I stumbled upon this site late last night. I was following Tweets and looking at profiles and reading blogs, yada, yada, yada, and found this site Lindsey Joy Design. She designs blogs for people and takes them from the plain jane, template following norm to beautiful, scrapbook layout styling.... very pretty indeed... sophisticated looking and just plain neat. On this page she offers plenty of advice from what to do to increase traffic to your site, the ins and outs of widgets and gadgets, the layout, etc. It is worth a look if you either want someone to revamp the look of your blog or if you just want to look over the tutorials and learn a thing or two about what you can do yourself. And she has a separate blog that is about her and her family living down in Panama.