Monday, January 3, 2011

I have my "One Little Word".....

Have you chosen a "word" for 2011?
My word for 2009 was FOCUS...
In 2010 it was MANAGE....
Sitting in church yesterday I thought, "I have to chose a word that will inspire me and not set me up for failure." It came to me...."SIMPLIFY".
I need to SIMPLIFY things in various areas of my life...
Reorganize, eliminate and use-up come to mind....


If I SIMPLIFY things, I will have more time to create.....




















Thanks to all of the Peppermint Girls and their amazing tags!!!
And concentrate more on being healthier so I don't feel like this...
Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

and I want WAY more time to spend with these people...






Charlie and Miles (and their parents) came for a visit right after Christmas. Charlie & I made pancakes one morning...we had lots of fun together! 
Wish me luck with this commitment and I wish you the same with your One Little Word if you choose to participate. For more information, you can go to Ali Edward's blog here or here.

I'll be back soon....
XOXO
Joyce





16 comments:

NanE said...

Good Luck Joyce, although I don't think you will need it! I haven't picked a word yet. I know I want to overcome procrastinating but I can't think of a good word to fit what I'm trying to achieve! Have a great week, hugs and blessings, Nan

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Sounds like a wonderful choice! Thanks so much for paying me (my blog) a visit the other day! I think we would be great friends as well! Shoot! I think we are already on our way! I love all your projects! You can check out some of my recent projects at my other blog . . . http://camelliacottagedesigns.blogspot.com

Be joyful!!! Becky

marie said...

You are kidding me! This is TOO funny!
Well, we will definitely have to be a cheerleader for one another won't we.

What fun to have Charlie and Miles over to visit...yes, you NEED more time to visit them.

Take care my friend...have a joy-filled new year!

marie said...

I just noticed that you're already simplifying....your blog is "simply blue"!!

Diane said...

I like that word Joyce I just might have to steal it I think that if I practice that my life too would be oh so calming. Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

Joyce..what a appropriate word..I need this word all the time!!I am posting everyone's words on my sidebar..for me to enjoy..for me to pray for the person..and just to remember what the words were and see how it's going this next year!!

And you don't look piggish!!! lol I am loosing a little..and I always feel so much better!
I think I am going to work on a weight loss project for us gals..we will see!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Joyce.
What a great word you have chosen this year. I also chose that as one of my words. I actually chose 3 words this year to cover the many areas of my life that I need help with this year.
Wishing you all the best for the New Year!
Hugs, Sharon

Suz said...

Oh, my Joyce. I love your new word. I could choose that one, too, in ALL areas of my life. I loved seeing all your word. It has been awhile. Your banners are lovely and your notebooks make me want to go out and buy a Zutter.

My new word is Hope. I am just clinging to hope in God, hope in medicine, hope in insurance coming through...so many things to hope for. I am also hoping to have fun and enjoy life with my sweet husband. This word choosing is a good thing, huh?

Hugs,
Suz

Creative Breathing said...

Joyce, It is so good so see your thumbnail photo when I am out about visiting. Please, please in your simplifying don't hesitate a moment about participating in anything on my blog. It's really all just to keep my busy mind busy and is a reason for me to make so many things! I wish you good health and simplicity in this New Year! Elizabeth

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Every picture was a delight in this Post. Especially your two little "Misters". How precious!!!
I LOVE your new goals for 2011. I need to do the same. : )
xo,
Mary Lou

Kitten said...

Simplify is a wonderful word...I need to do that myself. But my word for this year is FOCUS...I see you've been there a couple years ago. Wish me luck!

Jane said...

I think simplify is a great word for the new year. The projects you pictured were all wonderful. And your grandkids are absolutely adorable!!
Happy New Year.
Jane

Heidi said...

Hi Joyce,
I had to laugh...I clicked on one of your desk photos to snoop---see, I admitted it! {I spy your tv remote there in front?!!!}

My Bible study leader challenged us to also selct a word or area of where we think the Lord may have us focus this year. I just couldn't do it....I guess I need to spend more time thinking about it....the word I wanted to use is "Thankfulness".....as in living every day as if it's Thanksgiving! We'll see if I stick to that word...'cuz I really don't want to move off of "JOY"!
Hugs, Heidi

CHERI said...

SIMPLY is a great word...unfortunately right now there is no way I can do that (maybe in a few months). My word that I've chosen is CONTENTMENT. I need to begin reading, studying, and thinking about it. Wish me luck. Precious grandbabies!!!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a perfect word you've chosen to "focus" on this year, Joyce! Such beautiful projects you've shared today--love them all!

Wishing you a wonderful night, my friend!

Julie

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My word for 2011 is a phrase, "Faith not fear". It's the path to a more fulfilling life.

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