New Theme (Orca)
Hello again! I recently took my site offline for a few days while I changed the theme and made changes to many of the pages throughout the site.
The theme is awesome. It is called Orca, created by EckoThemes and purchased via Themeforest. I love that it is very spacious and ‘clean lined’. I wanted a design that was new, fresh and squeaky clean. I had intended to create a theme of my own the next time I wanted a change… maybe after this one.
Free WP Theme: Santa 2013
I have made a free Christmas inspired WordPress theme of Santa that is free for anyone to use. The design is rather simple (as I have not designed with WordPress for a long time), but I still wanted to share this. If you notice any problems, please let me know (preferably via email – email@example.com). I hope that anyone that does use it will enjoy it. *hug*
You can see a live preview of the theme or download it and use on your website?
I plan to make some more free themes, maybe even another christmassy style one as well. It was fun to make this. It was much like making an interactive illustration in a way, that people could use in a cool way.
Blog shuffling again
So I decided to shuffle things around again and now have my blog back on a self-hosted WordPress and plan on using it as a personal blog, as it has been for a long time. I was rather inspired by Liz and how honest her blog is and thought that I should really do that too. I also decided to restore all of my old blog posts (from 2003 onwards). Many of these older entries are pretty crazy, but they are mine and I shouldn’t hide from them, at least I know I have grown as a person (… hopefully).
Because I haven’t designed a website for a long time (let alone a WordPress theme) I decided to purchase one. So I brought Keilir which I think is rather awesome and should work well until I decide to make my own theme again.
I have kept the previous posts I was making of daily inspiration/creative things and moved those to moon.nu which I will still continue to work on.
There hasn’t been a lot going on at the moment, or rather nothing exciting. I am trying to deal with a lot of mental health issues, that I might address later.
This is just a quick blog to point out the fact the layout has been changed. I had actually brought a theme, then decided to use a HTML template I had made a little while ago and turn into into a WordPress theme and add some features. It’s simple, but I like it (so far). I might consider offering it for other people, but not sure if anyone would use it? :i
I have a blog post planed, mainly about reflection and what I want to be able to do in life (break free of the fear). The inspiration for it? My birthday is tomorrow and I am turning 24, feels so weird. o_0
I am working on revamping the content. So far I have fixed About me, 50 books, domains and geek. I want to finish off the me section and get into the goodies as well. That is really bad and has a number of dead links.
I have been trying to make a new theme for the blog. I purchased a very cute image on istockphoto.com for it and I have 90% of the general structure done, I am just lacking inspiration and motivation to finish it. _x
I have been lacking motivation in many areas of life at the moment, I hope to fix this (and kick myself up the bum) soon. 4_4
Dad went into hospital again, he seems to be doing okay, but it may take a few days before he is home again. It really puts your mind into trauma/shock when someone you love gets sick and taken into the hospital many times. I know I am not the only one.
My Mac should be shipped tomorrow. I hope hope hope! 3_3
My blog is back online again, I made this theme with an image purchased from iStockphoto.com.
My Nanna passed away on the 5th of May and it has been really sad since that time. I was very close to her and I am slowly healing.
Dad had his operation on the 3rd of May and he is going really well. It was a big operation (removal of bowel and bladder) and he won’t be home for several months, and will be off work for up to a year. I am just very thankful he is okay.
I haven’t been that active online lately, but I am trying to catch up on emails.
After creating a theme for Kate, it gave me the inspiration to create a new theme for my site. Instead of designing my own image I decided to buy one I really like, so I did. The header image was purchased from iStockphoto.com for 30 credits, a little bit more than normal but honestly in my eyes worth it. Some people are so amazingly talented I love to support them. 3_3
I had hoped to have a bunch of new content when opening this again, but I am due to babysit any minute so I will have to wait until later. So if you see any bugs, let me know and I will fix them soon enough.
I found this deliciously cute theme called Crafty Cart and I had to use it (on my blog, not Live Journal). Maybe one day I will actually create my own. :[
I brought a shopping magazine for Tweens (haha) and it has so many absolutely adorable items. I have either plans to make a section on the website of shops I love (in greater detail compared to the simple section under links I have now), or even create another website for this. My bookmarks are so full of stores that sell cute/unique/quirky items. Sometimes it’s more fun browsing around these sites then actually buying at them, maybe that is just me.
Wow. I just realised it was September 11. Hard to believe that the attacks on New York were so many years ago.
What are your favourite online stores?
So, after a year or so without having a proper blog on the website I am back. I didn’t restore the old archives because I wanted to start fresh. I was going to create a theme for the site but found this free one and decided to use it instead. I am sure the next one will be something orgional.
This time I have added visitor content with a whole bunch of different things, from domain ideas, free layouts and pixel images! No doubt I will also make more when I can find the time. <)
How is life? It’s pretty good at the moment really. I still care for my elderly grandfather (Poppy) after my grandmother (Nanna) was taken into a nursing home. It became a huge load on everyone, emotionally as well as psychically. I am still working on my books and also spending more time practicing art and enjoying it greatly. I am also concidering going back to school, but that prospect still scares me a little so I have to make sure I am ready. Just a smallish update for those who have not heard what has been happerning for a while.
Take care everyone and if we are familiar with each other you might want to affiliate?
It seems there may have been problems with old files I had with the comments/functions so I have decided to make the theme again when I have the chance, so this theme might be up for a few days. I know it’s pretty ugly, hopefully I can find some time to do it soon!
My grandfather is home again, Mum and I were rather unhappy about it because he was still very sick yesterday. He hasn’t improved completely but he is getting better, thankfully. It has been a real worry.
I watched Juno last night, that movie was really great! I haven’t had a chance to watch a lot of new ones as of late, and I miss being able too, but I am sure I will be able to some time soon, especially some Ryan Gosling ones. *cough*