On Lies And Looking Good

3 Dec
"it's a small world holiday"

“it’s a small world holiday” (Photo credit: andy castro)

I’m going to tell you a lie now:

Sorry for messing you about with my blog look.

I’m just being polite: I’m not sorry at all.

In a comment the other day, I admired the look of his blog over at Wellheregoes. Tom (aka Aquatom; though I don’t know why, because he’s not at all wet) changes his look frequently, always custom-made.  I like that.  I said so.

The wonderful Tom – in fact, let me give him a capital W: the Wonderful Tom – surprised me a couple of hours later with an email containing my very own customised look.

Even better – it means I get to keep my Bueno theme, which I know so well and which gives me most of what I need in my blog.  The Christmas Vermilion theme I used for two days was nice, but everything was squashed up and in the wrong place, rather like this house every December.  I was prepared to tolerate the inconvenience for the Christmas period but now, thanks to Tom, I don’t have to.

I am sorry I couldn’t get the garland in at the bottom of the header, but Bueno insisted I crop to fit.  Here it is in full:


I would also have had the background stars going all the way down but it made the blog a little difficult to read.  Instead, I opted for a red background and green highlights.  ‘Tis the season to be colourful.

Thank you, Tom!  I love my Christmas makeover.

48 Responses to “On Lies And Looking Good”

  1. mairedubhtx December 3, 2012 at 14:33 #

    Your Christmas make-over is, well, very Christmasy.


  2. laurieanichols December 3, 2012 at 14:43 #

    It slapped a big smile on my face the moment it appeared. Happy month of Christmas festivities!


  3. Katharine Trauger December 3, 2012 at 15:24 #

    What. A. Gift. !
    I am so glad for you that someone was able to do something for you that has blown us all away! Fun, fun, fun. And I am partial to red, as my site shows. Sort of. 🙂
    So . . . since we cannot email malteasers . . . hehehe . . .


  4. gigihawaii December 3, 2012 at 15:24 #

    Wow, that guy has talent! Love your new header, Tilly. Maybe, you could use black ink for the wording on the right that is hard to read.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 4, 2012 at 10:18 #

      I tried but I can’t see a way to fix it. However, if you put the mouse over the area, it shows up as dark green.

      I don’t think many people read the bit on the side, anyway.


  5. Rorybore December 3, 2012 at 15:51 #

    Love it!! I liked the other one too….but this, it’s got that extra little bit of something-something. What a nice thing for him to do. Tis the season!


  6. LoveHoundUK December 3, 2012 at 15:54 #

    It looks fabulous for Christmas !


  7. Al December 3, 2012 at 16:16 #

    And a thousand stars suddenly appeared in the East. And the three wise men, awed by the spectacle, said to themselves: “It must be Tilly Bud’s new theme, let’s follow them and adorn her with Frankincense, Myrrh and Maltesers.”


  8. sharechair December 3, 2012 at 17:28 #

    A lovely makeover!


  9. judithatwood December 3, 2012 at 17:40 #

    Just beautiful!


  10. terry1954 December 3, 2012 at 17:55 #

    what an awesome photo!!!


  11. bevchen December 3, 2012 at 18:41 #

    I love the new header! Everything being in the wrong place was confusing me, so I’m pleased to see it all back where it was 😀


  12. Ron. December 3, 2012 at 19:01 #



  13. Pseu December 3, 2012 at 20:24 #

    At least you don’t have snow falling….. ( 😉 )


  14. bluebee December 3, 2012 at 20:52 #

    I was just thinking that I like your Christmas blog bling – well done, Tom


  15. Tinman December 3, 2012 at 20:54 #

    It looks really great. Suits you.


  16. Tom (Aquatom1968) December 3, 2012 at 21:15 #

    Looks good, Tilly! I’m pleased that you like it! 🙂


  17. SchmidleysScribbling December 3, 2012 at 21:21 #

    Although I can’t read all the type on the side of the page, overall this is a very nice makeover. Going to check out the pagelifts myself. Dianne


  18. barb19 December 4, 2012 at 01:17 #

    I like it, but find it hard to read the blue type on the right hand side.
    Tom is very kind to do your header, it looks great!


  19. vastlycurious.com December 4, 2012 at 03:20 #

    Simply wonderful and thanks for the lift!


  20. Perfecting Motherhood December 4, 2012 at 06:42 #

    Super, I LOVE it!


  21. Three Well Beings December 4, 2012 at 07:38 #

    It’s perfect! The blogging community has some very nice people out there to assist and help us be our creative selves! 🙂


  22. benzeknees December 4, 2012 at 07:41 #

    Love your Christmas look, wish I had a buddy like that!


  23. adinparadise December 4, 2012 at 22:43 #

    Stunning makeover, and I adore the LBD and the pearls. 🙂


  24. eof737 December 5, 2012 at 04:35 #

    It is beautiful but can’t read content on your sidebar. 🙂


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 5, 2012 at 12:04 #

      Does anyone actually read sidebars?


      • eof737 December 6, 2012 at 04:14 #

        Hell yeah! I do honey… All the time. 😉


        • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 6, 2012 at 08:44 #

          Well I never! I hardly ever do. I try to make mine interesting for that reason 🙂


          • eof737 December 6, 2012 at 09:38 #

            And that is why you need to read it. The sidebar shares a bit more of what the blogger is up to…So we ought to read it. Love the festive feel here. 😉


            • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 6, 2012 at 09:39 #

              I don’t have the time! Just keeping up with comments and returning visits takes my whole morning, every morning 🙂 I don’t know how you do it. You must give up sleep or something.


              • eof737 December 6, 2012 at 11:53 #

                I don’t know how you do it… It is all consuming I agree! 🙂


  25. Janie Jones December 5, 2012 at 14:03 #

    This look is great too, but it’s missing some snow…. 🙂


  26. Grannymar December 5, 2012 at 23:34 #

    Very colourful and festive!


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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