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May 22, 2005

Honey, I'm Home!

Wow, it's done. I'm out of the ghetto! I haven't been to bed yet, just because I was so motivated to have this done by today! This has been a nerve racking but exciting move. Before I give you the tour, let's bring out the designers!

Jim at Snooze Button Dreams gave me the info I needed and did all the behind-the-scenes-work on the Munu side. And he didn't yell at me when I emailed him with questions! :-)

Phin set up my 3 column template for me and basically set the foundation up. Him and I have been emailing back and forth, and he was very good to me too!

I did a lot of surfing the web for help and was on Munuviana quite a bit. Those are great tools when you have a decent idea of what you are doing. But when you have no clue, you need a master.

But the lead person in all of this, the one that spent many hours in many days working and playing with all of this, is Amy from Prochein Amy. She is a brilliant, magnificant woman! She was so patient with me, understanding when I was being picky, explaining how she did things, spending hours on MSN messenger with me, making 5 banners until I found the one that did it for me, thought of little details that I would have never thought of! I'd basically say what I wanted...but not in English...I couldn't explain it - and she's understand and in just a while later, I'd see it up on our testing page.

So, I owe so much to Amy! I gotta get out to Texas soon and take her out for a mucho margarita. She should really consider this as a part time gig. She's that good!

So, enough talk about what was done...let me give you the tour...

The Background

Believe it or not, I'm not much of a pink person. I actually wouldn't wear pink until about a year ago. I'm not what you would call a girly girl. But I saw this background but only darker, sent it to Amy, and she lightened it up and made it look perfect. We joked later about the plaid and how we could say it was based off of Blog mom Bou's background. But her's has a much better story behind it!

The Banner

Amy made a few banners based on the idea of me on a journey of my own self discovery. Something playful but mysterious. She did a cool Wizard of Oz one (that she's currently using), but I've had a tramatic experience with the Wizard of Oz (I'll have to blog on it later).

Just yesterday, she put this one up and I was like...that's it!! I love it. And so there it stayed!

The Left Sidebar

I transferred over posts such as "About Me", some of the Word of the Weeks, and others just for easy access. I'll probably transfer over more if they are necessary.

The Right Sidebar

It was a big joke over at blogspot that I had to future date my post for the Quote of the Week to stay on the top of the page. Well now, it has it's on dedicated place! The label is a link to the instructions, and east week, I'll post a new word like normal and on the top of the right sidebar. The definition will be a link to the actual post for more information.

The quotes I just thought were cool. There are about 50 random quotes; from inspiration, humorous, movies, or who knows where else. I love quotes so I'm sure I'll be adding more!

Under the Bad Example Family, I have a section for my Blog Heroes. This will be a special place for those that are generous and kind that help me with this blog stuff. Right now I only have those that helped me with the move. I will update as time goes on.

On the very bottom of the posts and at the top of any pop up box (such as comments, trackback, etc) you will see a replica of my tattoo. Amy was able to take a picture I had taken of my back, get the tattoo from that, and then add color to it. I swear, amazing! And also, if you haven't already noticed, this graphic should be in your web address bar and in your favorites if you have me as a favorite.

So, I think that's about it. Let me know what you think, how it looks on your monitor and in your browser. If anything is hard to read or just plain looks funny...let me know. This is just the grand opening :-)

I'm still trying to figure out how to make the title larger for each post (I've tried messing with the style sheet and no luck. I also cannot assign a category to a post. When I do, and I go to publish it, my main page shows only the background, that's it.

So if you know of any fixes...leave 'em in the comments.

Posted by Sissy at May 22, 2005 07:31 AM

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WOW!! I love your finishing touches!!!! Wooo hooo!!!!

Posted by: Amy at May 22, 2005 08:33 AM

I like what you've done with the place.

Looks great!

Now, go to bed.

Posted by: Allan at May 22, 2005 08:35 AM

I fixed the title problem and emailed you what I did!

Posted by: Amy at May 22, 2005 08:55 AM

Looks great, congrats on the move

Posted by: phin at May 22, 2005 09:00 AM

Great job... I hope I can do as well in a couple of weeks. Yep, I'm gonna move too!

Posted by: vw bug at May 22, 2005 10:56 AM

Congratulations, it looks great.
BTW, I am jealous, and am afraid you will not come to the hood to visit.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 22, 2005 11:13 AM

Looks great! Maybe I should move also!

Posted by: Susan at May 22, 2005 11:35 AM

My favorite is the banner with Alice peeking behind the curtain seeking to see "what's next?" Alice is a great symbol for curiousity and exploration. Good luck on your explorative journey in your new digs.

Posted by: at May 22, 2005 11:58 AM

Congrats! The place looks great! (Although I think you missed a little sawdust over there in the corner)

I've really got to get to work getting my MuNu home built.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at May 22, 2005 01:28 PM

I love it! Great work.

Posted by: Morrigan at May 22, 2005 03:20 PM

Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you. Wicked booful.

Posted by: Sissy Willis at May 22, 2005 05:22 PM

VERY, very nice! Love the banner graphic.

Posted by: Graumagus at May 22, 2005 05:56 PM

Holy shit, I love this!!! LOOOOOOVE IT.

Posted by: Boudicca at May 22, 2005 07:28 PM

This looks simply splendid!! Great job and a belated welcome to MuNu! YAY!

Posted by: RP at May 22, 2005 07:58 PM

I love it I love it I love it.

Thank GOODNESS the DSL arrives today so I can spend more time over here!!


Posted by: Tammi at May 23, 2005 07:29 AM

I am like sooooooooo jealous.

I want a 3 bar site, I want the see though backgrounds for your sidebar titles.


Posted by: Machelle at May 23, 2005 09:14 AM

Excellent. It looks real sharp.

Posted by: Ogre at May 23, 2005 11:00 AM