I'm having fun spending my off hours exploring new design ideas for this blog. one of the things I really wanted to look into was a pattern for the background. Recently, while perusing through some old photographs I came across one that really made me do a double take. This photo of my beautiful mother holding a very young newborn me was the inspiration for my new blog background. (Click the photo to zoom in) The divider screen in the background of the photo particularly. Once I'd noticed that, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for, AND has some personal significance because it was quite possibly the very first graphic pattern I'd ever laid my tiny little peepers on.