And I set it up as a promotional blog for my website, Girly Girl Bowtique.
Blogging for self promotion never caught on with me. I'm not that type.
When I first began researching adoption and discovered the world of adoption blogs in 2008 and started to post and needed a blog of my own I just used what I had already set up.
Now it's feeling a little funny to tell people who ask about how our adoption is going that they can follow us on, well, a blog with a bowtique url.
So I have spent the past hour or so exporting and importing my blog contents to a new address. Unfortunately I have to move over all the elements one at a time. I've done most of them, but switching over the blogs I like to follow will take time. That will have to come later.
I have very few followers at this addy anyway, but if you are one of them...
change me out!!
You can now find me at www.GrowingGirlyGirls.blogspot.com (corrected, Thanks Valerie!!)
I stumbled upon a new forum where I can market my bows and have gotten many orders. I've been actively posting to gain credibility amongst the membership and have sewn over 250 bows and sent out about 18 packages. Whew!
I'm actually ahead of the game for the local consignment sale this year. Usually I am hanging the clothes and entering the info online to print the bar code tags at the last minute. This time I already have 56 items all ready for drop off and I have photographed about 100 other items I am going to try sell on e bay first (it's all top notch name brand stuff and will typically go for much more there than I can ask as consignment). Whatever doesn't sell online in the next two weeks I can tag to take to the consignment sale at the end of the month. Feels good to have a plan. Especially a plan that generates income!
The girlies are at their 3rd Vacation Bible School of the summer. My friend and I are trading driving and child care duties so we each get some free time to work. I sent them off at 8:20 yesterday and they didn't come home until almost 6!!! I'm meeting them at the movie theater this afternoon to all see the new Ramona movie together. The girlies earned $5 each cat sitting for a neighbor and this is what they want to spend it on.
Also about 90% completed with back to school supply shopping, and many of the items I already had, or my mom or my friend had in their stashes. Not too bad! They are long lists!
I have two more hours of no kid time. Got to make the most of it!
I'm always inspired, motivated, challenged and a whole other host of stuff when I visit Linny's blog. After being away from any computer access for 8 days, I was catching up Saturday afternoon when I read her post that her blog was about to have it's 1,000,000 viewer. It was about 400 away when I visited. I went about my business and kept checking back in every 15 minutes or so. Around 2 PM EST it was really close and I decided I had a chance to be the millionth viewer. I got my camera ready, Linny requested a photograph and a screen shot. I also figured that there was no way I'd be it.
I was one of 17 folks who somehow saw 1,000,000 on the site meter!
I took a pic and a screen shot and sent them along with a requested pic of me to Linny.
Hello! I'm Kelly. I currently teach pre-K and am an artist and former art educator and the owner & designer behind Girly Girl Bowtique, my business of 8 years. Most importantly, I am the mom of two amazing and very girly girls! I'm a daughter of the King Most High, striving to follow His call each day. I'm proud to be married to my husband of 13 years. I have a passion for China's orphans and we have just begun the process of adding another Girly Girl to our home!!