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The Bullet Journal: My Personal Collection


Image Description: the background is white flat surface with stationery items resting on top the surface. From left to right, a silver notebook (grey coloured elastic bound around it to keep it closed and grey ribbon poking out the bottom). four black pens with different coloured pen-caps, and a thick silver pen.

This post will be discussing Bullet Journals and is mostly aimed at Beginners, so if you’re not a Beginner or have little to no interest in Bullet Journals, this post may not be for you.

There are many types of Bullet Journals available:

As I only have experience with Notebook Bullet Journals thus far, that’s the type of Journal I’ll be primarily focused on. I should probably clarify what a Bullet Journal is exactly. The thing is, other talented people have already done this, so here’s some links for Beginners explaining what a Bullet Journal is:
~How To Bullet Journal (YouTube Video)

~Bullet Journal – Getting Started

~Blu Chicken Ninja – How To Start a Bullet Journal

~Blu Chicken Ninja – How To Choose a Notebook for a Bullet Journal

~Boho Berry – Bullet Journal 101

~The Lazy Genius Collective – How To Bullet Journal

~Little Coffee Fox – The Ultimate Bullet Journal Cheat Sheet for Beginners

~Pretty Prints and Paper – Bullet Journal Index

~Productive and Pretty – Bullet Journal Index

~Tiny Ray of Sunshine – Thorough Guide to the Bullet Journal System

My collection of A4 Notebooks:
Image Description: Three A4 sized notebooks. From left to right, a book with a red cover with a pale white square with the words ‘192 Meh’ beneath the square is displayed text 'The Element of Apathy’. To the right of that notebook, there is a standard green Marbig 200 page lecture book with colour-hide cover. Beneath them both, there is a cover with a picture of a collection of suburban buildings that look like flats and or units with large white-text printed over the top 'I AM Self-Made’

I bought these books for University subjects, but I have yet to use them, I think? I have a problem with hoarding notebooks, and sometimes I start filling them with stuff, but then I forget about them. They’re currently located in a magazine holder on my impromptu coffee table, that way I can always see where they are.

I find A4-sized notebooks cumbersome, I’m trying to cut back on how much stuff I carry around with me, and I wouldn’t be able to transport those books easily. But if you wanted to use an A4-sized notebook, and simply have that one predominately anchored to the house or in an easily traceable location, then have a smaller one to take with you when you leave the house, that could work. The problem is that you’d have to be good at migrating tasks and appointments from the small book to the big book (and vice versa). I’m not particularly disciplined, so this particular method probably wouldn’t work for me, but feel free to test out your options.

To be honest, I found a lot more printable resources for A4-sized stuff, so I guess it depends on what you want. If you prefer the printable planner option over a notebook, I’d recommend a compendium (I’ll talk about that further down).

My collection of A5 Notebooks:
Image Description: there are six A5 sized notebooks in this picture. From left to right, there’s a bright pink hardcover lined notebook with two pictures of ice-creams with faces on the front with the heading ‘Stay Cool’. Underneath the pink notebook is a notebook with a dark-red cover, a skeleton of a dinosaur (most likely a velociraptor) with the speech bubble above the dinosaur skeleton displaying text ‘Rawwwr I’m a Dinosaur’. To the right pink book, there is a notebook with a black elastic band on the cover keeping it closed and on the cover are diagrams of star constellations from the Northern Hemisphere. Beneath that notebook, there is a plain peacock-blue notebook I bought from Coles Supermarket. To the right of the constellation notebook, there is a notebook with a black and white close-up picture of a typewriter. There’s a black elastic band across the vertical-length of the cover and the words 'some inspiring shit written inside here’ displayed at the top. Beneath the black and white typewriter notebook, there is a notebook with a red faux-leather cover and a gold Día de Muertos (Day of The Dead) skull design on the front cover.

