This week I was struck by some ideas I had not seen before. Some are old, some are new . . .but all really struck me as either ridiculously intelligent or extremely heart warming. First up is the jar of memories and funny things kids say created by Inchmark. I had not seen this before and just love it. I try to keep a journal of all of the cute stories and funny things my children say, but goodness knows I don’t open it often enough. This idea could not be cuter. The idea is to keep a jar close by. Anytime the kids say something funny or you want to document a great story, simply write it down on a scrap of paper and toss it in the jar. It was also mentioned that you could read these on New Year’s Day or even grab one to read when you are having a down day. I think I am in love with this idea. magical thinking from inchmark Nothing but Bonfires created a gift of a lifetime for her father. When he turned 60, she sent out an email to all of his friends and family members asking for them to share a memory of her father. The letters poured in and she assembled them and labeled them 1-60. What a treasure. via nothing but bonfires Next up are two organizational ideas that are not only beautiful but so so smart. I just love the oversized chalkboard and the chores listed. Even though it’s so useful, it is remarkably pretty. via You may have seen my post about Pile Blindness. I am convinced that I alone see the piles that accumulate throughout the house. I have had one basket on the stairs, but how cute to have one for each of the children. So much easier to drop the stray items in their personalized basket and have them take it up each evening. via I hope you have found some inspiration in these ideas today. I just had to share. happy friday to you all.