Monday, September 1, 2008

How Do I Look? New Name & A Giveaway!

How do I look? ;)



I have been working on my blog over the weekend and as you can see, I changed the name from "a day in the life of bella" to "Bella Casa ~ Beautiful Home", I hope you like it! I have also added lots of cool links and even more blogs to my blog list!

I would change the background, but I can't figure out how...hmmmm...I changed it about a month or so ago, so I am not sure why I cannot figure it out now. If you have any tips on this, I would so very greatly appreciate it!

Now, on to my giveaway!!! What am I giving away? Does a $25 Amazon.com gift card sound good? I think so! :)



So, how do you enter? Just leave me a comment on this post. What kind of comment? Well, I would love it if you would tell me how you like the new name or the new links section...or if you could tell me which past post of mine that you enjoyed the most...or if you know how I can change my background, I would appreciate hearing about that, too!




For an extra entry, blog about this giveaway on your blog and then come back and post that link here, for your 2nd entry.

Note: If you do not have a blog, make sure to leave your email address, so I have a way to contact you if you are the winner!

I will be selecting the winner, using a Randomizer, on Wednesday, September 10th. So you have until then to enter.

Good Luck!!!

Your blogging buddy,
Bella

Psssst!!! Blissfully Domestic will be relaunching their site today, so make sure to check it out!


Some contributors will be holding giveaways, so make sure to look for them. Here is a great one... Sylvia from A Tad Bit Prudish. She is a mom who loves crafting, so make sure you stop by her site and see what she is up to and tell her I sent you :)

And another pssssssssst!!! Melissa at The Inspired Room will be hosting Fall Nesting Week, Sept 2-5. You can link up your Fall Decor blog posts to her Mr. Linky. She will also be having a giveaway for an Amazon gift card, whoo-hoo!!!

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Sandy said...

great new name- rolls off the tongue

mar said...

Your hard works shows - I think the new name is very professonal sounding!

Rae said...

I LOVE turquoise...especially against black and white. So crisp and clean. Definitely BELLA. I mean BEAUTIFUL!

cdziuba said...

I love the color, it's also the color of my birthstone! Nice work.

cdziuba@aol.com

Marie said...

I love your current background! I'm not sure I'd change it. I love the new name though. Perfect! :o) I linked you on my blog today...it's a belated thank you AND a heads up for your giveaway.

Shelia said...

Good morning, Most Elegant One! I love your new blog look! And the name is gorgeous on the little plaque. I love also your links to all the stores. Good job, Ms. Bella!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn Gahan said...

Bella,

Love the name and so enjoy the links on the side. I've found lots of great sites by perusing this part of blogs. Makes me think I should do the same on mine.

Please enter me twice! Here's the link to my posting of your giveaway:

http://gahangirls.blogspot.com/2008/09/giveaway-over-at-bella-casa.html

Thanks so much for doing this!

Dawn

Deci said...

I love the "Bella". But the brown toned logo does not fit with the turquoise. Otherwise, muy bonita!

Wendy said...

I love the new name!

Kathy said...

this is my first visit,( but not my last!) to your site,and I just love it. You have a grea background and wonderful content.

kathy@webernet.com

Sue said...

I love your new name and I think the background looks great.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Bella,
Love the new name of your blog!

I always enjoy your posts...and would have a hard time choosing my favorite!
I love the look of your blog..aqua with black and white is so chic!
Your giveaway is very generous!
Have a great day,
Diane

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

I LOVE the colors and design!! Very nice:)

The name goes well too.

Did you do the design yourself?

Donna said...

Bella, Thank you so much for visiting my Blog! :) I LOVE your Blog! I am going to add you to mu blog list so that I can pay you a visit everyday!

I am glad you liked my chairs! I plan to add better pics real soon.

Thanks again!
Donna

Hooked on Houses said...

What a great giveaway! I have to say I love the new name of your blog. It's very catchy and memorable, too. Wish I could tell you how to change the background, but I blog with Wordpress and know nothing about Blogger.

I love all of your posts. You're so creative! Like that Tiffany blue bedroom. Just lovely. -Julia :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Bella, I love your new name! Very fitting. On your blog background, you probably pasted it in on your html page. There's a space about 1/3 of the way down that says "background" and then you should see a jpg. for a picture inside quotes " ". You can add any pic here to change your background. Hope this helps!

