Changing the look of a blog is painful. I know very little about HTML, thankfully Brad knows slightly more. We muddled through, using This Thrifty House as our really basic template (I love the look of hers, imitation is flattery right?).
There are some obvious problems, like pictures overlapping but we'll get to that. For now we have an updated look that's at least slightly better than the last one.
Enjoy and keep your eyes peeled for small updates in the future.