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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

So, what do you think??

If you are a FB reader or an E-mail subscriber (hi mom!), I don't suppose the changes will even show up, but for anyone who visits me on my actual page, What do you think?

 I had a technical difficulty this weekend. The link to the background picture I was using was deleted. Rather then just find another that would sync with the design I already had, I decided to go for something fresh and new. It nearly caused an argument between the hubby and I though. I asked him to help, since he knows me best. "What is the epitome of me? What colors, what style, what theme shouts "Bethany" to the world?"
 He chose books. 


Stacks of them. Artistic displays of them. He found tons of interesting, even beautiful shots of them.
 Truly, I love books. Adore them even. But that is such a narrow view of me. Surely there is more?!
 I ended up kicking him off the project because he never actually reads my blog anyway. How would he know how to design something that he knows nothing about?

 After playing with the new Blogger self design application for awhile, I got this. Simple, green, and cheerful. I think that is a better summation of me then "books". Although I must say I do love that first picture up there...
 Now I just have to figure out how to have multiple pages. I really want a "home" and an "about me" and a "where the military has taken us" page. But I haven't figured that part out yet. Andy just has to work a few more late nights, (and me NOT have a good book within reach) so I can do some work on that!
 After all the work was done, Andy still had to come by and comment. At the top of the page I have blue skies and flowers - blowing where God sends them and working really hard not to stress about where they land (in case you were wondering why I chose dandelions). In the middle is a beautiful stretch of green grass, cool and peaceful. At the bottom is the rich brown soil for it to grow out of. Andy said the dirt needed some worms to stir it up, keep it aerated.
So, here is his contribution to the new design.
Those of you who do not usually link directly to the page, please, drop by and see the new design. 
And stay posted - there is more to come, once I figure a little more out~
 

6 comments:

Tricia said...

I love it! And I might be able to help with the linking to different pages. Give me a few days and if you don't hear from me, send me an email asking for help. :)

EmileeHope said...

I love the new layout...although it reminds me how much I want to change mine! (But I don't have the time or patience to work on that right now!)
I hope to be able to see you at some point this weekend! Love ya!!

Carrie said...

I LOVE it!!!! It is so clean, light, airy, and happy!!!!! I will be so jealous when you figure out how to do multiple pages, but I don't see me ever having the patience to sit down with that, ever! :)

Anonymous said...

THE LIGHT GREEN COLOR REMINDS ME THAT YOU ARE "GREEN" AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT MAKES ME THINK OF YOU.. I REALLY LIKED THE OLD PICTURES THOUGH, SO I MISS THOSE. MOM

Kathryn said...

I just wanted to let you know I do read your blog and check to see if there are new posts almost EVERY day. I love your new blog design!

Karen said...

This looks wonderful, Bethany! Love the dandelions you added...Andy's worms are...interesting and not totally unexpected...

My background was deleted, too...but I didn't find out about it for days...