Thank you in advance for your help. I've spent three days searching the codex and forums and I can't seem to find what I need. All apologies if I missed it.
I already have a successful archives page on my first site, http://www.sugaredharpy.com/?page_id=263. Although I don't know how to fix the font and font size, it works fine enough.
However, I'm trying to make an archives page here, http://peneloperoom.com/?page_id=8, and it lost the sidebar, added bullets, lost all spacing and margins entirely, but oddly enough the font is right.
1) how do I fix the font/font size on the first site to match the theme?
2) how do I fix the mess of an archives page on the second site to match the theme, function as the other pages, and get the sidebar back?
Again, thank you!