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A New Look

As you probably noted, I have a new look around here.  I'd like to say I was just ready for a refresh and ready to start re-blogging on the regular, but that's not the case.  Here's what happened:

I went to log on to my blog this morning to look for something and this is what I saw
I thought I had been hacked by some sort of ransom virus or something.  I looked into it further, and I sort of had.  Not an illegal virus, but I guess the cute images that I had on my blog header, sidebars, etc. had been saved on photo bucket.  Now photo bucket had decided that I needed to pay them $399.99 a year for them to house my images and post them on a 3rd party site.  Yeah.  No.   Not going to happen.  

They also seem to be holding my images hostage until I pay up, so they are basically gone forever.  Luckily, I had this on one of my instagram posts and while I could use it in a header as an image from my computer, I just decided to go with a new format and look altogether.  But I'm happy to have been able to save this image...

Anyway, here is a little tour of the new blog and where you can locate some things that have changed...

First, I like simplicity and the blogpost in pink is the most recent post.  To read the post in its entirety, you click "READ MORE".  I like that the whole post doesn't show up.  It makes scrolling through for back posts easier, and again, on each one, you just click "READ MORE"
Now to locate things that were on the sidebar before, you just go up to the top right side and click on the 3 lines to the right of "search"

When you click on that, the sidebar will pop up...

To get back to the main page and make the sidebar go away, just click on the arrow at the top right of the sidebar...

So that's the change.  I'm not sure how frequently I will blog, but I will always blog about travel, my pup, and other things I find that I love along the way...

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