Monday, December 31, 2012

My word for the year. Welcome!


I moved blogs to this one, mainly because I had my old blog too long. It was mostly an art blog and I felt for some reason that I couldn’t post things on it that were non art related. I want this blog to be more about me.  I’m not trying to make it big in papercrafts or stamping or whatever. I just want a blog that has the things I make on it and enjoy to do. A sort of online journal of stuff for me to look through.

Things I want to post about:
Cards, scrapbooking, digital items I make and use, sometimes makeup, sometimes life, sometimes whatever pops into my head that I’m obsessed about.
I would like to even do a monthly blog post of the books I read for the month. I read a lot. I try to aim for 15 books a year minimum. This last year I read 32 books. I keep them listed on goodreads. I have the link in the side bar.

Since August of 2012 I’ve been trying to eat Paleo as much as possible. (I’ll leave a link to what that is right here) I mainly do it because I’m intolerant to many of the man processed foods that we so often eat today. It makes me feel better. I no longer have stomach aches, headaches, bloating, etc.. when I eat Paleo wise. I want to make a digital Paleo cook book this year.
I also want to take more pictures, better pictures. I actually have chosen a WORD for 2013. I never  do that normally. You know what I’m talking about. When you choose a word to represent what you want out of the entire year? I think Ali Edwards first started this word thing. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure it was her idea.

Anyways.. my word for this coming up year is ….. Little
I know what? Right? Well I feel like the last 2 years I’ve not focused on little things at all. I’ve been surviving. I’ve been doing the bare minimum to get to the next day. I want to focus more on making sure I send cards on everyone’s birthday, that I wrap their presents I give them with care and details. I want to make sure I go through my home and fix the little things, not just obsess over the big things that I might not be able to afford to fix at the moment.

I want to be little. Eat smaller meals, work on getting these last few pounds off. 

I want to try to dress completely in a style. If I’m getting dressed I want to wear jewelry and the right shoes and make sure my make up is good. When I’m sitting having a good meal I want to look around and stay in the present and notice how they presented the plate and what the dishware looks like. Little things.
I want to write down all the little things my boys say that I think are hilarious. I want to make sure I immediately write down all the times and dates to things I need to go to and not forget. I don’t want to miss anything. I missed things this last year.

I’m still not sure if I’m going to do project life this year or if I’m going back to monthly digital projects. I do miss the monthly digital projects, but I feel like I didn’t give project life a fair shake in some ways. Still not clear on this point.
Its much easier to catch the little things in the project life system than in a monthly digital layout. I’d also like to start designing a bit more again. Working on projects. I have plans. Lots of plans. This is where they are all going to end up.