If you are in the mood for some new coloring books, the publishers are on a roll in September! Whether you are warming up for the holidays (really!), focusing on your mindfulness practice, or even looking forward to Halloween, I’ve gone through the new publications to give you some ideas – even ones that will expand your skills from coloring to drawing!Continue reading “New Coloring Books – September 2020”
If someone on your holiday shopping list is a colorist I have some great ideas for stocking stuffers, all under $10 and highly rated. Or, you can bundle a few of these for a more bountiful gift. Continue reading “Stocking Stuffers Under $10 – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”
One 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”
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”
What is better for the holidays than…..cash!
Welcome to the Holiday Cash Giveaway where you have the option of choosing between $300 PayPal Cash OR a Gift Card of your choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Make sure to check out all of the awesome fall and holiday ideas they have by clicking on their blog buttons below. Curl up by the fire and relax while you enter to win our December Cash event! Continue reading “$300 Holiday Cash Giveaway – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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 massage products such as their Shoulder Massager. Continue reading “Easing Your Pain with the NAIPO Massager”