One Little Word

One Little Word, OLW, Ali Edwards


I can hardly believe we are starting a new year.  It seems like this past year flew by so quickly and there were so many things I didn't have the opportunity to complete.  Considering all that has happened, I guess it's appropriate to feel this way.  


Last January 1st I started a journey with Ali Edwards workshop called One Little Word.  I loved the idea of choosing one word that I could focus on all year long.  I loved it so much I had my little family take part in the journey with me.  Last year I chose the word STRONG.  I had no idea how that word would become a massive FOCUS.  I knew I wanted to work on being a stronger mother, stronger wife, stronger friend.  


We sat down this year and reflected on our words from last year. Did it help? We're we able to focus on our word? Did it help the choices we made? It's interesting to hear what each of had to say.  I for one believe I am a much stronger individual than I was a year ago.  Even despite the situation.  


I pondered on my word for this year.  "Determined" kept coming to the front of my brain.  In the past I've always felt determined to complete the tasks in my life but I don't think I really followed through.  There were so many things I let get in my way.  Some were very personal issues.  Some were pure silly.  Many times I just didn't have the energy to be determined.  


This year, I am DETERMINED.  

Russ chose BOLD. 

Brandon chose COURAGEOUS

Alexis… still pondering.  


You can find out more information on what I'm talking about HERE.  What is your One Little Word for this year? 


I was determined to get into my stamp room today and pull out some of the new toys that I've received.  I created a disaster on my desk but that always means something is being accomplished.  That equals happiness.  <smile>

I am in love with the new Occasions Catalog.  So many CA-UTE products.  Check out this card using all new fun products:

Peachy Keen, Stampin' Up! Peachy Keen, Stampin' Up! Peachy Keen, Stampin' Up!


My pictures didn't do this card justice.  That's what I get for shooting pics in the dark.  Hey… this is how I have to roll for awhile- by the seat of my pants!


Anyhoosie- Love the Peachy Keen stamp set along with the Hip Notes.  These are super cute stamps along with matching framelits.  Love how the camera comes out embossed and cut on that Gold Foil.  *squeal*  

You can see a list of fun products I used and they are all in the Online Store.  The only thing not available is the sweet twine around the card.  This is a new Sale-a-Bration item.  It's going to be a fantastic Sale-a-Bration this year.  



Stamps:  Peachy Keen #133113, Hip Notes #133504 Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock: Crumb Cake

Accessories: Sale-a-Bration Twine, On Film Framelits #132969, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper #132993, Retro Fresh Washi Tape #133001, Starburst Framelits Dies #132967, Sewing Machine


Peachy Keen, Stampin' Up!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

All of these products can be purchased in my Online Store NOW!!


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5 thoughts on “One Little Word”

  1. Hi Kimberly,

    I LOVE that you are on this OLW journey too!  I signed up and my word this year is intention.  I want to be intentional about how I chose to spend my time (or not to spend my time), intentional in my relationships with my children, husband, family and friends, intentional about how I am running my business, where I am giving my time/talents etc.  Cheers my friend as we head out on this journey!


  2. Michelle Gleeson

    She's back!  I hear it through your words and your card – determined and joyful.  Your card is fabulous.  I will be casing this card when my goodies arrive on Thursday!.  You are an inspiration on many levels to me and others.  Here's to a wonderful 2014 for you and your family.

  3. Diane Giarrusso

    Hi Kimberly,
    Your spirit is such an inspiration to me and I know you have much to handle. Determined is a great word. I too am doing One LIttle Word. Mine is "live". I've made such progress with my depression this year that I'm ready to LIVE again. I wish I hadn't been depressed for most of my life, and I missed so many things because I couldn't feel my feelings, but that is past and now is my time. I appreciate your raw honesty about the good and challenging times in your life and I aspire to be able to do the same thing this year.  Thank you and my best to you and your family!

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