Mid-Year Make Over – and Tri-Colored Wishes!

Jul 14, 2008 | Simply Ang | 9 comments

So, about the new look. I figured I can’t afford Andrés right now and my nails look like I live in my potager 247 so I thought the least I could do for a little pick me up was a new look for “Parisienne Farmgirl.”
I’ve gotten some disturbing verbal feedback though – some say the screen looks spearmint green!!! Hello, it is supposed to be “Tiffany & Co. Blue”. I would appreciate more feedback. I can’t have a chewing gum screen.
And about the photo? Well, I was 8 months pregnant in the last one and I thought it was time to go. (After all those grueling workouts who wants to look at a pregnant face everyday!!!) Last week I went to my Mom’s and no one was home for awhile so while the kids played with toys I played with my camera. I was messing with the manual settings and then thought, “Hey, I’ll try a self portrait.” Well, I was being kind of goofy holding the camera off to my side and looking into an old mirror. I could not figure out where to look – the mirror into my eyes or the mirror into the camera lens…but lo and behold I got home and threw them into IPhoto and they actually looked kind of pretty! I had my hair in a knot, but that darned red lipstick that I got in Paris FOUR years ago and some bronzer goes a long way. Since I spend most my days in a skirt and tank top or cut off sweat pants and a tank top with a hair knot and NO makeup I thought for my own self esteems sake I could put a photo on my blog that made me feel so good – that way I could see it every day and remember that I am not ALL about garden dirt and baby spit up!
Along with the make over I updated a few widgets and deleted a few – I guess me thinking I could finish a two inch thick book by Dallas Willard in my “free time” was a joke. Not without mildew stains on my laundry pile!
So, there you have it, me with my signature red lips and hopefully a Tiffany blue and not spearmint green screen.
Oh, BTW! Happy Bastille Day (though I fancy myself a Royalist!) and Happy One Month Anniversary Nicholas & Victoria!!!


  1. Sher

    It might have something to do with some of our Browsers – It is definitely a Spearmint Green on my end. I know exactly what the Tiff & Co blue is, and I am not seeing it! But I don’t care about the green or blue as much as I care about that photo at the top – It is exactly what it should be, spot-on Gorgeous and Red-Lips-From-Paris-Perfect.
    xo Sher

  2. Life in the 'Burbs

    Well, you definately look stunning in the self portrait. I’m rather impressed you took that yourself on a spur of the moment experiment! Nice Job!!!

  3. Joannah

    I think that’s a lovely picture of you – tres chic! However, the background does appear to be more green than blue.

    I was in Paris on Bastille Day three years ago. It was the hottest day I have ever experienced. I was melting. But, I was melting in Paris!


  4. HomemakerAng

    i love the new look as I type with black dirt under my garden nails… I have been looking very shabby since you have left due to all the outside work! i need a pick me up! maybe i will do a “glamour shot” soon too ! xoxoxo

    yes, spearmint green here but i like the look and i knew what color you were going for and who cares really! xx

  5. teambarrett

    I am still here and still reading! I love the new picture. (beautiful!) I am amazed that you are able to take it of yourself. The background is a mint greenish color but it’s still nice.

  6. Stephanie H.

    The new photo is stunning. I must know the color and brand of that lipstick. I wish more people would wear red lipstick once in a while. I actually like the background color too.


  7. Faith

    As I said before, I love the picture. Who cares about the color, I just love it when there are three new posts when I pull up your blog. How cool is that?!!! Looking forward to the “real life” shots although you’d look amazing in a potato sack with dirt on your face.

  8. Joel


  9. Victoria

    Three things:

    1. “[The pictures] looked kind of pretty” .. are you insane?! I told you brother ages ago you are the most beautiful siblings I’ve ever known. I’ve seen some beautiful women, and you are in the top 5 for sure.

    2. The background does look more green than blue. But I’d like to request some points for instantly thinking, “I think she’s going for Tiffany’s here.”

    3. I love reading your blog. It’s just the type of women’s writing (meaning, written by a woman) that I like- unabashedly honest, funny, classy and not overly sentimental.

    Happy Birthday. I love you sis!


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