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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

A change of attire for my blog!

Phew! After plenty of trials, I dressed up my blog in a formal outfit, rather than a casual one. I realized I get tired of colorful layouts faster than the no-frills layouts. So at least for a while, this is it for me. Thanks to my best friend, Piyush for helping me choose! I'm pretty happy with this one, but I *might* change the header image sometime in the future, though I'm not going to focus obsessively on it.

Other than that, I did make a few minor superficial changes (I know I should have participated in the Bloggiesta, but well, better late than never!) I'm glad I got this done, since if I get bugged by something, that something unnecessarily takes rent in my head till I get it done. Also, I've decided to add a WOW factor to the books I read, which I will tag to those books that, well, make me go wow, irrespective of their ratings!

Anyways, what do you think? Does the layout feel clearer and nicer than it was? Or did I confuse you more?

Comments

Ash said…
This looks great! I've been struggling with my layout desires lately as well. I really like what you've done here.
I love the new layout! It's simple and easy to navigate, which are things that I love to see when visiting blogs.

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bermudaonion said…
I love the new layout! It looks fantastic!
Unknown said…
Looks neat... Waiting for header change!!!
I love the look; it is easy on the eyes and doesn't have a lot of distractions. Great job!
I like the clean look! Very crisp. It always feels to good to change things up a bit.
Aarti said…
I have always been a fan of the simpler designs myself. Great new layout!
WonderBunny said…
I too struggle with my layout but this looks great! :)
Aths, these changes look great! Your site rocks!
Hannah Stoneham said…
clean, cool, neat and clear - I like it!
Athira said…
Thanks everyone!! Glad that this is working out! Honest, it's real easy on my eyes too! :)