Thursday, February 16, 2012

Plushpussycat is One Year Old!

Wow! I can hardly believe that today it has been one year since I published my first blog post. It feels like it has been just a couple of months, because it still feels so fresh and fun to me, but at the same time it feels more like a number of years, because my life has changed so much!

Plushpussycat anticipates eating cake!

I've met some incredible people because of my blog, and I've gained new skills, such as in photography. I've also re-ignited an interest in dollhouse miniatures that I'd forgotten about and started a whole new career with my photo stories and greeting cards. What a whirlwind! Speaking of cards, here's my newest birthday card, straight from the printer. It's called "Plushpussycat Anticipates Eating Cake" and says "Happy birthday!" inside. It will be in my Etsy shop soon!

I'm so grateful to so many people for their help. My good friend Tracy suggested I buy a camera and start blogging even before I knew what I might blog about. I discovered plushies and challenged myself to be part of Kristen Rast's Plush You! show. That meant I needed a blog to showcase my handmade plush critters. Instead of steadily producing plush critters, however, I found myself photographing the ones I'd made in miniature scenes.

Next, Carina of Carina's Craftblog gave me a beautiful opportunity when she interviewed me on her blog. All the while I was making new blog friends, friendships I will treasure for a lifetime. :-) The rest, as they say, is history! :-)

Big News!
I'm planning a big one-year blog anniversary celebration for the month of March. I'm finalizing some details now, but there will be a month-long party on this blog--woohoo! I hope you'll be here to celebrate with me! It wouldn't be the same without you. :-) Until next time.... xoxo Jennifer

124 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!!
    I know how you feel! Your blog is your showcase and stage. You'll be here for us to enjoy for many more years. Good luck with your projects!
    Hugs

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  2. Happy Bloggy-versary!! Here's wishing you many more to come!!

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  3. Happy Anniversary to your blog! Tilme flies...
    Geneviève

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  4. Wow, Happy Blog Birthday Jennifer! LOVE the picture - so cute! Caroline xXx

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  5. !felicidades! y que cumplas muuchos más en el blog.

    Me encanta la celebración del gatito.

    Besitos.

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  6. Happy birthday to your wonderful blog. Wow time sure does fly when you are having fun :D and your year sure has been busy. Wishing you all the best for many many years to come. The card is beautiful.
    Hugs Maria

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  7. CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS Jennifer and Plushpussycat!! One year, wow! Here's to many more my friend!! :)

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  8. felicidades espero que continúe con nosotros muchos años mas.
    un abrazo

    congratulations I hope to continue with us for many years to come.
    a hug

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  9. Muchas felicidades por tu cumpleblog!!!
    Es un placer visitarte.
    Ya estoy de nuevo por aqui, lo siguiente que hare sera subir tu fantastico regalo.
    besitos ascension

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  10. In Holland we say :
    Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd!!!
    it means Congratulations :)
    x Margot

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  11. Happy one year Blog anniversary Jennifer!!!! Yesterday was my 3 month blog anniversary :0)
    What a wonderful place the blog world is!!
    When I first started mine I thought it would very much be about my bears but now I find myself more addicted to miniatures and I am amazed at how welcoming the mini blog world is!!There are so many lovely generous people like yourself :0) who make it so special and rewarding and such a happy place to be!!!
    I am excited about the month long party and I will definately be here to celebrate!!!!
    Hugs
    vicky xxxxx

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  12. Thank you, Drora! Your kind words mean so much to me! Here's to many more years of blog friendship! :-) Jennifer

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  13. Hi Mini Minnie! It's great to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words! :-) Jennifer

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  14. Hi Genevieve! Thank you very much! Yes, time flies by so quickly when you're having fun! :-D Jennifer

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  15. Hola Carmen! Muchas gracias! :-D Jennifer

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  16. Hi Carla! Thank you so much! :-) Jennifer

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  17. Thank you, Caroline! How thoughtful of you to leave a comment! :-) Jennifer

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  18. Muchas gracias, Teviro! Your comment is so sweet and thoughtful! :-) Jennifer

