Summer Breeze

by Matt on June 3, 2008

1) Makes me feel fine and
2) Makes me feel like updating my banner

You might need to clear some cache or refresh some browsers to see the horribly cheery, bright new banner here on Mattbites. In fact if you look closely enough you'll see a Grinning Dork and I have no idea who he is but he insisted on putting himself in the banner. Please excuse him.

Of course I went and changed everything without realizing there was this nice little thing from Typepad:


There I am, right between Cute Overload and my girl Martha. Does it really get any better than that? I don't think so. And have you seen Cute Overload before? Oh my gosh if you don't click on it to check it out I might never forgive you. And if you're like me you'll be pinching yourself and taking your temperature and sitting down from dizzy spells because of all the freakin' painful cuteness on that site! Augh! It's just wrong in all its cuteness.

Anyway, that's the update. I know I've been lean on the food side of things, I promise to get back to it soon enough. Plus some shots of the studio as it shapes up and some fun pictures, too.

This is me thanking all of you for your support, wonderful messages and taking the time to read Mattbites. I really do love you all.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Peter G June 3, 2008 at 6:01 am

I like the summery feel of the new design. All your work is truly an inspiration…Cheers

adriana mullen June 3, 2008 at 6:14 am

Love the new banner Matt, and you look great in it. Oh.. and before I forgot you did a great job on your website looks great as well.

Marilyn June 3, 2008 at 6:33 am

Cute Overload is the bee’s knees. That and lolcats can make me feel good at the end of any bad day. Awesome banner!

Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy June 3, 2008 at 6:36 am

That’s a good picture of you! Are you by chance trying to get in front of the camera more rather than staying behind it?

Jennifer Jeffrey June 3, 2008 at 7:48 am

Oooh, I always look forward to your new banners… I love this one!

And congrats on showing up at! (You’re also on the TypePad page at


chanelle June 3, 2008 at 9:12 am

can you tell the grinning dork that i love him and that the new banner ROCKS???!!



helen June 3, 2008 at 9:44 am

The new banner and colours are beautiful! And just so you know, Matt, I’ve had your site bookmarked next to cute overload for a long time now…

Steve June 3, 2008 at 11:14 am

lovin’ it.

jenniferL June 3, 2008 at 1:56 pm

i’m liking the new banner!

Meg June 3, 2008 at 2:57 pm

The only reason why you’re grinning like a damn fool is because you were surrounded by very nice people in a very nice place. Pretty, too. And generous!

Uncle Beefy June 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Okay, Matt. The new banner looks great! Yes…you too :) And the background color is spot on! Nicely done.

That said, I am in a serious conundrum about directing me toward “cute overload”? What were you thinking? My personal productivity level is about to be seriously compromised! ;) And the miniature pig story has me feeling enormously guilty about my love of bacon! Ugh!

“You’re terrible, Muriel!”

matt wright June 3, 2008 at 9:53 pm

LOVE the new banner. You always look so bloody happy!

180/360 June 3, 2008 at 10:56 pm

Do you ever disappoint? :) Great as always!

Tamami June 4, 2008 at 3:15 am

hi. first time to comment here!
Your site is fantastic, and as for your photography, absolutely stunning…
By the way, i also lurve cute-overload, i even subscribe to them sending me cute pictures to me daily via email!! recommended…

CattieBrie June 4, 2008 at 6:23 am

I love the new banner Matt, it looks really great, and *feels* like your site. What I meant is that it is very representative (although maybe could have used a little taco… ;-) ) Great job, and love the blog btw.

syrie June 4, 2008 at 10:18 am

Matt, your blog is brilliant!

Melanie June 4, 2008 at 10:46 am

It looks great–green too–you always look good–

Foodwoolf June 4, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Welcome back, congrats and thanks for the update! Nice to see your sweet face up there all the time.

Power to the dorks!

Broderick June 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm

We love you too! Congrats on the featured placement! :)

Kevin June 5, 2008 at 8:30 am

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine. Blowin’ through the jasmine in my….RATS! That is on constant rotation in my head now thankyouverymuchmrmatt. :) I have to get angry with you about that because there is just not one darn thing about you or this blog that I can pick on otherwise. IT’S GREAT! I love the cheery! Cute Overload pales in comparison. …makes me feel fine DAMN!!!

Phuzz June 5, 2008 at 12:47 pm

We love you Matt!!!

Christy June 6, 2008 at 12:30 am

I kinda like that grinning dork in your banner. Can i meet him in person? ;) btw thanks for making me want to jump on a plane and head to the northern hemisphere–your banner reminds me of sunshine and happier days in summer, which of course, we no longer have down here. I love them (the banner and the dork)!!

Amanda June 6, 2008 at 10:22 am

What a sassy new header! Love it!

Kristin June 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm

You are always such a love to read. Thanks – allll the way from Syracuse, NY. :)

Vicki June 10, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Greetings from Alaska! Love your blog and your summer banner is great. If you ever get to Anchorage Alaska, let me know. I know some great places to take you!

Aimee June 13, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Love the new banner-really sums up your blog in a quick glance. It wouldn’t be the same without you in it!

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