I've wanted to change the look of this blog pretty much since I started it. I wasn't particularly in love with the old look -- I just picked the greenest of the templates Blogger had, and I never did like the greens in it -- they were yellower greens and I tend to like my greens bluer. Tonight, with assistance from Becky (thank you!), I was able to figure out how to the change the HTML code to alter the colors, and after I futzed around with the template I was already using for a while, I chose a much simpler one, located my ideal shade of green (for this week -- I could easily change it on a frequent basis if I so choose!), added white text, and voila! In the Green House is now a more pleasing green. And that, as Martha Stewart would say, is a good thing.
I chose the name In the Green House because my blog needed a title and my house is green and green is my favorite color. It didn't occur to me until just now that there is also such a thing as a greenhouse where you grow plants. I do have a dead African violet upstairs in the new room :-) If I was another sort of blogger, I might come up with some dippy metaphor about how our house is a greenhouse of ideas and imagination, or young minds, or whatever, but that kind of thing = yuckness to me. Yay!