15 November 2009

How I Ended Up With Three More... | Simple Notes

Sunday, November 15, 2009
You might already know that last week I decided to give my blog a new look. But did you know that I ended up with THREE more in the process ;p.

Well, I actually don't know if I can keep up with them all. Let's just say that these Blogger templates were just too tempting for me. No, I'm not getting paid for writing this. LOL

Before deciding on Music of My Life's new template, I came upon BloggerTube - The First Blogger Video Template by Dante Araujo and decided to make it the new home for A Compilation of My Favorite YouTubes. I think it is a real great way for me to have easier access to all my favorite videos on this site.

Next, I came upon a beautiful travel template. I just loved how you could add links into the destination sign at the header. I thought it could be a place to share some reviews, photos and/or travel tips in A Family's Travel Guide. Okay, okay... I must admit that these destination sign links did it for me. Not a match for my personal blog, though.

Then, I finally got a click when I came upon this now applied template. Like my dear friend Pacey said in my previous comment section. It is very obvious that I loooove green... and flowers as matter of fact :). This is my ultimate comfort place, where I connect with my beloved friends. Please forgive me, if I still haven't put you back in my Bloglist. I forgot to keep a back up of my Bloglist links. So, there might be a possibility I have missed you.

Last but not least, I decided to join Zazzle.com and created some designs based on my photos. You can see them at Amalia's Gallery. Amalia is taken from my daughter's last name. We don't have any family names here in Indonesia. That's why I kept my family name. I have one, because I was born in Germany.

To be truth, creating these products gives me a very mixed feeling. I actually don't know, if I will proceed or not. I love spending my time working on the product designs. Hopefully the products will always be as good as they look on screen. You can say that I have a great passion for crafts and designs... and now photography. Even though I don't have as much time as before and I'm not a pro, there is something very appealing in the creative process. Challenging, relaxing... PASSION :)! Zazzle seems to be a place to combine all of my hobbies. Besides, I love the thought of having my own store (well actually it's not my store, only designs). Not that I'm not grateful as Stay at Home Mom. I have decided to leave my career for almost ten years now, and I'm positive that the decision would be exactly the same if I could go back in time. I'll just wait and see what happens next.

17 appreciated note(s):

quilly said...

This template is beautiful and I, too, love green. In fact, my first template quilldancer.blogspot.com is almost this color of green! However, instead of a brick wall, I had a picket fence! Go see. It is still up. I can't bear to take it down.

ROSIDAH said...

I think I understand why you can't bear to take it down, Quilly. I wouldn't either. It's very, very beautiful! I definitely pick fence over wall brick. I also love those cute nature buttons. Sigh...

Nessa said...

Sounds like you are having loads of fun.

Sunny Sunday #6 - Color Me Sunny

Anya said...

Rosidah your backgrounds are BEAUTIFUL :-)

I want also make a new background but Kareltje's friends loved the cartoon from Kareltje as our background :(
I can change it !!!!!
Have a nice evening
hugs from us
:-)

Thom said...

My dear sweet friend. How busy you have been. I had no clue you had all of these blogs, which I'm now following all of them. The youtube one is great. I have a hard enough time just keeping up with my account on yuotube yet alone to blog about it. I wish you much succes with these and look forward to seeing many more posts on them all :) Have a great Sunday and week ahead :) xoxox

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Roshida, nice Blog, love the pastel green, very soothing to the eyes.
Unlike some with red blogs, like nightclub, ha ha.
You have fun and keep a song in your heart, best regards, Lee.

ROSIDAH said...

I sure hope so ;p. Have fun too :)!

ROSIDAH said...

Okay, I forgot that when I add a comment it will go in the comment section according to the time added ;). The comment above goes to Nessa :).
@ Anya: I love Kareltje's background, too. It makes your blog so unique :). But as friend I'll support for whatever you choose to go. I believe in you, my dear.
@Thom: Thanks for your wonderful support, Thom. You are da bomb :)
@Lee: Thank you. Have fun, too. I love the sentence keep a song in your heart. Wishing it to you as well.

Naz said...

Hi Rosidah. I love your template. It looks so nice and clean. To be frankly, I don't like the position of the Zazzle widget. I'm not a perfect person or a good designer but I'm just telling you the truth. Nothing personal! "Maybe" you can drag the 'Zazzle gadget' to below of your 'Blog Posts' box. Just a suggestion from a naive person.. The choice is yours ok! Have a good day and don't forget to put a smile on your face today. ~Hugs~ =)

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Naz, thanks for your honest comment. I still don't like the position of the Zazzle widget either, but it doesn't fit into my sidebar. I'm still searching for a smaller widget ;). Have a good day too and put a smile on your face, too. Hugs and love.

ROSIDAH said...

Problem solved. I think it fits better now. I forgot that I could resize the widget ;p.

Jama said...

I like the new template, Rosidah, especially the header.

ROSIDAH said...

Thanks, Jama. Have a wonderful week :)

Vicky said...

Hi Rosidah, What a pleasant surprise to be greeted with a nice and lovely new template and header! I really like it and am tempted to renovate mine too! haha...

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Vicky, I'm glad you like it. Have a wonderful week :)

Waileng said...

Hello Rosidah~!

I love the new layout. Now that you have changed yours, I think I want to change mine too! (^_^)

ROSIDAH said...

Hello Waileng! Whatever you choose to do, I think it will be great. Your blog will always be one of my favorites. Have a wonderful day, my dear.