Baked by Rachel Got a Makeover!

Baked by Rachel

A new design has been in the works for a while. I wanted to freshen things up in time for my third blogiversary which is just barely a week away. It’s been so hard to keep all of this under wraps. I’ve seriously been itching to share the news with you. Out with the old and in with the new, thanks to Lindsay of Purr Design (You might also know her from Love and Olive Oil).

This design is far more user friendly than my previous one, which was quite frankly a pain in the ass even for me to work with at times. Easily accessible pages and lookie lookie even a recipe box… which we’ll get to soon enough. ;)

Ready for a tour? 

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Ta-da! The new and beautiful header. It came to me in a dream one night. No joke. It just fits since I like to think that we put a little love into the food we make. Right? I know, totally cheesy but also true.

In the sidebar you’ll find some new fun items and very important standard features. Follow me all over the place. I know that sounds kind of stalker-ish but it’s okay. I love to interact with my readers so join me! I don’t want you to miss a single thing happening on Baked by Rachel, those handy dandy buttons will help you stay connected and interact with me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram! PS… if you join me on Facebook, we have a bi-weekly question night and tonight just so happens to be that week! Join me from 8-9pm EST for a fun foodie chat. :)

Here you can also subscribe to my feed by RSS or if you’re not into that… email! Yep that’s right, have every post sent directly to your inbox. Never miss a single post or delicious recipe.

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Up top it’s pretty self explanatory, click on any of the links in the navigation bar to be taken to the associated page. Hover over the recipe index to see categories or click on ‘recipe index’ to be taken to the page for even more options.

Search by keyword, tag or category.

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Want to share my posts with your friends and family? You can easily do so from the top and bottom of any post!

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The general search function is located on the right as well. In addition to some fun features such as my favorite items as easily purchased on Amazon… check em out! I try to update it when I come across something new I love and if I use a certain tool or gadget in my posts, it’s listed there. Also, below that you’ll find my Instagram feed. I couldn’t help but add that.

Okay moving on… making life even easier for you. I have a second follow location at the bottom of the page.

Last but certainly not least… do you use ZipList? If you do YAY! You can now add Baked by Rachel recipes easily to your recipe box. If you don’t, here’s a basic rundown: ZipList is a free service where you can create your own online recipe box. You can save recipes from any participating site to your box which also allows you to add the ingredients of those recipes to a shopping list! Handy! Simply click “save” within my recipes and it’s added to your box. Voila! You can access your recipe box at the top of the page, yup ^^^ all the way up there to the top right.

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Did I miss anything?

If you happen upon anything that’s not working or missing, please let me know! I hope you like the new design as much as I do. :)

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39 Responses to “Baked by Rachel Got a Makeover!”

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 30, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    You KNOW I am in LOVE with this!! This is definitely so you and I’m loving the sleek design and awesome color palette. It’s so cute!! Lindsay has done it again! Yay congrats Rachel :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — January 30, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I adore it! Congratulations!!!

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    Amy — January 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Love it, Rachel! It’s so soft and pretty. And all the features are fantastic. Be sure to let Ziplist know, so their developer can match your new look with the Recipe Box URL.

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      Rachel — January 30, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      That’s already in the works ;) Just waiting for that to update. Hopefully in a day or two max it’ll match the rest of the site.

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    Megan — January 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Ohhhh this is just far to adorable for words and so totally you Rachel. Love it in every way!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — January 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    So adorable!

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    Tracey — January 30, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I love it Rachel!!!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — January 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the header and everything about the site!

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — January 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Looks GREAT! It’s so clean, and such a great color palette!

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    JulieD — January 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    It looks gorgeous. So excited for you!!! So glad you went with Lindsay. She rocks, doesn’t she??

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    Danae (The Busty Baker) — January 30, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    It’s so pretty! I adore it! Yay! And from all my blog surfing, I could tell immediately that Lindsay was behind this gorgeousness. I can spot a Purr in a heartbeat! Maybe someday I’ll be able to have my site prettied up by her too.

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    Aggie — January 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Love it!!!

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    Meghan — January 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    It looks so pretty! Love the new header!

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    Melissa @ Bless this Mess — January 30, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    It looks PERFECT. I’d love to hear how Ziplist is treating you number wise… it seems like the cool thing to do but man alive it would take me forever to do it by myself. I keep wondering if it would be worth it.

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      Rachel — January 31, 2013 at 7:25 am

      This is my first experience with them so I don’t have any answers at this point. Sorry I can’t offer any advice!

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    Micha — January 31, 2013 at 12:57 am

    It’s so pretty and I do love the color scheme, very calming.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 31, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Love the new look!!! Yay!

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    Gerry @ foodness gracious — January 31, 2013 at 8:32 am

    It looks great!! I’m having one built right now to so I know how exciting it can be :) congrats and Lindsay did,an awesome job!

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    Amanda — January 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Looks amazing… great job!!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — January 31, 2013 at 9:46 am

    It looks awesome, Rachel! I was just thinking about your site design the other day (random, I know) because I remember you mentioning it MONTHS ago and wondering if it had been abandoned. Guess not :) I love the share function on the posts. I hate when it’s a chore to share people’s content when I want to. I’m off to stalk your site now ;)

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    Caren — January 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Rachel, I love the new look of your site and I love the new Recipe Box. I will be storing all of my favorite Baked By Rachel recipes in there.

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    Michelle L. — January 31, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Looking good! Congrats:-)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — January 31, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I love this!!!! So fantastic!

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    kari shifflett — January 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Love it, simply divine.

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    Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} — January 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I just love it!! So pretty and very professions looking. ;)

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — January 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Love the new look! Isnt it so nice to get a fresh look? I am working on a new look for my site too! Wish I could afford for Lindsay to do mine! One day :D In the meantime, Ill drool over your pretty new site and amazing recipes :)

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    Emily L — January 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    everything looks so good! i love the color scheme!


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    Valerie D. — January 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    LOVE the new look, GREAT job!!!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — January 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    This is gorgeous!

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    Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry — January 31, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I love the new design! Congrats.

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    Anne — January 31, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Congratulations and thank you! Looks great, and the features are perfect. Now, please excuse me while I go browse the recipe archive…

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    Marina {} — February 1, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Love love love the new look! Simply beautiful!

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    Rachel Cooks — February 1, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Lindsay is amazing! So gorgeous, Rachel! Congrats!

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      Rachel — February 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

      Thanks so much :)

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I love it so much, Rachel!

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    Jamie — February 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Congrats on the new look! Love it!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Beautiful new site, Rachel. Love it!!

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      Rachel — February 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks! :)

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    Tracy — February 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Amazing new design, Rachel! Love it!! :-)

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