Inside Kimmy's Mind

~Review: Olive Traveler’s Notebook~

 

Alright! I know I said that I wouldn’t need/get a standard size TN…but I did and it’s gorgeous and I love it! I bought it off of Amazon from Asian Vintage TN but here is her Etsy shop, I think it’s easier to navigate. I’ve been obsessed with writing in it, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the middle insert. I might do another blog planning insert or a scheduler? Not necessarily a planner though, I’m still using my bullet journal. I might eventually combine the bullet journal with this one, but not until I finish the notebook I’m currently using and also after I finish the next notebook I purchased early. -.- I may be a little hasty when purchasing notebooks. It’s an addiction, I know. But as long as I use the items I’m purchasing then I can accept this addiction…it’s harmless, right?

I’m definitely a stationery addict. My tagline is, I couldn’t help myself. What are your addictions?

Thanks for watching and reading.

~Monthly Moments: June~

I was late editing June’s video, but it was a slow month for me. I did go to Lockhart in the beginning of the month but unfortunately, I didn’t take ANY video clips! I thought I took at least one but it must have accidentally gotten erased. Oh well.

This lack of video pretty much sums up my month of June, lazy but still wonderful. I’ve been relaxing on the weekends and just spending time with family. Again, lovely. July should also be an easy month, which is fine by me, it gives me a chance to continue relaxing before the crazy month of August…can you believe how fast time is going by? I can’t. This

I’d love to hear about your June, even if it was as uneventful as mine. Now on to July….today is the 4th so Matt and I will probably try to find a place to watch fireworks…who knows.

Thanks for watching, see you next time!

~Book Haul: Comics~

Here’s a book haul for you! Let’s just say I couldn’t help myself when purchasing all of these over the last month or so. As usual, here’s my disclaimer, I’m still  learning how to edit so forgive me for the awkward narration. I recorded it separately from the video and I just finally had to use what I had. It was getting ridiculous.

I didn’t really go into too much detail about any of these, my bad. It was mostly about sharing the haul with you, but here are the links to each of the books I mentioned in the video. In case you were interested in reading them for yourself.

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~Smile My Way~

A glance, a look that whispers. You see my smile and one dances across your face in response.  Your hand seeks mine, such a simple act, a hand atop a hand. You bring mine to greet your lips which only adds to my smile. I hope to keep witnessing yours, and wish to add to it as well. 

Matt and I painted this past weekend. Normally I prefer watercolor, but we had purchased some woodblock canvases and painted them white a couple months back so we finally decided to paint them. I got an idea and wanted to work on layering the paint. Here is what I painted and it just made me want to write another cheesy poem. I painted this with a particular gushy moment in mind, several in fact. Every time I walk, or drive with Matt he will hold my hand and kiss it. It never fails and I melt every time he does this.

Ok, I gushed enough in this entry, I just really liked how this painting came out.  Do you like to paint, what’s your choice of medium? I’ve been curious about gouache, is it similar to watercolor? I hope you had a great weekend and that this week is even better.

Thanks for reading.

~Traveling: Another Day of BBQ~

This weekend I went with Matt and his friends for another day trip to Lockhart, TX. We hit the exact same BBQ places we did last time, only a different order.

  1. Kreuz Market
  2. Black’s
  3. Smitty’s Market

We had ate the most at Kreuz, the photo above might looks like a mess,but that’s how they serve the BBQ. You request how much you want of each meat and they serve it on sheets of paper. Being the second time I’ve joined in, I now know the way to handle this  for the next time. Always eat at Smitty’s. It’s the best out of the three. We had brisket, turkey, and sausage at Kreuz then had sides at Black’s. Potato salad and banana pudding. When it finally came to Smitty’s, we only had a bite. Not a huge mistake because I was worried I would over do it but I under did it…next time always get Smitty’s.

I also forgot to take more photos of each place, and I did record a clip, but when I was checking my phone I noticed the clip wasn’t there. -.- Not sure, but I guess I either deleted it or forgot to record and only thought I did. I know I don’t have to document everything that happens in my life in order to recall it. These moments with Matt, are not easily forgotten. And I look back at my first post about Lockhart and how we had just started dating. It wasn’t so long ago, but yet it was? I’ll end this post by saying…

“-I’m looking forward to continue getting to know him and spending time with him as often as I can.”

Thanks for reading

~Monthly Moments: May~

Here’s another Monthly Moments video! I had a lot of editing this one…it sort of got choppy in the end, but for the most part, I really like it. These aren’t, by any means, fancy, but I enjoy filming/editing these tiny recaps of my months.

 

The two key things that happen in every video…1. Cats! Marco and Eve have appeared in every video so far and 2. A clip of my niece! XD I found that funny. I loved the clip of Matt and I laughing…I was trying to take a photo, but it ended up being a tiny clip instead, which was a fantastic moment to capture.  I wish I had recorded more of my time in Austin, but it was just easy to enjoy my time with my sisters and not really focus on pulling out my phone.  But I hope to do better at documenting my trips…hopefully.

Do you remember to take photos of everything you see during a trip, or do you just try to snap photos every now and then?

Thanks for reading and watching.

~Travel~ Sister’s Bday Weekend

Last weekend my sisters, mom, and I went on a trip to Austin for my younger sister’s 24th birthday. She works at a hotel and she get’s mega discounts so she got us a room in a beautiful hotel in downtown Austin.

Two queen sized beds with the most comfortable bedding ever! This 4 day weekend was the perfect time for our little trip. I got off early on Friday and then Kat and I headed to Mija’s place to pack up in her car. (GPS and whatnot) We got to Austin late, so we had a burger at IN-an-Out and then headed to the hotel room.

