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Housekeeping – not my strong suit

I am, if nothing else, easily confused and a bit lazy.

It’s an awesome combination particularly when it comes to trying to figure out the programming of my blog.  I tend to start, become frustrated and that quickly leads to napping.

Hence, my blog has been woefully out of date and not particularly user friendly.

So, I spent a portion of my weekend trying to do a little house cleaning.

At some point I want to call in a pro and really do an overhaul but for the moment it’s just me taking baby steps (between naps)

First up – I had to revise my Blog Roll.  I have come across, interacted with and been inspired by so many terrific bloggers over the last year or so and it’s criminal that I haven’t added them to my list.

From Susan at Maple and Magnolia – who never fails to inspire (or at least make me extremely jealous… it can go either way…..seriously, how big is that house?!) to Julie at Follow Your Heart Woodworking who creates beautiful pieces always makes me want to be a better, more patient wood worker (this will never happen) to KariAnne at Thistlewood Farm who never fails to crack me up while simultaneously making me wonder what her neighbors think.

And there are lots more all worth checking out if you haven’t already.

I have also been fortunate to be featured in several places and though I always had the featured page it was in need of a refresh as well as I am so appreciative of those folks who have liked my work.

Speaking of my work I’ve also added a page for my Etsy shop because…..I can’t get the dang widget to work that’s supposed to show that in my sidebar.retro style coasters and gift ideas from Cheltenham Road

And finally, because I’m bad with the tags and didn’t really think it through before I started this endeavor – I’ve added a Tutorial page so, if you’d like, you can find all the various tutorials I’ve done all in one place.

I hope everyone has a terrific Labor Day.

I will now go nap………

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

4 responses »

  1. You are without a doubt a man after my own heart! I prefer napping to learning how to make my blog better, but yours looks terrific, so I assume the naps aren’t as frequent as you are letting on! Thanks for always making me smile.

  2. Wow, I am thrilled to be included on your blogroll! Your blog is perfect, especially the humour (spelled with a “u” because I am Canadian and that’s how we do it here). I am quite humourous in real life, but I can’t seem to write my blog that way, so I LOVE to read yours, it’s the best. Don’t change that! Of course your creations are fabulous too, every last one of them. (If you ever want to visit the Shaw Festival, I’d love to go with you… just let me know!)

  3. Naps are good things!

  4. As one whom is quite fond of a ‘snoozums’, I wholeheartedly agree with the nap thing. And as for blog face-lifts – been trying to add those follow me buttons, but it’s all too high tech for me. I shall have to engage the services of a professional, or an 8 year old to do it for me:-)


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