tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-16788459529669974802014-11-24T15:22:39.759-05:00Blogging Bella Designs I design custom and premade blog designs, headers, footers, backgrounds, sidebar titles, navigation bars, favicons, and buttons for Blogger and Wordpress blogs, as well Twitter backgrounds, Facebook welcome pages, and logos. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.comBlogger105125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-14309004540966641272012-11-12T12:24:00.000-05:002012-11-12T12:24:12.658-05:00No New Orders Until After the New Year I've decided to stop taking new orders until after the New Year.&nbsp; I've been doing this full time with few days off for several years now.&nbsp; Now I have another full time job to boot.&nbsp; Quite frankly, I'm feeling a bit burned out, and I don't want to spend the entire holiday stressed about getting someone's design finished and installed. <br /><br />If you're on my list now, don't worry. You will get done.&nbsp; This just applies to new orders. I expect to start back taking orders in January or perhaps February. If you need a small tweak to something I've already done for you though, like something stops acting right or you need a new sidebar title, then email me at bloggingbelladesigns@yahoo.com.&nbsp; I might consider doing something small. It's just the big projects I need to take a break from for awhile.<br /><br />Thanks, and see you after the New Year. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com81tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-33008029211203997132012-09-06T09:49:00.003-04:002012-09-06T11:06:17.410-04:00Moving Delay Hey, everyone.&nbsp; The Wednesday before last I found out from my realtor that my house was finally going to close.&nbsp; The only problem is it was a week later. Yes, I had to move out in a week, and take a three bedrooms and a garage home down to a one bedroom apartment in a week.&nbsp; At that point, I didn't even have an apartment or know where I was going so I spent all of last week trying to get that setup and move.&nbsp; This week I'm still unpacking, and to make matters worse I caught an awful chest cold, probably because I was only getting three hours of sleep each night for a week and nuking my immune system, and a pipe in my new place had a hole in it and flooded half the apartment two nights ago.&nbsp; So now I have to wait for the apartment complex to put in new carpet padding in half the apartment, patch a huge hole in the wall, and for all the unpacked boxes to dry out.&nbsp; It's really not my week, or my two weeks to be specific.<br /><br />Anyway, I'm going to do everything in my power to get back to going on designs this weekend.&nbsp; So sorry for the delay.&nbsp; The first time I had an offer on the house, I had six weeks to close, so I thought for sure that I would have six again, but no such luck.&nbsp; Just a week.<br /><br />Oh, and if you placed an order during that week I was moving and have paid your deposit, you will be up on the waiting list this weekend.&nbsp; You're technically there now. &nbsp; I just haven't had the chance to physically type you onto it.&nbsp; If you placed an order this week and haven't heard from me, I will get back to you on the order this weekend as well. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-10379983368211647952012-07-20T22:06:00.003-04:002012-07-20T22:06:52.793-04:00One Day Left to Get 10% Off Saturday is the last day to get 10% off prices. Just get your order in by the end of the day and pay your reservation fee by the end of the weekend to get the 10% off. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-91508819850135123722012-07-15T09:00:00.000-04:002012-07-15T09:00:07.025-04:00Summer Sale--10% Off for the Next Week I didn't get a chance to do this on the Fourth of July like I meant to so I'm doing it this week instead. Now through next Saturday you can get 10% off all new orders. I need to get some screen shots up later today or tomorrow. I have about six or so designs I need to post so check back, and if you've requested to follow me on Twitter lately, I need to catch up on requests, too. Please don't take offense if I haven't approved the request yet. I've just gotten behind in going though them. Again that's 10 percent off this week, all new orders, no matter how big or small. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com29tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-27243648967890253802012-06-24T14:21:00.000-04:002012-06-24T14:22:45.949-04:00Good News/Bad News In case you don't follow me on Twitter, my motherboard on my old laptop, which really wasn't all that old, died without warning about a week ago. Luckily, I was able to get a new one, but unluckily I had to wait a week to access my old hard drive. &nbsp;In case you've never lost a computer, what stores charge for the five to ten minutes it takes to remove your hard drive and put it in an enclosure is ridiculous, anywhere from $50 to $100 starting, and then it goes up based on how much info you want them to take off of it. &nbsp;I got my own enclosure finally yesterday so, for those of you who I've done past designs for, I am now able to access your old files, including the master files with all the layers. Yay. &nbsp;The bad news is I'm about a week behind now on work because I was in the middle of working on two web sites when the computer died. &nbsp;I'm trying to finish them up today though, and then it's full speed ahead.