Wednesday, August 20, 2008

You Likee My New Lookie?

This new look is courtesy of Judi at Doodlebug Designs. Isn't it amazing?!

Christie was hosting a weight loss challenge ("The Summer of Me") that I joined up for. Each week Christie was offering the awesomest of prizes. Hey, it's my blog and I'll use bad made-up words if I want to. One week, a new design was up for grabs. How my name got pulled I'll never know! But I cannot tell you how excited I was, because I have been desperate for a new look (unfortunately way too cheap to pay for it). :)

* Side note: Interested in blogging your weight loss and winning super-cool prizes? Join Christie's "Hot for the Holidays" contest.

So let me tell you about Judi. She is cute - adorable, in fact. I haven't met her, but I can tell by her picture on her profile and her voice that she's utterly adorable. Judi has the sweetest, most soothing southern accent. Let me tell y'all how much I just love them southern gals! Love 'em. You have no idea.

Last year at our women's retreat, the speaker was Shannon Ethridge. She also has one of these lovely accents. I followed her around all weekend swooning whenever she spoke. I'm in love with the southern accent like nobody's business, y'all! And apparently I've just been bitten by a bug that causes me to try to be a southern gal in writing (because unfortunately when I try it in talking I sound like a fool). Sorry, that was another side note.

Anyhooo.... The point was that talking to Judi reminded me of sweet Shannon, which made me love her even more!

Judi was such a joy to work with. She is so patient, and tried each and every one of my 'interesting' little suggestions, until I ultimately returned to what she had originally done. She never even said "I told you so." She is also fast! I mean, we talked one day, she had it done the next, tweaked it on the third, then put 'er up! Just like that. I've even got a favicon! Cool.

And this woman is a multi-tasking mom. She's got a hubby and some kiddos, an out-of-the house job, and her bloggy design job. I think, though, Judi would love to toss that out-of-the-house job...maybe we can talk her into it if you all (resisting the urge) get your beautiful bloggys designed by her, too!

Come on, I know you all want it. We all want it. The coveted designer blog. Just click here. Check it out. Reasonable rates...Professional design...Friendly AND adorable... Click here. Do it! Tell her I sent you. And while you're at it, would you mind commenting?! Seriously people - give me some love, give Judi some love, oooh and ahhh!

Thank-you, Judi! It's a masterpiece, and I love it!


  1. I really like your new design and what a blessing to have won cool is that! I especially loooove the title part...great work!

  2. I love your new look... how lucky for you to win a new design....I want a new design sooooo bad and have no clue how to do one, and am to cheap to buy one...LOL...
    anyways I really really like it.
    Looks like you have had a great summer...loved your vacation updates

  3. Beautiful Look just like You. I love reading and seeing your joy in life. Keep inspiring us.

  4. Look great!
    beautiful, yet simple...
    Love the puppy pics too!...

    Blessings to you

  5. i SO luv your new look! i'm completely jealous! looking for a new look is what ended me up at wordpress. i kept trying to find something from blogger, and blogger ended up just being a realy pain and so i ended up at wordpress. don't really luv my template, but for now it's ok:) anyhoo, yours is beautiful!!

  6. I love the updates! I too want an update!!

    and by the way... my husband has the BEST Southern Accent. It makes me weak- after all these years. We vacationed in Las Vegas once and the women were literally following him around whenever he opened his mouth. It was shameful.

    I however, have lost my southern accent. I lived in Vegas for many years then moved home. Now everone thinks I am from out west!


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