I saw 2 fantastic ideas that are going to help me (a non-scrapbooking mommy) hold on to some precious memories this year. The first time I heard of a memory jar was from Farley at Oh Boy Fourth Grade! I love everything about this idea. I get to save the stuff that I can't put in a photo album, but I don't have to spend hours bent over cutesy paper and baby books that I am years behind on (please don't tell my kids they don't have these said baby books :) ).
So I pulled up my favorite border that I use for almost everything and made this label really quickly-- click on the picture to download it yourself. Then I glued the label on the inside of the huge glass jar (that I found at Walmart for 7 dollars!) using some Mod Podge. And finally-- no craft of mine would be complete without a cute little bow and... Ta-Da! Yes it is still empty but don't worry- I think our first addition to the jar will be the monster truck ticket stubs after my husband takes Nash to a show in a week or so (I can't believe I am letting my son go to one of those, but nothing would make him happier!)
The second idea is part of my newest blogging obsession. Some of you may have noticed the addition of non-teaching blogs to my sidebar over here ...
I have become equally obsessed with crafty/home organizational blogs as I am with teaching ones. I found my next idea at Clean & Scentible . It is so simple but so brillant at the same time. Jenn uses photo albums and then journals the cute important part and puts it in one of the photo holders.
So CUTE right? Now if I am the last person on the planet to hear of this idea, please just let me keep believing this is mind blowing :)
Side note- Even though I am using these ideas at home. They would both be perfect for the classroom as well! Alright off to my little preschoolers in church school, but I will be back tomorrow with pictures of my students' New Years Resolutions and freebies.