Heh, redecorating the blog is cheaper than redecorating the house. No dropcloths are required; there are no paint fumes, no sawdust, no pushing around of heavy furniture. I've never done such a drastic re-do! It's almost like a brand new house. I've also done some paring down of the sidebar items; if there's something you're looking for, you'll likely find it on the Blog Links page.
It's like an open house! Have a glass of virtual punch with your cookies and take a look around. ; )