Year in Review & New Year’s Resolutions for Kids (and adults)


I came across this great printable today from Thirty Hand Made Days. It is a great way to record some of the basics about a child’s likes and life experience and hopes for the coming year. The real power comes from doing this year after year and Mique does an updated version each year. What a wonderful record of the growing and maturing that little snap shot will make. I also think this could be easily adapt to adults. In fact she has one! (see below). Click on the photos to get the free printable files



50 Jar Gifts: idea #50 – New Year Survival Kit

New Year Survival Kit from

This last post on jar gifts has been more than a year in coming. I’m so excited to finally complete this series. I though this survival kit would be the perfect way to complete 2014 and start 2015. Click on either image for instructions and more. It is a great way to start the year with the determination to write more memories and stories for future generations. I hope the new year brings many happy moments and lots of time with family and friends. Thanks for sticking with me through all the ups and downs of the past year. Happy New Year everyone!

tag for New Year Survival Kit from

If this idea inspires you, let me know. I’d love to share your project here too.jar gift logos51

Want some more ideas? Visit my Pinterest board dedicated to jar gift ideas.

My 2013 Calendar

I got my 2013 Calendar finished last week. Now I’m finally getting around to posting about it. It evolved during the process and although I’m happy with the results it isn’t what I thought it would be when I started. I thought I would do something that could be printed in black and white but in the end it looked better with the colored backgrounds. I wish I had made the backgrounds myself but I didn’t. I didn’t have enough time for that. It was fun working with paper a pencil and I think I’ll find reason to mix some more of that in with all the computer stuff in the future. Feel free to make copies of the calendar for your personal use. I hope you have a great year in 2013.

2013 Calendar PDF