Coloring Book Review: Millie Marotta’s Woodland Wild

If you have been coloring for a while, you are probably familiar with Millie Marotta: she designs intricate nature based illustrations that you see in her coloring books and art projects. Her work is primarily focused on helping everyone appreciate the nature that surrounds us:

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“In the Garden” Color & Frame Coloring Book : Review

in the garden coloring book

I purchased this coloring book with my own money. I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while using this book. This post does contain affiliate links.

Since I have been struggling with increased arthritis pain in my hands, I have had to make some temporary adjustments to my coloring “habits.” I have put away my very-loved, but very detailed, Johanna Basford and Kerby Rosanes coloring books for the time being and have been looking for coloring books that are a bit easier on my hands.

After reading a lot of reviews, I bought a copy of Simple 1-2-3 ™ In the Garden Color & Frame coloring book featuring the art of Lily Ashbury.

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Flowers & Fashion: Coloring Book Review

Thank you to author and illustrator Pamela Duarte for sending this book to me. This is my honest and unbiased review. I received no other compensation. This post does contain affiliate links.

Illustrator Pamela Duarte worked in New York as a fashion illustrator and segued into fashion dolls. One of her clients is Mattel, and she has done quite a bit of work for the Barbie® brand.  Pamela has also created adult coloring books, and she kindly sent me a copy of her most recent, Flowers & Fashion: Women of the World. Continue reading “Flowers & Fashion: Coloring Book Review”

Book Review: The Mindfulness Key

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We’ve all done it: you get in the car to drive somewhere and all of a sudden you’re at the destination with no memory of the trip. Or you’re reading a book and find you have to turn back a few pages to go over the text again because you can’t remember what you read.

In both of these situations, your thoughts are probably so tangled up in other things in your life that you’ve gone on auto-pilot. With our modern, super-busy lives, many of us constantly agonize about the past and what will happen in the future. This creates a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety. Continue reading “Book Review: The Mindfulness Key”