August Updates

1) I may as well get the disappointing out right away.  I lost Camp NaNoWriMo.  I would have had to tell you eventually.  I am still happy I got started on my story-hopefully this should help me to finish it in the future 🙂

2) I began an Online Japanese course!  Woot!

3) I painted most of my room, and should be done soon

4) I am going to camp soon.  It has cabins and wonderful food.  There is one night generally where one’s cabin sleeps in a lean-to or in the forest, and another where all the cabins in one section of the camp (there are three) go on a hunt for their flag in the middle of the night and try to make it back to the bell before the other campers.  It is a surprise which night it is, too.  We generally have to venture through a creek and hide in some bushes, giving a very good chance to get poison ivy.  Somehow, miraculously, I haven’t gotten it before.  But I have always been rather reluctant to do either activity, to put it mildly.  This time, however, I am going to try to not only be positive about it, but also make the best of it.  After all, there’s no point in ruining it for the people around you, right?

How did you guys do on NaNoWriMo?  Doing anything crafty?  Finally, is there any tips you gave for my camping experience, for example, what to bring, what to do, ect.?  I’d be happy to hear them in the comments below!  Don’t forget to follow and like if you enjoyed this post!


Rambling Writer 😉




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It’s summer!  3 months of fun, friends, and frolicking among the flowers.  OK, maybe not that last part.  To ensure that there is fun, however, I have begun on a list of things I could do!  No doubt you’ve noticed by now I like to make lists 😉  Here I will share some of the things I am doing that may be fun for you as well!

Summer Fun Times List!

  1.  Geocaching

          I don’t know how many of you already do this, but I have never done it before.  It seems rather strange to me.  I still don’t quite understand it.  But I’d like to try it at least once, maybe with some friends.  If anyone has any tips on how to geocache, please share them in the comments below ^_^

  2.  Cooking and Smash Booking!

          I have planned to cook more this summer–I have cooked before but not very complicated things. Also, due to an idea my sister gave me, I got a smash book for the crafts and food I make.  I have made a playlist on youtube called “To Cook” which basically consists of feastoffiction videos.  If you don’t know what feastoffiction is, it is a channel on youtube that makes videos on how to make foods from different media.  Check them out for yourself 😉

  3.  Go to a drive-in movie

          I got this idea from a badge on Lifescouts.  I’ve never done it before, but it sounds like a ton of fun.

  4.  Learn something new

          I have several new things I would like to learn this summer, even though I’m not sure if I’ll get to all of them.  Some of them are Morse code, fencing, and martial arts.  

  5.  Write, write, write!

          While I have wavered on the idea of doing Camp NaNoWriMo, I’ve been thinking about doing something better.  If I write for at least 10 minutes a day the entire summer, no doubt I’ll get rather far with the book.  I might still do Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m just not sure.

So, what are you doing this summer?  Anything exciting?  Share in the comment section below!


Rambling Writer 😉

Smash Booking!

I do not believe I have told you what smash booking is, have I?  Well, considering I have mentioned it quite a few times, it is only fitting that I have a post about it.

A smash book~Image

is a sort of scrapbook, except much cooler.  It comes with the pages already in the book, all of them extremely creative designs.  Now, you may have noticed that the three smash books in the picture above have three different color bindings.  This is because each different color represents a different theme to the pages in the book.  The blue one is the retro smash book, the red one is the doodle smash book, and the orange one is the simple smash book.  I use the blue and red ones for anything and everything, and I use the orange one for crafts and recipes.  

The major difference between a smash book and a scrap book is that it’s not just for formal events.  In a scrap book, one would never dedicate an entire page to quotes because that would be random, and strange.  When using a smash book, you can do anything from your prom night to an entire page about some of your favorite foods.  Also, it doesn’t have to be perfect.  That’s what I love about the smash book.

Here are some examples of pages that I’ve done~

ImageImage~I apologize  the writing is backwards in the pictures xD

Writing Challenge: Write a poem using a topic you really care about.  It could be anything from the joys of writing to a tragic accident.  Also, remember, the more effort you put into it, the better it will be.  You can’t expect to make a ‘free verse’ poem of you simply rambling off with fancy words and have it be good.


Rambling Writer 😉