Monday, March 23, 2009

A Little Update

How do you like my new look?! I cannot say enough how much I love it and how GREAT Faith was to work with! I thought for my one year blogging anniversary (March 5th) I would have my blog design updated.



She does amazing work! Check out her blog if you are interested in a new blog design or blog button. Thanks so much Faith! I love it! Don't forget to grab my new bloggy button if you want too!

Here is another little update I have been working on:

My kitchen curtains needed a breath of fresh air. They were old, dusty and tired looking. Plus, I was over the roosters. I liked them when I made them 4 years ago but it was time for a change and little more of an updated look.


BEFORE:

AFTER:
Cody and his dad hung these bamboo roman shades and I love them! I now have the option of letting them down (although I probably never will). Much better in my opinion. :) For the details: They were $20 each at Lowes.

***Thank you so much to Rindie09 for giving us a great tip! She left a comment to let us know that if you sign up for the Wisteria catalog then they will email you a 15% code! Now you can go order that bird cloche. :)

83 comments:

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey! I'm the first comment ;-) I LOVE your new look! It's darling! I love bamboo shades too. They look great!

Laurie said...

Love the new look! The roman shades look very nice. I just purchased some myself, in color for my kitchen and bathroom windows.

Brittany said...

Loved the old shades! But, I understand wanting a change, and love the new shades too!

Your blog looks great as well!

Vashti said...

I love the new look. so simple!
x

Linda said...

Love the new blog look. You are right she does great work. I love the new shades. I have been wanting some of those myself.
Blessings,
Linda

MyThoughtExactly said...

I love your blog's new look. She did a great job.
Your new shades are really sweet. I had that type up in our last house and it really changed the look of our french doors. Enjoy them!

Jen said...

Hi, I'm Jen.

Thanks for the tip about the shades at Lowe's. I currently have cream-colored Roman peacock shades in my living room, but they are falling apart due to cat snags and numerous re-stringings. I will have to replace them very soon, and I will definitely look at Lowe's. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the updated design. It's very "you."

K., California : )

the undomesticated wife said...

Looks great Shannon, very springy!

The shades look really nice too. They really bring more texture and nature in the room.

Connie said...

Love the new look on your blog...so colorful and classy.
I've been thinking about getting some roman shades to change the look of some tired old curtains too. I'll have to go take a trip to Lowe's. Thanks for doing the legwork!

Mommy said...

Love the new look but I must say I'm sad to see the other design go--alot of sleepless nights went into the original--BUT I completely understand the change. It is very springy and fresh. The new shades look fab. Take care, M (Peek-a-Boo)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Very cute! Love the new look and the new shades!

queenbee said...

Thanks for stopping by, its always good to hear from you. I love your new blog design and the bamboo shades are "bee"utiful and by the way thanks for shoppiong at Lowes it helps keep the hubby employed.

Christy said...

Shannon,

I LOVE the new look... design, colors, layout, everything!

Angie said...

LOVE the new blog look! Those green shutters are just the cutest! Also, the bamboo shades look so good. Really adds warmth and texture.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

yea - so fun! So bright and cheery. I need to get mine redone...and must just do it. :)

Jennifer said...

I love the new look! It's very "you"!:) The new bamboo shades look great!

Maybe all the little handy things Cody does around the house will rub off on Josh! Ha! I'm still trying to motivate him to fix our skinny mantel! Gag!

The Graves' House said...

love the new look! both your blog and the curtains:)

Alex and Jill said...

I LOVE the new look!! Faith is so good. We're going to start working on my new blog design soon...I can't wait! I'm going to put your new button up, as well. Love the bamboo shades. I have one door to the backyard that needs something...maybe I can do something like this.

Have a great week, girl!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your new look! Also, like your roman shades. Have a great week. Thanks for visiting.
Glenda

jenjen said...

Hi Shannon!

I love your new look. It's so pretty! And your new shades are very nice!

XOXO
Jen

Betsy said...

Love that! Looks so crisp and fresh!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love your new look!

Janice said...

The new look turned out really cute. I like the new look of your bamboo coverings. It changed the look of the door. Good job!!

Emily said...

Thank you Thank you! I love your new look! Very cute!

Shannon C said...

love the new look!

Katy said...

I'm in love with the new blog look, it's fabulous!!
Your window treatments look great and fresh as well.

mrs boo radley said...

VERY nice, my friend! I love all the new looks!

Guy and Julie said...

Shannon-Hey, I found your blog this weekend, and it has been bothering me ever since how familiar you look. Then it hit me this morning--I think we were in college together--weren't you a Tri Chi? Anyway, I felt really dumb! Your blog is great, and I hope all is well!
Julie (Bowen) Green

Nora said...

Love the new look, so springy!

audrey enloe said...

I love the new look! Its so cute and fitting! I am glad that you shopped at Lowes! thats where I work! :) have a blessed day!!!!!

Cari said...

I love the new blog look and the shades! Very nice :)

Anonymous said...

uggghhhh!
anotehr dime a dozen look

TCKK said...

