My One Little Word for 2017 – Example

Gold glitter Happy New Year 2017 background. Happy new year glit

Hello everyone!!  Happy New Year to all of you! I can’t believe 2017 is here.  Wasn’t it just yesterday we were celebrating 2016?  Time really flies fast when you are super busy with life.  2016 was filled with a lot of soul searching and creating. I’ve had some ups and downs but all in all, the year was productive for me.

My One Little Word for 2016 was FORWARD.  I lived my word in 2016. I made sure whatever I did was in a forward motion.

Here are some of the things I was able to do:

  1. I started lettering.
  2. I was able to let go of people who weren’t moving forward with me.
  3. I figured out what I wanted out of this craft world.
  4. I embraced my PHA diagnose and started doing as the doctors ordered.
  5. I moved forward in all things I set out to do.
  6. I met a lot of great people this year.

The one thing I didn’t get to do that was very important:

  1. That was to get my belongings out of storage.  I will continue to work on that in 2017. I need to let go of that space.  It is costly and not allowing me to fully move forward.

I will post my 2016 album in a few days.  I still have to add some finishing touches.


Now that 2017 is here, I am ready to share my word and working on a better me!

So for 2017, my One Little Word is Example!

Here is the definition:



When I thought about my word this year, I thought about my children.  What could I do for my children? Example come straight to mind.

I want to be a positive example for my children.  They are influenced by so many things and people in their lives. I want to be that person they model after.  To be that person, they need to see me set positive examples! They need to see how they are suppose to act in the world that is cruel at times.

This will be helpful to me because it forces me to always think before I react or do something that isn’t positive in all aspects of my life.


Be the Example!

Come along with me on this One Little Word journey this year!  It will be fun and challenging at times but I’m up for this challenge.

What is your word?  I would love to hear down below.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


One Little Word 2016 – FORWARD

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a different type of post today.  I’m not sure if many of you know about Ali Edwards One Little Word project that she started nine years ago.

If you haven’t heard of it let me give you some info from Ali herself:

“Is this your first time hearing about One Little Word®? The premise is simple – choose a word to invite into your life for the coming year. You live with it. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities and no right or wrong way to approach the adventure. Sometimes words have come to me out of the blue and other years I’ve gone looking for what it was I most wanted to bring into my life.”  –Ali Edwards 

Oh man, this is such a great project that I started last year but didn’t stick with it.  You can check out my post from last year here.

I went with “determined” last year and I started off strong but I never really put much effort into it. I’m not quite sure why I didn’t stick with it but 2016 will be different for me.  I’m starting early and I’m getting everything in place to really put my best foot forward!!

Let’s check out my word for 2016:

One little word forward4

(I created this graphic myself, I’m excited about that- I’m moving forward.)

Forward (adverb) means: onward so as to make progress; toward a successful conclusion.

YES!!  I want my life to move forward!! Here are some big things happening in 2016:

  1. I’m going to CHA for the first time!
  2. I’m turning forty!
  3. My son is turning 18!
  4. My daughter is turning 10!
  5. My son is graduating high school!
  6. My son is starting college!

These things are major and I want us to go into 2016 with:

  1. FORWARD thinking!
  2. FORWARD movement!
  3. FORWARD living!

Starting in January 2016,
I will be living, breathing and demonstrating this one little word!!

I’m hoping to start the year off with a super cool card to go with my graphic above to kick this event off!!  Don’t hold me to it but I will surly try!

In the next couple of days, my new binder and goodies will arrive and I will share the process of putting things together with you!!

I hope you follow me on this journey and encourage me a long the way. I will need it!

So what do you think?  Will you join in on this adventure with your own word? Let me know!

Thank you for stopping by!!