Rhoda

phogle said...

I like it . It stands out. Background is nice.

Shannon said...

Love the new name.

Lee said...

The background is nice, but seem kinda lag a little, maybe a different format?

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Bella,
I love your new blog name, I think it's perfect since you always share such great tips on remaking things we all have around the house or can find easily enough at YS's/thrift stores. A frugal crafter after my own heart *smiles* Please enter me in your giveaway. And how generous of you!

silverhartgirl said...

I love the blog name it sounds kinda fancy

Sonya said...

I really like the new name. It sounds elegant. Thanks for the chance.

sphinx63 said...

I think the links section is great! I found some interesting things to check out later. Thanks!

Darlene said...

Hey Bella,

I LOVE your new blog name. That plaque is FABULOUS!! I like your background so I think you should leave that.

Creations from my heart said...

I love your new look. I think the backgroud looks great with your new design, don't stress about it. I love the fantasy tour button. I have a custom drapery busniness and many times I find myself just driving around my clients neighborhood taking photos. I'm glad we meet through BD. If you find out how to change the background would you let me know. I had my blog designed and now I want to change the background also. The computer is not one of my strong points! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Blessings

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hi Bella! I wish I could help you with the background...no clue. Like your new name. Like looking through all of your projects...you are a talented Bell...a! I am adding you to my links so I can keep up with ya!

Bobbie said...

Like the new name and the tag line- beautiful colors....

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Bella, Love your new name and scroll button! Very classy, for one classy chick!

Hope you are having a great Labor Day! ~Rhonda :)

cakescraps said...

I love the name! Anything with the word "Bella" has to be great, right? :) THis is my first visit to your blog...I found your link on The Shabby Nest's blog (comments, maybe?). I dont' have a lot of time to surf around on your blog, but I'm saving it to my faves, and will put a link to you up in a bit on my blog. :) Your new 'look' and your links look great to me. Can't wait to have time to look around...the pics of your home on your main page look great!

We're getting ready to move on Friday and I'm doing a major overhaul on all our bedrooms and baths...NEW decor in every room! I have ideas and a few things to get me started, but I may be asking for your opinions and ideas! :)

crashers525 said...

Nice name...sounds foreign & mysterious. Like the background too...outstanding colors.

Jinxy and Me said...

Hi, Bella. Love the new name and the new button design/logo. Good luck getting the background changed to match the new button - I'm not sure how to do it though!

Tootsie said...

hey girl....I will be away for a few days, but I did want to say I love your new name! I will change it on my blog list when I get back...you may need to remind me! good luck to all in the draw!
I can't help with the background change...I fluked out and did mine...not knowing what I was doing...so when I am ready to change it again, I may be in the same boat as you....I think it is something to do with html or adding one...don't stress too much...it looks great right now!

Lorilee said...

I love the name change. I wish I could help you with the background thing. I have only had my blog going since mid July! I am still learning myself! I saw your ad for Wood Wick candles. I love them! We have several of them.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Mya said...

Love the color and design. I don't think anything needs to be fixed!

iluv2pray@gmail.com

Ramona said...

Good Morning Bella ~ Great new name, my creative friend! I love your background too...but being a fellow creative soul I completely understand the itch for change...especially this time of year. However, I know that it will be Bella~licious and then some!

Smiles ~ Ramona

cakescraps said...

Hello again...I wanted to let you know that I added a link to your blog in a post on my blog just now. When I have some time tonight, I'll add you in my blog link list too! Happy blogging!

Nancy said...

Very creative! I like the name.

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Hi,
I have a little award for you over at my blog. Thanks for all the work you do on your blog...it's awesome!
Susan http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Cadmar said...

I love the Pretty Candy Dish link. I would have NEVER thought of that, very ingenious!!!! It's so creative and pretty.

dcadmar at gmail dot com

maggie said...

Love your background and the is just divine! DEFINITELY BELLA!

The Berry's Patch said...

The name is perfect! I can't remember how to change the background either. I'll have to get back to you on that one. How did you do your banner? Can't wait to check out that Fall decor party.

Brandee :-)

Nichole said...

Love the name and the logo! The background colors are very nice. Nice work!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Well, this is my first visit to your blog so I love it! I can't wait to read through some of your older entries. So much inspiration here!

hondaray6 said...

