The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Friday, February 27, 2009

Welcome to the new and improved, "Koffords in Colorado!"

Here it is; our new blog redesign full of apples, my favorite colors, and all things teaching; including "construction paper" and "staples" for effect! :-)

Thanks to the very talented Faith, of "Walk with me by Faith" blog, we got a new "makeover" that I love! Faith has graciously worked many hours developing a new design for us that matches our "Apple Tree" theme for the scholarship fund, and my love of apples and all things education! We hope you will find the site easy to navigate, and that you will be able to easily link to the scholarship blog as well as follow our family's story!

Faith has an adorable design store which you can see by clicking on her button below.



You'll enjoy reading her blog, and visiting her online store! She offers darling quality monogrammed items, personalized stationery, baby items, etc...She is just now entering blog design and is creating blog buttons, headers, and redesign for such a reasonable price!

I am so happy to have found Faith through, "Bless Our Nest" (Thanks Shannon!) Faith designed her adorable button, and I quickly e-mailed her!




I was so pleased with her ability to capture what I was looking for in a new blog makeover. Please check out her site and consider Faith for all your blog design needs, I can confidently say that she will make sure you are 100% satisfied! Her creativity is amazing! Thank you Faith, I couldn't be happier with our new blog makeover! :-)

Now for the best part that has to do with YOU! If you have a blog and would like to take it to a new level, how about your very own "button" that takes readers directly to your site? I am giving away 3 custom blog buttons that Faith will create just for you! Faith will take your ideas and blog name and will create a blog button just for you! Readers, (like me!) can then post your button on our sites which can bring additional readers your way! For those of you who have always wanted one of these but didn't know how,(like me!)this is a great opportunity!





How to enter? Just leave a comment here (and your e-mail address if it doesn't link to your name) and you are entered into the drawing! My children will draw the names on Sunday night at 8 p.m! You may enter daily and the winners will be announced on Monday morning! If you would like to increase your odds of winning, mention us on your blog and paste our family button in your post. We will add your name to the hat again!


For those readers who do not have a blog, more prizes are coming! My home decor giveaway will be coming next week, and there will be several fun things to give away! Life is short, let's have some fun!

Thanks for visiting and for being our "blogger friends!" You are so deeply appreciated! :-)

41 comments:

Lianna Knight said...

Please include me in the drawing! I would love a button made by Faith. I have always loved her blog designs and she has done an AWESOME job on your blog too :)

Beth said...

I am going to go check out Faith's site! Your new look is awesome!

Beth said...

I just put your button my blog and it looks great and works like a charm! Yahoo. I will move it to the side board in after your giveaway

It's Always Something Around Here said...

I love your new look it is way cute. Off to check out Faith!

Lucy Marie said...

The new look is beautiful. I'm going to check out Faith. I'd love to be in the drawing.

Sherrie said...

I'd love a button.

Rose Haven said...

I love your new look!!! It's really YOU!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Please don't enter me in your contest...as I do my own Blog make-overs and buttons...let someone else win!!

;-)

southerninspiration said...

Oh, yes include me please. I love Faith's blog! And now I love yours, too!!

Suzanne

Lorri said...

Love it! It's so you! I'll share with my readers!

Sofia Striffler said...

Wow Denise it looks great. I want that for my blog too. Music is great also. You were up too late though. The colors are so you. Talk to you later

Faith said...

You are just the sweetest!! I have loved working with you to come up with the perfect look for your blog. I love the way it turned out and I'm so happy that you love it too!

God is so good, and I just love the way He has brought us all together through blogging. How fun!

Thank you SO very much!!!
Hugs, Faith

Amy Mott said...

Please include me in the drawing! :)
amy.mott@gmail.com or
http://findingthepathtohim.blogspot.com/

Thanks and God Bless!

Amy

Kim said...

You were my inspiration to begin blogging and so I'm thrilled to see the new makeover! Looks splendid as always. (the verse is perfect) I'll check out Faith's site and maybe I'll be getting a makeover myself in the future!

Love you all!!

Shannon said...

Oh, I love it!! She is amazing! I love the colors and all the teacher touches. So pretty! Thanks for mentioning me. I'm going to grab your button right now. :) Thanks! PS You do not have to enter me in the drawing. :)

DeClercq said...

