I'm an antique/vintage dealer at heart, so the blogging world is very new to me. I'm still working on figuring out how to add button options and eventually putting ads on my page, so that's in the future - my actual page design was done by a professional - I'm not a techie! For now, this is what I've got. Let me know what you think!
I think your blog is a great personal reflection of your content. I would move up your followers widget on the right. I also think the text is a little large in the actual posts.
Otherwise I think you are off to a great start!
~Emily Random Recycling