Southern Change

Submitted by Christi

It’s time for Met Monday with Between Naps on the Porch, and I am so excited about today’s metamorphosis!

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Notice anything different around here? That’s right! A Southern Life has a new look. I’ve kept the colors and header because I really like them. Here is how the site used to look:


Now, there are 3 columns, and, things have moved around. The search bar is on the top right above my Facebook and Twitter badges.  I like how the blue on the Facebook badge looks against the red. I think it is pretty enough to add it to Blue Monday at Smiling Sally’s


The navigation has changed. There is also a background framing the 3 columns. There are a lot of internal changes that I won’t bore you with, but, I’m very happy with the new look.

I have been wanting to make some changes for a while now and I am so glad to have the holiday weekend to get to jump right into it. Oh, I have also added the featured picture on the top right. It changes every time you reload. There are 6 pictures that rotate in that position. I’m thinking about making it few but haven’t decided yet.

There are some other additions to A Southern Life that will be coming soon that I think you will really like (I hope so!).

I hope you like the changes so far! What do you think? Some things have not changed, like the lagniappe. It’s still here. Enjoy! Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Tomato and Pesto Bruschetta
I’m still harvesting basil from the garden, so, I thought I’d made some more pesto and use it for some easy bruschetta.

1 loaf, crusty Italian baguette
olive oil
1 recipe of pesto
chopped tomato (best if you get it right out of your own garden!)
fontina cheese (or cheese of your choice)

Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch slices.  Brush the sliced bread with olive oil and bake them in a 375 degree oven until crispy and light brown. Remove the bread slices from the oven and turn the oven up to broil.

Spread about a tablespoon of pesto on each slice of bread and top with tomatoes and cheese.

Place the bread slices back in the oven and broil until cheese melts.

19 Responses to “Southern Change”

  1. Jane Says:

    I love the new layout! The Tomato and Pesto Bruschetta sounds yummy, too!


  2. KBeau Says:

    I like what you’ve done. I’d love to be working on stuff like that this weekend. Instead, I’m dealing with a computer virus on my PC. Fortunately, I’ve also got this laptop to use.

  3. nannykim at spindlecottage Says:

    Nice and cheerful! I love long weekends….ahhhhh. We love basil pesto and I have lots of basil. I have dried some and planning on drying more this week (I tell how to on my recipe blog). I have made basil pesto…but we are trying to do without dairy and limit our oil—I tell ya….it is only 1/2 as good when you take out dairy and reduce the oil!!!! ah wellllllll.

  4. Elizabeth Says:

    Love the look, especially the idea of the feature photo. Now get out and enjoy the long weekend!

  5. Lana G! Says:

    Nicely done! Great new look!

  6. Diann @ The Thrifty Groove Says:

    Your blog looks so bright and cheery! Very nice job. 🙂

  7. jeanne Says:

    Good Morning Christi, everything looks awesome. You have been working hard on you blog improvements. I hope you take the day off today. the header is very pretty. Flowers are my passion.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  8. Sally Says:

    I do like the new look and especially like that new header. Enjoy your day off! Happy Blue Monday.

  9. Sandi Says:

    Happy Blue Monday, Christi! Love the flowers.


  10. Mary Says:

    I really like the changes you’ve made to your blog. Having worked so hard on the changes, I hope you’ve left some time to enjoy the weekend. I, by the way, love the recipe for the bruschetta. Have a wonderful day.

  11. gengen Says:

    Nice layout…Happy BM! Mine is up..

  12. Christine Says:

    Love the changes, very happy and cheerful colors! Happy Labor Day!…Christine

  13. Lynn Cliburn Says:

    LOVE your blog~~the red is gorgeous! Your recipe sounds delicioso, too!
    There is so much work that goes into our blogs, alot of which is never seen. Bravo to you! Hope you can take some time and relax a bit.
    Happy Labor Day and Blue Monday!

    ~Let Freedom Ring!~

  14. angie Says:

    love the changes

  15. Mona Says:

    Nice and big and roomy! Nice change!! The flowers are beautiful and add that special touch!

  16. Shy Says:

    Its a nice layout, i like the red on the sidebar. good job. happy blue monday and enjoy the holiday

  17. Iris Says:

    I love the header and I love the picture of the butterfly. Your recipe sounds wonderful. I absolutely love bruschetta.


  18. ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ Says:

    Very nice layout. I’ve got lots of tomatoes here should make some of this soon.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  19. Susan Says:

    Nice to update every now and then…great new look!

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