It was 1992 and I was getting ready to start my first day of middle school. Like most kids, I was apprehensive about the transition, especially when it came to the one thing that strikes fear in every newly-minted 6th grader – lockers. But I wasn’t only concerned with memorizing a combination, I also needed to figure what I was going to do with this metal storage unit that I would occupy for the next year. (Because, obviously it needed to be improved upon.) The week before school started, when most kids were swimming or vacationing or otherwise enjoying their last bit of summer, I dragged my little sister to the middle school to help me remodel my locker. Contact paper in a floral print? Oh yeah, this was 1992! Applying the sticky-backed paper within the narrow confines of a school locker was no easy feat, but before long I had (sort of) mastered the technique. Next came the Locker Mate (those flimsy shelving systems) a locker mirror (duh!) and finally, all of my class folders – neatly labeled and in rainbow order. There, I was ready.
Despite my questionable fashion and hair choices, I had a functional and pretty locker and with that – I felt empowered to tackle anything.
And that’s similar to how I feel right now. Oh, you don’t notice anything…different around here? This blog started out with humble beginnings (a Blogger format that is now extinct) and three years ago I moved over to WordPress where I dabbled in theme manipulation and developed all sorts of coding bad habits. Although part of me wanted to learn how to properly design a custom blog, I finally decided that I just didn’t have enough time. I needed professional help. Fortunately, Anna came to my rescue.
It’s pretty, isn’t it?
We are so thrilled with the redesign and not just with the new colors and sexy graphics (hover over the header – oh yeah!), but because it is also way more functional and cleaner than the old format. [That being said, if you notice that something isn't working, please let me know!]
While Anna worked her magic, I’ve been updating pages that had grown stagnant over the last few years. Looking for before and after floor plans? Design! Want to know where something came from? Resources! Curious about how we’re making our house as green as possible? Sustainability! Looking for a comprehensive summary of all of our “before and afters”? House Tour!
And if you want to find us in other parts of the interwebs, check out all those little social media icons on the right!
I’ve got a bit more organizing and cleaning up to do, but it feels so good to have a fresh start for our 4th year of chezerbey. Just like the first day of middle school, but without the culottes and layered bangs.