Happy Blogiversary!

Dear Blog,

I’m sorry I’ve been ignoring you for the last couple of months, but I couldn’t let this week end without celebrating our five year anniversary!  Let’s take a walk down memory lane…

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The original Ballatrina’s Knitting blog header

With my first post in May 2008, I announced my new blog “Ballatrina’s Knitting and Other Bits and Bobs”, which would be used to document my entry back into the world of knitting.  Although there were a few disasters in the beginning, my knitting came a long way in a short time.  As well as my knitting progress, we also shared some big life moments, as well as a few new flats, which also helped uncover just how much my yarn stash had grown in a few months!

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The knitting project that inspired it all!

Over time we also talked about books, and then sewing, and then a tour of local restaurants under the title “Monday Meal Madness” (interesting aside – the guy who used to meet me for dinner in these excursions was at the time a fellow youth leader – and he’s now my brother-in-law!).  Ballatrina’s Knitting continued documenting my crafting, reading and eating until November 2009, when I made the decision to hand in my resignation at work, and make the move north to further my studies.

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The latest version of the Musical Butterfly blog header

It was at this time that I thought the ol’ blog better grow up a little too, so we left Ballatrina’s Knitting, and started up with Musical Butterfly.  Using a new platform, we planned to continue with similar content, but also document the trials and tribulations of being a student in their mid 20s.  What ended up happening was less posting (with an increase of assignments, practise sessions and exam prep!) and while it took a little while to settle into what this Musical Butterfly would become, there were good times along the way – including falling in love! (While we are celebrating our five years together, Andrew and I are celebrating our three years together – and 171 days until our big day!).

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My first FO while studying – and Andrew’s first appearance as a model!

Both crafting and reading have continued, but since I no longer had time for Monday Meal Madness – and I’d left my eating buddy in another city – the new ‘Foods’ section was born, as I tried out all kinds of new recipes while discovering a love of cooking.  Our next venture together – planning a wedding!  I’ve also taken a liking to reading style and fashion blogs as I work out my personal style while transitioning into this next stage of my life, so there may be a bit of that popping up too.

Happy 5 years, blog!  Looking forward to discovering what the next five years will look like!

Trina xo

PS: Thanks to those who have joined us along the way, your support has been much appreciated 🙂

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