Sparkly New Website!

By Posted in - General on March 15th, 2013 34 Comments

Oooh! Here we are: a sparkly new website! I’m so excited about it. You’ll recognize, of course, lettering from my friend Lindsay, and photographs from my friend Bjorn. My friend Andy Anderson built the site, and Brannon and I have been learning to use it with a minimum of meltdowns, which is great progress.

So poke around, let us know what you like, what we forgot, what you were hoping a new site would have. I know the last site was hard to subscribe to, and that the mobile version was near impossible to read. We’re hoping this new site is a lot easier—that you can read it well on your phone, that you can share posts via Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest with ease. We hope it’s easy to navigate and easy to subscribe to.

We’re still making a few teeny tiny changes, so please do let us know what you think. And, of course, a new site means a new book so soon. The very first official printed hardcover of Bread & Wine arrived at our house on Tuesday, and I just finished recording the audio version. The official release date for the book is April 9th, but in my experience, Amazon usually ships earlier than that. I’m thinking it will be in your hands in the first days of April.

As ever, thanks for hanging out with me—thanks for reading, for sharing, for sending me such lovely and encouraging emails and comments and messages. I love being a writer, and I love it because I have readers like you.

XO and happy weekend.

(34) awesome folk have had something to say...

  • Haley - Reply

    March 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Shauna, Your new site is GORG! I just popped over this morning to check in to see if you had any new posts this foggy So Cal morning- and ahhh! A New site….What a lovely surprise. Beautiful!

  • Steve - Reply

    March 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Shauna, the site looks great. Just finished Bittersweet and am eager for Bread & Wine. Thanks for your honesty, encouragement, and especially the recent stuff on living within limits. Thanks!

  • becky - Reply

    March 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I love it! love lindsay’s calligraphy and love the navy blue and white, very you!

  • Melanie Kent - Reply

    March 17, 2013 at 12:38 am

    I love the link to your Instagram photos! however, when you highlight text from your post or comments, they turn white and are impossible to read :(

    • Kiki Cooley Lund - Reply

      March 19, 2013 at 12:15 am

      Love the site! Noticed the highlighting problem too. Its a white highlight so against the white background you cannot see what you have highlighted.

  • Sarah Caldwell - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I LOVE the new website Shauna–it’s beautiful! I especially love the Lindsay Letter font, and it’s set up wonderfully. Enjoying your blog–and have to say I loved your muffin recipe on the blog–my friend’s son who is the pickiest eater ever couldn’t stop eating them! Thanks!

  • robyn - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    gorgeous! it feels like you …

  • Michelle DeRusha - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Beautiful! So fresh and clean!

  • Lauren - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    New site is beautiful! Much easier to navigate :) Great stuff!

  • Hannah - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    LOVE your new website, Shauna! It is so beautiful and inviting! I also can’t wait to get your book in the mail from Amazon – I know it is going to be another refreshing and inspiring read! Thanks for being so amazing!

  • BLAINE - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Absolutely love it!!!

  • Alyssa - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Looks great! I love your photo also. Gorgeous! :) I just finished Cold Tangerines (again!). It’s a book I love to read over & over. Cried like a baby reading the chapter called Writing in Pencil this time around. Can’t wait to read Bread & Wine!

  • Demetria Friberg - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Sparkly indeed! Love the new look.

  • Alison Strobel Morrow - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    It looks great, Shauna! Love the two-tone thing going on with your hair in that one pic, too. Totally suits you. :) Zondervan kindly snuck me a copy of Bread & Wine via my dad as he was visiting with them last week; it’s sitting on my desk right now. Hoping to get a minute to read though it and find a good one (that part shouldn’t be too hard!) to share with my creative writing students as an example of creative non-fiction. Love the cover art, by the way!

  • jenny - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Love it! I do miss the ‘search’ option, although it might exist and i just haven’t come across it.

  • Lesley - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Yay! Now I can subscribe! It looks beautiful.

  • Suzie Barbour - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Shauna,

    I’m loving the new site! Great stuff. Clean lines, easy to use- all of that. Awesome.

    On a completely unrelated note, you have to check out this blog when you can find a few moments to do so. Angie Smith (author of I Will Carry You and What Women Fear) is doing a series on evaluating the heart issues in parenting. This particular blog is the second part of the series, but it’s about slowing down and stopping the rush when it comes to kiddos. It reminded me a lot of what you’ve been posting on the blog about saying no, setting boundaries, etc. I know you’ll love her humor and her honesty:

    http://angiesmithonline.com/2013/03/rushing-pausing-subtext-series/

    Xoxo,
    Suzie

  • Sandy - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Shauna,

    I’ve pre-ordered my copy of Bread & Wine and looking forward to receiving it!. Thanks for sharing your book with my daughter and allowing her to blog about it!

  • Breanna Chud - Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Hey, not sure if this is where we are supposed to post but I have written about Bread and Wine on my blog! Thanks for the book!! Love it already!
    Bre

  • Adele - Reply

    March 19, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Gorgeous! Absolutely love it. :)

  • Sara - Reply

    March 19, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Love the new site! Can’t wait for Bread & Wine!

  • Najee Chua - Reply

    March 19, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Love this new look. =)
    Also, started reading my advanced reader copy already, can’t wait!
    You make me want to cook!

  • Joanna - Reply

    March 19, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Looks great (and displays so much nicer on my small screen laptop).

    It would be nice for it to have a page linking to the recent interviews and talks you’ve done. I found a few on iTunes and other places but it would be cool to have them all easily accessible.

  • Liz - Reply

    March 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Looking good! The website looks cleaned up-it reminds me of Dooce’s site with seeing a teaser and then a function to ‘Read More.’

  • Rachel Reiman Connor - Reply

    March 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    This site looks amazing. I love it…well done.

  • Noreen - Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Shauna, thanks for the site update. I have always loved visiting your site but it was hard to read (maybe because of me who knows) and was hard to print too. So looking forward to the new book!! It comes out right around my birthday so I have already ordered it as my first birthday present =)

  • Mary Lossau - Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    I’m totally laughing… I was going to subscribe to your blog…. but I can’t find anywhere to subscribe. I’m technically challenged, so i found this hilarious because your post said it should be easier now on the new blog. It’s probably right in front of me… hidden because of the electromagnetic tech-challenged ‘force’ i bring with me when at my computer. Any help would be appreciated :)

    • Andy Anderson - Reply

      March 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Hi Mary,

      In the sidebar, on the righthand side of this page, enter your email and you’ll be sent every new post Shauna rights in your email. If you want to follow the blog with an RSS read just click the RSS button below that to sync it to your reader.

  • Janelle - Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Love the new look! (Also, my book review of B & W is up!)

  • Christine Trevino - Reply

    March 22, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Love love love. It is gorgeous and easy and very clean. AWESOME!

  • Tiffany - Reply

    March 26, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I am absolutely loving the new look – especially this gorgeous typography that is happening. Classic! :)

  • Andrea Pitcher - Reply

    March 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Just stumbled on the new site design today. Love the photo & the blue lettering. They immediately catch the eye and set the tone of the site. Well done!

  • Kristin - Reply

    March 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Fabulous and inviting. Love it here, Shauna.

  • Lynne Miller - Reply

    April 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Loving Bread and Wine! It’s given me renewed energy to invite people over for a meal. As a 65 year old woman, I find that we often just go out with friends. But, I miss the extended times around the table. Thanks for your insights!

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