I have to know...did you find the plaque and use the name, or did you pick the name and design the plaque! LOL Its very cool anyway, and an easy name to remember! Thanks for the giveaway.
I blogged you here:
http://dun4fun-hondaray6.blogspot.com/

Shannon said...

I love your new name!!!

Maja said...

I love the name and the background colors.

angelina115@hotmail.com

Ms. Tee said...

I really like the new name and the new sign! :)

Susan said...

The New Name is bella! It really fits.

kagey10 said...

I simply love the black and white and turquoise! I have some stationary like it! looks great!

great blog!

sixteencandles42 said...

I really like the new name, and the background looks nice as well- good job!

strycker@slu.edu

Christina said...

I really think the new name does sound better! :) Beautiful background--really goes well with the new name!

salmagundi said...

Love the new look and name!
Sally

AmandaK said...

Wow! BEAUTIFUL blog as well as the name. It works for you!

AmandaK said...

I blogged about your giveaway:

http://orchestratenoise.blogspot.com/2008/09/giveaway-alert-how-do-i-look-new-name.html

onlymehere said...

I don't know anything about changing the background so I'm useless to you there! I really like the blogs where you show us how to make things or how you're decorating. I really like the name change and new look. It's quite fitting! I link here from Tootsie quite often. Cindy

Erica said...

Hi! If you're serious about growing your blog, I'd recommend buying your own domain name and aliasing it to your blog. "[name+a bunch of numbers}.blogspot.com" is not that memorable, but your own domain name is -- and that will give you the freedom to change platforms later.

Looking forward to hearing about the winner of your contest...

-Erica
slashchick AT gmail DOT com

Deb said...

Hi Bella, I love your new look, and the new name too. You are so very creative and where do you find the time? Deb

onlymehere said...

I've posted your give-away and linked back to you, wish me luck!!

Hil'Lesha said...

I love the name and logo. :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hey, Bella Casa is the name of a store here that I love, so I am thinking you hit a winner with your name change!

Things are looking super lovely here! I wish I knew how to change things like backgrounds and headers, but alas, I don't. Thus, my new blog look has neither yet!

Thanks for mentioning my giveaway too, all the fun starts Tuesday!

Happy day,
Melissa

::Sylvia:: said...

Thanks for linking to me! I love your blog! Your house looks beautiful too!

I'd love to win the amazon card, thanks for telling me about the giveaway!!

Glad we'll be working "together" on BD! :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

I think your new name sounds so pretty and elegant. Love it!

I also love your giveaway too!

I did put a link to your giveaway on my blog.

I think I would like to change my blog name too. Maybe I will someday.

Hugs,
Joanne

kmg365 said...

I really do like the new name. And I adore the picture of your kitty Goldie!

AnnPinkerton said...

It is a classical, sophisticated name by very catchy as well. Great marketing!!
annp@longrealty.com

Karen said...

It is beautiful! I was just admiring your master bedroom. My daughters walls are that color and she likes the black and white for a grown up look someday! I am in MI too! I'd love to win your drawing:)

LINDA said...

I love the layout-the colors and the name. It is beautiful!!!
Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Jeanne said...

Bella, I all looks so beautiful. A touch of class is everywhere. Way to go Bella.

Your GIVE-A-WAY is so nice too. Lovely and creative.

Hugs, Jeanne

Bella said...

Your blog looks so cute! I have recently started reading, mostly because of the name! It caught my eye...my name is Bella too! :-) I get so many cute ideas from you for decorating! Thanks!

Strawberry Blonde said...

It looks great Bella! I noticed the new name on my bloglines and thought, now who is this?? Then I saw it was you! Really great.

And, I cannot for the life of my figure out cutest blog on the block. My background is from LeeLou Blogs. They are free and very cute. Maybe an option for you.

Oh, and I'd loved to be considered for a prize. That's my birthday week. :) Brandi

blueviolet said...

I love the new name and it looks so classy on the plaque. I am not sure how to change the background either. Good luck figuring it out.Thanks for having a fun giveaway to celebrate this!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Carrie said...

I love you new name but I really like the background you have now I don't know that I would change it!

enaj said...

I love the new name and it's meaning. I also love the present background, the colors are classy and just right.

Connie said...

