I love all your comments and emails. One of the most common email I receive is how do I do the backgrounds and signatures on my blog.
Here is a short explanation. I would be happy to help anyone who needs help in doing this.
First you must have your current blogger template set to minima. I use minima orchre.
Then go here http://www.cutestblogontheblock.com/ and pick out your favorite background. On the left hand side you will see a catagory for backgrounds. Currently cutestblogontheblock has 350 backgrounds. Then click on the background you like. A paragraph will be under the background that looks something like this.
it will start with style type then a bunch of symbols etc
hightlight that and click on copy. Then go back to your blog and click on layout then click on add a gadget, then click on html for the new gadget. In the top box it says name or something like that maybe title anyway leave that blank. In the box under it paste the code you just copied from cutest blog. Click save and then click on view blog..... and whatta you know? You have a beautiful blog background. Next week I will tell you how to add all the fun gadgets and slide shows. I can even help you add a mp3 player to play on your blog.
GOOD LUCK and don't forget I am here if you need help. It may take a day or two to get back to you but I will. This is my weekend to work so it may be a few days.