Thursday, October 12, 2006

News Flash: Callapidder Days Transforms Unfinished Work!

That's right, folks. The beautiful transformation you see here in front of you is a direct result of my dear friend Katrina of Callapidder Days who surprised me in August with an early birthday gift of a new blog design from Bluebird Blogs. And perfect timing too - Susie completed the masterpiece just in time for the big day (Saturday)!

I wish all of you had the privilege of having Katrina for a FIRL (friend in real life). We laugh because we have a rather odd relationship. See, we don't get to spend an awful lot of time together (even though we go to the same church, I work and she's a busy mom of two little boys) but we chat often via email. I was good friends with her family growing up and was tickled that Chad married such a nice girl.

Over the years, we've found that we have a lot in common, including our love of writing (or at least talking about it!) I love the colors in my new look because they remind me of the warm cozy feeling I have among my many friends in Bloggyland. But they especially make me thankful for a friend like Katrina with whom I just be myself. I hope I can be half as good a friend to her as she is to me! Thanks, K!


Tiffany said...

Looks beautiful!

Can hardly wait for mine to be done next week by Susie.

Barb said...

Oh Dianne, this is so so pretty. I love these colors. And all the leaves. Isn't Susie amazing? I don't even remember how I discovered her but I'm so glad I did.

And for Katrina to give you this new design as a gift is about the sweetest thing I've ever heard.

I really really love this new look. Fun, huh?

Katrina said...

It looks fantastic!

And you are so sweet, Dianne. I'm so very thankful for the way our friendship has developed and for the encouragement and inspiration you are to me! And even though we don't have too many opportunities to catch up IRL, I love that you're always just an email away. :)

Hope your birthday is wonderful!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh my goodness, this is just GORGEOUS! Green is my favorite color and fall is my favorite time of year and this design is just perfect :)

What a sweet friend you have, to give you this!

Happy Almost Birthday :)

Susanne said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I love fall so when I clicked here and up came this wonderful warm colored fall color site it made me just go "AAAHHHH". How sweet of Katrina and Susie as usual is amazing! A big Happy Birthday to you!

Jennifer said...

Wow, wow, wow!! I love the warm colors, too.

And even though we don't live in the same state, so I rarely see her, I am glad to have Katrina as a FIRL too, and I'm glad that I've "met" you through her as well.

And Happy Birthday tomorrow!!

gail said...

What a sweet friend! I just love your new looks gorgeous. Have a happy birthday!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

Beautiful - what a perfect gift, and maybe just maybe I can visit your site and not get kicked off IE - that would be a gift to me.

Happy Happy bday to you. xoxoxo

Kathleen Marie said...

This new blog design is WONDERFUL! You are so blessed. I saw it on Bluebird's blog. Fabulous!

Islandsparrow said...

I love it Dianne - I'm re thinking mine too.