Friday, February 17, 2012

A New Outfit for Spring!


Did you notice my new outfit? I decided that it was time for some spring cleaning, and some new clothes. I've moved some buttons around, I've deleted some blog-hop ads that are no longer current, but most importantly: I got a new banner, custom-made, just for me, by the ultra-cool, Retro-Zombie Jeremy Hawkins himself!

Jeremy is one of the A-Z Challenge co-hosts, and badges, buttons, and banners are his bread and butter! I know that's an old cliché...but I'm a nerd, will always be a nerd, and I wanted all those words to start with B.

If you're in the mood for a new outfit, or just some new gadgets, here are some ways to find A-Z bling – you ARE joining the April Challenge, aren't you? The sooner you say yes, the sooner you can start planning, and the more fun you'll have. What have you got to lose? Nothing. What can you gain? Readers. Followers. Blogs to read. Blogs to follow. FRIENDS!

Jeremy's post at the main A-Z Blog has excellent instructions for installing all the cool "stuff" he's made for the challenge.  If you click on the tab "A-Z Badges and Banners" you'll find his work, free for the taking IF you're joining the challenge.  We need all of you to help us spread the word, so we're offering it all for free to you!

If you want to visit the Retro-Zombie at his own house, go here.  Of course, there are 13 total of us co-hosts, each with our area of expertise. I suggest you visit us all at least to say "hi" and that you're joining us.  It would be extra good to follow each of us since we're your guides.  You'll find all the links in my side-bar under the badge.

To answer your unspoken but very clearly heard question: NO.  I'm not only going to be blogging about the challenge from now on.  It's just that our prep is taking a large share of my blog time, so I've just been throwing stuff up that's been rattling around in my brain taking up bandwidth.  If I write it down, at least I know it's safe and retrievable!  Information in the correct place is a sanity saver.  I need all the sanity I can beg, borrow, or steal right now...





14 comments:

Shannon Lawrence said...

I love what Jeremy did! I noticed it as soon as your page popped up. Very cool.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Retro-Zombie said...

Hey that is me... I am that guy, thank you for the shout out... really that is a lot a great things you have said. I think I love you [respectfully]... in a you are a way younger sister kind of a way.

Jeremy [Retro-Z]
Visit The Madness:
RETRO-ZOMBIE

mish said...

Loved your B-Words and decided to join in...
Brilliant babble about your bling-bling new banner which adds bounce and brio to your funky, upbeat & beautiful blog!
... LOL! Couldn't resist...

Susan Roebuck said...

I love sunflowers! It looks great - off to check Retro....

Brian Miller said...

nice...i def like your new header...and its got a great mod feel to it...well done on the spring cleaning...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Like the new header! Jeremy does fantastic work.

Tracy Jo said...

Great new banner! Thank you for introducing me to Jeremy. :-)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Great new look! (Er... no I didn't notice, sorry, but I'm the kind of girl that wouldn't notice if you'd had your hair done, or got contacts - it's not you, it's me!)

Heather Murphy said...

I like the new look! I could use some help with mine too

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I love your banner! Thanks for co-hosting. I am slowly getting around introducing myself and doing some pre blog hopping. I'll be back!dreamweaver

Tina said...

Not so sure about the younger thing...but I'll take sister, for sure. All depends on which side of 1965 you're from...
Tina

Tina said...

Mish ~ you are brilliant!

Tina said...

I can't believe he's doing it for us all for free...did you get yours yet?

Tina said...

He's very willing to help ~ just give him a shout at his place. Check out the A-Z stuff (click on the link up there in this post). After you've picked what you want, then read his post for how to install. Or email him directly. My new big brother will help you!