Hey, sweetpea, didn't ya know that anything with cream cheese in it is "gourmet" in my book?!?! Ohmygosh, in mashed potatoes it sounds scrumptious!! I've never tried that but I AM!! Thanks for dropping by, my little chickadee.......
Smoochies,
Connie

Feed the Moose said...

love the new name. it takes the guesswork out of the blog's main purpose! Nice job!

Betty N said...

Hi! I am a first time visitor to your blog. Love your name. I am going to take some time to get to know it better. I found you through this wonderful contest.

Candace said...

I like the blue but the blue text could be darker. Good work!

Mama said...

i think the new blog name is great. very pretty! I have really enjoyed browsing through your blog so far. you have some great ideas for affordable decorating!

idahomom said...

The site looks great and I like the name.

Tes283 said...

"My older son's bedroom makeover" is lovely. Too nice for a teenager.

I like the colors but the flowers in the center is where I like to look to read. So it keeps get into my way.

dbadour said...

The name is great but I would remove the flowers that are in the middle of the borders. Thay are distracting when I am trying to read the blog.

Stephanie said...

I love your name but not necessarily the backgorund of black/white flowers. Too fussy for my taste which is more modern with clean lines. For me, it distracts me from your content. Just one opinion though.
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Bella -

Love your new blog name! Rhoda gave you the right info about changing your background. Just be sure that your new background is saved on Photobucket or somewhere else on the Internet because that's the URL that you'll need when you change it on your HTML page.

By the way, thanks so much for linking to me! I'll be linking to you in the next few days when I can come up for air; can you tell I'm running a little behind these days? LOL

Pam

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Your blog looks great and I wish I could help you with your background but I am one of those computer dummies to the max!!! The name perfectly matches the blog! :0 mary

Shel said...

Love the new name and I was perusing your "Candy Dish Project" last night and thinking about taking the plunge and giving it a whirl myself.

Jinnie said...

I absolutely adore the new colors. They are bright yet soothing! Great choice...

vboackle said...

i like the look.

gkstratos said...

I really like the name and logo. I also love the bold graphics on the web site. Great job!
gkstratos@yahoo.com

Monkey's Momma said...

Love the new name! My favorite post is Framed Kid's Art. I love that you framed your son's fingerpainting and painted the word "Relax" and hung them together. That simple act speaks volumes and was very creative! I also love the pictures of your master bedroom and son's bedroom on your sidebar.

jlafount said...

solid name

Deborah Wellenstein said...

The turquoise is lovely-actually, I like turquoise and brown together. Looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Bella ...

Just a note to thank you again for the "I Love Your Blog" award. I wanted to let you know I've been on vacation, and just posted the award on "Southern Lagniappe." I also mentioned your giveaway.

I love your new "Beautiful Home" name and layout. It's very appropriate and you should be proud of it.

Sincerely,

Janie

Fangirl Jen said...

Great job on the blog remodeling. I think that this new name and theme are going to open up your blog to a lot of new readers.

Southern Lady said...

Sorry ...

I forgot to include the link to my blog where I mentioned your giveaway:
http://southernlagniappe.blogspot.com/2008/08/special-award-from-special-friend.html

nikkicrumpet said...

Well the great new name and the lovely logo seem to be working...look at all these visitors!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love the new title...very chic! Now did you get the blog decor from beautiful blogs??? Just change the htlml code to a new one. Love your son's walls. very cool. cherry

Debra said...

I LOVE the background! It's very chic! I also think the new name is great!

cstironkat said...

I like the background, I think it looks very peaceful. I wouldn't change it.

CaseyDeuce said...

I'm loving the site! Love the name and I'm loving just how organized it is!!
num1twinkie at yahoo dot com

samsakara said...

I loved your article on the hideous chair project. your lay out for your blog is very pretty.

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Jen r. said...

Love your blog make over!

PunkyMunky said...

Love the new name! And I love the candy dish idea, how clever. I like all those DIY thrifty ideas- keep em coming!. (OK- those monogrammed bloomers are the cutest things Ive ever seen!)

clallen said...

i love your site! i just found it and the new name is great. i will have to book mark it and spend more time visiting with you! thanks for the contest.

Dixie said...

Love the name. It is simply "bellissimo"!

elkaye said...

Bella Casa is a great name, and I love the color scheme-- it's really beautiful and stylish!

elkaye[at]gmail[dot]com

chromiumman said...

loved your garage sale finds

Richard said...

