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How to Make a Meaningful New Year’s Wish Jar

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This post was sponsored by BLOT supplies. All content and images are my own.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

I’m one of those people who loves to think about New Year’s resolutions in advance. Unfortunately, I think about them, write them in a pretty notebook, read them a few times during the first month of the new year and then forget about them. Last year I wrote too many on the list, and the whole idea felt overwhelming!

A few months ago, for Father’s Day, Jaxon and I decided to make a wish jar for my husband. We actually named it “building memories” and it was a bunch of legos with all the things Jaxon would love to do with dad during the year. Go camping, watch a boy’s movie together, jumping in mud and things like that were on the list. It was such a simple idea, but a really meaningful gift that my hubby loved.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

For this New Year’s Eve I got the idea of making something similar. I made the whole family sit down and think about 12 things that we would love to accomplish, make, visit, create or experience this year. We made a list and put it in the jar. The idea is that every first day of the month we would take one “wish” out of the jar, and do it!

Go to Ojai, California, bring orange slices to a Jaxon’s soccer game, taekwondo tournament, or other sports thing he can do when he turns three!, run a 5k as a family and things like that are on the list. It’s exciting, and I appreciate that they are specific and easy to accomplish “wishes”.

We can’t wait to start picking one each month, because we keep saying that we would love to do these things, but always forget. This is a great way to push ourselves to have fun as a family in a special way each month.

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

Thanks to Blot supplies I could write down these wishes in the prettiest and most colorful way. They have an amazing collection of pens, stickers, highlighters, pencil, tapes, sticky notes and more. You can check out more about BLOT and their products on their site. I’m sure you can find some fun supplies to start a colorful and organized new year! 

PD. I’m using BLOT gel coloring pens and the adorable BLOT great job stickers to check off each item from the list :)

How to make a simple but meaningful New Year's wish jar | Live Colorful

Beautiful Animal Art

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Ana Sofia Castañon art | Live Colorful

I have been a renter for almost 8 years! And I have to confess that I kind of like the idea of decorating different homes every two years or so.

This new home that we are renting now is smaller than the last one we were living in, but we love that it is bright and it has big windows and smooth walls and ceilings. The walls are still empty, but I’m excited about filling them with special pieces of art and illustrations from friends from around the world.

Ana Sofia Castañon art | Live Colorful

My friend Ana Sofia Castañon sent me two of her pieces a few days ago. She told me these illustrations were inspired by her kids, which makes them even more special.

I know the perfect place for her pieces in my home, one is going to be above Jaxon’s dresser and the other one in a small charming nicho that is in this new home’s hall. I can’t wait to see them framed :)

Ana Sofia Castañon art | Live Colorful

Ana Sofia Castañon art | Live Colorful

Check out Ana Sofia Catañon’s website to find out more about her work. She is amazingly talented and I’m sure you are going to love her work as much as I do. More animal art prints here

Meet the Joobles! The Cutest Organic Stuffed Animals

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How cute are these organic stuffed animals hand knitted by peruvian artisans! | Live Colorful

Fair Indigo contacted me a few weeks ago to share about their adorable Joobles. The Joobles are a collection of organic stuffed animals hand knitted by Peruvian artisans.

What makes them special is that the organic cotton which what they are made of is grown without GMO’s on a small family-owned farm in the climatically perfect Inca region of Peru. The dyes are Oeko-tex certified, gentle on the earth, farmers, knitters, and babies. The organic plush dolls are meticulously knit in small, worker-owned cooperatives throughout Peru, providing steady income and a better life for some of Peru’s poorest citizens.

How cute are these organic stuffed animals hand knitted by peruvian artisans! | Live Colorful

They sent me two cute joobles that I’m planning to give to my two newborn nephews when we meet them for the first time in a few weeks over New Year’s Eve. One of my sister in law’s due dates is around Christmas day! And we are beyond excited about having two tiny new members of the family, and giving them these adorable Joobles for their new nurseries.

How cute are these organic stuffed animals hand knitted by peruvian artisans! | Live Colorful

Check out this blog post that Fair Indigo shared about their original Joobles designer who passed away a couple of years ago. Their non profit foundation is truly making a difference at their adopted schools in Peru, and reading about this and all the kids and families that they are helping is truly inspiring.

How cute are these organic stuffed animals hand knitted by peruvian artisans! | Live Colorful

Find out more about Fair Indigo here. You can also read more about the Fair Indigo Foundation here, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities in the communities where their products are made.