New look

I'm currently tinkering with the site design and as usually the case, Blogger is being a bitch.  I picked the Awesome template by Tina Chen.  It does not like to be tinkered with.  I'm glad that I can adjust the width of the page itself so posted videos are now fully displayed.  But beyond that and what goes where, this template does not like customization.  Hell, I can't even get a preview while I'm changing settings.

Long story short, please bear with me while I try to find a design or maker help me, code one myself that looks halfway decent.