Happy Memories Catcher
Happy Memories Catcher
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It can be difficult to see the sun through the rain. Capture some of the brighter moments to be the light in your dark days throughout the year. Whether it’s a funny comment or a sweet gesture your child made, a romantic token from your significant other, a meaningful quote that you want to remember, a moment of reflection on a great day, or a keepsake from a memorable event, keep these positive memories within reach with a memories catcher so you can keep coming back to them when you need them most.

  • Wide Mouth Mason Jar with lid $10.00 for 12
  • 300 Popsicle Sticks
  • $4.80 Black Felt Tip Pen $1.46
  • Ribbon (100 yards) $3.99
  • Embellishments Varies

Total cost*: $20.25

* This leaves an additional 11 Mason jars and doesn’t account for jar embellishments.

  1. Use the Mason jar, or a similar container, as the memory catcher. Decorate it as you wish, with a creative, embellished label or a simple Post-It note.
  2. Tie the ribbon around the jar to serve as a pen and blank Popsicle stick holder.
  3. Write your memories with a black felt tip pen (other pens won’t work as well, if at all) on the Popsicle stick as they arise.
  4. If a memorable quote or event takes more than one Popsicle stick, tie multiple together with ribbon or a twist-tie.
  5. Read your memories at the end of the month, end of the year or when your jar is full–smile and enjoy!


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Kandice Matteson is the Advertising & Editorial Director and Co-Publisher of From Our Nest magazine, residing in Ozark with her husband, two daughters and two dogs. With a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and a Master’s in rhetoric, Matteson spends almost as much time dissecting the meanings and motives behind language and composition as she does watching Frozen with her two daughters. She's a quasi-crunchy mama who cherishes children and loves to share knowledge and information with all that will let her.

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