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It’s Finally Here – MPMK 2.0

Our big reveal is finally here, ta-da!  I really couldn’t be happier with the way the site turned out. Along with a sleek new look, one of my top priorities for MPMK 2.0 (as I’m affectionately calling it) was to make it VERY easy to navigate.  I really think we accomplished that goal.  Today I’m hosting a mini tour to show you what I mean.  (If you’re reading this via an RSS feed, be sure to click on over to the new site and follow along.)

Let me first draw your attention to the top of the site (I’m doing a Vana White impression in my head as I write this). There you’ll see a drop-down menu with all sorts of categories and subcategories.  From book club posts to gift guides, you can quickly find exactly what you’re looking for here.  And the best part, once you click on a category all the relevant posts are displayed in thumbnail form so you can now easily scan everything in a matter of seconds, love that!

Next up are three big, beautiful buttons on the top right sidebar – one for each of MPMK’s special features: Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life, The Make & Play Vault, and MPMK’s Favorite Things. The first two also display all relative posts via thumbnail.  What makes them extra special is a handy-dandy submenu at the top for easy sorting.

So if you’re looking for our emergency meal plan, click on the “meal planning” tab at the top of the Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life page.  And to find our favorite ways to make memories outside, click on the “outdoor” tab in The Make & Play Vault.  To find our recommendations for everything from photography gear to the best toys for young toddlers aged 18 – 24 months, check out MPMK’s Favorite Things.

Last on our tour, scroll down the right sidebar a bit and you’ll see slideshows of our latest stuff in playtime, parenting, and life & home, as well as some reader favs. Don’t forget to check on these regularly for a quick review of what you may have missed.  Just click on anything that suits your fancy and you’ll go straight to the post.

That’s it for now, I could go on and on but I’m trying not to dork out too much. I really hope you’ll take a minute to check out the new digs and let me know what you think.

P.S. Be sure to come back tomorrow, we’ll have a big joint-giveaway to celebrate the new site




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Randalin (@HarvestingKale) September 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

IT’S BEAUTIFUL! Love, love, it!

I’ll admit – I loved the old design and was a little nervous that the new wouldn’t be able to beat it – but you did!


mpmk September 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm

ahh – thank you! Change is always a bit jolting but I’m hoping everyone will love it as much as I do once they get used to it 😉


Janssen September 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

This looks amazing! Can’t wait to keep exploring it!


Geraldine September 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Very nicely done up :) refreshing layout!


Kelly Tirman September 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Looks Great!


Alana @ Domestic Bliss Diaries September 3, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Very sleek, indeed! Change is always a bit scary, but I think you have done a wonderful job of creating a better version of an already awesome website!



Linus12 September 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I love the new design!! It’s easier for me. Too much visual clutter annoys me but this is clean.


Carla September 4, 2012 at 2:11 am

It looks great! I love the white and gray! Mindful living effortless style indeed! You rock!


jen d. September 4, 2012 at 2:17 am

Looks awesome!


Alisha @ Your Kids Table September 4, 2012 at 2:55 am

Steph, wow you have really taken the site to the next level. Very impressive! Congrats on such a big accomplishment!


Helen September 4, 2012 at 3:30 am

Wow – beautiful!


gina September 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Looks great!!


Destri September 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Ack!!! It looks amazing! Really really awesome logo – fits you perfectly. So happy for you! Now go have a drink – I am sure you need it :).


Michelle September 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Love it! Nice job Steph. :-)


julia [lifeonchurchill] September 4, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I really enjoy reading your blog, the makeover looks great!


kaley September 5, 2012 at 4:50 am

it looks so amazing!!! everything is so well thought out – really great job!


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