Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ok... my OLW and some 2011 resolutions

Happy Wednesday friends.. =) How are you? Me??? I'm pretty darn great!!!

So, I was thinking a lot about this One Little Word that everyone seems to be doing. You can read more about it here on Ali Edwards blog. I did it back in 2009. My word that year was FOCUS!! I don't think I did really good at keeping "focused" on my word that =) I'm gonna try it again this year. I like the idea of having a word for the year. I was thinking about what I want out of life, and this word just came to me... RENEW!!!!! When I googled the meaning it felt like it was meant for me.. =)

Definition of RENEW
1: to make like new : restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection 
2: to make new spiritually : regenerate
3a : to restore to existence : revive

In reflection, last year was very stressful. I think I'm in a place right now where I really want to renew myself in so many ways. My family, my marriage, my friendships, my career, my health, my overall approach on life. I want to be a better version of me....reflect and instead of dwelling on what I should have done, stay positive and move forward on all the new opportunities and challenges that are in front of me for 2011. So, there it is. My word for 2011 is RENEW. I will be kickstarting a new me. a more happy me. a less critical me. a more thoughtful me.

And in starting a New Year, a lot of us look at making resolutions. I'm no different. I have a lot of things I want to accomplish this year. Here are my scrappy resolutions.

1. No paper buying, other than my kit club until after a crop retreat in March. 
2. Complete 130 layouts
3. Complete 12 Book of Me pages
4. Make more cards and actually send them.. =)
5. Be more frugal in my spending. I'm cutting my scrappy budget in half. Ack! (this one will be hard, but I will do it)

Is anyone else making scrapbooking resolutions or picking a word????

I will leave you with a photo... it reminds me of one of my favorite times in 2010.. my 40th birthday crop and Twilight Eclipse with my friends. the flowers were the centerpiece at my crop table and are in the Eclipse popcorn bucket from the night prior. so much fun.. =)



  1. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your word...and love love love love love that photo!! 316 days girllllllllllllll! I can NOT wait! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Renew is a fantastic word!!! It has such a positive outlook.

  3. Great word for the New Year,very positive.

  4. Great word you picked Theresa! And yes, I have a OLW too - I intent to blog about it on Friday...

  5. Renew is a great word! And I hear you about cutting back on the spending. I think I can keep that under control until Mega Meet in May.

  6. yeah bebe... bring it on... thats a good word renew.... Very positive indeed... totally with you one this one... lets move on... move forward... hugs...xoxo

  7. Good word you chose there Theresa! Good luck in achieving all you're setting out to achieve. Happy New Year!!!
    xxx Peggy

  8. That's a great word for the year! :)

    And what a list of goals! Have a delightful 2011!:)

  9. Great word! I chose one last year {happiness} and tried very hard but this year I am focusing on my bucket list. Still need to post that layout...

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  11. Aw, you made my day! Thank you for such a kind comment on my blog.


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