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.
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 BookReview + 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 →
Recently Stampin’s Up released their new Celebrations Catalog, and contained therein was a simple set of colored pencils. When I saw these, my first thought was that they would be a great addition to my colored pencil collection. As it turns out these are much more than colored pencils – they are Watercolor Pencils. These particular Watercolor Pencils go on like a regular colored pencil but have the ability to become watercolored.
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 Editionby Blue Star Premier, I saw all the couture clothing that I dream of one day wearing.
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 Collectionby Blue Star Premier, I finally saw a way I could learn about the interior of my body, while having a relaxing time. Continue reading →
One 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 Editionby Blue Star Premier and thought that the next time I do have a stressful situation, this book will be the perfect antidote. Continue reading →
Silver Lining Abstracts: An Adult Coloring Book of Art and IllusionsReview + Giveaway
As we are growing up we are told and led to believe that every cloud has a silver lining. What I always took this as was that despite how dark a cloud is, it still can sparkle. There are many days that I remind myself of this fact, and many times remembering previous sparkles in darkness helps as well.
When I received a copy of Silver Lining Abstracts: An Adult Coloring Book of Art and Illusionsby Blue Star Premier and Angela Covany the first things I thought of were all those dark clouds that had a silver lining after all.
It was always a dream of mine to have a dedicated craft room when I purchased my home. One part of my dream has come true when we purchased our home, and the second part came true when my husband said that our loft would become my dedicated craft room.
The craft room is about 12 feet by about 10 feet, with a lot of open wall space! Since it is my craft room, I decided to put things on the wall that either inspire me or that I have created. One of my favorite things to do is color, and I have been looking for a larger scale image I can color and then frame and display.
Recently I received a press release about a new product called ColorGrande and is was a DIY Fabric Design Kit. Continue reading →