We Just Played With Our Look

by Daisy on 03/13/2013

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We have a new header!

After years of the old hunter green, we were beginning to feel like one vase of dusty silk flowers and a floral wallpaper border away from 1997.

We hope you will enjoy our NEW header, featuring the original scratchboard portrait of one of my Black Australorps (named Blackie like her sister: Blackie).

The header design is courtesy of local Tennessee artist, Jeff Atnip, who also does beautiful watercolors (which you can see on his website, here).

You may have noticed some new navigation on the right sidebar–a guide to some of our more trafficked tutorials, by category.Β  Deanna has been wrestling with a new version of our theme, Thesis, which has made her have unkind thoughts.Β  She called me the other day and said she was taking a sanity break from all the wrangling by cleaning house, which was sort of like saying she was taking a break from stubbing her toes by pulling out her eyelashes.Β  Anyway, it’s a nice change for me (Thank you, Deanna!), and we hope it is for you all, too.

There may be the odd hiccup here and there as we (ha–she, Deanna, who am I kidding, I’m no help!) works out a couple of kinks, so please bear with us.



{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Marti March 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I love your new look. Very fresh and modern. I need a Deanna in my life. I lost my header completely.

Jody March 13, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Love the new graphics! Modern yet homey. πŸ™‚

Marie at Rural Living Today March 13, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Love the new look!!! That is a beautiful portrait of Blackie. Now I will have to visit Jeff’s website to see what he has there.
~Marie

Carmen March 14, 2013 at 3:41 am

I like it! πŸ™‚

Bethany March 14, 2013 at 8:02 am

I love the new header! It’s super cute! Great work, Deanna! πŸ™‚

Nancy W March 14, 2013 at 11:48 am

Love the new look! I feel like I need a new look at well. Yours is so fresh looking!

Jayne March 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Love it!

Gingerskeeper March 15, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I like it…something modern, something local, something DIY. Fits the blog perfectly!

VICTORIA March 16, 2013 at 3:59 am

very refreshing

Dave March 16, 2013 at 7:16 am

The new header is nice. I love the scratchboard of Blackie. Jeff Atnip is very talented.

Debie Sipe March 18, 2013 at 8:32 am

I love the new look. The chicken is amazing looking.

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