<br /><br />Check back too within the next day or two. I should have about six new sites to show you. &nbsp;I just want to get the two new ones installed before I do all the screenshots. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-69727372532670936172012-05-26T14:26:00.000-04:002012-05-26T17:36:19.938-04:00Memorial Day Sale Still Going On Get 20% off all new orders now through Memorial Day. The discount applies to all services, including moving Blogger blogs to self-hosted Wordpress.<br /><br />&nbsp;BTW, to anyone who's followed me on Twitter or Google Friend Connect in the last couple of months, I am attempting to follow all of you back in the next few days. I've made it through most of my Twitter requests. Today or tomorrow I'll make it through GFC. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-88304406306521623872012-05-24T19:50:00.001-04:002012-05-24T19:50:16.355-04:00Memorial Day Sale! 20% off all new orders now through Memorial Day! Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-82853668147266043272012-05-18T13:06:00.000-04:002012-05-18T13:07:28.943-04:00Color Me Embarrassed: Finally Updating You don't realize how long it's been since you updated until someone asks you for a list of the blogs you've done since the last update, and you look and realize your last update was last year. So now that I'm embarrassed, I figured I'd update before the list gets any longer. I know I'm probably forgetting some smaller stuff, like buttons and holiday headers. If I've done those for you since the last update and you don't see your design and corresponding link to your blog, please email me at bloggingbelladesigns@yahoo.com, and I'll get you up just as soon as I get the email.<br /><br /><div style="color: purple;">&nbsp;NEW WORDPRESS DESIGNS:</div><br /><a href="http://reelswellblog.com/">That's Swell</a> (new header and matching <a href="http://screenplaydiva.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a> page)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_a9LY3H_reY/T7Z5_n5XcLI/AAAAAAAAGLs/sTpQB__QypU/s1600/%27That%27s+Swell%21%27new.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_a9LY3H_reY/T7Z5_n5XcLI/AAAAAAAAGLs/sTpQB__QypU/s1600/%27That%27s+Swell%21%27new.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://yumzees.com/">Yumzees</a> (theme used: Swift Basic)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M6WJ1MfpY4M/T7Z6AusYHVI/AAAAAAAAGL0/thzaQqYNvC8/s1600/Yumzees.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-M6WJ1MfpY4M/T7Z6AusYHVI/AAAAAAAAGL0/thzaQqYNvC8/s1600/Yumzees.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://ccgevry.com/">Ccgevry.com</a> (theme used: Responsive; matching Twitter page to be uploaded soon)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gDyDtoNmR9Q/T7Z6BO_uVtI/AAAAAAAAGL8/yops2rgeeFI/s1600/ccgevryss.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gDyDtoNmR9Q/T7Z6BO_uVtI/AAAAAAAAGL8/yops2rgeeFI/s1600/ccgevryss.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://dogsrulecatsdrool.com/">Dogs Rule, Cats Drool</a> (matching <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/dogsrulecats">Twitter</a> page, theme used: Atahualpa)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ESHc-as3wJs/T7Z6CSveofI/AAAAAAAAGME/9tkSObhQJTk/s1600/dogsrulecatsdroolss.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ESHc-as3wJs/T7Z6CSveofI/AAAAAAAAGME/9tkSObhQJTk/s1600/dogsrulecatsdroolss.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://freakyfrugalite.com/">Freaky Frugalite</a> (new header only)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-apkRuG4opvo/T7Z7eKN_A5I/AAAAAAAAGN0/8e9xheDfclg/s1600/Freaky+Frugalite+_+Just+another+WordPress+site.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-apkRuG4opvo/T7Z7eKN_A5I/AAAAAAAAGN0/8e9xheDfclg/s1600/Freaky+Frugalite+_+Just+another+WordPress+site.png" /></a></div><br /><b style="color: purple;">NEW BLOGGER DESIGNS</b>:<br /><br /><a href="http://happyspiritualmama.blogspot.com/">Happy Spiritual Mama </a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A8drRyXrMCk/T7Z8EUf2HRI/AAAAAAAAGN8/AT5HlBpZqLE/s1600/Happy+Spiritual+Mama.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-A8drRyXrMCk/T7Z8EUf2HRI/AAAAAAAAGN8/AT5HlBpZqLE/s1600/Happy+Spiritual+Mama.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://jadorehappyendings.blogspot.com/">J'Adore Happy Endings</a> (new header only)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ngJYdHYQoUo/T7Z8Ex7sslI/AAAAAAAAGOE/j8tlWndnYqo/s1600/J%27adorehappyendings.