26 Sep 2014

Blog Design Complete (+ New Laptop)

I put my heart and soul into creating a new design for my blog...and even though I might still add other things in the future, I think it's safe to call it finished now. I'm not sure yet if I will be changing the "explore more of my blog" icon.
So, what do you think of the new design? I'll be putting up a poll today and you can vote whether you preferred this design or the old one. I personally prefer this one. :) Blue and purple are my two favorite colors. Oh, and don't even get me started on how much I love watercolor paint. (Hence the watercolor theme)
If you have any questions about or on how I did the blog design, feel free to ask.

But now...time for exciting news.
Some of you may know that I sell products online and earn money that way.
Well, recently, I reached my goal and earned enough to buy a laptop. I can't tell you how happy and blessed I am! My parents put some money towards the price even though I did have enough - so I am very thankful to them. ♥
I'm going to be able to do a lot more online now, since I'm not always competing with my many siblings for one of the two computers we have...in fact, I redesigned my whole blog using this wonderful Lenovo laptop.

{this is the only photo I have of it at the moment, taken with my iPhone}
All I can say, really, is thank you, God. Wow, He is generous.

He sends the rain to parched lands, God illuminates the darkness...These are the symbols of his sovereignty, his generosity, and his loving care. Job 36:27-33 #scripture
It's true. Everything screams, "He loves me!" when I look at my life. And so I must be thankful, and grateful and generous because He is generous.
And then, though, although I am so happy with my laptop, I remember something else-

{this one was made by me, feel free to pin or use}
So. I can be overjoyed with my laptop. Or with my iPhone. Or with my hair iron. Or so on. But I have to, have to, remember to set my mind on  things above, and not on these earthly and completely perishable things, when there are so many imperishable things to think of in heaven.
I believe that God loves to give, and He is happy when we ask. But I also feel like He is reminding me gently to set my mind on those things- by bringing up the verse over and over again.
I've resolved to do that.


  1. Congratulations on getting a new laptop!:) I have to wait half a year till I get my own one. Anyways, I absolutely adore this new design of your blog!!!! Yea, an explore more button would make it even more awesome!
    Lovely post, the last few sentences were beautiful!<3

    1. Thank you! :) Yeeahhh, my parent's did put some money to it, but I payed for most of it. So.
      Thank you so much, again! I do have an explore more button to the right, but I was wondering if I should change the design of it...
      Once more, thanks. ♥

  2. I love the design and your laptop!!! :D

  3. The new design is beautiful!


  4. I think the design is gorgeous Taney Tot. (haha) and i envy that laptop by the way. :-P Im happy that you got it!

    1. Oooh you're gonna make me mad Princess Leila. ;) Thank you so much ♥♥

  5. Amazing post Tane, girl! ;) Awesome laptop. ;) Wow, I'm SO in love with your design!! How on earth did you do it?! Email me... ;) Love that Bible Verse. :) Wow, wow! I'm wowed! :)


    1. Hey Soph! Thanks. xx
      How on earth? Haha, thanks so much. ♥ I will.

  6. Your new design is gorgeous!! Love the title especially:)
    -Lauren xoxo

  7. I love this gorgeous new design, Tane! And how wonderful to have a fabulous new laptop to work on! Well done to you! And how true that we need to keep Jesus in mind and our eyes firmly fixed on Him and only Him...lovely post! Blessings, Kelly-Anne


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