Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Challenge Yourself

This is the first time I am joining in with one of  the Challenge YOUrself
challenges . Which is a challenge site to encourage us to scrap ourselves!
I avoid having photos taken as I find I become super critical of my appearance etc etc so I really had to force myself here !

 This picture was taken without me knowing, as I was relaxing on  the bench outside with Chuck . What is excluded in this photo is the glass of wine  and the shabby tracksuit pants and slops . However as I am trying to work on some of these photo hangups, I have included this picture as well.

The theme of the challenge other than you have to use a photo of yourself is to base it on 'one little word'. Something that is going to be your 2015  word.

I have chosen the word "life" because of some events which occurred in 2014 and also because I believe one can become preoccupied with small things and  forget to focus  on  what we have and take for granted.
I don't want to make this a cliche type post but I am going  to make the most of each day spend time in those sloppy pants and have pictures taken without having to be dressed for the occasion or putting some "thinner" clothes on.

I found this quote online and found it very inspirational .

"Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” 

Hope you like my layout, there are still a few more days to take part in the Challenge YOUrself OLW challenge.


  1. Your photo with your darling Chuck is beautiful, Wendy!!! Somedays it's nice to forget about make-up and clothes and hair and all that stuff, and just be you and enjoy life - after all it's what's inside you, that really counts, hey!!!! Lovely little details on your page again, Wendy!!! Well done on your layout for your 2015 word!!!
    Have a super evening and a lovely Wednesday!!!

  2. All of this is true...we gotta be in the pics no matter what!! Love the unposed pic, so natural that way. Love your LO with the feathers and gorgeous florals! Am actually gonna lift your idea and the quote :). Kate (Challenge YOUrself)

  3. Tick tick with those sentiments...& good on you scrapping yourself!!! TRIPLE tick for a FABULOUS page...those orange blooms look perfect & I love the subtle masking in the bg.....a winner as far as I'm concerned!!!!!

  4. Wonderful word!! I love your special photo and your beautifully designed layout! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month for the OLW challenge! So very happy that you did!

  5. What a cute pic of the two of you :-) And it is also a lovely pic, clever Dave for taking it without you knowing! Please do mroe with you in them!! xxxx

  6. Well done Wendy! Great colors and photo too ;) I love your quote and it is so true!! My OLW this year is to live in the NOW, and I see that word everyday. So glad you found us and best of luck with your OLW journey! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself.

  7. Very nice! Love the design and colors. Great little details throughout. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself

  8. I must say - I LOVE everything about this LO! The design, your "OLW," the colors, textures - all that and FEATHERS TOO! <3 - I know it is hard not to be critical of ourselves and I APPLAUD you for stepping out of your comfort zone and playing along and with us at The Challenge YOUrself Blog. We hope you will continue to play along and share your layouts with us!

  9. I love that quote...and I love your word for the year...I am also cherishing those moments...not wishing any of it away. Gorgeous photo and layout of you xx

  10. Such a fun design with wonderful autumn hues and a precious photo of you.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}


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