Friday, April 1, 2011

One Little Word Blog Hop

Xnomads' Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog!  If you are coming here from Nikki's blog, I'm glad you could stop by.  I hope you are enjoying this One Little Word Blog hop.  If you are unfamiliar with One Little Word be sure to visit Big Picture Classes or Ali Edwards Blog for more information. The short explanation is instead of a resolution for the year, you have a word to inspire you.

This month was a struggle for me. I wasn't sure if I would be able to work on this month's assignment. The month started out very stressful and my normal routine was very off course. I didn't even listen to Ali's message until the second week of the month. When she talked about most people losing site of there word this month, I had to agree. If it wasn't for this class I don't think I would have focused on my word. After listening to her message, I still wasn't sure if I would be motivated to focused on my work, Ignite.

I just let everything brew in my mind and then things started showing themselves on their own.  My stress level lowered and I was able to get my routines back on track. That's when I started working on my pages for this month.  Here's what the pages look like in my album.

The challenge for the month was to do one little thing, but did a few. The page on the left has some close up photos of four of the things I planned on doing this month.  Drinking more water, Reading The gifts of Imperfection, Getting back to doing P90X, and posting about food allergies on my blog.

The page on the right shows the calendar for March with the items I wanted to work on during the month.  Also a short summary of what I worked on.

The back of the page was a challenge. I wasn't sure what I should do with the back.  I decided to put the lyrics to the song that helped me pick my word.  I really love the song, it always lifts my spirit.

If your not familar with the song Firework by Katy Perry here is the video.

Your next stop in the One Little Word Blog hop is
Cindy's Blog.  If you get lost along the way there is a complete list of the blog hop.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again.

Monica B2  YOU ARE HERE ---->>>
Cheri A
Karen D
Julie Ann


  1. your book looks fantastic even though you got a late start!!

  2. I love the song Firework by Katy Perry, great choice! Beautiful pages for this month, great job!!!! xoxo

  3. I love the extra layout and the idea of song lyrics!

  4. I really like your layout. I need to get mine done. I've recently read the Gifts of Imperfection. Lots to be learned. I'll also need to poke around yout blog a bit more, because my daughter is allergic to peanuts. Would love to read your posts.

  5. Sounds like you're doing great working it all out. I LOVE your "back" pages - may have to "borrow" and idea or two. :) Blessings as you continue on...

  6. hey monica...sounds like you are hanging in there. good for you. this class i think has been so helpful to all of us to keep our focus from day to day and week to week on our word. yeah ali!
    glad i stopped by.

  7. Gorgeous page and brilliant idea to do the backside, too. Love it!

  8. That book sounds interesting, have heard of it other places too. Will add it to my list! I'm so thankful for this monthly blog hop that keeps me on my toes with my OLW projects!

  9. That what is great about helps us back up when we drift, or are jerked, to a stop. It reminds me of having an exercise buddy. Your pages are wonderful and it sounds like your word is really working in your life. Hang in there. We're all right in there with you, trying and failing and starting again.

  10. Your pages are beautiful. I might need to read that book too :)

  11. Loved reading about your OLW journey and seeing your pages. Very inspiring. I also love P90X. Good luck getting back to it.

  12. Monica - love the page with the little photos of what you did during the month!

  13. Monica, I enjoyed reading your post. And I have to say that I, too, had the 'slump' in March and didn't feel like doing much with my OLW. But I think that is past, and I hope the same for you. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love how your OLW was inspired by the Katy Perry song. Your album is fabulous!

  15. So glad it is working for you and I love that smog too!

  16. Your pages are beautiful! I love the butterflies. So glad you are hanging in there and glad you joined the blog hop again this month! : )

  17. what a good idea to include your inspiration for your word.

  18. GORGEOUS! What awesome progress you are making. I haven't even started on my one little word. :(

  19. I'm glad you were able to get back on track with your word. At the rate I'm going with mine, it looks like it will turn into a two-year project.

    Oh...stopping by from BFS.