So this girl walks into a blog… (and makes a BIG announcement)

While it may appear as though I’ve been missing on the blogging scene – the truth is that I have had my hands ALL OVER it; just in the background.

Here is a brief re-cap:

(announcement is at bottom – pls read through)

Creating and designing the BlissDom ’09 Conference site. (with huge gratitude to Daisy Olsen, our BD web developer extraordinarie, who does the tough stuff with coding):

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I’d like to pretend that I just *poof* created it, but the fact of the matter is that I’ve been up until 3:30 AM the past two nights; tweaking and “just-so-ing”.

Redesigning the look of the Blissfully Domestic site (to clarify – I didn’t code the site or anything like that– I just created the pretties and directed the placement for it; again, Daisy does the tough stuff and hand-coded the entire site):

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Gave it a fresh, clean, professional look.

and my BIG Announcement?

My new BABY: My new site – Modern Media Mom:

modern media mom

I am so excited about this site. I will still be blogging and being generally silly here at Looking Towards Heaven, but Modern Media Mom is where I will put all of my techy stuff.

From the About page:

What if there were a place where those of us who want to simplify, organize and influence could find out about the latest sites, applications and gadgets without having to open our Geek-to-plain english dictionary?

Modern Media Mom is that place.

I’m still tweaking, but I’m just so darn excited about it, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to launch and announce it. But this past week has shown me that it’s all just going to pass me by – so I’m jumping right into it.

And guess what?? I’ve created it with all of you in mind. Read the About page to find out exactly what it is about. And why the tagline is “Using the internet to get the most out of your life.”

So see – I haven’t totally been slacking recently.

… but now I need a nap.

Holiday Cards and Gift Ideas


Have you ordered your Holiday Cards yet?

If not, head over to my business site, Fruition Designs, look over the designs, and order some. Mention that you read my blog and I’ll give you a 15% discount on printed Holiday Cards.

My holiday cards are printed on 100% Recycled Bright White Cardstock.

I also offer file versions of the cards, for just $22.00. You get the file and can print as many or as few as you need, either on your own printer or at your favorite print shop. (15% discount not valid on file versions)

(Custom one-of-a-kind designs also available for an additional charge)

Order by next Monday to ensure enough time to get your cards in time to mail out before Christmas.

Know someone who needs a blog makeover?

Give them a gift certificate for them to beautify their blog. (Also, the perfect gift for yourself!)

Stumped on what to give a friend or wife who has everything?

I bet they’d love some Mommy Cards or Blog Cards.

My Mommy Cards are the original Mommy Cards – often imitated, but only mine are still a Top Gift Pick by Parents.com.

(File-only version also available; Custom one-of-a-kind designs also available for an additional charge)

I am rolling out new Holiday Card and Mommy Card designs in the next couple of days. I will post them here and on my business blog, so be on the lookout.

Show me some love

6a00d83453b78a69e200e54f8d74af8833-800wiToday I am sharing my wisdom for all of the world to appreciate.

Check it out, over at Blogging Basics 101, where I am guest posting for the next 3 (!!!) days.

Today’s topic is Basic Blog Design Principles.

Announcing The Extreme Blog Makeover Giveaway: Summer Edition

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Karen of Simply Amusing Blog and Simply Amusing Designs and I have teamed up to offer two lucky readers a very special prize.

Do you know a deserving blogger who desperately needs a blog makeover? Perhaps it’s you? Blog your most compelling story as to why you think this person deserves a blog makeover and then send us your link. We’ll choose 10 semi-finalists and let you have the deciding votes for the two finalists on Blissfully Domestic!

The Extreme Blog Makeover team could be coming to your blog soon!

Contest Rules:

:: Blog your most moving story about why you or someone you know deserves a blog makeover and link up at Blissfully Domestic on Wednesday, July 30th by midnight EST.

:: If it’s not your blog, please provide links to the blog to be made-over somewhere in your entry.

:: We will choose 10 finalists and post the links to their stories here.

:: Reader voting will begin August 1st and end Monday, August 4th.

:: The two blogs that have received the most reader votes will be declared the winners – so make your stories good!

:: The winning blogs will enter each designer’s queue and depending on the size of their queue, may have to wait up to 4 weeks, but hey! It’s a gift from us to you!

::You can check out our work at Fruition Designs and Simply Amusing Designs!

Grab our button and help spread the word!

Do you like my new clothes?

*{feedreaders: please pop over to look}

I am so excited to reveal my updated look!

I had so much fun designing it and creating it, and I am so please with it.

Want a new or updated look for your blog? Click on the Blog Design link above.