June 11, 2012

Mini Makeover & Giveaway

 

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I gave myself a little makeover today.. what do you think? Do you like that gray background or should I go with something more bright like green or orange? Do you like the bunting? I was THIS close to going with a little owl.. and you never know. I might wake up in the morning and change it ALL!

I will remake my blog button and a few other things to match.. once I decide if I want to keep this design.

I also added 2 new calendar card sets in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store- a bright polka dot and a chevron stripe set. I am working on a primary dot set too. But, I got distracted by the blog makeover to finish.

Leave me a comment on your opinion of the makeover and I will randomly pick someone to win their choice of the new calendar sets {bright dots, chevron stripes or the primary colored dots}.

xoxo, Kacey

99 comments:

  1. No owl, too many owls out there. Turquoise might be nice!

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  2. I LOVE the bunting! I like the stripes that match your background too. To be honest, I am not sure other colors will look better for your background. I just don't have the ability to 'see' it without being done ;)
    Owls??? Too many out there already ;)

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  3. I love it!! The background looks good...but if you change it, maybe green or turquoise!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  4. I like the gray! Using a different color may make it too busy. I agree with the previous comments: no owl. :-)

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  5. I love your new background. I am slowly becoming obsessed with the chevron pattern!

    mjhalbardier@gmail.com

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  6. Love the bunting...the gray chevron really makes it pop.


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  7. I love your new heading. The first grade rocks is cute!

    Sue
    theverybusykindergarten :)

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  8. Orange would make it pop out a little more. I just love bright colors!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  9. Don't change a thing! It's perfect just the way it is!
    April
    Johnson's Jungle

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  10. I love this!! It's so different than any i've seen! I hate that some look so similar!
    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class

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  11. Very cute! I like the gray with the primary letters and bunting.

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  12. Love the bunting! I love chevron, too:) The chevron in a color from the bunting may be nice!
    Cute new look!
    megandw@yahoo.com

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  13. Love it! So cute...you are amazing!

    :) Ann
    @ http://mrsgreeneskindergartenkorner.blogpsot.com/

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  14. It looks great!

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  15. I really like it. The font at the top is super cute!
    Jennifer
    loularkin@comcast.net

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  16. I love the banners and the gray. I tried to imagine green or orange and I think it may be too bright. The gray is somewhat muted and accentuates the heading but does not take away from it. My vote is to leave it as is because I love it!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  17. I love the bunting and I think that a brightly colored zigzag might get too busy. By the way, the font at the top is too cute! Can't wait to see your new button!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten
    I'm having a giveaway! Come check it out:
    http://herdingkats.blogspot.com/2012/06/blogaversary-giveaway.html

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  18. I like the bunting. I like the primary colors.
    Lorena

    Lorena.delgadillo@gmail.com

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  19. Love the flags, but I would go with a bright color. The gray does make the color stand out.
    Tonia
    Tvento1313@msn.com

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  20. First off, I'm totally jealous that you know how to do this kinda stuff! I created a webpage years ago...but for some reason I can't do this blogging stuff. So sad!!! Your page looks awesome the way it is, but I would mess around with the background color a bit...because well...that's the way I am! lol And I say no to the owls.

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  21. Love the bunting and chevron...I think the chevron would be especially cute in orange (school color) or turquoise. Love your site no matter what you choose!
    Melissa
    Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

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  22. You rock! I like it just the way you designed it!

    I love...polka dots!

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  23. I love it the way it is!

    ~Hannah
    hshirley@my.centenary.edu

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  24. I think it's adorable! If you decide to do color, I vote green! ;) Otherwise, I love it!

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  25. I love bright colors but chevron is very trendy right now!
    Allison311@bellsouth.net

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  26. I love the bunting! And the grey!

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  27. I really like it the way it is...keep the gray and you can change the colors on the bunting whenever?

    Haley
    Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

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  28. I love the bunting and the cute new font! I do like the chevron background, and my hubby knows I LOVE gray....but I think for a first grade blog I would maybe do something more bright and fun! Cute no matter what!