As of writing this post, the “Stay Cool” pink notebook is currently being used as a Reading Journal. It helps me to write lists of books I want to read, it helps me keep track of my TBR pile, and helps me write lists for my Monthly Themed Reading Challenges. There is a flaw though. As it’s a lined notebook, I find it difficult to draw tables, and if you’re the type of person who likes to draw tables in their Bullet Journal, I’d recommend a notebook with dotted paper or the square-grid paper instead. Other than that, I like the notebook, it has a cute design, and hope to continue using it.

The Constellation Book is being used as a book solely dedicated to Novel Outlining for my Pushing Boundaries series. I was also hoping to use this book for Giveaway ideas orientated around the Pushing Boundaries series, random ideas I might have for scenes or the series as a whole. I wanted all my Pushing Boundaries stuff in the one place so I could easily find it and access it.

In general, I usually prefer to use spiral-bound notebooks, I find them easier to write on and to utilise, but by the same token, my style of Bullet Journal is minimalist and practical. My handwriting is awful (in fact I suspect I may have dyspraxia), I tend to smudge the ink of my layouts, so you won’t be seeing pictures of super pretty layouts on my blog.

But if you’re the artistry type, and that’s fine if you are, and you’re planning on making your Bullet Journal super pretty, I’ve read that the spiral-bound notebooks sometimes get in the way, apparently the perfect-bound notebooks are better for artsy stuff instead (honestly I have no idea, use whatever type of book you want).

Side-note: I don’t recommend that you spend all your time making your bullet journal pretty and forget to use it, and I don’t recommend putting so much effort in the visual elements that you’re now too afraid to use it (in case you mess it up). Your first bullet journal should be a little messy, don’t be afraid to experiment with different layouts, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

Mermaid Sequin Notebook

Image Description: A5-sized notebook with mermaid sequins decorating the cover. The cover consists of mostly black sequins with smiley face made of white sequins positioned in the middle of the cover. There’s a black bookmarking ribbon hanging out the bottom of the book.


Image Description: A5-sized notebook with mermaid sequins decorating the cover. The cover consists of mostly white sequins with smiley face made of black sequins positioned in the middle of the cover. There’s a black bookmarking ribbon hanging out the bottom of the book.

I love Mermaid Sequin objects and I love notebooks, so naturally I had to buy this when I found it at KMart, however, the amount of glue used on the bindings of the book, make it difficult to open the book and keep it open. It’s pretty but not practical.

My Daily Planner

Image Description: an A5-sized leather-bound daily planner in bright pink with a pink elastic band binding the planner closed. On the right side of the elastic band, is the number “2017” indented into the cover.

I bought this planner at the start of the year, but I’m not a Daily Planner type of person, I’ve found that I’m more of a Monthly and Weekly type person, as a result, this style of organisation has never worked for me. It also has a 8am to 8pm daily time schedule, and as I used to work shift-work that could sometimes go to 10pm, I found that the time schedule element didn’t work for me either. If I had a 9am to 5pm job, it’d be fine, but I don’t. I’d also forget about it completely for months at a time, then I’d have to force myself to use it, and if you have to force yourself to do something, it’s probably not working for you.

My Mental Health Bullet Journal and Mental Health Compendium:

Image Description: an A5-sized perfect-bound book with an Australian Christmas theme cover. The cover has an alternating pattern of Kangaroos with Santa hats, red-and-green Kangaroo Paws (the plant), and green-and-red Kangaroo Paws (the plant).

My Mental Health Bujo started out as a General Bujo, with monthly logs and collections, but it morphed into a Mental Health Journal, which became a problem whenever I wanted to explain what a Bullet Journal was to someone else. While a bullet journal (notebook or digital) can be a great way to keep track of doctor appointments, therapy notes, self-care stuff, I also didn’t want to deal with or answer awkward questions.

