Bev Cooks New Site Design!

It’s heeeeere! I have a new WEBSITE DESIGN, omg. F f f finally.

And also, welcome to the most Inception-y post you may ever see. Photos of my new site, on my new site. The new logo, right under the new logo. The new menu bar, right under the new menu bar. Part of an ad, right next to an ad. We should probably just go ahead and pour a glass of wine. You know what, just hand me the bottle.

I am obnoxiously thrilled over this redesign. The stripped-down look and feel is exactly what I’d hoped for. I wanted nothing more than a simple, easy-to-use, no-frill blog that you can get around quickly and find exactly what you want.

Let’s take a quick tour, shall we?

search bar

New logo! My girl Michelle at Mockingbird Creative was the brains behind this entire project. She’s ridiculously talented, can rock smokey eyeliner like nrobrooodry, and can write the poppiest country song in like, five minutes flat. She was actually in Aaron’s old country band back in the day! I actually used to play music with her, too. I actually even lived with her for a few summer months in my mid-20s. She once folded my tube tops in hysterics, “These look like tiny dishrags, Bev! TINY DISHRAGS.” If I tried to put on a tube top post twins I’d cry until 2074.

So! Check out the menu bar at the top. There’s a section for Food, Family and DIY. Sumpin’ fer errrone. And can we just look at that search bar? It’s visible, it’s long, it actually says search. Big time, you, guys.

features and about me box

If you take a looksie over to the left, you’ll see a little column of my current features! So if you’re like, “Wait, what was that old recipe she was talking about how she thought canned clams were going to give her night terrors?” – bam, Rewind Recipes. Or if you’re like, “What was that one Flotsam post about that brie and tomatoes malarkey in cornbread, and involuntary chest punches?”- pow, Friday Flotsam. Or if you’re like, “Hey what was that one thing she said about one pregnant leg being on one side of the Mississippi, and the other leg on the other side?” – biggidy, Thoughts. Or if you’re like, “Remember that time she started a Snoopits series and forgot all about it?” – boom, Snoopits.


How about, under the Food category, there’s an actual working recipe index with pretty little thumbnails right below of the recipe archives. Well, except I forgot chicken. How does one forget chicken? I’ll email Michelle in a few minutes.

Alsoooo, now it’s crazy easy to subscribe to my posts. AND you’ll probably even GET my posts because I switched mail services. Winners for days.

My About Me page is thorough, up to date, contains my promotional video, and probably a photo of ze babies. Wat UP.

So there you have it! Noodle around a bit. Play with it. Try shooting me an email if ya want. I’d love to hear any and all feedback you have! I will say, one thing I spaced on was a printing option, so we’ll get that tackled shortly. Right . . . right after this glass of wine.

I’ll never be able to thank Michelle enough for designing such a clean and tidy space for me. And thank you to YOU for coming here and making it possible for me to HAVE this little clean and tidy space. I sure do dig you all.

Now, how about a refill?


28 Responses to Bev Cooks New Site Design!

  1. Amy @Very Culinary March 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm #
    Love. It.
  2. Nardi March 10, 2015 at 1:49 am #
    Looks great, love your realism!!!
  3. Sune Moolman March 10, 2015 at 4:22 am #
    It is absolutely stunning! Congratulations!! Also loving the new profile pic. :)
  4. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen March 10, 2015 at 8:06 am #
    Looks fabulous!
  5. Aggie March 10, 2015 at 9:37 am #
    yea!!! Love it Bev!!
  6. Jenny March 10, 2015 at 9:48 am #
    LOVE!!!! Great job!!!!!!
  7. Meg March 10, 2015 at 10:09 am #
    Very crisp, clean, user friendly...awesome. I'll be on the lookout for the chicken...... :)
  8. Emily @ Life on Food March 10, 2015 at 10:25 am #
    Checking it out now!
  9. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog March 10, 2015 at 11:13 am #
    So exciting!!
  10. Teresa March 10, 2015 at 11:26 am #
    Congrats Bev! Love your style & absolutely adore following you and du-babes on Instagram! xoxoxo
  11. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 10, 2015 at 11:53 am #
    Dude. This site is gorgeous!! Crisp, clean and delicious just like you.
  12. Heidi @foodiecrush March 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm #
    its like you got a facelift without the swelling and horrid scars! Gorgeous look and new home for you. Can't wait to see you vibe in your new home ;)
  13. Jessica March 10, 2015 at 2:09 pm #
    LOVE. love love love.
  14. Jackie {The Beeroness} March 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm #
    I LOVE IT! and that logo is fantastic.
  15. Rachel Cooks March 10, 2015 at 4:53 pm #
    LOVE it!
  16. Abby March 10, 2015 at 6:34 pm #
    I ADORE the new site, Bev! It's kinda amazing. <3
  17. Heather Christo March 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm #
    Beautiful, Beautiful! I am so excited for you Bev and by the way- your hair color is gorgeous.
  18. Rachel King March 10, 2015 at 9:08 pm #
    Awesome!! I love the look and your crazy use of language? Keep it up girlie!!!
  19. AmyRuth March 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm #
    Love it Bev! Makes more for simplicity and fluffy thighs :'0 eeeeeek
  20. Jamie March 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm #
    This may be something you can't control but I would love to see YOU and your features in the left sidebar before I had to scroll down past some ads. Otherwise, it's da bomb!
  21. Katie March 11, 2015 at 3:37 pm #
    Looks good, pretty lady!
  22. Ashley March 11, 2015 at 9:47 pm #
    Love it, girl!!! Looking HAWT!
  23. Heather March 12, 2015 at 6:31 am #
    Love it. I only recently found your blog. I tend to read it on the bus ride to work. I got a few weird looks the other day as I was giggling uncontrollably. Thanks for that. The new set up is great...if only there were chicken recipes.
  24. Dede March 13, 2015 at 3:51 am #
    It's lovely but it still won't stretch on an iPad. Print is small and light so it's hard for me to read. I love your blog though.....I'm just having a hard time reading it.
    • Bev Weidner March 13, 2015 at 5:53 am #
      I'll let my tech girl know! Thank you for the heads up!
  25. Jessica @ Stuck On Sweet March 13, 2015 at 4:28 pm #
    Lookin' good! Love the simplicity - makes your beautiful photos stand out!
  26. Caitlin March 20, 2015 at 12:47 pm #
    Love it!
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