I'm back!!!! Kind of anyway. Thanks you for your kind words about my health issues. I've had problems with chronic back and pelvic pain for several years and I have good days and bad. Winters are especially hard and this one was no exception. I had some procedures done in the last few months with needles and stuff and it often makes things worse before it gets better. It's been hard to sit at the computer, or anywhere else for that matter, and I wasn't really feeling up to it anyway. I've missed you all so very much but it was also a nice break for me too. The pressure was off for a while and my blog most likely suffered for it but I needed the time away.
Now I'm doing my spring cleaning, in my home (kind of) and on my blog. It was time for some changes and I was looking for ways to try something different and crafty. When I read a post about creating headers from photos I started my new project. It's been so frustrating but lots of fun too and I've learned so much!
It started with some photos that I had taken around the house during all four seasons last year. I took them from the same locations so I could compare them eventually. My favorites were from our front porch with a view of the flag and yard. I decided to try to put them side by side in a new header and the post I found showed me how. I started with the idea from Sneaky Momma Blog Designs (she has the best tips and explains them so well!) which led to an easy tutorial from Clover Lane. They introduced me to Picasa for my photos. It's free and I love it! I found my background at Hot Bliggity Blog and used some digital scrapbook pages from Shabby Princess. It took a lot of struggle but hopefully it will be easier next time and I learned so much. There's still some tweaking to do but this is it. So, what do you think? Is it "springy" enough?
Thanks for hanging in there with me and I look forward to hearing from you and visiting your blogs. I hope your Spring is off to a wonderful start. Stay tuned for reviews, contests and more. I'm still a bit slow but I'm getting there. Tomorrow I am fortunate enough to be able to park my butt on the bleachers for my son's first high school baseball game of the season. I'm hoping for sunshine!
*(Happy 17th birthday to my baby boy! You finally have that night license. I love you!!)
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