Hello lovelies!  Well here it is, after long last my brand new blog design.  A HUGE thank you to the sweet Cathy from Love Inspired for making my vision come to life and for all the hard work she put into my beautiful new design!  She is incredibly talented (and SUPER patient!!) so if anyone is looking to give their bloggy a little facelift, I highly recommend her!

So I know I’ve been sneaking you little hints about this for quite some time now, but this little labor of love is finally ready to be unveiled to the world and I couldn’t be more thrilled!  When deciding on the new direction I wanted my blog to go in, I realized my passion for food blogging is due in large part to my growing passion in photography.  I absolutely LOVE to cook, but having the ability to create and style a photo that makes someone instantly want that food to jump out of the screen is simply pure bliss, especially when making healthy recipes!  So I decided I wanted to first and foremost showcase my photos, that way I’m pushed to work on my photography more.  I also wanted my blog to represent who I am and to encompass all the things that I love – I’m extremely girly (that goes without saying!) and completely obsessed with all things pretty!  I wanted my site to have the aesthetic of a wedding blog with photos that look straight off the pages of Southern Living (a girl can wish no??)  Clearly I have a lot of work to do to get to this point, but Cathy certainly went above and beyond in her design for me!  My next step is playing around with my camera so that I can bring all these recipes to life!  Maybe one day my photos will grace the pages of a magazine….I guess we shall see.

Of course these exciting new ventures never come complete without their little hiccups and I promise they should all be worked out real soon.  Currently all my old pins on Pinterest as well as links from my old blog should redirect straight to this site, however as you’ll see, the recipes are nowhere to be found.  If you are looking for a specific recipe, please use the search box found on the right side bar OR feel free to check out my fabulous new (and improved!) recipe box for any dish you are looking for, but can’t seem to find.  I’m currently working on getting all my old links switched over and I have fixed a lot of them, but until then this should help you all out!  If you still can’t find a recipe, please email me at cook.skinny@gmail.com and I’d be happy to send it to you!

Some new changes you may notice are, as I said before, my new and improved recipe box!  I love how easy it is to navigate as well as how it lists each recipe with the photo next to it.  It’s the little things right?  You’ll also see a “pin it” button each time you hover your mouse over my photos.  This was a highly requested featured that I received numerous e-mails about since my old blog made it hard to pin recipes.  Now you can save any recipe you’d like with the simple click of a button!  Each recipe also has a new “print” feature with ALL the nutritional information listed on its printable page.  This was also something requested a LOT and I hope this makes it easier for you to keep track of your calories or points when making any of my dishes!

Hope you all enjoy this new blog of mine and thank you for your patience while I fix a few things here and there.  There are so many new things I want to share, including new recipes and a brand new home tour, I’m just excited and anxious to get started!  Let me know what you think!