New Duds

Yep, it’s still me.  I’d had the same blog design for a whopping five months (a record for me) and it was time for a change.  Hopefully this new one will stick around, and I can swap out the color scheme, to satisfy my contentment issues healthy desire for change.

Look closely, because this new design has a touch of the symbolism in it.  Can you figure out what it is? 

(And, last thing, I must insert a disclaimer right here that my use of the color orange is purely for fall and is in NO WAY an endorsement of the University of Tennessee or the University of Texas.  Thank you, and go Hogs.)

(P.S.–The winner of the Sheay B Camera Strap Covers giveaway was Jolanthe.  Congratulations!)

75 thoughts on “New Duds

  1. Chelsey @ Brown Eyed Basics says:

    The circles at the top represent you and your four kiddies? And you’re the second one, because that’s where the blog title is?
    I’m sure hope I’m right, or I guess I’ll get the I-Read-Too-Much-Into-Your-Blog-Design-And-Now-Our-Relationship-Is_Awkward award…

  2. Penny Raine says:

    wow, you took the plunge! I have been wanting to change mine but I am so afraid folka will thik they issed my house and ended up somewhere else, what do you think, are my fears founded?
    on another note, did you also get a new hairdo? or is that someone elses pic on your twitter page?
    love and blessngs, Penny Raine
    http://pennyraine.com/blog

  3. pam says:

    I’m with Ryann on the symbolism. It represents your position in the Dryer family. : )
    It’s a lovely orange, not quite representin’ either of those “T” teams. Very fallish, even tho’ I know it’s not your favorite season. It’s a fresh and fun change, Shannon.
    I was just thinking Saturday as I clicked over from Google Reader that you’d gone a long time without a change, and I used to love all the different “dresses/duds” you’d display.
    This is a keeper and a fun one!

  4. Hubs Dryer says:

    Due to the new design of your blog and my sincere and well documented antipathy for burnt orange (*spit*), I regret to inform you that I will not read any posts until after Thanksgiving. I love you, but there are some things up with which I will not put!!
    Much love. GO HOGS!!
    Hubs

  5. alli says:

    I was going to say it was the six members of your family, the circles are like rocks. However, I have to agree with the other TN resident, the orange isn’t close to the “Big Orange” we are used to here. BUT! It is a lovely fall orange. And since orange is my signature color, I would definitely wear it.
    Lovely design.

  6. amy says:

    Well…. as far as symbolism goes…I agree with the rocks commentor and the number in your family. Just a guess. Being from Tennessee and living in Texas, the orange is nice but it is not the correct color for either school. I do love the design and love your blog.

  7. Shealynn Benner says:

    I like it, A LOT! I love burnt orange. 😉 I would say one for each child too, and then you. But maybe it’s more complicated than that? 🙂
    Thanks again for doing the giveaway! Congrats to the winner of one of my strap slip covers! How exciting!
    *Shey*[B]

  8. Tara says:

    I was thinking the circles were representing rocks. Then someone else had to go get all fancy schmancy and notice there were six rocks in the title as in 6 Dryers. Oh well. Cool look and it loads MUCH faster than the old one on dial up, so thanks!

  9. Tracy says:

    number of people, and the circles look like dryer doors. and I thought that before I read the other comments :-).
    hadn’t thought of the #2 dryer that is a different color being you though!

  10. Jesse says:

    Oooh, I LOVE it. I especially want to know what kind of font that you’re using, but I like the color scheme as well, and though I would never have guessed there was symbolism unless you’d mentioned it, I do have to agree with other posters that I think it’s you and your family (you being the one in color – “out there”, in other words, putting your thoughts – or in this case, words – forward).

  11. Shawna says:

    I like it. The circles represent each member of your family, beginning with your husband, you, then your children. And I really like that idea. How cool.

  12. edj says:

    Nice look. And I get the 6 circles, with you being the one with your blog name in it.
    Seeing as I’m all into random neural firings tonight, that reminds me of when I was pg with the twins and worrying I was miscarrying. I was making scrambled eggs. I cracked one for Donn, one for me, one for Elliot, and the next one was a double yolk! Wasn’t that fun?

  13. Miche says:

    hahah, I was totally trying to come up with some deep symbolism as in circles for the world, and life, the brown one for you and your story among other never ending stories in the world, orange for a peaceful glow of thanksgiving for the said circles of life all around us…then I read the other posts about you, your hubby, and 4 kids-that made more sense and made my brain stop hurting. 🙂 I really like the new fall colors and love how often you change up your blog!

  14. Darla says:

    I love it! I’m giggling though because I can’t hang on to a design (and sometimes a URL for goodnessake) for longer than 6 mos. Glad I am in good company on the design issues, I mean, taste. =)

  15. Polka Dot Mommy says:

    Front load dryers. I’m so in love with them, I visit Lowe’s and drool, that’s Hubs and my idea of date night these days.
    Love the colors. Around here we’d say the orange was for the Beavers (of which I am one, while my husband is a Duck.)
    🙂
    Cheers
    Jamie

  16. Clare says:

    I’ve read your blog a few times, ran across it through another blog, and did NOT know you were a HOG fan!
    My hubby and I our both alumni and we love our hogs! And we hates them Vols and smelly Longhorns 🙂
    Now if we can just beat Houston…
    Also, I like your new layout. Very clever 🙂

  17. Lori L. says:

    Awwww, you know what’s sweet? The first post I ever read on your blog was also your first post on the last design. So, thanks for five months of great writing… I’ve been completely entertained 🙂

  18. Normal to Natalie says:

    nice new look. oh and my kids are being brainwashed to love texas orange but on occasion my family manages to sneak in and get them cute red outfits with a HOG on them. see i was born in arkansas but move to texas and married a texan…

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