Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A little redesign and a big giveaway!

I needed a little cheering up and decided to get a facelift.

But since I couldn't afford a facelift to tighten up the old crows feet and smooth out the laugh lines, I decided for the next best thing. 

I got a bloglift.

If you are viewing in a reader, come on over and check out the new space. 

The changes are subtle.  I told Danielle Burkleo, blog designer extraordinaire, that I wanted a lot of white space and I wanted it to look fresh and clean.  I think she did a fabulous job!

I also wanted a navigation bar.  The main reason for this was so that all the posts I've written about Rebecca will be in one place and will be easy to get to.  (I did this mostly for me but I hope it will be beneficial to others as well.)

And I finally have some spiffy social media icons.  So please feel free to like me all over the internets.

To celebrate my fresh new space, I'm giving away one copy of Jennifer Fulwiler's Something Other Than God

I finally got my copy and I plan to read it this Friday while I'm waiting on Dan to get a colonoscopy.

I would love to get a picture of Dan reading it while he's getting his colonoscopy because I'm sure that would win Jennifer's contest for "Most Epic Selfie While Reading #SOTG".  However, he will hopefully be out like a light and my husband doesn't do selfies.  And even if he did...

And if winner of  this little contest already has a copy of the book, I will give you a $20 gift card to Amazon instead.

Thanks for checking out the new blog design and for reading what I write here every day. 

Good luck!  The winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries on May 14th.

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36 comments:

Suburban Correspondent said...

I'd love to read the book and pass it on afterwards! I do wish publishers would allow these books to come out in paperback initially - I would have bought one already. I hate paying money for a hardcover, especially since reading them is hard on my wrists. And, I don't know, paperback seems so much more friendly.

Ana said...

The new blog look is gorgeous!!

Amy Wells said...

I love your blog lift. It is indeed clean and the navigation bar is a perfect addition. A new book for a "new" blog sounds wonderful, too. Sounds like a good read.

Living Life in the Lowcountry said...

I love the new blog look!
I have heard about the book and would love to win a copy!

Jamie said...

The blog looks great! I'm happy with either the book or the gift card.

Jenny said...

The blog looks great! And perhaps you could get a nurse at the hospital or clinic to help you stage a little photo shoot with the husband during his sleepy time…? ;)

Laura Ruiz said...

I love the new blog!
I would also love to win a copy of Jen's book.

jennwa said...

Love the new look for the blog. Beautiful and Classy like the writer.

Kate said...

A sweet friend already gave me the book, so I'd go for the gift card.

Elise said...

The new look is great, Beth! Beautiful!

Jessica said...

"I would love to get a picture of Dan reading it during his colonoscopy..." ROFL! That would be EPIC! Laughing so hard right now!

Monique said...

I love the new look of your blog. I would love a chance to win the book too.

Sarah said...

I love your new design and I would love to win the book! :)

Rosie said...

Love the font at the top especially! How pretty :) I would love an Amazon gift card, since I already have the book.

Amelia Bentrup said...

Oh, I would totally get the Amazon gift card...cause then I could get the book AND something else!

And, I LOVE your new blog design!

Mary Lenaburg said...

Danielle is the BEST! You have created a beautiful space here Beth. I love it. Yay for a little facelift!!

Mari said...

I love the new look! It's so fresh and clean. The button for Rebecca is a great idea.
I would love to win the book.
PS - I think you should keep the people at the testing center to set up a shot of Dan with the book. :)

Kimberly said...

I like the new design! Would love to read the book.

Kristen Clonch said...

Looks great! I'd love the amazon gift card :)

RR Mama said...

I love the new look! I've been thinking of you often and continuing my prayers for peace and comfort.

Unknown said...

Love the green and white!

Kelli said...

Love your new look. I,often think about changing up my blog a bit as well.

Amanda said...

I got my copy of SOTG and am enjoying the read! I would go with an amazon gift card, but I might use it to gift someone a copy too. :)

Jenndiggy said...

I'd like a copy of the book if I win! :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I've heard that this book is great! Love your new facelift…nice, fresh and clean.
Happy mamas day to you!!!!
XOXO

vitabenedicta said...

I'd like a copy of the book! Sounds like you're enjoying it!

Shannon R said...

The gift card would be great

Jennie said...

I love the redesign. Very classy! And I'd love to win the book:)

Madeline said...

I know I already said this, but I love the blog design. I would love to read the book and it's not in our budget right now to buy it. So I would pick the book. :)

motherwqsalways4 said...

Have never commented here before. We have a couple things in common. Came here from Colleens blog. I have been reading your blog for a couple months. I love the new look-very fresh looking. Thank you for the chance to win the book. I am so wanting to read it! :) God Bless you and your family.

deborah said...

Love the new design! I would go for the gift card. Love giveaways!

Thinking of you today on Mother's Day.

LauraB said...

Love the new look!

I already have the book but I could always use an amazon gift card.

Jamie said...

Book please! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way Rebecca Irene is listed right there in the middle, front and center. LOVE. Beautiful.

A. Kay Blog Design said...
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A. Kay Blog Design said...

I would love a copy of the book! And your blog is very pretty :)

Joy Beyond the Cross said...

I love, love, love the blog lift! :)