Finding the JOY in Everyday Moments

This year I have resolved to do one thing – find the JOY in everyday moments.  Part of how I do that is by reducing stress in my life, and calming my heart and mind.  I have found that my favorite way to do that is to color.  Adult coloring has become my favorite pastime – and it’s easy to do while interacting with my kids, doing chores, etc… it’s quick to set a 5 or 10 minute timer and sit down and color a small portion of a picture, and then move back to whatever I was doing.  It’s fun to color when my kids color in their books, and it’s fabulous when they are watching tv and playing independently – because I can watch them play while keeping my hands busy… and relaxing all at the same time!

IMG_7866Shown above – my work in progress on the January page of the Secret Garden 2016 Calendar.

I’ve had several friends ask me recently about getting started coloring themselves, so as I sat down to put together a list of affiliate links for one particular friend, I decided I’d just put them out there for anyone and everyone!  If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no surprise to you that I’m OBSESSED with Johanna Basford’s work – she is incredible.  So if you’re interested in purchasing any of her products, here are the links for you!  And if you’re looking for a good set of pencils, pens, and/or sharpener, I’ve got those linked here for you as well.  Obviously, there are lots of other options out there – this is just what I use!

-Prismacolor Scholar Sharpener – http://amzn.to/1Or7V3w
-Top Quality Gel Pens 60 pack – http://amzn.to/1JQ1OAm
-Crayola Colored Pencils 50 count – http://amzn.to/1Or7Z36
Johanna Basford Products:
-Secret Garden Coloring Book – http://amzn.to/1Or86vP
-Secret Garden 2016 Calendar – http://amzn.to/1MMYyFH
-Secret Garden 20 Post Cards – http://amzn.to/1MMYDJM
-Secret Garden 12 Note Cards with Envelopes – http://amzn.to/1MMYENR
-Secret Garden 3 Mini Journals – http://amzn.to/1Or8lac
-Secret Garden Journal (Hardback) – http://amzn.to/1MMYTbu
-Secret Garden Artist’s Edition – 20 Drawings to Color and Frame – http://amzn.to/1MMYUMB
-Lost Ocean Coloring Book – http://amzn.to/1MMYwOg
-Enchanted Forest Coloring Book – http://amzn.to/1Or8n1K 
-Enchanted Forest 20 Post Cards – http://amzn.to/1Or8dY7

Thank you so much for using these affiliate links – every tiny tad I make goes to help keep this blog online!  🙂  If you try out any of these products, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Author: travelwchristy

I am a work-at-home travel agent who is mom to two beautiful children, a wife to a fabulous man, and blessed beyond compare!