Saturday, December 31, 2016


coloring book

I love the size of the book as I can throw a few pencils in my purse and off I go as I wait in a doctor's office or anywhere. The book is very nice from cover to cover and the pages are very easy to color on with pen or pencil. There are some comments on some of the pages that lift you up as you color. Thanks so much to Tracy McDonald and Dover publishing for this copy.

isbn-13  978-0-486-81074-4
Author:  Lindsey Boylan
46 pages to color

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Johanna Basford's Christmas Coloring book

Johanna's Christmas

Penguin Books / 2016 / Paperback
ISBN  978-0-14-312930-1

I really love this Christmas coloring book by Johanna Basford who in exchange sent me this copy for review.  This will really get you into the Christmas mood as you color alone on these beautiful pages.  This book has pictures on one side only (on request of customers) usually your medium will not go through.  The front is so pretty with Johanns's signature name in gold and then there is always color.  Beautiful book and Beautiful picture.  She really puts her heart into her books.

Monday, September 19, 2016


  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum; Clr Csm edition (October 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496418026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496418029

  • All Is Bright

  • A beautiful book to color alone as you read a devotional for the month of Dec. Starts Dec 1 with "The Promised one" a devotional and a page to color. Throughout the book there are different things to do with the reading and coloring there are discussions, bookmarks and decorations to color and cut out. A very nice book to really get into the "Reason for the season". It will keep your mind on Jesus instead of all the running around spending money. A very nice book.

    Thanks so much to Tyndale publishing for sending me this book for my review.

    Friday, August 19, 2016

    Spiral-bound: 224 pages
    Publisher: Shiloh Run Press;
    Spiral-bound edition (August 1, 2016)
    ISBN-13: 978-1630588670

    I love anything Wanda E. Brunstetter writes so this is a favorite.  I don't like to cook that much as I have been married 55 years but there are some recipes in this book look like something that would be easy to cook and as our garden has just come in, I have fresh produce to use.  There is even a recipe for "Zucchini Carrot Cake"  I just know that one will be a very moist and different cake.  There are also a page that tells how to can popcorn.  After all these years I have never heard this but sounds so easy.
    Thanks so much to the author and Shalyn Sattler director of trade marketing at Barbour Publishing, Inc.See my review at Amazon

    Living Expressions Collection
    Hard Back
    ISBN 978-1-4964-1579-0
    Published September, 2016

    This is a very nice hard back book with pages to write your thoughts on and then there are some very pretty pages to color. Some of the pages are already in color but still has the page opposite to write your daily thoughts.
    I love the way the book feels in my hands and as I turn the pages I am ready to get out my pens and pencils.
    Thanks so much to Tyndale Publishing for sending me this book for my review with no cost to me and in my own words.

    From  Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal invites you to bring creative journaling and the calming act of coloring into your quiet time with God. This beautifully designed interactive prayer book from Tyndale’s Living Expressions collection helps guide your thoughts as you pray about concerns such as health, overcoming stress, personal relationships, and more. Gratitude gives you a way to celebrate and give thanks to God for the many blessings he provides. Filled with over 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling and sketching, and 40 needs-based prayers, Gratitude helps you express your devotion to God with your whole heart!

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    ISBN 139780486490892
    Author/Editor Alberta Hutchinson
    64 pages

    I received this book from Dover Publishing for my honest review.  So here goes, this is not one of my favorite coloring books, just too hard for my mind to grasp.  If you have  lots of colors to use these pages would be really pretty.  Too me it is hard to see where to go with each color but I am a great-grandmother and my eyes are not as good as a younger person.  If you like hard coloring books then give this one a try, I love most of the Creative Haven books and I have colored and finished the complete book in some of them, don't think I could do that with this one

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

                                            Magical Jungle

    Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
    Publication date:08/09/2016

    Johanna Basford

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; edition (August 9, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143109006
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143109006

  • I really love this book, I have "Secret Garden" of Johanna Basford's and it is so pretty, but I believe this one has it beat with the pictures, I didn't know which one to start on but I have started on page 6 with a wobbly house.  I really love Johanna's books they are art for you to do the final touch.  I received this one for my review from Penguin Books and the author with no  pressure on me for a good review.  I have watched a good many of Johanna's video's on You Tube and I just love to watch her.  She always has a lot of tips and her studio has her art on the walls.  You can't go wrong with this book and it will be out Aug. 9 on Amazon so be sure to watch for it and get this one for sure.

