spring cleaning – new blog design

Part of my spring cleaning this year included some decluttering of the blog. My goal was to remove the noise and focus on my content and photography. The Foodie Genesis Child Theme by Shay Bocks was exactly what I was looking for to simplify my design and highlight my content. Hats off to Shay as the theme was incredibly easy to customize and very cleanly designed. For someone who does the design legwork herself, it’s always a pleasure to be able to work with concise and organized design files. As I finish up the final tweaks (including a new logo design!), I wanted to make sure to point out all of the new features designed with YOU in mind.

Site Design

Let’s get social!

Our right sidebar includes links to all of the social media sites that we post to. In addition to blog content, we use sites like Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to share our day to day happenings. You’ll get a look into our food and travel adventures and we promise that there will never be a shortage of cute cat photos thanks to our favorite feline, Gabby Elizabeth.

Weekly Newsletter

Did you know that we send out a weekly newsletter? It’s a once a week email highlighting our recipes of the week. I also throw in either a past recipe or current adventures as an extra bonus for our subscribers. We do not believe in spam (emails or the food) and will never sell your information. Use the quick form on the right sidebar to sign up today!

Site Design

Pin to Pinterest

If you hover over any one of our images, you’ll find a black push pin pops up in the upper left corner. This allows you to conveniently pin any of our content to Pinterest to come back to at a later date.

CliqueMe

Have you heard about CliqueMe? You may have seen it pop up on some of your favorite food sites like Tastespotting. We’ll be sharing some more detailed information in the very near future, but go ahead and give those buttons a try.

Site Design

Share the love!

Have you found something on our site that you think your friends and family would love? We’ve added some social media icons to the bottom of each post that allow you to easily share our content with your friends. Sharing with others is the kindest feedback that you could give us. Comments also totally make our day, but you already knew that!

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Browse + Search

We’ve added a new feature to our Recipe Index. You can now easily browse through posts by both tags and date. If you know what you’re looking for, you can also search by specific terms using the search bar.

New Image Index

Recipes have also been conveniently indexed by categories using an image thumbnail. This allows you to visually browse our recipe database to find your next great kitchen adventure.
 

Tell us what you think!

Your feedback is always appreciated. Is there anything we can do to make your time on our site more enjoyable? Let us know what you think!

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