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Monday, October 6, 2008

Jumping for joy: A new look for my 50th post

When I started blogging last July, I promised myself a treat when I reached my 50th post. And THIS IS IT!

Contrary to my usual self reward of Maggie Moos, this time I treated myself -- or more accurately my blog -- to a new look. Dontcha just love it?! Thanks so much to Lindsay at Designs by Splat for the awesome new home for the 4th Frog.

Of course, there are plenty of other thanks to be given:

* To my dh Mike, who provides mucho technical support in the form of uploading pictures, blurring out identifying information and other techno-type stuff that I don't have a clue about -- remember, I'm a technofraud.

* To my three tadpoles -- Annie, Charlie & Robbie -- who provide great fodder for this blog.

* To Diva Mom Vicki and Sharon of the Bird's Nest who have been blogging for much longer than I have (Sharon recently logged her 1,000 post!) and who have introduced me to some great ideas, including Wordless Wednesday.

* To the members of the Smaller Indiana writer's group who led by example, convincing me that I should jump in and start this; blog

* To those people who are reading (I can see you -- or at least where you are from -- in the Live Traffic Feed), but not commenting. Although I love comments like frogs love flies, I'm happy that you're here to read.

* To "Jill" who gave me my first frog chotchke -- a lighted ribbiting frog keychain -- I love it!

* To my family and friends who just might be sick to death of hearing me say, "I think I'll blog about that!"

If you're not covered in the above list, thanks for stopping by. Hope you come back soon -- and bring some friends with you.

So, whether you're visiting for the first or the 50th time, please leave a comment and tell me how you like the new look -- or whatever else is on your mind.


Sharon said...

And can I just say that I LOVE your new look! I am so jealous. :)
It looks great.

Thanks, too, for the shout out. How sweet of you.

I'm looking forward to many more posts!

Micah and Emily said...

Looks great Amy! I couldn't wait to get home to check it out!

Congratulations on turning 50! It will take me about another 10 years to make that many posts!

Cat said...

This looks absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
I LOVE love love it!!

Congratulations on your 50th. :D

And thank you for the boost I get when I read your posts. :D You rock!

Unknown said...

So, are you prepared for your frog collection to surpass a certain teacher that we know that attracted cows like kids attract dirt? I can see it now, frogs on your first floor, frogs bursting out of your second floor windows, frog clings on both of your vehicles and finally frogs multiplying in your basement until the kids can't even play the wii!!

Amy said...

@Ryan -- Bring it on!

Anonymous said...

Delurking to say a quick congratulations! I started reading your blog with "Sally Freaking Foster", which was very timely for me! (The school got a check this year.) Thanks for the laughs!

Anonymous said...

Way to go sis! I love the new look!!!

Vicki aka Diva Mom said...

Love the new look! Lindsay is amazing, isn't she? And thanks for the shout-out!

Anonymous said...

Aw Amy, congrats!!! And your new look is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

love reading the fourth frog! keep it up!!

Andrea @ Momma in Flip Flops2 said...

Congrats!!!!! Sharon is my inspiration too. lol