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  19. Thank you so much, Maria! Time has really flown by with the joy of meeting sweet people like you! :-D Jennifer

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  20. Concratulations Plushpussycat
    Hugs Klara

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  21. Thank you so much, sognatriceabordo! I am so happy to hear from you! :-) Jennifer

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  22. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! I wish your success! :))

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  23. Thank you so much, Jeni! I appreciate your friendship so much! Here's to many more years of friendship, blogging, and fun! :-D Jennifer

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  24. Thank you, contar! That is so nice of you to say! Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  25. Muchas gracias, Carmen!!! :-D Jennifer

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  26. Muchas gracias, Ascension! It is always lovely to hear from you! :-) Jennifer

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  27. Thank you, Margot! How thoughtful of you to leave such a lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  28. Thank you very much, Crafter's Delights! I appreciate your comment so much! :-) Jennifer

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  29. Hello Jennifer, congratulations on the anniversary of the blog. Many congratulations, I'm waiting for the party! Kisses in your heart.

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  30. Hi Vicky! Happy three-month blogiversary! :-) I love your blog and have loved getting to know you! We're both so lucky to have found this blog world, aren't we?! ;-) I'm so glad you'll be part of the month-long celebrations! :-) Jennifer

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  31. Thank you, Klara! I neglected to mention that winning your giveaway (my first) got me really hooked on all of the fun in blogging and miniatures! :-D Jennifer

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  32. Hello tomohachi! It is great to hear from you! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment and well wishes! :-) Jennifer

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  33. Hi Cris! Thank you for your kind wishes! I'm glad you're going to be here for the party--yay! :-D Jennifer

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  34. *Ähöm... mimimimimiiii...* Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, dear Blog of Plushpussycat and to Jennifer, tooooooooooo! Ooooops, as usual when we start singing blogland seems to be a temporarily empty space with people running away in terror... *sigh* Ok, we try to say it in words: We're glad you've decided to start a blog one year ago!!! ;O)

    Hugs
    Flutterby + Birgit

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  35. Happy happy Birthday! What a year for you...great! Wishing you success, ideas, and many more cute postcards to create!!!!! :) Many Greetings, Anne

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  36. Thank you so much, Flutterby and Birgit! This is the first time anyone has sung to me in blogland--how special and precious! It is great to hear from you, as always, my blog friends! :-) Jennifer

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  37. Hi Anne! Thank you so much for your good wishes--I appreciate them so much! :-) I still have some surprise greeting cards up my sleeve too! ;-) Jennifer

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  38. Happy birthday!!
    I love your blog.
    Bye Faby

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  39. Congrtulations, Jennifer! And many many more Blogging years to come!:)
    Hugs

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  40. Hi Fabiola! What sweet words you have given me--thank you! :-D Jennifer

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  41. Thank you, The Old Maid! That is really kind of you! :-) Jennifer

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  42. Congratulations!! I whish you so many years for your blog, plushpussycat! A big hug

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  43. Thank you, PAKY! That is really sweet of you to say! :-) Jennifer

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  44. Congratulations on your anniversary!! here's to another year!

    regards
    Andy x

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  45. Thank you, Andy! Thanks for being a friend of Plushpussycat and for leaving such a lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  46. Wow! Congrats so much! :) I'm so happy that you have a blog, without it, I would have never even found out about these your cute miniature stuff and plushies :)<3
    Of course I'm gonna be here celebrating :)

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  47. Happy ( Blog ) Birthday To You!! :)
    Anda

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  48. Congratulations! You have a fun and inspiring blog and love your critters!! :)) Sanne

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  49. It's partytime: Congratulations to 1 year blogging, Jennifer.
    I hope, that I can read more and more and more of your great ideas and your adorable plush critters.
    Hugs and kisses from Craftland

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  50. ¡¡ felicidades que cumplas muchos mas ¡¡ y yo lo vea ¡¡
    besines

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  51. Felicidadesssss!!!
    Estaré muy pendiente para esa celebración.
    Mil besos...Julia

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  52. Hi Dinsku! Thank you for your very sweet comment--I appreciate it so much! I'm so glad you're going to be here to celebrate with me! Yay! :-) Jennifer

