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A Fresh Coat of Paint

I'm waist deep in spring cleaning here at Angieville and just wanted to take a moment and give a shout out to my sweetheart of a brother-in-law for the new banner, which he hand painted in a fit of spontaneous awesomeness. Clearly, he's a kindred spirit. We love a good story. Yes, we do.


  1. Holy .....guacamole.

    I LOVE the new layout. Very pretty! : D

  2. Ooh, so pretty!

    Hey. Where's Poe? ;-)

  3. Anonymous5:48 AM

    Looks great! Terrific banner.

    Laura J

  4. Wow, that is GORGEOUS. Well done to your brother-in-law!

  5. Oh, wow!!! Your sweetheart of a brother-in-law is incredibly talented. That is one beautiful painting... he captured the essence of the stories you love perfectly. I'll be visiting more often just so I can admire it. :)

  6. That is beautiful! Gosh, I can't stop staring at it!

  7. Look how pretty it is!

    That is talent--serious kudos to the artist.

  8. The banner is gorgeous, and the site looks great!

  9. That banner is magnificent! (And I love the new pic of you, too.) Now I need to go out and find me a talented brother-in-law. :)

  10. Love it love it. He is talented isn't he.

  11. That is an incredibly clever (and pretty!) banner. Very very nice.

  12. What everyone else said! Beautiful new look :) Me likey.

  13. Wow, that is awesome!

  14. Thanks guys! He totally took me by surprise with it, too. Better than anything I was envisioning, that's for sure.

    Diana, sigh. Poe is the only thing it lacks.

    Christine, he did, didn't he? Must go bake him some cookies.

    Chelle, DH convinced me to change the pic on the grounds that the old one was "a bit on the creepy side." I believe those were his words. Glad you like the new, less-creepy version of me. ;)

  15. Oh, I liked the old one just fine. It was quite artsy and dramatic, not at all creepy. I can tell you one thing: If I took pictures nearly as well as you do, I'd actually have one on my own blog.(And that? So not gonna happen.)

  16. That is fantastic.

  17. Love your new look! You have some talented folks in your family!

  18. Wow. Just wow. Love it!

  19. I like the new layout, your header is so creative & pretty!

  20. Beautiful job! Just beautiful :)

  21. What a lovely job he did Angie! Fabulous new look too. :)


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