One of you lovely ladies (I can't remember now..) let me know about this website http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com for free blog background, templates and buttons. It helped me to learn to design my site and taught me essential editing info that ended in me being proud of my site! Hats off to her!
Jolly Mom suggested joining a meme in one of her hints on how to increase traffic. I joined Fill-in Friday. I try to visit the others that are a part of it and end up on blogs I would never have found on my own. I have had some great people visit me too. I am thinking about joining Muffin Tin Monday when JDaniel gets a little older. It looks like a great meme.