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ngJYdHYQoUo/T7Z8Ex7sslI/AAAAAAAAGOE/j8tlWndnYqo/s1600/J%27adorehappyendings.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/">Marilyn's Musings </a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wWFjJGkT0Bs/T7Z8GNLhdXI/AAAAAAAAGOM/aLxpjIxlmLU/s1600/Marilyn%27s+Musings.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wWFjJGkT0Bs/T7Z8GNLhdXI/AAAAAAAAGOM/aLxpjIxlmLU/s1600/Marilyn%27s+Musings.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://mykeepershelf.blogspot.com/">My Keeper Shelf</a> (matching <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/Mykeepershelf">Twitter</a> page too) <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3o75q5HA2Fc/T7Z8GjQLQII/AAAAAAAAGOU/ubs4A0qYFmQ/s1600/My+keeper+shelf.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3o75q5HA2Fc/T7Z8GjQLQII/AAAAAAAAGOU/ubs4A0qYFmQ/s1600/My+keeper+shelf.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.readingvacation.net/">Reading Vacation</a> (matching <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/readingvacation">Twitter</a> and business cards) <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pPD2Zkvos0M/T7Z8HjAMdxI/AAAAAAAAGOc/AHfyd7UirKg/s1600/Reading+Vacation+after.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pPD2Zkvos0M/T7Z8HjAMdxI/AAAAAAAAGOc/AHfyd7UirKg/s1600/Reading+Vacation+after.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.rubysreads.com/">Ruby's Reads</a> <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xlD7H8LZRWw/T7Z8IWPYE8I/AAAAAAAAGOk/Uft6VxTWoPQ/s1600/Ruby%27s+Reads2.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xlD7H8LZRWw/T7Z8IWPYE8I/AAAAAAAAGOk/Uft6VxTWoPQ/s1600/Ruby%27s+Reads2.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/">Tales of Whimsy</a> (new header and matching button) <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KbpfXzoKBWs/T7Z8I-FRXKI/AAAAAAAAGOo/_A4Nb7stQr0/s1600/Tales+of+Whimsy...new.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KbpfXzoKBWs/T7Z8I-FRXKI/AAAAAAAAGOo/_A4Nb7stQr0/s1600/Tales+of+Whimsy...new.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://the-angel-chronicles.blogspot.com/">The Angel Chronicles </a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zH0VBjXxeUQ/T7Z8J3JmkbI/AAAAAAAAGO0/GpyhjXuFp1I/s1600/The+Angel+Chronicles+by+Amy+Lignor+after.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zH0VBjXxeUQ/T7Z8J3JmkbI/AAAAAAAAGO0/GpyhjXuFp1I/s1600/The+Angel+Chronicles+by+Amy+Lignor+after.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.thelostbookreports.com/">The Lost Book Reports </a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H3Tmpnaib9s/T7Z8LNW83gI/AAAAAAAAGO8/pP3qcWynadY/s1600/The+Lost+Book+Reportsnew.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H3Tmpnaib9s/T7Z8LNW83gI/AAAAAAAAGO8/pP3qcWynadY/s1600/The+Lost+Book+Reportsnew.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://therunningeconomist.blogspot.com/">The Running Economist</a> (also matching <a href="https://twitter.com/#%21/RnningEconomist">Twitter</a>)<br />&nbsp; <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nfMTXhh70eA/T7Z8LhC6G3I/AAAAAAAAGPE/2X1QZGXDT6o/s1600/The+Running+Economist.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nfMTXhh70eA/T7Z8LhC6G3I/AAAAAAAAGPE/2X1QZGXDT6o/s1600/The+Running+Economist.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.bostontwinmommy.com/">Boston Twin Mommy </a>(matching <a href="http://twitter.com/BostonTwinMommy">Twitter</a>)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lmehKrKljGk/T7Z8MY7sf5I/AAAAAAAAGPM/_Wp2eJDYCIM/s1600/boston+twin+mommy+_+controlled+chaos+since+2009.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lmehKrKljGk/T7Z8MY7sf5I/AAAAAAAAGPM/_Wp2eJDYCIM/s1600/boston+twin+mommy+_+controlled+chaos+since+2009.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://unabridgedandralyn.blogspot.com/">Unabridged Andra</a> (for a steampunk month event) <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tjI8k8thP4o/T7Z8ND6ipKI/AAAAAAAAGPU/XsPq4NIQrlE/s1600/steampunkscreenshot.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tjI8k8thP4o/T7Z8ND6ipKI/AAAAAAAAGPU/XsPq4NIQrlE/s1600/steampunkscreenshot.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.writingaboutrunning.com/">Writing about Running </a>(matching <a href="http://twitter.com/writingaboutrun">Twitter</a>)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o_k23BXVJOU/T7Z8N7XjyFI/AAAAAAAAGPc/zMg0x0Cjb0I/s1600/writing+about+running2.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o_k23BXVJOU/T7Z8N7XjyFI/AAAAAAAAGPc/zMg0x0Cjb0I/s1600/writing+about+running2.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://citygirlwholovestoread.blogspot.com/">City Girl Who Loves to Read</a> (this was a predone, or half predone template that I finished up)<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ScZyve_N_DE/T7aBC6qLuDI/AAAAAAAAGPo/lj4Th5J2DBU/s1600/citygirl.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ScZyve_N_DE/T7aBC6qLuDI/AAAAAAAAGPo/lj4Th5J2DBU/s1600/citygirl.png" /></a></div><br />I'm sure I missed someone. I know there were some buttons I could show. I'll have to do them later. Again if you don't see your design, please let me know, and I'll get right on posting a screenshot and link. