A new design, a birthday girl and some fill in fun

June 15, 2012


I feel like I’ve been through the trenches.

The beginning of the week, the hubby kindly pointed out that there seems to be a problem with my theme. I looked into it and sure enough… my theme would not display properly in Internet Explorer. Not freaking out just yet, I looked into the support forums and couldn’t find an answer to my specific problem. From there I went to register and it asks me to pay to be able to use the support forum. So now, I’m thinking, is it worth it? Plenty of other themes around. I did like that theme and had just recently changed it. Bummer.

Then, the real work began, after sending out feelers into the blogoshpere and Twitter, I decided to look at premium themes. Most of them have built in support and the themes get updated to work properly with each WordPress update.

It took me a few days to narrow it down to about 5.

With the helps of hubs, my sister and a few special bloggy friends I was finally able to choose and got to work.

Thank you to all who helped. You know who you are. 🙂

I’m really happy with the theme itself, the support forums rock and I’m hoping to only do some more minor changes.


Now on to much more important matters.

My beautiful (inside and out) middle child is turning 9 today. She was born on Father’s Day 9 years ago and to this day is the best Father’s Day present hubby has ever received!!! (And don’t let him tell you otherwise. 🙂 )

Happy, happy Birthday to you Middle. 

We love you with all our hearts and hope you have an awesome year ahead and lots of fun at your birthday party tomorrow.

You rock!!!


And since it’s Friday, time to join the hop that I haven’t missed yet since I started blogging.

Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun with Hilary at Feeling Beachie.

Each week Hilary lists four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs. Have an idea for a statement? Shot her an e-mail and if she chooses your statements you’ll be her co-host for that week!!!

Here we go, this week’s statements:

1.       There never seems to be ____

2.       I love to ___

3.       I could ______ outta ________

4.       The last time I ______, _______

My answers:

1. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything I need to accomplished.

2. I love to go for walks with my favorite walking buddy. Makes exercising so much more fun.

3. I could always pull more laundry outta the numerous laundry hampers in this house. They never run dry!

4. The last time I swam laps was yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. The pool is beckoning me now. 🙂


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  • Lucy June 15, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Birthday girl is adorable! Everyone seems to be lacking in time!
    Have a great day 🙂

    • Susi June 15, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks, Lucy. And yes, it seems we all stress about the lack of time in our lives… time to slow down a bit, maybe!

  • By Word of Mouth Musings June 15, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    YOU are just WAY too clever 🙂
    Love it xxxx

    • Susi June 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you, thank you. I just really enjoy this part… even though it’s a lot of work and some breathless moments, it’s so worth it in the end. I feel accoplished in a way! 😉

  • Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell June 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    So impressed that you know how to do your own site work. I can’t do it at all!

    • Susi June 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks, Liz. I learned by doing and found that I actually enjoy this aspect quite a bit. 🙂

  • Jennifer June 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Love the new design! It suits you well.
    Happy birthday to your daughter!! She’s precious!

    • Susi June 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm

      Thank you Jennifer. Happy you like it… I do, too. I think, it was well worth it.

  • RoryBore June 15, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    It looks so fabulous!!! Yay! Bravo. You did it — and now I am doing the Dora dance. LOL
    Happy Birthday to the beautiful girl!

    And I haven’t even done my 4 fill in yet!! It may sound cliche – I was getting my hair done – but seriously, this is the first professional cut, colour and style in like 3 years!!! I was due. 🙂

    • Susi June 15, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      And I hope you enjoyed every second of it. I love, love, love going to the hair salon… sadly, it’s always over way too quick… short hair and all!!! And thanks so much for your input, I appreciate it bunches. 🙂

  • Hilary June 16, 2012 at 7:02 am

    Happy Birthday Miss A!
    Love the new theme!
    I had the same answer to #1 – if only we didn’t have to sleep 😉

    • Susi June 16, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Yes, sometimes I wish I could handle less sleep!!! And thanks again for your help and input!!!

  • Kimberly June 16, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Changing the blog theme always gives me the meat sweats. I’m not good with computers at all. I had to hire someone to take over. I didn’t trust myself.
    Happy Birthday to Middle! She is adorable.
    Do you live in my house with my bottomless hampers. Sigh…laundry.

    • Susi June 16, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Thank you for the birthday wishes… she’s been loving all the attention!!! I’m surprised that I took to the more technical, behind the scenes issues so easily. When I first started out I was absolutely terrified. And I think, when you have kids you just have to deal with the bottomless hampers!!! 😉

  • Janice June 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Love the new design. Looks and feels fresh….like summer! Perfect!
    And Happy birthday to Middle! Don’t they all just grow up too quickly?
    And #3 is so true for me too. Those laundry hampers are like magic hats….you can always pull something out of them – and not nice smelling and all cuddly like bunnies either! Ha!

    • Susi June 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you Janice… for your sweet words and your help, much appreciated. I was trying to go for a more sunshiny Florida look! 🙂

  • Rach (DonutsMama) June 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

    The new design looks great!

    • Susi June 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks so much!!! 🙂

  • Sarah K. (The Mama Pirate) June 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday sweet girl!

    I love your new blog design! It is beautiful!

    • Susi June 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you so very much. 🙂