1 Year - A Makeover and a Giveaway

Today marks one year for Something to be Found so I thought I'd start year two with a new look. What do you think about the new logo? Arrows are kind've the "in" thing right now and I totally jumped on the bandwagon. But lucky for me, arrows will always be representative of something that I hold near and dear to my heart. Something that provides me with hope, joy, and direction...  something that leads me to the promised land... albeit on fluorescent pink poster board, hand-written with a Sharpie and stapled to a telephone pole.

Arrows, you have my heart.


I also added that light blue arrow-like pattern to the background of my template. After creating it though, it reminded me a lot of something else.

Any guesses?

How about the tire tracks my car makes when I slam on the breaks after seeing a garage sale sign!! A lot like this...
Via onegif.com.
I also have to credit What Should We call Mom who uses this video and many
others to write hilarious one-liners about her life. And also need to credit Sarah
at Lil Hoot for sharing this gem of a site on her blog. 

Ok, so aside from my hidden meaning tire tracks and garage sale sign arrows, I also did myself a little html coding. Still waiting for the blog to explode, but so far so good. I added three new page links up top; Thrifted Somethings, Makin' Things, and Twinsie Tuesdays. Click on any of these and you'll be taken to a page with thumbnails of all the posts within that category. A HUGE thank you to Laura at Laura's Crafty Life for her Blogger Image Gallery Tutorial.

You may also notice a cleaner post footer that includes sharing links for social media sites, courtesy of AddThis. Still working on getting that "Comments" link bigger. Any tips?

And speaking of social media, I now have follow links in my sidebar! It's about time, right? Thanks to my friends Lisa and Tara for encouraging me to finally start Something to be Found accounts on Facebook,  Twitter, and Instagram.

Follow along on Instagram as I'm out and about gettin' my thrift on.

In honor of my one year blogiversary I'll be doing my first ever GIVEAWAY on Wednesday. If you want a hint, it's very similar to the first ever DIY project I did for the blog. Here's a sneak peek.


Hope you love the new look as much as I do. Looking forward to another year of thrifting, DIYing, Twinsie Tuesday-ing, and maybe even more giveaway-ing.

Thanks for following along!

12 comments:

  1. LOVE your new blog header and design! Very cute. Or should I say, "Schmancy!" That video is hilarious!! Sigh. It's so nice that someone gets my love of all things yard sale/thrift store, because mostly what I get from those around me is...crickets.

    Congrats on 1 year!

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    1. Schmancy, why thank you!! I always love checking out your thrift finds...although I'm still a little haunted by that book with the crazy medical pictures. Eek! Oh, but that sweet set of little sprinkles jars you found awhile back were the best!

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  2. Katie, looks awesome!!! I love the new look!

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    1. Thanks Gretch! I thought about you when I bought those shoes at the thrift store :)

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  3. Congrats on your blogaversary!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look! Beautiful and very fitting!

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    1. THANKS Lindsey! Really appreciate your comment and the triple LOVE :)

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  4. Happy Anniversary, Kate! So proud of you and all that you've accomplished this year. You are an inspiration! Can't wait to see all the somethings found this next year :)

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    1. Thanks girls for all your support, all your ideas and all you positive energy!

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  5. OMG! Totally psyched about the new look! IS that a new profile pic too? You are gorgeous!

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  6. Love this!! Congrats on your anniversary!

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    1. Thanks Tara! Looking forward to finding more things for TLG :)

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