CAFE: A gathering place. A place of refreshment.

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Monday, June 16, 2008


How do you like the new look here at Carla’s Writing Café? All the credit goes to Ashley and George Weiss from Tekeme Studios. I heard about them from my friend, Mary, after they designed a new blog for her. This amazing couple really knows how to design with the customer’s dream vision in mind. I happened to be one of the winners in a recent contest from Tekeme, but their everyday prices are very reasonable, with exceptional hands-on attention. Plus, they are very fast. Check out their current contest here, and while you’re there, look at some of their blog and website designs. You might be next for a great makeover on your site. THANK YOU, Ashley and George!

Now, to celebrate my good fortunate, I’m giving away a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. That way you may choose to buy books or splurge in the café while writing on your novel. It’s easy to enter. Leave a comment on this post with contact information. I’ll draw for a winner at noon on June 30.

If this is your first time to visit the café, I hope you’ll have a look around and then sign up for an email subscription in the FeedBlitz box in the upper right hand corner. I wouldn’t want you to miss future contests or any café happenings. If you’re a regular here, thank you for your support. You are a dear bunch of friends, coffee afficionados, fellow-writers, and lovers of books. What could be better than that?


Erica Vetsch said...

Love the blog, and I love your new picture too. I'm heading right over to Tekeme's site to see all the lovely designs.

Congratulations on winning the blog design. It's really fabulous.

Julie Lessman said...

Wow, Carla, I love the new digs!! Makes me want to settle in and stay a while with a tall mug of Cinnamon Hazelnut coffee! Great job!


Janna said...

Beautiful blog, love the color scheme!

ryanx6 at msn dot com

Michele Bardsley said...

Wow, Carla! I love the new blog design.

Deborah said...

this is the first time i've stopped by, but i love the look!

Margaret Daley said...

Carla, I really like the new look.


lollipops said...

Beautiful job! I love it! Please enter me in the drawing. :)

vernetlh at yahoo dot com

Patty said...

It's beautiful Carla. It is very inviting and has a comforting appeal that makes me want to just relax and enjoy.

pleblanc_1 at charter dot net

April Erwin said...

Great makeover, Carla! Looks very cozy and inviting. I'm feeling the need for a cup of coffee now. :)

aprilannerwin at yahoo dot com

Melanie Dickerson said...

Your blog is really cool, Carla! I'm going to check out Tekeme right now.

melaniedickerson [at] knology [dot] net.

Carol said...

This is a great looking site. Love it. It's my first time here. I'm a member of OKRWA and write mystery and urban fantasy. Got to check out Tekeme. Come visit my blog some time.

Carol Shenold

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Absolutely beautiful.



Bethany said...

Your new look is wonderful! It feels very comfortable and inviting here!

momofjimmy [at] yahoo [dot] com

Donna M said...

Carla this looks great. I love the colors and the little menu stand on the side is so cute!

runninmama at sbcglobal dot net

Lindsey said...

I love the colors and design - your blog looks great! Please enter me in your drawing... I love Barnes and Noble (who doesn't?)!

Thanks and God bless,

ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

luv2read said...

I like the new makeover. Enter me in the drawing. spowell01(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Myra Johnson said...

Super-cool! A great new look! Makes me want to settle into one of those cute little cafe chairs and have a gabfest with you over a decaf latte!

Anonymous said...

Great-looking design of your site, Carla. This is my first time here and I'd love to be entered in your drawing.

Deborah Piccurelli
DebPiccurelli at verizon dot net

Jo said...

This is my first time here on your blog but I love the look. The colors used are great and all the pictures came out so nice. Please enter me in the drawing.


carla stewart said...

Thank you all for your nice comments. Of course it helps to dangle a carrot in front of you to entice you to visit, but I believe the gift card is a small token to pay for all of you to view the work of Tekeme Studios. And, when you're in the market for a blog design or a knock-out website, maybe you'll contact the folks there.
Keep the comments coming.

Anonymous said...

Carla-- thanks so much for your kind words! We've definitely enjoyed working with you and we're so happy to see so many nice comments about your new look! It's so much fun to give away free blog designs and then see such a great response from visitors!

Thanks for allowing us to serve you! It's a blessing!

And I'd most definitely love to enter the drawing! :o)

ashleyweis23 at gmail dot com

Vickie said...


Love your new look!

I didn't realize you were a member of the Boys R Us club. I've got four sons too.

Vickie said...


Love the new look!

I didn't realize that you were a member of the Boys R Us club. I've got four sons too.

bigguysmama said...

Carla, this is my first visit to your site and I knew what I wanted to share with you about it, until I read all the other posts! They said what I wanted to; comfortable and inviting. The couple who created it did a fantastic job.

In Him,
Mimi B

mnjesusfreak at gmail dot com

Cheryl Shryack said...

Nice blog! I would love a chance to win a Barnes and Noble gift card. Please enter me. My email address is Thanks.

Cheryl Barker said...

Carla, I came over after seeing your comment on TWV2 (agreed very much with what you had to say there). I would love to be included in your contest. I lucked out visiting your site today, huh? :)

ckbarker at gmail dot com

Doreen said...

Wow, I love your blog, looking good! I signed up for an e-mail subscription. :) Please, please draw my name! hehe

Sally Bradley said...

Got to love a contest! And your blog does look great.
sallybradleywrites AT gmail DOT com

stampedwithgrace said...

I like your new look!
how fun :)