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Sunday
Oct122008

Redneck Makeover

You may have noticed a slightly different look to my blog. Or maybe you didn't and you are just really unobservant. In which case, allow me to point out the obvious. 

I have new, shiny digs. 

I booted Big Red. It was time. She was annoying me. I can't have another woman showing me up with her big boobs and itty bitty waist on my own damn website. One of us had to go, her or me. Since I'm the one paying the hosting fees and doing all the grunt work I figured it ought to be her.

Not that I don't totally rock a bikini. I do. Really. Dammit, why are you laughing???

It was time for a change. I wanted something a little visually simpler, something that would load a little quicker and make me smile each and every time I saw it instead of making me want to race to the gym and bust my ass to look like Big Red.


 

Not that I don't totally look like her, but with blonde hair. 

I do.

Really.

Big thanks to Shaz from Swank Web Style Design Studio for putting up with my incessant emails, constant whining and slightly annoying tendencies of nit-picking.

Now when I see my web page, I chuckle instead of feeling the urge to break a sweat and do 50 crunches. Frac, however, may not feel the same way since it's his image forever captured in a two year old temper tantrum, which is now plastered on my banner.

I really am gunning for that coveted Mother of the Year Award.

An added bonus to the redesign is now when the kids are misbehaving all I have to do is grab my camera and tell them to hold still, I need a new picture for my next blog layout.

I don't make idle threats so their behaviour miraculously improves. 

I suppose Gay Ray could have told them that, though.

Snicker.

For those of you who pop by to ogle the hot chick with flaming red hair and stay for the potty talk, I promise you, nothing else has changed. I'm still the same immature dirty girl I've always been.

Dildos and dead kids, that's my motto.  (Unless you are a an adoption case worker, in which case, I'm totally just joking. Cross my heart.)

Sit back and enjoy the new digs. And while you're at it, let me know what you think. Feedback is always valued.

I'm a big girl. I can take it. 

And if I can't, I'll just find an image of you, bust out the ole creative photoshopping skillz and dedicate a post in your honour.

Wink.
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Reader Comments (77)

I sorta miss the big boobs....nothing like starting off the day with a nice healthy dose of insufficient and lacking.

It looks fabulous, all grown up and stuff.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnissa@Hope4Peyton

I will always miss Big Red and her 50's sexiness. But the new digs are quite awesome too! Way to go!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I'll miss her, too, because who doesn't love a good B movie vixen? The new look is very urbane - going to take some getting used to. But since I totally don't want to be photoshopped into the filling of my own pie, i guess I'll get there...

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkittenpie

I'm glad you got rid of Big Red. She was intimidating and looked MEAN and SCARY! I like the new look. The colors are soothing and your DS throwing a fit looks just like my oldest DS when he threw fits. Hell, my oldest *still* tantrums like that. :)

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterpreTzel

Well, I think I'm gonna miss Big Red, but I'll probably get over it. And I do like the new look, although it was a bit of a surprise yesterday when I came here. Had to double check the address bar a few times to make sure my browser wasn't jacking around with me ...

As long as you're still putting up the killer stories, we'll keep coming back, love. No worries.

~Brea

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrea in Texas

A new, classier Redneck Mommy? Who knew? But you wear it well!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I MISS HER! But I love this, too. :)

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMr Lady

I personally love the new digs!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMandy/Mommy Cracked

since my fantasy of big reds top falling down causing my eyes to bug out is evidently not your concern, i will keep my playboy magazine next to the computer and continue to read your fabulous blog.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertony

Probably a good thing she's gone. The guys at work always thought I was looking at porn when they'd spy her on my monitor.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I like the new look. Very nice!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

I do miss the 50ft woman. The first time I made it here, just the picture with "Attack of the Redneck Mommy" made me laugh.
I wouldn't worry. It's not like you don't have HUGE amount of traffic.
The news layout is awesome.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer McKenzie

*sigh* I'll miss her, but I'd miss you more. I'm glad you decided to send the freeloader packin'.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDarcie

I can't say that I totally like it. I do like the screaming kid, though. Then I shutter, because it hits a little too close to home. *sigh*

I will miss the large woman snacking on cars with her boobs hanging out. I was never one for change. What I really miss is the pick up truck accident at the bottom of the page with the rednecks spilling out or did I imagine that?

