Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Year Of FUN

Welcome to 2014 and my year of
F U N!

For the first time ever, I have chosen a word to focus on for the year - FUN! I'm looking forward to seeing how this word manifests itself in my life throughout 2014. I'm not expecting to have rolling-on-the-floor-laughing kind of FUN every day, but rather am looking for a genuine feeling of joy and happiness and the inclusion of fun activities in our everyday life as well as in special events and our travels.

I already have several FUN things planned to begin the year:

1. In just two short weeks, I will be in Anaheim, California, for the BPC Play event! I can hardly believe that I'm actually going to be there. When I initially heard about the event, I decided not to attend because Robbie would not be able to travel with me in January. However, as we began looking toward 2014 and I started talking about choosing FUN as my word and getting a good start on the year, Robbie said he thought it would be the perfect beginning to the year and suggested that I go anyway. Seriously - what better way to start a FUN year than at Play!?

2. I've signed up for Ali Edwards' One Little Word class and will be sharing my progress with my word throughout the year. I've seen lots of blog posts from those of you who have taken Ali's class the last few years, so I know this will be the perfect way to help me stay focused on my word.

3. Robbie and I enjoy playing games and putting together puzzles (as y'all might have guessed from the Games We Play and It's A Puzzle mini-albums I completed in 2013), however we didn't do either of these activities very much last year. So, one of my FUN goals this year is to play all the games in our collection and to put together at least one puzzle a month.

4. In my enthusiasm to have FUN, I've also signed up for a "few" other online classes:
* Inspired Scrapbooking |a year-long class with Stacy Julian at BPC
* Organizing FUNdamentals |a 6-week class on scrapbooking organization at BPC (Of course, I couldn't resist a class with the word FUN in it!)
* 31 Things |a 31-day class with Ali Edwards at BPC
* Technique Toolbox |a 5-week class with Claudine Helmuth at BPC

I'm excited to start this year of FUN! Have you chosen a word for 2014? Will you be joining me in any of these classes?

Happy New Year Y'all
Here's to a FUN 2014!


  1. sounds like you will have lots of fun..... have a great 2014 xxx

  2. Lots of fun things already planned by the sound of it.

  3. Sounds like you have a nice jumpstart to your Year of FUN!!! I'll be rooting for you!

  4. Now that's what I call a great word!

  5. Sounds like a perfect choice and what fun things you already have planned! I have my word chosen for 2014, and will be blogging about it soon.

  6. ooh - good word! I'll be "watching" you while you are in Anaheim - I'm signed up for the online version of Play - I couldn't afford the real thing with travel from the east coast. And I'll see you in OLW and Inspired classes! Guess our paths will be crossing a bit this year!

  7. Wow, that's a lot of scrappy fun on the horizon. And I always like hearing what you and Robbie are up to. Happy New Year to you both.

  8. Sounds like a great line-up, Melissa! You'll love Organizing FUNdamentals - after FPF/LOM its the best class I've ever taken and I'm still using what I learned there as I tweak my craft room.

  9. good for you! I need to write a blog post on my word for 2014.... stay tuned!

  10. That is an awesome word! Have fun in Anaheim! That makes me a little nostalgic for all the years that I would travel to CKUs and CK Conventions. It really is worthwhile to go to those events, meet up with other scrapbookers and industry folks in person. I'm a little jealous. :) Happy New Year!

  11. What a great word to focus on this year Melissa!!! The classes and workshops you've signed up for so far sound amazing. Looking forward to following along on your "fun" journey :)

  12. Sounds like the perfect word for you! Look forward to seeing how it unfolds for you this year!

  13. Looks like you have a good start to a year of FUN! I have to decide on Play but am in Inspired.

  14. Oh you lucky duck to be going to Anaheim! I can't think of anything more "fun" than that! I will be taking Stacy's Inspired SBing class also. :)

  15. Good for you! We have actually been playing games off and on all day today and really enjoying the family time. I've signed up for a few classes, but none that overlap with yours.
    I'm on year 7 of choosing a one little word. I don't do Ali's class,but I do buy jewelry! LOL!

  16. What a lovely set of FUN (cute image too) to look forward to. I'll be joining you on the Ali Edwards class - have you joined the Facebook group? Really enjoyed 31 but didn't want to do the repeat.

    Playing games as a family is something we like to do but rarely manage the board games for some reason.


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