Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Credit Where Credit is Due, or The New House

I don't know where I've been all these months of my blogging existence.  Under a virtual rock, evidently.  Because until last week, I had no idea what Shabby Blogs was.  Had no clue that the entire time I was pulling out my fingernails to get my Blogger template the way I liked it, a site existed just a mouse-click away that offered all the kinds of things I like as blog decoration... FOR FREE.  (Check out their blog, too.  It's as beautiful as everything they offer.)

And, what's more, Shabby Blogs lead me to another site which exists purely for the editing and decorating of photos.  FOR FREE.  Fotoflexer.com.  This was another brilliant revelation for me.  Maybe I'll stop lurking under my rock.  It seems that the virtual world is full of wonders.

After much deliberation over my selections, I have redecorated this place so that it fits my tastes, and feels more like home.  Of course, even moving into a home decorated the way you like it feels strange at first, because nothing is familiar.  So, it will take some getting used to.  But I like the results.  My template is called "French Flea Market".  (Just like when I buy paint, I find it difficult to resist something with a good name.)

So, welcome to my open house!  Have a look around, pour yourself a glass of French wine, and stay awhile.  It's lovely to have you here.  


  1. Your Blog has a quaint gentility about it, very pretty.
    I'm off to check out the fotoflexer link now. Thank you.

  2. Thanks, Elaine! Do check out fotoflexer... it's mind-bogglingly fantastic.

  3. Your blog has a welcoming feel to it. And that is very important -- you know just in case that world-famous agent happens to be blog-surfing.

    Yes, I also play the lottery.

    Thanks for the helpful links. You truly do have a lovely blog, Roland

  4. I love the look! And thanks for the info on blog design and photo editing...
    What a name: French Flea Market! I don't have a house of my own to paint yet, but I buy rose bushes by their names. :)

  5. Simply maaahvelous, dahling. Looks great!

  6. I just redid my blog too! Craaazzzyy. You're blog is very you, Hanna. And I think you know what I think about your taste :)

  7. Roland: Thanks! Yes, I know what you mean about that lottery. You've got to do all you can, and sometimes that means buying a ticket just in case. :)

    Faith: Great point. Rose bushes have the best names! (But sometimes the flower is too good for its name, too. For instance: I love Don Juan climbing roses by their look and their scent, but the name always makes me think twice.) Do you ever wonder who gets to have that job? The job where you name roses, and paint shades, and crayon-colors...

    I'm glad you like the blog!

    Jem: Thanks! I'm glad you like it!

    Ash: Oh Em Gee. We are on the same wavelength. I'm glad you dislike my blog... that assures me I did it right. Bahaha...

  8. hanna! i like it, i also have some shabby blog stuff! they have great free things!