20 Coloring Gifts Under $10 : 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

coloring giftsSometimes it seems that coloring gifts are so outrageously priced, such as the set of pencils for several thousand dollars (really!).  However, you don’t have to break the bank when buying coloring presents for the holidays, whether they are supplies or books.

Here is my list of gift ideas, all under $10.00. You could also use these as stocking stuffers, or bundle them together for a single, larger gift. Wrap a few and keep them hidden in a drawer for those “uh-oh” gift exchanges.  Read More

Beautiful Nature, a Grayscale Coloring Book: Review & Giveaway


Thank you to Nicole Stocker for sending this book to me This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

Have you ever been curious about those mysterious grayscale coloring books?  I have often admired the colored-in pictures for looking so realistic.  Some even look like professional colored pencil drawings or even photographs.

But I did not know where to start: what makes a good grayscale coloring book? What are the best tools to use?  Exactly how do you do it?   Not one day after I started researching grayscale coloring by reading a great website on grayscale coloring, Nicole Stacker, the web site’s owner and author of Beautiful Nature, contacted me to see if I was interested in reviewing one of her grayscale coloring books.  Yeah! Read More

Three-Dimensional Christmas Ornament Coloring Book : Review & Giveaway

Thank you to Monika Mira and Lucid Publishing for sending this book to me This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

Most of us have made Christmas ornaments at some point in our lives; in kindergarten I made a glitter-covered poinsettia out of egg cartons.  Unfortunately, after decades of love, my Mother interred it in the ornament cemetery (i.e. trash can). Read More

Don’t Miss These 10 Great Amazon Coloring Deals!

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Amazon.com has started Cyber Monday deals already…..and if you are looking for a coloring-related gift – or even to gift yourself! – they have some great discounts today!
Here are my top-10 picks:

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Christmas Coloring Cards & Crafts : 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

christmas coloringIt is two days until Thanksgiving.  Have you started Christmas yet?

Last year I really didn’t “do” Christmas as I had back surgery in November and hadn’t planned on not being able to move very well for over a month. But coloring holiday scenes, including Johanna Basford’s fundraising printables “tease,” kept me in the holiday spirit.

If I had wished for one thing to get me into the spirit last year, I would have dug into Christmas coloring cards, tags and crafts. This year, I am starting today! Read More

10 Great Gifts for Guys: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

holiday gifts for guysIt sounds cliche, but some boys and men just don’t get the appeal of coloring affirmations and pretty designs, so choosing coloring-related holiday gifts for guys, whether they are your partner, spouse, father, son, grandfather, etc., can be tough.  Even I haven’t been able to get my husband to join the fun!

So for this holiday I made a special effort to find some coloring-related gifts for guys that might spark even my husband’s interest. Help any guy on your list become a “coloristo” with these 10 coloring books ideas I found: Read More

Super Gifts for Seniors : 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

coloring gifts for seniorsComing up with gift ideas for the older folks in your life can sometimes be a real challenge. Most seniors have more stuff than they could ever use. They don’t need very much and want even less – often no gifts at all. However, out of tradition, obligation or a sense of guilt, we still want to give a holiday present or two to them.

So, what do you give someone who has almost everything and a home full of family photos, dried flower arrangements, personalized mugs, and bubble bath?
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Coloring Book Review: Ayahuasca Jungle Visions

Thank you to author Alexander George Ward and Divine Media for sending this book to me This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a voyage on the Amazon River? Are you curious about the plants and animals that live in and around the river’s 4,000 miles? Or maybe you’re more interested in the people living in the jungle surrounding it.

If so, Ayahuasca Jungle Visions: A Coloring Book by Alexander George Ward will take you on a virtual journey through the Amazon as you color. Read More

Adult Coloring 101 is Honored!

I am so honored that Adult Coloring 101 has been recognized by Coloring Club as one of the 25 Best Adult Coloring Blogs for 2016!

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6 Halloween Coloring Books to Get Into the “Spirit!”

halloween coloringThe kids are settled back in school, it is now officially autumn, and Costco has had Christmas decorations out since mid-August.  So, what happened to Halloween?

Halloween is one of my favorite “holidays,”  so I am not going to let it go by without a list of some interesting Halloween coloring books. I dove into the hundreds of Halloween coloring book options to find some great ones for you.  And there is something for everyone, including truly “adult,” family, seasonal atmosphere and classics. Read More