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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blog loving and a few great before and after's

So today was the big day that Google Reader quit working. Honestly, I didn't even understand what Google Reader did until I started reading other blogger's remarks about the changes. I noticed that quite a few of you switched to Bloglovin' so that is what I did too. Embarrassingly, I wasn't sure why I switched until Sue asked the question, "How do you keep up/subscribe to blogs?" "Ah," I thought, "So that is what it is for!"


I took the whole follower thing off my blog a while ago because I didn't really understand the point of that either. Until today when I got a lovely email from Bloglovin' showing me all the new posts from all the blogs that I FOLLOW.  Ha! Now I get it. I see why it was so upsetting to have this change made. I have always "followed" the blogs I wanted to read daily by putting them on my blog roll on the side of my blog. I had no idea there was an easier way.

Style @ Home via | Photography by Michel Dube

At any rate, the emailed posts I received today were fun to see and although most of the blogs I follow have made it to my sidebar - not all of them had. I read a new post from Maria Killam - a color expert and consultant that I used to read religiously when I first started blogging. In fact, her blog may have been the first blog I ever read. She had some amazing paint before and after photos of a client that she helped and since we all love a good before and after, I thought I would share a few of them. Ready?

Before

After 

The island was changed too but what a difference the painting made!

Before

After

I did not even notice the white marble before! And did you notice the light fixture changes?

Before

After

What did you think? Nice, right?
You can see Maria's entire post and more fantastic before and after photos here. All before and after images are Maria's.

3 comments:

StagerLinda said...

I'll have to check out Blog loving. Maria's was the first blog I ever read. She is my mentor and coached me through starting my blog. She is multi-talented. cute as a button and business savvy.

beautifulgardener said...

What a beautiful blog! I love the before and afters..

Stephanie Norris said...

You crack me up! You clicked on your side bar? Well, that is one way to keep up on things lol. Those transformations are really amazing, and done with paint, wow. I am using Feedly for my reader.