blog sprucing

I felt like sprucing up the blog a bit so I spent some time yesterday working on some new design elements. I'd considered completely redesigning it, using a new theme but the more I worked on it, the more I liked elements of this design better and so I focused on ramping up the colors, background, etc. 

I'm still getting used to it and may end up changing the background to something less bold, but for now, I'll see how it works. I'm desperately trying to make it Spring.