Friday, March 5, 2010

Accidentally on purpose

I did not set out to redesign the blog.

More accurately, I had only been thinking about redesigning the blog. I came across a cool site with free templates that were tempting me.

But I was scared. Scared to lose my widgets and whozits and whatzits. Scared of the html code I knew I was going to have to navigate.

So I figured I would play it safe and set up a "fake blog" to experiment on. I had my blog open in one tab (so I could copy some of the html code) and the fake blog open in another.

Do you see where this is going?

I even said to myself, "Self, be careful not to confuse those tabs. It would be really unfortunate to make changes on the real blog when you only mean to play around with the fake blog."

Then, I did exactly that.

If you happened to catch me in the middle of the madness, you probably wondered what the heck was going on. It took me a little while to sort it all out and more than one moment of panic.

I am still tweaking a few things, but I think I like the new design. What do you think?


D said...

LOVE the new design. It's so peaceful...just like you!!!
The video wasn't playing just now. Check it out...I'm dying to see it.
Much love
Debbie H.

Jill Garcia (Smith) said...

VERY cute! Not sure if you know about it, but you should check out They have great 3 section layouts and they are free! If you want/need any help with the HTML, I'm happy to help out!


Anonymous said...

It's fabulous! I believe the recipe for Gooey Butter cakes was invented as the result of a mistake, as well. That little boy is so stinkin' cute! Linda

Nicoolmama said...

Love the new design! Love your chunky monkey too!!