I found some great free backgrounds at the cutest blog on the block. They have so many cute backgrounds I had a really hard time deciding on just one. I might have to change it out from time to time! I love bright colors and green is my favorite so I decided to go with bright blue and green. I also really like the 3 column look with left and right sidebars so I changed my 2 column layout to three with the help of this simple tutorial. I was able to follow it pretty easily so that says a lot. Thank you! I created the header myself using Paint.net which is a free image and photo editing software. I have a lot more to learn about editing and using the program but I am pretty happy with the outcome. I found the background element for the header on bittbox. I also found some useful information on customizing blogger templates.
Now if I could only make my home look this neat and pretty . . .