Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Updates

Hey guys!   Just thought I'd put in a quick post to say "hi" and make you aware of a few things.

First, I finally got my new header done (yay!!).  I had a lot of fun playing around with the scrapbook collages on picnik.com.  I'd only done regular collages before, so it was nifty trying something different. :)

Also, I've really enjoyed having music on my blog, but I may be removing my Mixpod.com playlists, just to let you know.  I'm not completely satisfied with them.  Because the tracks are from Youtube videos, they tend to get disabled quite frequently (I'm sure some of you have noticed this).  It's frustrating when half of my songs don't work.  Also, it's next to impossible to edit my Mixpod.com playlist.  If I want to get rid of the tracks that aren't working anymore, I'll have to start all over again and make a new playlist.  And honestly, I'm just a little concerned about the legality of everything.  I mean, some of my tracks are from videos that people have compiled using songs that don't belong to them, so how does that work exactly?  I just want to be above board (and I'd also rather not get in trouble or fined!). :}  I'm still deciding what I'm going to do...I just wanted to let everyone know what I was contemplating.

In other news, this summer has turned in to an absolutely CRAZY one!!  I know it's only mid-June, but I don't see an end to the current activity level until at least August! (And by then, it'll be time to get ready for "Back to School" with my oldest two girls.)  I'm heading up the music for our church's Vacation Bible School program again this year, which is a great ministry, but requires a lot of time, effort, and organization.  I'm also helping with the Wednesday night children's program that replaces AWANA during the summer.  Aside from that, I'm taking care of the kiddos while my hubby works 10-15 hour days.

These next couple of weeks will be crazy too, because my husband's sister and brother-in-law are visiting from South Dakota.  It's great to get a chance to catch up with them...it's been about a year since we last saw them. :)

All that to say, I don't know how often I'll be posting in the next couple of months.  I've got so many other things I've committed to.  The blog won't be neglected, but just don't expect 3 big posts per week or anything. :)

I think that's about it for now.  Hubby has the flu, so I need to go take care of him.  I'll talk to you guys again soon. :)    

7 comments:

Bama said...

Hi! I hope your hubby feels better soon and that nobody else gets the flu.

Most of us will be busy too, but will check in to see what's going on with our peeps in blogland.

Enjoy your summer!

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Bama. He's already feeling a lot better this morning...he's just tired. :)

I hope you have a great summer, too! :)

Elliebob said...

I love the new header! Very summery. :)

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks, Elliebob. :) I'm pleased with how it turned out. It makes me want to go back to the beach! LOL

Elliebob said...

yeah, I love it. I posted your buttons...or linkeys...i am not sure about all this blogger talk yet. Anyway, I posted them on my blogs! :)

beast'sbelle said...

Thanks! I've enjoyed looking at your blogs. Keep up the good work! :D

Elliebob said...

Thanks! :)