As this was my first bullet journal, the inside is a mess, nothing is ordered or structured. Monthly logs over here, half-completed habit trackers over there, weird tables and collections thrown in at random. The thing is, this is okay, the Index section and page numbers exist to handle this, but I’d like something with a little more structure and consistency. So while I’ll probably continue to use this for mental health stuff and general notes I want to jot down, I probably won’t put in anymore weekly layouts or monthly logs.


Image Description: an A4-sized compendium with zipper, handles on the side, and shoulder strap. The compendium is also bright pink and has a pattern of raised trapezoid-shapes on the front cover.

I bought this from Aldi at the start of the year while the store had their “Back To School” sale. I had no intentions of using this compendium for Mental Health stuff, but because it’s great at hording things, it just sort of happened. I keep referral letters in an envelope protector and store the envelope protector inside the compendium. There’s also room for pens and post-it notes.

There’s an A4-sized ring binder, which is where I store some plastic pockets and loose-leaf paper. The problem is the compendium ia rather bulky and awkward for transporting, I find it easier to carry in my backpack, rather than use the flimsy single shoulder strap.

But if you’re the type of person who wants a printable planner, dividers, plastic pockets for collections or categories, than this might be more your thing. Especially since A4-sized are a lot more common and cheaper than A5-sized ones.

Side-Note: Aldi are currently selling glitter gel pens, so if you’re into that, you might want to check out your local Aldi, however, Daiso also sells coloured pens too.

My Leuchtturm 1917 Bullet Journal:

Image Description: a close-up picture of a Leuchtturm 1917 hardcover journal, this journal is A5-sized and the faux-leather hardcover is pink.

These notebooks are harder to find in Australia, however, I bought this a couple of months ago from eBay and it’s been a real learning process. I’m not particularly good at being coherent, so in order to minimise anxiety about messing up the pages, I found it was easier to write down a list of pages I wanted and the order I wanted them to appear in. I also researched layouts I wanted to use, used grey-lead to draw them in, and then erase them. It took me a few goes before I got the dimensions right, this bujo is definitely going to take more work, but I enjoyed it.

So, dear readers, what do you think?

  • Do you use a Bullet Journal?
  • What type do you currently use?
  • If money wasn’t a barrier, what type of Bullet Journal would you like to use?

Let me know in the comments section below :). Also, I’m not going to be displaying the inside of my Bullet Journals, however, if you run a blog and do regular posts on your own Bullet Journal and various layouts, feel free to leave a link in the comment section as well.

Stim Toy Review: Galaxy Apple


Image Description: a clear plastic-bag with a red-outline around the bag. Up the top of the bag are Japanese hiragana, the word ringo (which translates to apple), underneath the hiragana symbols is the English word “APPLE”. Inside the plastic bag, a large apple with a spectrum of colour, it ranges from dark-blue at the bottom, blue and light-blue in the middle. There are specs of white dotted randomly across the surface of the apple.


Image Description: a large apple with a spectrum of colour, it ranges from dark-blue at the top, blue and light-blue in the middle, with purple down the bottom. There are specs of white dotted randomly across the surface of the apple.


Image Description: a large apple with a spectrum of colour, it ranges from dark-blue at the bottom, blue and light-blue in the middle, with purple up the top with black squishable stem. There are specs of white dotted randomly across the surface of the apple.

Item: Areedy Galaxy Apple

Category: Review/Feedback

Cost: US $7.45 (Approx. AU $9.49) each (Shipping Fees: AU $0.00)

Date of Purchase: 17/09/2017

Date of Delivery: 27/09/2017

Store: eBay

Store Location: China

Review:
Kim was researching for a replacement Apple Squishy, combined with the popularity of Galaxy-themed stim toys, they recommended this one to me. Naturally, I had to add it to my own personal collection but I decided I should also add this to the stim toy giveaway I plan on hosting for Pushing Boundaries series.

