Time to Change

Well, those of you who are not reading this blog via email or a blog reader have probably already noticed that I have changed my blog theme. I was feeling the need for a change and decided to check this one out when Andrea posted about a new 3 column theme.

The picture in the header is one of my own…a picture off the back dock of our place in Ocean City (where we are headed in only 3 days!) I am not really thrilled about the way it was cropped (I would have liked to keep a little bit more of the chairs) but I think that it works. Here is the entire uncropped picture (yes, I am very lucky and can’t wait to get down there).


I took this picture back in January right after I had gotten my new camera. We were just getting ready to go home after spending New Years at the beach when I noticed the awesome light. It was cool, but not cold. Very crisp and clear. I took several pictures, experimenting with how to compose the picture. I like how this one turned out. I feel more relaxed just by looking at it.

I think that I am going to like this theme…It makes it easy to change the picture if I get bored…I can also play around with the colors as well. I do wish that it had a place for a tagline so I could have the Throwing Marshmallows quote a bit more prominent. But this seems to have a clean look to it (although the font seems a bit small). Let me know what you think.

I have been playing around with the sidebars a bit and realized that I really need to find time to update my blogroll. I did find a nice VT Ribbon that I like and Silvia had a link to a great countdown widget. So I now have a countdown going until the VaHomeschoolers Conference! (Which is also the same day as the release of the new Harry Potter book…) Ack! I can’t believe that it is this close.

I am also noticing that this theme does some weird things with the placement of my photos…all photos are right justified and the captions don’t line up with the pictures any more. I will have to look into that…

I hope to have time to post some pictures from the homeschool camp we just got back from…we had a blast but Jason and I seem to have picked up a cold which has been kicking my butt. So I have been trying to be good about getting enough sleep (obviously not tonight though!)

Better run and get some rest. Busy day tomorrow (today?) and only 3 more days until we head for the beach!


PS If there are any spelling typos in this, I will blame it on Andrea since the spell check is still not working…(sorry Andrea…couldn’t resist giving you a hard time…like you don’t have tons of other stuff on your plate right now!)

About throwingmarshmallows

I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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8 Responses to Time to Change

  1. JoVE says:

    I like it. And the cropped photo still gives that sense of peace.

  2. Andrea says:


    I love the photo, too.

  3. Silvia says:

    I love the new theme. Very relaxing to look at. :)

  4. Jen Robinson says:

    I love the picture, too. It looks like a place that I’d like to sit and read, and I’m always mentally collecting such spots. Thanks!

  5. Christine says:

    Wonderful new look… so serene…and the rest is so clean and crisp looking…

  6. Callista says:

    It looks all right but your main page doesn’t show up right for me. It could be the screen resolution I have it at. I have this problem with any three column blogs. The comments page looks right but your main page, I have to scroll down past the whole left column to get to your posts.

  7. That is weird Callista! Wish that I had an answer for you…I actually thought about going back to a 2 col blog, but to be honest with you I have way to many things in my sidebars. I need both columns!

  8. for what it’s worth, I like it better – your last theme never loaded properly for me (but I’m using Firefox, so I chalked it up to that). Great picture, and I’m sure you’re headed off for a fun summer! Yay for summer!