Giving on #GivingTuesday – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

#GivingTuesdayToday is #GivingTuesday — a day of giving where people can reflect on the goodness they want to spread in the world.

You are probably pulling together your list of holiday gift ideas for your friends and family. And since you’re already in the giving spirit, why not pick presents that also give back? Continue reading “Giving on #GivingTuesday – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”

Spotlight on Crystal Salamon Art + Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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I love to support independent artists and businesses because they usually have unique and high quality products.crystal

As I was browsing Etsy for some interesting colouring products to add to this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, I came across Crystal Salamon, a Canadian artist from Alberta. Continue reading “Spotlight on Crystal Salamon Art + Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”

Coloring Alternatives – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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Sometimes your gift recipient loves to color, but would like to try something different – and still get the same stress-relieving, creativity and mindfulness benefits. There are quite a few options to help you! Continue reading “Coloring Alternatives – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”

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.

Continue reading “Tiny Buddha Gratitude Journal: Review & Giveaway”