The Galaxy Apple is 10cm, it belongs on the larger end of the scale of my Squishy Collection, I’ve included a picture of my favourite pale-pink strawberry squishy to act as a visual-guide for size-scale:

Image Description: a pale-pink squishable strawberry sitting next to a large apple with a spectrum of colour, it ranges from dark-blue at the bottom, blue and light-blue in the middle, with purple up the top with black squishable stem. There are specs of white dotted randomly across the surface of the apple.

The Galaxy Apple is very soft and squishable, and when it’s squished, it’s slow rising. The skin is shinny and scented, but the scent isn’t particularly strong (or at least not by my standards). I have to hold the apple up to my face to smell it. I’m certain that the scent will fade away when given the proper airing time. There’s a picture below of what the apple looks like when crushed inside a fist.

Image Description: a pale hand crushing a large apple with a spectrum of colour, it ranges from dark-blue at the bottom, blue and light-blue in the middle, with purple up the top with black squishable stem. There are specs of white dotted randomly across the surface of the apple.
I was concerned that the “shiny” paint might come off on my hand when I crushed it, but this was unfounded, no paint has come off or faded since I’ve obtained the apple and began playing with it.

In conclusion, while I do have penchant for large type of squishable stim toy, I really enjoy the Galaxy Apple. The colours are lovely, but I think it’s the softness of the apple that confirms it as an excellent choice (my squishable colossal peach is firmer by comparison).

Monthly Forecast: October 2017

Image Description: a picture of cherry-blossom tree. It's a close-up picture of the branches so that you can see numerous tiny bright-pink flowers blossoming all along the branches.

In the Southern Hemisphere, October is the time of Spring, hence the flowers (no, I am not bitter how purely American things such as pumpkin spice lattes are dominating social media, what makes you think that?). For this month, my October Reading List is more spooky themed than floral themed, however, I have made sure to include some Australian Women Writers in this list (I’m doing a terrible job on the AWWC this year, oh well *shrugs*).

Australian Women Writer’s Challenge:
Image Description: book cover of The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer. The background has a large stone cross and a graveyard. The foreground is a close-up picture of the back of a pale-skinned brunette woman wearing a black Victorian-style bodice dress, around her wrist is a latern with a skull inside it, the eyes of the skulls are green and glowing. There is a green tint across the cover.
~The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer (The Ministry of Curiousity #1)
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Image Description: book-cover of Paper Dolls by Anya Allyn. The cover image is colour scheme is dark-tinted, it features a pale-skinned young lady with blonde hair, she's wearing a black dress with white polka-dots, and she's sitting on a carousel-style blue horse.
~Paper Dolls by Anya Allyn (Dark Carousel #2)
Available for Purchase: Amazon

RMFAO Genre Challenge – Horror:
Image Description: book cover of Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake. In the foreground, a pale-skinned brunette young lady is extending out her hand towards the viewer. In the background is a mountainous landscape with a break in the ground, just before the young lady's feet, from within the large crack in the landscape is lava and red spirits coming out of the crack.
~Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake (Anna #2)
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Image Description: book cover of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. The cover is in black and white and the main image is of a small pale-skinned girl wearing a fancy head-piece and a fancy party dress, she appears to be hovering above the ground.
~Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #1)
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Diverse Books Reading Challenge – Intersection:
Image Description: book cover of Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova. The cover has a purple tint across entire cover, in the background is a golden gate with a skulls design within the entrance doors of the gate. In front of the gate is the silhouette a female figure, the female figure is standing in front of the gate with her back to the viewer.
~Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (Brooklyn Brujas #1)
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Audible | Book Depository | Kobo Books

Image Description: book cover of Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. The cover image consists of a close-up shot of the back of someone's head, displaying cascading bright-pink hair with the title and author text displayed ontop of the hair.
~Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
Available for Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository | Kobo Books

I don’t have high hopes of reading most these books on the list, especially since October and November tend to be my busier months at work. I hoping to get some of these books knock-off my TBR pile via The Reading Quest, which was a great idea, but a massive failure on my part. In all honestly, I should have read most of these before now, so while I have my doubts, I’m going to give it a go anyway.

