There are just some ideas that you see and they immediately help you reach your "make sure life is cute and colorful" goal. Washi-taped tea lights was that kind of idea.
I have found it to be the most helpful for the fun stuff that we hope to do, like go to the movies or something. That way in case we can't get there (for instance we did not make it to the fair this week because Mac has had so much cheer practice) it's easy to move around to the future or easily take it off altogether.
I have a pack of them in two different sizes and would love to share a sheet of each, if you want to try them out. I can send them to three people...just leave a "pick me" and I'll email you next week.