September 1, 2007

A "new" Blog Look

As we begin September, my household is consumed with cramming all the fun into the last three days of summer vacation. Oh, and getting ready for back to school. In that order. So, it is no big surprise that my thoughts turn to my own third grade memories. Ah, who could forget the plaid and striped clothing in such beautiful shades or orange, green, seafoam, magenta and brown?

And you are in for a treat... a school photo of little Jennie Maine (that would be me). I could have been a beaver mascot with those big front teeth.

So, my blog banner inspiration came from that trip back to the 70s. The Brady Bunch, the Partridge Family, the Captain and Tennille, the Bee Gees, Welcome Back Kotter, and macrame. I hope it brings back some memories of your own. If you decide to share your own 1970s picture - leave a link! I'll draw a winner at random for those that participate. Who knows, maybe I will pull out some vintage macrame cord for the winner. (yes, that was my 70s hobby)

The owl graphic came from a dingbat font at House of Lime and the neat splat and font came from Gabrielle Magurno. The background is just plain circle brushes and lines in different colors.

10 comments:

Di said...

You look SOOOOO much like Jacob!

chris gontarz said...

Wow, aren't you a brave soul! I'm gonna try to find a '70s pic of me. Depending on what it looks like, I may just send you something! We'll see!

Erica Johnstone said...

Hey there Jennifer - I love this 3rd grade photo of you - too cute!!!!! I hope that you all enjoy your last days of Summer we are just heading into Spring here so the hot days will be upon us very soon !

BTW I am glad that you were able to access the gift box instructions from my blog ok, I was worried that it wouldn't work :-)

Lovely meeting you !!!

Paula (poncho) said...
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Paula (poncho) said...

You'll be sorry you asked LOL are you ready? Here it is!!

Cassandra said...

Love the retro header! Beaver mascot (snort snort hee hee-- I see your buck teeth and I raise you a big ol' gap ....)

Karen said...

Love the new banner!!!! I was never into the Bee Gees but I loved Captain and Tennille. I played Muscrat Love over and over on my record player. :) I think we would have been good friends back then. :)

Mo said...

I think jacob looks exactly like you! Wow! The resemblance is quite remarkable!!! I'm going to have to see if I can dig up an old school photo of mine. You'll have a good heartly laugh that's for sure. ;)

Becky said...

Neato look!!! The banner is fab and that pic speaks for itself ;) Love it all even the music! I loved looking through your slide show! You are super talented!!

Korie B. said...

Oh sweet Jesus. Here you go: http://papergoddess.typepad.com/we_will_always_have_paris/2007/09/the-year-was-19.html
I'm never gonna hear the end of this from my friends....