Coloring Planners – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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I know, I know – there is a smartphone app (or hundreds of apps) for that.  But if you are like me and many, many other folks, there is something comforting about a paper-based planner.

Why gift one? Sometimes it is nice to have a small coloring space for a mindful moment during your day that doesn’t overwhelm you.

If you have a coloring and planner junkie in your life and need a good holiday gift idea for them, here are some of my favorites.  Any of these would put a huge smile on a coloring and planner fan’s face! Continue reading “Coloring Planners – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”

Johanna Basford’s Ivy and the Inky Butterfly: Review

Ivy and the Inky Butterfly is coloring “queen” Johanna Basford’s sixth coloring book and it is refreshingly  different from her previous ones. What isn’t different is the quality and fun we love about Johanna’s work. Continue reading “Johanna Basford’s Ivy and the Inky Butterfly: Review”

9 Horribly Fun Halloween Coloring Books

Yes, you do need at least one Halloween-themed coloring book.  But what to choose?  In celebration of the spookiest holiday on the calendar I have unearthed some of the most hair-raising, spine-chilling, and fun adult coloring books that will make your coloring a little more delightful. Continue reading “9 Horribly Fun Halloween Coloring Books”

Have You Tried the Zen of Zentagle?

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Image: Victoria Hauber,  CC BY 2.0

We’ve all been loving adult coloring for a long time now, but it is always fun to try something new. If you are looking for a different way to challenge or express your creativity while practicing a therapeutic activity, why don’t you try Zentangle? Continue reading “Have You Tried the Zen of Zentagle?”

Travel in Color with Wander Piggy + Giveaway!

Back in the “old days” of travel, when every one had a camera with film, my husband and I made scrapbooks for each trip we took.  We would fill a binder with photos, notes, ticket stubs, hotel information, boarding passes, etc. We love flipping through these books and looking back at the wonderful memories and experiences we’ve accumulated.

However, now that we don’t even take a camera with us when we travel (we use our smartphone), we’ve let our practice of making scrapbooks fall by the wayside, and I do miss them.  Lucky for me, I found the perfect books to help me keep a tidy record of our travel memories: Wander in Colour trip planners and journals by Claudia Chan (aka “Wander Piggy“). I chose Wander in Colour with Cats for our last trip. Continue reading “Travel in Color with Wander Piggy + Giveaway!”

5 Ways to Celebrate National Coloring Book Day!

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A whole day just for coloring!

Tomorrow, August 2nd, is National Coloring Book Day, and there are so many ways to join in on the fun. Not sure how? Check out these five ways to celebrate National Coloring Book Day. Continue reading “5 Ways to Celebrate National Coloring Book Day!”

Tiny Buddha Gratitude Journal: Review & Giveaway

Many of us are so consumed with our own hectic lives that we simply forget to be grateful. And sometimes we become so complacent that we take for granted what we have in our lives. However, becoming more aware and mindful of the good things and people in our lives is an important part of self-care. In fact, scientific studies about being grateful and expressing gratitude show how beneficial these can be, and that having gratitude can be essential for helping us cope with tough times.

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Animal Quest Color By Number: Coloring Book Review

I am always on the lookout for something “different” in coloring.  I have tried color by number, and although enjoyed it I cannot put it at the top of my pile of favorites.  So when Kira and Alex from Sunlife Drawing asked me to consider trying one of their unique color by number coloring books, Animal Quest Color by Number, I hesitated but did say yes.  Glad I did! Continue reading “Animal Quest Color By Number: Coloring Book Review”

Storming Into Giveaways – Win an Outlander Prize Pack & Much More!

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Welcome to the Storming into Giveaways Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers!

Hosted By: Mama’s Geeky & Women and Their Pretties

Each giveaway (see list below the Rafflecopter, below) has a value of a minimum of $15, however some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK!

What is Adult Coloring 101 Giving Away? An Outlander Prize Pack!

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Canada is 150: Celebrate with Color – and Win!

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Did you know that Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday this year?
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I am very proud of my American (and Irish) heritage, and as a child living in the Boston area during the 1976 United States Bicentennial I had an immersive experience learning about the founding of our country.

I also consider myself lucky to have spent part of my life in Canada. Continue reading “Canada is 150: Celebrate with Color – and Win!”