Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Welcome to the February OLW Blog Hop!!!

So last year, I tried to do One Little Word, (OLW) and it was an epic fail.  Towards the end of last year one of my scrappy friend told me about a blog hop that Margie organizes every month and it helped keep HER i check.  (Thanks ScrappnBee!!)  So I figured I'd give OLW another try and here I am.

My word this year is FOCUS.  As I've said in an earlier blog post, by the end of last year I felt like I was pulled in too many directions all the time. And not being able to give 100% with whatever I was working on.  IT. WAS. FRUSTRATING.  One day, I was trying to clean up the kitchen while listening to DS reading.  I was frustrated with him (the situation) because I still had a million and five things to tackle before bedtime.  DS's reading was taking a long time because he was struggling.  The missing key was FOCUS.  If I would just focus on DS's reading, he'd go off tp play and I could focus on what I had to get done.  DUH!  Lightbulb moment!!  And my One Little Word for 2012 was born :)

In the short 31+ days since I've chosen my word I've really tried to spend some time really focusing on a task every day.  Folding a load of laundry only takes about 4 minutes, unloading the dishwasher takes about 3.  I've found I'm also calmer.  More at peace and less stressed.  So far so good for 2012.

Here's a picture of January's assignment.  I was so inspired, I think it was done within the first couple days of being uploaded at BPC!!



We have a total of 46 wonderful scrappers on the blog hop for this month, apparently it's the biggest hop yet!!  You will be going to Cindy's blog next. 


ONE LITTLE WORD Feb 1, 2012 Blog Hop 
Margie              http://xnomads.typepad.com/
Sharyn            www.lavieenchic.com           
Jill                          http://jillconyers.com/
Lynn                        www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Jenn                        www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Carmen            http://www.carmenpaulsorthner.com
Marilee            http://rose-brier.blogspot.com/      
Kristina            http://hrinspirationfromthe403.blogspot.com/  ***YOU ARE HERE***
Cindy C            http://www.cynthiacrysdale.com  Next stop
Kelly                        http://mindingmynest.com
Cheri                        http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Amanda            http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Cindy                        http://seriousplay.typepad.com
Brooke            http://www.everysnapshot.com/
Naomi                        http://www.poeticaperture.com/
Melissa            http://www.smudgetime.com
Karen                        http://breathenowsmile.blogspot.com
Melissa S            http://blog.mshanhun.com
Devon                        http://www.youhadmeatneurotic.com
Donna                         http://holimess.blogspot.com/
Dawn                        sunshineandcreativity.com
Katrina             http://www.katrinasimeck.com/
Sam                        http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com
Monica             http://scrapinspired.com
Kimberlee              http://scrapsandsass.blogspot.com
Missus W            http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/
Kaylea                         http://www.myscrappylife.com
Nikki                        Www.inkyart.com.au
Erin                        http://erinsparkes.typepad.com/optimstic-fascination/
Jo                        www.curlyscrapbooker.blogspot.com
Coley                        http://coleybelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/focus-word-for-2012.html
Beth                        www.thesingularlyordinary.blogspot.com
Veronica            www.veronicanorris.typepad.com
Jamie                        http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com/
Lisa                   http://backtoallen.com/writers_blog
Jan                  http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com
Cate                        www.lifebehindthepurpledoor.com

Stephanie              www.scrapworthylives.com
Orange Gearle            http://orangegearle.blogspot.com
Tere                           http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/
Junelle                  http://yesandamenblog.blogspot.com/ 
Ruth                  http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com
Becky                  www.becky-handforth.blogspot.com

14 comments:

  1. Kristina I so understand feeling pulled all over the place - I suppose it's a sign of our modern times sigh - congratulations on your word and trying to break it down into steps.

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  2. Love your word! And your work on this month's prompt is lovely. xoxo

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  3. I'm so happy you're joining us. I'm pretty sure the blog hop is what keeps me accountable each month - I only missed one last year. I'm glad your word is working so well for you already!

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  4. Welcome to the hop. And I'm so excited you've chosen FOCUS as your word! That was my word last year and it taught me GREAT lessons. Can't wait to see how it evolves for you! Blessings!

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  5. A wonderful word for sure! Mine is cultivate b/c I want to focus on what it is I really love out of all the passions I have in life!

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  6. Same word as me and I think we listed at least three of the same things under invitation! :) GMTA.

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  7. Great word. Enjoy the journey.

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  8. Great word and fun cards. I'm looking forward to seeing more in the coming months :)

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  9. I love lightbulb moments! Great word--good luck to you :)

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  10. I remember about 15 years ago actually timing myself doing various jobs around the house - was astonished at how little time some of things I disliked took. Amazing. Focus is my word for 2012 too - look forward to seeing you around :)

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  11. Thank you for sharing your word and your journey.
    I hope you find focus this year....and give yourself some space to explore the word and how it fits in your world!

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  12. great post.
    great word.
    all you said so true.
    glad you joined us. hoping you hop with us monthly. great way to stay focused on your olw the entire year. just one month at a time.
    ~j

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