Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pick my header...and WIN some summertime!

1.
Ok...I know this may make some

of you crazy.

Others eat this kind of thing up with a spoon.

2.
I'm playing with a new header

playing would be the operative word

3.
I've kinda sorta maybe
have nailed down my fave images
and font...
4.
this is one you see above
which one floats your boat
moves your sails
makes ya go Ahhhhh....
I'm sorry they are so tiny...but try and use your imagination.

5.


Or
do they all
just look the same
6.


and make you go
eh.

'Cause that's precisely what my kids would say


Do a gal a favor and vote (1,2,3,4,5 or 6)


If you don't have anything better to do on a Lazy Sunday afternoon


~AND~


One of you most amazing and talented readers randomly picked on Tuesday at 11:00 pm will recieve


a little package of


*summer*


which will include a favorite Botanicus glass votive candle


with the scent summertime. and a few other

summer goodies.

Yuuum!


'Cause I luv ya


and I need help picking.

*******POST SCRIPT.... I liked Sharons Idea, and will be trying some out the next few days...all of your comments are interesting...keep 'em coming!






97 comments:

Cali Girl said...

#5! :)

Permission to Mother said...

3

Blue Muse said...

I'm trying hard to catch up on my favorite places and spaces - I'm so far behind!

I love your photos, and narrowing it down to one header is too difficult -- I have to choose 2. hehe.
While I like them all, these jumped out at me:

#3 - especially the far right photo! the colors in this scream lime and coconut on the cool and breezy side. Lurve it.

#5 edges out as the winner, though! It's fiery and spicy, gorgeous and exotic - and while I love the similar one above it, The curve of the staircase and the interior shot give it a few extra facets in that beautiful gem of all that you are.
Great choices!
Happy Sunday sweet sister-friend!
xo Isa

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

#4 has the groovy island feel! So you, as I have learned just this morning. Still drooling over pictures.

Lisa said...

I'm diggin' them all! But if I had to choose just one, I'd say #5, but then I like #4, and then someetimes I'm in a blue mood so.... :-) Can't you change them out peridically so you can use them all!? (

Julie said...

I vote 2 or 4. :) I couldn't decide.

marieDee said...

All are lovely! I vote for 5 since it has the beautiful greens as well as the home design photos and subtitle denoting the main content of the blog.

Struggler said...

#5, although could I suggest swapping the 2 right hand images (so the stairs end up on the far right)?

If helpful to others, clicking on the images makes them show larger (on my browser, at least).

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

I see you are using #4. I love it. I also love #5.

Punchy said...

Def numbers 4 or 5! They are all great, but I would expect nothing less from you!

Tricia said...

I like 1 or 5. Now I want a daiquiri : )

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

I liked your old header - but I'm loving #4!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I see there is not a strong consensus but my favorite, #4 has been chosen by a few other people. IMHO, the heliconia looks best in the center of the header.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Number 5 and here's why. It's got that fantabulous vanity!! I do like #4, too!!

vicki archer said...

Definitely 4 - strong, purposeful and decidedly tropical, which is how I think of your blog Linda.
But whichever one you choose as the winner will be an absolute winner. xv

The Bliss Journey said...

# 4 floats my boat. I love the intensity of color and depth in the three photos that make up this header.
Kathleen

A Room With A View said...

I like #5 but with an ocean pic instead of the sideboard table. The stairs photo says "c'mon in." Like that. The tree on the left gives it good balance and says a lot about where you are. Need to see some ocean! Like all your ideas...always.

Blog Author(s) said...

I like 5 the best, but the Blog Name needs to be darker so it can be more easily read. If the choices are as is then I have to go with #4,--where the title is most easily read. Good Luck.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I like one and five. What about a coconut and/or a lime pic too?

Laura Trevey said...

#3
I love the blues, and the water looks so inviting!!!
However, all are wonderful, and you cannot go wrong with any of the choices :)

Linda/"Mom" said...

* OK, considering my "BRAIN is now STRAINED", I choose #s 4 or 6 (... BUUUT, I like #s 1 & 3 so much I might choose #s 2 or 5!!!!!)~~~~ (Hey, I've been verrry sick for days... maybe it's the antibiotics talking!!!)~~~ Reeeeally, ALLLL are LOVERLY, kiddo!!! (But I usually like "odd #s" of ANYTHING the most!)~~~ Have fuuuu-uuuunnnnnnnn!!!! Best, Linda in AZ *

Melli said...

I love #3 but I would replace the green pot with the plaited grass pot in #4. So fun to see them all!

Danii said...

I love Nr 5!!!!

Cyndee Greene said...

Oooo...I absolutely fell in love w/ #4 when I first saw it earlier. Tho' I do have to say now you have confused me w/ #5.
#4 Yes that's my pick!!!

Becca Watson said...

I like them all, but I like number 4 the best!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

My vote is 4. I would love to have some summer on this dreary day.

Charla

kathi said...

#2 is definitely my favorite. Gotta have a pic of the WATER!

I like the lime slice you have as "your" photo too! :)

Hilary Baumann said...

