The bold and the beautiful

There's nothing like inviting everyone over to your house-- in the middle of rearranging furniture, with halfway painted walls, and stuff unorganized everywhere. That's a bit what I feel like I'm doing now :) I've made a lot of changed with my layout over the past month and I'm still not happy with it all. So I'd love some suggestions! :)

I am so excited to be part of a very unique blog hop. Gail @My Repurposed Life and MeganDVD @ Beauty in the Attempt are hosting “The Bold and the Beautiful-your blog reviewed”.
Please take a look around my blog, check out the layout, pages, buttons,  sidebar and gadgets. I would love for you to gently critique my blog. I’m hoping you will leave me some positive feedback about my blog. It would be great if you could give me constructive criticism but be sure to tell me what you like about my blog too! Do you like my pictures? Does my blog load quickly for you? How about the font?  All tips and tidbits welcome!


  1. Oh my dear...I am tickled pink that you joined the blog hop. I am also humbled by your lovely comment on my comments. Your comment was truly the sweetest ever to grace my attempt at blogging. I always want anyone and everyone I post to..to feel special and I hope my sincerity is crystal clear. With all the facets of blogging...I think it is all rooted in connections, and for me...nothing is sweeter than a comment. :)

    Ok...on to you my dear. I think you already know or I hope you know how delightful I find your world. The corner of your blog world is a delight for my eyes in both picture and word. I love the simplicity you embrace and this works wonders for the masterpieces that you showcase. Your pictures come alive in your blog and nothing distracts me from focusing on your tidbits of revonation perfection. My gentle suggestion is to move that lovely picture of you and your love to the top. That picture is why I am here....to see you! I want anyone and everyone who finds their way into your world to see you for all the loveliness that you are and that you create. The drop down buttons are uber cute in they free up so much space. LOVE it!! Maybe you could move your popular post to your navi bar...I myself am in the process of going to a navi bar. I know time is of the essence in blogginf, but I find that people who love to get lost in your world...are smitten with links up top {ok...so I am one of those.}

    Once again thank you for linking and more importantly, I hope we see each other real soon. It has been too long since that lovely day. :)


  2. HI! Thanks so much for your comments! I love your header, so cute and your blog is very organized, love it. I am a visual person. and I admit it when I am looking at blogs I scan for pictures that get me going. Your posts are GREAT! Love them on the side, but could you add a picture with that post? Blogspot offers that as a widget, go check it out. There are so many great posts, I want to know more about you!! So strut your stuff:) Really a great blog, I can't wait to see what else you have up our sleeve!

  3. Shannon, thank you SO much for your comments on my blog! So much appreciated ... I think that I've even fixed the little sidebar issue I was having! :)

    Your blog is GREAT! Love all the pictures and the honesty in all your posts! I like that you have links to your popular posts ... Easy to navigate!

    Hope you have a great weekend! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for your cute house! :)


  4. Hey Shannon! Thanks for your suggestion on my blog. :) I actually had my profile etc up further and have been re-doing some stuff on my blog and it kind of made it's way down. I do need to move it back up there. :)
    Thanks for being my newest follower..I will be sure to follow yours as well.
    Your blog is nice and clean, I like it :)

  5. Shannon, thank you so very much for stopping by! You are so very sweet!! You know I love seeing what you are up to as you are such an inspiration to me! My kids like to tease me when they hear me pipe up "oh you should see what Shannon is doing!" (and my husband is loving the ideas for future work on the NY property!)

  6. Shannon-I always love to visit your blog. It is so welcoming! Love your header and the color of your layout. simple yet chic!
    Love seeing yours and Dustins cute faces right up top! (with the profile) very important.
    I would love to see a few pics of your favorite posts on the side bar. It invites your readers to go deeper into your blog.
    you've really got it all together, I don't have anything else to add. thanks so much for linking up!

  7. Hello! I'm just visiting from the blog hop.

    ...love the "blogs I enjoy" section over there to the right...the orange really pops against the abckground...

    Everything is very well laid out and easy to follow, but I'm kinda with sarah - more pictures! :)

  8. Hi Shannon,
    really great blog! :) {beautiful header!} color scheme is calm & makes for easy read.
    i relate to your content too! {new fan! cya soon!}
    many blessings,

  9. Hey, Shannon -

    Love the blog! I love how personal your banner is. I would just suggest to make your pictures be larger. If you are on medium pictures, go to large. If on large, go to extra large. Also - you can go on picnik.com to edit photos to free and lighten them up to make them brighter.

    See you around!

  10. Great blog! I love the pictures, I like the layout of projects with the step by step photos...I'm always doing something really dramatic around the house and remember to find a camera when I'm elbow deep in paint, so kudos to you! Anyways, looks great, I especially like the photos in your banner up top! Keep it up!

  11. I love your header, what great photos. Your blog is clean and simple and very easy to read and navigate. Great job!

  12. Hi Shannon.
    This is where I'm supposed to give constructive criticism. Right? Hhmmm... I have none. Everything about your blog is lovely. The color scheme is well put together and warm. I love your header, as I feel like it helps me to get a feel for who you are here before I even scroll down. It's all great!
    Yay for getting things put up on the walls, btw! Ooh, and I saw (and really like your papered hallway, even if it is coming down soon. ;)


  13. I LOVE Your banner, its clear and it gets my attention, I like your layout of items on the side. The only thing I would like to see are bigger photos of your projects, I really like to be able to see things easy. Aside from that great job.

    -Much Love, Kim and Mr. Gnome

  14. Hi Shannon, I'm still out visiting from the blog hop... thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me:) I really like your header! I am thinking I will do something like that with mine so it is not quite so large. Also, I like how you have your followers and popular posts right up top. Oh, and the profile too- super cute photo!

    Looking forward to following along.


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