Here we go again...

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Help! I'm bored with my blog. Yes, again.

You see, I get tired of certain things very easily (thankfully not the things that count, like my boyfriend or chocolate), and I've been getting kinda sick of looking at the same blog, as pretty as it is (I love my bloggy designer, Daniella!).

So I am considering getting a bloggy makeover, possibly even a new design. One of the new design sites (new to me) I've been liking lately is Rainy Day Template. I really like her designs, particularly Penelope, Emmeline, and Madeleine. Out of those 3, which do you like best? I'm leaning toward Penelope, methinks...

I've also been doing some thinking regarding this blog's features. I don't think I'm going to get rid of my monthly favorites lists, as they're loads of fun to write, but I'm unsure if I want to keep posting weekly Lolcats. What do you think, bloggy readers? Would you mind seeing the Lolcats go the way of the dodo (poor dodos -- what did you ever do other than possess a silly name)?

I kind of want to start new bloggy features, like discussions ... and picture of the week ... and other stuff that I'm still cooking in my brain. Hmm, food for thought.

In other news, and speaking of food, last week I was in search of the best red velvet cupcake in town (town being South Florida). I had never tried one before, so I wanted to make it into a quest of sorts. First I tried the one at Starbucks, which came in its own little box and everything. Behold...


My final verdict? It was pretty much underwhelming -- stale and bland.

Then Ricky took me to this cupcake store in Coral Gables called Buttercream. I had never been there in person before, though Ricky once brought home a vanilla cupcake for me. It was scrumptious! But how would their red velvet cupcake taste? If its appearance meant anything, it sure seemed promising...


Final verdict? It was the best red velvet cupcake I have ever had, which I know is not saying much because it's only the second one I've ever had, but still ... I don't think I'll find one better, at least not in South Florida. It was fluffy and rich and creamy, without being overpowering. It's a delicate balance, achieving the right mixture of lightness and creaminess in a cupcake, but I think Buttercream does a pretty damn good job.

So yep, that's my life right now. I'm looking forward to renting "Up in the Air" today with Ricky -- never got a chance to see it in the theaters! What's new with you? Let me know in the comments!

Don't forget to let me know your favorite bloggy template from the 3 above, and whether or not I should keep the Lolcats around. And while you're at it, why don't you tell me what your favorite cupcake flavor is. :)

8 comment(s):

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

I get bored with things super easily, too, so I can understand you wanting to change (I have to stop myself from doing it every week). I think Madeleine is my favorite, but they all have a clean, simple look which I really like.

Mmmmm, and the cupcakes, oh my! Chris got cake batter ice cream and it tastes EXACTLY like a cupcake! I'm going to get some now!

Annie Cristina said...

@Danielle: I like Madeleine a lot, too! It's my second favorite after Penelope. And cake batter ice cream for the win, oh my stars. I need me some!

Brittany -- said...

Haha I think I'm the Queen of Boredom! haha I change things all the time (like my blog as well--but I switch sites like to Blogger, then to Wordpress, then to Tumblr... I mean I've tried it ALL!) :)) I <3 Penelope & Madeleine (but I think Penelope is my fav as well :)) ) I would totally keep your favorites (I <3 them!) & I'm not a huge huge fan of the Lolcats personally... but I mean ... it's your decision :)) & but for other ideas (I mean I try & think of different things) like maybe what your fav style is (like the one you did about the perfume ... but maybe like with dif stuff ... & or like I did the KStew thing ;)) ) ummm also you can post songs that you like/listen to (which you do already ... but maybe when you don't have anything else to write...) & just stuff like that ;P I mean I'm HUGE HUGE HUGE into The Runaways movie! (like obsessed haha & it's not even out yet ;P) so that's what most of my post are about now... but maybe you can do stuff like that or when you see a movie do your own review... etc. But ... anyways, my fav cupcake are chocolate & or vanilla (I'm plain/simple) :)) I also understand your "boredom" I mean you once told me I'm like a snake since I change so much ... haha (like my Twitter & my blog -- but I'm trying really hard to keep it this time! ) :))

I'm excited to see what you chose/what happens!!!! :))

ur bloggy friend
--Brit

p.s. thanks ... I get excited when someone tells me I look like her ;P

Malia said...

I think the last template is best :)

As far as lolcats, I think if you like cats you should keep doing it. After all, it's your blog, right?

I always like discussions that relate to the bloggers personal life and I always like your stories/poem Ana. They are beautiful.

Marc said...

Penelope gets my vote. I also like your current layout though.

Keep the lolcats. They r win.

I don't remember the last time I had a cupcake. Stupid diabetes :(

Change keeps things interesting. Constant change gets old. It's a delicate balance :)

Rasha said...

I get bored easy too hahaha... and I like them all but the first is really cute... keep doing what ou want, its your blog... and yummm i love cupcakes. any kind

Micaela said...

i was thinking madeleine but i do love the penelope one as well. I love your blog design but i understand the feeling of getting bored... i am wanting to get 3 columns and i try and follow the directions but i can not for the life of me, figure them out lol i should see about going with a template.

you know i've never gone to a cupcake shop? i am TOTALLY missing out! these look delish :)

have a fantastic weekend love! xoxo

Meg said...

i like emmeline, very understated and beautiful. and red velvet cupcakes? mmm i still have yet to try one!