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-57298914264888097052012-04-13T13:44:00.001-04:002012-04-13T13:44:09.699-04:00Maxi Dresses and Maxi Catchup I'm super behind in posting shots of completed blog designs.&nbsp; I'm even more behind in updating the portfolio section.&nbsp; I was hoping to get caught up on both this weekend, and then I remembered that Tax Day is coming up, and as usually, I've been a Procrastinating Patty and haven't done mine. Yikes. So I have a date with Turbo Tax and what is sure to be a monster migraine this weekend. I mean seriously, I passed the Georgia bar exam on my first try, yet taxes make me feel like I'm too dumb to walk and chew gum at the same time. Never fails.<br /><br />So in the meantime, here is a guest post from SwayChic.com. If you need a tailor-made dress to match a new tailor-made blog design but can't afford the tailor, or if you just don't like the idea of being poked with needles by a seamstress who should have put away her sewing kit back when Reagan was in office, SwayChic.com thinks that the maxi dress may be right for you.<br /><blockquote class="tr_bq">Women who do not have time to visit a tailor and have a dress fitted for their body type should consider purchasing a <a href="http://swaychic.com/clothes/dresses/maxi-dresses.html">maxi dress</a>. While buying a dress is different from having one tailor made, it can be a viable solution when the dress in question fits all body shapes.&nbsp; The maxi dress is such a dress. These dresses are known to fit all different types of body shapes. It will flatter you whether you are pear-shaped, apple-shaped, hourglass-shaped, or even boy-shaped. </blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq"> However, before purchasing a maxi dress, you should make sure the dress you choose is the best for your shape and size, as you want to both look and feel good in it. For example, you probably don't want to pick a dress that is excessively tight or one that is too baggy. You may also want to balance out your problem areas. For instance, if you are heavier on top, you should probably pick a maxi that balances you on the bottom half of your body.&nbsp; However, if you are heavier on your bottom half, then you'll want a maxi with more fullness in the top area to balance you out there. </blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq">With this type of dress you are not really restricted to any one type of undergarment. For example, some women prefer <a href="http://swaychic.com/clothes/bottoms/shorts.html">crochet shorts</a> to go with their maxi dresses, as they make them feel both sexy and comfortable. The shorts also help to increase the bottom area and can therefore make a woman look shaplier. If you need to draw attention away from your neckline, then these shorts could be the perfect solution and help create that tailor-made illusion. </blockquote><blockquote class="tr_bq">There are so many ways to buy and wear a maxi dress. All you need to do is find the one that works best for you.</blockquote>I have to admit I don't have a maxi dress.&nbsp; Actually I don't have too many dresses period. I mostly have business suits that I wish I didn't have. I really need to win the lottery or something because a shopping trip and a closet makeover is definitely in order.<br /><br />Check back next week. If my brain doesn't explode from doing my taxes, I'll try to post all those screenshots of the new designs. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-55531060784523713832012-04-07T15:07:00.001-04:002012-04-07T15:07:24.129-04:00Easter Sale Get 15% off all design prices now through Monday. New orders only. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-39964801542668064272012-03-24T13:42:00.002-04:002012-03-24T13:42:57.180-04:00This Weekend Only Sale 20% off all prices, this weekend only. Sale ends tomorrow at midnight. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-39634448491767529092012-03-22T14:40:00.000-04:002012-03-22T14:40:12.320-04:00Now Moving Blogger Blogs to Wordpress I haven't added this to my list of services yet, but I successfully moved Manic Mother Photography's blogger blog to self-hosted Wordpress a couple of weeks ago, so if you need that done, I can help you. The price is $40 if you just want what you have done now moved over. If you want any new design work done (v. me just moving what you have onto a new theme), then the price would go up of course.<br /><br />Until I get it up on the order form, just either add it in the Other section that I think is on there or email me at bloggingbelladesigns@yahoo.com.&nbsp; Thanks.<br /><br />By the way, I've also done several Wordpress.com to self-hosted transfers, so I can help with that as well. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-11803206856943124222012-01-31T15:45:00.000-05:002012-01-31T15:45:17.322-05:00Catching Up I know the waiting list doesn't look like it's moving. I'm trying to work on several things at once to catch up.