Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New layout!!!

You guys, be sure to click out of Google reader and over to my blog so you can see my absolutely fabulous new blog design! Erin over at Creating and Designing did such a fantastic job in getting exactly what I wanted (even when I was wishy-washy and probably didn't explain myself very clearly!) into the design she created. Definitely go check her out if you're wanting a new look for your blog!

(And aren't the elephant graphics she found for me so wonderful?! Elephants are my absolute favorite animal, and seeing them in "real life," up close and personal last summer just cemented my love for these enormous, majestic creatures...I love having them on my blog! No, they are not a commentary on my memory, or lack thereof...or on my political leanings, for that matter!)

If you have my button on your blog, go ahead and replace it with the new, much more adorable one if you'd like:

Sped-Ventures
<a href="http://spedventures.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc453/eblecki/Spedventures/spedventuresbutton.png" alt="Sped-Ventures" width="125" height="125" /></a>


In some not-so-exciting news, I'm going to have to delay announcing the winner of my giveaway and getting the prizes out because...

My computer is dead. As a doornail. Will-not-turn-on dead. The lovely young man at Best Buy's Geek Squad seemed quite genuinely sorry to tell me that the motherboard was fried, and that since the computer was 5+ years old already, if it was a car it'd be "totaled," and I would be better off getting a new computer entirely.

Ouch. Wasn't planning on that! There goes most, if not all, of my basement-remodel plans for this summer!

Good news is, they should be able to successfully do a data transfer from the old beast to the new one, so I won't lose my stuff (people. Back. Your. Computers. Up. or you will have an almost-heart attack, like I did this afternoon, before they confirmed they could transfer). And I should have a brand-new, shiny, fast computer in my hot little hands by tomorrow evening.

Whew. (Still. The pocketbook is hurting right now. I swiped my card and wanted to cry. I'd expected a hundred or two bucks for a repair. Not...a new machine. They don't sell those for $200, it turns out! For shame.)

So, I'm sorry to delay the whole winner thing, but hopefully I will be able to post that tomorrow. (I'd attempt that tonight, but I'm using my backup computer, which is over 10 years old - got it at the beginning of college - and I'm honestly surprised it still connects to the internet at all. It will probably think very hard about it before letting me post this little entry, even.)

11 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new design.
    Love the yellow and grey.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  2. What a cute design. The Elephants are adorable!!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  3. LOVE your new design. I adore yellow and grey together. And those elephants are perfect with it all :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  4. I love the elephants - so sweet! Your blog has a very zen feel to it now I think! Sorry about your computer - I am about in the same boat - working on a very old laptop that I hope will last through the summer at least! I will back it up tonight though, thanks for the reminder!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten
    I'm having a Blogaversary giveaway! Come check it out:
    http://herdingkats.blogspot.com/2012/06/blogaversary-giveaway.html

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  5. I love love love your new look!! The Elephants are so adorable. :) Sorry to hear about your poor computer. It's a teacher/blogger/basically anyone's worst nightmare!

    Andrea
    Cheers To School

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  7. O my - this is so cute! I love the colors you used. Gray and yellow are great together. And the elephants...all I can say is "awww"

    Good luck on finding a good deal on a new computer!

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

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  8. Love the new layout! Yellow and grey are so gorgeous together! Sorry about your computer.
    Alana
    Special Teaching in the Middle

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  9. I love the design!! Yellow & grey are perfect together!! Yikes about your computer...doesn't it always happen at the worst times?

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  10. Wow, your new layout is so awesome! And I'm sorry to hear about your computer . . . what kind did you replace with?

    ashley
    iced lattes and interventions

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  11. Love the new look!

    Thanks for following my new blog!

    Greg
    Www.kindergartensmorgasboard.blogspot.com

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