your blog is awesome and you're definitely not a newb
i see you got your sumome up and running..SMART!
make sure you do proper keyword research for your content, and make those posts value filled.
the only problem i see, is that the sumome smart bar and your pop up overlay gives the visitor to much to think about. Make sure they dont show up at the same time..
also on your main email submit overlay, you have a link that goes to your ETsy, again you dont want to give your visitor to much to think about, just get him or her to submit their email..
also it was very hard for me to find the close button on that email submit form.. this might lead to a bad user experience..
but other than these small issues that you can fix in 15 mins, YOUR SITE IS AWESOME
Have a great day,