Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Recipe Club - All In One Place Edition

It's Recipe Club Day!!! And I kind of feel like a slacker since I don't have a recipe to share today.  Not going to lie.... "Sleetmageddon" hit North Texas Sunday night and my "cooking" has included things like frozen biscuits (the Mary B's kind are our favorite), turkey dogs and mac and cheese.  Pretty much anything to keep "the natives" happy. hahaha  

I did share some fun recipes last week though, so be sure to check those out!

What I am sharing today is something that's been A LONG TIME in the making.  It's all my recipes in one place! WOO HOO!!!

If you were poking around here at all yesterday afternoon/evening you MAY have noticed some changes happening.  I get lots of emails about finding certain posts and so I've attempted to make things easier to navigate.  Hopefully I was successful! hahaha

If you check out my sidebar, you'll notice all kinds of "category buttons" that you can click on to find what you're looking for.  I've been going back through old posts to categorize them, but it's going to take me a little bit of time to get everything old organized, but going forward I'll be "filing" posts so y'all can find them easily!  

The one button that I'm most excited about is the recipe one!  If you click on it, it will actually bring you to a list of all the recipes I've shared!  At some point I will attempt to split them into categories and add pictures and such - but for now it works :)

So... look for the picture below on the right hand side of the blog and click away!


And while you're clicking, be sure to check out the other categories as well!

Also, I added a "search" button, where if you're looking for something particular, you can type it in and (fingers crossed!) you'll find it.  It's at the VERY BOTTOM of my sidebar.  Please note and applaud my amazing drawing skills. hahaha



One more thing, when I started revising things, it was kind of a snowball effect, so be sure to check out the new "About Us" page AND like the brand new Momfessionals Facebook page!  I'm totally late to the party for this, but better late than never, right??? :)


As with any update, things slip through the cracks, so if you find a typo (GASP!) or a button doesn't seem to be working or there is another weirdness that you think I should know about, let me know. ;)

So, hopefully y'all have been busier in the kitchen than I have been the past couple of days - can't wait to see all of your recipes!!!

Happy Wednesday, Friends!!!

   
   

54 comments:

  1. I'm so excited that you're creating categories!! I have been home sick for several days and was reading old posts on your and Shay's blog and noticed that you didn't have categories, lol! So I'm super excited!!
    Also, and you can obviously not publish this comment if you choose not to, but another blogger I read just posted about how she's had a rough week due to some cruel comments she received about her blog, herself, and her family. This couldn't have come at a more relevant time for me as I received some comments like these in real life and was feeling really down about it. I loved her message (choose courage and keep going when it would be easy to back down and stop blogging to avoid the criticism). Anyway, I'm just wondering how you deal with this when you get negative feedback, which hopefully doesn't occur too often!!

    Anyway, I'm rambling now...have a good Wednesday :)

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  2. Look at the fancy new buttons?!?! I love them!! So cute girl!!!

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  3. Love the new buttons! And the search bar. :) I love your pasta salad recipe and I can't tell you how many times I searched and searched for it before I finally pinned it on Pinterest. Ha ha! Have a great day Andrea!

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    1. I've been meaning to do this FOREVER and hope that it makes it easier for everyone!!! Thanks for the feedback (and for reading!) :)

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  4. Love it! And we have eaten breakfast for dinner I think 4 of the last 4 nights! Ha!!!

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  5. Seeing all those holiday links on the sidebar just makes me heart sing...thank you!

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  6. Ooooo...I love the new look!!! So cute!!

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  7. Love the new layout Andrea. Looking forward to checking it out in more detail. Thanks for the recipe button too. I was looking for the apple spice muffins from last July. You go girl!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie!!! Now I want apple spice muffins :)

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  8. Love the buttons! And I've LOVED your Zuppa Tuscano and Tortellini Soup…both were huge hits in my house! :-)

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  9. Yay! I've searched google before to find some particular old posts of yours. I love the more simple look of your blog. I noticed the green chevron background on the pic above but I am not seeing it on my browser. Just letting you know in case I'm supposed to be seeing it.

