Saturday, September 22, 2012

A NEW BLOG DESIGN.....FROM AN AWESOME BLOGGER!

I am constantly amazed by the kindness of bloggers. I have been blessed so many times by it, that I should not even be surprised anymore, but I am.

You may have noticed that I have a new blog design.  I hope you like it.  I love it!  I didn't do it myself....oh no.  I have been wanting to, but I have been terrified of doing it.  

This blog design was a gift to me!  That's right, a gift!  Rose, from A Rosie Sweet Home created this custom blog design.
You probably already know her, but if you don't , please, go visit her blog A Rosie Sweet Home and get to know her.  She is so talented in so many venues. She may be the most famous for this post that was so wildly popular because it's so wildly awesome:
It is so cute and will stay in even a baby's hair.  She sold a ton of these in the Etsy Shop she had with Heather from Heatherly Loves, but now she is going to share the "how-tos" with you! 

So how did all of this come about?  Well, I have been a long-time follower of A Rosie Sweet Home and one day I went to reply to a sweet comment she had left me on one of my posts and I discovered she had suddenly become a "no-reply" blogger.  If you are a blogger and suddenly that happens to you, you want to know about it!  So I sent her a quick note and a link on how to fix it.  I also mentioned that she had a really cute blog design and that I was afraid to mess with my "stock" blogger design.  She got her "no-reply" problem fixed in no time.  A few days later, she left another nice comment on one of my posts and in it was this little paragraph:
"I was wondering if you would like for me to give your blog a little makeover?    I am not a blog designer but I have learned some things about it.  If you want I can set up a Sample blog and if you like it you can add it to yours or I can do it for you, if your comfortable.  I can add a background, custom navigation bar, and a header.  What do you think?  no pressure and no charge.   If you don't like it my feelings wont be hurt or if you love your blog the way it is that is great too.  Rose"
Now I have to tell you I read that a couple of times before it really sunk in what she was offering!  Then I read it about 10 more times and yelled for my husband, Sam, to "come and read this email!".
Is that not the kindest offer EVER???!!!!  
That was all a few weeks ago and today, you can see the end results for yourself.   I know Rose is a busy woman with a family, a home and a blog to take care of.  I know that this took plenty of her precious time.  I am grateful and I am humbly thankful.
Please take a minute of your time and visit this wonderful woman's blog, A Rosie Sweet Home and give her a little comment love.  At the moment, I can think of no one who deserves it more!!
Thank you Rose!  You are so incredibly amazing and you make the blog world a better place!!
 Stay tuned next week, when I tell you about another awesome blogger who is teaching me to stencil....via email!  (That might not be as easy as it sounds...I stink at stenciling and I might not be the best student in the world!)
 
 

33 comments:

  1. Love your new look Danni. Rose did a great job on the design.

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  2. Oh it looks awesome! Lucky you and how cool of Rosie to do it!

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  3. I love it, too! Running right over to tell Rosie so. (hope she doesn't mind if I bring my coffee with me---)

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    1. Sandra...Thank you for your comments! Rose won't mind at all! I wish I knew more about you and could reply by email to your comments. You are so nice!

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  4. What an awesome looking blog!!! The blogging community is truly great and Rose is a very special person!!!

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  5. It looks sooooo good. What a sweet gift from a lovely lady! Have an awesome weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  6. that is fantastice! How awesome! I love the new look too. Happy weekend!

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  7. Cute new design!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) I'm your newest GFC follower!!

    -Fotini

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  8. I LOVE it. what a wonderful gift! It's just great!

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  9. It`s perfect. Rose did a wonderful job, you must be so pleased!

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  10. Love the new look! What a perfect header!

    --Katie

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  11. I love the new design. The green is so pretty and it really has a chic country feel to it. I met Rose through our link it up thursday party and loved her from the start. She is super talented (it was hard not to feature her every week) and super sweet.

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  12. She has captured you and the spirit of your blog perfectly! I'm so happy for you and I'm heading over to meet your friend now! ~ Maureen

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  13. I love your new blog design Danni! Rose is a sweet for doing this for you. What an awesome gift!

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  14. I absolutely LOVE this design! It totally says Danni to me! Which is awesome that your blog design reflects you! So happy for you. I'm heading over to tell her what an awesome job she did!

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  15. Looks wonderful Danni! I love it!

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  16. Your blog looks nice Danni. As you can probably tell, I can't "get it right" with my blog design. I'm constantly trying to change it for easier use, to something I like.
    What a nice gift to receive!
    JoAnn

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  17. Love the new look, Danni! How cool is that of Rose :) Aren't bloggers some of the best people?!

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  18. Looks great! I have followed Rose's blog for a while now and I just love it as well. I'd love for her to share some tips on customizing DIY....it can't be that hard, right????? I guess it is, I can't figure it out! :)

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  19. What a great new look. Your blog looks all grown up, like she's ready for a night out on the town :). What a wonderful story about the kindness of fellow bloggers. How incredibly sweet of Rose to have made such a generous offer but with a name like Rose, I am sure it's very much part of her nature. She did an amazing job.

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  20. I'm in tears over all these comments! You have made my day today and I'm blessed to have gotten to know you. This post is more then enough and I'm honored to be apart of your blog. You are so very inspirational. I'm touched.
    Thank you for being so kind to me.
    Rose

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  21. I love it Danni - you so deserve this special treat! Love you dearly xxxx

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  22. Love the new look. What a kind thing Rose did for you. You deserve it!

    Holly

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  23. I think Rose was able to capture both your inspirational side and your craftiness. The green is very welcoming, and I love the frames on either side of the farm. How grown up and proper!

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  24. The design looks great. Love the fabric like background and the framed photos in the header. :)

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  25. I love the new design Danni! What a nice thing rose did for you :) She did a wonderful job!

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  26. Danni,

    I agree with all the other comments, it was a very kind thing that Rose did, and I intend to head over to her blog and say so. BUT, I also know what a fantastic person you are, how you go out of your way to make everyone feel welcome and cared for, and basically I feel like you attract good people with your great attitude.what I am trying to say is that you deserved this kindness for all the kindness you have shown to others!

    I LOVE the new blog design, it is much easier to read. The green background before made it hard to read and hurt the eyes at times. I adore the header she made for you! The whole thing looks really great and I am so happy for you my friend.

    Good luck with that upcoming stencil lesson, I am terrible at it myself so I feel your pain. . . Lol!

    Hugs,
    Maureen Hayes

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  27. Great, great look, Danni. I went right over and visited Rose's blog, thanked her and signed up to follow her by email. I love her leaf garland idea. Bloggers are just great, aren't they? Have a wonderful week.

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  28. How very generous! I'm visiting Rose now. I love your new blog! (and you're awesome as always!!)

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  29. You are blessed because you are so sweet to everyone. I call that Karma . Love the new design ( I may have mentioned that before ) . When you get the stenciling down , do a post , I suck at it too :) I'm going to visit Rose's blog now :)

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  30. I love my Rosie-poo {don't tell her I called her that :wink:} and I saw all the comments on one of her posts from people coming from your blog. So I just had to come see what the fuss was about. That girl is just too sweet! And she did an awesome job. I'm so happy that she did that for you, and that you have found her. Love this, it just made my heart happy!

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  31. Yay for Rosie, because you're looking mahhhvelouuusss. I'm gonna stop over and say hey to Rosie too.

    ~Bliss~

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