Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Color Purple

So, as some of you may have noticed, things look a little different around here.  I redid my blog design, added some new pages and made a fancy little button.  I am quite impressed with myself as I did it all by myself over the weekend.

Except I am concerned about the purply purple-ness of it all. 

At home on my laptop, the background showed up as a lovely lavender periwinkle-ish blue.  Like the color of the sky just after the sun has dipped below the horizon. 

On my work desktop, it is straight up PURPLE.

Not that there's anything wrong with purple.  I love a good purple.  But is it too purple?

To help you out, I have provided you with several examples of things that I consider "too purple":







It didn't help that when I walked downstairs on Monday morning wearing a cute purple skirt and tee-shirt, Scott looked at me and said "You look purple."  He did immediately clarify that he meant to say I looked great. But since then, I've been wondering about my blog.  Will people who ordinarily would have said "This blog is great" now first think "This blog is purple"?  People besides my husband, who we've already established is in the purple camp?

Maybe I'm being punished for my cavalier attitude towards purple-donned children back in this post.

Oh well.  Maybe it will grow on me, maybe it won't.  What do you all think? 

19 comments:

wonderchris said...

I like it!! Bring on the purple.
It is how the best rainbows end....or is that with a pot of gold?! Hmmm...perhaps gold is a better choice. Just kidding - love the new look.

Katherine said...

I like it.

I'm impressed that you did it by yourself. I haven't been able to figure out how to add pages to my blog. I'm pretty html ignorant.

Cheryl said...

It IS a lot of purple, but that is not a bad thing! You did leave out that annoying purple dinosaur, and I thank you for that!

Sara said...

I like it. I see it as a periwinkle on my computer. Good job :)

Jen said...

I don't think its too purple. I like it. I think you did a great job.

Ms. Understood said...

Oh my gosh!!! LOL @ Tinky Winky (I used to watch teletubbies, I loved it) and Grimace. I love Tinky Winky's purse. I bet it's Coach, LOL. It doesn't look too purple on my screen (definitely not Grimace colored) and I love purple anyway.

Regina said...

I am a fan of purple. No way is this too much!

Christina said...

No! I wish I had it for my blog! I love purple. :)

Kmama said...

I don't think it's *too* purple. It's a lot of purple, but it's cute!!

Blue & said...

It's lavender for me...so it's fine :)

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I have to admit I thought something was wrong with my computer when I clicked onto your blog for the first time (sorry!)...but I don't think it's so purple as to warrant any likeness to the Teletubbies or Grimace (or - gasp! - Barney). :)

I am impressed you did this yourself! If it ain't available as a free download that I copied from someone else's blog, I wouldn't begin to know how to do it. HA!

Andreina said...

Gotta say I'm not a fan!...but Purple is my school's color...so go Wildcats!! hehe

liz said...

human sized purple fruit can never be a good thing.

Bethany @ Organic Enchilada said...

I don't know if I've ever seen a purple blog before, so it stands out to me! I like it!

Jeannie, Jane, Angel, Mommy, etc.. said...

I love it. Purple just so happens to be my favorite color!

Kari said...

Loving the purple! My daughter LOVES it too! She thought it was 'just beautiful'.

Duchess said...

I like it! It's not too purple but in my world there's nothing like too purple :0)

Brandy said...

I dont the before but i like it. it's pretty. and purple

Sadia said...

It's purple, but not too purple.