Welcome to Awake at the Whisk version 2.0: extra bright and fancy

by Amber on May 8, 2011

Welcome to Awake at the Whisk version 2.0: extra bright and fancy!  It’s a new day.

As with the new, lime-yellow coat of paint on my kitchen walls, I needed some cheer in my life. When I gaze out of my home office window, I’m bombarded with bursts of color! Hummingbird bushes pop like firecrackers in red; California poppies stretch their happy heads in orange; golden yarrow bob in the wind; and lavender reach for the sky as bees hum busily by.

A honey bee at work on my lavender flowers.

For me, a website in stark white would not do justice to the palette of colors my locavore world contains. Like the farmers’ market with its bright peaches and bubbly cherries, my website needed life in its brightest form. Like the sun on a glorious California day, I hope this site makes you put on your sunglasses. Get ready for some joy!

And because I’m a practical gal, this new site is also more functional. Did you notice my recipe index? Too cool!

The site also makes it easier for you to find your favorite articles, whether you’re looking for a book review, what’s new at the farmers’ market, or want to know where to eat in Seattle.

Yep. It’s pretty fancy!

I’d like to thank my snazzy web designer at TCDawson Designs for making all this possible. He’s a Sacramento native, too, which means he’s talented and has good taste.

And if you happen to have a beer in your hand while you’re reading this (as I do while I’m writing), raise it in a cheer to my new, happy website!

Welcome!

 

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

moowiesqrd May 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Ok, I’m leaving comments all over the place… LOVE the redesign and so glad to see it live!

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admin May 11, 2011 at 9:34 am

Thanks, Marie! And thanks for your feedback along the way. Much appreciated!

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Aimee May 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

YAY! I raise my gin and tonic to it – hope that’s alright, it’s just how I roll. :)

The site looks amazing! I love the layout and bright, happy colors. So much more Amber! I wish I could walk through your garden and take the deepest of deep breaths (half to make room for the food…)

It looks great!! xoxo

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admin May 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

Gin & Tonic, beer, whatever your pleasure! :) One of these days, I bet you’ll be walking in my garden. Cheers!!

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Renee May 9, 2011 at 12:01 am

I love it! It looks awesome! It’s bright and cheerful and so well laid out. Congratulations! (I also love your logo! Very nice!) So happy for you!

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admin May 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

Thank you, Renee. Glad you like the logo, too.

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angela May 9, 2011 at 4:16 am

Cheers from Provence. The site looks great, simple but colourful! A lovely cheery place to stop by!

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admin May 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

Angela, thanks for visiting and for your kind words. So excited you stopped by!

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Sally May 9, 2011 at 6:20 am

I love your new home!! The colors are cheery, and it’s a place I want to visit often. Nice going, Amber!

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admin May 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

Sally, thanks for your warm words. I’m glad it feels cheery! :)

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Adrienne May 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Great job, Amber!
Bright and welcoming :) Just like you.

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admin May 11, 2011 at 9:31 am

Thanks, Adrienne! I’m so glad you visited.

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Fran May 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Love the new site! It’s so bright and cheery and Amber-like! :)

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admin May 11, 2011 at 9:31 am

Aw, you’re sweet, Fran. I’m so glad it feels like “me.” That’s what I was hoping for! :)

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David May 11, 2011 at 8:03 am

The redesign is fabulous!

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admin May 11, 2011 at 9:31 am

Thank you so much, David! :) Thanks for visiting.

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