Quarto Products Review & Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

coloring giveawayAmong all of the “meh” coloring books and products out there, I try to make sure that  I introduce you to some of the higher quality options.  I have found a couple that would be perfect for gift-giving this holiday season: Tangled Travels by Jane Monk and Color for Calm All Year Long 2018 by Carrie Stephens, both from The Quarto Group, Inc.
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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”

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”

11 Great 2016 Calendars for Coloring Fans

Adult Coloring 2016 CalendarIt is the last day of the year and if you are like me, you still haven’t had a look at 2016 calendars.

While I love technology, I also enjoy being able to break away from it now and then. And for planning my days, I use an old-fashioned paper planner, basically because I don’t have a smartphone, and don’t need to schedule with a lot of other people.  Even when I did work in the corporate world, I printed the day’s schedule along with the next seven days and the next four weeks. As the day passed, I made notes on these sheets to capture ideas, to-dos and new appointments, and updated my computer at the end of the day.

I decided this year to find a 2016 calendar that I can color, of course! I waded through some of the many options and here are my favorites: Continue reading “11 Great 2016 Calendars for Coloring Fans”