Wednesday, May 1, 2013

One Little Word Blog Hop - May

Whether you arrived here from Mrs. Wookie's Blog as part of the One Little Word Blog Hop, or you are here because you love me and drop by regularly... Welcome! I love visitors! The One Little Word Blog Hop is a monthly hop run by Lee for members of Ali Edwards' One Little Word class over at Big Picture Classes. The hop goes live on Friday at 6:00 a.m.  You can always check back later if someone's post isn't live yet.

The April Assignment for One Little Word was to capture our word in photos:


I did manage to capture these dares in photo form.  I'm still eating Paleo and doing well with it. I've spent time scrapbooking and I went on a girls day out with my friend Rachel and caught the Cherry Blossom festival in Philadelphia.  So yes, I am living my word!  But a lot of my "daring" intentions (letting go, ask, make a difference) can be hard to capture in a tangible way, even though a lot of it has been happening lately.

My major "dare" for April was to clean/purge my Studio, including sorting through years and years of accumulated memorabilia.  That is in the "Dare to Finish" category.  And, just under the wire, I finished today!


I already had the girls' grade school through high school memorabilia sorted and into albums - the pages aren't all done, there is a lot of "stuff" in page protectors - but the bones are all there for those projects. Where I was hurting was all the stuff that had been pulled from their magnetic page baby albums and stuffed into boxes, bags, and envelopes.  I had literally...

  • three 12x12 album boxes;
  • three shirt size gift boxes;
  • one 13x13x7 box; and
  • numerous 8.5x11 size envelopes
crammed full of photos, birthday cards, invitations, daycare art work, their baby books and more.  It is now all loosely sorted into a single file folder box.  And looking at this, it is abundantly clear to me that it is going to be difficult, at best, to fit their first five years into a single album each.  But at least it is organized for when I am ready!

I dealt with a lot of other memorabilia which I'll talk more about in another post, another day!

To close out April, here's my tracker:
Looks like a pretty good month to me! (More to check off for the 30th, but hey, had to take the photo to prepare the post!

If you are following along on the Hop, your next stop is Lisa's blog.

And here is the whole list just in case you get lost:




18 comments:

Ruth said...

Looks as though you've had a great month ~ well done!

Karen said...

You've been incredibly focused!! I'm very impressed.

Lee Currie said...

WOW! What a BIG job. I'm not looking forward to doing the same! GREAT photos - brilliant!

MellyBird said...

You are simply amazing!

scrappyjacky said...

That really was a massive job...one I haven't done yet!! Well done to you.

alexa said...

Gosh, that looks like a mammoth task and your determination to persevere ensured you did it - woah! So glad the paseo diet is now working out better for you :).

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a DARE! Well done at getting it done.

I like your photos too, glad you are still finding Paleo useful.

Alison said...

Well done, Cheri....especially on the organisation of the items for the girls' albums!
Alison xx
PS I've started thinking about what to put in the Sian's. Swap bag!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congratulations! You've done great with your word this month. The blog hop always give me a reason to sit and think on my word, which I haven't done lately.
Rinda

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh gosh, that's definitely something I need to do - go through Carrie's school memorabilia! I really have no excuse since I have ONE daughter compared to your three!

Great post on your OLW, Cheri. I'm glad to see you still embracing it.

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Gorgeous photos!! Oh, I love those cherry blossoms. They will soon be here in Sweden, too. Can't wait! Happy to hear that the paleo diet works. It seems to be a great diet option.

Ginger said...

I love those photos Cheri! Especially the one of you looking back :) Happy to hear paleo is working for you.

Have a great scrappy weekend!!

Naomi said...

I'm amazed at your file system for the "to be scrapbooked" items. THAT IS HUGE!

Naomi said...

I'm amazed at your file system for the "to be scrapbooked" items. THAT IS HUGE!

inkyart.com.au said...

You are on a roll - love the chart of ticks - perhaps that is something I should do. Love your photos - great post

michelle said...

Great job on sticking to Paleo. I'm not very good with strict diets/ eating habits. I would like to try the Whole 30 (which is Paleo based) for the 30 days someday. We'll see. ;)

BacktoAllen said...

I am sooooo late visiting the hop this month. I LOVE your 'dare to be me' picture and envy that you can see the cherry blossoms. happy rest of May :)

Cheryl said...

I love the idea of capturing your word in photos! And WOW, great job with Operation Purge & Organize! Memorabilia can be so intimidating to tackle. I started shortly after my first round of the LOM class and have done bits & pieces since then, but I really need a few days of "staycation" to get it finished. Great job, Cheri!