Easing Your Pain with the NAIPO Massager

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I suffer from chronic back and neck pain from degenerative disc disease as well as herniated discs. And of course, I sometimes get sooo into my coloring that my neck and shoulders get tired and achy!

My physiotherapist and pain doctor have made heat and massage essential to my pain management program.  And my research has told me that massage may have other health benefits as well: it may help lower hormonal markers of stress and decrease blood pressure.  However, regular massages from a Registered Massage Therapist are pricey and kneading away the pain isn’t exactly my husband’s favorite past time.

So I’ve been looking into some options. Enter NAIPO, a company that makes many different massagermassage products such as their Shoulder Massager. Continue reading “Easing Your Pain with the NAIPO Massager”

2017 Holiday Gift Guide – We Are Now Accepting Submissions

Adult Coloring 101 is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.

2017 holiday gift guideThe Holiday Gift Guide is one of our blog’s biggest events. You can check out our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide here.

This year, we will be showcasing adult coloring-related gift ideas for adults as well as the rest of the family, for home and away alike. The gift guide will begin November 15th and end December 15th. Examples of gift categories include:

  • Coloring books, journals, calendars, etc.
  • Unique coloring applications such as origami, ornaments, apparel, home decor
  • Coloring supplies including pencils, markers, pens, paper…
  • Relaxation products
  • Mental & physical health support and comfort products, particularly as they relate to the activity of coloring
  • Stocking stuffers

Continue reading “2017 Holiday Gift Guide – We Are Now Accepting Submissions”

Have You Tried the Zen of Zentagle?

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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?”

Glue Sticks & Crayons Giveaway Hop!

coloring giveawaySummer is coming to an end and that means students are getting ready to head back to school. New classrooms, new activities, new friends, new learning—the start of a new school year is always an exciting time. But, we know that getting ready for all of these new experiences can be a strain and adults can feel a bit stressed out – and left out.

What to do to ease the stress and strain? Adult Coloring 101 has partnered with an amazing group of bloggers to bring a TON of opportunities to win some great stuff to make your life easier! Continue reading “Glue Sticks & Crayons Giveaway Hop!”

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!”