Good job on the new web-site. Fellow OLS er.

Tracy said...

Love the background! I could be biased because these are the colors of my bedroom! :-) Love the new look, wtg!

Linda said...

I really like your logo (plaque).

Here is a link you may find useful for changing the background graphic and/or the color. Hope it helps.
http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/2007/03/background-image-for-blogger-template.html

Lindad4 at cox dot net

clc408 said...

New name and look is very elegant. Great work! Thanks for the giveaway.

Gretchen said...

I like everything about all the changes you have made..name and all.

Please enter me in your giveaway.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Joanne said...

I love your new sign ~~ very chic. Pls enter me in your giveaway. Gotta love presents. Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

sweetsue said...

I love the name! I wanted another girl, just so I could name her Bella, but alas-it didn't happen.

Carla said...

I like the new name. It seems fitting. I also like the new blogroll. I like that it shows the most recent topic. That way, I know if I've already clicked over to those blogs. Much more user friendly.

diesel51 said...

Love this, easy on the eyes and and I love the gem stone with this color. Good job!! Still exploring the site.

shannons said...

I love the name.

agordon10 said...

like the name, but not the logo.

Mrs. Trixi said...

Bella, great name, great blog, great look and a wonderful giveaway. You don't get much better!

llinda29 said...

love the black and white and turquoise

Linda said...

I like the classic design of your site. It's clean. Some blog sites are SO cluttered looking. Good luck!

kdkdkd said...

love the name Bella Case -Beautiful Home. An idea close to my heart. The colors and design on your site are vibrant and fun!Thanks for the contest!

The Downs Gang said...

love your new name and I think the background looks great

cl said...

I like your new title, but I think I like your subtitle even more! You have a great blog.

greenly said...

I like the title, particularly juxtaposed with the subtitle, darnit! (And I love the pic of your son's room--gorgeous!)
jodi_nh(at)hotmail

ladyxmess said...

I love the look...the flowers POP!

My favorite today is Nikki's Nacs, subject to change as I peruse your site.
Thanks for the great contest & good job!

clynsg said...

Overall the site matches the name, but I agree with one of the earlier comments about the brown logo vs. the turquoise background--not a particularly good match. Your border is eyecatching, but my personal preference is for something a little smaller--but as I said that is personal, and should certainly not indicte that it is not attractive. Overall, good job.

clynsg at yahoo.com

naturegirl said...

I like the name Bella Casa better than your former name. It sounds like a lovely house to visit or to live in.

Zenas said...

I do like the links section, easy to use. I love the pictures and your son's room is fantastic, I'm all inspired now!

susan1215 said...

I like your new name

Nikki said...

I love the new name. I think it is very fitting.

silverbele said...

Are we Related

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I really like the name. Easy to remember and catchy. Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Well, I would love to enter this fabulous contest!

- The name is very 'pretty' name. It makes you curious as to what your house looks like and makes you want to come right in!

- Love the layout of your blog. It's easy to navigate and it's easy on the eyes, too ... it's beautiful!

- The links - LOVE them. I spent a long time just clicking away on them a while ago! lol

- I'm still new here so I can say that as far as which posts are my favorite I would say that the ones that you take something 'not so pretty' and make it gorgeous...like the $2 garage sale find just recently!

Love your blog and look forward to reading more! :-)

~melody~

ezmerelda said...

Better name. It is easy to remember and very appealing. Keep up the good work. It will pay off.

ezmerelda@mail.com

Beverley said...

Love the name, love the site.

kristilb19 said...

I like the name, it's unique and elegant, and I don't know how to change your background but it's super cute so I'd keep it!
kristilb19@Yahoo.com

Tonya said...

The new name is perfect! I love it. By the way, the pics of your room and son's room are AMAZING.

TINKMH said...

Love the site, we have a lot in common like the Tiffany Blue room...my daughters colors for her wedding!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Holy COW!!! 137 comments....I can't even think of anything to say excite...yea for you!! And I am so doing a give away, but i am paying someone to give me a new look. Just trying to futs with mine when I started almost drove me to drink. :)

Joy said...

