New (to Me) Blogger on the Block Thursday

by Cate on March 24, 2006

So, hmmm … notice anything different around here? ;) I’ve been working with a wonderful (and patient) web designer over the past month to give Sweetnicks a slight facelift. My main intention was to get the site into three columns to make it a bit easier to highlight certain sections, but once that started, I decided to change some other things as well. Hope y’all like it! When setting it up, we went with what would look best across the browsers the majority of visitors use, so if something doesn’t seem right on your screen, just drop me a line. I’ve also added a few more items to the Sweetnicks store, with more to follow, so be sure and check it out. And if any of you need a referral for a fantastic web designer, drop me a line – she’s a gem.

Nicholas had a babysitter for a little bit tonight, so The Husband and I just grabbed a quick bite to eat at a diner, so I ended up not Rediscovering My Library tonight, but it will resume next week, I promise.

Next up is this week’s nod for New (to Me) Blogger on the Block Thursdays … introducing The Winemakers’ Wife. First of all, any time someone thinks pork fat is not only a good thing, but an aphrodisiac, we’ve got to pay attention, and with their recent herb garden planting, I know SOMEONE is going to be interested in this blogger. And lastly, she and The Boy get Giada and the whole experience of food. Check out her site when you get a chance.

If any of you are in the Tri-State area and up for a field trip this weekend, don’t forget that Saturday is Grillin’ on the Bay in Brooklyn, an honest-to-goodness BBQ competition that features some of the top BBQ champions from around the country. You can find details on White Trash BBQ’s site, and he’s one of the many who is going to be there (in addition to running it). I don’t think I’m going to make it, but it looks like The Husband will be heading on over there to do some intrepid reporting for you guys. Anyone else going?

OK folks, all for tonight. Until tomorrow…

A year ago today … it was sad day for Sara fans.

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Kalyn March 24, 2006 at 3:35 am

I love the new look. I am so jealous of the 3 columns. I want that too.


Cate March 24, 2006 at 3:36 am

Kalyn – you, too, can join the three-column group. ;) I know just who can help you…. :)


MonkeyBites March 24, 2006 at 3:39 am

Wow! I absolutely love the new retro design. So cute.
One thing i’ve been trying to do on my own website…the recipe index. How in the world is that accomplished?


Cate March 24, 2006 at 3:40 am

Monkey Bites – glad you like it. The index is simple – drop me a line and I’ll send you the code.


Sylvie March 24, 2006 at 3:43 am

Gorgeous, just simply gorgeous. I, like everyone else, love the new look. It’s so fresh and inviting.


Sheri March 24, 2006 at 3:45 am

Love the changes!


Marianne March 24, 2006 at 3:49 am

Why, the redesign looks just lovely, Cate! One of these days I’m going to have to pretend I have a grown up blog and spruce things up. Very nice!


WhiteTrashBBQ March 24, 2006 at 4:20 am

Wow – the site looks great. It reminds me of a candy store. Very inviting.

Thanks for the plug on the BBQ contest – it should be a lot of fun.

One comment on the redesign, I couldn’t find a spot to post a comment without reading the previous comments – can you make a quick link to post?

Feel better.


The Wine Makers Wife March 24, 2006 at 4:21 am

WAH! So honored! Thanks so much for the nod!! You deserve a link on my site. Love the web design and appreciate your support!! -Sara


Rose March 24, 2006 at 4:41 am

I like the re-design. It’s cute and easier to read. It makes me feel like I should try to re-design/upgrade my own. Hmmm…

Greyhounds are so beautiful. Btw, nick seems to be growing a mile a minute :-)


Jennifer March 24, 2006 at 5:32 am

It’s beautiful! But, I don’t even want to know how much it cost. Whoever you found did a wonderful job!


Erika March 24, 2006 at 1:50 pm

The new look is stunning! Your patience with the web designer was so worth it. Love it, love it, love it!


sher March 24, 2006 at 4:18 pm

WOW!!! This looks great! It’s very easy to read and visually appealing. Great job!


Stacy March 24, 2006 at 5:16 pm

Wow, I love love love the new look!

And as always, I thoroughly enjoy your blog posts. I’m a regular lurker, come almost every day :)


Cate March 24, 2006 at 5:51 pm

Thanks, Sylvie and Sheri – I really like it too!

Mrs. Canada – I know just who can help you. ;)

WhiteTrashBBQ – have a fantastic time at the competition, and make sure to bring back a trophy for us all to see!

The Wine Makers Wife – thanks for dropping by!

Rose – Beau is definitely a beautiful dog, albeit a very lazy one, but that’s they’re style. Hard to believe Nicholas is almost 4, huh? It does go by really fast!

Jennifer – thank you!

Erika – LOL. It was the web designers’ patience with ME, believe me. She did an awesome job and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

sher – thanks for dropping by!

Stacy – now I know how to bring out you lurkers, just redesign the site. ;) Glad you like it!


Mona March 24, 2006 at 6:56 pm

cate i love it love it love it love it! i can’t say that enough times. it’s awesome! my site is in the works too and you’re further inspiring to me to harrass my friend who’s gonna take on the immense task of making me and my blog happy at a ha!
happy friday!


Nancy March 25, 2006 at 5:40 pm

Oh yeah! I noticed it right away……..what’s not to notice! It is great and so easy to read……thanks


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