Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One Little Word

During the month of December I had been thinking of the concept of picking one word to focus for the whole year. I was so happy when I found an online class dedicated to this.




The word I am focusing on is
Move.
I felt like this was a word that would inspire me to accomplish some great things in 2011.
I hope to Move in the following ways-
Move- get outside and get moving. Take Ruby Foo for daily walks in the mountains - get my blood circulating and moving through my body.
Move- I am always wanting to start a little side business of my very own. I need to get moving on this. Time is ticking away. This is the year figure out what this little business is going to be .........pet products related, bee/honey related. Let's go!
Move-have new adventures visit a new country/new cities shake it up. Travel as much as possible.
Move- buy or build a new house.

I spent the month of January detoxing my house ....... Moving out unnecessary clutter and tackling some house projects that I have been putting off for too long. I love the liberating feeling of a total house clean out. I know that this clean out has created room in my house and more importantly in my mind to help me focus on Moving this year.

Results of house detox-
117 items donated to charity
45 items ready to sell on ebay/amazon
1 giant trash bag filled with papers for recycling
Carpets cleaned
Office cleaned
Car cleaned
Furnace Filters changed
Working on sorting through magazines and adding to Evernote
Garage Cleaned
Light fixtures cleaned
The resolution not to buy any more-bath salt or bubbles, bath bombs from lush, candles, lip gloss, cookbooks or blank notebooks.

In our little online class there is a creative prompt every month-
This was the first project...doing a little research on the meaning of our words and finding so fun quotes.





Hop on over to this blog to see what another member of the class has created.
http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/

Follow these blogs to see a few more.

 http://www.gutsymom.blogspot.com


25 comments:

Debra Dotter Blakley said...

I am inspired by you to hit the all house clean out again. We are in the midst of a raging blizzard today so this is the perfect day to attack the closets. Thanks!

Rebekah said...

Wow, I love all your MOVE ideas. Neat! I'm currently doing Flylady's program, love getting rid of things!

Monica said...

Wow you have been busy! Congrats on all your cleaning and donating!

Cassie_lu said...

great word and looks like your off to a great start with it too.

Lee said...

GREAT ideas! TFS :)

Sharyn said...

So glad your word is motivating you and that is a fab list to work through. Sharyn @ www.AnAlteredLife.com

Abbey said...

Excellent word and food job working with it this month!

April said...

I think you're definitely moving in the right direction with your word! Keep up the great work!

Jan said...

Wow - you inspire me! I want to "detox" my house, too. Can't believe you did the whole thing in one month! I got only half of the kitchen done. :) You have big goals with your word, move! Buy or build a new house! Wow. Go for it! Hope all your goals happen for you!

Cheri said...

You really have been "moving" this year! Congrats on the house detox.

Donna said...

So........inspiring. What a fantastic post. LOVE your blog header and your move ideas. Its nice when your word bonds with you!

Miranda said...

Beautiful page you created. Hope you will move a lot this year!

MarleneMAZ said...

What a great word! I love your January prompt page, all of your cards look great, love the "go" one!

Maureen said...

The house 'detox' is a great idea and phrase. Loved reading through your blog.

Heather said...

Wow, you have really accomplished a lot already! Congrats on the total house clean-out!

PomMommy said...

LOVED your detoxify-ing. lol Thanks for the laugh. Wish I had your energy!

If you would like to see my post from the 16th you can check it out here.

http://www.creative-moms.com/one-little-word-with-ali-edwards/

jillconyers said...

I love the energy behind your word. Staying active is so important to me. A house detox? This might be something I need to consider.

Make your own ESCAPE said...

LOL--your January list made me laugh! But great job on "moving" it out of your house into someone's who can use it. :)

www.makeyourownescape.blogspot.com

Margie said...

Great word. I love what you plan to focus on for the year. And that 'Go' card is adorable. And your list of what not to buy any more is the BEST! If you move to China, all those temptations will be removed - not a bath bomb in sight! : ) Actually, not true, an imported one will run you around $30USD. Kind of takes the fun out of it! Good luck with all the goals. Thanks for joining the blog hop! Margie (http://xnomads.typepad.com)

Kat said...

love the house detox - how inspiring, I may just have to follow your lead. Great start on your OLW journey

Tere said...

I feel like get moving after reading your post, thanks for the ideas!!!

Becky said...

Wow! You certainly were busy during Januray! Looks like you're off to a flying start with your OLW!

mandyb said...

love this word and the decluttering that has happened so far!!! great stuff...
ive just done it over my summer break and i now feel so much free-er!!!! lighter!! able to MOVE!!!

Sippies71 said...

I can feel the energy from your word. I'm doing a 52 thing in 52 weeks de-clutter challenge but I think you've passed that already!

cia said...

great job on purging so much in january!