OLW Blog Hop 2012 {February}

Before we get to the blog hop I have one quick note. Registration for True Scrap 3 begins today! If you register during the month of March you get $20 off the price! No coupon code required! I’ve participated in both True Scrap 1 and 2, and I will tell you they are AWESOME! And well worth the price. And to sweeten the deal, if you register for True Scrap 3 through my link (I’m an affiliate) I will throw in free access to my self paced workshop Gratitude Documented! Just click through my link, purchase your entry to True Scrap 3 and email a copy of your receipt to Monica [at] ScrapInspired [dot] com. Now back to the blog hop!


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Welcome to this months installment of the One Little Word blog hop! Want to see past OLW posts? Visit here. If you have hopped here from Jenn’s blog you are in the right place! If you joined the hop here you can either start at the beginningor just continue to hop along and work your way back to me.

This month our One Little Word assignment was to gather pictures that somehow represented our word. My word this year is trust. I have to admit that I didn’t really think about taking special pictures of my word. I just went through the month taking pictures as normal. Then when it came time to put together my project I scrolled through my images and chose ones that spoke trust to me.

 A few of these are images I created and some are photos I took. Together they represent my goals for the word trust.

I began with a photo my son took of me at my computer. A large reason I chose the word trust is that I’m trying to turn my blogs into a business. I have a lot of fear around that and worry a lot about not knowing what I’m doing. 🙂 I want to trust that things will happen as they should, when they should. But the reality is part of making it all work involves me spending time on my computer.

My second image is a collage of the header for this blog. Scrap Inspired is a large part of my journey this year.

The third image is of a scrapbook page I created recently. I used techniques that were new to me (doodling and painting) and wrote about how my life goes from rain to rainbows and back again. In other words, in any given day I have lots of highs and lows. It’s part of my reality and I know that as I continue on this journey of trust it will continue to be my life.

The next image is another collage. This time it’s the header for my other blog ChildhoodSpirituality.com.

Then I moved to a recent picture of me standing in the snow. I may not know exactly where all this is headed, but wherever I’m going it’s going to involve color and style! 🙂 Ha!

The last picture in this row represents my strong desire to balance this blog/business and family. The WHOLE reason I want to do this is to be able to do something I love while still being flexible and available to my boys. It’s my hope that I can be a stay/work at home mom as long as my boys live at home. Big goal! Hope I can make it work!

Then I added a photo of my boys digging for buried treasure. I love the sense of magic and faith my boys have that if you dig, you will find treasure! I hope I can capture that same sense of faith in my adventure.

I included a picture of my husband because I always need to work on trusting others, especially my partner in this life. I can’t do it all myself, and I need to nurture my faith and trust in him!

And I finished with a shot of a recent scrapbook page. I loved how it says “having fun!” That is my ultimate goal, to have fun through it all!

Thanks for sticking it out and reading this super long post! 🙂 Now for the rest of the hop! Your next stop is Catherine. I’ve posted all the links below in case you get lost along the way!


Margie http://xnomads.typepad.com
Melissa S http://blog.mshanhun.com
Sharyn http://LaVieEnChic.com
Kimberlee http://scrapsandsass.blogspot.com
Jill http://jillconyers.com/
Cheri http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Cindy www.cynthiacrysdale.com
Jenn www.studiojenn.blogspot.com

Monica ~ YOU ARE HERE!

Catherine http://myview-catherine.blogspot.com/
Naomi http://poeticaperture.com/
Jamie jmpgirl.blogspot.com
Coley www.coleybelle.blogspot.com
Melissa C www.smudgetime.com
Donna http://holimess.blogspot.com/
Monica B http://questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com/
Veronica www.veronicanorris.typepad.com
Heidi D http://mommy.heidimdavis.com/
Lisa http://backtoallen.com/category/one-little-word/
Nikki www.inkyart.com.au
Devon http://www.youhadmeatneurotic.com
Amanda http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Brooklyn www.everysnapshot.com
Kristina http://hrinspirationfromthe403.blogspot.com/
Jen R http://jenritchie.com
Kara http://iwannabemewhenigrowup.blogspot.com
Eydie www.whatwecreate.net
Ruth http://suburbansahm.blogspot.com
Missus W http://www.mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.com/
Marilee http://rose-brier.blogspot.com
Cindy http://seriousplay.typepad.com
Kaylea http://www.myscrappylife.com
Dawn G www.sunshineandcreativity.com
Rebekah http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/
Becky www.becky-handforth.blogspot.com
Orange Gearle orangegearle.blogspot.com
Katrina www.katrinasimeck.com
Jo http://www.mrsbeee.blogspot.com
Nicky www.seejanebake.blogspot.com
Beth www.thesingularlyordinary.blogspot.com
Kelly http://mindingmynest.com
Tere http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/


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  1. Posted March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    A great set of photos for your word. Good luck with your business enterprise.

  2. Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I agree. Great set of photos. I love the cute boots. I hope your boys found some treasure. 😀

    • Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

      Thanks Kimberlee! I don’t think they found treasure, but they sure are a treasure to me! 🙂

  3. Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Great selection of photos – I like that you included the one your son took, good luck with the WAHM I’m finishing that journey now and it has been hard work but so worthwhile.

    I’m going to check out your childhood spirituality blog too 🙂

    • Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:49 am | Permalink

      Thanks! I know the WAHM thing will pay off in the long run, just scary on the front end! 🙂 And thanks for checking out my childhood spirituality blog!

  4. Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    Love your post Monica! Your photos are great and I love how you put it all together. I also wish you great luck with your business venture!

  5. Posted March 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    great photos monica! i think this is one of my favorite parts of the blog hop this month – seeing how everyone sees their word through their photos. 🙂 good luck with all your ventures. i look forward to seeing you on our journey! love, kelly

    • Posted March 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Kelly! That’s one of my favorite parts too! I just love seeing everyone’s images!

  6. Posted March 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Great photos for the month Monica – and good luck with the blog business!

  7. Posted March 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Great set of photos of your word. I love the picture of your boys digging for treasure. Great job.

    • Posted March 2, 2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

      Thanks Donna! That photo was a favorite of mine as well!

  8. Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Loving your documentation this month. Good luck in all your bloggy endeavors! Sounds ambitious and wonderful!

    • Posted March 2, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      Thanks Rebekah! I’m hoping my ambitious endeavors are actually achievable! 🙂

  9. Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    fantastic! Trust is a great word… defo think I need to work on it as well!

    • Posted March 2, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      Thanks Jen! It’s definitely been a good fit for me this year.

  10. Posted March 2, 2012 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Great photos and so nice to hear what is behind them and how they relate to your word.

    • Posted March 2, 2012 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      Thanks Marilee! I enjoyed that part of the blog hop as well, seeing how everyone interprets their words.

  11. Posted March 2, 2012 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Great set of photos! Best of luck with turning your blog into a business.

  12. Posted March 3, 2012 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Great photos,Monica,and I especially love the rainbow scrapbook page. Way too cool!

  13. Posted March 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    monica – great photos this month! sorry it took me so long to comment, i’ve been out of town since the hop went live. see you next month. xoxo

    • Posted March 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Jenn for taking the time to stop by!

  14. Posted March 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Great photos.
    Thanks for sharing this part of your journey. I liked how you shared the collage in strips of three….thanks!

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