Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Life

Spring is in the air here on the East Coast (finally) and with it always comes a feeling of "new life." It makes you want to clean out all the things that have accumulated over the long cold winter and open windows to let the fresh air come in. It makes you want to dust, polish and shine so that everything sparkles in the glorious sunshine. Ahhhh....j'adore "le printemps." This spring, i decided to give my Blog look a "new life" (it needed to be "polished and shined" badly). 

Sweet Karen

So....i finally called Karen @ Valentine Design to see what she could do for me. And, need I say more? You are looking at this diamond in the rough that she polished til' it shone. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to work with her on helping to create a blog that truly expresses "moi."  One conversation was all it took for her to understand what i was looking for. I was amazed when she sent me the sample of what she had been working on for me. Truth be told, when i logged on and saw my "new look" for the first time, it made me teary-eyed. 

"Merci" Karen for giving my Blog new life and for bringing some of that badly needed sunshine my way.  I am so very grateful for your time, patience and the love that you put into the work that you do! 


  1. Your new blog is beautiful. Karen did a fine job.
    I like the color combinations.

  2. It's gorgeous! Love the color combo!
    Happy Spring!

  3. It looks lovely Michelle! Karen did a wonderful job:) How funny, I was thinking this morning my background is too busy and needs a change...must be spring fever!

  4. Your new looks if fabulous! She does the best work! And is sweet to boot!

  5.'s so very lovely!!

    xo, Rosemary

  6. Beautiful new look,Michelle. Karen did a wonderful job!

  7. I love the new look of your blog! Mine needs to be changes, can't afford it right now, hopefully pretty soon.
    Have a fantastic day!
    XXX Ido

  8. Karen is such a sweet and clever blog-designer- -She made mine,too :)
    I love your new beautiful look dear Michelle.
    Have a lovely easter, sweetie.

  9. Sweet Michelle, It pleases me to no end that you love your new look. Thank you so much for a such a terrific shout out! I must admit, it was a little strange to look down my blogroll to find your blog and find my face staring at me!! LOL!!!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend and enjoy your new look with much health and happiness!

  10. The new look suits you perfectly and it's so nice to hear that you're so happy with it!

  11. Hello there,
    I love what she did...Karen just did mine about 3 months ago and i love it and I love her as well. I love that she knows exactly what you want and gets it done so quickly too...enjoy the rest of your week.


  12. absolutely lovely Michelle!!

    It is just so you...the details are just so perfect! I am so excited for, love, love it!!

  13. looks so clean and you!
    Love the slate blue, it is very peaceful.

  14. Hi I'm new to your blog. Love your etsy page! I'll be back soon!

  15. Oh I do love this. Perfect - simply perfect!!

  16. Your new *do* is beautiful Michelle!! I had Karen tweak my header for me and add *buttons* awhile ago too and I love her work. Trying to decide whether to have her add the side graphics or leave it as is for now. I am afraid being on dial-up that it will load too slow for me if I have that done though.
    Just beautiful!!!

  17. I like it very much, I must say. It suits your blog feel very well. I have wondered if I should call Karen too! I am kind of happy with my blog look at present, but then sometimes I think i would like to get her expertise on it!

  18. Michelle, it is lovely. I love the header and the page divider. You must be so happy. Karen did my blog too. I love her.

  19. Karen did a wonderful job on your blog design! I love the soft colors and the French feel it has!


  20. I love it Michelle! It's so beautiful and really fits your style. Isn't Karen wonderful to work with....she's so helpful and sweet:)

    I'm going to be emailing you soon with a couple questions.

    Take care,


  21. It's so perfectly, gorgeously YOU Michelle! Every detail speaks to what you love. What a blog!!!
    Love Susan

  22. Great new look, just perfect.

  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE your new blog look, Michelle!

    We never did make it up to Concord today... some of us have had nasty colds so we stayed home. Nesting on Main will have to wait yet again! ;) lol

  24. It is truly lovely, and fits my vision of "you"! Have a wonderful weekend!

  25. It is stunningly beautiful...just like you my friend!


  26. Oh Michelle- your new look is truly stunning and it is so very YOU! I love Karen- she is SO very talented and creative. She saved me also and gave my blog a facelift last year. Like you- when I saw it for the first time- I cried. I must say- I love Karen!! She has also written a fabulous blogging book- certainly it has been a huge resource forme.

    Enjoy your beautiful "new" blog my friend!

    Ps- making any eggs these days? Lol!!


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