Get Ready for Some Changes!

Changes, they are a comin’ here at Annie’s Eats.  The longer I blog and as my readership continues to grow, I realize it is time for a new look and some changes to make the site even more user-friendly.  Since I am the opposite of tech savvy and have neither the patience nor the time to do this myself, I have found a fabulous designer to help make this vision a reality.  I can’t say for certain what day the new site will go live, but it should be within the next couple of weeks and I can’t wait to share it with you all!  In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at my new logo and the new blog design.


Huge thanks to Ryan of 2nd Street Creative.  You have been truly wonderful to work with and I don’t know what I would have done without your help!

98 Responses

  1. I’m looking forward to this new desing! Even if I love the actual 😉
    Thanks for what you do, Annie, it’s wonderful, I’m reading your blog from Montpellier, south of France, and I love it, it reminds me of my year in the US 🙂

  2. Congrats- I’m excited! 🙂

  3. I love the new design 🙂 Can’t wait til it goes live!!!

    xoxo
    Ai

  4. 1great new design. very exciting!!

  5. Excited to see your new look!

  6. I can’t imagine your site getting better. I love it already! But I can’t wait.

  7. how do I get to your beginning blog entries? I just found your site recently and love it and would like to go back to the beginning. will your new set up show how to get old, old posts?

  8. Looking forward to the new look… the sneak peak looks great!

  9. So, so happy and excited for you Annie. I just love your recipes and ideas. Can’t wait to see your new site.

  10. Can’t wait to see your new blog! (Love your current one, too)! Congrats!

  11. I wondered how long before this would happen. I love following your blog and that you have to share. Your pictures are always so well done and I always get excited at trying one of your many recipes. Congrats and good luck in your new venture.

  12. Wow! I thought your design was great now, but wow! Looking forward to it!

  13. This is exciting news… can’t wait!

  14. I love the new design!

  15. Very happy for you Annie…and for the rest of us! I look at your site daily and use your posted recipes often. Just wondering if maybe you’ll have a way for readers to have their own recipe box to save recipes in, i.e. Allrecipes? Seriously, that’s how often I use it. Thanks for doing all this work. You are appreciated.

  16. LOVE the new look! You have to be so excited. Can’t wait to see all the changes! I’ve never commented before, but I really enjoy your recipes and photos and overall simple approach to food. It’s a pleasure to read.

  17. I love it. Best wishes

  18. ohh i’m really excited to see your new blog design! it looks great!

  19. Annie – I love the new look. I can’t wait. You are an awesome blogger and I enjoy reading your site daily.

  20. love that new design;) I already love your blog, so can’t even imagine it being better!!! looking forward to it!

  21. Congratulations! I love the rebrand!

  22. So pretty! I can’t wait to see it!

  23. It looks great so far! Love the old cookbook look! Changes are always exciting!
    Will look forward to it.
    Lisa

  24. Love it already! Can’t wait!

    And congratulations to you for the investment in yourself, your brand, and your readers – I know that can be a difficult (or expensive! – or both) step to take!

  25. I can’t imagine how it could be better….I am addicted to your blog and have caused several others to have a serious Habit. Can’t wait to see what’s in store…

  26. I really like the new look!!

  27. Can’t wait to see it up! Looks awesome and love the new logo! Nice job, Annie and Ryan!

  28. It is going to be better than ever Annie, wishing you the best ! Thanks for a great blog : )

  29. Love the new logo! I am frequently recommending your site to friends and readers. It’s wonderful. Thanks for all you do.

  30. Congrats! Your setup is already so wonderful so I can’t wait to see the upcoming changes!

  31. I’ve just recently discovered your blog & love it! You give some great stuff & I’m excited to try some of them out! And in reading more, I’ve learned that you are in Indy! I’m up north in Valpo. 🙂

  32. great news!! I know i am addicted to your blog!!!!!! Its a daily routine of mines!

