Sunday, January 23, 2011

A New Design Is Here

Hello Everyone!
I can't believe it has been a full week since I posted.
It has been one of the most stressful and eventful weeks
of my entire life. Some good and some not so good. I can't
even begin to explain it all. For now I will concentrate on
the good so take a look around at my newest blog design.
I contacted Jenn from Munchkinland Designs and she hit
the nail on the head for me. I was looking for a fun, fresh look.
She is very talented and fast. Pay her a visit to order yours.
Please feel free to grab my newest button to display.
If you have my old one exchange it with this one.
The button and code are on my left side bar.
I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance.

Here is a sneak peek at the new family room furniture.
Yes, a few unexpected hurdles there too. I'm still doing some
room tweaking and hope to show you as soon as possible.
~*~
I have missed you all. I'll be by for a visit very soon.
Have a wonderful week!

80 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your new look is beautiful...it's always fun to get a makeover:)

Blessings,
Linda

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

The new look is fabulous! I love your blog header. This design feels very you! It is so great when a designer is able to capture a bit of the blog owners personality in the design. Looks Great Melissa!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh Melissa...I pray that you have a much more restful week ahead! I am sorry to hear that you have been having some troubled times!

Your new blog design is wonderful...soooo you! I am so lookng forward to the reveal of your new room! Take care!

Liz said...

Melissa, I LOVE the new look. I want a new style! My poor blog has been the same for a whole year, it's time, isn't it?

I am lovin' the sneak peak, so I can't wait to see the rest. Hope all is well. Lots of ((hugs)) and love, Liz

Judy said...

I think a lot of us are having some difficulties right about now...I know I've been in a real slump lately. But I'm also aware of all my blessings....we just have to take the bad with the good.

I am in desperate need of a blog makeover but just haven't been motivated to get one done. I'll just add that to my "wishes" list.

Have a wonderful week!
Judy

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Hey Melissa, I'm sorry to hear things have been stressful I'm sure it will settle down soon I look forward to your room reveal so far it looks GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see it.

Melissa said...

It is LOVELY!

I pray that this week is a whole lot better my friend and I look forward to seeing the changes you are making at home!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

The Kusibab Family said...

Can't wait to see the furniture. :) Everything is going to be better this week....I can feel it. Love, mic

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

It is wonderful Melissa. So nice to see you fun and fresh. I love the new design, so you!

Grandma Nina said...

Melissa, so sorry for your bad week. Hope this one goes better. Makeover's always help brighten the mood, though, don't they. Love the blog makeover and can't wait to see the new room!

Stacey said...

Now don't tease us like that. :) Looks beautiful so far.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great new design and I can't wait for the reveal. Hugs, Marty

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

Looks wonderful Melissa! I have a new look through Valentines day...then off to another. Your background reminds me of the one I'm going to be using after Valentines Day.
You are right the new look is you!
Hope your stresses have settled down.
Liz

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Love the new look on your blog and in your home. Please show us more! How exciting!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

The new blog header is perfect for you. She did it hit right on the nose. Sorry your week was a tough one, maybe the upcoming week will be better. Can't wait to see your new furniture. Call me sometime, I am literally right down the road from you. Maybe we can do lunch sometime. :)

Kat said...

Love the new blog design Melissa! It's beautiful, and it really does reflect your personality. She does good work. Sorry to hear that you've had a rough week. Hopefully next week will be better. Can't wait to see the new family room design! Kat

Paula said...

I love your new design. Great job! I can't wait to see your new furniture. You must be so excited to have new things!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Melissa! I love your new blog dress...so you! and how fun to see a photo of Mr. Chestnut on your table! Regards to him from my staff! Hope you have a better week!...hugs...Debbie

Karen At Home said...

The new looks is beautiful Melissa! Totally you!!!

Jen S. said...

Melissa--
I LOVE your new look...it's so beautiful!
Also, I hope this week is a good one ;)
Hugs!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Beautiful.

Fondly,
Glenda

Angela said...

Hi Melissa,
I love the new blog design. I can't wait to see the new living room set!
Have a great week!
-Angela

9405018--Pat said...

Your new header looks looks perfect. Hope you have a better week. Pat H

All That Glitters said...

