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How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series Review

How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Series Review + Giveaway

There is no doubt that I am a creative person. I love to up-cycle items in my home, I love to use paper to craft cards and scrapbook layouts and I love to just doodle.

My entire life I have thought it would be neat to have the ability to draw cute things on the pages and cards I create, but I am never able to get past a bloated looking stick figure. As a crafter, I am dismayed that I can not draw event the simplest of images, and made a resolution that this year I would work on changing that.

Timing is a constant theme on this blog, and this item is not exempt from a case of perfect timing. When I received an email with an opportunity to review the How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series I could not believe the timing, because the night before I started looking for a books that would help my drawing skills.

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The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide Review

The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide: Using the Science of Carrier & Essential Oils to Create Natural Personal Care Products Review + Giveaway

I have always loved learning, and reading. I think I learn best when I am left to read the instructions and the execute the action. As I have aged I have learned that is more I do not know than do know and that excites me – it means I still have a ton to learn.

The one thing that I love to learn about and to educate myself about is essential oils. The great thing is that is always something to learn, make and concoct where these versatile oils are concerned. When I recently got The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide and looked through it I knew I found a great reference.

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Barron’s Coloring Books New Releases February 2017 Review

Barron’s – Coloring Books – February 2017 – New Releases Review + Giveaway

When I was younger, I remember purchasing a book that would help me prepare for the SAT’s and the other testing I would need to attend college. The book company was Barron’s and they were/are the go to for test prep books. So naturally when I saw that they also have coloring books I was surprised.

As it turns out, they do the test prep books, but also have a full line of coloring books, Barron’s Educational Series is not only education but also robust in their coloring book selections.

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Coloring Planner: Stress Relieving Cats Review

Coloring Planner: Stress Relieving Cats Review + Giveaway

As a blog owner I have many hats, and many duties to accomplish throughout the day. Most of these I remember, and have a system’s in place for most tasks. Even with systems being in place it is nice to have a planner that I can make notes about meetings, calls and daily to-dos.

I have always gotten planners with colors, and a theme that I enjoy. If I can get more spaces for notes and such, that is always a bonus. When I recently saw the Coloring Planner: Stress Relieving Cats by Blue Star Coloring I got excited – not only was it a planner but a CAT themed planner! Continue reading

Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book Review

Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book Review + Giveaway

While the years scariest day is about 10 months away, it is nice to have a reminder of the mystical and magical throughout the year. I have discovered that there is no better way to dream and imagine, then when you are coloring.

One of my favorite things to color is unique and different images that inspire me to think and to imagine a different world. When I received the Dark Skies: A Grayscale Adult Coloring Book by Blue Star Coloring it made me think of the different and unusual images in the world. Continue reading

175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Review

175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes Using Your Nutribullet Review + Giveaway

As a blogger I spend many hours in front of my computer, and as such meals and snacks are  easier when they are easy.

One of my favorite things is smoothies, from banana to chocolate, they are all tasty and good.

The downside is that my creativity is a little on the low side when it comes to my blending abilities. Since there a many combinations, a little help is always welcomed. When I received  and looked through the book 175 Superfood Blender Recipes: Using your Nurtribullet I was excited by the prospect of new ingredients in my already tasty smoothies.

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Color Couture Adult Coloring Book Review

Color Couture: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Review + Giveaway

Since I spend 85% of my time on my computer either writing, creating, editing or pitching, my comfort is a very important component of my day.

I would love to sit here and tell that this is new, but I have never been one for what is considered couture clothing. I am more like the character in The Devil Wear Prada before her grand Vogue makeover. I often wish I had occasions to wear these grand clothes to.

When I received the Color Couture: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Artist’s Edition by Blue Star Premier, I saw all the couture clothing that I dream of one day wearing.

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Form: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Review

Form: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book – Master Collection – Review + Giveaway

When I was young one of my most disliked classes was anatomy. There must have been a mental block in my mind because no matter how many times I reviewed those diagrams I never quite got the idea.

Now that I am older, I can appreciate each bone, joint and movement that my body produces. I am eager to learn more and educate myself about those intricacies that I did not understand all those years earlier.

When I received the Form: Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Master Collection by Blue Star Premier, I finally saw a way I could learn about the interior of my body, while having a relaxing time. Continue reading

808 Conversation Starters for Couples Review

808 Conversation Starters for Couples: Spark Curious Chats During Dinner Time, Date Night or Any Moment Review + Giveaway

While Jason and I have known each other since we were 15 and 19 years old respectively, it isn’t until we began dating many years later that we really began to get to know each other.

Those first couple months were filled with learning, conversations and more questions than answers at times.

The most difficult part of those months, and the months/years that follow is sometimes we run out of questions to ask our partner. I particularly am interested in what Jason thinks, and honestly most times we end up on the same side of the fence on most issues. Despite this there are many more questions, and times when a question or two would break the proverbial ice.

Recently I received a copy of 808 Conversation Starters for Couples: Spark Curious Chats During Dinner Time, Date Night or Any Moment by Robin Westin for review, and was immediately taken with the amount of questions, and equally intrigued by the answers.

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Adult Coloring Book: Celebration Edition Stress Relieving Patterns Review

Adult Coloring Book: Celebration Edition Stress Relieving Patterns Review + Giveaway

stress-relieving-patterns-celebration-editionOne of my most memorable celebration’s was recent 40th birthday, in it’s simplicity I received surprises and a night that took me back 25 years earlier.

For this memorable occasion, Jason and I decided to keep it easy and simple with a gathering of our friends and family for pizza. We decided on a local pizza restaurant that was frequented to by us was teenagers. I ended up with a surprise when a friend I have known since I was 16 surprised me and attended. After pizza, that included our parents, a couple of friends came back to our house and throughout the rest of the evening had a revolving door of friends hanging out. Finally after midnight, things slowed down and I was able to reflect on what a special 40th birthday I had.

Most celebrations that commemorate big birthday and events can be incredibly stressful. It was a conscious decision that we kept it easy and stress-free. When I received the Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns Celebration Edition by Blue Star Premier and thought that the next time I do have a stressful situation, this book will be the perfect antidote. Continue reading