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Friday, April 26

Shoestring's One Year Anniversary!!

One year ago this week, I shared my very first post with you.  It's hard to believe it was that long ago and yet it seems like yesterday!!
You've come and walked with me through my garden... Encouraged me to tackle projects I loved!

Shown me a wonderful friendship and encouraged me with your wonderful Features and kindest words!

We have done chalk paint projects and had tea together!! Baked some muffins and made thrifty transformations!


                             

 Oh what incredible joy you have given me with your kind words and constant encouragement!!











can't think of anything I would have rather have been doing..

It definitely is an ongoing learning process...I just last week finally figured out how to make a text link!



can't think of anything I would have rather have been doing..It definitely

 is an ongoing learning process...I just last week finally figured out how to make a text link! You would have never seen that back when I was writing about my love for Cielo's House in the Roses which I can  now show you  that you can find her, Here


I have shared all my ideas with you! Some of them inspired and some not so  clever, but Always an adventure!!











I've shared prayer time and prayer boxes, for that matter!








You have even slowly watched me transform different parts of my home and the things in it and it has been such fun and a great benefit and Blessing to me!!














Thank you from the bottom of my heart to every single person that has popped in to check on what I was up to, or clicked on my thumbnail @ a linky party, followed me from Facebook, or just stumbled upon my little Blog!!  Most of all, Thank you so much for every single comment and follow!! They mean the world and give what I do some small bit of validation...and for that I could never truly express my gratitude. I have had a blast and hope you will journey on with me for awhile longer!!

So here's a few more highlights from the last year here at Shoestring Elegance!! I hope you have been Blessed in some small way!




Remember
this?





  Thankfully, you all seem to enjoy this centerpiece as much as I still am!!


I like it, too!!





Celebrated Family and church events...

 Fall Favorites



Remember all the things we shared for Christmas?









Saying good bye to old friends. 










 And enjoying new finds!


Creating Beauty to lift the spirits...



to The Spirit lifting me!


I almost forgot to include your favorite post to date!!! It's still funny to me with what connects people, but in a wonderful way!!


~Blessing Always,  

Theresa.

As always  I am sharing this post with some incredibly talented Bloggers, like~


The Incredible, Bev over @ How Sweet The Sound's Pink Saturday
The Incredibly talented Coutyney!! @ French Country Cottages Feathered Nest Friday
Kathy's Home and Garden over on A Delightsome Life

Another Talented Lady, Karen @ REDOUX
The Wonderful Debra @ Common Ground

The Very Wonderful and Kind, Katie over @ Katherine's Corner 
Jody and Stan over @ Rooted In Thyme 

The Wonderful Cindy @ My Romantic Home
Jamielynn @ I Heart Nap Time
Stephanie Lynn's Beautiful Sunday Showcase Party

Making The Scene Monday with Sarah@ Alderberry Hill

Susan's Metamorphosis Monday@  Between Naps On the Porch
Sandy and Holly's Creative Corner Hop @ Cherished Handmade Treasures




32 comments:

  1. Happy Blogaversary, Theresa! I love hearing about the personal transformation bloggers experience during their first year in Blogland. What amazing people we meet ... and what interesting things we learn about ourselves. Congratulations and best wishes for many more adventures!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan!! You are very right. I have made some wonderful friends through this Blog and Love every minute of it! And the stories and comments by the readers are so moving, it is a complete Blessing, like none I could have imagined.. Thank you!!

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  2. Happy pink Saturday. Congratulations on your 1 year of blogging. I just celebrated 5 years . You are so right I made wonderful new friends and indeed there was and is a whole new world here. I read about the link you figured out, to tell you the truth I don´t think I know.:(((
    Have a nice weekend and I am your newest follower.

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am truly enjoying this new, different world!! And I think Blog Sisters are some of the best people I've ever met!! If you ever want to learn how to do the link thing it is actually incredibly easy once you've been shown the secret..let me know, I'd be happy to share my new found knowledge!!
      Thanks again, BTW, I followed you back!! You have a beautiful Blog and I don't even know what to say about your photos..simply stunning. Enjoy your weekend, as well!!
      ~Theresa

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  3. Hi Theresa
    Congrats :)
    wonderful photos....
    and do not miss......

    SATURDAY SHOW OFF

    it is FUN :)
    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

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  4. So glad to share this anniversary with you. I found your blog via How Sweet The sound and I will look for you on Google+. I so enjoyed my visit with a fellow Christioan.
    Regards, peggy

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    1. Thank you so much, Peggy!! I ope we can have more"visits"!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  5. Dear sweet Theresa, where does the time go? It has been a wonderful year! I look forward to another year of enjoyable visits to your lovely blog. Congratulations on your blogaversary. Big Hugs my friend. xo P.S. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop

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    1. Oh Katie, This would not have been a complete celebration without seeing your wonderful smile here!! Thank you...Thank you....Thank you!!
      Many Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  6. What a wonderful post to celebrate!
    So happy to share experiences and the love of life with you!
    Hugs,
    Gigi

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    1. Thanks for helping me celebrate, Gigi!! So glad you made it!!
      Hugs and Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  7. Lovely post, following you now. I love some of your ideas. Inspiring. Thank you
    Janice

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    1. Thanks so much for your kindness, Janice..Glad to have you joining me!!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  8. Happy Birthday, Shoestring Elegance! You've brought so much joy into my life... Here's to many more years of blogging my friend! :)

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    1. Hi, Heather, no words to thank you enough for your friendship and support!! The feeling of Joy brought to life is very Mutual!!
      Blessings sweet friend!
      ~Theresa

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  9. Theresa,
    Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful post and blog. I am now following you, so I won't miss a thing. Thank you for joining us at "Let's Get Social Sunday". I'm happy to have found you.
    I would love for you to come to my link party Tuesday Trivia at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    1. Thank you so very much, Wanda Ann!! I'll be sure to make it over to your Beautiful Blog and link up with you.. Thanks for the follow, too!! See you Tuesday!
      Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  10. Time does fly by doesn't it. Blogging is a wonderful way to record all the blessings of the past year and even more so when we share it with one another - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday.
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks,Kathy!! Yes I completely agree!! It is a wonderful record of so many Blessings and memories of new friends made..:) Thank you so much for letting me share with you!
      Many Blessings to you,
      Theresa

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  11. So happy to have found your blog at Beverly's Pink Saturday - and just in time to wish you a Happy Anniversary!

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    1. I'm so very happy to have you Susan!! Thank you so much for the well wishes!!
      I hope you will visit again!
      Many Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  12. Congratulations on your first blogaversary! Thanks for sharing your special memories at the Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party. Hope you can link up again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  13. Beautiful!!! So nice to meet you on the Sunday Link!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Found you at Let’s get social Sunday. New Follower. You can find me painting, decorating and baking on HickoryTrail

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  15. Thank YOU for the inspiration and YES, I'll be following along... your friend, Linda

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    1. Ha! Linda! your inspiring!! Glad you're following..
      Many Blessings,
      ~Theresa

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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