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Hey all!  Hope you are having an amazing Labor Day weekend, we sure are!  This past week I flew to California for a business trip and my niece just HAPPENED to be born on the day that I arrived!  I surprised my brother/sister-in-law at the hospital and their faces were priceless when I showed up at their room!  :)  It’s been a fun and busy week hanging out with family, eating great food, doing some maternity shopping and of course watching college football (Go Blue)!

But what I really wanted to stop in and share with you all is my NEW BLOG LOOK!?  Do you love it?  Because I sure do.  The amazing, awesome, hilarious designer behind Yellow Heart Art, Leonora, and I have been working on this little project for a few weeks now and let me tell you, she is one patient woman.  I pretty much gave her a few design elements (chevron, lace, vintage) and colors (mustard, pink, teal, grey) and she totally ran with it.  And I’m totally in love with it.

Here’s a 190 x 90 button with accompanying code!

Sandy a la Mode

And here’s a 200 x 200 button with accompanying code!

Sandy a la Mode

I have a few other button sizes handy, so if you want to ad my blog button to your sidebar, feel free to email me at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com what size you’d like and I’ll send it to ya!  :)

For now, I’ll leave you with this picture of my niece at 1 day old!  A full picture recap to come later!

40 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Joey
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 5:58 am

    She’s SO cuteeee! Congratz on becoming an Auntie

  2. Krysten
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 6:07 am

    I love the new look Sandy, and congrats on becoming an aunt!

  3. Brandi {not your average ordinary}
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 6:50 am

    Sandy, the new design for your site looks fantastic! Congrats on choosing such an excellent designer to work with. I really love the “a la mode” in the circles — such a cute idea. Hope your week is off to a lovely start!

  4. Nani
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    I am glad your having a great time!! much needed relaxing time and I love the new look of your blog!

  5. Emily
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    So sweet!! Congratulations on your new niece and yay for a lovely new look!!

  6. Sarah
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    Congrats, auntie!! And your new blog look is FABULOUS :)

  7. christa
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    I love it! Feels very “Sandy” to me. :)

  8. beth @ dot...in the city
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    Looks great, Sandy! Leonora did such a great job :)

  9. Brancoprata
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    The new look “looks” great and your niece… ADORABLE!!! Congratulations!!

  10. jozen
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    LOVE the new look!

  11. Kym
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    I adore the new look here!!!!!

  12. jillian
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:18 am

    i love the new look :)
    and that baby is adorable!! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  13. Michelle (michabella)
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    LOVE the new look Sandy!!!!! <3 Congrats on being an Aunt again :)

  14. meghan
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    It looks so great, Sandy! I love the header with the lace look!

  15. McKinley {Haolepinos}
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    Love the new look!!!! It was actually the first thing I noticed before scrolling down to read.

    And holy cuteness! She is so precious!!!

  16. Barbie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Love the new look! And our niece is so adorable!

  17. Michelle
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    I am loving the new look! Super cute and so is your niece! :)

  18. Sarah-Anne
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    cute cute cute; both the new look AND the new neice! can’t wait to hear more about your trip out to CA!!

  19. Suburban Sweetheart
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    Your niece is adorable. And I love the new look! Well done.

  20. Georgianna
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    Hi Sandy! Yup, love it! Fresh and bright and so you with the colors you chose. And wonderful to see your niece – future playmate for Baby ALM! xo – g

    (will email you back later today)

  21. Maria @ Orchard Bloom
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    awww she is adorable. Congrats!

  22. Heather Marie
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    Ooooh looks great! I love it!!!!

  23. Naomi
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Aww, what a cutie!! Congrats on becoming an aunt, that’s so exciting! LOVE the new blog look. I might have to contact your designer once I’m ready to get a custom-made blog, she did a fantastic job!

  24. Chantale
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    It’s a great, refreshing new look Sandy! Love it like everyone else. And oh my! Congrats on being an Aunt again, your new niece is sooooo cute. xo

  25. Leesh
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    New blog layout looks great!

  26. Dawn {The Alternative Wife}
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    Love the new look, Sandy! And your niece is so precious. Congrats! :) xoxo

  27. Amanda
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

    Sandy! I love it, love it!! The chevron is always a good choice + I love how you organized the sidebar too!

  28. honeymyheart
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 12:06 am

    your site looks amazing! i love the chevron. and yay for your new niece.

  29. mkbruin
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    Loving the new look, clearly chevrons, vintage, lace, etc. are all an artist needs to create something fabulous!


  30. Shea
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    I saw my niece this weekend too! I’m sure your family was so happy you could make a surprise visit!!

  31. ashley
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    awwwwwww beautiful baby! what a blessing :) LOVE the new design!!! it looks great, perfect with the season changing too, very warm and cozy!


  32. postcards and pretties
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    love the new look, Sandy!!

    Congrats on the new arrival to your family.

  33. Ms. Megan
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    AWWWwwwwww!!! Your niece is just darling!!! And Leonora did a fantastic job on your blog!!!

  34. Jessica Lane
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

    Lovely blog – I’m visiting from Mandy – I’m your newest admirer too!

    What a beautiful baby niece, congrats!

    Jessica @ http://www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

  35. Ashley
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    It looks great!!!!!

  36. Erin Lian
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 3:58 am

    Congratulations new Aunty! She is beautiful and so tiny! The blog layout looks WONDERFUL.

  37. whatever DeeDee Wants
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 8:18 am

    It is always fun getting a blog makeover. Yours looks great!
    Congrats on the new niece :)

  38. yvonne
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    aw i love the new look Sandy!!! For a minute I thought I went to wrong blog! ;) IT is SO you! with the colors, chevron and lace!!

    i still feel so bad I wasnt able help you out but Im glad you found someone amazing to design your blog! yay!

  39. alli
    Sep 07, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Sandy, your new little niece is so precious, how awesome that you could be in town when she was born. And I LOVE the fresh new blog look!

  40. Patty
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    she’s beautiful! beautiful girl, beautiful aunt, beautiful blog! loving the loveliness!

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