2010: the year of pretty.

on December 30, 2009 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 27 comments by

And I’m kicking it off right here on ye old blog.

Check. Out. The. New. Header.

Isn’t it the cutest little thing you have ever seen? And the bird? I can’t quit loving that little bird. Shall we name him?

And ohhh… the blue. I love the blue. It feels old and French or something ridiculous like that.

Sigh….. let’s just stare, shall we?

[By the way, I’m not paid to say this stuff. I’m just SUPER happy with the folks who keep this blog-train on it’s tracks. So know that as you continue to read…. cause it gets fun right down here.]

I could not be more thrilled with Vanessa at ButterflySparks Designs.

And GET THIS. The girl is giving you a discount.

You get 15% off any blog designs or invitations you order from her anytime in January!!

All you have to do is email her at vanessa [at] butterflysparks [dot] com and say, “I’m an AnnieBlogs reader!” and you will get 15% off.

Cool, right?

It doesn’t stop there, y’all.

The real conductor of AnnieBlogs.com is Lauren from WebExHosting.com. Seriously. She speaks a blog language that I do not know and every time I break this place [I do it more than you would believe], she fixes it. She’s the blog-hostess with the mostest.

So, if you are looking for a host for your blog, Lauren is offering 10% off the hosting fee for any payment term. Just use the discount code: AnnieBlogs

[It feels special to have my own name as a discount code. Just don’t try it at Amazon or Gap or anything. YET.]

I think I’m going to have to go buy a new dress or something to keep up with the fine looks of AnnieBlogs.

Hope you love the discounts! Yay!

(Anyone got a good bird name for us?)


  1. posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 7:41 PM  |  reply

    Gorgeousness! I think he’s a Rufus.

  2. LD
    posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM  |  reply

    Love it. Its gorgeous. I’m going with Theodore and saying it with a British accent.

  3. posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 8:52 PM  |  reply

    I love the new header! It’s perfect. The bird, the blue, everything.

    I think the bird looks like a Harper or an Oliver. But, that’s just my opinion.

    Happy new years!

  4. Tatum
    posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:00 PM  |  reply


    I think Pierre. Or Jacques.
    It is a French blue after all.

  5. Brynn Morseman
    posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:07 PM  |  reply

    So, I don’t know if this happened for anyone else, but your old header is still showing up on the “home” page. I was so confused at the little birdie reference! πŸ™‚ But when I click all the other tabs, your new header shows up – and yes, an adorable birdie indeed!

  6. Brynn Morseman
    posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:08 PM  |  reply

    ha! and right after I posted, there she appeared… weird- maybe my computer has just gone nuts πŸ™‚

  7. posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:53 PM  |  reply

    Percy, perhaps?

  8. posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:55 PM  |  reply

    He looks like a Beaker to me :o)

    Love the new header…it’s fabulous!

  9. Julianne
    posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 10:35 PM  |  reply

    I love your new header! Especially the little bird πŸ™‚

  10. posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 11:07 PM  |  reply

    Gerard. the canard. ha ha except he’s not a canard..

  11. posted on Dec 30, 2009 at 11:33 PM  |  reply

    Love the new look Annie, and I’m voting for Tatum’s suggestion of Pierre or Jacques!

  12. Heidi S
    posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 12:27 AM  |  reply

    I like either Harper or Percy πŸ™‚

    beautiful new designs!

  13. Bek
    posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:51 AM  |  reply


  14. posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 7:50 AM  |  reply

    Annie, LOVE the header. It’s like Anthropologie married our playroom {when it’s clean} and had a baby header, and then a bird flew in. See you in a few weeks!

  15. posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 10:00 AM  |  reply

    I think the bird is a girl and her name is Fifi L’Oiseau (pronounced le wahzoh – it’s the French word for “bird”). But I also kind of like Lulu.

    *sigh* Who knew a cute little French bird would be the one who could make delurk and actually comment for once? πŸ™‚

  16. posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 10:01 AM  |  reply

    Gorgeous! If he’s a boy bird, his name should be Mr. Darcy.

  17. posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 10:52 AM  |  reply

    lovin’ the new look annie…and YOU are gorgeous as always!! πŸ™‚

  18. Leigh Ann Fraley
    posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:41 PM  |  reply

    You sound like Tom. A friend gave us the cutest fat cast iron robin. Tom said, “She has a name and she’ll tell us what it is after a while.” Well, she never told me, but she must have told him. He calls her Bess.

  19. tonya
    posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:52 PM  |  reply

    annie, i love the new look. hope you have an awesome 2010

  20. posted on Dec 31, 2009 at 3:01 PM  |  reply

    Annieblogs, I just do not see the new banner anywhere…maybe my computer doesn’t like you…which would be horrible because I do like you.

    Anyway…If there’s a bird I think his name should be Harold.

  21. posted on Jan 01, 2010 at 10:41 AM  |  reply

    The header is gorgeous.
    Enjoy it…and naming the bird.
    Tweetie perhaps?

  22. posted on Jan 01, 2010 at 11:36 AM  |  reply

    Guster if it’s a boy (it is) and Bernadette if it’s a girl (it is not)

  23. jessica
    posted on Jan 02, 2010 at 2:24 PM  |  reply

    Francesca. love the birdie!!

  24. posted on Jan 02, 2010 at 3:16 PM  |  reply

    loooove the header soo much!!!! yay for 2010!!

  25. Michelle
    posted on Jan 02, 2010 at 8:58 PM  |  reply

    Love the new look! I’ve been wanting to start a blog, but there are just so many choices. Thanks to you, I took your recommendations! And Vanessa’s designs are incredible! Once my site is set up, I’ll comment on one of your posts and link it πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year – I look forward to ‘getting to know you better’ πŸ™‚


    Oh, and the bird’s name? I like the suggestion of Pierre!

  26. posted on Jan 02, 2010 at 11:29 PM  |  reply

    How about Burt? Or Jimbo? Love the new header!

  27. Susan
    posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM  |  reply

    I’m just happy you put a bird on it… made it pretty.


    (Did you notice that blog header before? I didn’t.)

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