Hi guys! It’s been a while since I’ve posted about any life updates, blog updates and just generally chatted with you so I thought I start off with a bang and say I have a new logo!
New Logo Thoughts
I love it! I feel like the logo is simple but combines my passion for baking with my passion for photography and film making. The logo is simple but bold and combines the colour scheme I chose on a whim two years ago but a colour scheme I have come to love. I was lucky enough to have Katherine Dickerson (http://girlonthewander.com/) design it for me. If you get a chance, definitely go check her out!
But Lights, Camera, BAKE! isn’t just about me and what I think. It’s about YOU! My readers, and visitors. (If you’re new, ‘Hi! I hope you stay awhile!’). I want to know what you think. Do you like the new logo? Yes? No? Maybe? Let me know your thoughts, comment them down below!
If you follow me on Instagram, or have been reading my latest posts, you may have seen me hint at a few blog technical issues I have been facing. Recently I found out my blog was not loading very fast. In fact it was beyond slow. So slow that the blog and recipes weren’t even loading for some of you! For that I apologize. Blogging is a never ending learning experience and I just wish I had caught that earlier. Because of this I have been doing all number of ‘technical’ things to try and improve user experience and site speed.
Long story short, I have now changed hosting companies to Siteground! After a lot of time spent (and I mean A LOT), I finally have that sorted. Siteground has been so amazing in transferring LCB to there hosting and are so helpful. If you have a small blog or are looking at starting a self hosted one, I truly recommend Siteground.
(I am still working out a few ‘technical’ kinks here and there so please bare with me!)
On a more personal note, I’m now BLONDE! I love it and I would love to know – this may be asking for trouble – but I would like to know your thoughts? Blonde yay or nay? (Please let me down nicely if you hate it!)
I have a brand new video for you! This video is for m Nutella Brownies – THE BEST Nutella brownies out there if you ask me 😉 – check out the video below or you can watch it here on my YouTube channel.
I’m On Yummly!
I have a publisher page on Yummly and a Yum button on every recipe post. This means you can click the Yum button and save the recipe to your collection on Yummly to save it for later!
LET’S TALK CHRISTMAS
Have you been naughty or nice this year? I’ve begun my Christmas baking (No Bake Christmas Pudding) and my family has already have sorted what food we are all to bring to our gathering (I’m in charge of desserts of course) and we have decided we are going to have a relaxing summer BBQ Christmas. (Classic Kiwi Christmas.) I would love to experience a Winter Christmas one day! All cozy by the fire…
Have you got your Christmas shopping out of the way or are you – like me – leaving it until the last minute and running around like a chicken with it’s head chopped off??? I’m not panicking.. Yet… This year my family have chosen to do secret Santa so that saves having to buy hundreds of presents!
If you’re stuck for presents I’ve linked a few ideas below for any relatives or friends that like baking! Really this is just my Christmas wishlist for Santa ;), but if you find some of these suggestions useful then my job is done!
Just Roll With It – Would look fabulous on the kitchen wall!
Cake Pans because you can never have too many cake pans!
I’m in love with this Retro Apron!
Desperately want Sally’s new book! Sally’s Cookie Addiction.
A cake turntable wouldn’t go amiss either… (Hint, hint)
More yummy recipes are coming your way very shortly. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a classic Apple Shortcake recipe and next week I’ll be posting a recipe for Gingerbread Men!
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