Why hello everyone!
It has been months since I have blogged. Months. Which is just awful, but I think you all understand that time slips away sometimes… especially in the months before the holidays.
Anywho… I’m back! I can’t say I am going to be a stellar blogger and post multiple times a week because then you would just be disappointed in me. I will just continue to mosey through the world of blogging and see where it takes me
I have some exciting news! In 2013 I will be traveling to Disney World as well as to Europe. To say that I am over-the-top thrilled would be a severe understatement. It is all I think about, all I talk about and certainly all I dream about.
Well as I have been thinking about this upcoming trips, I started to wonder how will I ensure I never forget everything about these trips. Both are with family (Disney with Brett’s and Europe with mine), so they are going to be memorable. I used to be an avid scrapbooker years ago, but now I just find it so hard to decide which pictures I love most out of the thousands I took. And then find it hard to scrap that event before I am already faced with a new one. So for most things, I have moved on to hardcover photobooks, but that is a post for another day. The reason I bring up scrapbooking is because I loved it for all the memories I could store. I am that person that has drawers full of tickets and receipts and pamphlets so that one day I can look back on all of the great things I did. With my upcoming trips, I wanted to find a better way to store all of those little things, along with some pictures and some journaling. Ultimately I found K&Company’s SMASH books and fell in love.
If you don’t know what they are… watch this little video…
They are just beautiful notebooks that you can do whatever you want with. For me… travel journals! Here is the genius thing, they come with a pen that has a glue stick on the end of it. That way, you don’t have to wait until you get home or back to your hotel to adhere something. Seriously amazing, right?
Well Brett me got two for Christmas, one for Disney and one for Europe. He also got me some of the accessories that go with it. There are fun little pockets and tags and little knick-knacks to personalize it. You can check out all the fun little things on their site! I have found their products at Michaels and Target and they are really well-priced. But really, can you put a price on preserving memories? I think not.
I immediately wanted to start “smashing” but obviously I have not gone anywhere yet… so I started with all of the pre-planning things, such as hotel reservations, places we wanted to see in Europe, park hours in Disney… that kind of stuff. I will be doing some posts on the pages I have done so far at some point soon! But to get you into the “smashing” mindframe, watch this YouTube video of this girl’s Travel SMASH book. It is the stuff of legends, really.