January 1, 2015

Caught With A Hand in the Rememberlutions Jar

So here's the thing: I am 100% rubbish at resolutions. Oh, I'm pretty darn great at making them, but my follow-through? 

[insert giant raspberry sound followed by an even bigger womp womp

Last year's label--THE YEAR OF DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY--resulted in...doing things the same old crummy way. I had great intentions and great expectations, but a bad combo of lack of discipline + lack of motivation has left me looking back on 2014 with a good deal of frustration. And you know what? I'm so, so tired of that. Tired of frequently dropping the ball, tired of wasting my time and energy on meaningless things, but more than all that, I'm tired of beating myself up over it. 

Enter the Rememberlutions Jar!!!

Next year at this time, when the ball drops and we close the door on 2015, wouldn't it be wonderful to look back on all of the good things--big, small, or in between--that took place throughout the year? To step into the new year on a high note?

For my own sanity and well-being, I need to start caring more about the things that matter and less about the things that don't. Jotting down and collecting all the stuff that makes me proud and makes me smile throughout the year seems like a great gift to give myself on the last day of 2015. (Second only to my favourite gift of all: BOOOOOOOOKS. Because obviously.)

Erin has been here all week, so we thought the final day of 2014 was the perfect time to get crafty and do this fun project: 

"There were some moments
one wished to remember,
to imprint upon one's mind,
that the memory might be taken out later,
like a flower pressed
between the pages of a book,
and admired and recollected anew."
- Cassandra Clare -

My first happy thing of 2015 is:

Wishing you a Happy New Year full of 
many happy things + many proud moments!


  1. Definitely a brilliant idea, and I love your first, extremely nicely handwritten, first entry :D

    Happy New Year, Jaime!

  2. Awwww what a great idea! Happy new year and fingers crossed you have a jar of happy memories to look back on at the end of the year :)

  3. I love this idea! I'm tempted to employ something similar, and maybe get my girlie involved. Happy New Year, Jaime, and best of luck in 2015!

  4. This is wonderful, Jaime. Happy New Year. <3

  5. OMG. I am so stealing this! Very sweet idea! Happy New Year!

  6. I love this idea and the pretty jar you designed. The idea reminds me of Holli Moncrieff's 'win list'. I'll have to adopt it this year too. Happy New Year and hope it's a great one for you!

  7. I absolutely LOVE this! What a great idea. I'm so going to start this with my family!

  8. Your jar turned out looking so nice! I haven't made mine yet, but what I can tell you is that a picture of Drake is about as crafty as I can, lest it turn out looking like something a kindergartener put together. (A kindergartener would probably have better crafting skills than I do, tbh.)

  9. I've seen this jar thing going around and am planning to do it too! I have the jar cleaned and ready but haven't gotten as far as the cute embellishments. BUT, I already have a happy thing to go inside the jar!


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