Image Description: a participation banner for NaNoWriMo 2017. The banner is turquoise-blue with white text, in the centre of the banner is two over-crossed pens and four stars surrounding the pens.
October is also the month of NaNoWriMo Preparation. I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I’ll be working on Orion – Volume II of the Pushing Boundaries, which means I’ll need to finish the Outline before the end of October, the Outline I’ve been trying to finish for months now. I have a special notebook put aside just for working on Pushing Boundaries stuff.
Image Description: a notebook with a light-blue and dark-blue colour-scheme. The cover consists of a start-chart of the Northern Hemisphere constellations with a black band of elastic around the edge of the notebook to keep it closed.

So yeah, what you’re reading and what you’re plans are for October? Are you thinking of getting involved with NaNoWriMo? What project are you going to work on? Let me know in the comments section down below :).

Stim Toy Review: Knock-Off Fuzzy Tangle Jr

Image Description: a rose-pink Fuzzy Tangle Jr curled up on top of a couch cushion, which is navy blue with gold-coloured fleur-de-lis pattern printed on it.

Image Description: a rose-pink Fuzzy Tangle Jr expanded to resemble a circle, lying flat on top of a couch cushion, which is navy blue with gold-coloured fleur-de-lis pattern printed on it.

Item: Knock-Off Fuzzy Tangle Jr  – Rose Pink

Category: Review/Feedback

Cost: US $2.49 (Shipping Fees: US $0.00) = US $2.49 or AU $3.25 (at the time of conversion)

Date of Purchase: 01/08/2017

Date of Delivery: 17/08/2017

Store: eBay

Store Location: Hong Kong

Review:
I was so excited when I when I opened the package (which contained a small amount of bubble wrap on the inside of the packaging) and began playing with it immediately. For half an hour, I repeated the phrase “It’s Fuzzy!” over and over again, which (given its name) should not have come as a surprise, but hey. I insisted that my partner (who normally has no interest in Stim Toys) feel the Fuzz for himself, naturally he approves.

I completely underestimated just how good the fuzzy flocking on the Fuzzy Tangle Jr would feel, for Fuzzy Factor alone, I would totally recommend. I also got the rose-pink coloured one, which was the one I wanted, so I’m super happy with that. There was a small problem, I think the links might be a little looser than what I’m used to, but I’m willing to put up with that in exchange for a cheap knock-off Fuzzy Tangle. Must obtain more in various colours.

Links:
~Stim Toy Box: Knock-Off Fuzzy Tangle Jr Collection

Stim Toy Review: Artist’s Collection Knock Off Tangle Jr.

Image Description: a picture of a Tangle JR all coiled up on a flat wooden surface. The Tangle JR has a hexagon pattern all over it, and the hexagons are coloured in a rainbow spectrum on one side (red-orange-yellow-blue-green and then a small selection of grey hexagons).

Image Description: a picture of a Tangle JR all coiled up on a flat wooden surface. This picture details the reverse side of the Tangle JR, which is mostly light-grey and dark-grey coloured hexagons, with a few red and orange coloured hexagons in the top-right corner of the Tangle JR.

Image Description: a picture of a Tangle JR uncoiled so it forms a circle on a flat wooden surface, there is a spectrum of rainbow-coloured hexagons visible.

Image Description: a picture of a Tangle JR uncoiled so it forms a circle on a flat wooden surface (the reverse side of the previous picture), there is a spectrum of rainbow-coloured hexagons visible, but the colours appear to be muted or faded.

