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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

If my husband asks, you never saw me here...

Melanie (aka Chilihead - I just LOVE calling her that) and I had a great time yesterday on Behind the Blog - we had Rick Calvert (the founder of Blog World Expo) on - and I'll be darned if he isn't just the nicest and most personable man. (and I'm not just saying that because I want to score a sponsored trip to the BWE in Vegas, either...although that would be nice!)

We also had Kelly Curtis from Pass the Torch on to talk about going from Blog to Book. She recently published her first book and you can find it on her website - she's a very engaging speaker and I thoroughly enjoyed reading her series on her blog about "Becoming an Author". If you have any interest in writing, she's got a great story.

I've updated the player on the sidebar - so you can listen to it. Or, you can download it and listen later. Either way works for me. I just want you to listen to my nasally, tin can voice. That's all. I need to feel the loooove. (I have NO idea where that just came from...could it be the glass of tea and huge piece of fudge I ate?)

In other news, I've been working on those blog designs in between homeschooling and trying to keep up with the laundry. Everything's coming along swimmingly except for the laundry. Any ideas for me on that front?

Here's a couple I've done, along with a revision of one making it a three column from a two column that I originally designed:

Trust Teachers, a site designed for empowering teachers and contracted by a the woman who was my very FIRST paying client when I started my business(Thanks NN!):


Taking on the World (in 4-inch heels), a site devoted to the female entrepreneur - and whose photo is that on the front page, anyway?


The Miss Elaine-ous Life, also one of my first clients - she wanted a third column added to her layout.


I'll be adding them over on my design site, along with the client profiles, but I haven't had the time to do it yet, so I thought I'd show y'all here. You don't mind, do you? :) I'm still working out some crazy IE/FF issues on the 4-inch heels one, so you don't have to email me and tell me it's wonky, I know. On second thought, email me...I haven't had much this week...

So if you're waiting on a blog design, it's coming. I'm a little inundated by the laundry situation around here. As soon as I dig my way out, I'll be back. I hope.

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6 comments:

Jeni said...

Every time you post your designs, I tell myself, "That's it! I've just GOT to get her to redo my blog!" Then something always comes up - car breaks, baby needs new shoes, etc, and it just never gets done. Maybe someday.

But seriously? I love your work! Have a great day! :-)

Emily said...

love these designs, as always. i particularly adore the 4 inch heels site. :)

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

I can't wait to crack into the archives at Behind the Blog. Sounds like it's just gettin' better and better!

yertle said...

Thank you!!

Elaine A. said...

Thanks again Karen for helping me out with another column. I am so loving it! You are the best!

Elaine

jill jill bo bill said...

Ok, if I do a couple of loads of whites, and fold them AND put them away, can I have three columns,too?
Lord knows I am not doing my own laundry.