Great New Year's idea: Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective.
Gorgeous DIY Literature Maps: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit. I NEED Narnia and Middle-Earth! Though I would like a map of Narnia like Hank Green's better.