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I ate this panda face for breakfast


Good Sunday to you! It's been a long time since I've blogged on a weekend-day, but... I just couldn't help myself. I've been thinking about changing the layout of my blog (again) for a very long time (for those who remember my "Twilight" layout, it's been since then.) The previous layout with the black birds and gothic feel was more of like a placeholder, if that makes any sense. I love the idea of incorporating birds into my blog (think Chaucer's "The Parlement of Foules," Chaunticleer in "The Nun's Priest's Tale" and the falcon and the tercelet in "The Squire's Tale.") but I didn't have the time or the motivation to think and execute something aesthetically pleasing to me. Also, my graphic design skills,tools, and html knowledge are next to nil. 

Though the layout may look simple, I spent a lot of time figuring stuff out. Aaaand, I like it.  

So the birds are still here, but now they perch on colorful foliage.  

Changes:
1. I've tweaked my About page a bit, but I don't quite know what else to add. Suggestions?
2. I've added some of my daily reads on the right sidebar. Check them out.
3. Made a button that's ridiculous, but so true. 

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you, dear reader, for taking the time to share in my silliness and reading my posts. Because of you, I blog on. 

♥s and tons of hugs,
laura

49 comments:

  1. Aww, you added me! If I ever figure out how to make one of those whatchamahickeys, you know I would have you on there. The problem is I don't know how to do ANYTHING when it comes to making my blog pretty, lol.

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  2. I like the birds, wish I had your skills at altering my blog layout! That panda face looks amazing, perfect breakfast! x

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  3. Good job on the perch stand for the birdies :)
    ♥ the yellow!

    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com

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  4. the birds are cute, love them! and that panda bear you had for breakfast, yuuumy!

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  5. I love the new lay-out. I liked your previous one, but this one is really neat, and I love the muted colours of your background. And waaah that Panda face is just adorable! What a kawaii breakfast treat ^^

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  6. oh my gosh tell me about it, html editing is so confusing! your layout looks great :)

    http://antid0tes.blogspot.com/

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  7. cool changes. i like it. love the birds! and how did you make the about me page etc on blogspot? id love to do the same but i have no idea how..

    xo

    A_riot

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  8. Thanks for the words on my last post :) <3 I like your layout how it is now, it's very cute. But I did like the gothic layout you had a while ago, I love it all!

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  9. I love the new layout - the birds are such a perfect touch!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  10. I love the new layout!!! It's so lovely!! <3

    anastasia

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  11. cute blog, the panda face is adorable


    raspberrykitsch.blogspot.com

    xx

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  12. Oh Laura, you are too humble! I think you did a great job with the new layout!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  13. how cute?? what is it made of?

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  14. Laura! The page looks fantastic! I love the new back ground and the larger icons to navigate the site! Def will check out the about, and 6 mo challenge!

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  15. Love the new changes! Your blog always makes me so happy - keep up the great work!

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  16. Woohoo!! I'm on the list too! I love the new layout. The background is so cute and has just the right amount of color. I also love that you have a happy photo part, might borrow that idea but I have a feeling I'll be having all my dogs photos up there if I do! The font of the header is my favorite, not that I didn't like the other one, but I really love this one too. Don't you just love it when you finally know what to do with your blog layout? I think your About page just about says it all :D I like the "geekily ridiculous" part of it :D

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  17. oh those birds are really cute ! love the layout :D

    have a nice day Laura !
    The Endless Wishlist

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  18. The birds are definitely cute! I've been thinking about a redesign for a while and need to get on it!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  19. i like the new layout!!! very cute :D

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  20. i like the new layout!!! very cute :D

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  21. About mes are so difficult to write! I love this layout though. I think the color suits you better.

    Oh god. I just want a Trader Joe's crepe in nutella now. Midnight wants!

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  22. This layout is pretty, congratulations for altering it by yourself ! Lovely blog, I would be proud if we followed each other ! Kisses

    www.fashionandcookies.com

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  23. Haha that panda is so adorable! It looks too cute to eat. Is it some sort of pancake?

    xx
    http://feedmenana.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm horrible at that stuff...I never made it pastp basic HTML!

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  25. I love your new blog look! Glad you kept the birdies, I love them :)

    Adrienne
    http://lolarocksclothing.blogspot.com/

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  26. That panda cupcake is adorable! I want one. And I love the new look - very cute :)

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  27. Laura, I love this new layout! And I think you did a fabulous job girl. You're just like me, I will tinker with it until I figure it out. It's important for you to like it and add those special touches. It's a part of you and it reflects everything about you. I'm still tweaking mine! Trying new things and adjusting it. That's what it's all about! And we all go through changes. So what worked in the past, may not be suitable for NOW. Have a great day girl! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  28. I like the layout here. But what I really want to talk about is that panda's face you consumed. I want it and I would like it delivered to my work place. ha. XOXO

    Tracy

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  29. I like the layout here. But what I really want to talk about is that panda's face you consumed. I want it and I would like it delivered to my work place. ha. XOXO

    Tracy

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  30. hahaha your picture on the about me is adorable.

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  31. also, I have the hardest time eating cute food. lol.

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  32. I like the new layout, it's cheery, and I love birds, so I'm glad they stayed :D Also, that panda thing is adorable. ADORABLE.

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  33. Sharing silliness is what blogging's all about! That panda face looks both adorable and delicious!

    http://thewoollenmitten.blogspot.com/

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  34. simple is GOOD! i like it...although i liked all of your layouts to date! i like to play around with mine sometimes.

    and what is the panda? is it a cookie of some sort? or muffin? looks yummers.

    [oomph.]

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  35. is that a panda bun? cute!!!

    Love ur layout! Xx

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  36. I love the new layout- great job! And your breakfast looks both cute and delicious :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  37. Love your new layout!! :)

    XOXO – Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

    PS: I’m having a vintage jewelry/antique tea cup giveaway on my blog!! Come visit and enter to win!

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  38. awww, cute panda! I wish I had eaten it 2! I´m following you dear, do follow me if you like my blog too :)

    www.superclementina.blogspot.com

    xx

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  39. Most adorable breakfast ever.
    Good luck with your blog redesign. I always want to change mine, but I'm always to afraid to do anything drastic!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  40. Love the new simple look, easy to read and great to look at. Also great about me section. I need to update mine and you have inspired me.

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  41. I love your new layout! Such a simple look. Look at that panda face - so adorable. Is it a cookie or a pancake? I want to bite one of its ears ;)

    http://justtututiny.blogspot.com/
    Thu

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  42. I like the changes you've made to your layout. The new bird background is really pretty. I've been meaning to tweak my blog's layout for a few years, but have yet to do so. Hehe.

    What's the panda face made of? Cake? Mmm, panda cake!

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  43. Oh my gosh, this is SO CUTE. I noticed your changes, and it looks so good!! I'm loving it!! xo

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  44. Laura, I love the layout! The birds add a special touch and the Gothy letters give it a bit of nice edge. I like your about page! The photo is adorable and totally you! And did I mention I'm so glad you kept the birds? :)

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  45. I love your new layout! the bird prints are so cute, I guess I feel very you ;)

    I screamed out aww as soon as I saw this huge panda! so cute!!

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