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There comes a time in every Cream Puff’s life when you look around at the pastry box you’ve been sitting in and decide that a change is in order.

In December 2005, when the idea of Cream Puffs in Venice became a reality, I knew next-to-nothing about blogs and how to design them. Sadly, I still know next-to-nothing on the subject! What can I say? My interests lie in sugar, butter and eggs, not in anything related to the computer or the Web outside my very limited abilities to hit “Publish” once I’ve finished a blog post.

But once Cream Puffs in Venice was born, my little blog began to take on an identity of its own. It began to occupy a truly important place in my life, so much so that today, I cannot imagine my life without Cream Puffs in Venice.

Suddenly, ideas that were remote and unlikely have become very possible for me. And so it was that the idea of redesigning my blog took shape. Not knowing where to begin, I decided that I might as well take a chance and look for someone who designed blogs. My search for blog designers began and ended with Toronto’s The Blog Studio. Through The Blog Studio I met Lucia Mancuso and Peter Flaschner.

Attracted to their body of work, the fact that they’re based in Toronto and the ease with which I was able to work with them, I hired The Blog Studio. To put it mildly, Lucia and Peter are incredible. They worked with me every step of the way never making me feel silly for the questions I asked (and I’m sure some of them were very silly indeed!). I have something special in store for them but they may have to wait a week or so. In the meantime, the best way I can think of to thank them is to pass along your feedback. So please, let me know what you think!

As part of my blog’s new look, it also has a new place. While I enjoyed using TypePad, Cream Puffs in Venice has now moved to WordPress. With this move will come some technical changes that may cause a few unintended interruptions in accessing Cream Puffs in Venice. For those of you using the www.creampuffsinvenice.typepad.com address, you’ll have to change your links to www.creampuffsinvenice.ca. I apologize for any hassles this may cause!

Also, you may experience some interruptions in receiving the feed of my blog. If you do, simply click one of the feed buttons in the “Subscribe” box on the right side of the page. If you still have trouble subscribing to the feed, let me know and I’ll see how I can help!

I’m still working out a few little details here and there with the new site, but I’m excited to finally send it out there and hope that you will be excited as well!

And I also hope that this will be a new beginning of sorts for my blog, as well as another step towards all that is possible.

Ciao!