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Weekly Adventures

What a week I've had.... Adam has been pretty ill which doesn't happen too often but it means I've been busy and distracted with chores, errands, and making sure he's eating healthy and that his water glass is always full. But I also spent a good chunk of my week preparing for a birthday.... International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club turned one year old this week! So not only did we open up Round 12 on March 19th (our birthday) but we planned a week of giveaways leading up to the big day. I highly recommend entering whatever giveaways are still open because we have some amazing prizes up for grabs!

So this Round is obviously birthday-themed and we all included a photo of ourselves as babies and have a contest going on to see if you can figure out who's who. Recognize me?

If you've never signed up for a previous round, I suggest checking it out if you're interested in snail mail and connecting with someone from another part of the world. Emily did some calculating and figured out that in the past year, we've paired over 7,000 people from 66 different countries. How insane is that?

Round 12 is still open so if you're interested in signing up, head over here.

Other than IGGPPC stuff, I've also been working on sewing projects. I ordered more zippers so I've been cutting out pouches in the meantime. I love going through fabric scraps to make my pouches. I come across some fabrics I haven't used in a while and I get excited all over again about the fun fabric. There's been a few updates in my Etsy shop and I'll be doing even more next week.

After a great morning having a Google Hangout with the IGGPPC ladies, I've been busy getting through my to-do list this afternoon.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
xo Jen


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