Looking for Comments From the Peanut Gallery…

What about my new look? Yes, yes, I know my header is sticking out of the border on the right side. I have to go teach a class and can’t fiddle with it at the moment.

Thoughts? On the Header? (Don’t let the fact that I LOVE the header affect what you say…LOL)

Thoughts on the color?

Thoughts on, well, anything?

Thanks in advance!

P.S. Thanks to my evil German twin sister and to my cyber sister for the recent inspiration to make the change away from the black! It’s been bugging me because I am a very sunshine-y person (ask my REAL sister!) and I wanted something more welcoming!


  • Astrogirl

    I like it – very clean and simple (simple in a good way :)), and very evocative of your blog’s title. Nice job!

  • Melissa

    I love it!! I finally know what people are talking about when they say they are shocked with the change!!

    I especially love the white picket fence!! God job!!

  • Melisa

    Thanks Astrogirl! I like “simple”. Less is more, usually.

    Melissa: Thanks to you too! I know, you can’t get much more shocking than going from black and gothic looking to pastel blue and sunshine! 🙂 I love Kat’s template too. Yours looks great too though; don’t shortchange yourself: I love it!

  • Kat

    I might quite possibly be in love with you *lol*.

    First of all that kind of blue is my second favorite color at the moment. It is easy on the eye, it is happy and it is more like you. It even corresponds better with your other blog.

    The header is awesome and combines the suburban part with stylish design and it is memorable.

    Very well done and as astrogirl said it is very evocative of your blog’s title. Two thumbs up.

  • Melisa

    Julie: Thanks! Yes, I AM adorable! LOL Oh, you were talking about my header? That too!

    I know what you mean about the background needing a “pop” (even though it is Kat’s second fave color)…any suggestions?

  • suchsimplepleasures

    i love it!! i think the colors are nice, the header is soooo awesome and i really think it works!!!
    btw…i suck! i forgot to do the meme…and, i promise to do it this week! with kids home and i have a sore throat (no…not from yelling at them), i haven’t been doing much online today!! sorry!
    but…really adore the new diggs!

  • Manic Mom

    LOVE IT! the black was kinda hard to read, but I just couldn’t get the guts up to tell you. You know I’m a bit shy! ; )

  • JaniceNW

    Looking very nice. But ya need a pic of the kids climbing the fence. LOL. I like it. I did your meme the other day just so you know. 🙂

  • Jules

    Try either a brighter blue or a spring green for the background color, otherwise just leave it as is. Mama likes.

    HAHA Manic! You’re *very* shy.

  • Melisa

    Sue: Thanks! I totally agree. 🙂

    SSP: Whenever you get to the meme, doesn’t bother me…I know you’ve had a rough week so far, with me not agreeing to take your kids for you: LOL!

    Manic: Definitely the laugh of my morning. Shy? You? Uh-huh. My OJ almost came out through my nose on that one.

    Janice: The kids are BEHIND the fence. You have to use your imagination! LOL

    Jooz: Okay, I tried the green which was my alternate color, and I tried a brighter blue, but they didn’t do it for me either. I guess I’ll leave it for now!

  • Joeprah

    I would like photoshopped images of the family behind the fence…and more blue…just kidding about the blue. Besides that, Joe likes! Good work!

  • Soap

    I love it! The blue is so much nicer than the black. I like the shade of blue. Very pretty. Love the picket fence, too.