Jan 16, 2009


I have been looking everywhere for directions on how to make my own blog background and I finally found the here. I just made my background and I changed up my header (again). I have so much fun trying new papers and elements I feel like I change my header and background on a weekly daily basis. I can't help it, it is fun and addicting! Maybe I will get good enough that people will want me to make them headers and backgrounds...for now I will just keep changing mine up. :) The only thing I am unhappy with is the fact that my header is not centered inside the border...I tried everything I could think of with no luck. Any advice?

I am so excited that tonight starts my 3 day weekend! We have decided not to paint the office this weekend...well more like I neglected to get the supplies and Jon and I are both feeling like a relaxing weekend instead of a home improvement weekend. We'll get to it someday.

Jon came back from Colorado today. He has been gone since Wednesday and in the past Hiro has not handled his absences very well. I can't remember if I have posted about this problem or not so here is a recap.
Hiro is very well trained most of the time. We have been able to leave him inside unattended for several hours at a time (he has a doggie door that he learned how to use when he was only 15 weeks old). The only time we had problems was when we left him at home and it got dark, however if we left enough lights on he seemed to be fine. Then Jon got a new position at Dell that is 80% travel (its not as bad as it sounds). When Jon is not traveling he gets to work from home which means he spends a lot of time here with Hiro. Well, when Jon started traveling Hiro started destroying the couch throw pillows. After replacing the pillows that came with our couch and then replacing the replacements a couple of times I started picking up the pillows hoping that would solve the problem. I was wrong. He recently started to go after the couch cushions! That is something I can not be replacing over and over (well not even once really). The thing is its hit or miss, for example Thursday Jon was gone and Hiro did great while I was at work. Then today I came home to a new hole in another couch cushion and a destroyed pillow, which I started leaving back out hoping that would detract him from the cushions (as I am writing this I am laughing to myself...I mean seriously I am a behavior therapist I should be able to deal with this behavior). So here is the state of our living room furniture: couch = 1 hole in a cushion, loveseat = 1 hole in a cushion, ottoman - holes in 3 of the 4 corners. And next weekend I am throwing a baby shower at our house...perfect.


The Haynes Family said...

Your header is centered on my computer... if that's any consolation!

as for the baby shower... I recommend strategic blankets ;)

Nicki and Mathis said...

love your new look! you're so talented... i could never figure it out and i just ended up paying for someone to do mine. :)

Garden Gnome at Home said...

Hi Lauren, I'm so glad you found my instructions on how to make a scrolling background for you blog. Gosh your background is really nice! I love the colours. Your header looks great too. I like how you modified to use a 3 column layout too. Very nicely done!