New Look and a Happy Birthday

I have a friend who loves flowers as much as I do. She is gentle, generous, optimistic, funny, talented…. and so I bought these today for her, to wish her a happy birthday. Joyeux anniversaire Helen!

I also wanted to thank Kaytlyn for another lovely banner. What do you think?

I am almost jet-lag free and working on new recipes that hopefully I will share soon. Thank you!


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66 Responses to “New Look and a Happy Birthday”

  1. Ana says:

    El nuevo aspecto del blog es fantástico, muy bonito, con colores suaves y agradables, me encanta!!1 Espero que tu visita a casa te haya cundido.

    Besos…

  2. The banner rocks! Love the swirly blue paisley design and the fabulous photo. Your blog is always one of the most gorgeous, but this is a nice, fresh change.

  3. Love the banner! Amazing shot.

  4. qarylla says:

    Beautiful flowers!

    I love your banner. I’ve been making my own, but I have strictly amateur graphics skills.

  5. qmmf says:

    I love the banner too! maybe because there is a strawberry as well…!

  6. Charming!!! Beautiful photo.

  7. anee says:

    great banner, so much spring comes trough!

  8. Y says:

    Love the new banner :)

  9. Junglefrog says:

    Love the new banner! It looks fantastic!

  10. Great new look and stunning picture!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  11. Jayme Duke says:

    I absolutely LOVE the new look for your blog! Gorgeous!! The colors are great and the new banner is beautiful as well.

  12. Fabulous banner – does it match the new cards from simplesong? They are also lovely~

  13. Dominique says:

    Beautiful Banner, your blog is beautiful like this! I love the colors!!!

  14. Pattie says:

    I’m really liking the new look!
    It gives your blog a whole new feel :)

  15. Aran says:

    Mimi- I wanted to keep a similar feel with the white and the acqua which are the colors that really inspire me.

    Thank you for your kind words everyone!

  16. Peaceful, beautiful, bravo!

  17. Irene says:

    I noticed it yesterday – I love it!!!

  18. Tartelette says:

    Thank you sweetie for the warm wishes!

    K did a great job on the banner. I am telling you, changing mine was like putting on a summer dress!

  19. Robin says:

    i really loved the old blog look but there is something so incredibly fresh about this! it was like a breath of fresh air upon arrival :O)

  20. Love the new look – and the beautiful peonies.

  21. The new look is perfect! Love the colors and the strawberries!

  22. Dana says:

    I used Kaytlyn for my site too and am thrilled with her work. Your site looks lovely!

  23. Bria says:

    Your new banner is beautiful! I really should get one for my blog too…

  24. Helene says:

    Wow! love that new look. This is so spring & fresh.

  25. Bridget says:

    Love the new banner! So fresh looking!

  26. PheMom says:

    Love the new look! It is just so you – bright, fresh and awesome!

  27. ooh! so pretty for summer and a whole new feel that’s still very you! i love it aran!

  28. Joyce says:

    I love the new look. Can’t wait to see what you have baked up for us. xoxo

  29. Amanda says:

    The banner looks really nice. Fresh and fits your blogging aesthetic!

  30. Mercè says:

    Aran, me encanta el nuevo look! Muy primaveral y fresco! :)
    Qué rápido te recuperas del jet-lag!! A mi, me dura unos cuantos días!! ;)
    Besos!

  31. cindy* says:

    happy birthday to helen too!

    i’ve been working on a new bannertoo! i love yours, the strawberries are perfect, it seems that whenever i see a strawberry i think aran. lovely and so fresh!

  32. Reginald J says:

    Wow, love te new look! Can’t wait to feast my eyes on the new recipes and test them out. Your blog is truly an inspiration to me for mine.

  33. Sugar Chef says:

    Welcome back and love the new banner.

  34. Très joli, ce nouveau look fruité.

  35. cant wait to see what your making.

  36. simplesong says:

    LOVE it, Aran! So bright, fresh and very you!

  37. LissyLou says:

    your pictures make me smile, thank you x

  38. yula says:

    Love the banner, so much fitting spring time, Fresh you could almost smell it

  39. Maybe says:

    Love the new design ! Perfect for summer !

  40. Yum says:

    Congrats, your blog is gorgeous like that!

  41. rebekah says:

    Perfectly lovely and smooth!

  42. Moira says:

    Your new banner is beautiful, it brings light to your blog.
    I love it and your photos.
    Regards
    Moira

  43. Your photos always put a smile on my face. Lovely. The banner is great. Selfishly, my favourite colour is blue so I love it! :)

  44. SK says:

    i love the new header!! the touches of light blue are perfect :)

    i think people should give flowers as presents more often…

  45. Alicia says:

    C’est magnifique!!!!!

  46. Jennifer says:

    Love the banner and must have the bowl….anthr.?

  47. Aran says:

    Jennifer- yes, it’s from anthro. of course! :)

  48. Yasemin says:

    baner is super super! very fresh looking! just feel the summer!

  49. Cakespy says:

    Eating something with “skin” in the name does make me feel slightly like Hannibal Lecter…but I think I’ll power through for these babies.

  50. ana says:

    New banner looks fantastic! Love it!

  51. Gaia says:

    peonies are my favorite flowers, big, full of petals, pink, important flowers…I love your blog and the new banner is amazing…how can you make such beautiful pics? love the colors so bright and real…The recipe…speechless!!!
    Thanks to share it with us!
    http://alices-adventuresinwonderland.blogspot.com/2009/05/country.html

  52. Aran says:

    Thank you very much for your kind words everyone. Glad you like the new look!

  53. Your banner is gorgeous– it is giving me blog envy!

  54. Jen Yu says:

    Oooh, I like this banner very much. In fact, I like it more than the last one!

  55. Angela says:

    A lovely new look for summer!

  56. Agata says:

    Simply amazing!!! Colors are stunning.
    The best thing is the feeling that you give to people when they read your blog… After each post I wish to have that type of life, cook, travel and simply enjoy. Thank you for that!

  57. Jaime says:

    Aran, I love your new banner. I love the lacey swishes and how they just float over the top. Very ethereal. Absolutely lovely.

  58. Angel says:

    you absolutely have the most beautiful pix among all the amazing food blogs! And it’s such a inspiration for me as a newbie starting my own food blog couple months ago. I myself probably love food, cooking, flowers and photography as much as you do, but there’s definitely sooo much I can learn from you. Please check out my blog and leave your precious comment there!=)

  59. Dazy says:

    That is really really nice of you. I too get flowers on my birthdays from my close friends and colleagues. I usually keep those at my place for long days till they look fresh.

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