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Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Paisley Patterns Review

Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Paisley Patterns Review + Giveaway

stress-relieving-paisley-patternsI am a child of the 70’s – the mid 70’s. What this means is that I was dressed in what is arguable the ugliest fabric patterns. When I began school it was the dawn of the 1980’s and it was still not the best patterns. By the late 80’s the fabrics became more palatable to the eyes. Now that we are in the zero teens the fabrics are circling back to those patterns of the 70’s. The one constant in all times and all patterns are paisleys.

Paisleys are timeless almost because they are a reflection of the times and the popular colors. Paisleys are of a Persian origin and are made of droplet-shaped motif. It is named for a town in Scotland where the paisley fabric originates from. Oddly enough Paisley became identified with psychedelic style due to a resurgence in the pattern’s mainstream popularity leading up the mid and late 1960s.

When I received a copy of Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Paisley Patterns by Blue Star Coloring I was transported to a different time.

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Exotic Animal Designs Adult Coloring Book Review

Exotic Animal Designs: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book Review and Giveaway

exotic-animals-designs-adult-coloring-bookWhen Jason and I were kids we were surrounded by nothing but open land for as far as the eye could see.

There are stories of Jason bringing home buckets full of baby rattlesnakes. Apparently one afternoon Jason ventured into the wide open land we had and went snake hunting (he even had special pants for this endeavor). While he was hunting snakes he also came upon the all two common alligator lizard and blue belly lizards.

When I received a copy of Exotic Animal Designs: A Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book by Blue Star Coloring I asked Jason to tell me the tales of his hours of snake hunting. Continue reading

Coloring Bird Mandalas Review

Coloring Bird Mandalas: 30 Hand-Drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation Review and Giveaway

bird-mandalasI have always loved coloring and when I can combine coloring and elements of nature I am more than game.

Up until the last year I had not had much interaction or knowledge of mandalas. Since that time I have come to love and appreciate these circular works of art. I not only love the mandalas, but when elements of nature are included it makes the image mean something.

When I received the new coloring book Coloring Bird Mandalas: 30 Hand-Drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation by Wendy Piersall I saw this combination come to reality and something I could be a part of.

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Coloring Flower Mandala Postcards Review

Coloring Flower Mandala Postcards: 20 Hand-Drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation Review and Giveaway

coloring-flower-mandala-postcardsI am a fan of sending happy mail to friends, family and acquaintances. I believe the art of sending postcards and cards through the mail has been replaced by quick messages on social media and two-line emails.

Since cards can take time to create and assemble it is nice to have an easy alternative. When I received the book Coloring Flower Mandala Postcards: 20 Hand-Drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation by Wendy Piersall for review I knew I found my easy way to send a personalized greeting via mail.

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Eye Connect Crafts Review

Eye Connect Crafts Review and Giveaway

Eye Crafts Product SelectionI love to make things for Jason to have at his desk at work, so I am always on the lookout for cute small items I can make in the themes that interest him. I love to do crafts that I have not done in the past – I love the discovery to the completion. I am always looking for crafts I can combine something unique for his desk and fulfill my creative desire.

When I attended the Craft and Hobby Mega Show in Anaheim I saw some crafts that could be contenders for “deskorations”. One of the companies that got my attention was Eye Connect Crafts. Continue reading

Coloring Animal Mandalas Review

Coloring Animal Mandalas Review and Giveaway

Coloring Animal Mandalas Coloring BookI live near two world famous zoo’s and the diversity and the breadth of animals contained in those gates astound me. The animal that fascinates me more than the others are the lions. The lions are tall, strong, majestic and mostly a mystery. The house cat is a domesticated version of the lion and they are equally mysterious.

I love to get lost in the thought of animals, and I imagine what animals combined to create the colors of many of the animals in our world. I like to imagine the colors, and the combinations and create an animals coloring from my imagination.

I have reviewed the newer editions in the coloring book collection of Wendy Piersall and so it is nice to see where it began. The book entitled Coloring Animal Mandalas by Wendy Piersall takes the combination of animals and mandalas and makes them into one magical image!

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Ozeri Turtlemeter Review

Ozeri – Turtlemeter Review and Giveaway

TurtlemeterWhen I was a little girl, one of my favorite times was bath time. I remember having toys, being able to splash around and having a great time. During this magical time I do not remember it being a chore, but rather a fun time for me. As I aged, my love of baths went from the playtime to the relaxation time.

Unfortunately due to the size restrictions I am unable to take a bath til my heart’s desire. I do get the occasional treat at my in-laws house or my father’s house but it is not often enough to qualify as realization to any level. I have always wondered about water temperature and what is acceptable for skin and safety. .

Ozeri is a specialty manufacturer of digital lifestyle products of the modern homes, and I was recently sent their Turtlemeter by Ozeri for review.

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