A one word resolution

for today... jan 3, 2011

outside my window... an overcast sky but glad to see gorgeous palm trees again!!
i am thinking... how hard it was to wake up early today!!
i am thankful for... such a wonderful trip and being back home safely.
i am wearing... my favorite comfy navy pants and a white buddha t-shirt
i am going... to enjoy being home today.
i am currently reading... 'winter sea' by susana kearsley.
i am hoping... to scrap and catch up on my blogs!
on my mind... my new year's resolution.
pondering these words... 'you leave all habits behind by starting out with the thought, i release the need for this in my life' -w. dyer
from the kitchen... my favorite coffee and a couple of toast with raspberry jam.
around the house... piles of winter clothes waiting to be washed.
one of my favorite things... my dad's characteristics so evident in my son.
i'm creating...  this blog post.
a few plans for the rest of the week... scrap, grocery shopping, take down christmas tree, take winter coats to the cleaners, laundry and more laundry.
from my lens: thought i show you a few of the photos from my trip

you can join the simple woman's daybook  where every day is a blank page..... and participate in creating a list of the simple things and every day moments of our daily lives.

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hi! hope you had a wonderful new year's celebration and a-not-to-hectic holiday season. hope that 2011 is to a great start for all of you. my ski vacation was fun and full of snow!!! the guys had a terrific time skiing and my sister in law and i got to do a bit of shopping, much relaxing and some catching up with golden globes nominated movies!

i don't know about you, but i have always like making new year's resolutions since i find they make me focus on things i really want to do and/or achieve and it is a way to mark the beginning of the year and the changes that it symbolizes.
talking about it over dinner some nights ago, i decided to pick only one word to guide me into action throughout the year, one word to inspire me in a bigger way, one word which resonates with me and keep me focus. but it had to be only one word - one to set the tone for the new year.
after giving it a bit of thought and pondering on some words that inspire me, i decided to pick: release.
this word might imply the release of fear, control, stress, clutter, doubts, worries, judgment about my own self, toxic relationships, bad habits....etc.
having this more broader word will allow me the opportunity to release and let go on a more extensive way and not so limited as if, for example,  i would have chosen the resolution to only release stress.
one big word I can carry with me all year long and which has the power to relate to different areas of my life.

if you would pick one word, what would your word be?

here's my page to document my 2011 resolution:

this gorgeous non-photo page by my dear friend helen:

and a freebie to help you pick a word and create a new year's resolution layout.

'set the tone' word art

please feel free to share your word here or if you want me to add extra words to another set of word art, let me know!

happy new year!!! wishing it is filled with new hope, new joy and wonderful new beginnings!!! 


  1. Those are fabulous photos! The tubing on the mountain looks like fun! Thanks for the great wordart. :)

  2. love the photos Nini ... sure looks cold though. And I LOVE the Wayne Dyer quote! Have a great week.

  3. Gorgeous holiday photos Nini ... I love the blue & red building and how fabulous they look with the snow laying all around. I'm so glad you found your "word" and it's beauty lies it's ability to be interpreted in so many way. Hope you get caught up with all your washing soon (that's always the down side to being away on holiday!). Have a fab week sweetie, oh & thanks for another wonderful freebie. Hugs, Sue

  4. As soon as I saw Helen's Lo with your word art, I *had* to track you down LOL!! TY so much- I love it!

  5. Great wordart!! Wish you the best for the new year.

  6. Awesome Word Art, Thank You! My word for 2011 is Family...if you knew mine then you'd know why, LOL!

  7. Amazing photos, it must be fun!
    Thank you for your another wonderful freebie!

  8. thanks you for these beautiful WA,

    I whish you a maravillious year 2011, love, hearth, and a lot of beautiful creations !

  9. Thank you so much, Nini! I'm going to choose a word - release seems to be a wonderful word. I worry and stress my life away! Your photos are great - love the colors against all the white! We are living in a Winter Wonderland here - so much snow!! Happy New Year!!

  10. Thank you so much for your beautiful wordarts

  11. Hi Nini, I wish you the best for this new year. I love your holiday photos, and as usual, your fantastic LO and your beautiful WA. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  12. Amazing photos. Beautiful colors. Love the WA. Thank you!

    My word for 2011 is EMBRACE. For anyone who has chosen a word for the new year I have started a weekly photography challenge. My more deliberate approach to embrace.

    Want to join :)

    More info here http://jillconyers.typepad.com/life_as_i_see_it/embrace-2011.html

    And week 1 is here

  13. Ohhhh your photos are outstanding. It looks SO cold. Great word art- my word is "change" I'd love to see it done up like the ones you're giving away, how cool : )

  14. Thank you so much. I absolutely love your word art and I love reading your blog.

  15. Thanks for sharing :)

  16. Beautiful photos! Thank so much for the lovely word art! :)