Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year, New Look

Over the weekend, I decided that I was in the mood for a new blog look. Well, actually I had been thinking of it for a little while but actually put the wheels in motion the past few days. I chose a new theme for the blog. It's simple but still colorful and I like the way it looks.


The hardest part for me was deciding to replace my other beautiful banner, which I still love. But, change is nice sometimes so why not. Let me know what you think, everyone!

We had a nice winter break, and I decided to take a mini vacation while my oldest daughter was out of school. I'll be back to blogging regularly very soon!

I received a new coffee mug that is sure to keep me going. ;) (I think this is my favorite gift that I got for Christmas!)


And to our friends, I haven't forgotten about anyone. Just needed to step offline just a tiny bit for a little while. See you soon!

34 comments:

  1. I think the blog's new look is awesome! Very sleek! That mug is adorable, too! :D

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  2. I love the new blog look! And the mug!

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  3. Nice revamp! A new and fresh look is always fun.

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  4. Love the new look. I have been thinking about the same thing, just haven't made time for it yet!

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  5. Oh Miss Ann, you know we are always thinking and looking at new blog designs but just cannot find "the one" just yet. We don't want to switch if we don't LOVE the design, you know? We are glad you finally found one you LOVE...and we love it too for you!
    Oz

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    1. Thought of you Ma Oz! It's a pre-made theme.

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  6. I like the new blog design very much. It's fun to make a change. I slowed way down on internet time over the holidays too. When family is around I want to make the most of it. You made a good choice to take a little break.

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  7. Absolutely LOVE the new look, Ann!

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  8. Haha the mug is so cute! :)

    And I also have been thinking for a change for my blog look. I have been wanting to work on it but keep getting sick. :( One of these days I hope to feel better so I can work on it!

    Slobbery kisses,
    Jenny & Storm

    http://www.paws2smile.WordPress.com

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  9. I love it! I think it's very friendly and welcoming. The coffee mug is precious! Congrats on making the change.

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  10. Great Ann but what happen to your lovely logo header ... Golden Woofs

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    1. Thank you Sugar. Maybe I will have it remade one of these days.

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  11. I love the new look - it's colorful and simple, two of my favorite things that aren't easy to balance but you've done it well.

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  12. I think the new look is great! I've thought about changing our blog too, but haven't attempted it yet.

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  13. Your former design was great; this design is outstanding! Absolutely amazing! Congratulations and Happy New Year!!!

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  14. We love your new blog look, and your mug is very cool ! Purrs

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  15. I love your new look! Change is always good I think, and I love the simplicity of this. I'm glad you've been able to enjoy a little time off with your family. I've been a little quieter over the holidays too, and am just now starting to get back into the swing of things.

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  16. Hey, Ann! Glad you're taking some time offline; it's refreshing to see a blogger do that nw and again. :) This is a really pretty design, and you are brave for making such a change. I'll offer just one thing, though: do you think there's room (maybe work it into the header as part of your blog name - like word art - that complements the dots) to bring the pawprints back? To match your blog name? I see your avatar is still a blue pawprint, but other than your blog name/tagline and photos, there's nothing that tells me this is a pet blog (vs. a stationery, craft or party planning blog, for example). Just wouldn't want to see you lose any potential regulars because they needed more than 30 seconds - which they didn't have - to determine you have a crap load of pet content here. (You don't need to reply to this comment, either, just something to think about.)

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    1. I was thinking about that too Elizabeth, that it doesn't really say "pet blog". I'll probably work on implementing something this month. I still have a few things I need to adjust here and there.

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  17. We love it too, it's nice and very quick to load!

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  18. I was reading a few of the comments and glad to see that what I was thinking was stated by a few people. While I love the look, there is nothing at all that would lead me to think this was a pet blog (other than the title)....I am against the "paws" idea because it is so over-used......I would just like to see some sort of logo/illustration that features all of the animals that YOU feature on your blog. Cats, dogs, rats, etc.........just a thought. Otherwise it looks great! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Thanks Caren! I appreciate you and everyone else's feedback and it definitely something for me to consider! I agree though. Perhaps something is needed to make it more relevant to pets.

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  19. guys....happee bee lated new yeer & heerz two a happee healthee 2016 two all...we noe yur mom N joyed her brake N we R total lee love in de mug !! :)

    we think yur new blog iz grate; kleen... eazee ta reed... but we miss see in shiner...front & center...purrhaps a "circle" with shiner, callie & de ratz in each one ??? purrhapz ~~~~ ♥♥♥

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    1. Yea - I did that very same design for my Facebook page, so maybe I can create something like that for a header eventually.

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  20. We like the new look, but we loved your old header. We wonder if there isn't a way to work it in somehow. :)

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  21. Great New Look! :) So pretty! <3

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  22. I like your new look and the mug is great too :)

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  23. We know exactly what you mean! We have a new design that Glogirly helped us design - wait for it - back in MAY. But has our mom taken the time to change over? Noooooooo. BAD mommy. BAD.

    We LOVE your new design!!!

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  24. Looks great, Ann! Clean, simple; like the dots. Do agree with Elizabeth and Caren that adding that little touch that says pets would be great. And, love the overall look; congrats!

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  25. It is a nice new look, I love your banner too though. I don't think your title stands out enough for me but that just might be because you repeated it in the text. Love Dolly

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  26. the new look is great, have a great new year

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