New Year, New Start

Well, I have jumped into the blogosphere, not just as a reader, but as a writer (me? A writer?). So, please be patient as I work out the kinks – this is very new for me! I'm not sure where this journey will take me, but since we are all about road trips and new places in our family, I will start down this road and see where it takes me! I thought I would start, not with a slipcover project (although I have several of those to share) or a diy project completed (yes, there are a few of those, too), but with my Word of the Year. I first came across the idea last year as several of the bloggers I follow wrote about their own words. Somehow defining, but not as specific as random resolutions, I thought I might be a good idea to try. So, for 2013 my Word of the Year is…


This is a pretty generic word, but I think it is a good fit for me this year. Most obviously, I am hoping to grow my slipcover business. This blog is, hopefully, going to be a significant part of that. But GROW has personal implications, too. To me it means stretching and adapting to meet challenges; not necessarily "more" but "better." I think of growing deep and building up.

"As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so continue to live in him. Keep your roots deep in him and have your lives built on him. Be strong in the faith, just as you were taught, and always be thankful." Col. 2:6-7 NCV.

And yes, be thankful always! I want to grow my personal thankful list. (Sidebar - have you read Ann Voskamps's book One Thousand Gifts? If not, put it in your to-read list this year – it's worth it! Sorry there's no link – I haven't figured that out yet).

So, what does GROW mean to you? do you have a word for the year? Please share!

Happy New Year everyone!