Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Word!!! ( for 2013 )

Simple - Simply - ( as in Vintageous ) Simplify?

all kinds of words kept leaping out at me, literally,  and so finally the word I chose is

because it's what I plan to do this year - not as in leaping from tall buildings in a single bound - but as in jumping in to every single thing I do - ( gracefully - think of a ballerina or a gazelle lol - although I'm probably more like a kangaroo ) 
I don't know if I'll reach great heights - but If I keep jumping or springing into action - something has to come out of it, right?  Other than aches and pains from jumping all over the place?
And since this whole blogging journey started with one gigantic leap of faith, it seems fitting somehow

[noun] a light springing movement upward or forward

It's a word I think I can look at everyday - 

I had a plank of wood left over from the Christmas Pallet Trees we did - so put a quick coat of Annie Sloan Old White - and went to town with my stencils - these particular ones came from the dollar store - ( found them in my Christmas stocking this year !!! )  

This one will sit in my bedroom for the year - and hopefully when I glance over it will inspire me to leap out of bed in the morning - instead of dragging myself from it .....................

Oh and because I'm a multi tasker, I thought my word should be too - so my word is a noun AND a verb
Jump or spring a long way, with great force

Look - Look - Up in the sky
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
Ugghhh no - It's Suzan from Simply Vintageous - it's ridiculous really but she chose the word leap as her inspiration this year.......................and she's been flying around in circles ever since.
Pretty annoying if you ask me

Be happy I didn't choose the word DIG
That's my word
And I'm sticking to it!

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  1. Suzan,

    You beat me to it! The comment box, that is. It must be because you are now a self-proclaimed leaper, as of 8 minutes ago!! Man, you are fast! Just finished reading your post and noticed a comment in my inbox! You literally leaped into two places at the same time! Girlfriend, you are empowered! Go for it: the world is your spring board!

    Poppy xo

  2. I love it. It evokes movement and action and also faith that you will land in the right spot.

    Have fun with it.

  3. I love the idea of leaping into everything. I think you will have a wonderful year :)

  4. I love the word leap - a light springing movement forward - you are definitely moving forward and 2013 has great things in store for you I am sure.....

  5. A perfect word for you! And I love the sign you made for your word! What a great idea...inspiration first thing in the morning.
    Debbie :)

  6. GREAT word, Suze- The first thing I thought of was Little Orphan Annie and Leaping Lizards! I watch for you flying by....You will see me, too, although it will be closer to Halloween for myself- xo Diana

  7. Oh, I love your word! It's so positive and full of energy. I'll be looking for Suzy leaping across the world of home decor. Nice job on the sign!

  8. well dig could mean "digging" in the slang term of enjoying/appreciating/liking something :) haha. but I like LEAP!! don't forget to wear a helmet!

  9. I like it! Wish I'd thought of it first! LOL!

  10. awesome love your word cant wait to see it in action this year!! Happy New Year my friend

  11. Good word use use. I have not chosen a word - need to think about that. :D
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment on the necklaces, and thanks for reading along. Warning - I do tend to ramble at times. :-D
    Will be back to check out more of your post when have a bit more time.

  12. I love it, wish I thought of something like that...not so clever like you, pretty Suzy! Wishing the best for you and yours for the new year. Thank you for your kind visit too.

  13. That is a great word, very encouraging and its a happy, energetic word

  14. I get the impression that you couldn't be annoying if you tried - except maybe to John. Personally, I think he's faking it most of the time. After all, he wants you to have something to blog about, and I'm sure he would hate to feel left out! lol

    It's amazing how the things that you share make me feel like I know you. It is because you share your sense of humor so freely, and it is so very endearing, as well as delightful.

    I have fibromyalgia, and have to spend most of my time at home. I actually have a good life, but there are days that it gets a little old. Your column always makes me laugh. If I don't read any other blog on any given day, I still read yours. :) Thank you for all that you share. Laughter IS a valuable gift.


    1. Oh Michele I CAN be annoying - you can take that to the bank LOL.
      I'm so sorry you're afflicted with such an awful disease - my Daughter has
      fibromyalgia also.............I never heard of it before she was diagnosed with it. She's 30 and still able to control it for the most part but has very bad days as well.
      Your words make me think I should have used " gift " for my word - because that's what all have you have been to me - truly a " gift " for my soul.
      Much love,

  15. What a fitting word for you! You do seem to leap into everything with all you've got girl! I didn't pick a word....but I thought about it. A phrase would be easier for me!

  16. Leap is a wonderful word. I am sure that you will leap far in 2013. Happy New Year.

    1. Why thanks Donna!!!
      Happy new year to you and yours too!

  17. This is great! Welcome back to Share it One More Time.... Thanks for linking up!

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  19. I’m a new follower! I saw your link @ It’s a Party. I also host a party on Wednesday’s. I would love it if you would stop by and share your talent and creativity with my friends @


    1. Hi Robin - so nice to " meet " you - welcome!!!
      I'll most definitely see you on Wednesday - thanks for the

  20. You are so clever and I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Happy new Year Suzy!

  21. Suzan, love your word. Leap is perfect. I love the positive and forward action it connotes. I also LOVE the sign you created. Thank you for sharing it today over at my word of the year link party.

  22. I love the idea of putting your word onto a sign. Great look and a great word!

  23. Great word! It will really keep you on your "toes" ;)
    Love your sign too, what a great way to keep your focus!

  24. Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring post at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Great sign! Happy New Year!


    1. You're so welcome Jody - thanks for having me!

  25. Popped on over from Knick of Time. What a stunning makeover on that china hutch. Who knew drab could become so fab! Fun pieces on your site, I enjoyed looking it over. Check my blog/Facebook out too, if you have the time!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna / White Oak Studio Designs / SW Michigan
    Hand-Painted Vintage Furniture Transformations

  26. Leap - what a fitting word for you, Suzan. I chose Less - I need to simplify what I have already leaped full-force into!

  27. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Melanie @ Keep It Simple & Fun

  28. What a great word! I chose "breath" as my word, since I have a tendency to feel like I am going through life holding my breath!

    Good luck Leaping!

    Visiting from Freedom Fridays.

    Have a great day.

  29. Thanks for linking up your fantastic post to It's Party Time linky party! I love your word, Leap, what a great way to view the year!

  30. What a fantastic idea and a great daily reminder!! I might have to "borrow" your idea. LOL Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Sorry I'm just now making my rounds, my first week back at work kicked my tail this week. Have an awesome weekend.


  31. Best word I've heard all day! Fits so many things. Making the sign so you can be reminded of it is a fab idea. A long time ago I gave up Simplify. Tried it, just didn't work for me. lol! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.


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