Tuesday, July 14, 2009

As The Bradys Taught Us, "When It's Time to Change, You've Got to Rearrange."

It was time. The cappuccino machine was great, but I couldn't take the dark colors one more day. I still have that template in case I ever want to resurrect the machine, but this feels like I've opened the top of my imaginary Hollywood convertible and let the sun kiss my face and wind tousle my ... bangs? Now that's happiness.

Besides, I've always wanted to change with the seasons, and now I'll be able to easily. And originality? Perhaps overrated. So what if other people have this design? It makes me happy. Floral print, high heel, red nails, Hollywood wave happy.

OK, so the clip art is not classy.

Hello, McFly, have you noticed the content of this blog? Not so classy. Maybe klassy on a good day.

So I'd like to hand a big thank you to Chelsea of Aqua Poppies for this design. She is obviously classy.

And now I leave you with two awesome things.


1. My contribution to Internet Cafe today, where it appears as though I have merely repeated my newspaper column, but upon further inspection you will see near the end of the column that there is a picture and note I could not publish in the column which adds quite a little punch to the whole thing. Thus I dared to call it "awesome."

2. The Bradys singing, "When It's Time to Change." This will be in your head all day once you listen. You're welcome.

40 comments:

Lelia Chealey said...

SO pretty...just like you Lidna! :)
This has totally inspired me to do something to my blog. I want happy all over my page. I have the same blogger template I started with almost 2 years ago. Bore. Ing.

Have a great day! Today my girl turns 7 so I will be starting my diet on Wednesday instead of Tuesday cuz starting on Monday just didn't happen and I must have ice cream and cake later. No way can I just watch and not eat. :)
I'm rambling...must go to bed now.
Glad I stopped by though cuz all the happy made me just that.
love you,
L

Darla said...

i love love love this new design! it's so fresh and happy feeling!

Brandy Thixton said...

Love the new layout, and the clip art cracks me up!!!

Kaye Butler said...

I was singing that song in my head when I saw your update on my blog roll.

I know what you mean about the heavy darkness of a blog. I'm still not happy with my background, its hard to find a 3 col. and I refuse to give up the 3. I'm still looking.

Kaye Butler said...

I was singing that song in my head when I saw your update on my blog roll.

I know what you mean about the heavy darkness of a blog. I'm still not happy with my background, its hard to find a 3 col. and I refuse to give up the 3. I'm still looking.

Dena said...

Love, LOve, LOVe, LOVE the new design. I'm not a coffee drinker, so not having your java machine there is ok with me. :)

Cindy Swanson said...

I love it, Linda!

Susan D said...

Well....sha na na na to you too! haha! Love the new look. I use Aqua Poppy Designs too, they're fun colorful "prints."

BTW, aren't we overdue for a new challenge? Maybe we're all too busy and need a do over for fall.

Blessings, SusanD

Bethany said...

I like the new look, Linda. It makes the page more cheerful! The colors are great!!! :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Where are Marcia's pants, or skirt? AACK!

Dutch said...

I just want to say I love your new change. I did love the old way but this is much brighter and it grabs your attention.
Thanks for putting that song in my head. LOL
Have a terrific Tuesday.

2Thinks said...

Shocking! Oh Lid, you know how I adored the flowing java. A bit of a sad day for me then. BUT I'm all about change, really. AND I live in the Brady's old neighborhood- moved to Michigan, of course. SO- Sunshine Day ay ay, everybody's smilin', sunshine day ay!

Come visit me and leave a comment, I need a boost.

Heidi

DidiLyn said...

I LOVE the change...like changing the furniture or painting the room. I need to do this,obvs.
Thanks for the song in my head. Could it be any worse? (wait...don't ask that.)

Mrs. E said...

Love your new look. Your old blog hadn't been brewing coffee on my computer for a month or so. You have been so true to your blog look. Me? I change quite frequently. (I like to rearrange furniture in my house, too!)

"Pink is my signature color!"

Susanne said...

Change is good. I just love your new look. Fresh and summery!

