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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Exciting news in the land of Blogs!

Ok, first exciting news... do you like my new blog design? 
Yesterday I hummed the tune from the Jefferson's all day!You all know it, "I'm movin' on up!.........
I know how cheesy of me.  But I was so excited to finally have a professional give me a blog makeover.
It was very, very important to me to have it still feel like "me", personal, colorful, yet done by a real blog designer. Lord knows I have tried..but I just could not achieve the look I really wanted for my blog.

OK, so a big thank you to Kristin from simplyklassic.  I put the poor girl through the mill.
Believe me when I tell you..I was a "control freak".  She is patient and very kind, so I think she still likes me. The bottom line is I LOVE it.  Kristin does fabulous work.
Kristin is giving my fabulous readers a 20% off discount so you may want to check it out.
{Be sure to tell her I sent you over}
Even if you just want some tweaks here and there you can just have her do those as well. She is VERY reasonable to say the least.  I am frugal as you have come to know, so I found her to be within my budget.

Now on to the next BIG news...yes there is more, although, I know my blog makeover is Huge, but I do have something even BIGGER.

A dear blogging friend of mine Cindy Adkins contacted me a few weeks back and asked me if I would approve to being in her new book! Say WHAT?, say WHO, say WHEN!

No brainer, of course I will.  Cindy has written several best sellers recently on
Here latest and greatest is called...

Let me tell you, this kindle book is packed with inspiring stories, from people like you and I!~
Especially, if you are a newbie, this read is for you.  We all have a story, and you too will grow and learn from it.

If you would like to read this book, but don't have a Kindle, you can download a free app. HERE from Amazon so that you can read it on your desktop--easy, peasy!

Thanks everyone for stopping by.
I have some catching up to do now.


Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Congrats girl and your new blog design looks great!! hugs, Linda

February 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow thats so exciting for you!
I love the blog, I will go see her,

February 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The new blog design does look fantastic! I may have to think about that sometime soon. Especially since I'm just blundering my way through and just hoping I can figure things out as I go!!!
Congrats on being included in such a wonderful book. That's really exciting. You deserve to be recognized!

February 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Your blog is lovely. Yellow is one of my favorite colors. Fabulous to me included in Cindy's book.

February 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Congrats, Debbie on your new blog look and for being included in Cindy's book! I love her work!! You should be proud!!

February 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I LOVE the new look. It is you. Congrats on the book feature, too.

February 1, 2012 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Cindy is a sweetheart always willing to help others. I have two of her books. I'm not surprised at all she asked you to be part of her new one - she knows how to pick 'em! She did a giveaway a few months ago of one of my daughters items and that is how I met her (BBB-before Bliss Blogged).

New blog looks good, still you, only freshly showered with new highlights.

I'm a control freak too. Two of my kids are graphic designers and they won't touch me with a 10 foot pole when it comes to that stuff!


February 1, 2012 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrats on the book feature Debbie!!! Love the NEW's so YOU!!!


February 1, 2012 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Book feature...New are moving into the big leagues my friend. Congrats. But, don't go and forget us pee-ons...giggling... Just a sweet tease. You are at the top of my list to visit and you darn well know it.

February 1, 2012 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Miranda @ Pressing On said...

The new blog design looks great! You didn't lose your personality at all in the translation ♥

I will check out your design gal since I've been looking for someone to redo mine.

Congrats on the book!

February 1, 2012 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Congrats Debbie:) I bet you are feeling extra special right now. Love it!!! Your new blog design fits you perfectly, great choice.

February 1, 2012 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Your new header looks great! You and Kim are starting out the new year with a new look. That's exciting new about the opportunity to be in a book too! Looks like 2012 is starting out strong for you.

February 1, 2012 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger outjunking said...

The new blog design looks great and you deserve it for all the newbies you have helped.

February 1, 2012 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Your makeover rocks, you rock. I want to see what color you wings are! Lori

February 1, 2012 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Your new blog design is perfect, Debbie!
How neat about the book!

February 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Looks good, Debs and congrats!!! BTW, I am watching "All In The Family" now, which produced the spinoff, "The Jeffersons."

February 1, 2012 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I love your new blog design and congrats on being featured in Cindy's new book! How exciting!

February 1, 2012 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

I LIKE it SO much.... I didn't even read yet. I was so excited. Know what? I loaded LIGHTNING fast too. Way faster then the old page. It looks so good. Fresh, bright and sunny. Just like YOU =0)

February 1, 2012 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Love your new look. I've been debating having a professional tweak my look as well. Congrats on being part of the book.

February 1, 2012 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

WOW your blog looks great Debbie! I love the new look. Congratulation on being featured in Cindy's new exciting!!!!

February 1, 2012 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger LifeLessOrdinary said...

Love the new blog design and congrats on the book :)

February 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Debra@CommonGround said...

Your blog looks fab-u-lous!! and congrats on the new book project!!

February 1, 2012 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Your blog looks great! I don't know if it's just me, but when I tried to click on the link for Kristin, I got an error?? Congrats on the book thingy!! You rock!

February 1, 2012 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Wow, I can't wait to read it! :D Awesome!

February 1, 2012 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations on being published!
Yes - I do like your new look. I need to take some time and give mine a face lift.
Enjoy your evening.

February 1, 2012 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So fabulous! I saw this the other day and was just thrilled for you :-). Live the redo, I'm doing the same right now and feel so badly as we go back and forth :-)

February 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the new look, and congratulations on the book feature!

February 1, 2012 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I LOVE your new design! It's really bright and cheery! Congrats on your contribution to the book...this is exciting!


February 1, 2012 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Congrats on both counts! Your blog looks great! And now you'll be in a book ... immortalized for all eternity. You deserve it! You've helped so many of us new bloggers. So happy for you!

