vacation, all i ever wanted...

Friday, April 2, 2010 |
oh who doesnt? (im such a geek for 80s music)
we dont go on a ton of vacations, but we always have fun.
and i hate buying tons of crappy souviners.
but i love remembering.
so years ago i came up with this BRILLANT IDEA!
vacation jars.
let me tell you how easy and cheap these are to make.
(this is our stash of jars in the tv room)
all you need is a mason jar, a lid and a vacation.
and since you are already on vacation, you have one down already!
while on your vacation, pick up things here and there. we have put sand, squished pennies, empty crayon boxes from resturants (we needed to to take the crayons out to entertain our kids the rest of the vacation), ticket get the idea.
ANYTHING! (this one is from our trip to sun valley idaho july 2009)
then put the loacation and date on the top.
that's it.
we have the jars lined up on the shelf in out living room. nate has brought them for 'v' day in school.  the teacher loved it (and if you are like me, i still need the teachers approval!). sometimes the kids just want to look at them (not opening the jars, just thru the glass) and talk about the trip and the memories.
when they do that, i feel like the worlds best mom.
easier than scrapbooking, super cheap to make and an amazing way to remember great family vacations!
makes you want to head out right now, doesnt it?
(this one is from our trip to atlanta georgia may 2008)
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Jaime @ Our Journey said...

That is a FANTASTIC IDEA!!! I love it! I'm not much for collecting souvenirs but his is such a great way to collect memorable things from a vacation and keep it nicely contained without the clutter! I linked this project under my "Inspirational Projects" list on my sidebar!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this idea! I am always trying to incorporate things into scrapbooks from our vacations and it is HARD to fit some thing that I really want to keep in to them! Thanks for the idea!

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Melissa said...

That really is quite brilliant! I do that for sand and rocks from beaches and parks, but yours is much more fun!

trooppetrie said...

what a neat idea, I am a new follower and am hosting my first give away

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by via FF to say hello.

Have a great weekend!

panamamama said...

What a cool idea! I have gobs of junk I save from trips thinking I'll scrapbook them. (I've made 2 scrapbooks in 18 yrs so don't think that is happening.) I put stuff in brown envelopes but you can't see it. This is such a great idea!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

I do these jars as well! I LOVE 'em! I hopped over from the Friday Follow at Trendy Treehouse. I have followed you and invite you to drop in at my place and follow me as well! Have a delightful weekend!

Anonymous said...

fantastic idea BA!!! You really are creative. I am totally stealing this and using it. now, if we would ever go on vacation...

Summer Miller said...

what a smart idea. I wish we went places!

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

This is such a great idea. I could even see taking a picture of each jar and turning it into a scrapbook page.

Really clever!

Jenn said...

Found you at Funky Junk - This idea is awesome and oh so adorable! We don't vacation much either but what a fabulous way to remember!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

What a neat idea AND visual! I love it.

Thanks for linking this up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Krissy said...

That is such a great idea! We don't do too much vacationing, but when we do it's definitely something that we want to remember. I never thought of this before!

Following from Friday Follow. :) Better late than never! Have a great Spring Holiday weekend! Hope you stop by, visit us and follow as well! Leave us a comment!

V and Co. said...

my kids would LOVE this! thank you so much for linking this!

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a great idea!

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Kim said...

That's a great idea. Kids can contribute and the treasures are limited in size.

Kaysi said...

That is a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

So clever and creative! I will be using this idea in my home.

Christy said...

I'm your newest follower from FF, and I love this idea! I'm going to have to borrow it!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

What a great idea! I'd totally do this if I had the room!

Ginny said...

I've done this for beaches, such a great idea to take it a step farther!

Becky Jean said...

AWESOME....even I could do this

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