Monday, January 21, 2013

A whole new me! {bloggy makeover!!}

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness... look at me!! I am so excited I feel like I could shout from the rooftops!!!

So, a few weeks ago I was thinking... maybe it's time for a new blog design.  My old one was out there in a different color and I just wasn't wowed with it anymore.  New year, new blog.

Then I contacted Barb over at Ruby Slippers Blog Designs.  

She was amazing from the start.  I was nervous... she said, "this will be fun, you will see."  

Boy was she right.  It was fun- thrilling- nerve wracking- nail biting- edge of your seat kind of fun~ but truly fun!!  I was amazed at how adaptable she was and considered everything I said.  She made it easy and fun for me.  I do really think she wanted to disown me by the end (me picky? nah), but she remained patient through the whole process.  I kept saying- I want to open my blog and love seeing it every time.

And I do. --->BIG SMILE!

I encourage you to go to Ruby Slippers Blog Designs and get a fresh start too! :)
...and tell Barb I sent you.

What do you think??
I'd love to hear!

p.s... make sure you stop back tomorrow for my very FIRST "Around the School" where I have project/bulletin board ideas from PK through third grade to share!

...did you see the signature?!?!  ADORABLE!

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44 comments:

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    1. Thanks Hilary!! Yes, the polka dots are soooo cute!! :)

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  2. Your new blog design is so cute! I felt the exact same way when I got my new blog designed! Every time I look at the new look I can't stop smiling! Your signature is so cute! Love it!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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    1. Aww thanks! I absolutely love the signature too! (it's how I sign my cards!)

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  3. Love it! I remember that feeling a week ago because I feel it every time I open my blog! I still think I am in the wrong place!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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    1. Andrea I LOVE your new design!! Guess I go swamped with mine I hadn't seen yours yet...congrats!

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  4. I am obsessed! I just want to stare at your blog. Congrats on the makeover!

    Irene
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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    1. AWWW thanks Irene!! I hope you do stare at it often! :) hehe...

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  5. Love the makeover. Sitting here blog stalking while waiting to get in to see the dermatologist. It never fails that I am always waiting at this particular drs office for over an hour. Doesn't help that the person sitting next to me smells like bacon! Back to waiting!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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    1. Hahahhahahahahhahaaaaaaaaa!!! You are HILAROUS girl! Have fun with your Bacon smelling dermatologist sitting and waiting visit! ;)

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  6. I love your new design almost as much as bacon! It is so fresh and a really love the colors! So glad you enjoy it as well.

    Carla

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    1. Awww Carla... to be compared to Bacaon is quite an honor.. YOU ARE GREAT! ;)

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  7. I loooove it! Very unique and I love the colors! =) Enjoy it girly!!

    Ashley
    The Resource Room Teacher

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    1. Wow THANKS Ashley... that is EXACTLY what I wanted... unique! So happy that you think so too!! :)

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  8. Although I really loved your turquoise blog (b/c it's one of my favorite colors), I think this one is very soothing. I also love those pencils:)

    Deniece
    This Little Piggy Reads Alll the Way Home

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    1. thanks Deniece- I really did love the other one too but to see someone else with the exact same blog makes me sad. So I'm pumped to have a completely ME blog :) :)
      (the pencil heart is a BARB ORGINAL!! :)

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  9. Love the change...you clicked your ruby slippers to go home to the wonderful smell of bacon frying in the kitchen....

    carrie sidquince@aol.com

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    1. Hahaha! I'm tearing up I'm laughing so hard!! Yes, I am so thrilled with the change- those slippers did me and my blog good!! ;) (yum bacon!)

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  10. Love the new look, the colors are great! You should celebrate and cook up some yummy bacon for yourself! ;)
    hminckler@hotmail.com lol

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    1. I just might! Thanks Heather... I love the colors too!!

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  11. It looks wonderful! I am new to your blog, so I am looking forward to checking it out over my breakfast of bacon and eggs! bshea2004@gmail.com

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    1. Awww... welcome Barb!! Happy reading and eating!

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  12. Super cute! It will go good with bacon :-)

    navarro-erika@hotmail.com

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    1. New blog and bacon are a good match!

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  13. Darling! A new blog design is like Christmas for teachers. Love the pencil heart! :)
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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    1. Thanks Katie! The pencil heart is my favorite thing!!

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  14. Super cute! It looks really adorable! Now to celebrate with bacon!! :D
    Liz
    Teaching in the Valley
    teachinginthevalley@gmail.com

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  15. Bacon is the perfect food, great to eat while reading blogs!
    Lori
    Lvanhove@comcast.net

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  16. Your new blog is super adorable! I love the lavender, pencil heart, and polka dots! Just stopping by to say congrats on the new design. Now I'm going back to frying bacon for my loaded potato soup:)

    Rie
    Hiphophurrayreading@gmail.com

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    1. Yuuumm... you are making me hungry!!

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  17. Oh la la! Love your new design. The pencil heart is my favorite!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  18. Love it

    Magali
    www.theeternalteacher.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I love the new design and am enjoying looking through some of your tips while eating a bacon sandwich for supper! Congrats! rykrbr@yahoo.com

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  20. Such a cute design! If only you had added some bacon in somewhere. They say everything's better with bacon, right? Maybe that's just food-wise, though ;-)

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

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  21. I love the new blog, Tori. Barb is a-ma-zing! She designed my blog button which I love. Your pencil heart is too cute!

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  22. I LOVE your new blog design, Tori! Barb is one of my favorite bloggers out there. SHe is so sweet. Your blog looks amazing!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  23. Adorable!!!! Barb did a great job...she did mine a while ago too. Well done you!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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