My original blog template was a free download I found on the net. I wasn't keen on the choices that Blogger had, so I searched until I found one that was more me, however, my first preference was something with a sheep theme. I spent the afternoon lost in the web searching for a pre-made template. I never found one, but I did discover two talented ladies at RS Designs and began to dream about having them design a blog theme just for me...then I could get my own domain name and a host site and......Reality check...There is a starving black lab that needs food, which is FAR more important than me having a customized blog theme. *sigh* But I really, really wanted something new...I decided to be brave (or foolish, depending on the outcome of said decision) and poke around my blog's html code to see if I could figure out what was what. I found the header code and the divider code without too much trouble. It looked simple enough to change. I just needed a file with a link. (If you don't have an account at Photobucket, go get one!) After hours of tweaking, uploading, downloading, resizing, previewing, tweaking some more, adding text and tweaking one last time, I finally had my very own, free customized blog theme and the satisfaction of creating it by myself. As a bonus, I don't feel guilty about a black lab starving because of my selfishness.
So, if you heard about the crazy lady dancing in her living room with her fists in the air singing the Rocky theme...It wasn't me...It was only someone who looked like me. :o)