While there are many things that I am good at, visual design / marketing type of stuff is something I can definitely continue to improve myself on.
I started this blog with a free template that I thought was cute, but it didn't really gel with the name I had chosen or even with the type of blog I wanted to do. So, after many frustrating hours last night, I have changed the look of my blog to more of a literary, story-type feel, which at least matches the title of my blog. I had seen myself using this blog to tell stories about my soaping journey, recipes I have created, lessons learned, etc.
I may continue to adjust the blog design as I learn more about Blogger, and as I develop more fully the essence of this blog. Just wanted to give you all a heads-up that this is indeed the same blog - just trying out some new things!
Let me know your thoughts on the new design and layout - what you like and what doesn't quite work for you.