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Monday, May 30, 2016

Smash books

You know how sometimes a new thing comes along, or a new way of looking at an old thing?? Something that totally changes your perspective?? I had no idea what the term smash book meant until five years ago when I watched a YouTube video by a company called K & Company. They created their own line of journals called smash books. They coined the term and came up with a really clever video that just made me want to create them. 

In fact here's the original video that really got me started I love everything about it I love the music I love the demonstration versus words to show what it's all about. 

I think what I loved most was the idea that you didn't have to be perfect, you didn't have to agonize over what to put in the journal. It was meant to be a daily life journal that you wrote in every day and that you used to capture the ephemera of your life. 

That concept really freed me up!!

So my smash books have evolved from composition books that were decorated to the official smash book. Some were gifts. The nice thing about the official version is that it comes with a pen attached to the journal.  Also the pages are not blank, so it takes some of that fear of the white page away. It really doesn't matter what you use for your smash book. The main idea is that you capture  moments and have fun. 

I went to break in a new smash book and found my old ones and decided to stop and reminisce. 

There's really nothing like going back and looking through these books it takes you back in time and remind you of all kinds of fun things you did. 

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