All of them!

Ok, well obviously that wasn't helpful. :)


If I had to chose "as is" it would be #5 but I do like some of the ocean from the others and the palm bowl from #4.

Deborah said...

Hubby said #4 and so do I. He likes odds, and the flow of the header you have now, and he REALLY likes the basket. **blows kisses**Deborah

Marcy said...

I liked your old header and #4:)

Renee Finberg said...

i select # 1
with one exception....
exchange the middle pic in # 1 for the staircase in # 5

ok

xx they are super xx

Arlet said...

#3 - definitely!

Ivy Lane said...

#4!!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

#One for Summer. Love the blue.

#Three for Winter. Love the green and orange.

mary said...

I didn't have time to read all the responses - so forgive an old lady for repeating........But I would love #3 minus the pot - I would love Palm - water - chair

I love the palm in your present header - it has such fabulous movement - so keep that!!

Of course I love your header as is - but change if you must

Love you !!

SILVIA said...

by far my fave is #4 the colors on that pic are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

SILVIA.

Anonymous said...

#2 or 4!
marinablue72(at)aol(dot)com

Dragana said...

#4 is great as it is. #5 but without the 'table' detail. Try the green basket instead of the table -it's a great picture. I like the vertical direction of these, especially with the man in the tree and the staircase. When they're cropped short, they lose some of their impact. Just my two-cents!

ginny said...

Old Header!

simpledaisy said...

#1~

dec0r8or said...

I vote for #5 because it has tropical heat with the reds in it, and it's the most balanced visually as well. And of course, the VANITY!! I do like the idea of changing them out once in a while too. I vote that tomorrow you put up number 5 and let us have a gander at it all big and in-our-faces! :)

Pam Kersting said...

I like #4 first and second choice is #2. good luck!

anita said...

this was hard one and fun..i pick #5..but #4 is a close second...

everything you do is so striking and memorable, i know it will be good!

Jennifer said...

4!

Üdo Ümami said...

i like 3! xoxoxo <3 Üdo

Sue said...

Love #3 and a close second is #5

Tracy said...

I really like the one you have up top right now, #4. The three images are beautiful, work well together and allow your bright title to stand out against the darker sunset colors. All of the individual images are fantastic, but this particular header gets my vote!

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I'm loving 2 and 4, but they're all great! So hard to pick -- good luck making your choice!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Number 5, Linda. It's awesome.

Jennifer said...

I really like #4....

Sharon said...

am with you on this one. number 4 is great already:)
but then so is number 5...ahhh. ok ok, no 4 is my final word.

sealaura said...

Hola! This was tough. I choose #5. They are all pretty cool, but I felt that #5 was classy and reflected your blog the best.

Zelda said...

I like the previous one , it is so dramatic stormy , unusual for tropical scene ... everything is always so pretty and sunny .
I like bold thing ,,,, but it's personal .
have a nice day dear

Janey said...

LOVE #4! I live in the tropics of Queensland, Australia and they are images of where I live- the heliconias, palm trees and the woven palm frond baskets made by the many Torres Strait islanders who live around here. And the colours are so gorgeous!

twentyone-ten said...

4 :)

they are all really nice pic. hard choice.

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

love the new header you finally chose, i was just going to say that one was my fav too :)

Ann said...

Linda the image of the sea is perfect on #1, however I love #4 the most, but it has no image of the sea in there ... so maybe an additional sea image in #4?

Just a thought:)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

They are all pretty amazing to tell ya the truth. I can see your dilemma. But, when all is said and done, #3 has the truest summertime feel for me. The colors seem so vibrant and yet cool - perfect for the beach on a hot summer's day.

2 Stews said...

I like #4...clean and graphic!
Diane

Lorrie said...

Clean lines,
strong graphic,
an almost tangible sense of actually being there,
evoking a faint floral smell of all things tropical...

that's #4, chica.
It's all things island without being overdone!

Boy! I'm ready for an island vacation...right NOW! and my island here DON'T COUNT!
Blessings!

My 5 year old (up with insomnia) says...
o.k. "PICK NUMBER #4 or you can't play with my legos."

Lorrie said...

Also...don't put too much stock in our opinions...Print them all out at the same size...then put them on a table.
Close your eyes.
the first one you open your eyes and look at...
That's the one!
(it might be different then the majority of opinions here.)

Eloise said...

I vote for #3.

But I like all of them! Good luck with your decision!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Okey dokey Kiddos...I put up number 5 for your viewing pleasure...then I'll try 3 and 2 and then all of them.

For me it does help to see them bigger.

Thanks so much for all of your great input! Also the comments about changing some of the pics and font brightness...I'll try that too. Life is about trying, right?

Mrs. Limestone said...

Just by looks, #4 is my favorite. But because this blog is about you and your house, I'd really want to see that rather than the tropical photos. Your home is certainly just as beautiful!

Mindy said...

#4 is Perfect. I love the contrast in both color and texture. I think it really captures the essence of your blog.

It is a dichotomy of simple and exotic.

Beth said...