&nbsp; Please be patient.&nbsp; I swear I'm working on them.&nbsp; Thanks. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-61429414739817961162012-01-23T23:16:00.000-05:002012-01-23T23:16:20.924-05:00Last Chance Sale Well, this whole family drama has caused me to put off increasing prices. I haven't even had a chance to sit down and figure out new ones. I hope to by February 1.&nbsp; So for the rest of this week (through Sunday) I'm giving you a last chance discount of <b><span style="color: purple;">15 percent</span></b> on my current, lower prices.&nbsp; So long as you fill out my order form by midnight Sunday and pay your down payment in a timely manner, I'll honor the lower price. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-20807461414396354892012-01-21T15:09:00.000-05:002012-01-21T15:09:04.876-05:00Finally Home I just got home last night. I'm trying to catch up on emails and comments now. Tomorrow I'll start catching up on designs. Thanks for being patient and understanding! Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-31121871991706470992012-01-19T18:06:00.000-05:002012-01-19T18:06:42.986-05:00Update You know what they say about best laid plans...<br /><br />Right after I wrote the last post, the sheriff showed up and served me, my sister, and my 11-year-old nephew with a dispossessory warrant to kick us out of the house. I'm not sure if I said it in the last post or not, but my sister lives in this apartment/mother-in-law's suite off of the back of my grandmother's house.&nbsp; So now my grandmother is trying to kick her out, presumably in retaliation for us trying to get her help for the dementia.&nbsp; Good times.<br /><br />Anyway, since they did it on the the Friday before MLK Day, I couldn't even file an answer for all 3 of us until Tuesday morning.&nbsp; My sister and nephew are considered tenants at will under the law, which means my grandmother had to give them 60 days notice to get out before filing for a writ. She gave them none.&nbsp; I had to research and write up an answer to that effect. Thank goodness for law school and my free access to the Georgia Bar's case law database.<br /><br />I also had to write one up saying I'm not a proper party, as I don't even live here. I have never lived here. I was only visiting for the holidays and then had to stay longer to deal with my grandmother's mental evaluation, yet I'm listed as a defendant. And don't even get me started on suing an 11 year old...<br /><br />So I file that for us on Tuesday morning, only to find out that dear old granny put on her application for the dispossessory that all three of us are physically and mentally abusing her.&nbsp; I can tell you right now I've never laid a hand on the old bat, but when I read that and all the implications of how having that on a court document to follow me around the rest of my life went through my head, I wanted to.&nbsp; We've never abused her. If anything, it's been the other way around, esp. when she's having one of her fits/episodes, but who's going to believe us over an 80 year old woman?<br /><br />I was going to go home Wednesday morning, but it was storming so I said I'd get up today. Then last night one of the neighbors comes out, drunk as can be, and starts yelling, "Shame, shame, shame!" at my nephew, who wasn't doing anything but getting his bike out of the yard, so that was fun.&nbsp; When my sister went to bed last night, she told my nephew she had a feeling something bad was going to happen today since I was going home. It did.<br /><br />Before I could even get out of my PJ's and pack up my car this morning, we hear someone ringing the doorbell. My dad was hear to see me before I left so he went around the house to see who it was. (The doorbell is only on the front entrance to my grandmother's house, not my sister's apartment.) I knew based on how long he was around there it wasn't just a vacuum cleaner salesman. It was something bad.<br /><br />My dad eventually comes back and tells us this guy is in the driveway, and he's telling him that my grandmother is on the way with "the law" to forcibly remove us from the house.&nbsp; I knew no writ had been signed because there's supposed to be a hearing next Thursday on the 60 day issue, yet this is a small town and small towns don't always abide by the law so I called up the magistrate court to double check. Nope, no writ had been signed so the clerk told me to call the cops.<br /><br />I did. Then I had to throw on some clothes, pull my hair into a messy ponytail, and go around there and wait. When I showed the random guy in the driveway the paperwork, he threw up his hands, said he wasn't getting involved, and left. Then we saw he was a locksmith.&nbsp; Basically, my grandmother thought she could just change the locks whenever she wanted because she filed that initial paperwork.