Spring Makeover

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's time for a little (or maybe a big?) makeover here at Heather Drive.

Maybe it's all of that sunshine we've had the last few days, but it's finally beginning to feel like spring around here. Even with the chilly temps. So, I've got the itch to do some spring cleaning, and for me, that includes the blog. I need something fresh!

But first, let's take a gander at the past "looks," eh? (They're all going to look kind of funky since I have to shrink them so much. But you get the idea.)

Awww, the original Heather Drive header. This was before I even really knew the direction in which I would take this blog. I was struggling with my new identity as a "non-bride" blogger.

Once I started posting a lot of food, I decided to integrate that into the header as well. So we ended up with this (which is also the current header):

Then there were a couple of "special theme" headers along the way. Each one made an appearance for a limited time only.

First, there was Christmas (I loved this one, and can't wait to put it--or something similar--back up next year!):

Then there was the inauguration celebration:

So, hmmm. Time for something new. I just have to figure out what that "something" is, and get the creative flow going.

And here I am, setting expectations for something potentially big. Bad idea. It's possible that I'll come back and all I'll have is a redesigned header (I'm kind of attached to my color scheme and layout). BUT we'll see how it goes. Anything's possible.

I'm just sayin'.

P.S. If there is anything you're lovin' or hatin' about the layout/sidebar features on the blog, now would be a good time to speak up about it. Or if you have suggestions for improvement, those are welcome, too.

P.P.S. Look what I was doing a year ago today! I mailed out my wedding invitations! Weird. Seems like ages ago, but seems like yesterday. All at the same time.


Mrs.GB April 14, 2009 at 2:51 PM  

I love re-doing my blog every once in a while! It does make it feel fresh. But I can't seem to get my banner to show.. I go in, upload the picture, it shows it to me there, but nothing when I visit my blog... Darndest thing...

Vanessa April 14, 2009 at 4:08 PM  

I love the categories. They are so useful and if I want to look up a recipe I always go there first.
You don't have this on your blog, but I really dislike 'moving images' or photos that change fast - so distracting. Looking forward to seeing the new look!

Erica,  April 14, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

Hi Heather, Julia's blog...http://julia-transition.blogspot.com/ is a beautiful layout. If you look through her "blog" tagged posts she gives a lot of hints about how she designs her blog. Maybe that could give you some ideas. Love the blog by the way!

Anonymous,  April 14, 2009 at 10:43 PM  

I recently redid my blog to accommodate all the pics I take and post. I am having a few issues with the comments, but other then that I LOVE it. I am sure you will think of something cool! Maybe same layout, but change the colors to spring/summer?

Anonymous,  April 15, 2009 at 12:33 AM  

RuthI recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Katie April 15, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

Heather, what program do you use to design your header?

Heather April 15, 2009 at 10:27 PM  

Katie - I use Photoshop or Publisher.

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