Spring Cleaning

April 11, 2010

Well. I've been busy, busy, busy this weekend. As you may have noticed I haven't been sewing much lately. I can't blame it totally on the baby. Around the beginning of February I started hating my house. I hated my dirty sofa and the mismatched slipcovers I had made. I hated the curtains that I never quite finished. I hated the drapes I put over the door windows and about a gallizon other things. So I did some major spring cleaning in almost every room of my house. The girls room had every stick of furniture replaced with bunk beds and tall shelving units to hold their umpteen toys in neat tupperware containers. Here is a snapshot of my livingroom. We bought a new (used) sofa on craigslist, new sofa table, made new pillows and replaced the curtains with plantation blinds.

That is my friend Abi with Eloise and Lily. I love our new setup. Now that I'm reaching the end of my spring cleaning. I'm looking to other areas of my life that need a good change. Number one, this blog. It looked super cluttered and just not feng shui. So I sat down at my computer and did a little virtual cleaning.

First off, the current giveaways are at the top of the right sidebar. Just click on the pictures like you did before to be taken to the giveaway. Links are now located above the banner and at the top of the left sidebar. I've changed the setup of my photos and text. And there's a whole lot more CLEAN white space. Ahhh, I feel like I can breathe. Oh and new advertising rates, in case you were interested.

Hope you like the makeover. It's not too drastic, mostly subtle. I'll be doing more here and there so don't be shocked if the page looks strange momentarily.

And last Friday I started a new dress! I hope to finish it by Wednesday. It's going to be perfect for June.

14 {comments}:

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

The sight looks great! It's not too different, and I love the simpler look! I Love the thimble, button, etc. too! : )

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I like it! Spring cleaning? Hmmm... maybe I should be thinking about that...

Deece said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice! I was not planning on making major changes in the home, I've never really engaged in spring cleaning per se, but I found that in the past week I have been doing some major organizing. Or perhaps more like major get-rid-of-all-this-stuff-why-are-we-living-with-so-much-useless-clutter-decluttering.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! feel like "dressing up" my own!

pinksuedeshoe said... Best Blogger Tips

Your blog DOES feel a lot cleaner! Love the new little icons too, very cute.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Your house looks awesome! I like the blog makeover too. :)

Sweetpea4kids said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your makeover, both in your house and on the blog.

Kaleidoscope Eyes 8 said... Best Blogger Tips

I think the site looks MUCH better!

Now if only you would change your blogs back to the way they looked in my reader a few months back, so I could look through them there, images and all!

Claudia said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the new blog layout. I feel the same way about my house & the list of things to replace/ paint/ etc is growing. That sofa/ TV set-up looks so comfy & the splash of yellow pillows really does it. Awesome!!!

Ms. Ellaneous said... Best Blogger Tips

The living room looks great and so does the blog! I've been thinking about changing things around on my blog too, but I can't seem to overcome my technology challenge. Maybe I should start with the house instead. Thanks for the constant inspiration. -Amy

Abi said... Best Blogger Tips

I see you used the button and the iron:)

Sew Much Ado said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love it! Maybe my living room has some hope too :). Thanks for the motivation to get SOMETHING done today!

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like the new layout - simpler & cleaner! :)

Cheilita said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the new couch!! can't wait to see all your spring cleaning in person. what an eye for design.

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