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No More Green and Purple!


For the past month or so, the look of my blog was getting to me. I liked the green and purple, but it wasn’t fitting me. So many of my thoughts are within this blog, some that I wouldn’t even tell good friends. I want my blog look to reflect who I am and how I’m feeling.

With the green and purple theme, I think it showed a lot of hope and a lot of ambition. The color combination was very bold. I looked at my site and I said, “You know what, I want to pay off some debt today.” So, the theme did fit me.

Now that a year has almost passed, I feel more confident in what I am doing since we’ve already paid off a large chunk. I think what I needed most during the first year was to make as huge of a dent in our debt as I could. I am very happy at the result.

This year, I still want to pay off our debt, but the progress may not be as fast. With our income decreasing, we really have to grow as individuals. We have to be open to new possibilities and believe in ourselves to make things happen.

The theme that you see now is one that I found and then modified to fit what I was looking for. It is a cleaner look, with winter colors (right now it is negative 10 degrees out, so the blue is very fitting ;)). The look, to me, is one that is more established and ready to move forward with our lives.

With recently putting in our first contribution to a 401(k) plan, it’s fitting that we are now also thinking forward instead of looking behind and working to create past money management mistakes. There’s also those little calendar like looking dates. That is a reminder that while the debt reduction has slowed down, there is still a goal date to meet of May 2009.

Now, for the new features…

On the left hand column, you will see that there is a section for the posts that I wrote with the most comments (aka popular posts). There’s also a recent comments section and a top commenter section. Jen – you are leading the pack! πŸ˜‰

Since I tweaked this template, it is very possible that some things may not work. I tested the template as much as I could and things appear to be fine. If you happen to find something that looks weird or encounter something that doesn’t work, please let me know.

Lastly, I hope you like the look. Feel free to share your thoughts.


  • Reply Golbguru |

    I like this look :)…it’s cool and easy on the eyes.

    I don’t see a new tag line yet :)…I thought that would be coming with the new look.

  • Reply D |

    I like your new look. So calming. If I ever have time and can figure it out, I’m going to get working on my own site too!

    I just love the 3 columns. Colors are great!

  • Reply misskate |

    The new colors and layout are tres chic. Really beautiful.

    Thanks so much for putting so much of you into your blog. I find it really inspiring. Not just the way you are really thinking and considering how you deal with your finances, but also the way you and your husband are such a team. As a single woman, I really appreciate seeing how a good relationship works with much external pressure weighing in on it.

  • Reply Max the Micro Niche Finder |

    Hiya, i have seen your site when searching a few weeks ago and i really love the design! I just bought a new 3 character domain (cost me a packet) for a niche review blog, and i was wondering if your design is a free or paid one? I’m new to WordPress and about to set it up, and i would really like to get something with a similar look to yours. Any ideas where i could download or buy something similar? Thanks for your help! πŸ™‚

So, what do you think ?