Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas to me from you

What I want for Christmas is a fancy shmancy blog. How am I the last person on the planet to figure out how to do it? Where do I go? What do I do? I am not technologically illiterate, well, not in all ways, but I don't even know where to start my hunt for this. One by one, all the blogs I read have been transforming into works of art and even my newest blogging friends have these beautiful backdrops.

When I was recently married my husband flew me to the other side of the world to accompany him on a business trip. We ended up at a very fancy dinner party in Lebanon (of all places) with all these young beautiful lebanese girls dressed all sleek and stylish for the bash. Of course my traveling wardrobe was limited, and there we were in what Brian and I called our middle east "uniforms" of khakis and whites. For me that night, it was a khaki jumper with a white t-shirt underneath. I felt SO NOT CUTE that when I think of that night I feel like a fish out of water all over again.

Now that you know that story, perhaps you will take compassion on me and share your tricks of the trade. I'm feeling not cute. Won't you help a blogging soul in need this Christmas season?

6 comments:

Tami said...

One option: thecutestblogontheblock.com

Look for the free backgrounds and simply follow the instructions--it's much easier than I thought it would be.

Good luck and Merry Christmas!

Mormishmom said...

Of course I can help a girl out:) Lots of the cute blog backgrounds come from this site

http://thecutestblogontheblock.com/backgrounds.php?cat=39

and she gives directions on how to install her backgrounds. I designed my own in Photoshop using her "Blog Secrets" in the sidebar for help with the HTML. It's so fun to play with! Have fun and be careful - it can become an addiction!

Mike and Shelby said...

yeah, thecutestblogontheblock.com has, by far, the best backgrounds and very simple instructions on how to add it to your background

...however, I do warn you...when I put my background on, it erased some of my "side lists" I had to go hunting for everyone's blog addresses again. So you may want to save/copy/write down the things you have there.

Team Biddle said...

Yup Amy...cutest blog on the block...its where we all go to get cute backgrounds!

Call me if you want and I'll walk you thru it...or call me anyway! :)

Janna said...

Hi Amy-

I got my blog makeover by the blog fairy. It's a friend from Bakersfield that now lives in San Antonio. She has some free backgrounds but charges a fee of $20 for a head to toe custom blog makeover.

www.theblogfairy.com

Nat D said...

pyzam.com has some good ones...not sure if they are as "cute" but they have a really wide selection of other stuff...

now you can change them monthly!