Dec 23, 2009

I hate change, except for this one

It's the end of an era, for me ... it's been 18 months or so since I started my blog, and I decided that I needed to make a change to the blog's look and feel that more accurately represents who I am these days.

I still love stripes, and my favorite color is still brown (OF COURSE, NATURALLY, FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN) ... but I started feeling like the old banner had gotten a little "heavy," and I really wanted something a little more streamlined, something fresh as we enjoy the holidays and enter the new year.

I'm a little surprised, though, at how sad I am to say goodbye to the first Grass Stains banner.

It welcomed my very first readers to the site. It told people my first priorities in life, even without words. The stripes made me happy. The pictures of the boys reminded me of my blessings.

But they're getting older, and they've changed a lot in the last 18 months. And while I could have just switched out the old pictures and not made any other changes, I decided to ask Danielle to do a little more than that. I really wanted three columns so I didn't have to scroll halfway to heaven and back to find a category in the right column anymore. I was ready for a new typeface or two, and I also wanted to have more than three pictures showcased at the top.

So this is what the wonderful Design Girl did for me, and I love it. Thanks, Danielle, for the new look of Grass Stains! And thank you all for coming back every day to see what's going on with us. Here's to another 18 months of drivel! (OH, SORRY. I meant, Here's to another 18 months of ENTERTAINING drivel!)


RLR said...

Love it! The photos are great, and I love the new feel!
(Loved your tweet about the sweet potatoes!)
Merry Christmas!

Patrice said...

SO GREAT! If I were one to say OMG, I totally would at this very moment. And now you've made me covet. Thanks a lot.

Love ya.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love the new look. I am in the midst of big changes too.

I'm so sorry I haven't been by much. Google has had my blog so messed up that I have spent hours daily trying to get it fixed and they have no idea how to help.
I have missed coming by. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and make some wonderful memories.

Laura and family said...

Do you have triplets, or do you just clone your children? :)

Love the new look and can't wait to see what's in store over the next 18 months!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I'm so glad you guys like the new look! I've been itching to get it up for a while, but I wanted to get our Christmas cards out first because these were some of the pictures we used on our cards and I didn't want to spoil the cards for everyone. Thanks for the compliments!

HandyFamily said...

The new layout is beautiful and fantastic!

CCB said...

Katherine...awesome drivel ;) the new look is precious, I know you are proud. Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

It looks really great!!! I love it!


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