"Smelling Coffee" 2.0 – Easier on the eyes (I hope)

Hi friends~  I’m so grateful for you.  You are so kind to keep coming back to SmellingCoffee and I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know!  My heartfelt desire is that the Lord will use this blog as a blessing to each reader.  He’s certainly blessed me through you, your comments, e-mails, and your blogs.

One thing about my blog that has bugged me for two solid years is the red background.  I mean, I like it, and I don’t like it.  I love the color, but after a while, reading the white writing on the dark red background is hard on the eyes.  {You can admit it … you won’t hurt my feelings… I’m sure you’ve thought so too? ;-)}  I’ve prayed and searched for two years for a background similar to what I had, except with a white inside.  But after all that searching, nothing ever jumped out at me and said “this is SmellingCoffee!” 

One of these days, I’d love a “professional” blog make over… I have visions of a cute cartoon lady drinking coffee and reading her Bible and writing in a journal… one of these days.  But for now, just last night I played around with the Blogger Template Designer and came up with this background.  My eyes are actually saying “Ahhh”.  Are yours? 

It was relatively easy. I’ll probably keep tweaking in the future, but the thing I can’t figure out how to do is to make the header picture full sized.  I remember resizing it for my other blog design, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what I did.  If any of you know how, and would be willing to lend a hand to my DIY blog design and tell me how to do this, I’d surely appreciate it.

I pray each one of you are walking in and resting in the Strength of the Lord this week.   No matter what it is we have to do (the hard things – and even the little things like blog designs and grocery shopping) God will help us if we will ask Him – and if we’ll give the result glory to Him.   Matthew 6:33-34 in the Message says it this way:

“Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”

Blessings to you, my friends.  Thanks for being a part of SmellingCoffee.


About SmellingCoffee

I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at SmellingCoffee.com


  1. The Brady's Blog..Not Home Yet says:

    I see you made the header bigger. Looks even better now. Love you.

  2. The Brady's Blog..Not Home Yet says:

    I like the new look. Of course, you know I am a woman of change. God keeps me that way. LOL! Love you.

  3. Smelling Coffee says:

    Thanks so much, friends!


  4. I also love the new look!
    keep up the great work! =)

  5. Kim {Recipes To Run On} says:

    I love the new look! You did a GREAT job…. who needs a graphic designer with YOU. GO GIRL!!! Love it! Have a GREAT Day!