Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Blog Makeover

Notice anything different on Heart Choices? I'm sure you see my new blog makeover and I want to share all the details with you.

First of all, let me say ...I LOVE IT!

Let me tell you how it came about. For some time now, I wanted a new design for Heart Choices. I even picked out the person I would contact to do the blog makeover when I was ready. I had seen much of her work and felt she had such a sense of each individual's personality and she actually prayed about the design. This was a gal I would love to work with ...eventually.

Well, along comes my good friend Lisa Shaw. Anyone who knows Lisa loves Lisa! She is filled to the rim with love for others. She can't help herself. I had often seen her smiling photo along with her comments on other's blogs. We seemed to follow many of the same people. But I follow so many blogs and didn't think I could keep up with one more.I can't remember the exact time but I realized I HAD to get to know Lisa. So, I began to follow her blog Sharing Life With Lisa. Every time I left a comment, she responded to me personally. And she was so thoughtful in each and every response. I was drawn to her. We became Facebook and Twitter friends too. The more I knew her ... the more I loved her.

We were convinced we must be related! And do you know what? We are! We are sisters in the Lord and that's good enough for me.

Well, one day Lisa wrote to me that she really felt that the Lord wanted her to give me a gift of a blog makeover! And the person she wanted to use was Edie of Rich Gifts, Graphics and Blog Designs.

First of all, I was overwhelmed. I'd rather be the giver than the receiver. But Edie was the person I had identified as the one I wanted to use for my blog when I was ready. How amazing is that?

Well, all I can say is that Edie was so easy to work with. She is creative and talented and prays about each design. When I showed my husband the header, he immediately said "it's just like you".

On Tuesday morning, I couldn't wait to check Heart Choices to see the finished project. I have to say I was so overjoyed with the result. Now, I just need to finish my About Page.

I don't know how to thank both Lisa and Edie for this amazing gift. Words cannot express my sincere gratitude.

You must check out Edie's work for yourself and of course, visit Lisa too. I know that you will love both of these women of God.



30 comments:

  1. My precious Sister,

    It's BEAUTIFUL! GOD knows you and He gave Edie and you all that was needed to shine through your blog! He's amazing!!!

    You didn't even have to mention me. I'm just a willing vessel to flow GOD's love through to you and to Edie. I love you both! You are both beautiful sisters in the Lord whom GOD uses to BLESS ME over and over again and I don't take that lightly. One day I will wrap my arms around you both in person and weep with gratitude literally! Gratitude unto GOD for linking our hearts.

    GOD loves you deeply and it is His desire to love on His children. It's all to His glory. I love you and Edie.

    Praise the LORD!

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  2. Debbie,
    Your new blog is AMAZING!!!! I am thrilled for you and agree, that Lisa Shaw is a God Girl!!
    Blessings and Enjoy!
    apt

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  3. Wow Debbie. I love it. It's beautiful. I like the way it shows the comments in blocks. I've never seen that before. Congratulations. I know you will enjoy blogging even more than you did before.
    Hugs,
    Charlotte

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  4. Awwwww, how sweet, fun, and beautiful! It does look like you, I smiled when the red came up b/c i remember you saying you love red!
    It looks great, i'm going to look around and see the rest of it!

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  5. Oh Debbie, I love your new look. That was so sweet of Lisa to honor you with a make over. Edie did such a fantastic job. Blessings, SusanD

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  6. Debbie,
    Your blog makeover is lovely - just like you. :)

    I've been over to Lisa's blog as well - and I agree, she's a beautiful person with a big heart.

    Glad I stopped by to visit. Congrats on the new blog design.

    Lynnette
    Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

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  7. Simply love your new look! Can't wait until all the pennies are counted and I can have Edie do my personal blog!

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  8. Hi Debbie,
    Just stopped by for a visit and enjoyed your beautiful new blog design...and reading your posts!

    Thanks for coming by my place....I look forward to getting to know you better!

    Bless you,
    Susan

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  9. Oh Debbie, what a blessing you and Lisa are really. I was thrilled when Lisa asked me. I had no idea that you had never mentioned to her that you had planned on using me to do your blog makeover when you were ready. I love the way God orchestrates circumstances.

    I enjoyed every minute of this and you are a delight to work with!

