Notes for a Year!

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I got this idea from two of my best friends! I thought it was one of the best ideas for couples or even families... I had to share. The idea is simple, the implementation takes dedication. For one year when something funny, romantic, sweet, memorable, happy etc happens write it down and put it in the jar.


  • Jar
  • notecards
  • pen

I used a spare jar. I found a cute pack of scrap paper, cut it up and folded it into little note cards. We keep it in the living room where we will hopefully remember to keep adding to it.

My friends, Chrystina and Rachel, are recently engaged and absolutely loved doing this. They found it to be super fun and a great way to connect with each other. The idea is you start this on New Years Day and read the notes on the next New Years Day. However, I think it is a great idea to start any time of year! Kevin and I started ours on New Years Day 2015 and I am so excited to read these next year. I will say, the hardest part is keeping up with it . We are two months in and sometimes forget to write things down. I will often be writing two notes at time to catch up.

Planning one day a week or every other week to sit down and write down your memories is one way to stay dedicated to this year long exercise. This is a great exercise for not only couples but families too! How often do we get caught up in the everyday activities and don't enjoy the little memories and experiences together? How many of us are saying "wow that year went fast"? This is such a great way to remember your year and spend some quality time with the ones you love!

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Ashly Deskins

I am Ashly. I recently moved from Ohio to Northern California with my husband Kevin. I graduated from The Ohio State University in December of 2013 with my B.A. in Arts. I am a photographer and involve myself in various crafts. A certain level of madness sets in if I do not have a project in the works or ideas in mind. I love walking into craft or home improvement stores and getting inspired with all the possibilities. My passion of photography started in high school when I took a film class. I enjoyed the class but never considered photography could be any more than a hobby. I quickly realized how that was not true. My husband (then boyfriend) started getting into Photography which lead to a degree and career. I was often his model in his photography classes and quickly realized how intriguing this art was. I took photography classes during the course of getting my art degree and fell in love again.