My One Little Word for 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas arrived and passed really quickly.  It was part really good and part hard work. Now we're home from our little trip away to family and I'm ready to move on to 2014.

I've signed up again for Ali Edward's One Little Word.  Last year my word was simplicity and I love the way it shaped my outlook and organisation; my project life album, my wardrobe.  It's a word I know belongs with me and will continue to shape me.

This year I've chosen moment.  It wasn't the word I'd had in mind for months, however a few weeks ago my husband read something from the internet that Sandra Bullock had said and it was something like... we need to forget about yesterday, stop stressing about tomorrow and really live in the present moment.  It was one of those moments (ha!) of deja vu where I realized I'd read something similar just days before and it resonated with me. It's something I find difficult and want to work on.

There's so much to explore with this word...
Live in the moment
Seize the moment
Capture the moment
Spur of the moment
and so on.

So excited to work on this each month.  This year I'll try and post more about my relationship with moment.  I also want to include a bit in my Project Life album - maybe weekly, maybe monthly.

I'm just waiting to receive my final photo order to finish off my 2013 PL album and can't wait to start on 2014.  I've decided to retain a similar format and philosophy as 2013 after thinking, maybe over-thinking through options.

Happy New Year to everyone and may 2014 be awesome!

Project Life - Week 50

Friday, December 20, 2013

A quick post to share last week's pages.  As I said, I'm following a similar format for my Dec pages - up until the 25th.  I have inserts, much like my Day in the life insert, to cover Christmas Day.





I've already filled up about 1/4 of my new journal for 2014 with ideas!  Oops.  Better out of my head though.  I'm counting on some relaxing time after Christmas to hopefully get some clear direction for next year.  Looking forward to that!

Wishing everyone HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Supplies used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Design A pages and Midnight Edition
Paislee Press presscards 28 and 29
Ali Edwards December Daily 2013 date Stamps and Holiday Word Art Vol 2

Project Life - Wk 49

Thursday, December 12, 2013

As I mentioned in my previous post, I'm doing a sort of December daily in my regular PL pages by using Ali Edwards December Dates on a photo a day.  I'm going to stay with basically the same layout for the rest of December to keep the continuity and I love the one large special Christmas related photo.
In New Zealand it's now summer and school holidays.  I'm loving the beautiful red native Pohutukawa trees flowering.  They're also known as New Zealand's Christmas trees and if you live by the coast, they're as much a part of summer as wearing jandals to the beach!


 Overall I'm really happy with how it's all turned out, although this current week I'm finding choosing photos a challenge... there seems to be so much happening.  I can totally understand that a separate Dec daily album is a good idea!  However inserts will be my best friend!

Supplies used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Design A pages and Midnight Edition
Paislee Press presscards 28 and 29
Ali Edwards December Daily 2013 date Stamps

Thanks for stopping by.

Project Life _ week 48

Thursday, December 5, 2013

 As I said in this post, I'd decided to include Dec Daily in with my project life pages.  This week included Dec 1st and putting up the tree.  From Week 49 I think I've decided on a formula to keep the rest of the year's pages cohesive.  More about that next week.


 Anna has her own tree for her room this year.  This photo is from the previous week but I didn't have room for it there and I'm pleased I went 6x8 with it.  That started the formula for the rest of my Dec pages.
 My Dec To Do list... click on photo to enlarge


Photo bomb!
Excited about the upcoming weeks of PL and also excited to begin 2014.  Always love a new journal, new pages, new ideas!

Supplies used:
Becky Higgins Project Life Design A pages and Midnight Edition
Paislee Press presscards 28 and 29
Ali Edwards December Daily 2013 date Stamps
 
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