Looks beautiful Miss Melissa!!!! I hope this week is FAB for you with no hurdles!!! We had to have a new heat and air unit put in. Sad face here! So, that means no pretty new floors for us. It's okay though. Our family is nice and warm!

love ya girl!
Jennifer

Donna said...

Love the sneak peak! Wanting more.....

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I love the new look! Hope all is well and I cannot wait to see the room!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Love the new blog look! And the sneak peek as well! Can't wait to see the rest of it. I've had one of those weeks too, and am hoping and praying that this one goes much better for both of us!
Hugs,
Donna

Traci said...

Love the new look! I've grabbed your button. Can't wait to see more of your new furniture.

Decorchick! said...

Love the new design Melissa, it looks great!! Can't wait to see your new furniture and hope you have a better week. :)

Allison Shops said...

I guess my pop-up blocker won't allow me to see your photo, but I'm sure it's lovely. I wanted to say I hope this week is less stressful for you! Dropping by from Met Monday.

Allison
Atticmag

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your new blog looks is fantastic and so be*YOU*ful!! I can't wait to see your new furniture. I hope everything is going well in your life and will be sending you good thoughts your way :D

Pat said...

Your new design looks wonderful Melissa!

Terri said...

This is lovely. I am going to go talk to her now!

Step inside my home said...

I love your new header! Very stylish. Thanks for your sweet comments! ~Susie

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Oh goodness, I'm sorry to see you've been having a bad spell. Hang in there. Your new design looks adorable. Blessings, Kim

Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving your new blog design! Very sweet, like you! And I am looking forward to seeing your new furniture...you always show such good taste. Your vignette is pretty!

XO,
Jane

Kelly's Avenue said...

Looks amazing!!!!
Jenn is so WONDERFUL!!! She is the BEST =)

Designs on 47th Street said...

Melissa, your new look is so YOU! :) Very pretty.

Sorry you have had some issues going on this week. Hopefully, nothing serious and you can get back to wowing us with your new furniture soon!

Hugs, Donna

Amy Kinser said...

Love your new look. It looks just like you.

Hope all is okay with you and that this upcoming week is great.

Come over and sign up for a giveaway I am hosting.

blessings...Amy

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Love the new blog, Melissa! I can't wait to see your new living room, too. I'll be waiting and hope this week is better than last for you!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice new look, Melissa! I love the lantern on the table. I've been looking for one now on clearance or at Goodwill in anticipation of Christmas decorating.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

beautiful new design....I am always thinking about a new design....always

Nicole ~ said...

Hey there Melissa, your new blog header looks great. I cannot wait to see your new furniture, the sneak peak looks very pretty!

I hope this week is much, much better for you my friend!

Hugs, Nicole

Denise said...

Love your new look Melissa. I'm sorry it's been such a stressful week for you sweetie. Hope things improve for you this week. Can't wait to see your new furniture, I just know it's going to look awesome.
xxxx

Nicole ~ said...

Hey there Melissa, your new blog header looks great. I cannot wait to see your new furniture, the sneak peak looks very pretty!

I hope this week is much, much better for you my friend!

Hugs, Nicole

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Your new blog dress is so pretty! I love it and it does look like you! No fair just showing a little sneaky peeky! :) Can't wait to see your pretty new things and hope this will be a better week.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tara G. said...

She got you- the frame is so "you!" I love it and your end table looks fantastic! Hope your week is better!!

Jemsmom said...

Melissa, she totally captured you in the design! Just gorgeous!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

I am so sorry about your tough week and always pray for the ladies and families of blogs I visit. We had rough time too.....3 family members passed in 3 months.My FIL died New Years. His elderly bother Thanksgiving and a third one month prior. But we are OK and grateful for them....I love your table vignette and lantern and runner and of course your kitty so fashionable in his chic frame!God Bless Melissa.

Becca said...

LOVE your blog's new look !! She truly did a great job at capturing your style. And, your new vignette is beautiful ... looking forward to seeing your new pieces. Have a great day, Becca

April said...

Two thumbs up on your new look, Melissa...it's so YOU! Hope you have a great week, too!

Michele Smith said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. I love your look! Everything that you do is so perfect! I can't wait to see the reveal of your room.

