December 18, 2011

a little bit of this, a little bit of that.

If you visit this blog outside of a reader, you've probably noticed a few changes around here. For one, I'm posting on a Sunday (weird, eh?). But more importantly, you probably noticed the design changes. And you were probably thinking, "Again? So soon? Seriously, why can't this girl just stick with one design?"

My response? Yeah, well, I'm indecisive, so there.

Okay, not really. Just the indecisive part.

Anyway, I wanted to share some of the free goodies I found via the World Wide Web.

1. Like this, see the background? I made it on Japonizer. You've probably seen this around Pinterest. I was a little wary at first because I think (and this is my opinion) that some backgrounds are easily distracting and/or look too much like a Blogger blog. Which this is, I know. I just want mine to be a little more unique while still being subtle and eye pleasing.

Anyway, Japonizer is great because you can choose the background (out of twenty-eight options) and then choose the size of the pattern and colors as well. Which is great, because we all know I love me some grey and white.

2. Here are a few links that you can use to customize your blog if you use Blogger:

How to make your links open to a new tab via Dream Home DIY

How to remove borders from your photos via J.S. Blog Stop

3. If you're curious (which I'm sure you're not), I use Picasa to edit my photos. I love the fact that it's free and super easy to use. Someday, I'd love to get Photoshop...but for now, free will do just fine.

Here's proof:

Uploaded off Blogger.
Uploaded from Flickr.

Anyway, I also use Flickr to store my photos and then upload them onto the blog (which makes them soooo much clearer). In fact, I love Flickr so much that I'm asking for Flickr Pro for my birthday. Which means clearer photos for you and a much happier me.

Lastly, for the blog header and sidebar buttons, I used (and still use) Picnik and then save them on my Flickr account. 

Would you like to share websites/programs you use on your blog? I'm a lover of all things free and would love any tips/advice/feedback you have (this includes which Photoshop program you use, if you have Flickr Pro, or if Picnik Premium is any good).

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