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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Kawaii Doodle Cuties

Gift Guide: Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around The World

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Race Point Publishing. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

Many times when I sit on hold on the phone, I end up doodling – creating shapes and images, but without much order.

From the moment I saw the cover of Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around the World by Pic Candle for my holiday gift giving I knew it would be filled with cuteness.

The book is broken into categories such as Adorable Food, Precious Nature & Natural Wonders, Enchanting Architecture & Monuments, Lovable Animals & Birds, Charming Transportation, Fetching Fashion, Everyday Cute and Fun Time! Each page is a different “doodle” and provides full illustration about how to draw over 65 images.

As it turns out, Kawaii translates to “cute” which makes the name and theme appropriate for each page in this book. The greatest quality this book has is that it is appropriate for beginners to seasoned artists.

If you have a doodle fan in your life, get them a copy of Kawaii Doodle Cuties – Sketching Super-Cute Stuff From Around the World by Pic Candle this holiday season!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018: The Art of Doodle Words

Gift Guide: The Art of Doodle Words – Turn Your Everyday Doodles Into Cute Hand Lettering

The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Race Point Publishing. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.

I am doodler, I always have been. My drawing skills leave something to be desired but my handwriting has always been on point, so really developing doodles from there is a simple proposition.

When I received a copy of The Art of Doodle Words – Turn Your Everyday Doodles Into Cute Hand Lettering by Sarah Alberto for my holiday gift giving I saw a whole new way to add to my doodles.

The book starts with a simple word and the books shows you how to transform the word into doodles using simple lines and cute sketches. The book also shows you how to do the doodle in reverse, starting with a doodle and turning it into a cute illustration of letters and words.

The Art of Doodle Words also provides examples of the letters written in different styles such as cursive, block, and slanted to name a few. Each word is broken down into three steps that result in creative words that can be used in cards and letters.

If you have a doodle fan in your life, get them a copy of The Art of Doodle Words – Turn Your Everyday Doodles Into Cute Hand Lettering by Sarah Alberto this holiday season!

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Homemade by Reader’s Digest Review

Homemade: 707 Products to Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth – Review and Giveaway

 

If there is one thing I love to make, it is homemade cleaners, and products. Since we have two cats, their safety on surfaces that they touch is vital. Since I was young I have enjoyed reading Reader’s DIgest, and learning new tips, words and stories. When I got a email that they had compiled 707 ideas in a book called Homemade: 707 Products that You Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth, I was immediately interest.

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Stock the Crock – Slow-Cooker Recipe Book Review

Stock The Crock this Crocktober with Stock the Crock: 100 Must-Have Slow-Cooker Recipes, 200 Variations for Every Appetite Review & Giveaway

One of my favorite kitchen items is my crock pot. We love our crock pot so much that we have 3 of them. We have the big one, middle and a smaller one. I use the larger one for everything from pork to chicken.

Lately though it has been mentioned to me that I need to broaden our food selections and our pallettes, which made the arrival of a copy of Stock the Crock by Phyllis Good for review not only timely but also beneficial.

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The Lego Animation Book and Geeky Lego Crafts Book Review

The Lego Animation and Geeky Lego Crafts Book Review + Giveaway

Since I was an only child, I had many moments throughout my young life that I would be bored in my own home. It was usually during these moments that I would begin to reorganize my room or start a new project I had never done before.

One of my favorite things to do was to put together LEGO kits, you know the ones that have all the pieces needed to create a ship, or van or environment for my LEGO people. I would spend hours matching pieces and clicking them together.

Despite my creativity, I never thought that there was much more I could do with LEGO’s and inevitably they would end up taken apart, in the box in my closet never to be seen again. When I recently received a copy of the LEGO books Geeky LEGO Crafts and The LEGO Animation Book I realized the missed opportunities I had all those years earlier with my beloved brick blocks. .

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Win a copy of Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

Win a copy of Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses

giveaway-book-yogasanaI am starting my yearly clean out and with that comes some fun giveaways coming.

To launch this clean-up I am giving away a copy of Yogasana – The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses which was in the May 2016 Buddhi Box.

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BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review – May 2016 Box

BuddhiBox Monthly Subscription Review and Book Giveaway – May 2016 Box

May 2016 Box ContentsAs we embark in this election year it is becoming clear that the country is divided and needs some injection of peace and love. Every night on the news all that is seen are rally’s that turn into protests and protests that turn into arrest records.

The common thread is that the one thing we need the most, is the one thing that all yogi;s know, we need peace. There are a couple of ways to achieve peace but the easiest is to be what you want to put out into the world. I think many people forget that to be nice is not difficult and the simplest thing we can do.

Each month when I receive my monthly BuddhiBox I am reminded of this simple message. Each month I have the opportunity to review boxes (click here to see the previous reviews) and each month I can expect a nice introduction in the yoga/healthy living lifestyle. The message is always one of compassion, and understanding and living a pure life, as well as being the company’s motto.

This month continues the new box and is strong and sturdy box that is printed on all box sides. I loved that a green crinkle wrap replaced the green tissue paper, but still retained the green theme. This month came with 3 cardboard information cards that are in full color and on thick glossy card stock. The first card was the Yoga pose of “Balasana” that shows the pose in full color, as well as the benefits and directions about the pose. These pose cards are made especially for BuddhiBox by a company called Yogicards. There is a recipe for a “Strawberries Fruit of Spirit and Health” that is made using 6 ingredients  The final information card included was a box manifest and on the other side the following quote:

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.  – Lao Tzu

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