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  53. Thank you, Kathy! I appreciate your sweet words so much! :-) Jennifer

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  54. Hi ANDA! Thank you so very much! :-D Jennifer

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  55. Thank you, Sanne! That is so very nice of you to say! I appreciate your sweet words so much!!! :-) Jennifer

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  56. Wow, Craftland! What a sweet thing to say! You really made my week! Your words are like sweet nectar! :-) Jennifer

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  57. Hola La casa de Elisa! Muchas gracias! Your comment is so tender and sweet! Thank you for your kind words! :-D Jennifer

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  58. Hola julia! Muchas gracias! What a lovely thing to say--thank you so much! :-) Jennifer

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  59. Feliz cumple blog y que cumplas muchos más. Besos.

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  60. Mam ogromną nadzieję, że będę z Tobą. Gratuluję rocznicy! Życzę samych radości na Twoim blogu. Ściskam cieplutko!
    I very much hope that I will be with you. Congratulations on the anniversary! I wish the same joy in your blog. Nice and warm hug!

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  61. Happy Birthday Plushpussycat!!

    Have some tea with that cake :)

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  62. Muchas gracias, Eloisa! I appreciate your sweet comments so much! :-) Jennifer

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  63. Hi AGNIESZKA - NIUŃKA! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you will join me in the celebration! :-) Jennifer

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  64. Thank you, Joanna! Tea it is! Thank you for your lovely comment! :-) Jennifer

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  65. Felicidades por el proximo aniversario de tu blog, es maravilloso ver toda la gente que te seguimos,esperaremos impaciente esa fiesta de cumpleblog, besos Pepi.

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  66. Felicidades por tu cumple blog!!
    Besitos

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  67. Hi Jennifer, congratulations and happy Anniversary to your first blog year !!!!
    It is so good to have you here, I hope there will be many more years to come my friend :)

    Warm hugs Mieke xxx

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  68. Congratulations my dear Jennifer !!! I wish you a very happy blog anniversary!!! Thanks a lot for your visit.
    Hugs, Marie-Anne

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  69. Hola Pepi! Muchas gracias! Your words are so sweet! I'm so glad you'll join me for the big party! :-D Jennifer

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  70. Mucas gracias, Cote! I appreciate your good wishes so much! :-) Jennifer

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  71. Thank you so much, Mieke! I feel so fortunate to have met you in blogland--you are a gem! :-) Jennifer

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  72. Hi Marie-Anne! Thank you very much for your good wishes! :-) Jennifer

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  73. Happy Blog Anniversary, Jennifer! I remember the first time I saw my darling little Plushpussycat! I adored that little face from the very beginning!

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  74. Thank you so much, Lucille! Plushpussycat says "hi." ;-) Thanks for making our day! :-) Jennifer

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  75. Muchas felicidades por este primer año de blog! (espero sean muchos más y compartirlos, la tarjeta -como todas tus cosas- es una chulada!
    Esperaremos a marzo... Un mes de celebraciones! Me encanta
    Besos

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  76. Hola Rosamargarita! Muchas gracias! Your comment is so sweet and kind, just like you! We're going to party together in March--yippee!!! :-) Jennifer

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  77. Oh I forgot to say the new greeting card design great!! I love the little presents and the gingham background.
    hugs again :0)
    Vicky xxxx

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  78. Hi Yoshi! Thank you very much! I appreciate your good wishes! :-) Jennifer

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  79. Hi Vicky! Thank you so much for your kind words, for noticing the little details, and for coming back to leave another comment! :-) That's just like you--so sweet! I'm so glad we're blog friends! :-D Jennifer

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  80. Congratulations.
    Time is runnig fast.
    Greetings
    Melanie

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  81. Thank you, Melanie! Great to hear from you! :-) Jennifer

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  82. Felicidades, por aquí estaré el mes de marzo.

    Besos, Narán

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  83. Hola Jenifer. Gracias a tu comentario en mi blog, he podido descubrir el tuyo y me gusta mucho. Lo seguiré desde hoy. Besos.

