Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Can I get a little help here?

So, I'm not afraid to admit it...I need help. In what area, you ask? Where, oh where to begin? Okay, let me rephrase...I don't need help in the sense of comparing my want to real needs. Em would be the first to correct me on that. Mom, you don't need to buy that shirt, you want it. Mom, you don't need chocolate...you want it. Touche! Where do you think she learns this stuff? Wink. Wink.

Anyway, I have admitted long ago that I am cyber challenged. This shouldn't be news to anyone. It isn't to me. I am grateful everyday that I married Jason for a plethora of reasons, and it just so happens that one of them is his 'techy' abilities. But, I must say, even his are limited. I have searched for hours off and on looking for a 'new look' for Noah's blog. Maybe you are used to it, but I would like a fresh new look here. I wish you could see inside my brain to see what the design looks like...but alas, you can't, and I don't know how to get it onto 'computer'/'paper'. I drive myself crazy like this...I design shoes in my head and then expect them to be at a store, or shirts, skirts, stationary, etc! It's enough to make you batty! Well, me anyway.

I could tell you the look I'm going for and then, perhaps in cyber world, there is someone who can show me how to give my sweet little guys blog a new look. Why is this necessary, you may ask? It's not. Blogs aren't even necessary. It's just that Noah's blog page is a stock template and it's never 'looked' like how I feel.

So, here's my brain picture. If anyone knows how to get my brain onto Noah's page, I'd love to know!
  • It has to have cool doves, vintage/retro doves
  • There are swirls in my head...lots of swirls, but retro, not fru fru
  • aqua/blue/brown/pink/orange/lime
  • Throw in a some Anthropologie/Bohemian look/nothing cutsie wootsie
  • A tree or funky branches
  • maybe another dove or two...
  • AND POOF, out should come a really cool page!

See! Welcome to my world! It's exasperating! Is there anyone out there that can help me? With this task, at least? Cleaning my house, making creative dinners, wearing clothes that match, my hair...that's another story! adexoxox@gmail.com


  1. Adrienne,
    Check with Blogs by Danielle (http://blogsbydanielle.blogspot.com/)

    I bet she would LOVE to work with you. She does charge... but it's probably worth it!!

  2. Check this out: http://blogoverswithlove.blogspot.com/

    They design blogs and donate the proceeds to orphans in China and Taiwan.

  3. Wish I could help. Computer literate I am not. I was going to suggest Danielle, too. I think she did Angie Smith's blog. Sounds awesome...I can't wait to see how it turns out on the computer screen!

  4. I agree w/ Meghan about 'blogsbydanielle'.

    Also, might try



    Good luck to you !

  5. http://www.simplyfabulousbloggertemplates.com/

    not sure exactly what they have on there, but there are some great looks I know. Good luck!

  6. Blogsbydanielle-all the way, I have seen her looks and she's amazing! I wish I could afford her.
    She did Bring The Rain too.

  7. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Hey! Unless you have found someone else to do this for you, my friend Jennisa and I would be honored to do this for you. I could make your header and Jennisa would design the background, etc. She's much more "technical" than I am. I'm just an artist:) Let me know if you'd like us too! She said to have you check out www.istockphoto.com to look for two different backgrounds you'd like...and we can build your new look up from there!


  8. thecutestblogontheblock.com

    very cute backgrounds, try it, you might like it;)

  9. girlie girl... i am not the techy one you are looking for...but am the artsy, very visual person, and can also picture what you described in my head... i am sure it is a bit different from what is in your head, but alas, it is still there... i hope it all works out. I am in a bit of the same need of 'help' lately. Can't wait to see the 'new look'

  10. Anonymous4:43 PM

    I don't have a blog, but I've seen this site before: www.thecutestblogontheblock.com

    Jill in TX

  11. I use scrapblog.com make my scrap page there, save it as a jpeg then use it as my header and coordinate my blog colors to go with it! :) i've loved the result an it's FREE!

  12. Blogs by Danielle - she did my blog makeover & I love it!

  13. Hi Adrienne,
    Longtime reader here. The blog I like the best lately is


    PS: One of this bloggers fav stores is Anthropologie.

    good luck in finding your dream page!
    Shannon in Austin

  14. www.krizzydesigns.blogspot.com

  15. jill rawles/ rawlesjm@yahoo.com11:32 AM

    hi! i've been reading your blog for a while now, can't remember how i stumbled on it. but i wanted you to know how much encouragement i get from reading what you post. i haven't lost a child but your openness and transparency, especially about spiritual matters, are a blessing to me. thanks for sharing with us.

  16. Kim from SD6:49 PM

    Hi I have been following you blog for a long time. A friend of mine sent me to this website. It is a wonderful story about a USC professor and one student who STOOD up for his belief in God. I thought I would pass it on to you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38v-ITL57YY
    God Bless