Friday, August 28, 2015

Adult Coloring For Beginners

This is a mother's blog but it is beginning to look like an art one. That is because I am really excited about my new hobby. Adult Coloring. Adult coloring is a great way for busy mothers to destress. If you are new to adult coloring, I would recommend that you have a look at some of these great sites.

1. For a first project, why not choose a simple one like a free printable bookmark to color and make. Check out the bookmark templates and coloring tutorial from Dawn Nicole. They're easy, yet the results are really pretty and useful too.

2. Not sure whether to rush out to buy and adult coloring book? Before you do, perhaps you can design one online and print out the pdf to color instead. allows you to do just that. Here is the one I designed. You can add all sorts of shapes to your design, leaf, heart, triangle, star, flower, braids. Multiply them, rotate them or put them one on top of another to see what works best. When you're done, you can print them out as jpeg or pdf format. I discovered that designing formats is just as fun as coloring them! Here's where you can design and print your own mandala.

3. If you prefer to draw your own mandala, then have a look at this tutorial on How To Draw A Mandala by Art Is Fun. It is beautifully illustrated and the end result is amazing. The picture you see below is work in progress by the artist. You just have to go over to the page to see the beautiful results after the mandala is colored.

If you are still not convinced, read this 11 Reasons Why You Should Totally Buy A Coloring Book Right Now, a tongue in cheek take on adult coloring.

4. Now let's try some really cool stuff. Go to Color Pages For Moms. There is a huge selection of printables categorized into some of the following categories, beach, flowers, owls, paisley, wedding, mandala/circular, Asian, doodles and a lot more. Lots of choices to print and color.

Can't wait to start coloring? Before you do, let's go get some color pencils

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Halloween Coloring Books For Adults

Coloring Books For Adults is the rage now. Have you been caught up in the new craze of adult coloring? I have. I have joined Adult Coloring Facebook Groups. In the group the adults share their coloring completed or work in progress projects. It is simply amazing. The beauty and fun of it all. It is supposed to be stress relieving too. I am not too sure about that. I am usually so tied up in so many of my online writing projects, I don't have spare time. So if I am coloring, I would be thinking of all the other things that I have to do. I resorted to adult coloring apps instead. They are much faster but probably half the fun.

Anyway, Halloween will be coming soon, so I just want to share with my readers, all of these fantastic Adult Coloring Books with Halloween or Autumn theme that I would love to have!

1. Halloween Scapes - has 30 full page Halloween related patterns for adults to color. You can expect to color detailed images of candies, witches, jack-o-lanterns and other fun Halloween patterns from this one.

2. Halloween Coloring Book - This Coloring book is approved for adults who want to color for pleasure and stress relief. I think this makes a great gifts for all adults including seniors as a new hobby.

3. All About Autumn has two volumes and 60 designs in all. The designs are very detailed and full of autumn inspiration including pumpkins and autumn leaves. Designs are printed on single sided pages so you can frame and display your beautiful artwork once you're done. Great as an autumn decoration for your home.

4. Here is another Autumn Coloring book for adults with leaves. florals and autumn wreaths. What is different about this adult coloring book is the shadowing effect which gives it a 3-D look. Have fun with this one and show off  your creations on social media. You can join those FB Adult Coloring groups. They're a great way to connect with other adults who love coloring.

5. You'll find 20 pages to color plus 2 bonus designs on this one. The twist to the Mandalas in this Adult Coloring Book is they are eerie and suspenseful looking. 

These 5 Halloween coloring books should keep you busy all of Autumn I should think. In case these are not enough, here are more choices for you.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

12 Popular Halloween Candies

Which is your favorite Halloween Candy? The must have staple for Halloween. Here are 12 Popular Halloween Candies. Check to see if any of them are your favorite then vote for your favorite.