Wow! I get to be comment number 140! Girl, you are so popular! And you have a wonderful blog, and I love your new name, and I love your new links, and I love that I'm one of them, and I love that you're giving away stuff!
Have I given out enough compliments and love?

msrodeobrat said...

i do really like the new name and your new logo looks very professional.. although i am very found of the turquoise and black background you have and hate to see it go to something more "sophisticated"

Debi said...

I like the new name, but I also have to say the flowers on the side do get in the way of reaing sometimes. But Great job!! Great site !

Tina12312 said...

I really enjoyed your Candice Olsen + Pumpkins post and like what you do with the room. I love the new name also. Thank you!

Shirl @ "Got more time than money" said...

You've got a great site and I do love the new name!

The Birds Nest said...

Love the blog!! Thanks for visiting mine!! You have to have a resale license to go to Atlanta where I will be working. If you have one, you should definitely go!!! I will put you on my blogroll and be back to visit. Have a good day!!

Mrs. B said...

Ooooh, enter me please! I love Amazon! I think the name of your blog is so cute and I really like your background. I need to do something to dress up my blog too!

Sandy Toes said...

I love you blog...I think the background looks great and I love black and turquoise! It's great and the name is so creative and fun! Your hard work on your "blog makeover" was well worth it!

-Sandy toes

Manuela said...

Well I love the new name!

Manuela

adr1001025 said...

I like the links on the side especially the recipe for the cupcakes.

adr1001025[at]msn.com

Alex said...

I don't know what the old name looked like but the new one is great! Cute links, easy to see and understand


asullivan179@gmail.com

Smooshy said...

I love the colors. My favorite shade of blue!

Tammy said...

thank you for the key lime cupcake picture and link on the side -- I need to make some for a social studies unit that we're doing and these look so easy and delicious.

Ken said...

I love the new name and graphics. Please accept my entry.

Pajama Mama said...

hope it's not to late to enter for the giveaway! Everything looks great!

-kristen

Lori said...

Your name sounds good and has a 'great' feel to it. The colors are good. The background is a little loud for my taste, though I think it goes well with the name. Can you lock a top frame so that the search, sign-in and etc are not lost as a person scrolls down?

Jessilyn82 said...

I love the name, and the graphics are really cute! It looks like you've put a lot of work into everything, I can't wait to read more.

zoe hunter said...

Your blog looks so beautiful:) I love your aesthetic..thanks for stopping by and the support ! May I add you to my blog list?? Let me know and best to you ..XO Zoe

miriama said...

I love the blue background AND the name.It looks relaxing,pretty....lovely.

AmberRose95 said...

It shows that you put a lot of work into the website--it look incredible! I especially love the picture of your cat and the dirty paws! Thank you for the contest!
AmberRose95[at]gmail[dot]com

Cherie J said...

I love the name for your blog and the colors you are using right now are beautiful. The effect is elegant and classy. Bella would be the perfect word for how it looks.

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

penguin28 said...

I loved the recipe for the Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich -Jun. 2, 2007

penguinchick@comcast.net

mom2bears said...

I love the new name and look. It is very sophisticated and elegant.

mogrill said...

The new name is beautiful! I adore it. Partly because one of my daughters names is Bella Rain!

Jackie P. said...

I love it!Its so pleasing.Impressive.I've linked back to you :).

Gianna said...

Love the new look :)

DOODLEGIRL said...

great blog name and beautiful site

denyse said...

I love the new look just the way it is!

Barbara said...

I love (as it appears everyone else does too) the name Bella Casa. Rolls off the tongue very nicely. Thanks for the contest!

Anne said...

I think your blog is wonderful as is. In Spanish (and in French), I am accustomed to placing adjectives after the noun it modifies, but I see that your blog name honors your given name--how clever! acarp[at]swbell.net

Bella Casa said...

Hi Anne!

I actually know that I did that 'wrong' lol and I did have angst over that! I kept going back and forth, bella casa? casa bella? lol

I will probably always have angst over this, ha :)

I am also posting this post for Marie who posted a link to my contest on her blog...so this will count as her 2nd entry.

Bella

Justine said...

Holy crap Bella, how popular are you with 171 comments now? Send some peeps my way, would ya? LOL! Maybe you could get your friends to come my way and vote for me in the SITS recipe contest? PLEASE?????? LOL!

Your blog is looking fantastic and I love the new name.

