Courtney S. Barr

Welcome to My Kingdom!
Join me, the Princess, on my Royal Adventures in the Land of Writing!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thank YOU; Gremlins & Please forgive my dust...

*Update - Comment Button is at the bottom again (Blogger & the Gremlins really must have forgiven me)
Before I talk about what happened yesterday morning between me & blogger templates I want to thank a few people! Please understand that I would love to pass these on to EVERYONE on my blogroll & all that are on there should know that they fall into each of these categories. A few to highlight today are:

Shannon O'Donnell at Book Dreaming honored me with the Sugar Doll award

I love this award! It is adorable!
I would like to pass this on to:

Talli @ Talli's Blog
Portia @ Portia's blog

Carol at Carol's Prints honored me with Stylish Blogger award

I just love the glittery bling of this award...its the Princess in me ya know? *wink*

I would like to pass this on to:

Wendy Ramer @ On'n On'n On

Wendy Ramer of On'n On'n On honored me with the Sweet Blog award. Is this not the cutest award! It is for blogs that are always friendly to visitors! There are many blogs that I visit that appear to really love to have us stop by
two of my newest favorites are:

Betty @ Bossy Betty
Some of you braved my site yesterday. Yeah, for those of you that clicked on the link and saw utter chaos, I am SO SO SO SORRY.

It appears that I tried a new background html that had been hacked into by Gremlins high on sugar! I was striving for a simple background that is elegant and easy to navigate... yeah it took five hours to achieve what I hope is here to stay.

So now when you visit the Kingdom I have the following: PAGES!!! I cannot control my excitement.

At the top of the page you will see links to pages:

Home (in case you lose your way on the other pages)
Who is the Southern Princess? (a young maiden's tale)
Contact (because you know you want to be able to speak to the Princess)
Inside the Kingdom (visuals of who we really are)
Original Works (links to posts that house my writing)

I feel like I should have known better as Sheldon says "The instructions are very clear".
I will know better next time ;o)

Enjoy your Tuesday! Let me know what you think!

P.S. Liz over at Cleverly Inked is hosting a BIRTHDAY PHENOMENON contest - you do not want to miss this!


  1. Oh my - it's Sheldon! How can I not comment? Love him.

    Anyway, congrats on your awards. And I like the new look. Good job.

  2. Congrats on your awards, I love the new lay-out. Yeah, I was here and the Grems were pretty high. I love Sheldon!

  3. Very nice! Sometimes it seems that blogger wants to punish us for trying to update our layouts. :-)

  4. congrats on your awards! You didn't work hard for nothing,your new layout is really lovely

  5. I like the new look. It's great. Also, TBBT is probably the most awesome show ever.

  6. Thanks, Courtney, for the honor. And I did read the youhg maiden's tale...nice touch. You were truly meant to be a writer!

  7. I see your comments everywhere so I had to stop by and follow. I'll have to come back to read though b/c I'm at work.

    The QQQE

  8. I LOVE Sheldon! Did you watch it last night? He cracks me up with his Wheaton obsession :)

  9. Congrats on your pretty new bling, Princess!! :-)

  10. I love what you've done with the place!

  11. Love the header at the top!

    Congrats on all the awards and thanks so much for mine! Yay for awards and Southern Princesses. :)

  12. Jaydee - yes I heart Sheldon so much its silly...I got to meet him back in January at the People's Choice Awards! I almost fainted. He is quite nice by the way.

    Piedmont - I am SO SORRY you witness the chaos of those nasty little Gremlins...I should never have left the Oreos on the table - then there is Peanut's water bowl...they just are so darn difficult unless they are Gizmos... ;o) THANK YOU for your patience. ;o)

    Summer - yes, I felt that in some way Blogger was upset and had told the Grems where the sugar was...I did not know that their vengeance was so cruel.

    Flo - thank you! Glad you like the new design - I really do too..I feel like it is what I was looking for...

    Kayeleen - yes TBBT is WONDERFUL!!! I was so glad for a new episode last night but so mad at Will Wheaton & his cruel Penny/Leonard break up...WHEATON!!!!

