Follow Friday: This Week’s Favorite Finds

I started a blog re-design this past week, but haven’t quite finished it yet.  There are a lot of pages and links that aren’t up and running, but I hope that they will be soon! Please tell me – what do you think of the new layout so far?

We’ve had such a busy month and it’s only going to get busier!

We moved (a few streets away) and setting up a new house always takes a while.

We also just got a shipment of things that have been sitting in storage for the past year.  I now have picture frames and knick-knacks and more furniture.  Unfortunately, I’m the world’s worst picture-hanger – it almost cripples me trying to decide where to hang things.

I’ve been taking pictures for friends a few times a week – everyone I know is moving in the next couple of weeks and I’m getting some good photography practice with willing models.:)

My in-laws will be coming for a visit and we’re so excited to see them!

My husband will be graduating from the Sergeants Major Academy – and he’ll be taking over a battalion.  His work days are about to get much longer…

Lots of things happening that are unfortunately keeping me from genealogy. :(  I’ve had cousins contact me with leads and I haven’t had much of a chance to follow up on them yet.  I WILL carve out some time for some serious in-depth research, but it probably won’t be until the dust settles in July.

Well, on to my favorite finds….

And a few pictures to share – yes, I finally got to go to a hot air balloon festival!!

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  • JL - June 8, 2012 - 1:52 am

    Nice job! But reconsider the width. Not everyone has a wide-screen monitor. Although the recommended width is/used to be 800px by now ‘most’ people have at least 1024px. If you go wider than that some of us have to scroll sideways to see all your content.ReplyCancel

    • Jen - June 8, 2012 - 10:03 am

      Do you have to scroll sideways to see my content? The middle portion is set at 1024px. It’s hard for me to test this out since I can see it all on both of my computers!!ReplyCancel

  • JL - June 8, 2012 - 11:48 am

    I was having to scroll sideways but it’s fine now. Did you change it or was it my fault? Oops, I had my page view magnified.

    Your site looks great, I think (now that I can see it :)) Are you planning to add a sidebar?

    Rats! I moved my bookmarks. I had one for checking how your site looks in different browsers (try Googling ‘browsershots’) and another one for checking a site at varying widths. Shuffle, shuffle through my archives here…ReplyCancel

    • Jen - June 8, 2012 - 12:46 pm

      I didn’t change anything, so I’m not sure why it was doing that. If it causes people problems though, I would like to change it.ReplyCancel

  • Sierra - June 8, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    Thanks for the mention! I really like the new website. I love the clean lines.ReplyCancel

  • Judy G. Russell CG - June 8, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    I like the new layout, LOVE the hot air balloon photos and am most grateful for the mention!ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - June 12, 2012 - 9:52 pm

    I like the clean look of the redesign. I don’t have any issues viewing it on my computer.ReplyCancel

  • Debi Austen - June 13, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    I like it! My only comment is that the portion with the favorite finds is a little small and harder for this old lady to read :-)ReplyCancel

    • Jen - June 14, 2012 - 10:38 pm

      I agree with you on that Debi!! I need to figure out where that option is on my dashboard and change it. I bugs me too!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Anne Gillespie Mitchell - June 14, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the mention! Love the look of your site…I’m having the hardest time trying to get that settled on mine.ReplyCancel

  • Jana Last - June 14, 2012 - 11:48 pm

    Very nice redesign! Although the Blogroll tab may not be showing all of your blogs. Or maybe it ends in the “I” section of the Alphabet?? I don’t see a way to make it scroll down to see the rest of the list. Also, the color of the links is a bit light. :) Other than those potential issues, it’s great! I love your photo slideshow at the top, by the way.

    And I LOVE your photos! They’re awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Blakley - June 16, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    Thanks for the shout-out, Jen…

    Dee at Shakin’ the Family Tree.ReplyCancel

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