We woke up early  and started off our day by, of course, going to Modcloth! And this time I tried on more clothes and….even bought something! I bought my first Modcloth dress and I’m hooked. I sort of wish I bought dress #2 that I also liked, but Modcloth is pricey. Even with the discounts, due to Memorial Day weekend, 15% off everything…20% off of things over $100, plush FREE shipping due to ordering in the store.

I loved wearing these dresses, but it was hard to choose between the two of them. They were the same priced and they both had pockets. POCKETS! We all know that makes a dress better. The yellow one was a bit tight fitting, had I eaten a meal, it would have been too tight for comfort. But the larger size was too big on the top. I’m in between sizes…so if they could have something in between a medium and a large…that would be great. Oh well, it also depends on the dress. Because the one I did buy was a medium and it was a perfect fit. Not too tight, not too loose. They made me feel pretty. Another reason I didn’t buy the elephant dress, was even though the print was pretty, I don’t think it was very “me”. I’d probably pair it with a different color cardigan. I may purchase it in the future… hopefully when it’s on sale. Or perhaps they will have the same style of dress in a different print that is more me.

We stayed in downtown for the entire weekend, walking everywhere! We even made the walk to Book People, a cool book store located not too far away, but in the Texas heat it was a bit taxing. Plus, we had to make the walk back to our hotel so we were pretty tired after that. We made our way back to the hotel to cool down and just relax a bit.

It was a lot of fun spending time with my sisters and mother, our schedules are so different that we don’t always get to see each other. I hope Kat had a great bday weekend, I was happy we got to spend that weekend with her.  That’s all for now…until next time. 🙂

Thanks for reading

 

Dear Me: Another Future Me Email✉

I received another past email from May 20, 2016 that I wrote to myself. I thought I’d share it with you and discuss the contents and how weird it is to consult without myself and remember when I was typing it out and how I felt then and how I feel now.

Dear FutureMe,
Hey, you finally graduated college and your niece will soon be born. Yay!
You are trying to find a career and you don’t think you will meet THE guy any time soon. After what happened with…well you know. I feel stupid, but you definitely don’t regret the breakup. I hope by this time next year, you will have your own place, a decent paying job and perhaps even a someone who loves you. Don’t feel too bad if you haven’t found him yet. Concentrating on yourself is always a good thing. 

I love being you. Remember that.

Now, some back story in case you are confused. I ended my 2 year relationship at the end of 2015. It wasn’t healthy and I had to end things for my sake and his. 2016 began with a lot of heartache but I managed to graduate, find a job and myself. It turned into a very strong year for me, I had to learn who I was again and be a person I was proud to be.

I may not have my own place, but I’m slowly saving up for my own car now that I have to share my current car with my sister. I want my own. It might take a bit, but I’ll eventually get there. I also mention in my email about how it’s ok if I have yet to find THE guy. To my surprise, towards the end of 2016, I managed to find someone special. My love for him grows every day and I look forward to spending as much time with him as I can. Last weekend we went into the Lego Store and created these minifigs….loosely based on ourselves. I have so much fun with him.

I always get excited whenever I get an email from my past self. This email was written in a point in my life where I had to sort of start all over. Starting over is sometimes the best thing you can do. 

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~1st Year of The Poogie~

Vera Rose Robertson turns 1 today! My adorable, hilarious, and beautiful niece turns 1! She turned 1, I cannot believe she’s 1! Ok, I’ve said 1 enough.

We celebrated her birthday on Sunday, I didn’t take any pictures on my cell, I was in charge of using the big camera so all the proof…including a video of her vomiting after trying icing. Not full on barf, but she was definitely gagging after trying it. She’s never had sugar before so I guess it was too sweet for her. I felt bad, because I was the one who put the icing on her lips. >.< Sorry Vera. Her party was Moana themed! I love this movie so much, I’m constantly singing the songs, can’t get enough of the soundtrack. Vera only perks up during the songs, she doesn’t seem to pay attention to the rest of the movie.

She’s grown so fast and I can’t believe what a funny little person she’s morphing into and I can’t wait to see how her personality develops as she continues to grow. I love her so much!

Here’s to you my little Vera Rose <3.
When you’re old enough, you’re getting a dinosaur party at the museum and tons of summers away for Science Camp!

 

~Giveaway~ Zenpop

There are a ton of things that make me happy. Today I’d like to mention something that really brings a smile to my face. Stationery!!!

I recently just purchased a ZenPop box from Japan. I haven’t received it yet but I cannot wait to get it! They give you plenty of peeks into the items you are getting which I am a huge fan of. I like knowing what I’m getting, but having a few surprises is nice too.

They have different themes each month, I purchased the Animal Friends pack? They are including kitty washi tape so I was sold! I also chose this box because it wasn’t something you actually had to subscribe to. You purchase them monthly. I don’t like having to remember to unsub because some monthly sub boxes aren’t always a hit. I’m sure it’s hard when it comes to putting one together and figuring out what to put in it and whatnot but I guess it depends on the type. A stationery box is perfect for me, a book one, where the book is kept hidden…not so much.

And ZenPop isn’t simply a stationery it’s a Japanese stationery box! Another reason why I just signed up for this month’s box. There’s a Sailor Moon pen included and I just had to say yes. This box includes 12 items! And the price is $29.50 FREE shipping! Not too expensive, but not too cheap either. And for exciting news! ZenPop has decided to do a giveaway where you could win one of their past boxes and I would love to win! But I also have a feeling I will be a repeat customer of future boxes. If you’re a stationery addict, then I think this is the box for you.

There’s also a food, and beauty box too, so if you’re not into stationery perhaps those interest you more? I have a list of online sub boxes that I want to try out, so I’ll probably update about that more later. What kind of sub box are you more interested in?

Thanks for reading!

 

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