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A Few Enhancements

I have made a few nice enhancements to my blog over the last couple of weeks and thought I would share them with you in case you haven’t noticed. If you are reading this in an email or blog reader, you should click over to the blog itself so you can see the changes.

First up is a “Recent Pattern Reviews” widget in my left sidebar. This will show my most recent reviews on PatternReview.com. Right now the reviews that are listed are pretty old (and unfortunately if you are not a member you will not be able to view them), but as I add new ones the items will be updated. This feature is mainly for my fellow PatternReview members who may visit my blog.

The next enhancement is a recipe index! I only have about 10 recipes at this point, but I figured it was easier to start the index now instead of when I have 100 recipes. You can find the index by looking at the menu at the top of the screen above the header. Click on the word “Recipes” to view the index. I will update the index whenever I add a new recipe.

Last but not least, I now have printable recipes!  I’m really excited about this one!  If you like the look of a recipe and want to make it, you don’t necessarily want to print out my whole blog post along with the recipe. Now you don’t have to! Under the title of a recipe you will see the text “(printable recipe)”. Click on that and you will be taken to a nice, clean-looking page where you can print it out. See my latest recipe for an example:  Chicken and Green-Bean Stir-Fry with Coconut-Curry Sauce.  Here is what the printable version looks like:  print it.  This feature is only available for a couple of my recipes right now.  All new recipes will have the printable version, and I will slowly go through my old recipes to add the printable feature.  If there is a particular recipe you’d like to print right now, let me know and I’ll get to it quickly!

Thanks for reading my blog!  What you do think of the enhancements?

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Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a happy holiday season.  We had a very nice, quiet Christmas with lots of family time.

I neglected my blog a bit over the holidays,  but with my family heading back to work and school on Monday I hope to get back to more regular posting.

Here are some things to look forward to in the coming weeks:

  • Two sewing projects: the 2nd Christmas gift I made (PJ’s) and the cardi-wrap I started in November.
  • Blog improvements, including printable recipes, a recipe index, and links to my most recent reviews on PatternReview.

    I can’t wait to see what else I will be inspired by!

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