09 August 2010

Changes

Notice something? Well, you'd have to be pretty blind to not see it. Yes, friends, the poll-takers have spoken, and the new autumn look for HorseFeathers has been installed.

So what do you think? I'm going for an easier-breezier style for fall, like the chilly, smoky winds that blow leaves off of trees and land them on the sidewalk as a tender memory of summer. (Hmm. Poetic. Might want to work that into a book...)

You'll notice that there's a menu bar of sorts in the sidebar. I'm trying to make things simpler and less cluttered, and I think that works pretty well! :)

Also, about the header: I have this obsession with retro/vintage things. And a total love of Polaroids! So I plugged some of my most blog-representative pics into Polaroid frames in Photoshop (tweaking them a bit, of course). I'm especially fond of the coffee stain on the second one from the left.

Finally, a little note about pictures: from now on I'll be hosting them at Photobucket instead of Blogger, so they'll be a bit bigger. Yay that.

Anyway, I apologize for the blog being shut down for the majority of today without any warning. I wanted it to be a surprise. :)

(Incidentally, here's random fact #875 about Olive Tree: My favorite season is autumn. Number one, my birthday is in October, and who doesn't like birthdays? Number two, I am a huuge fan of dressing up/acting, so Halloween is right up there in my fave-days-of-the-year list. Number three, there is something exhilarating about the crisp air and fiery colors of fall.)

(this photo was taken last autumn)

31 comments:

  1. LOVE your new look, Liv darling! It's very refreshing and AUTUMNY! I love Autumn too--favorite season. The crispness in the air and the sharp colors, the contrast and the wind, the feeling of being awoken again. Beautiful.

    Love you! <3
    --Hannah

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  2. I love the new look! The header is great. I love the photos you chose.

    Autumn is my favorite season too; the crispness in the air, bright bold colors. Ahhh... I'm defiantly ready for it to come!

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  3. i loooove the new look...it's so clean and fresh. i have to admit...i was freaking out earlier when i tried to come to you blog and found it private, but i figured you were just making some changes to your blog. i'm so glad that's what it was! :)

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  4. Super cute, I love it! Great job.

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  5. Oooo... I LOVE your new look, Olive Tree! Fabulous. :) And guess what? Autumn is my favorite season too. So many things to love about it!

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  6. I LOVE the new look! Esecially the header! Its so... I don't know. Cool!

    But just one thing- I think I liked your old blog button better then this one. But other than that the blog looks great!

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  7. Oh my gosh! I love the new makeover!!! It's amazing, I could never complete such a task myself. I actually probably could make buttons and headers and dividers etc, and of course makeovers!- but I don't have any type of Photoshop, and I don't have Photobucket or Deviant Art. So yeah, but you are so talented! Also, you still haven't answered me if you're ever going to teach us how to construct our own bow and arrows? I would absolutely love it if you could do that!! Lol this morning when I checked on Horsefeathers, it said only invited readers could go to it, so I started to freak out, because I thought you turned your blog into a private blog! I know I haven't commented for a lot of teh recent posts, but I've read them all- every single one of them. Because I can't afford to miss one of Olive Tree's famous posts or pictures! (:

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  8. I love the new look! Fall's my favorite season, too. The picture's lovely!

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  9. I love the new look!

    Neato! My favorite season is autumn as well! My birthday is October 25, and I KNOW that has something to do with it :) Also, the fall weather is marvelous, and not too hot (most of the time)

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  10. I love your new look, Olive Tree! Especially the header! Just lovely! Autumn is my favorite season, too:)

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  11. I love the new look and now I'm really excited about fall!

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  12. Oh, love the look! I freaked out this morning thinking that you were making the blog private- or that I missed some post telling us. But its all good now :) I love the picture of the keys! I think that one is one of my all-time favorites of yours!
    Woah... There are five other people on besides me!

    ~SofieRose

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  13. The new look is beautiful, as are the pictures in your header! I love it all, except for the new button. It just doesn't seen to have the spirit of the blog... idk. I love everything else though :) (including the picture in the post).

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  14. Eep!! My mouth literally dropped when I saw your new look!! WOW! It's great and you're so talented. I agree with Elizabeth about your new button - I liked the old one better. But it doesn't really go with your look, I guess :)

    Autumn is my favorite season also. It has such a crisp, cool, adventurous feel to it.

    P.S. Does "no advertising" mean no posting your blog link? If it does, I'm really sorry!!! I did not see that until now!! :)

    - Ellyn

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  15. Your new blog design looks great! I LOVE the Polaroids in the header, too. :)

    -Kaylee
    thisiskaylee.blogspot.com

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  17. Its really nice! Very simple Elegant, Warm and cool at the same time. Definitely the kind of blog i like to look at.

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  18. Very simple and clean look :). Love the header! And that menu bar in the sidebar is a wonderful idea!

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  19. Awesome new design! And beatiful picture! :) Love it!

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  20. Oh, one thing about the menu bar--your Etsy link doesn't direct to *your* shop.
    Might wanna check that out :)

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  21. Thanks for the feedback everyone! Alex: all fixed. As for the button... I may make a new one soon, but I'm SWAMPED with others' makeovers so not at the moment. The old one will still work if you just want to keep it.

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  22. LOVE the new look and the picture is beautiful!

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  23. Love the new look! Autumn is my favorite season too. :)
    And that picture at the end of your post - breathtaking.

    Blessings,
    ~Melody

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  24. I LOVE the new look! It's so much simpler and pretty. I also like that there is only one sidebar now. Makes it seem less cluttered. :) Very nice. Oh and the header is awesome!

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