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSoMo

I love the new look... especially the picture of Frac throwing a tantrum. Not that I don't see that every day, but it's nice seeing someone else's kid doing it... it's not as funny when it happens here, actually it makes me want to chew glass, but I can handle it when it's not mine.
Now I laugh.
Seeing as I don't have anything mean to say, I guess that means you won't be photoshopping a picture of moi on your banner. I don't mind if you do, just as long as you photoshop me into Kate Beckingsale. That would be great.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSammanthia

I was a bit confused when I came here...I had to look twice to be sure my feeder gave me the right site! I like it! :D

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnnabelle@Christian Momma

Me likey. The pic is hysterical~

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterqt

Wow. I think I'm going to miss Big Red because when I hear Tanis... I think Big Red. Not that I don't love the new digs. It's just going to take me a bit to get used to it. Change is good.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I like the new decor it is quite pleasing to the eyes.I wish I had known you were in the market for a new look I have been changing mine every few weeks and also working on one for my hubby and my sil.I have become pretty good at it.I 'm sure however I would not have done as good a job as your designer.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertina L

It sucks!

Now will you write a post about me? Will ya will ya?

Seriously, though, I love it. I think it looks great. It was a bit shocking though, and I'm sure my 6yo son will miss staring at her giant boobs, but it's beautiful!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Looks great!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaggie, dammit

Well, I have Big Red hanging in my office... I will take care of her for ya

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTawandaBee

I love the new design, but to be honest, it's going to take me awhile to get used to it for YOUR site. I'm with the poster who said that the title "Attack of the Redneck Mommy" went perfectly with Big Red.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWalking With Scissors

I totally love it. Lots more room to read. The taglines and pretty little embellishments are great too.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Love the new look! And that picture of Frac is awesome!

I like the new header. I liked the older header. My only disappointment ever with this blog is that you really aren't as redneck as you advertise.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

Love the line 'where dirt meets the skirt'!

Although Big Red throwing cars around a metropolis doesn't speak 'redneck', I will miss her. It's the writing that keeps me coming back, not the banner!

Jim

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim

I liked the old one, but this one is pretty good too. I like the header thing.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterzandor

It's going to take some getting used to, but I like it. It's nicely done.

I'm also in the middle of a blog redo. Do you think i could use Big Red for my header? It seems to have done you well.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Looking good! I'm still reading!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHockeyman

i will miss he and her Faster Pussycat Kill Kill Kill feel.

But this is just a lovely change.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercrazymumma

Loves it!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAunt Becky

Miss T:

I have no doubt you, indeed, rock a bikini!

I actually saw the new layout earlier today but was in such a hurry (lots of things to do online) that it didn't register until much later. Big Red was nice, but things change, orbits shift and new stars appear in the sky.

Speaking of stars, I checked out the 'Charities' tab, and the photo of your son in his Oilers jersey knocked me flat. Priceless, precious: words like that are inadequate. I choked up a bit, because 1) I know you miss him and 2) it reminded me that long ago, in another life, I was an Oilers fan, too. Back when the Great One still played and Grant Fuhr was the goalie.

Go, girl! The new layout looks GREAT. Please keep the good stuff coming!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIrishGumbo

Probably a good thing you got rid of Big Red. I was all drooly thinking about her brains every time I came here. Went through 3 keyboards, shorted out from the drool.

Crying toddlers are mostly brainless, so I'm not nearly as inspired to drool like one.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Daddy

I love the new look!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda-SeriouslyMama

I like it, I so make photos in opportunities like this....I have a really good one too of my 2 year old in a super man costume but he is mid-hysteria and he is stuck between the desk and wall.....it is hysterical.....one day I'll find it....not sure when, but one day...

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJerri Ann

Not too shabby, babydoll.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSherendipity

I'm a big fan of blogs using real photos in their header instead of stock illustrations. I'm also a big fan of boobs.

So I'm torn.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAvitable

Admittedly, I liked Big Red. She was what made me stick around and see what this whole blog of yours was about. That being said - I like the new digs too :-)

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApril

As long as you're still here, it works.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGunfighter

It's not the package that counts...it's the contents!!

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuzieQ

I have to admit it is growing on me.

Plus I don't want any weird shots of me floating around out here, unless I put them there that is...LOL!

well you already know I think it is the bees knees, or Gay Rays testicles, or like really good and stuff.

Come to think of it Gay Rays testicles is an insult isn't it. So scratch that, I just like saying Gay Rays testicles.

But I do have a complaint. Where is the pic of my biatch? Chuck that baby back in the sidebar woman, I love coming here and blowing you big fat girly kisses.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

i love it, babe.

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen

Hey! I got to win an award here. I'm the one who noticed the new look first, while everyone else was busy laughing at your snide remarks to BPD :D
Go check my comment on your last post :P

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPallavi

I like the old site better. :(

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkris

Looks good on you.

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKyla

Sorry, I love the old girl. Made more of a statement and stood out from the crowd of mommy bloggers...

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaggie

I'm liking the change, but you know I'd come hang out here even if you rocked a standard-issue Blogger template for two years or more.

Oh, wait. That's mine. Heh.

The new design is much more content focused -- which, hello, is why we come here. And gigantic header images seem a bit dated at this point, in my opinion. Looks great!

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterprescott

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