  33. The sneak peek looks fabulous! I think I need to make a change too!

  34. At first when I read the title of this post, I thought you were going to stop blogging. I’m so glad it’s a design revamp instead! I don’t know what I’d do without Annie’s Eats.

  35. I’m one of your BIGGEST fans, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Annie’s Eats! I use one of your recipes at least once a week and you have yet to fail me :); my husband has made a couple of your cheesecake recipes! I’m constantly posting recipe links to your page on Facebook; LOL, my last comment was for your taco bowls, I wrote in the message area “I LOVE Annie’s Eats! I’d like to meet Annie in person; she seems like an amazing, down to earth women. She’s an OB/GYN with a young child of her own…it amazes me that she has time to cook, let alone update a blog M-F!”

    Eager to see the New Annie’s Eats!

  36. Very cool! Can’t wait to see the new site in all it’s glory.

    On another side note, I was just wondering if your ears were burning? I met a lovely couple, Larry and Janelda B. who mentioned that you are good friends with their daughter. Small World!

  37. I’ll be looking forward to it.

  38. I love what I’m seeeing just from this little snapshot – I can’t wait to see the finished product! Good for you doing a redesign. Though I love it as is, we all need a fresh start now and then. I’m thinking of doing one myself. Anyway, thanks for sharing this little peek! I love your blog, Annie, and am looking forward to the new design.

  39. As a designer and food blogger, I think the new design is great!! I love the feel of it! And of course, I love reading your blog!

  40. Oh wow! Very nice. And really, I didn’t think it could get better. What a treat this will be…

  41. love it, love it, love it!!! I can hardly wait to see it!!

  42. How exciting! Can’t wait to see the end result.

  43. Love the new look! Can’t wait to see it in action!

  44. Oh I thought you were an OB too. lol Guess I read wrong. I couldn’t imagine your blog looking better, congrats on the new look! I am excited to see it. Ever since I have found your site, I look at it daily! Thanks for sharing!

  45. Annie, I think that you and your site are perfect just the way they are, but no matter what your site looks like, I will be there, checking to see what amazing recipes you post next. Many thanks to you for sharing your love of food (especially desserts!).

  46. Woo Hoo! Your new logo is fantastic! I love your site, your recipes, you’re writing style and your photos. When i need a recipe, I know yours will work perfectly for taste and presentation and i know I can read them and figure out what to do. Honestly I bake so much more because of your blog!

  47. I love the new desing!! can’t wait!!
    Congratulations on your blog, from Buenos Aires, Argentina I read it every day!

  48. it looks fantastic! ryan is the BEST! he did my logo for my photography business and he’s so great to work with. i can’t wait to see everything when it’s done! 🙂

  49. By the way, I think that you blog is by far the most reader-friendly out of all the food blogs as it is! But the new one looks nice and I’m sure it will be just as user-friendly!
    good luck 🙂

  50. Im so excited to see the new site!! Looks amazing!

  51. oooh! that looks lovely..can’t wait to see the rest of it!! Happy Thursday:)

  52. Wow! That looks great, a perfect upgrade!

    I echo Michelle’s sentiments – I’m married to a third year and cannot possibly understand how a resident has this much time! You are superwoman!

  53. Thanks for sharing such wonderful goodness with the blogging world. I love you recipes and can’t wait to see the new look!

  54. I already like the current layout, but the new layout looks quite lovely as well!

  55. I love your current look, but your new look seems pretty fabulous as well. Congrats on the changes. 🙂

  56. Looks amazing from what you have shown thus far. So excited for you! I’ve told tons of people about your blog, it’s great to hear your following continues to grow… you deserve it!

  57. I love the new design, especially the whisk. Very cute. I’m looking forward to the big reveal.

  58. Looks terrific! Love your site, Annie. Can’t wait to see what the future holds!

  59. ooh, I love it! I can’t wait to see the real deal 🙂

  60. OMG…it looks sooo fabulous. I can’t wait to see the facelift! yipee!

  61. love it already! very grown up and sophisticated but still fun.

