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Marie's Blog Party!

You know how I love talking about the cool connections I've made with other bloggers through the years?

Well today Marie over at Permission to Unwind is hosting a blog party for her BIRTHDAY! (I think it's cool she shares her birthday month with another of my very favorite crafty Mom.) Stop over and wish her a fantabulous day. (You really should...she's serving cupcakes.)

PTU was one of the very first knitting focused blogs I started to follow. I pretty much think it was fate that brought me to Marie's URL. Without going into all the fascinating boring details, let me just give you a few examples of how alike Marie and I have discovered we are:
  • We're both in our mid-thirties.
  • We both married our high school sweet hearts when we were pretty young as far as today's average marriage age goes. Both our husband's names are Scott.
  • We both practice yoga, like talking about healthy foods, and dabble in crazy things like aromatherapy and the power of energies.
  • We both love coffee, knitting, sewing and have both worked in quilt shops.
  • We both have some gluten tolerance issues.
One of the reasons Marie's blog stuck out to me when I first read it (I mean besides the fact her writing is fun and she's one of those damn prolific knitters who seems to be able to turn out projects in less time than it will me to write this post) is that she was writing from a town in Western Nebraska only an hour and a half from where I grew up. A town we drive past on our way home every spring. A town in which I have played many high school volleyball/basketball games in a past life.

As is the case, I'm happy to report that come March Marie and I will no longer simply be electronic friends. We are planning a meet-up when the girls and I head to my Mom's over spring break. I'm way excited! I will admit that I am also a little nervous...I think Marie is one high energy gal (I mean she home-schools her 3 BOYS) and I am, well, a little more of a subdued being. I guess we can't be alike in every way.

Happy, happy Birthday Marie!

(Seriously, go visit her'll be glad you did!)



Anonymous said…
How fun that you are going to get to meet the birthday girl!
rachel said…
I also am always amazed at how prolific a knitter Marie is! Stop on over at my blog for more of the party, too. :)
Marie-Jolie said…
Thanks for the lovely tribute, Jenn... and I agree, we were absolutely meant to meet. I love that we are so alike (and so different, too) and that we will get to spend some time together in PERSON very soon. Have no fear about my high energy. I know how to tone it down, I promise! :)
Jane said…
That's amazing you have so much in common and will get to spend time together!
Marie-Jolie said…
Hi Jenn,
I wanted to send you a little something to say thank you for participating in my blog party. Will you send me your address? I know you have my email address, but just in case: leafygreenes at

Thanks so much for your support!

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