It feels like a new pair of shoes!

So I have decided to apply a new look to my little blog; I stole the pretty background idea from Ashleigh, whose fabulous blog SPAIN IS MY HAPPY PLACE is so festive and smile-making.  The irony here is that Ashleigh and I both created our original blog looks using the same template.  Great minds think alike -- twice!

I tend to resist change in all its forms so I'm feeling pretty bold.  What do you think?