Last night, when I posted, Natalie had just received my shots of us… look up, look way up. See those up there? I sent her those last night. Within minutes of sending them she sent me back the banner you see up there. I never dreamed she would have time to install it all before most of you even read the post.
Let me start at the beginning.
I have been envious of all those professional looking blogs out there. No matter what I did to mine, it looked, well, mediocre in comparison. The primary reason being that all I know about blogging I have learned by trial and error. Want to know how much html I know? Do you have five seconds? That’s all it would take for me to enlighten you.
Last week, Natalie was doing some really cool things to her site. I commented that I was html illiterate or something smart and witty like that, ‘cause you know I am….stop rolling your eyes…anyway, I was joking because really it’s like a dead man asking to be healed. There ain’t enough time or money honey.
But Natalie? She is a darling girl from Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas my Dad always says. Having done some contract work in Dallas a few years back he is, as you would imagine, an expert on these matters.
Guess what? Natalie’s heart is huge.
She offered to make me a template.
YAHOO! Said I. And I’ll pay you.
No, said Natalie.
Who am I to argue with that deal?
Don’t worry I am not a complete ingrate. She’ll be receiving some worthy goodies in the mail as fast as the Canadian and US postal services can carry it….. right, so I better make it good because the wait might be a plenty.
She asked me what I was thinking for colours, sent me to a couple of sites where they have the html colour codes.
I have a passionate love affair with brown and steel blue right now and I had seen polka dots on someone’s site. I passed on this info. She sent me back the polka dots to the side. The colours were not quite right so I sent some colours back. They were not right.
Emails were flying back and forth (have I mentioned how much I love email?) between us. She found the colours, I jumped up and down.
She then sent me the signature. Look down, look waaaay down. With the glasses? That scream Kami.
I was jumping and screaming with glee.
Came the banner without the pictures because those, well that was my only job and I hadn’t gotten good ones yet. Still learning how to use my camera. Check back in 2010, I might be half way there.
I was hooting and hollering when I saw the banner. She suggested sepia photos to match the brown and all. She has an eye that Natalie!
Last night after kids were in bed I sat down with my laptop on the couch and scanned through the 100 (I am not even kidding) photos I had taken yesterday of the kids and me. Edited and sent them off.
Minutes later (note even exaggerating a bit) back was the banner with the photos. I loved the boys, all three of them. Me not so much. I sent an old head tilt one back and minutes later, it was back as you see it above.
Then minutes after I posted last night, she had it all up here and looking smashing.
She's been tweaking it since and then tonight she tells me to check out the divider. What's a divider I thought?
Um? Can you picture me, sharp intake of breath for excitement, when I see that there work of art down there between posts?
Incidentally it’s the same sound (only with holy crap I forgot behind it) I made earlier when my hair stylist called at 6:40pm to ask if I was coming to my cut and colour booked for 6:30. Yeah, I’m cool. Good thing I have a calendar on the fridge that lists things like these so I DON’T forget. Don’t worry I live close, I made it, no grey for another 7 weeks or so!
Back the blog. I may be stating the obvious here but this look?
I LOVE IT!
All of it.
How much you ask?
So much that I took of picture of it on Anna's wide screem monitor. It was up on her monitor because as soon as I walked into her house today for a playdate I said, "GO TO MY BLOG NOW!" (See how calm and rational I am?) I was bursting to show it off!
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