Monday, July 25, 2011

Blog Makeover!

If you haven't noticed, things are looking a lot different around here! Since I've been sick, I figured I'd take advantage of my time on the couch by re-doing the look of my blog.

I've never really been happy with the way this blog looked - I always thought the background was waayyy too busy. Unfortunately, when I set it up last January I had too much on my plate to spend a lot of time on it. I was busy preparing to leave for Thailand, creating our little website (, helping Rusty set up a new blog, working on The Sound of Hope blog, and trying to get this blog ready before we left.... so after messing with it for a little while, I gave up and just left it alone.

But after seeing how it looks now, I'm so glad I re-visited the design! I also added a little "about" section that I might expand later, and I updated my settings for any of you who want to read my blog on your smart phone. I think the background makes it so much easier to read, and I really like the new color scheme. I'm still new to blogger, and an "html-er" I am not - so this is the best I can do right now as far as makeovers go. Someday I'd like a more personalized header, and I'd really like to create categories you can click on to read all my posts on, say, Thailand for instance (is that possible in blogger?) - but for now, I'm happy with my little improvements!

What do you think about my blog makeover?


  1. You can put a search bar on your sidebar, or you can put a label section over there. It will list all the labels you've used on your blogs and people can click a label to see all posts with that label. There may be other ways, but those are the only two that come to mind right now.

  2. Ericka,
    It was so good to hear from you on my blog. I do remember you and look forward to following your journey. Thanks for commenting on my post.
    Laura Clapp

  3. I like the new look! The flowers are very pretty with the background.