I was on Twitter recently and one of my lovely twitter friends @jokiely posted that she'd got a "smash book!" I'd never heard of this before and asked her what it was. She posted some pictures along with the link of where she'd purchased it. Suitably intrigued, I looked on the internet for information.
This video I found told me everything I needed to know!
I got so ridiculously excited about this, it's silly! I've always kept journals and scrapbooks and notebooks and I have drawers and little boxes full of ephemera and "stuff" I don't want to throw away. In the past I've made scrapbooks for interiors and a separate one for fashion, etc etc, but the thing I love about the smash book is the concept of "smashing" it all in one place without a theme. Somehow that just appeals to my nature of tidying up but not too neatly. It needs to be a little lived in!
Another fantastic thing I love about the Smash book is that things are already happening on the page. Some are plain but most have something on them already, a pattern or some text. This means there's no blank white page and the fear of "spoiling" it or making a mess, you can just go for it!
I ordered my smash book from the link above and also found another great seller here. Both offer free delivery. There are new products within the Smash range coming out soon and a lot of stock is out of order at the moment. It seems it's very popular right now.
The little Smash pads above are for carrying around with you. They have prompts on the page such as "your playlist" or "books to read." Handy for when you're sat in a cafe with a spare 10 minutes. You can then stick it in your Smash book when you get home. Cute!
What do you think of Smash books? Do you keep a journal or scrapbook? Do you get ridiculously excited over silly things? Just me?!!