Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Finds and Links

I have been excited to find new blogs to read lately. Sometimes I don't get lots of extra time to read other blogs, let alone write a long post in this one! But I am trying to be better about it.

I have found new blogs to follow and will always be on the lookout for more! It's fun when they post really cute home decor inspiration pictures. I need it. My house is mostly decorated but I wish I could completely change some decor. But I can't just go buy a bunch of new stuff at once!

Also, I will share links for the free blog background/templates sites I found:

Background Fairy - Very nice choices, got this one there! Very very easy to add to your blog and change the whole look.

My Blog Makeover - Just click "backgrounds", also easy to add! (I know b/c I experimented with some)

Simply Chic Blog Backgrounds - Good choices, but I had some issues with getting them to turn out right on my template, maybe others will have better luck!

Blogger Templates - A nice collection of templates(not just backgrounds). I couldn't decide on just one, so I didn't use any.

Also, it's best to use the template here on blogspot called "minima" with the background options. For entirely new templates, that's a different thing. But for easily adding a background, choose the minima template here in your template choices.

I made my "consider the coffee" header using a free online text image generator. It has lots of cool looking fonts, that you can make bigger or smaller, change the color, etc. Then copy/paste it into a simple Paint program on your computer if you don't have a new high tech kind of banner maker/photo program. I just use "paint". Save it as a .jpg or .gif and upload it on your blog template's layout Header. (In blogspot, under "Layout" and the Page Elements) Hopefully that didn't sound extremely confusing, hehe!

And for tomorrow, wishing you all:


Two Happy Stampers said...

Hey there! Thanks for sharing the links! Just a heads up, the background fairy is strictly if you put a "the" before it it takes you to a page for background checks! LOL!! Thought you would like to know. =D

Christina said...

Thanks! haha, fixed!!

sassyglassdesigns said...

Great links. We also picked the exact same picture for our Easter post - the vintage postcard...great minds....

Christina said...

Oh my goodness, that is so cool! lol

Carapace said...

Hey, this is just what I've been needing! Thank you for the new-look links!

esque said...

Thanks for sharing all those links! Will have to go check 'em out! Happy Easter to you too!


JewelryWorksbyKim said...

great links, thanks for the info.