Your new site looks great Denise! I am so happy you are pleased with it, Faith did a wonderful job. I'm not too hip on the blog thing yet, so I will hold off on this generous drawing you are offering. I may enter into next week Home Decor drawing though.

Have fun posting on your new site!

Laura

linda said...

Your new blog design is beautiful...so vibrant!

What a great giveaway. I don't know if I have enough readers that it would warrant my own button but what the heck. I'd love to win a custom made button!

Take care and have a great weekend!

Anita said...

Denise, your blog looks fantastic!!! I love it. I will put your button my my blog, if I can figure out how, I am really challenged as you can tell!!! I'll be looking at Faith's site...she did a wonderful makeover for you.

Melissa said...

Very cool! I love the colors and the apple theme! Denise, you are so much fun, I love reading your blog! :)

Traci said...

OK, I just have to enter...
Faith is a friend of mine and you're right, she's so cute and creative. Love her! Love your new look!

kat said...

I love Faith. We used to be in her Sunday School class when we lived in Charlotte! She is just as darling and precious in person as she is in her pictures. I would love to have a blog button designed by Faith!

P.S. I love your blog design!

Blue Castle said...

Your blog looks awesome! Love the colors!

nini said...

Denise - the Rascal Flatts song you have on your blog is one of my favorites. It was played this morning in my Bible study and I cried thru the whole thing - Weepy sap that I am!

Your blog looks fantastic! I look forward to keeping up with all things Kofford!

The Graves' House said...

faith did a wonderful job. i love her blog too. so glad i stumble upon you!

Betsy said...

Faith is so talented!! I love your blog design!! Super cute!

Pineapple Princess said...

Your new blog design is great! Totally beautiful! :)

Nikki said...

Ooh I'd love a blog button! Love the site redesign!

Longmont Mom said...

How do you like them apples? ;) Love em! I'll definitely check out Faith's site!

Kelli Luck said...

I'd love a button...please enter me in your drawing! I'm a freind of Lorri's. Your blog is darling!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, this is SO cute, Denise! It is so happy! Love it! It's darling! I'll go check out her site...

XO,

Sheila :-)

petrii said...

Oh please include me in the drawing. I'd so love a button of my very own!!

Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

Lorri said...

I want to win, I want to win!!! :)

Anita said...

I have you on my sidebar Denise, that button is just adorable!

It's Always Something Around Here said...

I am going to add your button to my blog too....cause it is just too cute.

Lou Ann

Beth said...

Just came back to check on my competition! Just kidding!

glitzen said...

Wow, your new design is FABBY!!! I absolutely love it. I scrolled slowly through like I was opening a Christmas present! Soooo loverly!
I'd love to be included in the drawing. How fun! I have been wanting a new blog design, so I will check out Faith for sure. I want a banner that incorporates airplanes, homeschool, mini horses, and etc. Think she could do that? LOL.
Your new site is so YOU. Adore it and adore u....

Sue said...

I love the new look! It's so YOU!!! Great job!
I'm off to check out Faith's site. Thanks for sharing!!

Love ya
Sue

MiMi said...

Hi Denise!

I am Faith's Mom and I just stopped by to see your new blog makeover and I must say it is adorable! I love the apple theme and your button and signature are so cute!

How sweet of you to give away a personalized "button" to some lucky blogger!

Have a great weekend and enjoy your new blog!

Jacky said...

I would looovvee to have a button by Faith! Enter me!

thesweetestpetunia@gmail.com

(Love the new design, too! Very cute!)

Katy said...

I love the new look of your blog. Please enter me for the chance to win. My blog could certainly use a new look.

Thanks for the great give away offer.

Katy
pinkpirate1@sbcglobal.net

Bethany G. said...

Hope I'm not too late! Faith did a beautiful job! Love it!

Anonymous said...

am i too late? i just found your blog! and, i'm in california....fighting breast cancer. contemplating a move to somewhere....i don't know....safer!?!?

anyway, i'm going to explore your blog now. but, wanted to try to win a button for my blog!

thanks so much!
Lisa
LRMittleman@verizon.net