Header Love AND New Look for My Blog!

I found another old header that was completely intact!

And I fell in love.

Here it is after I had my young and cute, handy dandy handyman put trim on the bottom and sides to hide the construction. A lot of people would have left it as is, but I wanted to refine it a bit.
A bit of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and both her dark and clear waxes later...

Next, I added a saying that truly is how I feel about my married life...

Then, up on the wall above my shutter headboard!
I did have a different header up there called the Lincoln header that you can read about HERE, but I sold that one and am enjoying this 'new' old one!

Next, I want to thank two people. The first is Carolyn over at her Homework blog that you can visit HERE. She has a blog packed full of inspiration and fun parties! Carolyn had a giveaway of a complete blog redesign worth $125 from the talented Melissa at Cherry On Top Blog Shoppe.
Happily, I WON this giveaway and if you didn't already notice, I now have a new, improved and clean look to my blog! I even have a new 'button'!

I want to tell you more about how wonderful it is working with Melissa. If you want an affordable, new, professional look that is clean and shows what you're all about, just ask Melissa for her expertise and creativity. She starts off with a questionnaire to understand what your likes are, as well as preferences and in a way, "gets into your head" to come up with a creative, clean cut blog design that no one else has and that was made just for you. She is quick and allows feedback about any changes to be made. Melissa is so easy to work with and it's kinda weird to never have met her face to face but she got me and quickly! She is destined for success and thanks to her, my blog is easy to navigate, cleaner looking and focuses more on my content than all the fluff around it! Please, contact her today and you will be so pleased with what she can do for you. Just take the time to stop over and visit her portfolio Here!

These parties I love to link up to or check out my Blog Parties tab
Party Time @ It's So Very Cheri
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Cowgirl Up Link Party @ The Farmhouse Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple  

Show Off Your Cottage Monday @ The house in the roses
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage 
Creative Blogger's Party @ Homemaker On A Dime
Making The World Cuter @ Making The World Cuter
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
The Inspiration Board Link Party @ Homework
Turning the Daunting Into Doable Tuesday @ Project Queen
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Trash 2 Treasure @ Sassy Sites
Northern Cottage Party Tuesday @ Northern Cottage
Be Inspired Party @ Elizabeth & Co.
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm 

Rock N Share Wednesday @ The Shady Porch
Show and Share @ Lil Pink Pocket 
Link Up Wednesday @ Junk in their Trunk
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Show & Share @ Southern Lovely
Show Me Extraordinary Thursday Party @ The 36th Avenue
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage

From Trash To Treasure Thursday @ Alchemy Fine Living
100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond The Picket Fence

Blog Stalking Thursday @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed

Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense

Potpourri Friday @ 2805
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
American Pickers @ Savvy City Farmer
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Free For All Party @ Five Days, Five Ways
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Any Link Goes Party @ Bacon Time With The Hungry Hungry Hypo 
Weekend WrapUp Party @ Tatertots and Jello 
Serenity Saturday @ Serenity You
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 

Overflowing with Creativity @ It's Overflowing
Sunday Showcase Party @ By Stephanie Lynn 
Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap Up Party @ I love Nap Time 
Sunday Blog Love @ Cherished Treasures
So Darn Crafty Party @ Sew Many Ways
Sunday's Best Wrap Up Party @ My 1929 Charmer
 Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. LOVE that Terry - and your new blog design looks fabulous too!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  2. Simple and lovely blog design! The colors are perfect together - who would have thought it?! I'm linking up with the Linky - what a great tool that is! I opted to go that way too on my blog, and really like it.

  3. Love the sign over the bed. Beautiful. Best wishes, Linda

  4. Terry,
    Your blog looks amazing.Love the new look.And that header looks great too.Your bedroom is beautiful.

  5. Terry, that header is gorgeous. You have me here looking up on my walls for a place to put a header and by golly I think I found the perfect place. Thank you for this wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope to see you there.


  6. i love the new look of the blog! so clean and fresh! and the headboard looks fabulous, too! lots of great headers. :)

  7. Hi Terry,
    I love your new Love Header...it's a wonderful piece and looks very pretty above your bed! I also love your new blog look, it's easy to read not fussy..I like that. I have enjoyed by visit with you today very much.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

  8. New header looks perfect but your bedroom is heavenly!

  9. Great job! So cute! I love everything else in the room!

    Robin @

  10. I love the header! It's adorable. I visited from Shabby Creek Cottage Transformation Thursday and now I'm your newest follower :)

    {my simple messterpiece}

  11. Terry your blog makeover looks great! Love your bedroom as well!

  12. All I can say is...Beautiful! I want to do this! Following you now :)

  13. Your header is so pretty! I love architectural pieces. Your bedroom is very pretty.

  14. I would love to find a header on my outings! You makeover really turned out nice on it too. Wow, that's cool that you won a blog makeover too. It looks very nice too! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  15. Wow! Love that awesome headboard, Terry! What a neat idea! And your new header looks fabulous above it! :)

    xoxo laurie


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