I "discovered" a way to enlarge my photos or really, what I should say is ... an extremely helpful photographer/blogger "friend" tipped me off. Instead of uploading my photos straight to blogger, I am now uploading to Photobucket. There I can size them to fit my blog. Thank you Alicia for all your help this week!!! You can check her out here at Project Alicia. Her site is great, she shares many helpful tutorials and has awesome freebies. As well, her photos are amazing!
You also might have noticed my cute, little social media buttons on the right-hand side of my blog. I really, really wish I could take credit for designing and making them, but I cannot. While I have only scratched the surface of how to utilize layers and photoshop-type tools, I don't have much more than a clue as to what I'm doing. Instead, I went to Etsy and found Moxietonic. Natalie is incredible to work with and so friendly! She has several options for buttons already, but will work with you and customize your order. I sent her my color combo, placed my order and the buttons were ready the next day, attached to an email with a tutorial on how to install them. She is available for questions and responds very quickly. I would certainly recommend Moxietonic if you are looking to customize your blog or newsletter.
While its been a week filled with much blogging frustration, in the end I feel a sense of satisfaction. I've revamped my site, learned a few important tools and tricks of editing and can now size my photos to fit my site. I do not yet have a photo banner at the top of this new design as I am having difficulty uploading one to fit the entire width of my blog. (More frustration.) Oh well ... it's all part of the journey!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a great week! January is almost over, then on to February! We're one day closer to spring!
- tish xoxo