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Midwest Meet-Up Gathering for Midwest Bloggers

I wanted to show you some pictures of the 4th annual Midwest Meet up from the 16th! Sweet Kim was nice enough to send me her pictures because I was so busy, I only snapped  a few! Meeting all of those ladies was amazing and have a gathering for midwest bloggers. And I am. SO.Bummed. We never got a group shot!!!
Inside if room 363 midwest bloggers meet up

Some came from out of town, and drove hours. I was so excite to see my good friend Karianne after all of these years, and Heather is a good friend I never knew I had. I finally got to meet Kelly, as we shared our life’s aspirations, I am so glad to have met her! It was so great to meet everyone and I thank you! And Mark as well, whose shop is amazing and hosted it for us! If you haven’t gone you have to go!!!
Midwest Meet up for Bloggers 2013
He finds the best treasures, like Linda’s cow picture. The thing is, amazingly enough,it’s out grown having it in little spaces. I am toying with the idea of making it a 1 day mini-conference next year with speakers. What do you think? Papersource was wonderful enough to have opened their doors to teach us  a little about embossing thanks to Sharon. What a great store. I bought some really cute things!!
The inside of Room 363 retail store

We had lots of treats for everyone to snack on, and goody bags that many contributed too. It was as nice as the meet up we had before.

Snacks and treats for a blogger meet up

It was so much fun when everyone met each other. It was like old friends meeting for the first time. We all get to know each other through our blogs, but there is something about giving someone a squeeze in person!

Karianne from Thistlewood and Heather from At the Picket fence


Anne Payetta and Heather gathering together at the Midwest Meet up


Screen printed bags


Bloggers gathering together at the Midwest Meetup at Room 363


Anne and Linda at the Midwest Meetup

It was so much fun to head over to Papersource and be able to have some creative time too!

Papersource for a bloggers meet up


Making a craft with glitter


We really had so much fun together!


Bloggers making a craft

It was so amazing to meet everyone and I can’t wait to do next year!

It was so great to meet all of you like Kari, Lynda,Peggy,Barb,Teresa, Jennifer, Caroline,Erin, Lynn, Anne, Penny, Jeanne, Kimberly, Melanie, and Michele. I know I missed a few of you, please make sure you add your blog to the facebook group. Thank you all!

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  1. Oh Jen, you are simply the sweetest!! Thank you so very much for all the time and effort you put into this truly lovely event! I will be the first to say that the idea of a one day mini-conference just makes me swoon (i know who uses the word swoon any longer…) It was truly a pleasure meeting so many lovely ladies in such a short period of time. Next time, yes this girl is going to make it an overnighter or even a full weekend event. (trust me i know my aunt and cousins would be ticked as we rarely get time together… and who knew it was so close, relatively speaking.)

    Once again thank you, Jen, Mark, and Sharon! Oh and Sharon… yes she fed my addiction…. Paper Source, sigh what can I say? paper, glitter, glue, pretty calendars, stamps, and my sweet hubby wandering around wide eyed! What more can a girl ask for?

  2. Oh Jennifer this looks like it was a lot of fun and to put faces with the bloggers how great is that. I am so bummed I missed this so I do hope you do it again. I think the idea with guest speakers would be so much fun. Thanks for sharing and have a great Easter.

  3. Jen it was so much fun! Thank you so much again for pulling this all together! It was a thrill to meet so many women with the same interests! I wish I could have spent more time with everyone.I feel like I missed chatting with some of you.But so little time.Hopefully next time I can get around to more of you.

  4. Thanks, Jennifer, for all of the organizing and for the brilliant idea of a mini conference. I’m just wondering if we really need to wait til next year? Maybe this fall? I would be happy to help organize! Just a thought…

  5. Loved seeing the photos. I can’t believe I was so busy talking to everyone that I forgot to take ANY pictures! What a wonderful day it was – everything was marvelous!

  6. The meet-up was so much fun, Jen and I give you a lot of credit for coordinating the whole thing! I think it would be really cool next year to have a mini-conference with speakers.

  7. Dear Jen, Thank you again for getting all of us together, for all the planning and prep and the coolest swag bags!
    I think you are on the right track with your conference idea. I would love to help in any way. Happy Easter to you and your family. Love, Penny

  8. Oh to still live in MN, closer than WA state! Looks like you had a fabulous time, love to follow all of you creative ladies 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya

  9. Looks like you guys had a ball! I read alot of the blogs everyday but , it must be so nice to meet all these women. You all are so talented and funny. Wish you could have taken a group picture and identified everyone. Maybe next time Love your blog!

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