Item: Artist’s Collection Knock Off Tangle JR – Rainbow Honeycomb Print

Category: Review/Feedback

Cost: 2 X US $1.19 each (Shipping Fees: US $1.18) = US $3.56 or AU $4.66 (at time of conversion)

Date of Purchase: 21/07/2017

Date of Delivery: 08/08/2017

Store: eBay

Store Location: Singapore

Review:
While, on the surface, this Tangle Jr. is aesthetically pleasing (I do like the rainbow-spectrum of hexagons), I was hoping to get the Galactic Print Tangle Jr. instead (it’s so pretty). I know this will sound petty, but I truly dislike the random selection option, even if the Tangle Jr. is considerably cheaper than normal.

With regards to the colour design, I have noticed that on the reverse side of the Tangle Jr., the design print has faded significantly, it almost resembles a white ring and I can use this white ring to match up the individual pieces of the Tangle Jr. I know it’s a small flaw, and it should be expected with the knock-off variety of Tangle Jr., but it irritates me.

The links of the Tangle Jr. are stiffer than normal, especially in comparison to my Tangle Jr. Classic, however, while I don’t mind stiffer links, but this might be something of consideration for others. The packaging was pretty minimal (Banggood-style) but everything arrived in one piece.

All in all, if you need a Tangle Jr. that is aesthetically pleasing and cheap in price, this is a good starting point

Stim Accessories: Gloves

Image Description: a photo of a headless-torso with arms, presumably a person, wearing a red and black checkered long-sleeve shirt, with charcoal-grey vest and brass coloured buttons. The primary focus of the photo is of the hands, the heavily tattooed hands and fingers are displayed with unique style ring on every finger and the thumbs of each hand hooked into the pockets on either side of the vest. Around both wrists are chrome-coloured bracelets, the left wrist has a thick-chain-link style bracelet, and the right wrist has a thick chrome-coloured band with a black intricate pattern engraved into the band.

There are some items that, while being undeniably stimulating, do not come under the category of Stim Toys. Items like, Mermaid Sequin cushions, gloves, hats, and certain types of fluffy blankets can all be great for stimming, but it’s not practical to carry around a large cushion like this:
Image Description: a large square cushion from KMart with Mermaid Sequins, the sequins display one side white and the other side silver when you brush them in a different direction. The current picture displays a smiley face with silver patches of silver sequins with the white sequins acting as a contrast.

Personally, I’ve only just recently recognised my need for pressure stimming, which explains I enjoy wearing a hoard of telephone-cord hair-ties around my wrists or a snug/form-fitting t-shirt or tight camisole with a large jumper/hoodie over the top. It has also explained my adolescent obsession with finger-less gloves, something I have begun to revisit with the added bonus of colour co-ordination.

Image Description: a pair of elbow-length finger-less gloves in grey, attached to a piece of cardboard shaped like an arm.

I bought this pair, and an identical pair of gloves like these in black (pictures below), for work. I bought them from Daiso on Flinders Street for AU $2.80 each. Pictures of the black gloves with my telephone-cord hair-ties and other accessories are below:

Image Description: a pale skinned hand wearing a black finger-less glove. Around the wrist section of the glove are two red opaque telephone-cord hair-ties and pony-bead bracelet comprising four rows of multi-coloured pony-beads.

Image Description: a pale skinned hand wearing a black finger-less glove. Around the wrist section of the glove are three transparent telephone-cord hair-ties, the first one is transparent yellow, transparent orange, and transparent pink. Below the transparent telephone-cord hair-ties, is a blue-pink-purple Smiggle snap-bracelet with rubber spikes.

I was in Big W at Watergardens Shopping Centre and was looking at the party supply section, which is this enormous wall of hanging items for hosting a party (just in case that wasn’t obvious). All the items are divided into colour coordinated sections, like say you’re doing a birthday party for someone and their favourite colour is green, BAM! All the green stuff is in the one section. I noticed in the party supply section, they had fish-net finger-less gloves for AU $4.50. I bought a pink and blue pair, but there were more colours available, the pictures are below:

Image Description: a plastic-bag with a pink cardboard tag up the top of the plastic bag, with

Image Description: Image Description: a pale skinned hand wearing a blue fish-net style glove. Around the wrist section of the glove are two light-blue opaque telephone-cord hair-ties and pony-bead bracelet comprising four rows of multi-coloured pony-beads.

