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:

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(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!!




One Little Word 2015 – Determined

Hello everyone!  With a new year comes new things we want to see done differently in our lives.

I’ve decided that 2015 would be my year to accomplish a list of things I didn’t get to do in previous years.  I made a list in my head of all the things I wanted to accomplish but as we all know, if those lists aren’t written down on a piece of paper, they are lost in our brain matter.

So, I decided to jot down some of those things down but as usual I was drawn into my Instagram feed.

I’m hooked if you didn’t know.  Sorry I digress!

While I was there, I saw a post by Andrea Gray from Don’t Forget To Be Awesome and instantly I knew what I had to do.

She introduced me to this “one little word concept” for 2015!

Basically what this concept does, is allow me to set a word and use that word to grow this year.  I thought that was an awesome idea.  I love learning and growing especially if I’m the benefactor.  What more can I ask for.

So I did some searching for my one word.  One thing that I kept coming back to was “this is my year for great things”, what one word said this.



I thought this word is so fitting!!  I’ve always been a determined person but as we grow older and the world influences us we forget who we are.  So going back to who I use to be. This will bring 2015 full circle for me.

So lets begin!


I’ve made a firm decision that 2015 will be my year to accomplish many crafty things and be a better person by the time December 31, rolls around.

Take a look at what I created:

One Little Word copyYes, pen to paper, I wrote down some of the things I’m determined to accomplish in 2015.  Now that its down on paper and I’ve shared them with you.

I have to do them right?

I have to say I’m a bit nervous but I will set fear aside and be DETERMINED to add some check marks to those boxes.

Like Andrea, I’ve created a Pinterest board called Determined.

Check out some of the motivational pieces I’ve found to get me moving!!

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c4b4c0d49c7e981933c336ffbaa2c6fc e55f812091494d84931da4a84d761d93So with all of that said, I am off running to get my self in line with my plan.  I hope you join me on this journey and encourage me along the way.

I promise this will be a fun ride!!

Thank you for stopping by!