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New Look.

If you’ve visited lately, you may have noticed something a little new.

Over the years, this blog has gone through many makeovers:

And those few above are just the ones that Wayback Machine has archived. What can I say? I change my mind. A lot. Word of warning, don’t go shopping with me. We’re talking Indecisive City. But I digress.

They all had their pros and cons, but my favorite was the chicken wire design from The Cutest Blog On The Block. As cute as it was (and so perfectly themed for my blog that I literally let out a verbal, “Ooooh,” when I found it), it took a while to load. Or at least it did on my country internet connection.

Which is slow to say the least. Not quite as bad as dial up standards, but not far from it. By the way, in case you’re wondering, that’s one of the few cons of living in the country. . . stone age internet. Anyone that is considering a move to bucolic surroundings, be warned.

But back to the blog. This new look. . . I like it! And I think (after a few tweaks), it’s going to be hanging around for a while. Plus, it has the one thing that I’ve always included almost from the very beginning: pictures of the animals. They provide most of the material for this blog, so, naturally they need to be one of the first things you see.

For any new followers, here’s a little lowdown on who the animals at the top of the page are: (Clockwise, left to right) Mose the donkey (along with a couple of goats), Chickens (a Cream Legbar hen and three of the Naked Necks), Marigold (our resident indecisive goat – she and I have a lot in common), and our farm poodle, Bryony. [Click on the links to be taken to posts featuring those animals]

Something else new – The Country Chick button.

The Country Chick

2 thoughts on “New Look.

  1. Love it! I too am a tweaker and have gone through quite a few variations on my blog. Quick question – LOVE your socialize with me widget. That’s a blogger widget? Or did you have someone make it for you. Specifically the text – I have the different buttons on my blog sidebar but I can only make the text be normal like on all your other text headings…so, how did you make that text “socialize with me” so nice? I understand if you don’t want to share your secrest! But my email is if you will share. Lisa

  2. There’s nothing wrong with changing things up a bit every now and then. It makes things fun and interesting. I have to admit, I also like to change my themes whenever my creative moods strike, which is quite often. Hahaha! Anyway, I like the old ones for their charms, but their new look has a simplistic appeal, which is very nice too. Good thing you were successfully able to tweak things even with your relatively slow internet connection. Kudos!

    Jannette Britt @ T-Link

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