football or a keypad?

So I hear college football is in full swing. I don’t actually know that because it just isn’t something we keep up with around here. My college didn’t have a football team and sports aren’t really Chris’ thing….so we are pretty clueless to sports stuff. My sweet little niece filled me in that Saturday was a big day for Oklahoma football.

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Football in this area of the country is big time. At Craft Weekend, Amy game me a snout (I really don’t know what to call it). The kids crack me up with it…I think I might be breaking some kind of Oklahoma football code of ethics by letting my children wear this.

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So, Saturday we got asked all day, “Are you going to watch the game?” What game? Turns out Oklahoma State University, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa were all playing. We felt it was our Okie duty to at least turn on the tv and pretend we were watching. While the game played, I thought I’d work on a website for SnapShops.

Back in the day I had a photography website. It had 2 songs by my friend David Lon playing in the background. The hardest thing about shutting down my photography website was not having those songs playing on one of my sites anymore. So, I got to work on a quick little site for SnapShops and now David is playing in the background again. Here are part of  lyrics to the first song The Gift:

Everyday I find a way to keep my spirit going on

some days I laugh – and some I cry

and some I sit and wonder why

I never know what’s ahead – and I can’t believe the life I’ve led

all the love I have known makes me feel so lucky

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There’s a time to crawl and a time to walk away

there’s a time to laugh and a time to kneel and pray

there’s a time to lose and a time for us to win

there’s a time to die and a time to start again

~

I wanna live and I wanna give to the One who died for me

who even loved those who laughed as they nailed him to a tree

but I can’t lie – I sometimes try but I’m a fool who looks away

and I suppose he somehow knows and loves me anyway

~

There’s a time to crawl and a time to walk away

there’s a time to laugh and a time to kneel and pray

there’s a time to lose and a time for us to win

there’s a time to die and a time to start again

~

Such great lyrics…it is even better set to music. Here’s a peek at what the new site looks like, you can hear the song there:

I ended up staying up way to late to finish the site, but it is done and I’m happy with it. Here is the deal with people like me…we constantly need to change things.

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Soon it will be colder outside and all my painting projects will be halted. As a result, I’ll be moving on to blog makeovers. It has become a habit for me…a big facelift here about once a year. I’ve been dreaming and planning the changes I want to make. The content will be the same, but the look is going to be so new and fresh. It makes me giddy thinking about changing things up.

There are so many gorgeous blogs out there that are so easy to navigate and find what you are looking for – here’s some I find inspiring as far as blog design goes:

Creature Comforts

Oh, hello friend

Here’s looking at me kid

Evie S.

So, here’s the deal. I want your opinion. I want to know what you’d like to see on this blog as far as easy of navigating goes. Right now I know I want to do these three things:

  • update DIY page with images of each project and more categories (and add the last 6 months worth of projects)
  • create a favorite posts page
  • create a page with a topical list of the photography tip posts

What would you like to see?

What would make it easier to read and navigate?

Anything you wish was easier to find?

It’s fall. While the rest of Oklahoma is watching football games, I’ll have them on the tv….but I’ll be playing with my blog instead!

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