Friday, January 02, 2015

Happy Things Jar | 2015 ♥

2015 is now in full swing and I've begun the year on a positive note - positivity being a key element to a happy year of course. Jacek and I decided that 2015 is our year for living, a year where we'll have many adventures, visit lots of places together and make lots of happy memories. To document everything happy and good that happens to our little family this year we've decided to have a 'happy things jar'. This idea popped up on my Facebook feed one day (good to get some inspiration from it at least!) and I thought it was a really lovely thing to do. 

You simply use an old jar, I've used an empty a clean Yankee Candle large jar - can you tell I'm being optimistic with the size, hopefully it'll be full at the end of the year, and you write on a piece of paper everything good or happy that happens to you and your family throughout the year. I've added to this a little bit by also including things I'm grateful for throughout the year - even the simplest of things such as my Mam's roast dinners, I want to remember everything good so that I can reflect at the end of 2015. You simply write the good things that happen down on a piece of paper, fold it up and pop it in the jar. It's only January 2nd and we already have two pieces of paper folded up in there so the year is being kind to us so far!

I decorated the jar with a purple ribbon I had lying around the house and some stickers my lovely friend Nadia sent me. I just wrote 'Happy Things 2015' on the stickers and I love the colourful them on the jar, I think it definitely radiates a happy vibe!

I hope our jar is full to the brim come New Years Eve and I can't wait to empty the jar and read through everything at the end of the year.

Have you put together a happy jar for 2015?


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  1. That is such a cool idea, i think it popped on my fb feed took but was scrolling so fast did get much chance to read it. I hope you have a wonderful 2015 full of travels and happy things.

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    1. Thanks Myrabev! I always take note of things that catch my eye on Facebook, they've inspired me more than once now so it's helpful :) Thanks so much for your good wishes, I hope you have a fabulous New Year! x

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    2. Thanks Fiona, inspiration can come from anywhere as you said.

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  2. That is a brilliant idea. You always come up with these good ideas. I need to get some inspirations.

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    1. Thanks Janine! I'm always find inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook but I try to put my own twist on things too!

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  3. What a fab idea! I've decided to get my creative side up and running again and scrap book :D

    Eilish
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    https://eyelashinwonderland.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks Eilish! Scrapbooking is so much fun, you've just reminded me that I need to get cracking on my sons one again! x

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  4. This looks like a fun simple way to reflect on the happy times for the passing year. I'm thinking about making one for my family now, with special need children - we need to focus on all the happiness that we do have! Best Wishes for 2015 to fill your jar!

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    1. It really is such a simple idea but a good one I think! Awh I hope you and your children have fun making one if you do it. I hope 2015 is full of happiness and great times for you all x

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  5. I love this idea so much! As a matter of fact, I have an empty jar that is just calling it's name out for this. Headed to make my happy jar right now!

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    1. I'm so glad you like it Samantha! Have fun making your happy things jar and filling it up with great memories and good things that happen to you this year! :)

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    2. What a great positive idea for the new year
      I bet the jar will get full before the year ends :)

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    3. I really hope it will be!

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  6. that is such a cute idea. I will have to think about doing that with my daughters. thanks :)

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    1. You're welcome! Have fun doing it with your daughters.

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  7. This is an awesome idea indeed. I am now going to do this and it would be nice to look back at all of the positive things that happened during the year. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! Have fun doing it, I hope your jar will be full at the end of the year :)

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  8. Let's do it Fiona! I already get so many positive responses just because of your post! Everybody is inspired and encouraged to do a similar Jar for their lives in 2015!
    Thank you, sweets, for inspiring us AlL!

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    1. Awh how great, thanks for telling me! I hope everyone has a great time filling their jars :)

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  9. Love the idea! I tried doing something similar last yeaer, but I stopped halfway. Maybe I'll start up again and resolve to do it for the entire 2015 period! :)

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  10. This is an awesome idea! I should really do this. I have a tendency to focus on the things that go wrong. It's an ugly habit that I really need to break.

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    1. I'm the same Ben, that's why I began doing this.

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  11. This is such a wonderful idea. I usually just write notes on my phones when special things happen, but this is much more whimsical :)

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  12. I really want to make one now! We did a wishes jar last year, but a happy things jar would be so much fun!

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    1. Have fun with it if you do make one!

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  13. I love this idea! I bet I could make that our next project with my kids.

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    1. It'd be such a lovely project to do with the little ones.

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  14. This is such a cute idea! How fun would this be to recapture these moments at the end of the year! Not to mention, the jar is cute too!

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    1. Thank you Echo, I can't wait to look back :)

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  15. This is such a great idea. Sometimes life goes by so quickly that we forgot some of the best moments. Happy New

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    1. Definitely, I want to remember all the happy things!

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  16. this is such a great idea! I did something similar last year and had a gratitude jar... and by the end of the year it was completely full. <3

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  17. Jars nowadays are becoming so useful not only in storing candies and desserts but also a lot of things like inspiring messages. It's also great to be creative in designing the outer portion of the jar with happy things.

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  18. I love the idea of this jar! I think I will have to make one for myself too, it's a great way to remember memories at the end of the year!

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  19. This is a creative and good idea that my kids will enjoy. I use to write down on my notebook what I am thankful for or things that happened and made me happy. Love it because I can make my family join me.

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  20. This is a great idea! I love how you decorated the jar and I think the idea behind it is really cute.

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  21. I really hope it will be! thanks for idea

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Fiona
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