I also hope that you have a better week.
Michele @ DreamingofaFarmhouse

Mommie Lynda said...

Your new blog design looks amazing! She did such a great job. I may have to use her for my blog now.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Melissa, your blog dress is lovely!

Can't wait to see your new goodies. You have the touch!

Barb ♥

Delchick41 said...

Hi Melissa. Love the new blog makeover! Totally you:) Think good thoughts. Hope all is well with you and your family. Have a good week.

Cheryl

Chrissy said...

Your new blog look is gorgeous, just like you. I can't wait to see you final furniture selection and your vignette is just stunning.
I pray you have a wonderful week.
Blessings to you,
Crystal

Erin said...

I LOVE the new design!!! It looks very 'you'. :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey girl I like the new dress and hat you have..Can't wait to see your room all done know it's beautiful..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Pamela said...

Loving the new look Melissa!

LC said...

Hi Melissa. I really like your new look here. I can't wait to see the new furniture. I'm loving the lantern on your table. It is really pretty.
I hope this is a better week for you.

Richella said...

Melissa, your blog looks beautiful, and it really looks like it belongs to you! It's classy but fresh and upbeat--and of course there are touches of red! :)

Hope this week is a smoother one for you. Being under stress is hard on your body and your spirit. Take care, sweet friend!

Barb said...

Your new look is lovely.

xoxo,
Barb

Judy said...

I love your new look. It's really wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am now your latest follower. If you haven't already, I would love if you would follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.

CookesTwo said...

Can't wait to see your new furniture, Melissa!

I love your website.

Your home is beautiful and your decorating is out of this world!

Cheri

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Melissa, I love your new blog design. Waiting to see your new furniture. Thanks for linking this week.

lvroftiques said...

It looks beautiful Melissa! Thanks for stopping by! It was lovely to hear from you. Vanna

A Hint of Home said...

Love your new blog look. Love the way she designed it!
Tabletop looks beautiful and can't wait to see your new furniture.

Pam said...

Loving the new look. Very classy!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

It is a GREAT new look!I am so sorry you had a bad week!
Hugs to you!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Brenda Kula said...

Very cute and so you, Melissa! Sorry I haven't been around in awhile. I'm way behind on my blog reading. And the arthritis in my hands from past surgeries is giving me problems. So much going on here too it seems.
Brenda

bella (roz) said...

Melissa, what courage you have to change your blog design! I'm taking the plunge too, in February, with a new designer who is still on maternity leave. A bit scared, but knowing that we always change, grow and evolve! I love reading your blog so much and I apologize if I sound repetitive, but in these dreary days of winter in the South, I truly find you so inspiring in so many ways. Blessings, Roz

Pam said...

Hi Melissa, I love your new look and cant wait to see more! It makes me wanna get my butt in gear and work on mine!! I hope things have gotten better for you.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Hi Melissa...I was thinking of you last night....I have a giveaway for a scentsy burner...and you may really love some of the choices...wink wink!~

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

P.S. Hoping you are having a better week too:)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Melissa, I love the new look!! I am really considering having mine done soon. I need a change!!

I will be making lots of new items soon. I also ordered some photo albums that I am going to dress up. We will see how they turn out! lol...

I can't wait to see your new furniture!! My appliances were supposed to come yesterday, but some are backordered so I don't know when they will be here! :(

Cathy, Sherry and I had the best time meeting the other night. We talked about all of our best blog friends and you definitely came up in our conversation!! Wish we could all meet someday! Talk to you soon, Kristen

Julie Harward said...

I love your new look here..very beautiful! I can't wait to see more! ;D

heartfelt living said...

Hi Melissa,
I love your new look. Your friend could not have done a better job...It looks just like you!
I'm sorry to hear you had some troubled times. Sending you a hug.
Karen

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi sweet Melissa, Your new blog design looks very very nice!! Sorry to hear that you are having some hurdles to overcome, I hope nothing too serious...
I'm really excited and anxious to see your new furniture, I'm sure it will be beautiful, just like you!!

Big hugs, Sherri:)

shelley said...

Melissa,
the site looks beautiful!! so glad to see how well your weight loss has gone and continues!
<3
shelley

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Thanks for your sweet words on my blog! I will enjoy following your blog ~ your home is beautiful!

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