Tuesday, February 1, 2011

One Little Word Blog Hop

Welcome to the One Little Word Blog Hop. The entire hop goes live at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Whether this is your first stop or you came here from Maureen's blog, I'm HAPPY to have you visiting my little corner of the virtual world!  Feel free to look around and to follow me if you like what you see!

I've been living with "HAPPY" for a month now.  And reflecting over the month, the one thing I can honestly say is that choosing this word has reminded me time and time again that happiness is a choice that we make for ourselves every moment of every day.

Happy rang in the New Year ~ doesn't it always?
Happy presented itself in the colors and patterns I chose for the title page of my One Little Word album.
Happy was invited, defined, and quoted using the beautiful templates given to us by Ali Edwards. 

And in putting the page together, I was reminded that I didn't choose "Happy", it chose me. 

I had been contemplating the word "focus" but feeling that it sounded like a lot of work and not a lot of fun...

and then Happy jumped off the page when I was reading "Manifesting Change" by Mike Dooley.  Seriously... jumped off the page shouting "I'm your word Cheri!"... and who am I to argue? 

Happy manifested in bright Amaryllis blooms...
... a weekend crop...
... a dictionary entry...
... and a beautiful charm necklace.
Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~Robert Brault

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Monica.

And just in case you get lost, or want to start from the beginning, here is the entire hop list:

1) Margie http://xnomads.typepad.com/
2) Jill Conyers http://jillconyers.typepad.com/life_as_i_see_it/
3) Monica http://scraplifters.blogspot.com/
4) Lynn W http://crafty-creativity.blogspot.com/
5) Miranda http://mirandasscrapsite.blogspot.com/
6) Mandy http://captureandcreate.wordpress.com/
7) Kathy http://katswonderings.blogspot.com/
8) Lisa http://makeyourownescape.blogspot.com/
9) Donna http://donnabryantdurand.blogspot.com/
10) Abbey http://athomewiththerichardsfamily.blogspot.com/
11) Sam http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com/
12) April http://capturethememories.blogspot.com/
13) Nicky http://seejanebake.blogspot.com/
14) Rebekah http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/
15) Relly http://rel.ly/
16) Nancy http://goshery.blogspot.com/
17) Cynthia http://paperpapereverywhere.blogspot.com/
18) Kathryn http://katlodesigns.com/
19) Nikki http://inkyart.com.au/
20) Heather http://scrappyhare.blogspot.com/
21) Gayle http://www.lifeonlilypadlane.blogspot.com/
22) Kristina http://ciqis.blogspot.com/
23) Debra http://blakleyhomeplace.blogspot.com/  
24) Becky http://beckyandjames.com/
25) Amy http://reflectivesnapshots.com/
26) Marlene http://moore-fun-in-the-sun.blogspot.com/
27) Maureen http://cookingmylife.blogspot.com/
28) Cheri http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com/   <----- YOU ARE HERE
29) Monica Scrapmom http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/ <------- NEXT STOP
30) Jan http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com/
31) Junelle http://yesandamenblog.blogspot.com/
32) Margaret http://www.gutsymom.blogspot.com/
33) Sharyn http://www.analteredlife.com/
34) Tere http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/


scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful lot of happiness,Cheri.

Maureen Reynolds said...

Lovely post, and that's a knockout amaryllis. My second one is like that except I thought it was supposed to be white! LOL

Cassie_lu said...

great word to have and lean on.

Monica said...

I love your word and all your happy colors! thanks for sharing.

Sian said...

This post made me happy :)

Anonymous said...

Great choice, Cheri! I have no doubt you will spend all of 2011 rocking the happy :)

April said...

I love how you have shown how HAPPY has shown up in your life so far. I think you've gotten a headstart on February! :) Enjoy your HAPPY journey this year!

MonicaB said...

Wonderful post! Love the recap of how your word is showing itself.

Donna said...

Oh too fun!! Great word, happy! Adore your page and your necklace.

Abbey said...

Happy is such a wonderful word to have. Congratulations and good luck pursuing your happiness!

Anonymous said...

Looks like January was a good intro to HAPPY! Love the new colors on the blog!

Heather Hare said...

I recognize your photos from the OLW gallery... and they still look great! Love your HAPPY attitude; what a great word to focus on for a year! :)

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful charm! Happy that you have found so many creative prompts for your word!

Pair of Writers said...

Love the word, love the colors and love the necklace! Great post, thanks for sharing!

MarleneMAZ said...

Your necklace is fabulous! what a great idea to keep adding to it. Love your choice of word too, I am sure it will be a wonderful journey this year with your word.

Jan B said...

Love your thoughts, your gorgeous pages, your energy and your great photos that demonstrate "happy"! I DID choose focus and you're right - I think it's going to involve some WORK! But, I'm hoping that's gonna, in the end, make me HAPPY! ;)

Anonymous said...

Great word for you and I love how you have already started capturing happy in photos. That is a great green you chose for your title page. I tried to use those same stickers for mine too, but my word was far too long. Your post made me HAPPY! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

nicky said...

Your post was awesome......it made me smile. Such a fun word. Good luck with it. I love the little necklace you created.

mandyb said...

love this...and the way you have photographed the dictionary!! cool!!! love the colours used on your pages too!!!

Becky said...

I really love the colours you have chosen for this - they are really happy colours. That necklace is cool.

Miranda said...

Love your word! And I think it is through, it's a choice to be happy!

jillconyers said...

I know I commented before but I just love the necklace. Seeing it again is more temptation :)

I'm looking forward to seeing more of where happy takes you in 2011.

InkyArt said...

what a fab word - how beautiful, yes I love the necklace and am very tempted, TFS

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful happy post. Love the necklace. I might have to check it out.

Tere Azua said...

Beautiful pictures to ilustrate your word!

PomMommy said...

I like the way you write Cheri. It's shall I say Happy? and concise. I enjoyed your post and your photos.
HUGS Claudia

Kat said...

Happy is just a fabulous word - I am sure that you will have fun with it as you progress on your OLW journey

cia said...

I agree, happy is way more fun than focus!!

humel said...

Yay Cheri! Love to see all the happiness in this post xx