Need A Makeover

I have been putting a lot of thought into giving my blog a makeover. I have been blogging for seven years now using the same template. I can't believe I've let this happen. I like change.
I have changed my colors and back ground photo before, but not the layout.

I'm skeerd I will not like it or that it will mess up my other past post. I'm not real smart on the whole "backing up my blog thing", which you need to do before you make any changes, just in case.
However, I could and would figure it out.

Then this happened. I found a blog makeover giveaway over at life and linda. She is also known as "My Fairy Blogmother". I signed up. Maybe I will win. I'll know by Sunday. Fingers crossed.

If I do not win. I may go ahead and tackle it myself. Blogger has introduced some new templates and clean looking layouts. I just don't know if I want the type of layout that readers have to click "read more" to move on to the rest of the story. That's what it seems everyone is doing now. Well see. I think I'm pretty good with HTML codes once I get into them. That's something MySpace (before facebook) taught me years ago when I used to help my daughter set up her site. MySpace was all by HTML codes. Now I know why older folks leaned more toward Facebook. ha!

So, I'll sit here and wait to see if I win a blog makeover.
Either way, be prepared to see a change coming soon to my blog look. Don't worry, The name and link with stay the same. Just the layout will look different. If I don't chicken out first it will be sometime next week.

I hope in the process I do not lose anything. Wish me luck.


  1. Good luck. I am a wimp. I rarely change anything about my blog's appearance.
    As an aside. I prefer not to have to click to read more. I have opened the blog because I wanted to read it...

  2. It's easy to back up your blog. I just did it and went to a new look with one of the new templates. I'm still tweaking it, but I always seem to do that. I did lose a few gadgets, but that was OK...they're easy to replace!

    I entered Linda's blog makeover give-away too, before I changed mine. I would LOVE to win HER makeover. But, I'd gladly give it to you, since you've been "stuck in the rut" with your blog the same for all this time. Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with your blog, I visit all the time.

  3. I've never backed up my blog. I make changes with the blogger template and change colors all the time. : ) Never had a problem. I'll be changing mine around again for spring.

  4. I love the blog you have, but I DO NOT require change Sometimes because of 'fear of blowing it' other times because I just do not want to take the time. THERE is also ONE big draw back, we are on thru cell signal and at times a change gets lost in 'CANNOTREAD THAT PAGE ERROR 404' or something like that. I keep saying WHEN we RETIRE (to a foundation home) we will get some hi-speed internet and be able to see videos etc.

    BUT change away I just love the visits here. Sorta like home.

  5. No matter what, it is your content that keeps me coming back.

  6. Well, your worries are over. You won the blog makeover. Now, I can give your blog a nice facelift, something very updated and so responsive as well. A lot of bloggers are afraid of change. Times change, and so must the blogs. People will love an updated version. Would love to see your comment on my blog that you have acknowledged the giveaway. Congrats Lisa.

  7. I redid mine several years ago. It took a minute, but it's not rocket surgery :)

  8. I think yours looks fine as it is. I've some some "upgrades" that took a turn for the worst

  9. Congrats Lisa...for winning the blog giveaway from Linda!!

  10. Glad you won the blog make over, but your blog now looks just fine. I have changed mine many times although since my husband now needs most of my attention it’s hard to find time to blog.

  11. Lisa,

    It was lovely to have you drop in at LAWN TEA, and the sweet comment about BJ and her family was just precious. Isn't she just a PEACH?

    Thank you for the visit and the comment, and I look forward to coming by to enjoy your site, as well.


  12. WHOOO HOOOO!!! I see Linda found you! Isn't she a DOLL?????? I adore her and she is MAGIC, isn't she???!!!! Have a wonderful night. xo Diana

  13. Oh....hahaha about the Trump are too cute!