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1 Year Blogging Anniversary… A Look Back

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WOW… I can’t believe a whole year has passed since I entered this amazingly inspiring, encouraging and wonderful world of blogging!

First I have to thank you all… thank you for all your sweet comments and ideas that have spurred me on in making my house a home for my family.

Thank you for sharing in my life and letting me see parts of your world too!

I have enjoyed every minute of this last year!!!  Having a blog is a great encouragement to get you looking at that to-do list that you’ve been putting off… I have learned a lot of blogging tricks and tips as I’ve worked to improve my blog and I’ve met SO MANY wonderful new blogging friends… so


So… I thought it would be fun to look back on my 1st post, 1 year ago today…

{Hollow Jute Twine Balls}

This is my very first ever blog post & I’m THRILLED to be linking up to Kimba’s A Soft Place to Land’s DIY Day!  I’ve seen these cute twine balls in all my favorite stores, so my 4-year-old and I attempted to make our own MUCH cheaper version.

Items Needed:  Twine, white glue, balloons & wax paper

As you can see we blew up the balloons.  We mixed the glue with some water ~ about 3 parts glue, 1 part water.  Then we started soaking a bunch of twine in the glue/water mixture.

Then came the tricky part… wrapping the twine around the balloon.  I’ve got no great wisdom on this part other than repeating one section few times seemed to help it secure easier.  Here you can see the 3 that we did all wrapped & drying on the wax paper.  I let them dry for about 24 hours before we popped the balloons.

Now for the beautiful reveal….

The bottom ball is just a styrofoam ball wrapped in twine, but the top 2 are our creations.  Here’s a pic of the large one on top of the hutch.

I just LOVE these fun creations & loved that I could do it with my preschooler too.

Stay tune… in my next post all share about the twine lampshade you can see in the pic above.

Thanks for stopping by.


My small photos made me smile… the things you learn over time.

I’m sharing my twine creations at the great parties in my PARTIES MENU BAR.


  1. Fantastic blog..I will def. be trying this over the weekend. I also do craft blogs and would love for you to check them out and tell me what you think. I just started but I think I have some pretty cool things on there.

  2. Congrats to you, Maryann! Here's to many more….! 🙂 Cute twine balls, too! Great craft project to share with little kiddos!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

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