I actually didn’t think I was going to be able to fit in a new blog design for February. However I got the designing bug after creating a new design for April over at My Fitness World. Right after I finished up hers I moved on to mine and just couldn’t wait until February to get it up. So here it is a day early!
I was ready to move from the wintery feel of the last theme to the celebration of “Love”! Perfect fit for my “Love Is In the Air” gift basket coming tomorrow. I hope you are ready, don’t forget to stop by and enter. The giveaway will be running during the entire month of February, with a chance to enter every day.
In addition to my new theme you may have also notice a few other changes this past week. I’ve created a new blog button. With my ever changing blog designs I needed something a little more neutral then the pink one I had before. Feel free to grab it and replace your old one if you have been so kind to add to your blog.
Also if you are already a facebook fan you probably would not have noticed the cool Welcome Page I created thanks to a great tutorial by Rachel at Following in My Shoes. If you have been wanting to create one and just didn’t know how to get started her tutorial is PERFECT! You can see my new Facebook Welcome Page here. Would love your comments on it. If your having trouble with your own shoot me an email maybe I can help you out.
I’ve also added a new tag line to my blog Shibley Smiles…a smile a day! That is because I’m a firm believer that you must smile at least once a day!(source: http://www.thercg.org/youth/articles/0101-s.html)
- 72% of people think of those who smile frequently as being more confident and successful.
- 86% of people say that they are more likely to strike up conversations with strangers if they are smiling.
- Bosses are 12% more likely to promote people who smile a lot.
- Research shows that 65% of communication is non-verbal (many claim an even higher percentage).
- Non-verbal communication comprises facial expressions, eye movement, gestures, posture, and all other bodily signs—primarily facial expressions.
- The effects of a smile are so powerful that even a smile on the telephone produces positive results.
- When someone comes into a room, people are automatically drawn to their face, and a smile provides a warm greeting.
- Studies show that happiness is a by-product of smiling, not the other way around as most people assume.
- Research shows that when two people in conversation use the same kind of body movements and gestures (such as smiling), they will experience greater empathy for each other, which they may not even consciously notice.