They are all beautiful, but I have to choose #4. The colors are shared across the pictures, and each photo represents what your blog represents (sun & surf, beauty, and home). I also like the font color, size and position.

Love your blog!!

Manvi said...

Linda! they are all pretty! I especially like #5.

Julie said...

I love No.3 Linda. It's so summery and refreshing. I would replace the third picture for the picture of the bracelet. I love them all though.

MissBliss said...

3 and 5... lovely

Jen Kershner said...

#3 made me want to move right in!

Ms. Tee said...

They're all beautiful, but number #3 and the blues are speaking to me! :)

niartist said...

#2, pick #2~! That photo of the empty glazed pot and leaves is STUNNING! STUNNING I tell you! #2! And please put my name in the hat! :) I'm just dying for some summer to arrive! :)

Visual Vamp said...

I vote for #3.
Love them all.
Love the old one too.
Love you.
xo xo

Brilliant Asylum said...

The plain old windy palm is still my favorite.

Erin Kathleen said...

I love them all but I have to pick #5.

Your pictures make me want to head back to Key West! I love them!

Kristin said...

#6! But all just beautiful images of where I wish I was right this very MOMENT!

Charlene said...

#2 LOVE THE BLUE of the water! And your green writing is great! Love them all really. Just think... you can change them up.

Sharolyn said...

Okay, #3 just really grabbed me, especially the blues in the old lifeguard stand. But, they are all nice and I don't know how easy it is to change but maybe you could run a different one each quarter of the top 4? Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

No.4 hits the tropical spot for me.

Carol

Fifi Flowers said...

NUMBER THREE... which happens to be the current one of the moment... LOVE it!

Centsational Girl said...

#5 is my favorite. Love the staircase and the interior shot. Love your blog, I'm a new follower.

Donna Hargrove said...

I love #3 - the blues, greens, palm tree and water is what I think of when I think "tropical".

windowsshopper said...

I vote for #5. Love your blog!

Tasha said...

#4. It's the most easily readable. But I want it to have the black border around the pictures a la #1.

Joyce said...

Definitely #3 because I identify you with the palm tree photo so that is included and I love the blue photos and the green pot. Nice mix of vibrant tropical colors. The colors make me SMILE and I feel like Dancing..a good thing!
Joyce

Mama K said...

I like number 2. Actually they all look good, but I like to see the outdoor pics mixed with the detail pics, and something about the way the green letters connect the two green pictures... I don't know, it just flows.

I enjoy coming to your blog for the tropical beauty that I do not get here in the northern part of the country. So I gotta have those outdoor pics, of water, palms, and all things warm and sunny. But the details in the homes are what make your pictures so beautiful. So 2 is my choice. You might dd the second line to it, though, telling what you are about... I like that, too.

But I will still come no matter which you decide on.

Teacup Mosaics said...

I'm loving 4. Whichever one you pick they are delish! Hey thanks for the HGTV home tour I agree with you, how did they get some areas so "right" and the others "not quite right" (Okay I'm trying to be nice). ALthough I won't complain if I win:)

Melissa said...

I'm not sure how I missed seeing this before now! I love the photos in #3: the water is so relaxing, I've always loved the photo of the palm tree in the wind, I'm a sucker for ceramic pots, and I love, love, love, the blue and turquoise in the last photo of the group! But I also love the staircase that is in options 5 and 6, and I like that option 5 includes your subtitle. But they all look great--I don't think you can go wrong with any of them!

Laura said...

Number 2. Lovely!

We bloggers love a good giveaway, right?

SarahWhite said...
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SarahWhite said...

Sorry about that...my delete due to a tired brain.

Let me try again. While I love the pics you have up...personally...when I see pics from your house...it makes my heart SING. Yes, sing... :) I love the blues in your TV room, the red in your kitchen...all the artwork in your zebra rug room. And the dog...he makes me laugh. Your home is SO.FULL.OF.REAL.LIFE. That is what I would love to see for your header. And the day I see your beautiful MUG pasted up on my screen...well, I just don't know WHAT I will do. Aren't you glad you asked? snicker. :)

Lauren said...

Go with #4! They all look great though! How lucky to live in
An area with such great scenery.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

How did I miss this post??

I love them all - 1,3,4,5 are my faves. I love how the staircase draws you in.

Now you're making me want a makeover on my little bloggy spot!

Jenelle at ThisLadyBlogs said...

I like 4.

chanteusevca said...

I'm late to this party, catching up on all my blog posts from wonderful blog land and decided to post a comment for a change instead of simply reading and enjoying in anonymity. I'm drawn to several, but love #4 because of the saturation of color and the myriad of textures, especially the last shot in #4. Beautiful!

Tramaine said...

#4!:)I'm from Trinidad and Tobago,and I'm presently studying in lovely Jamaica.Seeing #4 reminded me of home.I love your photo.Truly Caribbean and Saucy!

Tramaine said...

#4!:)I'm from Trinidad and Tobago.Presently studying medicine in Jamaica.I love your photos.Truly they remind me of home.#4 packs tha Caribbean punch for me:)

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