Under Construction and Anticipation

I don't know what I did.. but I did it!

Have you noticed all the beautiful blog designs out there? Well I have, and like any other red blooded American I too want to keep up with my neighbors and do upgrades to my home (here at DMC) so as not to bring the other property values down in the food neighborhood. So last week I had been trying to play with the layout and design of my blog. I do some painting and graphics.. but alas, they never transfer well when I try to duplicate them in an art program on the computer so I think I'll stick with using a photo from my collection. I finally came up with something I thought I could live with.. temporarily of course, because I change my mind a lot, it's inherent in being a woman you know. Even with color choices and photo picks, I'm still changing the furniture around in my internet home as well as my Tera Ferma home! So today I found a different layout that aloud me to keep the photo's large enough to enjoy. I had to reduce the sizes of my photo's to fit on my pages of the new layout and I didn't quite like the way they were looking, so the search continued, and probably continues on!

For those of you who saw my new layout.. I lost it and all the changes I had made this week. :( Not that I was totally sure I liked it enough to keep.. but I did spend too much time on it and now that time has been for naught.

So in the mean time, here are scrumptious cream puffs for your viewing pleasure. I made these this past weekend after my enjoyment playing with Pate Au Choux. This custard was fabulous and a joining of two recipes to make it rich and thick.. perfect for a filling for these puffs. I don't usually call myself fortunate to be lacking in an ingredient, but I was out of vanilla extract which forced me to take the time to use vanilla beans. Hooray!! I should always be willing to go the extra mile.

So when I finally get my blog together I will share the recipe with you for this custard!
Ciao, abbracci e baci!


Bellini Valli said...

I have seen all of the gorgeous layouts myself..it is hard not to keep up with the Joneses of blog design so I am working on something too. Perhaps we can pull our hair out together:D

5 Star Foodie said...

Good luck! I'm looking forward to seeing the new design!

Amy (Super Healthy Kids) said...

I think your blog is beautiful already! After a year of hating my blog design, I finally paid someone to make a new one. I wasted so many hours trying to do it myself! Now I couldn't be happier. I just waste time on other things instead :)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I like your blog! It's bright and fresh and beautiful! But I know how you feel - I am always changing mine too. Lovely looking cream puffs!

Joanne said...

Hi love! I'm so sorry to hear about your layout mishap. That is SO unfortunate. I can't wait to see the new one...although I did like this one quite a bit.

Celine's cuisine said...

I love love your pictures: the top one is so lovely and then the choux a la creme perfection. After Gougeres...this is an great choice.
A bientot keep the beautiful work and changing your mind... is a .good quality

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

When you get it all worked out maybe you can post a how to for those of us that are not so good at this blog thing?? :-)

♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ said...

just like you, im also thinking to change the layout and even migrate to another blog hosting company... i hope you could share your expersience to those who want to change as well..
your blog design is beautriful as it is though.. very classic and gives the feeling of serenity! good luck,,,