Sunday, September 19, 2010

Whatcha Think?

About once a year, I get the urge to redecorate. Not our house, because my black thumb in the garden does not even begin to rival the lack of prowess I possess in interior design. No, I'm talking about blog redecoration. And the itch has hit again. If you're viewing this in a reader, I urge you to click through to the blog.

Now tell me . . . what do you think?

Personally, I like how the theme (from YummyLolly's collection of free blog templates) is fairly autumnal, and how the girl central to the image is in a rather precarious position. I identify with her dangling, which is both courageous (perhaps in a kitchen-ish kind of way!) and possibly dangerous (depending on how far off the ground she is). I kind of feel like I'm dangling in a strange life-spot right now, so the illustration resounds with me. Plus, she's wearing glasses just like me, so what's not to love about her?

Of course, there are things I don't like about the new design, too, my main gripe being that the more narrow main column does not allow for larger photographs. Overall, though, it's a nice change, and the template is clean and uncluttered.

What's your take? Do you like this new theme, or should I stick with the old one, with its white background and apple-icious banner?

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Announcement! I am looking for guest bloggers for part of next week (Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, ) because I am going to Hoopcamp 2010!!! *Cue gone-bonkers excitement.*

Anyway, Hoopcamp totally snuck up on me, which is why I'm only asking now, somewhat late in the game. If you'd like to guest post here about any of the usual topics (food, eating, recipes, eating disorders, exercise, balance, mental health, hooping, crazy dogs, amazing husbands, etc.), send me an email at kitchencourage (at) yahoo (dot) com. I'd like to have all the guest posts in my inbox by Sunday, September 26 so I can schedule them to post before I head off to California. Thanks, y'all!


  1. I like it! It's cute and fallish. Hmm lemme get a grasp on this week and see about guest posting. I'll send you an email if I write one!

  2. I like the new look, Beth. It's relevant to your platform and whimsical at the same time.If it's not too soon for me to guest again, I might be able to come up iwth something between now and Sunday. If I do, I'll send it and you can decide if you want to use it, k? Hoop on, my friend (and shoot lots of awesome Hoopcamp video)!

  3. Lindsay and James CoSeptember 21, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    ADORABLE!! Love the new design. Have fun at hoopcamp. too cool!


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