Oh, Jillie, Jillie, Jillie, where to begin?
First off, your template. I don't hate it, I like blue. And that's good, because there is a lot of blue. Okay, I don't grok the vox. WTF is a vox anyway? Vox apparently gives you a lot of widgets to use, and I don't grok widgets, either. Here is what I think you need more of:
1) About you. Please give me more. Are you really a widowed lesbian? C'mon, girl. You know you're going to be doing nekkid twirls on trikes at burning man, and you can't give us more than this? I'm very put out with you.
Speaking of putting out, try it. You might like it. (insert salacious leer here)
2) I don't think you need: Neighbors, links, recent comments, maps and videos on your sidebar. All of these can be accessed through the buttons at the top of your blog, which kind of defeats the purpose of putting them neatly behind a button, if you let them sprawl all over your sidebar like that.
So, clean that shit up.
3) Effing? Seriously? You're going to Burning Man, and you write fuck as effing? Do I even need to raise my eyebrows at you, meaningfully?
Okay, content. I like the photos. I like your mad gardening skillz. You know these are zucchinis or yellow squash, right? And, this is very pretty.
But, you need to write more. With, frankly, more depth. Like, I think it's awesome that you're going to Burning Man, I totally want to go myself, at some point, but how dare you throw that tasty little morsel there and then stop short without all the good juicy bits? Why did you decide to go? What do you hope to do/see/experience there? Have you been before? More details, sweetie.
Often, we tell people to remove about 2/3 of their words and trim their content down. In your case, you need to bolster it up. Your content needs to eat more fiber. I want more, goddamn it!
When you do write, you have a charming, self-deprecating voice.
You just don't do it enough.
So, Jilly, I give you . I like you, but you need to stop being such a goddamn tease.