Justine :o )
Btw... isn't Pioneer Woman's site fantastic? I haven't even looked at the recipes yet. I'm still reading her love story a bit here and there.

kamewh said...

I love your new name!

sara said...

Since I am just now coming around - can I say that I loved the post on what you did behind the entertainment center? I can so tell I am coming back for more fab ideas! Bella Casa is a beautiful name!

sara said...

I blogged the giveaway yesterday when I was doing my swinging by every where..had to do it again today, because I forgot to leave comments!!

I LOVE Amazon - what an awesome giveaway!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I have been noticing blog rolls that list the latest posts and think it is a wonderful idea.

Dumaurier said...

I can I just say how impressed I am with your sons room, it looks like you hired someone to decorate it...Perfect! Also I like the new layout nice colors.

Revka said...

Bella, I can tell you how to change your background. :)

Here is a tutorial I wrote telling how tochange your background color. If you need to change your background image, after the instructions for changing the background color in step 5, add the following code: url("http://newimageURLgoeshere.com") repeat top left;

If you have any troubles, email me at revka at designsbyrs dot com, and I will walk you through it.

Your blog looks nice. :)

Revka from RS Designs

Victoria said...

Love the new name! Also like your curtains against your wall. What an ingenious idea.

Sign me up too please. :)

Deb said...

Love the new name...sound very chic and goes very well with the background. It is a super color and I especially love the blue flowers that stay in the middle on each side as you scroll down. Lovely.

monky said...

The new name rocks! :)

I just love your background and graphics. They stand out beautifully yet are easy on the eyes!

Kudo's to you!!! :)


Thanks

April said...

I love the colors on the site! Really pretty!

Sherry R said...

I love he site color - relaxing and serena, yet interesting!

Ardy22 said...

Like someone else said...it rolls off your tongue. Also great new overall look

Ms. Sarah said...

The new name is great! It sounds pretty and sticks in your head since it's so easy to say.

Julieh said...

The new design is fabulous!

heppy3 said...

I like your new name Bella Casa~Beautiful Home.

Heather said...

This is my first time here visiting and I love your site. If I hadn't just redone our bedroom, I may have stolen your's! Gorgeous!!

Bluestem said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Always glad to "meet" new people. Your background looks exactly like my friend's cute new custom-made purse.

Sue Farrell said...

I like the background you are using---it's so nice after looking at so much stark white background. And the picture of your cat is just adorable.
farrell@crosslake.net

Mitzi said...

I vote that you don't change the background - it's fun!

Beth said...

I love the name. I didn't know you under your old name but I love this one. I enjoy seeing the post titles under the blogs on your blog list. Thanks for the chance.

mishmish said...

The background is beautiful- why change it? I love the color.

Aimen said...

I've just found your site so I don't know what it looked like before but I like the color, the name and especially the plaque, looks welcoming!

restyled home said...

Mercy!! 194 comments?? I cannot even imagine...

I love the new name, very European, as you like! I would definitely love to win the give-away...I'd buy a Matthew Mead book with it!!

Love the new look,
Linda

The Beadles said...
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The Beadles said...

So, I just stumbled onto your site from "Joys of Home". I gotta say, I like Bella Casa. It has a nice European ring to it! Thanks!!
Oh, and I love to see everything that you paint. I liked the pumpkins a lot. And I'm turning into an avid Yard Sale fan.

Erica said...

I like the new name alot. It kinda just flows off the tongue.

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful new back round.....and I love the name plate on the top......very European. I admire people who know how to change their back rounds with different items and colors......I am quite computer challenged......tee hee.

dwazdip said...

I love the new name! Much more memorable.

Miranda said...

I love the new name, It's a wonderful choice. I am in love with the color choices you've made for your room. I wonder if my husband would go for that? lol

As far as your background goes I also really love it, I'd probably change the logo to match it. But if you need a little help I might be able to help you, there's just a few little sections in the code you already have that you can change to add your own background image. But it also might not be a bad idea to get a blog design that not everyone else can use, there are a lot of really great affordable blog designers out there.

I'm definitely adding you to my favorite blogs. We're redoing our living room and I need LOTS of inspiration to be able to pull this all together.

Good luck with everything, I think your blog is going to do amazingly well. :)

miranda_e19[at]yahoo[dot]com

Tammy said...

Not only do I like the new name, but I also like the background. It looks great!

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