Weekend Plans 1/4 – 1/6

It’s hard to believe the first week of the new year has already come and gone. The last few Christmas decorations are finally tucked away in the closets and everything feels bare, like a clean slate. This week was very refreshing. I spent a lot of time writing (I filled up 20 pages!) and sketching in my new notebooks. It was nice to take an hour to find a quiet spot in a coffee shop and pour all of my dreams out on the pages. It’s time to start making them happen! For now, here’s what I have planned this weekend…

– I need to organize the film photos from Christmas in my album. I love how they turned out. Especially the snow pictures. I still can’t believe we had a white Christmas!

– I saw this jar idea around the internet recently and I decided to give it a try. I set it up on my bedside table and as the days go by I am going to slip little pieces of paper inside reminding me of the happy moments in 2013. Then on New Year’s Eve I will dump out the pieces of paper and be reminded of a great year. Hopefully I can add a few happy memories to it this weekend. :)

– I have some new crochet projects in mind so I’m going start working on the swatches.

– More writing and sketching in my journal.

– A Downton Abbey marathon is definitely happening. Season 3 finally airs in the US on Sunday! Hooray! I am so ready for tea and drama. I can’t wait.

I hope you had a great start to the new year this week! Who is excited about the new season of Downton Abbey? What are your plans for the weekend?

  1. It sounds like you have a really lovely weekend planned, full of creativity and happy things ^_^

    I’m working -sad face- and also trying to get over being ill -even sadder face- but hopefully I’ll be doing some knitting, doodling and planning of my own :) Have a great weekend!

  2. Gemma Atwell says:

    That feeling when the decs are down is great isn’t it? New beginnings and all that :)
    Don’t worry I won’t spoil it for you, but Downton season 3 is a corker! Here in the UK it aired earlier in the year and it was funny and emotional and brilliant. The special on Christmas Day was also totally gripping. You’ll love it I know :)


  3. Kristin says:

    I am rewatching season 2 of Downton Abbey as we speak. Or write. Whatever. :) Can’t wait for season 3, though I’ll have to watch it online (and the PBS video player is really slow).


  4. Season 3? Some tearjerker moments!

  5. I have already watched Season 3! Don’t forget to watch the Christmas Special that comes in between Season 2 and Season 3, it’s important!!!

  6. laura kate says:

    Since I began my love affair with Downton while living in the UK, I watched it on the UK schedule this year in the US. But I think I’ll be watching again on PBS. (Sometimes there are tiny edits to things on Masterpiece, I find that interesting). Downton + tea + wool = a lovely weekend plan!

  7. Hi! I’m new here! Love your blog! I like that idea of the jar with the good stuff I’ll be giving it a try aswell.

  8. Alisa Kim says:

    I love your tree pictures! Oooh bokeh. I’ve done that new year’s memories thing except every day I would write one thing I was grateful for. It’s really fun to go back and read them.

  9. I’ve got crochet on my to do list this weekend as well! I’m making a daisy chain headband – it is Summer here in Australia! Keep up the amazing posts :)

    – Kate from Peaches & Pennies

  10. Jo Crawford says:

    I love the jar idea, I think I might have to give that a go myself.
    Season 3 of Downton is SO good, you will love it! Have a lovely weekend!

  11. Nicole says:

    I’m living in the UK this year — we just finished Season 3 on Christmas! You’re going to LOVE it. Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Tilly says:

    Love that jar idea. I keep a notebook beside my bed to write down achievements and nice things that have happened each day. I’m always surprised at how many wonderful things happen in just one day… it’s so easy to forget otherwise, especially if, like me, you’re always thinking about the next thing! This year, on 30th December I took a train trip to get out of London and reflect on the year and goals for 2013. It was so satisfying to read through the notebook on the train.

  13. Chloe Green says:

    Ive seen the jar idea floating around, its super cute!! I may give it a go

    I really love seeing your weekend plan posts, it always gives me inspiration on something new to do :)


  14. Stephanie says:

    I can’t wait to see your crochet projects!
    I agree with Chloe above me- I feel more inspired to do something new too!

  15. sophie says:

    It seems you have great weekend plans!
    so lovely post!

  16. I LOVE Downton Abbey! I already watched the 3rd season online because I just couldn’t wait to see it air. It’s so good! Sounds like you have a great weekend plan. I hope you enjoy it!

    -Jessica (Sew In Love)

  17. Anna says:

    I really enjoy your weekly posts – I never plan my weekends I usually just wing it!
    I haven’t watched any Downton Abbey, even though I’m in the UK but I hope that I can catch up as it looks really good!

  18. Grace says:

    Ahhh I cannot wait for Downton Abbey either! My mom and I have been having a marathon this past week in anticipation of the season 3 premier! It cannot come soon enough, I had to unlike several fan pages on facebook and stay off all message boards to avoid catching any spoilers!

  19. Sarah Dee says:

    I’m so in love with that jar idea! Can’t wait to make one of my own :)

    x missdottidee.blogspot.com

  20. Marianne says:

    I saw the jar idea too! Really love it! Maybe I will try it too! I am not that persistant though!
    Have a nice Sunday!

  21. I absolutely love this jar idea! Haha it seems we’re all going to have to try it! I’ll start today!

    Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Smiles and all the best,

  22. You will love season 3 – so many ups and downs, have the hankies ready, too :)
    I also watched the lot in one go with tea and knitting – perfect.
    Then you have the Christmas Special to look forward to – and they’re now beginning to film series 4…
    Love it.
    (plus since you got a white Christmas in Texas and I’m in Switzerland and didn’t, I’m jealous so liking having at least had Downton first… ;o)

  23. petitlimon says:

    Looks like a fun weekend!

  24. Hi! I love your photo album. I would love to know where I can find one that’s similar! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to print more photos. This one looks like it would give a little place to write about each photo too, which is so important.

    Can’t wait to see your projects!
    the Christmas Special of Downton Abbey (that just came out for Christmas 2012) killed me. Love that show!!!

    Love from Sweden,


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