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Blog Design for Magnolia Cottage

I have been busy designing blogs lately.  Patti contacted me after seeing Kitty's Blog design I created.
If you visit Kitty, she now has a .dot com blog address.
Patti wanted a cottage look, soft and romantic.
After several attempts, we arrived at something perfect for Patti...Very relaxing and pretty.
She knew she wanted pink, green and silver.

Be sure to visit Patti's blog and say hello.  She always welcomes  fellow bloggers. One of Patti's followers, Jonni from Jasper's Cottage is also looking for a new design.  It's on the back burner for awhile, but in time, she will have a new look.

I have also been busy designing a new blog for myself to showcase some of the blog designs I have done.
Come over and see what I am working on. My Fairy Blog Mother.
The names comes from fellow bloggers, whom I have done designs for or helped with tweaking their blogs. They call me the Fairy Blog Mother.  Unfortunately that name wasn't available, hence A Blog Fairy.
I still have some tweaking to do.
Most of the comments are left  off, so if you want to comment on anything, feel free to comment here on Life and Linda

An easy summer dessert, especially with a Patriotic theme is Summer Velvet Parfaits.

Just take a basic white cake mix and divide the batter in two after mixing.  Add blue food coloring to one half of the batter and then add red to the other remaining batter.  Bake them in a 8 inch cake pan for about 25-30 minutes @ 350..  Let cool and then cut the cakes into cubes.  Use a parfait glass, wide rim wine glass and layer the cakes with whipped cream, blueberries and raspberries.  Pretty easy to do....Enjoy~

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Hello, welcome to LifeandLinda. I am from Northern California. I enjoy blogging, Designing Blogs, Decorating, cooking, entertaining, gardening and clogging. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Fantastic design! And, that dessert looks so festive and yummy.

  2. AnonymousJune 25, 2014

    You are indeed a fairly blogmother! I absolutely love my new design, and I look forward to many years of writing at such a beautiful, inspiring place.

    Thank you for working your magic on my blog.

    I will look forward to seeing what you create for Jonni. I know it will be beautiful.

    The easy peasy dessert sounds yummy!!

    Have a great day,

  3. Wow! That Uptown Acorn blog design is the "bomb". Lol! Seriously, you do a terrific job. Now all I need is to get you to help with how to market and allow more advertising on the blog. xo

  4. Beautiful designs, Linda! You are very talented!

  5. Love it Linda- you came up with a great look once again! The dessert looks good- great idea with the food coloring!

  6. Good morning dear Linda! You are keeping creatively busy! Isn't this a great summer so far? I hope you are getting some rain in your area, but in the meantime, you are weaving magic for others! Enjoy! Anita

  7. I love the new design at Magnolia Cottage, Linda. It's so warm and inviting! You really have a talent for inviting people in :)
    I like your dessert too, and of course, whenever berries are involved, I'm in! Hope your cold is gone, dear friend. Talk soon. xoxo

  8. You're the best, Linda! You're always so helpful and getting to talk to you on the phone was so personal. I would recommend you to anyone!
    Your dessert looks so pretty and easy, too. xo

  9. Fantastic blog design Linda
    You are extremely talented at many things but they all benefit from your attention to getting the smallest detail right.
    Your deseert looks so good but in a way it would be a shame to demolish it and eat it . . . lol

    Hugs ~ Eddie

  10. Another great design, Linda! I know these ladies and their readers really appreciate your skill and talent!

    FUN dessert!!!!!!!!

  11. Beautiful work, Linda, but I wouldn't expect anything less from you. If I ever come back on a regular basis, I will definately be calling on you.

  12. You do excellent work! One of these days when I get rich, I'll have to have you create a new design for me. I like my current design, but I've had it for a long time now.

    That parfait looks really good!

  13. Post is very nice .... thanks
    Amazing you idea New Home Decoration Design


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