As we went through the design process some of what she "thought" she wanted changed. (This happens a lot more than you can imagine.)
She loved her "old" blog button and decided to have the header modeled after it.
The other item she wanted updated was her sidebar image. This look is very popular and fun right now.
After all was said and done, Vicky's look is similar enough to not confuse people, contains the elements she loves, and yet is fresh. Most importantly it's still unique and wonderful just like her!