While following a rabbit trail through blog land, came across this lovely blog.
Blogspot Templates. they have tons of cute and different templates for your blogspot blog. i will probably play around with that when i get home from work. from what i can tell, this might be free, but i don't have access to photobucket at work so i haven't actually tried. but its cute and worth checking. i'll let you all know how it goes later tonight, or maybe you'll just see my fantastic new blog.