Love the new look of your blog!!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely love the new look (so fresh!)...and the new curtains!

Mandi said...

Love the new look! Sweet Faith does amazing work. (:

duchess said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Love the new look - of the blog & the curtains.

Deidre said...

I love your new blog look! Faith is just so talented.

I love the new shades, too.

linda said...

Love the new color of your window treatments. Isn't it amazing what a difference even the smallest of projects can make in a home!

I love your new blog look too! Faith does beautiful work. She made my blog button that I won and she was so easy to work with. I've always wanted a blog make-over, I'll have to check into it when I get some spare time.

Heather said...

Oh Heck!! I was using your blog header as an example of what I wanted for my blog. Can send me the header of your last blog...so I can show it to my blog header maker?

Tberri said...

Hi, I really enjoy your blog.. you have great decorating ideas. You have won the lemonade award.... stop by my blog if your interested!

FatihaUSA said...

I loooove your new look, it's so fresh and so springy.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I love the new blog look!! The sheet music birdie is my favorite thing! :) The new window treatments look great as well!

Karyn said...

Very nice and next winter you can lower them at night and your kitchen shall be warmer in the morning.

Ally0005 said...

I love your new look and your bamboo shades. I want to put them in my master bed room.
I also love your new signature, very cute.

Ally

~aj~ said...

It looks great!

And I can't believe you've only been blogging for a little over a year. Look how many people love your site!!

Katie said...

I love your new look!! At first, I thought I was on the wrong page!! Haha! I love that green!

And your new shades looks great, too!

Anonymous said...

Love the new design! Very Cute!
-Elizabeth Ray :)

Jessica said...

Love the new look! Too cute:-)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay for a new look! great job Faith! And love the new blinds too!

Jill said...

Oh I am in love with the new blog design...so cute! I'm taking a new button!

3LittleByrds said...

Love the new design. Loved the old shades but the new ones look great as well. Everything you do always turns out great.

P.S. Thanks for the comment on my Ireland. I love her natural curls too.

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Shannon...I love your new look....so very spring like and so beautiful!

LuLu said...

Shannon, i love your new look! It is wonderful... can you hear me clapping!!!!! love the new window look! yep it's fresh!
LuLu

Fabiola said...

I love the bamboo shades and the new look too.

The Easter Decoration is really pretty. We do not have this kind of tradition down here.

Fabiola

Lana said...

I love the new look! Very fresh!

Abby said...

Love your new design!!

Sole said...

I LOVE your new blog design and your birdy signature is so cute!!!

HouseMama said...

Your blog looks wonderful (the old one did too :)). I especially LOVE your signature line with the branch.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

What a great new look! So fresh and so vibrant. I just love it!!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Love the new look!

Cherry Tree Lane said...

The new design is amazing and i love it! HOORAY!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Wow! Your new blog looks fab! I like the bird cage. So cute!

Katie said...

I like the new look!

Heather said...

I love the new look!! I also love your new shades, you are so great at decorating!

Kim said...

I didn't recognize you at first...I clicked and thought "who's the new girl?" :o)

Love your new look! Your header is gorgeous!

Amber said...

Hey Shannon, LOVE your new look!! I'm in the process of a makeover as well! It'll be finished this week.

Love the new look for the shades too!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE bamboo shades. The layer of texture they add is so nice. Looks beautiful!

The Berry's Patch said...

Found it! Sorry I've been studying for a test in world religion. I feel like my head is going to explode.

Your new blog looks great. I'm thinking of replacing some of my window shades with bamboo shades. I love the warm color and texture.

Sarah said...

I love the new look! I have been debating on whether or not to "upgrade" mine. Was it difficult to choose or does the designer help give you some options based on what you say you like?

Kate said...

Gorgeous new blog and new curtains! All sorts of gorgeousness. :)

Jacki said...

I Love the new blog!! I got your msg about candle oil and you can use either kind. I have also seen it at hobby lobby that is just called candle oil with sent. I hope this helps!!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Great bloggy makeover :) Love the colors!

Brenda said...

Love the blog re-do! The bamboo shades give the windows a fresh new look!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Hi! Love the new look! The green is so pretty and fresh. Looks great!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Your new look is cute...but I liked the old "scrapbooky" look too.

The bamboo shades look terrific!

~ Sarah

Kaitlyn said...

LOVE the blog makeover!!

2- Sweet Boutique said...

Shannon,

Hi, I Love your blog's new look! It's fabulous! I just updated mine to about 2 weeks ago...and it's so cute! Stop by and check it out!

Have a blessed evening,
Jackie

Jules from "The Roost" said...

2 words.....LOVE IT!!!!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Shannon~
I love your new blog design! It is perfect! :) I also love the new shades you found! :) Hope you're having a good week!

Kasey said...

looks fabulous.
xoxo
{come over...}

melissa said...

I love your new blog look~very refreshing and perfect for spring. The new shades look great as well!

designergirl007 said...

I love the look of your new site. Very cool!