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Mareto is having a great day so far! See the post below for the most recent update.Temperature is normal, no diarrhea, and he's eating better. Now that he's doing so well, I have time to share this post I've been saving...
I've had this blog for about 2 1/2 years. Since then it has had three names (Walking By Faith, Living By Faith, and Poppie Lane), and undergone 5 or 6 design changes. Design changes are partly due to my love of design and decorating. Ask my family - I repaint rooms in our home, furniture, and accessories on a whim all the time. There are probably 20 buckets of paint in our garage right now. :/ My blog is a little like my internet home and I get the urge to change it up quite often. So I'm sure you can tell where this is all leading... yep, I'm changing things up once again!
I switched the blog over to become Poppie Lane back in December. The shop was in full swing and business was growing like crazy. We were about a month away from our first trip to Ethiopia and I was fundraising like mad to get the last of the funds together. I did a lot of research, taught myself all kinds of business tricks, and really got quite enamored with the handmade/ small business community. After our first trip to Ethiopia I came back so enthusiastic about helping other families be united with their children through Poppie Lane. I still feel passionately about that and am thrilled that I have been able to use Poppie Lane for that purpose for the last two months. I will continue to use my shop for that purpose as long as I am able.
In February we brought home this little butterball of delight...
Soooo... my little internet home with be undergoing yet another name and design change. It will reflect more of what our lives are about right now... our little family of 3. Lot's of posts will be fairly simple about our day to day life. I am still quite passionate about adoption and orphan care as well as ministry in general. So I'm sure you'll get plenty of that when you visit too. A Poppie Lane post will make it's way in here every now and then too, especially when it comes time to introduce a new partnering family.
Also, I have several advertisers that have contracted through most of the summer and I will continue each contract until they're finished, but I am not accepting any new advertisers at this time. (Again, less pressure.)
So be on the lookout for my new design that I'll be putting up shortly (or maybe it's already up by the time you're reading this) and I hope you stick around even though I have the tendency to change things up quite often! :)