&nbsp; That's what happens when the people who are whispering in your ear and telling you to do these things think a few episodes of Judge Judy make up for three years of law school.&nbsp; They don't.<br /><br />The cop showed up not too long after the locksmith left. We explained what was going on. He seemed sympathetic and when my grandmother showed up sans the law, he explained to her she couldn't throw us out until the judge says so. She wasn't happy. Neither was her escort, a rep from Adult Protective Services.<br /><br />Yep, Adult Protective Services.&nbsp; She's convinced them we're all beating her up and that she needed an escort today to keep us from hurting her poor, old self. Have I mentioned I don't even live her to beat her up?&nbsp; Not only that, but she told the cop and APS that I was embezzling money from her.&nbsp; Hell, most days I don't even $10 in my checking account. I'm constantly worried about how I'm going to pay bills or buy groceries, but yet I'm embezzling money? Seriously?<br /><br />So needless to say, I didn't go home today.&nbsp; I've had to deal with this crap all day today.&nbsp; My dad has called everyone he knows in the sheriff's and police departments. My sister is scared to death she's going to get arrested for elder abuse at any minute.&nbsp; I'm worried about my law license.&nbsp; Every time we hear a car drive by or see a police or sheriff's car, we jump. It's just a mess. I can't even believe this is my life right now. You try to help someone by getting them help before they hurt themselves or someone else, and this is what you get in return. Allegations of embezzlement and elder abuse and dispossessory warrant.&nbsp; It's just so surreal.<br /><br />Unless something happens yet again in the morning, I'm going home.&nbsp; I feel like I need a bumper sticker that says Atlanta or Bust at this point. Then I'll start trying to catch up on this backlog of design work. Again I apologize for falling behind.&nbsp; I would like to say if I had known that any of this would happen, I would have never gone to the court in the first place to get her the mental eval, but based on what Adult Protective Services said in the driveway, they received a complaint about us BEFORE we had her evaluated.&nbsp; In other words, all of this would have happened regardless because my grandmother is an attention-hungry nut job who thinks she can make up one lie after another without any recourse.<br /><br />Again I'm sorry for the delay. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-88468515242566620972012-01-13T11:54:00.000-05:002012-01-13T11:54:26.539-05:00To Anyone on My Waiting List.... I was supposed to be back home right after New Year's. However, my plans were changed due to I guess what you could call a family emergency.&nbsp; My 80 year old grandmother has been suffering with what I guess you could call dementia for years now.&nbsp; She does and says things and then can't remember doing them a few days or even a few hours later.&nbsp; She has extreme bouts of paranoia, so much so she won't even let us open the blinds because she thinks people are in the bushes looking in.&nbsp; She hears and see things that aren't there.&nbsp; She rarely bathes or brushes her teeth.&nbsp; She doesn't take her insulin or eat when she's supposed to.&nbsp; She hoards.&nbsp; She lies pathologically.&nbsp; It's just always something.<br /><br />Like I said, we've been dealing with what we call her fits for years, but recently they've been getting more and more violent. She's tried to hit us on several occasions and has succeeded on a few.&nbsp; A few weeks before Christmas she threatened to throw boiling water on my sister. Then right after New Year's, when I was set to drive back to Atlanta the next day, she hid the only working phone in the house and then sprayed what had to be half a bottle of Red Door perfume all throughout the house.&nbsp; She did that knowing I'm deathly allergic to perfume and that my sister and nephew had asthma.&nbsp; As if that weren't bad enough, while I'm sitting there, with my throat swelling shut and no way to call 911, she tells me in the most malicious tone possible that she doesn't give a damn about any of us and that if I died from the perfume, she wouldn't cry at my funeral.<br /><br />As you can imagine that was the last straw.&nbsp; If she would do that with perfume, who's to say she wouldn't use a loaded gun next time, and yes, there are loaded guns in her house for her to do so.&nbsp; We planned a family intervention, just like you see on A&amp;E, made her sit down and listen to us, the whole nine yards, in order to try to get her to go with us to a doctor.&nbsp; However, she flipped out and said the only way she would go is if a cop took her.<br /><br />So first thing this past Monday morning my sister and I got up, went to the probate court, and filled out paperwork so a cop could do just that.&nbsp; My grandmother then flipped out on the sheriff's deputy who came to get her, refusing to go anywhere with him. He called for backup. She flipped out on both of them then, threatened to hit them and throw herself down the stair, even brought up the guns at some point. In the end it took three sheriff's deputies and a set of handcuffs just to get her to the ER.