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  84. Muchas gracias, Naran! I look forward to celebrating together in March--yay! :-D Jennifer

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  85. Hola Maribel! Welcome--I'm so glad you found Plushpussycat! Thank you for becoming a friend of the blog. I hope you visit often. :-) Jennifer

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  86. Muitos parabéns!! Felicidades... Beijinhos

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  87. Thank you so much, Vera! How nice of you! :-) Jennifer

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  88. Happy Anniversary Jennifer.
    Hugs
    Debs

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  89. Hi Jennifer, thank you sooooo much for telling me.
    It is such a sweet candy, I do like the shabby style very much, I allready put it on my sidebar, it is so kind off you to think about me :)
    Have a great Sunday !!!

    PS. I hope you get along well with your plannings for the BIG Blog celebration !!!

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  90. Thank you, Debs! That's very kind of you to send your good wishes! :-) Jennifer

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  91. Hi Mieke! Glad you like the candy--I thought you would! :-) You have a great weekend too! Yeah, I'll be busy planning the BIG blog celebration! ;-) lol! :-) Jennifer

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  92. Congratulations Jennifer! I enjoy every time to read your great stories!
    Ina :)

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  93. Hey Jen,
    Happy 1 year to Plushpussycat and blogging!!! can't wait for the blogs on celebrating!!
    Kate xx

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  94. Happy anniversary to your blog! Congratulations!!I whish you so many years for your blog, Jennifer A big hug!!

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  95. Happy Birthday Plushpussycat!! Thanks for following my blog and your kind comment. Now I've found yours!!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  96. Hi Ina! Great to hear from you! Thank you so much--I'm so glad you like my stories--that's really sweet of you to say! :-D Jennifer

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  97. Hi Kate! Great to hear from you! Thank you very much! Yeah, we're going to have some fun the whole month of March--woohoo! :-D Jennifer

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  98. Hi Maria! It's great to hear from you! Thank you for your good wishes--I appreciate that so much! :-D Jennifer

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  99. Hello Ilona! Welcome! Thank you for becoming a friend of Plushpussycat! I hope to see you here often! :-) Jennifer

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  100. Happy Anniversary to your blog!!!!!, and many many years to come making lovely minisssssssss
    hugs from Spain!!
    Eli

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  101. Cara Jennifer tantissimi auguri al tuo blog e alla tua nuova carriera!!
    Sono molto felice per te,e se ci sarà una festa conta pure su di me!!!
    Bellissima la nuova card di compleanno!!!
    Ti ringrazio con tutto il cuore per il tuo affetto e per le bellissime parole che hai sempre per me,
    un bacio
    Mely

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  102. ¡¡¡¡Felicidades!!!!. Esperamos ver tus trabajos durante mucho, mucho tiempo. Un saludo, Eva

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  103. Happy Bloggie BDay! LuV, TiGGy!

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  104. Hi Eli, Thank you so much for your sweet comment--I appreciate it very much! :-) Jennifer

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  105. Dear Mely, It is wonderful to hear from you! Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you like my new birthday card too! Oh, I'm so excited that you will be able to help celebrate my blog birthday in March--yay! You are a dear person. :-) Jennifer

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  106. Muchas gracias, Eva! That is so sweet of you to say! Thank you for your kind words. :-) Jennifer

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  107. Hi Tiggy, Great to hear from you! Thank you for your good wishes! :-) Jennifer

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  108. To the very first one to leave a comment (friend of ChocoCat): thank you! Your comment got caught in my spam filter, but I just found it. Thank you for leaving a comment! :-) Jennifer

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  109. Congratulations! Love the photos. They are just so happy!
    hugs
    Caroline

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  110. Thank you, Caroline! That means a lot! :-) Jennifer

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  111. Felicidades Jenifer, espero que cumplas muchos muchos más.

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  112. Thank you so much, Maribel! I hope I have many more years blogging too! :-D Jennifer

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  113. Happy Birthday to You!!!
    Wonderful plush animals! Sweet houndstooth dog!
    Looking forward to the month of March on your Blog!
    Gail..the little house at pinehaven

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  114. Hi Gail! Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes! I'm so glad you'll be able to join the party! :-) Jennifer

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