Thanks to everyone who replied and offered advice, links, code and just a plethora of information and suggestions for "pretty-ing" up my blog!
If you take a look up top, you'll see I've added some pages. You'll find some of my favorite bloggers, as well as my awards & features, and parties I link to! That certainly helped clean up my sidebar and all of that "button vomit" as Jen says!
My sidebar has been rearranged and streamlined a bit, and I have a basic, blogger template (lovin' the pink) for now. I'm sure I'll be making more changes gradually, but this has been a major pain for the better part of the day today so for now, I'll leave it be!
Thanks again for all the advice and help, I hope it's a bit easier on the eyes :)