<br /><br />The ER ended up sending her for evaluation at the place where they do the five day evals, but yesterday they let her out, two days short, so apparently she put on the poor, abused grandmother routine she puts on for the neighbors.&nbsp; She basically has them all convinced we're abusing her and trying to kill her in her sleep so we can have her house.&nbsp; That's part of the reason I'm still staying with my sister.&nbsp; The neighbors--people who've barely said five words to her in ten years--have all ganged up on us, claiming my good, upstanding Christian grandmother isn't a liar and we are.&nbsp; My sister has been scared to stay alone.&nbsp; She's alternated between being mad at the neighbors and my grandmother to rationalizing all of my grandmother's behavior and feeling guilty to believing we did the right thing.&nbsp; I've spent most of this week staying up to 4 am with her, trying to calm her down, getting two hours of sleep before we have to get up to take my nephew to school, and then trying to get a few more hours of sleep before we have to go pick him up again.&nbsp; In other words, I've barely gotten any work done, and I'm sorry for that.<br /><br />Right now we're waiting for the fallout of my grandmother coming home.&nbsp; Two nurses brought her home yesterday, but she was gone again when we got back from picking up my nephew.&nbsp; We know there will be fallout of some sort. At the very least she's probably going to cut off my sister's cable and internet today so if you email me and I don't get back to you immediately, please don't be offended. I'm not ignoring you. I'll email you just as soon as I get home.&nbsp; We're pretty sure she's going to start the legal proceedings to have my sister kicked out as well so I guess what we're really waiting on is to see if the cops show up and arrest us based on one of her fantasy stories or serve us with restraining orders or what.&nbsp;<br /><br />So if I don't end up in jail, I'm planning on going home this weekend. I can't just keep sitting here waiting to see what happens. I have to get back to my life and my job.&nbsp; I will try to get as much work done as I can today, at least until the internet gets turned off. Then as soon as I'm home, I promise I'll fly through the designs just as quickly as I can.&nbsp; Again I'm so sorry for the delay. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-61410252839250294822011-12-07T23:09:00.000-05:002011-12-07T23:09:45.418-05:00Belated Black Friday Sale I was going to do this discount for Black Friday, but I didn't have internet access to post it. I guess in retrospect I should have done this as a scheduled post, huh?&nbsp; So to make up for Black Friday, I'm having a Belated Black Friday Sale, now through Sunday.&nbsp; All new orders will get 20% off my regular prices.&nbsp; I will be raising my prices in January so this may be the last chance to lock in a low price.<br /><br />By the way, I've heard that my order form wasn't working properly one day. I haven't had a chance to check it since I got home, but if you recently tried to place an order and haven't heard from me yet or if you try to place an order during the sale and it doesn't go through, please email me at bloggingbelladesigns@yahoo.com.&nbsp; Thanks. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-64869899852916668092011-11-20T18:24:00.000-05:002011-11-20T18:24:00.683-05:00Thanksgiving Week Sale I meant to get this up earlier today, but I got distracted and forgot. You can get 10% off all prices this week, now through Saturday November 26. New orders only. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-76413419983283872972011-11-15T20:26:00.000-05:002011-11-15T20:26:08.071-05:00Thanksgiving-Themed Designs Have you ever had one of those moments where you just can't remember what you've done? I'm having one right now. I honestly can't remember what I've done since Wildcat's Wife. I know I've done a lot, but I'm drawing a blank with the exception of these three Thanksgiving-themed looks. Ugh. Anyway, when I remember the others, I will post them as well. I think my brain is just worn out.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.theunreadreader.com/">The Unread Reader</a>:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--0Tlye8acR0/TsMQmZL-6dI/AAAAAAAAFyQ/C4Aipn_Os3A/s1600/unreadreaderthanss.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--0Tlye8acR0/TsMQmZL-6dI/AAAAAAAAFyQ/C4Aipn_Os3A/s1600/unreadreaderthanss.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.bookswithbite.net/">Books with Bite</a>:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4K7I--6toDE/TsMQl0LMquI/AAAAAAAAFyI/05S7c5yMSIE/s1600/Books+with+Bitethankss.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4K7I--6toDE/TsMQl0LMquI/AAAAAAAAFyI/05S7c5yMSIE/s1600/Books+with+Bitethankss.png" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.justbloggled.com/">Just Bloggled</a> (my personal blog):<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RdAIKlk0LZY/TsMQqGJm2TI/AAAAAAAAFyY/KWfRZxmchO4/s1600/justbloggledthanks.