Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm So Blue (and I love it!)

I can't stop staring at it! I'm so in love with my new blog! All week long I've been dying for you see what I've been watching unfold.

Darcy is a genius. I want to be her when I grow up. She oozes talent and creativity and can read my mind better than I can. I told her I wanted a place that would evoke images of the perfect homeschool day (a peaceful day of living, learning, and loving with my kids) and to inspire me on the days that are not so perfect. The result has exceeded my expectations. She even came up with the cute Touched By Autism picture in the sidebar, which I just love.

Plus, she's extremely patient (must be from mothering her 3 boybarians). I know so little about computers, blogging, and well, just about anything electronic, but Darcy just kept answering one dumb question after another. The first time she let me see the new look I thought it looked wonderful, but all I could see was the lighter blue background and not the blue siding behind it. She finally figured out that I wasn't seeing what she was seeing and kindly explained to me that my monitor settings needed to be at least 1200 pixels wide or I wouldn't be able to see any of the background. In her words, I was "missing a whole world of graphic design!"

By the way, for anyone who hasn't read my intro posts, you might not realize that the blue siding in the background and the gingerbread trim throughout the blog design are from the real life Blue House Academy, our home.

So if you're in the mood for a new look for your blog, please head over to Graphically Designing and check out all the other beautiful blogs she has designed. I am not her only happy client. Thank you, Darcy!

P.S. Thanks, Dad, for the birthday money -- it was well-spent!


  1. LOL. I'm glad you made the comment about the 1200 pixels portion. I was sitting there thinking the same thing. OK, it's nice, but rather simple with just a blue background... The joys of working on a laptop monitor. Don't feel bad. Even your "rocket scientist" sister wouldn't have known better. It looks great though and probably comes out fine for people with larger screens. Take Care! I'm hopefully off to Brussels tomorrow. Give the kids a hug for me.

  2. omgoodness. I am so going to hire you if I ever break into marketing!

    You were so fun to work with. I was thinking - if other families wanted to copy and paste the "Touched by Autism" button, I can make a copy code box below it, kind of like I did for your blog button.

    What say you?

  3. Darcy,I think that's a great idea! Thanks!

  4. Hi there! Your blog is lovely! I very much enjoy looking at it and reading it. It's like taking a trip to a quiet place :)

    -Jennifer (Carrie's e-friend)