Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weekend in the Garden

We are really enjoying the new koi pond and the water plants in it are thriving. The water lillies continue to bloom every day and the lotus are putting on quite a show!

 

The huge pink lotus buds and blossoms tower above the tall, round, upright leaves.


Each new bloom last for about three days before the petals fall off.

The gorgeous flowers are pink when they first open, then fade to a pale pink, almost white, when the petals are ready to fall.

Once the petals fall off, the center seed pod continues to grow!

I hope to be able to harvest and save the center seed pods, dry them and use them in dried flower arrangements.

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Randelli's Gourmet Pizza Website

When we first opened our pizza restaurant several years ago, we hired a designer to help us create a website. We were happy with the results and the cost of the original design. But still, we had to wait for somene else to make any changes or additions to the site. I kept thinking it would be nice to able to do it myself without contacting another person and waiting to see any changes.

Well now our old website for our restaurant has been down for a couple of weeks. It's been frustrating and we haven't been able to get answers as to what the problem was. Our customers like to be able to see our menu online and a lot of new customers find us by doing a Google search for independent pizzerias in our area. It's an important part of our business and I'd been wanting to have more control of our website, being able to add photos, list specials, update the menu, etc. So, I took the plunge and created a new website myself!
I'm still working on the final details and links, but the most important items have been included. I used Intuit to create the site. You can choose from a wide variety of templates and make as many changes and adjustments as you need to. It's very user friendly and there's a quick tutorial and a good Help section to get you started.
Check out the new Randelli's Gourmet Pizza website and let me know what you think. Any comments or suggestions are welcome!