Thursday, January 21, 2010

Notice Anything?

So what do you think? It's a different look--I figured after nearly two and a half years it was time for a bit of a face lift.

Special credits go first to Cynthia at NW Designs for putting it all together. She was extremely patient with me as I completely messed up on things like centering and justification and probably deserves a medal.

And further credit goes to Randa Clay who designed the logo for me. I've worked with her before and love her designs. If you go to her portfolio page you'll see my beloved Quillish logo for quillish.com that I've had big plans for but never been able to use. Isn't it a great name and a great logo? Love that orange.

Anyway, if you'd like a button here's what it looks like:


And here's the code:

<a href='http://scribbit.blogspot.com'><img alt='Scribbit' class='alignnone size-full' height='111' src='http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e98/amitton/screenshot_02-1.jpg' title='Scribbit' width='150'/></a>

It goes with anything and is oh so stylish!

And I forgot to mention--when I started Scribbit I used a pen name. Call it newbie paranoia but I thought it would be safer and then by the time I figured out that I was probably being overly cautious it was too much of a pain to change it. But I finally got around to changing everything over to my real last name which is what you'll now see on my Twitter and Facebook pages and everything associated with my blog. So if you're confused as to why you're suddenly seeing "Michelle Mitton" you're not alone. I've received several worried emails about my marital state so I thought it might need a tiny explanation.

Not to worry, we're still married.

97 comments:

Anonymous said...

The text is really difficult to read against the "wood" background.

lifemoreabundant said...

I like it. Clearly anonymous has a slow connection and didn't wait for the "notebook" to show up.

Jackie @ Lilolu said...

Love it. Especially the pictures at the top.

Laura said...

How great, I love a new design! I'd get a new one every other month if it wasn't so stressful LOL

Amber said...

LOVE IT!

Mirien said...

I love the new look! Nice job.

M said...

Wow...great look. Like the favicon too. Life is all about details. :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Wow - it's so different, but I love the new look with the photos and all. It looks wonderful!

Ugh, it is so stressful to change everything out, but sounds like you had some great help with the process. :)

gretchen from lifenut said...

Love it! No trouble reading anything.

Rebecca at Toothwhale said...

I like it. Very happy. It's fun to see all the active pictures of you and your family. Your post about kayaking with your daughter and her girls' group was so neato to me, so I'm liking seeing that photo at the top right.

Melissa said...

I really like it! I got a new template, myself, yesterday and it is very similar. Do we have a cool brain-link or something?

chelle said...

I think the new design looks fantastic!

Carina said...

Very fun. Love the doodle font!

I ought to do something different with mine, I suppose, but since I have such a limited readership, it's hardly worth the trouble. It's not like Grandma cares. =)

Jennifer said...

Now I feel like I am reading a blog about Alaskan motherhood. While I obviously liked your last design well enough to create my own version, this seems to suit your blog so well.

Got anymore stories for us about the Alaskan wilderness? :)

The Dunns said...

Looks great. No trouble reading anything. Nice job!

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

looks awesome!!!! xoxoox

angie said...

I love it. It looks so much more personal.

ANd, I'm snagging your new handy dandy, goes with anything button to place on my blog now. :)

thediaperdiaries said...

Totally captures your blog. Fantastic.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

It looks great! January is a good time for a blog update.

Janelle said...

I'm not seeing a favicon. :( Maybe it's because I'm at work and using IE, instead of at home using Firefox.

I have to admit, with all the major mom blogs and blogging communities out there, I really like the simplicity of your old layout/design. I like your pictures around the top of this layout, but I'm honestly not crazy about the rest of it.

Sorry. :(

Mom24 said...

Holy Moly, that is fantastic. Everything it should have been. I love it.

Janelle said...

I do, however, love the button, and I'm off to go put it on my blog!

Lucy said...

I love it! I want a new one. *sigh*

Summer said...

Wow! Lookin' good. Very unique!

Reno said...

I give it two thumbs up.

tjhirst said...

I like your logo. Very nice way to brand yourself.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Very nice!

Headless Mom said...

The pics of your family are great! It will take a while to get used to, but that's not a bad thing. Congrats on the 'face lift'!

Anonymous said...

I like the new design, but you need more of a left margin so the text doesn't run into the spiral binding so much.

Unplanned Cooking said...

This is so cute! It gives your web site such an intimate feel.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Love it! Cynthia's work is awesome. Love the new logo, too!

Congrats on the new look Michelle!

Scribbit said...

Thanks for the hints on whether it's showing up on not. If anyone can't see the search box at the top of the sidebar please let me know--that was a concern.

The padding on the post is fixed so the writing doesn't leak into off the page too.

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Love it - I change my banner for all the holidays and seasons. My one reader seems to enjoy it! lol

Roo said...

Very cool!

BONNIE K said...

I love your new look.

Kim said...

Looks fab. I'm all about the pics, so I absolutely love your photos. As someone up above mentioned, your new look really captures Alaskan motherhood. Good job!

Serena said...

It looks wonderful! I absolutely love it!

Suzie B. said...

Awesome! This took me by surprise; I thought I had arrived at the wrong blog! Love it!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!

Terresa said...

Yes, yes, love it! Very different (I was used to your prior look/feel) but it's warm, friendly, inviting.

Lynn said...

Cute! I love the new look!

