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!”

New Coloring Books with Something Special – May 2017 Edition

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If you are looking for a great present for Mom, or even a treat for yourself – a coloring book is a great idea.  Once again I’ve scoured publishers’ and retailers’ websites to find a few new ones with something special or a little different.

Here are some of my favorites: Continue reading “New Coloring Books with Something Special – May 2017 Edition”

Lazy Ass Cats: Coloring Book Review – and More!

All of you regular readers of my blog know that I am a “crazy cat lady.” So I jumped at the chance to be a stop on the “Lazy Ass Cats” coloring book blog tour!

I was also thrilled to have the chance to ask creator Lindsay Conner about making her coloring book and her thoughts on coloring:

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Scraft Artise Dual Tip Brush Markers – Review & GIVEAWAY!

I recently reviewed the My Days in Color coloring planner from Scraft Artise.  Today I’ll introduce you to another Scraft Artise product: their dual tip brush markers. Read on to learn about these markers, and to enter for a chance to win one of five great Scraft Artise bundles!

Scraft Artise kindly sent me these markers. I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while using the markers. This post does contain affiliate links.

An Introduction to Scraft Artise Dual Tip Brush Markers

Scraft Artise markersThe Scraft Artise markers have a 0.8 mm bullet-shaped nylon tip at one end, and a 2 mm flexible nylon brush-shaped tip on the other. The bullet tip is great for coloring-in details, while the brush tip is perfect for coloring and blending; change the pressure you use, and you can create fine, medium or bold strokes. The ink is water-based and odorless. Continue reading “Scraft Artise Dual Tip Brush Markers – Review & GIVEAWAY!”

My Days in Color: A Planner & Coloring Book – Review

I am a paper planner: I prefer to organize my life using paper instead of a device. Paper planners have many things that make them better than digital tools, but to me, the most important quality is their flexibility: instead of having a device tell you how to use it, you use a paper planner the way you want to.

“Paper planners work because they are flexible and with that flexibility eventually comes an awareness of how you work …not how it works you.”

LifeHack.com

For the last couple of years, I have used  classic Moleskine notebooks to keep myself kinda organized. This was OK until my husband and I started to have some health problems. All the medical appointments required something a bit more structured to keep everything straight.  In the midst of my search for a new planner, Keith and Melissa from Scraft Artise asked me if I’d like to give their undated coloring planner and coordinating double-ended markers a try. Continue reading “My Days in Color: A Planner & Coloring Book – Review”