    Much love and blessings to you!

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  10. WOW!
    It looks great. I love reading about how God used Lisa and Edie as vessels for His love.
    Thank you sweet friend for following our Hong Kong adventures. Your faithful and thoughtful comments mean so much!
    Love & Blessings,
    Kim

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  11. Dear Debbie,
    I just love your new blog design.
    How wonderful when sisters in The Lord are working together. They can indeed move mountains.
    Your sweet heart signature; it's so you.
    I'm looking forward to continue reading your words in their new home.
    From Felisol

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  12. It truly is beautiful my friend. And how great God is for working out all the details!!!
    HUGS
    Kim

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  13. A signature blog site!! It's beautiful...just like you!

    Have a blessed day!

    ~Beth

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  14. Your new blog design is just marvelous!!!! Edie did an amazing job...Wow, and Lisa just blows me away - how cool that she sponsored this new design -- and how cool God is in all this -- some designer :)

    Thanks for sharing the story :)

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  15. Oh Debbie,

    This makes me want to cry! It is beautiful, just like you and Lisa! Isn't this just like our God!! I just love that Guy!!!! And Edie is so precious!! You can see her hands in this. She is gifted and to the glory of God!

    I love it and love all three of you....you know I'm grabbing your button sweet one! Blessings galore!

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  16. Hey Debbie,

    Of course I remember you! And, yes, I did meet Sandy at the bloggers fellowship we had Friday night.

    I wish I had known of your connection, for I would have mentioned you to her.

    You should pray about attending She Speaks next year!

    I'm in next time a bloggy get-together occurs...please share with me which of your blog friends are AZ folk and I'll check them out.

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  17. Your blog is beautiful. She redid mine also and I truly believe she has a gift from God because she knows exactly what you want.
    May God richly bless you,
    AliceE.

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  18. Your blog design is beautiful! Isn't it awesome how the Lord puts people into our lives and what a blessing they are in so many ways!

    I love how this all transpired!

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (Again and again, I so appreciate your posts and also for taking the time to visit mine and leaving such sweet comments!)

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  19. Hi friend~ I LOVE this! It looks just like you and your blogging mission!

    Isn't that just like the Lord??? To provide you a gift of a redesign - and to give you the designer you had been wanting?!?

    I'm praying about a new blog design for one of the se days, and will definitely pray about using this dear sister.

    Love to you...
    Jennifer

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  20. Very different! lol. I love the signature at the end of the post - very cute.

    You look like you are a very busy girl with all the stuff you are involved in with your blog. I always took you to be so calm and collected - but wow - this new blog design certainly shows a different side to you...lol.

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  21. What a generous gift from a generous person! Lisa is one great lady!

    Your blog looks AMAZING! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! She did a wonderful job on it.

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  22. I love the new look!!!! And how sweet of Lisa to bless you with Edie's awesome work!

    Isn't the blog world amazing? I've only been blogging for a little over a year - and I have been so amazed at the friendships I've started :)

    I'm thankful for you, Debbie :) Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Hugs,
    Kate :)

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  23. Hi Debbie, Love, love, love the new look!!!! What an incredible blessing. I hope to get to know Lisa too.
    Sweet thoughts to you this day.
    Noreen

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  24. Very beautiful. As soon as I logged onto your post today, I was thrilled to see the new look. I had to search back a few posts to find what brought about the change. It is great. It is so warm and comfortable. Just like I imagine you to be. Congratulations!

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  25. Debbie...I absolutely LOVE your new design. Wow!!! Lisa Shaw is one of a kind, is she not? I love her too.

    And how cool is it that she wanted to use the same person you identified? God is so awesome!!!

    I'm grabbing your button right now. :)

    Love you,
    Sandy

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  26. Oh Debbie, I love Lisa too. You're right, she is so precious.

    And Edie did such an AWESOME job on your blog. I love love love love it!

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  27. I am sorry I am so slow, I am running around trying to get things ready so I can leave next Saturday. IT IS BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!!

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  28. What a wonderful, touching story! It was good of you to tell us about this, for it is one of those "everyday testimonies" of the goodness of God.

    And your new blog design is beautiful! Good for you! God bless you as you use this medium for His glory.

    Love,
    Richella

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