Okay, it probably took me way longer than it should have to get these banner ideas done (almost three hours, jealous?), but they're here and ready for your eyeballs. I've also added what I'm considering for the tag-line. As usual, let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Option #1. This is my favorite. It's simple and pretty, but still kind of casual--which is exactly what I'm going for:
Option #2. I like this one a lot, too. Those pictures are just placeholders for now, and I'd put real images in there if I go this direction:
Option #3. And here's the original design I tried, just with the tag-line added. After making the other two, this one feels a tad on the fancy side, but that could just be my early-morning brain speaking for me:
I think I'll pick a banner today and then start implementing everything tomorrow. Just a heads up: the banner and URL will be the first things to change, so if you have me on a bookmark list, that can be switched to littlenostalgia.blogspot.com anytime tomorrow.
Let me know your thoughts on the banner (or anything else, really, I like to chat), and be sure you stop by to see the new look!