Monday, January 31, 2011

January's escape with One Little Word


January was the start of the Ali Edwards' class called One Little Word over at Big Picture Classes. It's all about finding the word you want to focus on for the year. The word you want to use as a reflection for your day-to-day life. Ali's word is "light" for 2011. And over in the message boards for the class, there are a bunch of awesome selections---I'm going to have to make a list of them for next year! LOL

When I told the hubby what I wanted to do with this class, we talked about what word would reflect what we want to accomplish this year. We have so many things going on in our life right now that it's sometimes hard to be positive about it all. So we decided that we are going to take each day, each challenge, and each gift as an opportunity. Opportunities that we are going to explore throughout 2011. I was just so excited that he wanted to help me with the "thinking" part of the class (NOT the "artsy" part as he likes to tell people!)--it's the first time he's actually wanted to get involved with a class that I'm taking!  :)



The quote (or mantra) that we have decided to use is "Each day, in every way, I keep getting better & better" by Émile Coué. And if we take each day as an opportunity, we WILL get better & better--it's all in how you approach it.


I decided to make a separate page each month with some highlights from that month. I happened to have some extra 5x7 page protectors so each month will go in those. January was a beautiful month---the weather here was fabulous & we took the opportunity to enjoy it. We also had a surprise 80th birthday party for my mom with all my family (& some friends) and it was beautiful---we had the opportunity to spend time with family.

This is the back side of the prior page. This is my list of the opportunities we had in January. I'm not super excited about this page but it will have to do! LOL  I have 11 more months to make a fabulous page!

Today starts the January One Little Word (OLW) blog hop!! Head on over to the next blog at http://donnabryantdurand.blogspot.com. But here are the rest of the blogs so all the addresses are in one place. Have a blast!!

Leave a comment here & we'll have a little drawing for a fun prize!!

Escape to YOUR One Little Word.........
Lisa


3) Monica http://scraplifters.blogspot.com  
15) Relly http://rel.ly
32) Margaret http://www.gutsymom.blogspot.com 
33) Sharyn  http://www.analteredlife.com

29 comments:

  1. I love the idea of creating a page highlighting the month. And sharing this with your husband is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love the collage style of your your OLW album pieces. So pretty!

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  3. how wonderful to have both of you working on the word and your art work is simply amazing

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  4. Love the pages you have done so far - your style is really unique and stunning. But I am most impressed that you and DH are doing this together - how fabulous!

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  5. How awesome to share this "opportunity" with someone in real life. Your pages are stunning and I like your style.

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  6. So fun that this is a team effort. Love all you've done so far and I look forward to how your album comes together :)

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  7. Oh, love the idea of doing a "reflective" 5x7 page each month! (Yours is great, by the way!) How cool that your hubs is in on this with you. :)

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  8. Wow what a beautiful pages you made. Love them!!
    Great that you husband is thinking with you on this class. And you are totally capable to do the artsy work alone!!

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  9. You are so lucky that your husband wants to be involved in this. I love your idea of doing the extra pages, your pages for this month are stunning! I love the art journal style of it.

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  10. I never even thought to suggest a collaborative effort to my husband. You are so wise - and what great art journaling! You make me want to "take up my palette and ..." paint.

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  11. So creative and vest of luck finding your opportunities!

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  12. I love your idea of making a page for each month, and I think your January page is fantastic! Very artsy. :) Good luck this year with your word!

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  13. Beautiful Art journal feel to your olw. Love the blue birds and your monthly synopsis idea. TYFS!

    I hope to join in next month as I was too late to join this month. If you would like to see my post from the 16th you can check it out here.

    http://www.creative-moms.com/one-little-word-with-ali-edwards/

    Hugs! Claudia

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  14. I love the artsy feel of your album. And our monthly pages are a fabulous idea.

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  15. Everything looks fantastic. I love your attitude about your word. Awesome that you and your husband are doing it together. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop!

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  16. Beautiful pages! Can't wait to see the next month's.

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  17. wow, this is very artistic!!!!!

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  18. just beautiful and even more special with you both taking the OLW journey together.

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  19. How amazing to go through this together! Your pages are just beautiful.

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  20. That is awesome your husband was involved in you talking through picking a word!

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  21. love how you have documented your word.... and love those keys on the 9 pocket page!!!

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  22. I love that your husband is working with you on this.... even if he's not doing the artsy stuff. :)

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  23. You are very lucky to have someone to share this adventure with -and I love your creativeness - will be watching where you OLW takes both of you

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  24. That is so sweet that he is doing the class with you, even if it is the "thinking" part. :) Opportunities is a wonderful word!!!! Your art is very soulful. Love it!

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  25. Love the "art journal" nature of your pages so far. I'll be watching for others...

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  26. beautiful word. it is so full of wonder and things to be discovered.
    your 3x3 layout is beautiful too.

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  27. Wow, how wonderful that your hubby is sharing your journey! so happy for you and look forward to reading about your progress. Hugs from Melbourne, Aus.

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  28. I really like your word and your approach to it in your life!

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