!! She did a fantastic job and I especially love how she organized your twitter and facebook buttons. So fabulous!!

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  52. I love it! I need to change out your button!!

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  53. Seriously love the new look! I have been reading your posts for awhile now and love your outlook!

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  54. Your new design looks so good! Much more suited for the accomplished blogger that you are. Your blogstyle now matches your own style!

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  55. Oh my! You've done for your blog what you do for interior decorating! Fab-u-lous!

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  56. I love the colors and the site is amazing and so well organized! Well done by all parties involved! ox

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  57. It looks fab alright and it liked it before! Great job.

    @cheapchichome

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  58. LOVE IT and 'ditto' to the previous 80 comments!

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  59. LOVE IT!!! You must be thrilled! Looks great!

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  60. LOVE IT!!! You must be thrilled! Looks great!

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  61. Beautiful! Now, I want a consultation AND a blog design! You may have helped my complete my Christmas list in one fell swoop!

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  62. What an improvement! It is so much easier to read, and I love the colors you chose!

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  63. Sarah, it looks great! I know you are thrilled with the new look.

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  64. I *kiss* fist it (signing in ASL)
    Meaning, I luvvvrrrve it! :)

    BTW, I was wondering if you would blog about power tools? I want to buy some for myself (hubby wouldn't let me touch his, they are "his" babies) but everytime I go to Lowes or HD, I get really confused in which I should buy and what they are used for.

    I am sure that other ladies feels the same way.

    Again, luuuurve your blog!
    Kelly --

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  65. LOVE it! Makes me want to work with Shannon now more than ever!!

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  66. I love it. The layout is so functional and the design is gorgeous.

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  67. Just absolutely beautiful! Ooo-La-La!

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  68. i LOVE your blog! i'm totally into the thrifting, too! you can check out my finds at


    http://thriftstoregal.blogspot.com/

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  69. FABulous! Love the layout, design, colors - everything.

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  70. It looks great! Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  71. Love the new design! I was looking back on some of your posts on organization and the organizational freak in me was reborn. I'm a step away from buying a label-maker haha! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  72. Congratulations, Sarah. It looks wonderful. I'm sure you must be really proud--and you deserve to be. Enjoy!!

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  73. Congratulations! It looks fun and professional all at once.

    ~ Tracy

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  74. Congratulations! It looks fun and professional all at once.

    ~ Tracy

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  75. wow - this design is AWESOME! i couldn't have chosen a better one myself (not that you'd be asking my opinion of your design, haha!). what fun ideas about your halloween decor! but, i guess i don't get the joke at the end...*shamed*

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I LOVE your comments, thank you! (I read every single one.)

If you have a specific question I will do my best to answer you back here! Be sure to check out the FAQs tab at the top of the site and my Projects page for paint colors and DIY projects as well.

THANKS so much for reading!