Words of Wisdom

In life, we have to choose between the jeans and the cookie jar. Liz Hurley chose the jeans and I chose the cookie jar

~ Nigella Lawson....(on women's body image and her own voluptuous body)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saying "Hello" to 2012 with a New Blog Look....

Finally, after years, I surrendered to the Blogger own template after finding out the FinalSense template I'd been using was shrunk and sliced by the new Blogger. I was shocked to see it on the Internet Explorer at my office. For years, I'd been loyal to the old Firefox which I've been refusing to upgrade and my blog looked fine in it.

I've been contemplating on changing the blog look for quite awhile. It's sad to bid farewell to my old design as it was so ME but as I'm no expert on CSS or HTML, I was totally helpless to see the old codes clashing with the new overhaul by Google causing my page to shrink and sliced really bad.

Working through the templates and twisting things here and there made me realize how attached I am to my old  design. I mean, I'm still stuck with the "green" theme all over. Even keeping the Verdana font because I can't bring myself to reading this blog in other fonts. Ditto for the girly image which I combined from a few "shopping girl" free wallpapers I found online.

For awhile, I'd been wanting to try simplifying my blog to symbolize me trying to de-clutter my life from some of the mess I've gotten myself into or trapped into involuntarily. I found my inspirations after seeing The Voice Season 1 US 1st runner-up Dia Frampton's and her sister Meg's blogs.

Dia simply named hers Dia Frampton as her new-found fame affords her to go by her own name while her sister Meg goes by the name of her handmade jewellery line Chandler the Robot.

Here is Dia Frampton's blog....

....and here is Meg Frampton's blog....

Both blogs are as basic and simple as you can get but really suit the sisters' personality. What I love about their blogs is the story they want to tell really take the centre stage with their no-frills approach. Very much like the way they approach music.

So, for now, here it is. My own for now.

Maybe I will go for more colours next time just to go the Anne Hathaway method of going for the opposite of her previous movie role when choosing the next one. But me being me, I will still keep the white background.......for that little touch of simplicity :-)

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