SMASH*

So I’ve received¬† my first SMASH Book*. I was going to save it for my next haul video but I couldn’t wait to share. Doesn’t mean I can’t include it in a video next month or whenever I do a haul again. :3

So I have the Eco Green Book, Kat has the Pretty Pink Book and Mija has the Retro Blue Book. I’ve already started SMASHing my first pages. But I’m a little hesitant, I know there is no wrong or right way. But still it doesn’t stop me from over thinking things. I’ve only started to decorate the corners. I think I’ll get the hang of it eventually, I just need to stop being so timid. I mean the whole point is to be fearless and just go with it right? Right. It’s supposed to be fun and maybe I started it on a night when I didn’t have many things to SMASH. I am just getting started and I am already in love with it. Yes it is basically a scrapbook but something about this SMASH book just screams more fun. Or better than the regular fun scrapbooking brings. Does that make sense? Not that scrapbooking is below this or anything. I envy the scrapbookers who can take any book and transform it into something amazing. When it comes to this I need a helping hand and that is what the pages in these books give me. The pages are sort of decorated for you and you just embellish and add things to it. So I’m really happy these books exist. I first noticed them back when my sister Mija worked at the lovely store Paper Source. They were hot items and constantly being sold out. They first branched out to arts and craft stores and then recently I noticed them appearing in regular stores such as Randall’s, Walmart and Target. What luck! I’m thinking of making it for ideas and inspiration. I totally wish I had started this project in the beginning of the Summer that way I would have had more time with it. But summer class would have gotten in the way. I hope this fall semester allows me time to be creative. I’m not taking any creative writing classes this semester so I’m going to to through withdrawals if I don’t have something to entertain me.

Quick announcement: I Kim am finally taking the last step to getting my driver’s license. -.- Yup I’m 22 and still haven’t gotten my license. But hopefully that will all change this Friday. If I pass the road test. I’m nervous as hell. I don’t do well on tests. Horrible test anxiety. >.< Wish me luck.

Pet History

Oh I also wanted to mention that my parents somehow got another cat. We named him Willow and he is a whiny chi chi baby just like their old man cat Mr. We got our first cat Mr. back in 2000. I was 10? And he was a bitch. -.- I kid you not. He still sort of is, but now his bitchiness is due to jealousy. He doesn’t like sharing my parents with anyone cat or person. He’s had to get used to two cats since he’s been with us. Nao was our second cat. He was great the perfect lap/pillow. He disappeared one day and never found out what happened to him. I like to think someone picked him up and he’s living with a wonderful family right now. Our third cat is Kozi, he is strange. The only reason he works so well with Mister is because he stays away from him. Kozi always looks like he’s had a few too many shrooms or something. They both stay away from the new kitty. Mr. is the only one who starts shit but Willow is not completely innocent. He’s still recovering, I hope when he’s healthy again he doesn’t fight with our other cats because then we will probably have to find another home for him.

 

I’m sure I’ve asked the pet question before, but if you have more than one do they get along? And if you don’t have any pets, what kind of pet would you want? In a magical world I would want something that can fly so I wouldn’t have to drive.

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  1. Delightfully Awkward Brittany Said:

    on July 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I haven’t seen a SMASH book in years, but I think I had something similar as a kid. Very cool :) I have 2 dogs, and they are great together. They were both about 10 months old when they met, there were some tense moments for the first few weeks but now they like PB&J.

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    kim Reply:

    @Delightfully Awkward Brittany, Dogs are so nice. Cats? As long as you feed them they remain happy. XD

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  2. Robin Said:

    on July 25, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Each of my family’s first two dogs took a year to fully get along with the dogs that we got after them. They didn’t really fight, but when the first dog is older, they sometimes avoid the silly, hyper behavior of the younger puppy.

    I’m thinking about starting a SMASH book now that I’ve read your post here. My husband and I have saved several movie tickets and other little things from our first dates, the hotel we stayed in after getting married, etc.

    Good luck with getting your license! And don’t feel bad if you don’t get it this time. They take off points for all kinds of silly little things on the road test, stuff that you never see drivers do in real life.

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    kim Reply:

    @Robin, I didn’t think dogs were that territorial.

    I’ve already changed the first two pages of mine and I’m loving it. It is really fun. And I love the book I got, it has really pretty pages. Movie I used to save a bunch of movie tickets and fortune cookie fortunes but threw them away because I never really had anywhere to put them. I know I could use any scrapbook or notebook but something about these books just put you in the right set of mind. Not saying that any other book won’t work. But I just really love this brand.

    And thank you, I’ll need all the luck I can get. I’m really nervous about parallel parking and just driving with someone I don’t know. I’m afraid I’m not going to be focused and I’ll mess up. I know there are worse things then failing it but I really want to pass. >.<

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  3. Nugget Said:

    on July 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

    I had no idea what a SMASH book was, but I’ve always thought that scrapbooking was interesting. I helped out with making a club’s scrapbook before, and that’s pretty much it. I’ve never made one on my own just for the fun of it.

    I’m sure you’ll pass the road test. Driving isn’t so bad. The only hard thing is parallel parking, and I’ve had several friends who learned it the day before the test and passed it.

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    kim Reply:

    @Nugget, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. And I’m loving it the SMASH book, I always admire scrapbooking folks. But I would never have the time to make my own SMASH book and that’s what I love about this brand. It makes it easier for the people like me who aren’t scrapbooking masters. :D

    And my road test had to be postpone again. It just prolongs the worry, but I’ll just use this time to practice on my parallel parking. I can’t imagine being able to do it though. -.-

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