this will mark the last OLW blog hop to close off the year of 2012 and for me the word of celebrate...it is a word that became way more than i had anticipated and therefore, i don´t really want to say goodbye but rather as the French say, au revoir...till i see you again...i know i´ll continue to have lots to celebrate this year and this word will resonate for a long time to come...here are my final pages in my album...
i added another page protector so i could include my celebrate layout as the very last page in the album...it has been hanging on my scrapbooking room wall all year inspiring me...so i needed to fill up the other side of the protector with something, so i collaged all the little "celebrate" bits i collected during the year...
even though i am waving au revoir to celebrate, you may want to check out the brownielocks site to enjoy some of the fun and quirky dates that they have listed each month and that i used during my year of celebrate!!
to be honest i´m a little ¨celebrated out¨...so it´s time to give a big warm hello to my word for 2013...
B A L A N C E
i think after a year of parties, celebrations and major milestones it´s time for a little balance in my life! a balance between work and play, food and exercise, sleep and activity and the list goes on...i need to find a more even keel...when i was trying to find the right word for 2013 i was thinking about the words ¨priorities¨ and ¨less¨...but those felt too restrictive and not positive enough for how i feel i want to move forward and what needs addressing in my life...then i found a stone in a the most unlikely little shop with balance engraved on it and i knew the word had been chosen!!!
but balance doesn´t mean boring and i have a few fun new regular blog posts that i will unveil as the month progresses!
i am very sad that there won´t be any more OLW blog hops for 2013 unless someone takes over from Margie who has been a wonderful host and organizer of the hop all year...should anywone assume this task for 2013, i am in as a participant for another year!! thanks so much Margie for all your dedication and hard work...you can continue on this month´s hop by visiting Margie´s blog for the complete list since i am having major computer issues today!!
here´s to an exciting by BALANCED new year!!! (with technology that works!!)