Image Description: a pale skinned hand wearing a blue fish-net style glove. Around the wrist section of the glove are three transparent telephone-cord hair-ties, the first one is transparent yellow, transparent orange, and transparent pink. Below the transparent telephone-cord hair-ties, is a blue-pink-purple Smiggle snap-bracelet with rubber spikes.

Now, I’ve had these gloves for ages, and while it may not be obvious in the picture, they’re elbow-length lace gloves (picture below). Out of all the gloves I have, these are the ones I enjoy wearing the most, despite the fact that they are mostly impractical for doing anything.
Image Description: a pale hand encased in a glove made out of black lace with small black flowers (made out of black-lace) scattered along the glove.
As these were given to me as a birthday gift so I don’t know how much they cost, but they are probably more expensive than the other gloves mentioned, however, if you’re itching to find a pair (I mean, why wouldn’t you want a pair? Am I right?), you might be able to find them in those small stores that sell socks, stockings and tights.

So, do you enjoy pressure stimming? Do you have a wide variety of socks and gloves in unusual colours? Do you have a fashion accessory you always like to wear before you leave the house? Let me know in the comments section below 🙂

Links:
~Stim Toy Box: Mermaid Sequin Cushion
~Stim Toy Box: White/Silver Mermaid Sequin Pillow
~Stim Toy Box: Typo Black/Blue-Green Mermaid Sequin Cases
~Stim Toy Box: Mermaid Sequin Storage Cube
~Stim Toy Box: Funky Monkey – Original Fidget

Stim Toy Review: Stretchy Squish Balls

Image Description: A wooden surface is in the background, in the foreground is a pale-white hand holding a thick dark-green rubber wrist band with

Image Description: from left to right, a pink ball in a clear plastic bag inside a white mesh bag with the cardboard label reading “hi-bounce stretch ball” in blue, pink and green writing, next to the pink ball is a green ball in a clear plastic bag inside a white mesh bag with the cardboard label reading “hi-bounce stretch ball” in blue, pink and green writing. Both of them are resting on top of a wooden surface.

Item: Stretchy Squish Balls

Category: Review/Feedback

Cost: US $1.80 x 2 = US $3.60 (Shipping Fees: US $8.80) = US $12.40 or (at time of conversion) AU $16.52

Date of Purchase: 17/07/2017

Date of Delivery: 29/07/2017

Store: Stimtastic (currently sold out)

Store Location: USA – online

Review:
I enjoy bouncy balls, I have a large glass-jar of them sitting on my desk, they are an interest of mine that has continued to follow me into Adulthood (whatever that is), however, there is a weakness with them. As I’m terrible with hand-to-eye co-ordination, and bouncy balls tend to be on the small side, two combined factors makes them easier to lose. Thus in my adult-ish wisdom of trial and error, I have begun pursuing larger bouncy balls, they’re easier for me to catch and easier to find.

The thing is, these balls are more squishy then bouncy, the squish-factor is awesome, you can squish the ball completely flat and then make it round again. To be honest, I would highly recommend this stim toy on squish-factor alone, however, the tag does say “hi-bounce”. The bouncy factor is good but I wouldn’t consider it high bouncy, I tested it out on my kitchen floor, and while I did have to throw it hard, it bounced adequately. I’d be more concerned about the ball collecting dust and other stuff, which is what happened with my ball when I tested it (although it’s easy to clean off so *shrug*).

All in all, happy to recommend to pretty much anyone, there’s a reason these items quickly sell-out on Stimtastic.

Links:
~Stim Toy Box: Stimtastic Stretchy Squish Ball VS Lincraft Emoji Squish Ball.

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