It's time for your January roundup!

At the end of January of 2006, I started doing a monthly roundup to recap what happened in the previous 31 days. Thirteen years later and I’m still doing this simple little exercise each month! This has been the most useful memory keeping tool I have ever used.

At the end of each month, I will be posting a reminder graphic to help prompt you to take a few minutes and gather your memories from the month. It’s easy and so worthwhile!

Here’s your January reminder ❤️

Katie the Creative Lady January Roundup prompt.jpg


  • What did you watch? TV, Movies, Netflix, Plays, etc.

  • What did you listen to? Podcasts, music, etc.

  • What did you read? Books, Kindle, online, etc.

  • What did you learn? Life lessons, classes, new skills and ideas, etc.

  • What did you celebrate? Birthdays, holidays, accomplishments, etc.

  • What was newsworthy? Personal and family news, world and nation news, etc.


  • Review calendars, social media posts, journal entries, etc. - I use the Momento app to keep everything in one place and then look back through my online calendar.

  • Make sure all your photos are uploaded and backed up to at least 3 places. If you use Google Photos, your photos will already be sorted by date. I like to search the month (January 2019) and then select all of those photos and create an album for them in Google Photos called January 2019. It’s not necessary, but I find it useful.

  • Gather any memorabilia from the month such as ticket stubs, invitations, programs etc. Scan or photograph them if desired and then upload them with your photos for the month. And/or put them in a file marked January 2019 if you plan to save the physical copies for scrapbooking or memory boxes.


  • Make a list of your answers to the prompts.

  • Put them in a blog or social media post, in your journal, on the last day of the calendar for that month, or on a scrapbook or photobook page. You can even email them to yourself and keep them in a folder for later reference or use a notes app on your phone. Just find a routine that works for you.

  • If you share your roundup in any form on Instagram, use the hashtag #roundupyourmemories if you want to share with others.

  • The more roundups you do, the more you will appreciate this simple way to document your everyday life!

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