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  29. I think the bunting looks great!! Grey seems to contrast everything nicely! I think it is just perfect! :)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  30. I like the new design as well. I especially like the bunting and I also like the background. Even though it is good as is, the only thing I would change is the color of the chevron. I agree that a turquoise might look nice. Orange may be a bit to bright, but I guess I would have to see it before I could say yes or no. :) Nice work.

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  31. I live the new design and banner. I agree to leave the owl out. How about yellow instead of the gray? Orange, I think will be to bright. I've been thinking about redesigning my site as well.

    Cara
    The Teacher's Backpack

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  32. Love it just the way it is!

    Krystal
    krystalranda@gmail.com

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  33. I don't think you should change anything either. I love it!!!
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

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  34. Love bunting and owls...tough call :)
    Anita
    bremer.aj@sympatico.ca
    Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

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  35. I like it!! Leave it!
    Great job!
    Jana
    Jprowell11@gmail.com

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  36. LOVE the bunting!!! It is awesome, like all of your other creations!!

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  37. Love it! The grey is a nice background without being distracting and makes the bunting pop.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  38. I really like it the way it is :) If you wanted color then you could just do it with accents :)

    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  39. oops - my email:

    taylors4md@yahoo.com

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  40. I think the bright green would be cool.

    Melinda

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  41. I think it looks great! Nice job! :)

    davis.ashleyb@gmail.com

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  42. I love it! It super cute! I like the grey, but if you want color fuchsia or turquoise would be super cute!

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  43. Love the bunting! I think green would grab your attention more than the grey.
    Amy
    amyjperry@gmail.com

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  44. I love your makeover, I think the colors look lovely on the gray. :)

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  45. Absolutely love the colorful bunting! It makes me want a sign like that in my classroom! I like the gray! It helps to make the header stick out!

    Amanda

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  46. Love the new look. The gray makes the header pop. The golden yellow you used on "first grade" in your header might be a nice color for the chevron. Either way, everything you do is impressive!
    Tammy
    primaryparadise.blogspot

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  47. I agree with many of the other comments. The grey really helps make the header stand out. Too cute!
    Erica
    The Eagle's Nest
    littlesoaringeagles.blogspot.com

    edoennig@joplin.k12.mo.us

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  48. So cute, fun, and modern. Love it! :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  49. It looks great - clean and bright! The gray brings out the bunting colors. Owls are cute, but they are soooo popular. You might tire of it too soon. Love it as is!

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  50. Love, love, love it just the way it is...do not change a thing!!

    Jonelle
    A Place Called Kindergarten

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  51. Love it...I went WOW when I opened up your blog! I think the gray helps the header POP!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  52. I love it!!
    I also love bright colors though! I would love to see a purple chevron background!!! It would be sooo pretty!
    :)

    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  54. I love the chevron background! If you do decide to go with a color green is my vote :)

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  55. I love, love, LOVE it!! The bunting is sooo cute! I love the bright colors. I also love the gray chevron background.

    Jennifer
    The First Grade Dream

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  56. Looks super cute! Love the chevron :)

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  57. I love the bunting and I will admit that the grey makes it easier to read the text because it is calming. I agree, no owl. I LOVE owls, but they are becoming too common :) I like the change - bravo!

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  58. Love the new look! I like the contrast of the gray with the colors. The font you used is awesome! I love it!

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  59. It is darling!! Love the bunting and the bright colors!! I like the grey, but I am the type that needs to see other colors. . . I am not good at visualizing things. :0)

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  60. I LOVE the new look! First graders do rock and so do you! Thanks for all you do to share your great ideas with me!

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  61. Hey girl!!! This looks amazing....you know I am jealous since my class mascot is clowns and we LOVE the BIG TOP!! So cute....love it!!

