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Divi, my new theme

Divi, my new theme

I’ve been re-decorating again. I’m playing with a new theme called DIVI from Elegant Themes. A theme is basically the “wallpaper” for your website. It’s the part that makes it look pretty, and that allows you to arrange stuff in a variety of ways, depending on the theme’s capabilities.

DIVI is a relatively new theme that lets you arrange your website in just about any way you can think of—from one column pages to multi-column pages; from full-width layouts to grid layouts; and with sidebars anywhere you want them.

My old website used a theme from StudioPress called Beautiful Pro which is built on the Genesis framework. I still like that theme but I’m finding I can do more with my new DIVI theme. And, I suppose, playing with a new theme is a displacement activity—that is, something to keep me from the original job of writing a book.

But then, I’m not actually writing new stuff at the moment. I’m in the editing phase of the third book in my SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW series. The book is with beta readers now, so I’m waiting to hear back from them. And while I wait, I decorate.

This is what my old website looked like:

So, it’s not a big change. I like the banner of cosmos flowers. I like the pink. I like having a Landing Page and a separate blog page. I still call my blog, Tuesday Café—even though it’s not always on a Tuesday.

I still need to add my “bookshelf” and I’m planning on adding a page about writing.

Tomorrow afternoon, I’m meeting with a fellow author for coffee. She’s one of my beta readers and I’m looking forward to her take on my new book. I’m sure she’ll have lots of suggestions for me.

I’ve redecorated!

I’ve redecorated!

It’s been a great week. Since May, my hubby Rolf has been on a self-supported bicycle trip along the Mississippi River Trail from New Orleans to the headwaters of the Mississippi in Lake Itasca, Minnesota. On July 1st, after 7 weeks and 2 days, he touched the waters of the lake. Read about it here.

The Calgary Stampede has started. Everyone’s decked out in their cowboy duds. Though we’ve had a lot of June rain, the city didn’t flood this year. Not like last year.

I’m learning Yoga. I signed up at the Yoga Studio for the Summer Sizzler special – a really good price for 11 weeks of drop-in Yoga. In the first 3 weeks, I’ve attended 11 classes and I’m loving it. Now my DIL Liz is coming too.

My WIP (work in progress) is progressing. It’s the story of a psychic who does not want to be a psychic. It’s part romance, part family drama, part quirky small town.

And . . . I’ve redecorated this website.

My first website looked like this:

old website

Next, I progressed to this:

another old website

And now I have this new one. Kyle says this is over-the-top romantic pink and suitable for a sweet romance author.

What do you think? Do you like pink? How’s your summer progressing?

pink paint from thinkstockphotos #57300645

Welcome to my new home on the web!

Welcome to my new home on the web!

I’ve almost figured out WordPress and I think I’m going to like it here. Hopefully, you found “my address” all right. Come on inside, have some eggnog, chat a bit.

And to help you with your Christmas shopping, I have put “On the Way to a Wedding” on sale for 99 cents until Sunday.

Do you have all your Christmas shopping done? Are you enjoying your eggnog?

image by Rolf Stengl – isn’t he clever?