I purchased the upgrade so I can change fonts and fiddle with the CSS.
After I shifted to the Beach theme from the theme you now see, I wanted cleaner fonts and I wanted to have boldface in the parts you see now.
You will probably note that in the current state/theme of my blog, I have changed the font by hand--paragraph by paragraph. But when I ported it over to the Beach theme, I stripped all that out on my homepage, went back to default and then I added boldface in places.
I also found the paragraphs in Beach were too close together, so I inserted paragraph breaks. It looked fine. I press save and--the boldface and the extra spacing all disappear! It's just a slab of text.
Perhaps I can fix all this with CSS? I'm a novice with it, so I haven't even tried. But if it's possible, I will give it a try. Would also like to know if there are other themes with problems similar to Beach that I should avoid.
The blog I need help with is susanjcunningham.com.