Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Hot Dinner Happy Home!

So...does anything seem different today?

No, I'm not wearing a new perfume. I didn't cut bangs or get a perm. And my lipstick, well, it's Burt's Bees pomegranate lip balm, so nothing out of the norm there, either.

Oh, Hot Dinner Happy Home looks different, you say? Well, lovely of you to notice!

In celebration of Hot Dinner Happy Home's first birthday, the Lady of the House and I did a bit of redecorating. New logo, fresh background, the whole kit and caboodle.

Being technologically un-advanced, we weren't able to accomplish all the design tweaks we wanted by today, so you may notice a few additional updates over the next few weeks. Speaking of technologically un-advanced, while I was making changes to the site, a few old posts decided to move to the top of the list. Sorry about that, but I'm afraid I have no idea how to fix it.

Anyway, we would LOVE to hear your feedback about our new design. Do you like it? Hate it? Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated, so comment away.

But back to the birthday. So much has happened over the past year. We've baked, visited the farmers' market, celebrated holidays, used the BBQ, welcomed new family members, eaten tons of corn, organized our photos, conquered the slow cooker, brined, cleaned without noxious fumes, cooked for one, roasted, and    sent our love through gifts. Ahh, the memories.

We have had a wonderful year, and we feel so blessed to have shared it with you, our fabulous readers. We are so grateful to you for joining us on our adventures as we strive to turn our homes into havens. We hope our little corner of the interweb has been a bit of a haven for you...from work, screaming kids, the monotony of daily routine. You have certainly brought joy to our lives!

As a small token of our gratitude, we are giving away a lovely Hot Dinner Happy Home apron emblazoned with our fabulous new logo. In order to win this highly coveted prize, all you need to do is leave a comment. It doesn't need to be anything fancy; your name, your thoughts on our new design, your favorite birthday tradition, whatevs. We will pick a comment at random, and that person will be our winner. Entries will be accepted until midnight Pacific time on Sunday, September 25.

Happy birthday, Hot Dinner Happy Home!

P.S. Many thanks to Sandra Busta for the lovely logo!


  1. Ladies,
    I LIVE for HDHH! When we first moved into our home and were in the technology dark ages again, I was lost without you!
    I do love your new 'do and think you are even more attractive as you age!
    Birthday love,

  2. Joyeux anniversaire, Hot Dinner Happy Home! I want a new logo now :p It looks great!

  3. Ladies. Love the new look!! It reminds me of the 50's and 60's just a tad... Great reminder of happy times and my mom's beehive hairdo. Anyway, keep up the enjoyable posts. I have lunch with you every M-W-F. Getting to know you has been just as much fun as the lucious recipes and lovely crafts. Many more happy years, HDHH! I'm not really excited about being Anonymous, but I don't know how to be anything else!

  4. Love the color scheme! What a fresh new logo!!

  5. Very 50s, very cool.
    Happy b-day!