Holiday Coloring & Creating with Sarah Renae Clark Printables – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

sarah renae clarkOne of the things I love the most about Christmas is that it’s the one time of year when we take a break from life and just enjoy time with family, doing things we love. For my family this year the activity is coloring, of course!

A wonderful source for inspiration for me this year has been Sarah Renae Clark and her Christmas printables.

Sarah Renae Clark kindly gave me some printables to try. I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while using the products. This post does contain affiliate links. Continue reading “Holiday Coloring & Creating with Sarah Renae Clark Printables – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”

Christmas Animal Quest & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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Earlier this year I reviewed a unique color-by-number book from Sunlife Drawing.  Sunlife Drawing has now published a Christmas version to keep your spirits bright and colorful through the holiday season: Christmas Animal Quest. Continue reading “Christmas Animal Quest & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”

Self-care with Therapy Threads & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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It is not just the holiday season: life in general can be stressful, and it can wreak havoc on our minds as well as our everyday responsibilities.

Aromatherapy, which involves the use of essential oils as a complementary health approach, has grown in popularity as a way to de-stress, just like coloring. Some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, such as:

  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved quality of life for people with dementia

I use an electric aromatherapy oil diffuser (like this one), but how about surrounding yourself everywhere you go with kind thoughts along with the benefits of aromatherapy? Therapy Threads has you covered! Continue reading “Self-care with Therapy Threads & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”

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”

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”