Project Smash: Humble Beginnings

Since I’ll be pretty busy during the week with work for the next 1.5+ months, I decided to take on some creative therapy. I’ve been coming across Smash books on several occasions at Target and Michael’s. After doing some research via Pinterest and other sources, I was finally convinced to purchase one (and it was on sale too, whoop!).

So what exactly is a Smash Book? It’s basically a casual scrapbook where you can place (or in the book’s case, “smash”) in little mementos, photos, etc. to look back on. It comes with several designed pages and a combo pen/glue stick, just enough to get you started.

I also bought a few other things to enhance the start of this project, and I’m pretty excited! I’ve gotten some photos printed from my Instagram account as well. Had no idea Walgreen’s could do that for you, and they have an app for it too. Sweet. I’m hoping to get somewhat started on it this weekend, and will post the process as it comes along.

Where the smashing happens. 😉
The storage case with my supplies. All for under $20!
A closer look of the supplies inside (stickers, pockets, adhesive runners, stamps, and washi tape).


Turning Tables

As the month nears its end, there has been quite the roller coaster of feelings. Not so much for myself, but for others I know. The ups of starting a new life together in marriage and welcoming babies into the world mix in with the loss and mourning of loved ones. Much reflection was done as days and weeks went by, which was a reminder to myself to always be grateful. I don’t consider myself very religious, but I did also pray a bit more than usual. Everyone needs some type of support, and while we can’t always be physically present to do so, a word or two in passing, by any means of communication, could mean a great deal.

As for me, I will begin a seasonal work position tomorrow. I feel that this is the step I’ve been eagerly wanting to take in order to finally reach stability. It was a goal that I set for myself at the beginning of the year, and I’m happy that it was one of a few that I’ll be able to achieve. More positive in and negative out in order to keep moving forward.


” I know that through all the struggle
there’s a bright road at the end of the tunnel.
Now you should know whatever your dilemma may be,
you’ll learn life is worth it.
Watch the tables turn.” – TLC