Anonymous said...

Love the pink. My favorite color.

Diana Robertson

Stacy said...

I love the new look!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Love the new look and the song...wonder if I can get it on my ipod... :)

Smelling Coffee said...

Hi Linda~ I love it! It is like a breath of fresh air. I'm wanting a change on Smelling Coffee too - (I even looked at this design on Aquapoppy yesterday). :-) I still haven't found just the right "free" one yet.

Have a blessed day...
Jennifer

Cyndy said...

Dear Lidna,
I love the new look! It's very cheery and I love your gal at the top...she makes me laugh! Just perfect!

Linda Vujnov said...

Love it Lid! Nice and bright.

Linda said...

Lid! This is great! I don't miss the coffee machine at all! (I'm a tea drinker anyway). I change my background all the time. I keep thinking it would be fun to have someone design my blog, but I love to change things around all the time, and I think it would be a waste of time for me. Your background says Happy!

I was watching that video, and noticed Jan looking at Marsha with hostility. Marsha, Marsha, Marsha. Oh how I love me some Brady Bunch! hee hee

"Rachel" said...

I love the new design!!! And who cares about klass? I'd much rather have real. :)

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow! Bright and cheery!

And I love your tag line about having coffee with a Lid. Sp clever. (Wink!)

Chatty Kelly said...

Love it Lid! Of course it struck me funny that the lady in the picture is having coffee without a lid, so to speak.

Looks great! Kudos to you! (& your designer).

Hey - if you get a chance pop over to my sister's blog today (MyADHDMe) her post reminded me of something I'd fine here...and it's another song that you'll be singing all day, so think of it as a payback for the chance song.

Chatty Kelly said...

p.s. I like your new "about me" too! Very funny, just like YOU!

Beth E. said...

Gee, thanks for the song...it's bouncin' all around in my head, just like you said it would. LOL

I didn't see your previous template, but when I first came over to your blog I immediately looked in the upper left corner to see where you had gotten this one. I like it!

I just need to learn how to make a header. I like yours.

Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

Blessings,
Beth

Kim said...

Love the new colors/design! Although I'll miss the machine filling the cup :-)

Was sad to discover that youtube isn't letting me watch the video in "my" country due to copyright restrictions. LOL Oh well. I loved me some Brady Bunch back in the day so I'm sure I've heard it before.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Love the new look, Lid! I rather miss the coffee machine ONLY because I've been away for so long! :-)

Terri Tiffany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You've got such a cute one here!!

Ginger said...

Love the look! They have some really unique designs. Have a great day. :)

Jenny said...

Love the new design.

Debbie said...

I love it! So fresh and bright. It is a wonderful change, although I liked the old one too:)

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

So bright, so summery, cheerful! I love it! Makes me think about changing mine too. Hmmmm...

Jensmere said...

Thanks, Linda for inviting me over to visit you at the Cafe. I enjoyed reading your post so very much, and it is so timely for me. The more I am here on this earth, the more I long to be 'there'...may we all be ready and looking for His return.

Bless you,
Susan

2Thinks said...

Had to stop back in again tonight after work. I'm diggin' it. The coffee was just sorta getting drippy anyway, it wasn't really flowing that great in the end, for some reason. This is like wallpaper on my mother-in-law's spare bedroom wall. It's good. I like it. It's peace and love and happiness.

Okay, I think I'm used to it now.

Sue said...

Hi Lid, Thanks for stopping by my blog and joining in the fun! Love your bright look in here and had a giggle at the Brady clip. I am the youngest of 6 (or Cindy Brady if you will) so I found that particularly enjoyable - hee hee

I'll be back again soon!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Catching up on reading my favs...
LOVE the new template. It is so you- quirky and fun and unpredictable (in a good, quirky, fun way.) Love the clip art at the top!!

Kay said...

Love this new look! The other one was cute, but very dark. This brightens my day even BEFORE I read it! :-D

Love the cleavage.. that is KLASSY! lol

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Very fun! :) I was one of the coffee admirers - but loving the new look too. :)