I tweaked my theme to be more minimal, and moved the search bar over to the archive page. Overall it feels a lot leaner, and is much cleaner. This is an evolution of the previous design, not a complete re-do.
I just re-designed this website recently, and while I liked it, after a few days of use the new design was feeling a little clunky and the there really was no need for such a heavy header bar when there was already a sidebar. Some changes were in order.
I also added a new responsive menu that shows up on narrower screens (such as phones).