    Wendy - thanks! Glad you wandered through the new page links...I really wanted to play up the Princess/Tale type of thing but also be quite honest about the reason my Kingdom is here. You are very welcome for the award - you deserve it! Oh & thank you for patience yesterday too...;o)

    Matthew! - Welcome to the Kingdom! I am so glad you decided to join the Royal Court and I hope to see you stopping by whenever you can. I am also honored to have discovered your blog and look forward to following your journey as well. At least you stopped by today when all the craziness of background design was over..yesterday wasn't pretty....

    JuJu - always a pleasure to see you here - YES! Last night was awesome. Poor Sheldon that darn Will Wheaton...tsk tsk...he tells lies about his MeMaw!!! Then to break up Penny & Leonard oh the shame!!!

    Shannon O - Hey girl! Glad to see you wandering around here today!

    Tracy - thank you! I am glad you like it!

    Talli - aww thanks, that is whew...about 1.5 hours of anger with a header (premade from another site) & some WordArt (of my own creation). Yeah, that was the least of my should have seen the weird black background and layout...CRAZY!!

  13. Oh yeah - All of you should be sure to check out Liz's contest that I posted about: SUCH AWESOME PRIZES!!!

  14. I like the new look! The header is gorgeous!

  15. Hey Steph! - Thanks! So glad to see you stop by! Thanks the header & I will forever be linked together...thank goodness for WordArt & an Old English font served my purposes well ;o)

  16. Congrats on your awards! And I love the look of your blog. Pages? Absolutely beautiful!! So professional ;)

  17. Congrats on your awards! Well deserved, my friend.

    The blog looks fabulous. :o)
    Me and blogger have had our fights. Blogger always wins.I'm not technically savvy enough to fight well against bloggy gremlins.
    Pages? You're all fancy and stuff!

  18. Congrats on the awards. And I like the new look and the pages and whatnot. I wish the comments were at the bottom, because well, that's where you end up when you finish reading the post...


  19. Carol - thanks so much! Glad to see you wandering around here ;o)

    Lola - Thank you!!! I love the pages, so much easier to link the essentials! ;o)

    Elana - OMG!! you have no idea about the comment SUPPOSEDLY IS at the bottom lol that is if you believe what my page elements link says, but really...not so much. It is driving me crazy. I have an email in to Blogger about that so hopefully that will be the only upcoming adjustment (I dislike them at the top) As for the other, glad you like the new pages & thank you so much for visiting! It is always a pleasure.

  20. I love Sheldon and the Big Bang Theory! I followed you over here from Elana's blog and I'm so glad I did. This was a fun post! I'm a new follower and I look forward to reading your blog.

  21. B - Welcome to the Kingdom! Is that not the best show ever??? Sheldon is my hero. So glad to have you over here. Explore the Kingdom, make yourself at home... ;o)

  22. Thank you so much for the award, and for the awesome shout-out! You made my day :))

    I love that Sheldon!

    When I changed my blog template recently, I almost pulled my hair out because of the Blogger gremlins. Sorry you had a time with them too! Your space looks fab though, as always!

  23. Love the new look :)

    I sympathize - I updated mine a few weeks back and nearly caused the end of the world. *sigh* I still can't get all my page links to work, but I'm afraid to change it:)

    Now that I think of it, I wonder if this is what caused my laptop to go belly up!?

  24. Congrats on your award. Your blog is looking good!

  25. I tried to change my format long ago, and I channeled Willie E. Coyote, crashing the whole darn thing. After that I swore off changing. So I applaud your courage.

    Thank you for your past comments on my blog. They were much appreciated. Have a beautiful tomorrow. Roland

  26. Congratulations on your fabulous awards! I don't know why blogger is against us so much at times!!!

  27. Congrats on your awards and on winning LiLa's contest! I'm jealous. ;)

  28. Nicole - girl you are so welcome you deserve it! Those Gremlins are vicious!

    Jemi - Thanks! hmmmm...could be possible...course the Gremlins do like to chew on wires after a time...

    Betty - thank you! Always a pleasure to see you stop by here

    Roland - Thanks! Yeah it was a rough day but it all worked out. You are so welcome, hon, I love your excerpts they are wonderful!!

    Jen - Thanks - I love the shiny I know, I mean we give BLOGGER all the love and it lets those nasty annoying issues pop in, what gives?

    Stina - WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM!! A pleasure to meet you. Thanks so much...oh and...I won??? HOLY COW - must skip over there fast! Thanks ;o)


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