I'm pretty sure I can't take any credit for this, considering most of my genius ideas lately developed out of a midnight pinteresting session. However, many months ago I decided to start writing dates on wine corks, the evening I opened (and probably finished) the bottle. With guests, I swear!
I only save the good corks, not the plastic waxy ones. After all of those evenings of laughing, chatting over dinner, girl talk, movie nights & late nights playing board games, I've developed quite the collection. If I can fit it, I try to scribble a little bit about what we did that evening, like pizza night, or that one glorious time I beat Chris at Monopoly. One day I think I'll pour them out and re-read all of the corks, letting the memories wash back over me.
It's officially my favorite tradition.