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  62. I love the flags! A green or turquoise would be a pretty background.
    Carolyns941@bellsouth.net

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  63. I would like to see the gray switched to the bright green in the banner. It will look so nice, bright, and summery!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  64. Don't do owls - I agree with others... too many out there! I think your layout looks awesome the way it is - no changes necessary!

    -Sara

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  65. I like the bright colors on your bunting ~ don't know if a bright color would be too much for the background or not??? I like it the way it is now. :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  66. I love all of your stuff, so of course I just love it! I say keep the gray chevron pattern. So cute! :)

    -Ashley
    awelsh812@hotmail.com

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  67. I like the grey! It's very neat. :)

    kroltgen at gmail dot com

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  68. like the chevron stripe - needs color - bright to match the bunting. Maybe make the word rocks gray - ya know rocks - gray . . . okay so maybe a stretch. Love following your blog.

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  69. I love the bright colors of the bunting! Keep that and the colors of your wording(first grade rocks). I like the chevrons, but I would choose a brighter color to make your background pop and compliment the bunting and wording. I like the makeover!
    eileengriffin14@gmail.com
    Second Grade Sunshine

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  70. I agree, too many owls. I love the bunting but would go brighter for background (I like turquoise or green as well!)

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  71. NO owls! I think the gray background is subtle and lets the primary colors stand out--Leave it the way it is--it looks amazing! ctillack@verizon.net

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  72. The chevron stripes, although pretty, strain the eyes a bit when scrolling down the page. I am in love with the bunting though!

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  73. I LOVE the bunting and the first grade rocks! I'm a visual learner so I'd have to see the chevron in another color, but I think that a color from the bunting or words might make it a little more "wow" !

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  74. I think it's darling, especially the font!

    Brynley
    Brynley's Brainstorms

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  75. Beautiful!! I love the colors!

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  76. I liked your other page, but I LOVE THIS DESIGN!!! It's very colorful and fun!! :)

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  77. I LOVE the bunting and first grade ROCKS part and would stick with that. I agree with some of the others...too many owls out there. I think the background would be better with a brighter color...maybe purple or teal?

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  78. I really think it looks GREAT! Chevron is so in right now & choosing gray to go with your bright header looks fabulous! :)

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  79. I think the color would look nice. I like the colors of the title and the simplicity of it. Nice work! However, I think you are really creative and any changes you make will have you blog looking really sharp!

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  80. I like the bunting and the colors. I do think you should change the background to something brighter.

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  81. Love the new design!! And I really like the gray background.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  82. Oooh! I love the bundting!!! A turquoise may look good but I do love gray!!!! So very cute! :)

    Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

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  83. Love it!! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you stop by my blog sometime.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  84. Love the chevron! I think the gray looks nice...another color may be overwhelming??? Maybe add some type of art to catch people's eye, but I agree with other people, owls are all over the place.
    Lori
    lorikimball1@aim.com

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  85. Love your "Mimi makeover"! :). My first impression was that it is fun , welcoming and cheerful.....and most of all adorable! I've used your calendar cards throughout the year and my students really enjoyed them :)

    Jessica
    j_bialon@hotmail.com

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  86. Lovin' your mini-makeover! Colors are perfect! And I agree...First Grade ROCKS!!!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

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  88. I like the new makeover. As a huge owl fan, I could never say no to owls, but I think your site looks great! I love color though; I think a nice bright lime green or hot pink would be beautiful.

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  89. I like the new makeover. As a huge owl fan, I could never say no to owls, but I think your site looks great! I love color though; I think a nice bright lime green or hot pink would be beautiful.

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  90. Love the colorful flags! And I agree... First Grade Rocks!
    I'm your newest follower.'_Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  91. I love the colors & the bunting!
    MsAmyMc{at}gmail{dot}com

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  92. I really like your new colors and bunting... Lots simple and classic.
    I think owls are really cute! Even though they are lots of places, they are not all cute like you could probably create. I saw a cute primary color owl pillow that was super cute on a friend's pin that has primary red polka dots that could tie in really cute. Too may cutes used. ;o)

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