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

I love it! So "Northwoods-y". It's so much more personal, too. Great job.

Nanette said...

Looks great! The pictures are a nice addition on the top.

Jackie Blue said...

Awesome....I LOVE it!

Tammy said...

Very nice! It's a completely different look than you had before, but it suits you and your blog just as the other design did! :-)

Blessed said...

This is awesome! Love the new design :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Love it. It seems very you. (Can I say that with any authority at all?) I especially love the pictures. You are a great story-teller, so seeing the different snapshots of all the hats you wear completes the circle.

Naomi said...

It looks fantastic-congratulations on a stunning makeover!

Mrs. Organic said...

I remember the last time you changed your look, I can't believe it's been that long. I like the new look, too.

mommymiracles said...

I love it! I"m still trying to play around with my layout. It;s still a bit drab.

Grace @ Sandier Pastures said...

Looks great! I love Randa Clay's clean and uncluttered designs. I like your new blog design!

Owlhaven said...

Very nice!!!

Mary

Cathi said...

Love your new look Michelle.
I love your button too. It's simple and I like simple. So much so that I immediately placed it in my sidebar!!

Michemily said...

What a colorful new look! I like it!

Robin said...

Wow, what a difference! It looks great Michelle. As my grandmother would have said, "use it in good health".

branda50 said...

I like it...Great pictures of the kids..

Patricia L said...

Love it. I really need to learn some things about blog design.

About your name, it took me months on FB to notice it and when I did I thought it must've been your maiden name...then I thought, wow her maiden name and married name are pretty close. Uh duh.

Chris said...

Very nice! I love the pics.

I noticed the name change on Twitter and figured that's what it was but was too shy to ask.

planetnomad said...

Love it!

LLG said...

I love the new look!! I like all the pics you have around the blog...nice job!

Anonymous said...

Love the new look! Fresh and clean as 2010.

Linda

Melissa said...

Love it!

jacjewelry said...

What a great new look! Love it!

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

It looks very good. I'm impressed.

Amy said...

I love the taped on logo and the photos scattered at the bottom of the page, so fun.

Kim said...

I like it a lot. It is always fun to change things up :) Looks good Michelle!!

Oh, and glad to hear you're still married ;)

Flea said...

I love it! I especially like the logo.

Carolyn said...

Wow! I do love your new look!

SmallTownRunner said...

I really like the new look.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Ultra fabulous and classy new look! Love it over here! I think this is a very appealing and well organized format for your blog. Very pleasing. Go Michelle :) !!

Trixie said...

I love your new site! It fits perfectly with a blog written from Alaska.

Trixie

Danise Delights said...

I LOVE your new design! :)

Bobbie in AK said...

Wowzer! Vrey different. I like it!

kawaii crafter said...

I like the new look. What struck me most is how it matches your writing, if that makes any sense?

Lisa said...

I love the new look!

Organizing Mommy said...

Yes! I like the notebook on wood look!

Kristen M. said...

I too like the family pictures and the color scheme. Looks nice.

Oh No She Didn't! said...

Hi Michelle, page looks great; love the pics. I just spent the last hour and a half reading your entire ebook. Thanks for all the tips! I definitely found some areas where I will apply them!

Linda said...

I love the new layout especially the photos of Alaska.

BTW, keep doing what your doing. Your e-book was one of the first books I read on blogging and has so much great information for newbies and not so newbie bloggers.

Cyn also did my website. Love her!!!

www.newyorkcitysinglemom.com

CWDkids said...

I love your new look!

Ashley, with CWDkids
www.kidbits.cwdkids.com

CWDkids said...

I love your new look!

Ashley, with CWDkids
www.kidbits.cwdkids.com

CoconutKate said...

I love your new look! I've thought about trying to do something like it for ages, but know that it would take quite a bit of work. I also know I'd probably want to change things all the time. Anyway. I love it. :0)

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

Looks fabulous!!!

Lori said...

I'm in full agreement with everyone: it looks fantastic and like an Alaskan blog!

Cynthia said...

I think the new design is great!

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE the new look! It is absolutely beautiful. So simple, yet stylish and welcoming!

Michele said...

Love, love, love the new look - very homey and campy. I still blog with just my first name. I get worried about the creeps out there since I post a lot of financial info.

cndymkr / jean said...

I LOVE it! I've been away and was so surprised to see the new changes.

Minda said...

This explains why at the Palmer fall festival when we met, and I said "Are you Michelle Mitchell" there was a split second of hesitation. For a second I was afraid I had ran up to the wrong woman! ;)

Elizabeth said...

I love the new look. Congrats!

miriama said...

I about had a heart attack. I thought maybe you were gone. LOL I love it.

Jolanthe said...

I've been without internet access since last week, so I totally missed this ~ but LOVE your new look and logo. :)

I'll be updating my sidebar soon!

Jolanthe

CountessLaurie said...

I LOVE IT!! Looks great!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Oh my gosh, I loooooove it!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love that your new design is infused more with...YOU. :)

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

Jane Hamilton said...

I love the new design!! The old one was more elegant, but this one spells warmth and family and love! Nice pictures too! Lucky you...new design and everything...so jealous right now!

Keep up the great work, Mrs.Mitton...

Alice Wills Gold said...

I guess this means you aren't giving up the blog...love the photos and the logo.