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RdAIKlk0LZY/TsMQqGJm2TI/AAAAAAAAFyY/KWfRZxmchO4/s1600/justbloggledthanks.png" /></a></div><br />If I did a design for you recently, shoot me an email. I want to get your shots up here. My brain just isn't working tonight. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-24224060148280526922011-10-30T12:08:00.000-04:002011-10-30T12:20:10.242-04:00Increasing the Sales Discount For the next 2 days, I'm increasing the sales discount to <b><span style="color: red;">20 PERCENT OFF</span></b> all prices. Sale ends at 11:59 PM EST on Halloween. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-19789205339122644882011-10-30T01:10:00.000-04:002011-10-30T12:27:47.472-04:00Premade Templates Now For Sale (And On Sale) I have 4 premade templates for sale. Although I did them on a Blogger site, they can easily be uploaded to a self-hosted Wordpress site using the Atahualpa theme. I'm asking $30 for each, but of course if you take advantage of my Halloween sale, you'll get <strike>10% off.</strike>&nbsp; <b><span style="color: red;">NOW 20% OFF FOR A TOTAL OF $24!!!!</span></b><br /><br />The price includes installation and adding your blog name and tag line to the circle in the header in your choice of font. The one up now is just for illustrative purposes.&nbsp; To see the pink one of live, click here: <a href="http://sunbeamtest.blogspot.com/">Test Site</a>. To see one of the others, use the contact form above to email me, and I'll switch it out.<br /><br />To purchase, either use the order form, email me, or fill out the contact form. If you don't see a color combination you like, <b><span style="color: red;">for $5 more I will change the colors to the colors you want.</span></b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lxL4hlUbnMQ/Tqzaw_Q0auI/AAAAAAAAFvM/1FkQdhWzGws/s1600/predonepink.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lxL4hlUbnMQ/Tqzaw_Q0auI/AAAAAAAAFvM/1FkQdhWzGws/s1600/predonepink.png" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KGxOJnSj_o0/TqzawZpV1EI/AAAAAAAAFvE/5fRYTZ9NwMs/s1600/predonebluepeach.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KGxOJnSj_o0/TqzawZpV1EI/AAAAAAAAFvE/5fRYTZ9NwMs/s1600/predonebluepeach.png" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zs1kqnQaZqc/TqzaxS9AynI/AAAAAAAAFvU/IVG92B5WECw/s1600/premadepurpless.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Zs1kqnQaZqc/TqzaxS9AynI/AAAAAAAAFvU/IVG92B5WECw/s1600/premadepurpless.png" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aGtehSq4h9o/Tqzaxyvx6_I/AAAAAAAAFvc/CkejfVk4rjk/s1600/premadessred.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aGtehSq4h9o/Tqzaxyvx6_I/AAAAAAAAFvc/CkejfVk4rjk/s1600/premadessred.png" /></a></div> Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-47670087324291530192011-10-29T13:38:00.000-04:002011-10-29T13:38:27.038-04:00Sale: Treat Yourself to a New Design for Halloween My Halloween sale is still going on, now through Halloween. If you want a a holiday header or an entirely new look, now is the time to lock in a lower price.<br /><br />Here are some Christmas and Thanksgiving headers I've done in the past:<br /><center><img src="http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo325/StaciC32/BookswithBitethanksgiving400.png" /></center><br /><center><img src="http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo325/StaciC32/booksbitexmas.png" /></center><br /><center><img src="http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo325/StaciC32/unreadreadertop.png" /></center><br />If you want something similar for the holidays, you can get 10% off now. The discount applies to all services big and small. Just go here to order: <a href="/2010/04/design_questionnaire.html">Order Form</a>. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-8593400221818227302011-10-25T12:31:00.000-04:002011-10-25T12:31:07.735-04:00Halloween Sale Now through Halloween, get 10% off your order. Discount applies to new orders only. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1678845952966997480.post-82953410551272553392011-10-21T22:49:00.000-04:002011-10-21T22:49:10.499-04:00New Wordpress.com Header: Wildcat's Wife Once again I forgot the before shot, but here is the after shot <a href="http://wildcatswife.com/">Wildcat's Wife's</a> new Wordpress.com header and icons:<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-prriymONSos/TqIurfGaklI/AAAAAAAAFpw/ZspK_kQYlbA/s1600/wildcatss450.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-prriymONSos/TqIurfGaklI/AAAAAAAAFpw/ZspK_kQYlbA/s1600/wildcatss450.png" /></a></div><br />She also has a matching Twitter page. Visit <a href="http://twitter.com/wildcatswife">@WildcatsWife</a> to see it or my portfolio when I ever get it updated again. Stacihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11123920601207546889noreply@blogger.com0