Sometimes some scrubbing up and retooling does a face good.  I realized the other day that I had been using the same template for a couple of years and felt like it was time for a change.

Last night we had to move all of the boxes back into our house that we had moved out a couple of months ago in anticipation of eventually moving.  The place where we were storing things is being sold and needed to be emptied out.  It felt so wrong to move boxes of stuff back in, right when I was getting comfortable with them being out.

Maybe my makeover here is in direct reaction to that.  I am not sure.  I am also really into the gallery look right now, so I am thinking some painting of walls is in my future.  I am leaning toward a soft white, since my furniture is all chocolate brown.  Let things pop out and say something.  Art, pottery, photos on the wall.  Make a statement.

Scream it out loud.


Rebecca | May 25, 2011 at 12:01 AM

My furniture is chocolate brown as well. Very earthy and comforting.

I love the blue of your shirt--and the awesomeness of the woman in it. :) Good luck with your move.

LisAway | May 25, 2011 at 12:08 AM

I second every single thing Rebecca said. :) Liking the new look!

Valerie | May 25, 2011 at 12:42 AM

Cute pics! And I like the makeover...a lot!
Sorry about the boxes!

mermaid gallery | May 25, 2011 at 6:48 AM

Good to tune up once in looks always make us feel better...You look great!

Heidi | May 25, 2011 at 8:44 AM

How do you find the time and the energy? Moving boxes, doing a photo shoot, redoing your blog template . . .I look forward to seeing pics of the new gallery look. I think that would be very cool and will make thing look bigger, too.

becca | May 25, 2011 at 8:54 AM

So does this mean the move is not imminent? And do we believe that I spelled imminent correctly on the first go? I love your makeover. It is perfect. Clean and classy, much like yourself. XO

Kristina P. | May 25, 2011 at 9:18 AM

You have the most rockin' cheekbones.

Kazzy | May 25, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Thanks for the encouragement, Heidi. I make lots of big plans, but not all of it gets done. I am getting a hankering to paint though!

Becca, you smarty pants!

Kristina... I blush!

*~Petra~* | May 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Love the new look! :) And look forward to seeing pics of the gallery look!

Bossy Betty | May 25, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Your creativity is finding new and wonderful routes!

Lesa | May 25, 2011 at 2:32 PM

I was thinking the same thing. How do you find the time to do some many things? I love the pictures on the side bar (over there -> ->) especially the blue. Again, I love your new blog look.

Amber | May 25, 2011 at 8:04 PM

I adore the new look! The pictures, the words, a perfect reminder.

Garden of Egan | May 25, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Very cute girl you are!

Love the new look.

I am excited to see what you "scream" about.

Marianne | May 25, 2011 at 10:37 PM

K- you're just too gorgeous!! I love the pictures!!

DeNae | May 26, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Totally digging the new look over here Kaz! I wish I was moving. I need to shake things up a bit and a move would be just the ticket.

Ca88andra | May 26, 2011 at 4:34 AM

I really like your makeover!

JennyLynn | May 26, 2011 at 6:41 AM

Bummer about the boxes.
Lovin the new design...fresh and fun.
Redesigning is a cool distraction from the boxes! There is nothing better than chocolate brown.Then maybe eating the chocolate.

Joanie | May 26, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Wow, lots of new looks. You look great. Pretty fancy blog.

Kimberly | May 26, 2011 at 10:59 AM


And I want to redo my house now. Poor Neil.

p.s. You? Are gorgeous.

gigi | May 27, 2011 at 5:19 AM

You are working that new look! You go girl!

Connie | May 27, 2011 at 8:07 AM

Love the new look! Painting the walls sounds like lots of work to me!