After attending Mom 2.0 in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago I decided to take a long hard look at my own site. Conferences will do that to you. Get you all fired up to rip out a wall and install a fishtank where the fireplace was.
A tech makeover design was already in the works, but I took it one step farther and added a fresh coat of paint. The blue gray here is almost the same as my kitchen walls.
You know that feeling you get when you paint your house a color you really love, but you can see the drips and slops on the woodwork because you are not a professional painter? The satisfaction of change is stronger than the dissatisfaction of the drips, and you know you’ll have to hire someone to clean it up at some point but who cares?! You’re home! That is me with this site right now. Paintbrush still in hand. So bear with me.
Perhaps not coincidentally, I did this redesign and a household-wide pre-garage sale spring cleaning at the same time. Not only can I post and share posts more easily now, I can also park in my own garage. Both of these facts make me smile.
I’ve gotten rid of so much clutter that was holding me back. I’ve ushered the “me” back into my site, and back into my home.
We did spectacularly well at the garage sale, by the way.
Thanks to Aimee Giese of Greeblemonkey whose “Design for Non Designers” talk made me think long and hard about what I was doing here on this site and face my design commitment issues. Thanks also to Angry Julie for suggesting the Headway theme and looking at it every five minutes when I made changes and to my patient husband Brian Maso for making it all work on the tech side. He did the heavy lifting in both the garage and in WordPress. I’m a lucky girl.