  62. It doesn’t matter the face of your blog. I love it!!!
    I write you, and follow you from Spain. I invite you to know my blog. I were really pleasured if you visit me.
    Mglòria

  63. I can’t wait to see it live! It’s gorgeous- I love the logo, very sophisticated, yet fun!

  64. I can’t wait! Your blog has, in recent weeks, become one of my go-to’s. I love it.

  65. Looks great and oh so yummy!!! You caught my attention!

    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

  66. Just wanted to leave you a little note to let you know…
    The reason why I love your site so much… is not only for all the wonderful recipes I find, try, and love… but you also have one of the most user-friendly attractive sites..
    So an even MORE user friendly one??
    I cant wait to see it!

  67. Annie, you are truly amazing. I love the old logo and I love the new logo. Your recipes always turn out great too. How do you possibly do it all?
    My hats off to you!

  68. I love it! Can’t wait to try out the new recipes you post on the beautiful new site.

  69. Loves it! Can’t wait 😀

  70. Fun new design! Your site is a favorite of mine. Best wishes with the changes!

  71. Looks Great! Excited for you!

  72. I love your blog and think it’s wonderful that your site is getting a makeover! Is the new site going to have a recipe index? That would be awesome. I would probably then find even more great recipes from your site that I would love to make.

    • A full recipe index is a huge undertaking that I unfortunately do not have time for, but there will be an easier way to access the older recipes.

  73. Looking forward to seeing it!

  74. Annie – Looking forward to your new site. If this one is “improved” I can’t imagine what you have in store for us. The old one is great. I’m hooked.
    Lori

  75. Yeaaaaaa! Can’t wait to see your new space….Congrats Annie! 🙂

  76. It looks great! You should look into having an iphone app :]

  77. Think the new logo is great and love the the slogan, so appt!

  78. FREAKING IN LOOOOOOOVE WITH THIS!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    • Haha, I saw this and was like, “Wow, that’s a lot of smiley faces!” Then I see – it’s Bobbi! Miss you SO much lady.

  79. The new design will be wonderful! May I suggest that you add a “print recipe” funtion your older recipes? I have looked at your entire site and used many of your earlier recipes. I would greatly appreciate the ability to print those recipes. For some reason, your website prohibits the cut & paste option. Thanks!

    • You can suggest it but some things are easier said than done. I create each printer-friendly version manually and there are hundreds of recipes. I update them as possible but I’m only one person.

    • And I cut and paste all the time without problems!

  80. See if you can’t keep the current color scheme with the new design. I love all the greens and blues and yellow makes my eyes sore.

    And did you know dark blue actually makes you hungrier? It’s weird, but it could work. 😛

    /<3

  81. Yup, I can cut and paste too with no problem! I also find it easy to search your site using the categories drop-down and search box. I know how time-consuming blogging can be, so this is fine for all of us addicts! I, for one, would much rather that you spent your available time cooking and posting about the fabulous results! Good luck with the new design – quite retro? But looks great

  82. gawgeous 🙂

  83. Hopefully it will all go smoothly. I’ve been through two. First one brutal, the next one rather flawless. (I did the second one myself, surprisingly!). Both were worth it!

  84. Love the new look!

  85. New site looks great! I’m fresh out of college and your site has been an amazing resource for weeknight meals! It’s become an almost daily routine to search your blog for that night’s dinner recipe, which gets forwarded to my roommates for approval. My whole apartment are huge fans!

  86. How exciting! Can’t wait to see the new look.

  87. Does anyone know how I can stop receiving replies from my comments to my email address ? Thanks.

  88. i love it! looks great and suits you very well – or anyway what i have in my mind for you since i don’t really know you, sometimes i forget that :]

  89. Oh wow, it looks fabulous I can’t wait to see all the changes! 🙂

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