February 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Your new blog design looks great - love the print you selected for down the sides. Congrats on the book project.

February 1, 2012 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

I've been out most of the day, sorry I'm late! Girl, congratulations on the BOOK! and Your blog design looks fabulous!! I need to grab the new crow button!! Love the colors, and graphics.

February 1, 2012 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Congrats to you Deb, you so deserve it.
I'll be going to her for a blog redo soon, love yours!

February 1, 2012 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Yep! I love the new look! It is soo you with that cute little roo by your name. I really like the photos you used in your header as well. Congrats "Weezie"! :)) Looking Good!

February 1, 2012 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

You're famous, girl! Congratulations on the book. And I love the new design.

February 1, 2012 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Your new blog looks great Debbie, it makes me think of World Market and World Market always makes me think of you when I go in there:)

How exciting about the book, you are movin' up! Please don't forget us little people:)

February 1, 2012 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have several of Cindy's e books and they are fantastic! I'm happy for you and your opportunities, too, Debbie! I'll just say I knew you when....heehee! ♥

February 1, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Debbie Baby! You have hit the big time. Your blog looks so much cleaner and fresher. I love the way it is organized and easy to read. AND it loads quicker- did you know that?

Anyway, I love Cindy Adkins. She is one of the first people I met when I started blogging and she is just a marvelous person! xo Diana

February 1, 2012 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I love your new look. Congratulations on being a source for the book. I'm certainly not surprised that you would be included.

February 1, 2012 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the new look Debbie! Kristin is great and does great work! Congrats girl on being featured in the book, so happy for you!

February 1, 2012 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Congratulations on the new look and the book!
I'm in the same boat regarding my blog. I have had help but I have been contemplating getting it done professionally too. I love the border trim too!

February 1, 2012 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Janel from NellieBellie said...

Looks great...but of course it does!! Great color and oh so pretty header!

February 1, 2012 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I downloaded that book over the weekend ! Haven't had a chance to look at it yet . But I will soon.

February 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Congrats to you!
Your new design is fabulous! Can I tell you how much I love Kristin and how fabulous she is at creating a one of a kind design for you. I wouldn't go to anyone else!!!

February 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Cool new look!


February 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Terriea Kwong said...

Your new look is great and user friendly. Congrats on the book. No wonder you're a marvelous bloggers and inspiring.

February 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Ange said...

What a great day for you, a new look and a book! WOOT WOOT! :) Love the new blog look by the way.

February 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

So happy for you Debbie! Your blog looks great too!


February 1, 2012 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
Wow, I love how your blog looks and I totally agree with you...When we decorate our houses, we want them to look fantastic. Well, our blogs are how people see us and need to reflect who we are...thinks looks fantastic!!!

I am SO happy that you are in the book and you are a totaly inspiration to others!!! So, naturally, I just KNEW your blog had to be in it so that people could learn from you and take their blogs to new heights!!!
You are amazing, my friend.

February 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

I know you were a doll to work with and your blog looks beautiful!! It is very you! Congrats on the book!!! That is amazing! I tried to download but it said it wouldn't work on my Mac. I will have the hubs try it! I am so excited for you! That is so cool!

February 1, 2012 at 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New blog looks great! and how exciting to be included in a book! You go girl!

February 2, 2012 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Allyson McGuire said...

Congratulations on the feature!Your new design looks absolutely fabulous!


February 2, 2012 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Love the new blog design! And how cool about the book! I can say I knew you when!!!!
; ) Kris

February 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger said...

Your new design is stunning. Very elegant and classy! I'll definitely be checking out simplyklassic.

Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is:

February 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM  
Blogger Rhissanna said...

I love the golden background.

February 2, 2012 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

You are having a very good week, aren't you?! :) The blog looks amazing- I love the rooster. And congrats on the book feature, very cool! Darn, can't get an autograph on my kindle.

February 2, 2012 at 1:01 AM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

This is the first of many books you will be in...girl your a rock star!! Your blog make over is perfect, it looks like you! Love your new blog buttons, love that you kept the crowed about me (With a few tweeks)


February 2, 2012 at 1:26 AM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love your new blog design!
Congrats on being featured in Cindy's new book. I was featured in her book, "Angels at my Door".


February 2, 2012 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I may be contacting your blog designer,, it's time for me too!
Love your new layout and design.
Congrats Debbie!

February 2, 2012 at 5:10 AM  
Blogger The Rusty Thimble said...

Wow first off Debbie I love your new look, beautiful!

And Big congrats to you on being in the book, wonderful news


February 2, 2012 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Love the new look! And congrats being a part of such a fun project...I'm sure it will be a success!

February 2, 2012 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Congrats Debbie!!!! That is awesome!! Your new blog design rocks!

February 2, 2012 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Tami Michel said...

Congratulations Debbie! Cannot wait to read it :)

February 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

great new design and yay for the book. that's awesome.

February 2, 2012 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger aarond said...

Hi Debbie, I love your house and projects. I just started my blog this week and I hope you will stop by and check mine out. There will be a lot more to come.

February 2, 2012 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Love your new look! Congrats on the book, I will definitely check it out!

February 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Hi Debbie ... love the new look of your blog. Congrats on the book. You deserve the honors for all you have done for us Newbies.
Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures.

February 2, 2012 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your blog is looking great, Debbie! And I have the book on my Kindle...looking forward to reading it...Cindy is a sweetie!

February 3, 2012 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Your blog new design was the first thing I noticed when I came to visit. It is beautiful!

And Congrats on being a feature blogger in the upcoming book. I am so happy for you, and I believe you're so deserved to be one of the movers and shakers.

February 3, 2012 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Congrats to you are movin' on up and it is a pleasure watching! Beautiful new blog design!!!

February 13, 2012 at 7:09 AM  

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