Monday, January 7, 2013


What a morning I’ve had

and it just keeps getting better!


I made a new banner last night and worked on ‘tweaking’ it this morning.

Did you ever work on something until it finally was worse than when you started?

Pat at Back Porch Musings gave a tutorial but since I didn’t have Typepad, I was winging it from the start. But it was fun and a learning experience! And I think I’ll leave it alone…for now at least!

Sandy at Hob Nobbers has the first post up for the “Live your dream life now workshop”. So I have a new journal to start that today!


And last but not least….Laura has featured me on her blog, I’m So Vintage this morning! She didn’t even tell me what she was going to write so it was a total surprise! I am so honored and humbled by her sweet post! Thank you Laura for making me feel so special!

I love Mondays!

So what was sneaky? This post is my sneaky way to get you to visit Laura and say some more sweet things about me! heeheehee! (if you have any ‘dirt’ on me…just skip her blog today! lol)


I’ll sneak in something vintage and cute, too!



Simply Shelley said...

Blessings on your week friend.

The Bear's Blog said...

Love your new look.


Susan said...

I wish I could change my banner too, but I am an IT dummy! Love your new look for a new year:-D

Crafty in the Med said...

hello Diane
I'm not surprised you are blushing because Laura (I've just come back from reading her post) has really praised you highly...what a tribute. I just love those photos of your home too.

keep well

Amanda :-)

ImSoVintage said...

Love your new banner and who could have any dirt on you. They don't do they, cause if they do I have a private email they can send it to me to. You are the sweetest person I know in blogland, so who else would I want to feature first in my new series.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I visited with Laura, loved her feature about you! And thanks for the heads up about Downton Abbey, I would have missed it if you hadn't reminded us!! I loved the show last night, they started out with a bang! And I enjoyed watching the show about the real castle that came on before, all that history of the house. Didn't know that about King Tuts Tomb either!
Dorothy and (Ms. Wilma watched it too, of course)

Kim K. said...

A glowing tribute. She did a beautiful job. Hugs.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always enjoy your new banners. I've already been to Laura's and sang your praises! You are one of the best and sweetest bloggers I know! and a Sister also! Love you! Linda

Ellie VanCaster said...

I'm over from Laura and I must say your site is so cute-I love the header. Think I'll have to sign up to follow so I don't miss anything-LOL

Laurie said...

you are so sweet, you always make my day! I have tried to do changes on my banner and worked and worked and had if flop! Exhausting really, disappointing too!The vintage is so cute!! I'll go check out Lauras blog right now!

Vee said...

Oh I have a few places to visit as I head out. Your little elf on that sweet prim mat is so cute! Love the header, too.

maddyrose said...

Your new header is great! I went to Laura's site to see what she had to say about you and it wasn't half bad. ;0)

cucki said...

I love your new look so much
Love and hugs x

Jane and Chris said...

I love your banners..they are a treat!
Jane x

DearHelenHartman said...

Love your new banner! Off to visit Laura to see what mischief, um, goodness I can spread.

Trace4J said...

Have a wonderful week.
Woolie Hugs

Olive said...

Lovely to be featured. Making banners builds my character and I think I have enough character.

Katherine Wolak said...

This is sooo cute! I dont make banners often, but I'd imagine it is tricky indeed! :)


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The banner looks great! I should visit that tutorial.

Christine said...

What a great start to the week! Love the vintage ornament!
Best wishes

kitty said...

Good for you in learning to change your banner, Diane! I just went over to Laura's and read all the sweet things about you...all true!! What a wonderful Monday for you. XO

NanaDiana said...

I love Laura! She is a wonderful person. Love your bit of vintage cuteness. xo Diana

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love all your vintage cuties!!

nancy huggins said...

Love your vintage goodies and I am hoping to live our dream about going back up North by friends and family this spring or summer. I am having a huge sale in my selling blog and on ebay to try and come up with the extra funds we will need. Come visit me when you have time. I always enjoy visiting your blog :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a way to spend your first Monday of this new year. Don't you just love it when you have such a productive day?

sandy said...

Love your new header! How did you get your blog name on there with that font?
Love your cute stitched cloth too!
Thanks for sharing about my workshop! ; ). I'm
heading over to say some nice things about you!

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, your new blog dress looks wonderful. You really did a great job! Congratulations on being featured.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Your new blog header is lovely and love the cute gulls/birds - well done.
Yes, that is my new journal for 2013 and many thanks for visiting me.


Introverted Art said...

I LOVE the new banner!!!!!

20 North Ora said...

Love you banner. How nice to be showcased on another blog!


Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

I'll admit you got my attention at hearing dirt about you, but I know nobody has anything negative to say since you are such a dear friend to everyone. Congrats on your feature. I loved seeing your doll room again.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Linda R said...

That is what always happens to me. The more I fool around with thing the worst it gets. LOL.. I am liking your new look!

Hope you have a happy week.


Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love your new header!

It's always nice when a friend says sweet things. It was a great post about you :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I like your new header and such a sweet Precious Moments figurine !!! Hope your week continues to be WONDERFUL!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I love what you did with your header Diane. I noticed your previous post about Downton Abbey. Truly love that show and I've ordered the third season from Amazon, which is supposed to be shipped some time this month. Have a nice day.

Sharon Morrison said...

Thank you for following my blog. Your comment was so nice. We have a lot in common with creating.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your new blog header...makes me want to come for a visit. How very sweet of Laura to feature you on her blog...what a wonderful surprise!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I saw your feature at Laura's, she's so sweet also. We both agreed that you are a blogging cheerleader, always up, always nice. I love that, it's always fun to drop by your blog.


Mrs R said...

It is a wonderful time of year. All the Christmas things put away and time to put out the hearts and such. I've been thinking of making a valentine banner too. Have a lovely evening!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Well how sweet was that, nicer words were never said!! This is why we LOVE blogging!!


Mary said...

That little guy is so cute. Nice to see.