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    1. I think that you may not see it based on how "wide" your monitor is. :) I think. hahaha

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  10. Love how much easier this makes to find things... Especially the recipes! Just a suggestion (but I don't know how easy this is to change), when people find a recipe on a blog it's nice to be able to "pin it" and your blog doesn't have that feature. So maybe you could add that to your recipes? Happy Wednesday!

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    1. That's a fantastic idea!!! I need to add that ASAP! Thanks, girly!

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    2. I would love a "pin it" button as well! Would make it a lot easier to save your great ideas! :) I think it's probably easy to set-up??--almost every blog I read has it!

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  11. I love all the categories!!! You are making this slightly OCD mama very happy ; )
    Have a great day!

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  12. Super LOVE the new look and all the categories, so fun and organized!!!

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  13. You're timing couldn't be better!! I just used one of your new buttons to find your post about organizing your makeup! And it worked great!! I'm off to wallyworld after I take one of my three kids to school! Yay!
    Ps- I think you're fantastic!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! I think you're pretty awesome as well :) Good luck at WalMart! Hope you can find the acrylic trays!

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  14. I love love LOVE the categories!!! Just the other day I was on your blog trying to find one of your recipes! Now its one click away:)

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  15. I LOVE that you did this! I find myself scrolling through old post to try and find super easy and delicious recipes you've posted before. Your super simple pasta bake is a staple in our house. I make it every 10 days around here!

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    1. Thank you! So glad that they're easy for you to use and that you're loving the pasta!!!

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  16. Love the new look!! But you know what I'm wondering... how the heck did I miss those pumpkin cream pies?!! And what's even worse is I'm eating strict Paleo right now so they are totally out of the question for me but you can bet I'll be making those soon!! My husband will die, hahaha. :)

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    1. BOO for paleo :) hahaha But I'm sure your husband would LOVE them! They're my husbands FAVORITE!

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  17. I always read blogs on my phone but I pulled out my computer just to see your new layout.... I love it! So clean and fresh.

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    1. Thanks, girl! That (and being able to navigate better!) was my goal!

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  18. Can I just say how excited I am about this post???!!!!! I pretty much have your blog up on my iPad on my kitchen counter at all times, so I can find your easy and delicious recipes! Needless to say, the "search" and "recipe" buttons made. my. day! Thank you!!!

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    1. YAY!!! So glad!!! Thank you! Thank you! thank you!

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  19. I love the new, easy layout! I'm so glad you made it easier to navigate! I've always had to use Google before. Beautiful job, Andrea :) -Jess
    www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

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  20. Thank you, thank you! That tortellini soup is SO good but used to be SOoooooo hard to find! 😍. Jill Crownover

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  21. Lookin good!! I want to do the same to my blog. :-)

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  22. I was just looking for one of your recipes over the weekend. It is like you read my mind! Thanks

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  23. Girl....the new look is fabulous! I love it. I am getting ready to change everything around on mine and I am terrified. I am not good at all of this code stuff so it should be interesting..ha :)

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  24. Hi Andrea! Love the new look of your blog and immediately went to the recipes and wanted the Pumpkin Sheet cake. Well it takes you to the pumpkin mini pies? So just wanted to let you know that one might not be correct. I will wait patiently for that yummy pumpkin cake recipe!!! It looked so good when you posted about it back in October! Thanks and have a great evening!

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  25. LOVE and obsessed with your blog! Can you explain how to do the categories. I want to add some to my blog.

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  26. Love the categories! Maybe you could do one for you kids style too :)

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  27. It's so funny that you just updated the look of your blog because the other day I was watching some old home movies of my son when he was a baby & in one of them he grabs the iPad off of our couch & your "Never Say Never" blog header was on the screen ... Brought me right back to when I first started reading your blog. :)

    Also, were you planning on putting links to your friends' blogs back on your sidebar? I find that so helpful... Not sure if I'm the only one who navigates from blog to blog that way, but still it's a great way for people to find other fun blogs to read. Thanks!

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  28. I'm loving your search function. I have already used it a few times. Thank you for doing all this :)

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