Happy Days


Little B and I are always fond of not only making memories, but remembering and treasuring them. As a teenager, I had various scrapbooks and still have boxes under the bed which remain full of "special moments"... Those things that probably mean absolutely nothing to anybody else, but to me, are what has made my life so far. And like everything, I want to continue these things, so when I saw Sarah's Instagram picture with her happy memories jar, I took note (quite literally at a later stage!) and decided that we too, would make our own 'Happy Days' jar. The jar that will be written in everyday, where we must find one thing that has made us happy.. And yes, eating Camembert definitely counts as a happy day!!
It was also the best excuse to 'need' to buy some more jars (because y'know, we don't own enough already...) and pop a cute bow around the lid, because, I like ribbon. And bows. And proudly placed the jar on a shelf in the living room, which prompts us each night, to write down a few words and add it into the jar. And watch it begin to fill, full of memories and moments, and those simple pleasures that we can easily forget every day.
I can't wait to read back through them at the end of the year. And then stick them somewhere else. Because I'm a hoarder like that...! 


  1. What a sweet idea.
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  2. This is a lovely idea! I like that you are using the jars, very cute. I am currently doing a gratitude journal which is the same idea - something a day that made me happy/grateful!

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  3. I did this for the first time last year. We all read them out on New Years Eve and it was truly amazing. It'll definitely be a ritual for years to come and I hope you and your family have a lovely time making memories :)

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  4. I always wanted to make a scrapbook my sister does a memory jar. xox


  5. Oh, this is such a cute idea! Looking through all the notes by the end of the year must be so fun :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  6. This is lovely! I've never seen this before, but I instantly love it.


  7. I done this last year it's so sweet to look back on


  8. This is such a lovely idea, reading them at the end of the year must be such a satisfying feeling!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  9. This is such a cute idea! I've had a couple of friends do this in the past and they really enjoyed it.


  10. Would definitely help to put things into perspective when you're having a tough day!!!

  11. Oh this is so lovely! I might suggest to do something similar to my boyfriend.
    It'd be sweet to remember our happy days, too :)

  12. I did this last year but sadly I didn't last longer than a few months. It's such a good idea though.

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  13. I need this in my life!

    This is such a brilliant idea, and I really would love do to this. Thank you for the inspiration and creative idea. :) I may do it at the beginning of Feb.

  14. I love this, it's such a lovely idea! I have a collection of jars, I now have a perfect way to use them up


  15. Day Dreaming Foodie19 January 2015 at 18:20

    I have something like this i received as a present - only its a little book, with a question for everyday. You answer the question the same day, for 3 years. The prompt makes it easier for me & Im really hoping I keep the momentum going with it, as itll be so sweet to be able to look back through it as the years go by :)


  16. Amazing idea! I've always wanted to set up a little jar like this but I never have actually stuck to it x
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  17. I love this idea! I think it's so important and beneficial to take the time to be grateful for little things - and this is a great system to do just that. And also to remember your year!

    xx Kathryn

  18. Emma Hope Newitt20 January 2015 at 18:10

    such a lovely idea, I tried to attempt this last year in my final year of university but I never remembered to pop things in as I got busy! Instead I went for a 5 year line a day memory book (hopefully it'll be more successful!) I really hope it is successful! :D


    Em x

  19. I love this! It's such a lovely idea Katy and it will be wonderful to look back on all those little things that made you smile this year :) xx


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