Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful?

It's time that ol' Rook Dawg got a new look.

When Rookie Cookie came to be two and a half years ago, I was a novice in the kitchen. I loved to cook, eat and read about food, but I wasn't confident in the kitchen. This blog became a great avenue to increase my knowledge, stretch my abilities and open me up to a whole new world of food blogs.

Now I feel confident in the kitchen. My knowledge of the properties of ingredients has increased and so has my blog friend base. Since Rookie Cookie has grown up over the last two years, my graphic design slave/sister thought it was time that we went for a more grown up look. After taking a good look at this blog, I agreed.

So here is my new look. I think it is a bit more "grown up". Not so rookie. I hope you enjoy.

On the right side bar are two new buttons, ripe for the picking. If you already have my button, thanks and you are welcome to exchange it for a new one. If you want to keep the old one, be my guest. It will still bring you back to Rookie Cookie.

Megan, you are a master. Thank you for taking the time to spruce up what needed sprucing. I wish I could tell my readers and blog friends that you are taking on new clients right now. You have a true talent for this graphic design stuff.

28 comments:

mjhenrie said...

wow. i love it. i totally thought that i'd come to the wrong place at first, but now it feels so familiar. is that a little deep for a blog? it's true, nonetheless.

ec said...

that was actually me ... my sis in law is visiting, and i keep logging into her stuff. this included. sorry!

Kalli Ko said...

love it

Sarah said...

LOVE! The new look!

Sparks said...

I am awesome.

Shanicherie said...

Megan, you ARE awesome and Whitney, it looks wonderful! I get so excited when you've posted!

Jessica said...

Megan is awesome.

Jessica said...

p.s. I just noticed your button says "elevensies." Be still my Lord-of-the-Rings-Loving Heart.

NatTheFatRat said...

All hail Sparkles! The site is a beauty. You girls are all so talented it makes me sick.

Melanie said...

I would hire your sister in an instant. LOVE the new look!

keely steger said...

Beautiful! Very springy and happy. Stealing a button right now!

Krista ... said...

oooo! so pretty and shiny and new! i like!

Ashley Thalman said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!! So much

Alicia said...

Your site is beautiful! I'll bet stuff will taste even better from such a cute template... :)

Co Co said...

What a great look! It's fun and beautiful! I love it!

AzĂșcar said...

Love it! Yay, Sparks!

Mike and Jill said...

Niiice! Love the new look!
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Lars said...

Megan does such an amazing job! I also like your new picture Whitney.

Emily said...

Very bright and refreshing. Makes me desperately wish for spring! Love it!

[Morgan] said...

good crap. i love it.

Winder said...

Megan is amazing. She does fantastic work. Love it!

Barbara Bakes said...

Great new look! So fun and original!

Emily said...

So sassy! I like it.

Nama said...

I love your new look! The colors are sophisticated and fantastic, and that picture of you is beautiful! Congrats on your new look. :)

Nicole Shelby said...

Looks Fantastic!

Bridgett said...

I love the look as it is very warm and welcoming!

rookie cookie said...

Thank you all for your kind words. I couldn't agree with you more. Megan did a great job. I have the most talented sister.

Ingrid said...

LOL, yeah I wish you could tell us that she has free time to work her magic on other blogs! You know what else I wish? That I had a sister that was as talented as Megan! 'Cause my blog needs sprucing but my wallet says no. Darn wallet....why is it always so empty?
~ingrid