12 Popular Halloween Candies

What's Halloween without candy? This article  lists 12 popular Halloween Candies. Would you give your kids candy or would you ban all candies on Halloween. What do you feel about candies. Do you throw the excess away or do you reuse them in creative ways? What candy will you be having this Halloween or will you be having none?
Whatever you feel about Halloween candies, I am sure you have some fond memories of candies. Check out the 12 most popular Halloween candies. If you prefer not to have too much candy, head on over to the sister site Halloween Candy Alternative Ideas.
The best way is to mix and match your candies with non-candy alternatives. Banning them altogether seems a pity but at the same time you don't want your child to gorge on candies too. Moderation is the key. Happy Halloween!
The 12 are....

1. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups - This Is An All Time Favorite Hershey's Treat

Reese's Halloween Peanut Butter Cups Snack Size, 10.5-Ounce Bag (Pack of 6)
Snack Size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups bars are the perfect size for any snack occasion or holiday celebration like Halloween.
Individual packaging makes it easy to give out or keep aside.

2. Hershey's Halloween Kisses - Hershey's Kisses Are A Favorite For Parties And Occassions

I remember Hershey's Kisses had a Halloween version called Hershey's Halloween Kisses in nice Halloween Color packaging with bats on it. There's also another version called Hershey's Fall Kisses but I like to have Hershey's Kisses any time of the year all year round.

3. Milky Way - Milky Way Miniatures Are Perfect For Trick Or Treating

Milky Ways is another all time favorite Halloween Snack. Milky Ways miniatures are just right for trick or treaters. Just don't overeat them yourself! I'm prone to doing that if I have a packet all to myself.

4. Kit Kat Crisp Wafers - The Kit Kat Halloween Snack Size Assortment Has The Original Kit Kat, Kit Kat White And Kit Kat Orange

I can never decide whether I prefer Kit Kat Original, Kit Kat White or Kit Kat Orange. I like them all so this mix pack is good for fickle minded individuals or those who like variety like me.

5. Snickers Fun Size Candy - Favorite Caramel Bars That Are Oh So Chewy - A Little Fun Anytime

What can I say? I love Snickers. If you plan to give kids this, remind them to brush up afterwards, it's delicious but it has a tendency to stick to the teeth. However, it is the gluey, stickiness of this chocolate snack that I like.

6. Twix Caramel Fun Size Candy - A Crispy Crunchy Cookie, Smooth Creamy Chocolate, And Delicious Chewy Caramel

Crispy Cookie, Buttery Chocolate and Chewy Caramel. What more can a chocolate lover ask for? No, make that a chocolate lover with a sweet tooth for chewy caramel. Yum!

7. Skittles, Fun Size Bags - Fruit Skittles Are Chewy And Loved By Kids And Adults

Sour skittles are nice but I think the sweeter ones are enjoyed more by children during Halloween and at other times.

8. M&M's Halloween Milk Chocolate Candy - M&Ms Are Every Kids Favorite

I've love M&Ms as a kid and now my children love them. They've been around a long time and have been a favorite of many adults who now have kids of their own. They can be put in cupcakes, sundaes and other dessert as a decoration too.

9. Wonka Nerds Giant Chewy Candies - The Nerds Chewy Candies Has A Chewy Jelly Bean Center And A Bumpy, Crunchy Nerd Shell

Did you know that Wonka nerds giant chewy candies are the newest candy from the Wonka factory? They're the same product as the jellybeans but are available all year round.

10. Twizzler's Halloween Snack Size Assortment - Twizzler's Are Usually A Big Hit At Halloween

Twizzler's twist are a fun addition to the Halloween Candy Snack Bowl. Excellent for Halloween as they often get snapped up by trick or treaters. The caramel apple filled ones offer a nice twist to the original Twizzlers.

11. Tootsie Roll Midgees Candy - Tootsie Rolls Are A Halloween Favorite Candy For Many

Besides Tootsie Roll Midgees Candy, another variety is the Tootsie Rolls Fruit Rolls or the Tootsie Pops. All are sweet but fun. Somehow when I think of Halloween, I think of Tootsie Rolls.

12. Candy Corn - Traditional Candy Corn Made With Real Honey Is What Halloween Is All About For Some

They are bright and carry the Halloween Orange Color. Perfect for filling a Halloween bowl. Candy Corns are traditional. Go for those made with real honey.

Do You Hand Out Halloween Candy? Will You Hand Them Out This Year?

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