    Friday, July 8, 2016


  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Clr Csm edition (July 17, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486493091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486493091

  • This book was sent to me by Tracy McDonald from Dover publishing for my review and the colors are magnificent. The pages are ready for all the bright colors that comes with an African dress and even their living places. I know I will enjoy these wonderful pages in the weeks ahead to color. I just hope I have enough bright colors to use

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Creative Haven Rose Windows

    ISBN 139780486806426
    Author/Editor Joel S. Avren
    64 Pages

    I was so surprised at the way the book looked when I received this it from Tracy McDonald of Dover Publishing for my review .  It looked as if it didn't need coloring but I turned the book over and read the direction and you use regular wax crayons to get it to come out to look like stained glass.  Colored one and I love it.  I held it up to the light and it really looks like stained glass.  If you want something different to color then you need to try this one.

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Creative Haven Wildlife color by number

    Color by Number Wildlife

    Author Diego Jourdan Pereira

  • Series: Adult Coloring
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications;
  • ISBN-10: 0486798569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486798561

  • The art in this book is very detailed so I don't think a young person could color it, I know a teen could but the finished pictures are so beautiful.  If you use markers instead of pencils the numbers want show through.  I have tried with pencils and even though you can blend those so well the only way you can use them is to take white out and cover all the numbers and that takes so much time I tried it.  I think if you take your time with these beautiful pages you will be very happy.  Thanks to Tracy McDonald, Customer Care Specialist. for Dover for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.

  • Monday, June 13, 2016

    Glitter paper dolls

    I give this book more than 5 Stars I love it!

    Publisher: Dover Publications
    Publication date:04/20/2016
    Dover Paper Dolls Series

    I love this book nothing like the paper dolls were back in my day, this one is so pretty with glitter on the clothes.  The only thing is that all have to carefully cut out so a grown up may need to help.  You have 6 dolls and can use the skin tone like your self, white or dark and they all just as beautiful as the next.  The little flower girl and ring barrier are so cute.  The brides have a lot of different changes of her wardrobe.  I just love this and it bring back so many memories as when I was a little girl. Wish you could click on the pages of the book and see the details.   Going to play with these with my great-granddaughter we will have a ball.  Thanks to
     Tracy McDonald, Customer Care Specialist of Dover for sending me this book for my honest review.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    Creative Haven Floral Designs

  • Series: Creative Haven Coloring Books
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; First Edition, First edition (October 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486793850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486793856
  • Author Jessica Mazurkiewicz

  •  Thanks so much to Tracy McDonald from Dover Publications for sending me this book in exchange for my review.  I want to tell everyone that this book is BEAUTIFUL but there is one small thing wrong with it, and that is the numbers show up with any medium that I tried.  On the left I did this one with colored pencils and a blender pen and it is so pretty but it not good to take from the book and frame because everything I tried the numbers still show through,  The one on the right I took white out tape and put over all the numbers and colored with gel pens, but it didn't turn out well either because of the white out.  I know I will enjoy this book so much just to color as with the numbers you know what color to use that it make the flowers pop. I choose these 2 pictures first as I love Roses but there are so many flowers in the book makes me feel happy.


    Monday, June 6, 2016

    ISBN 100486498638
    ISBN 139780486498638
    Author/EditorMing-Ju Sun
    FormatColoring BooksPage Count64

    If you like a coloring book that is challenging then this is the book for you, it was sent to me for my honest review from Tracy McDonald at Dover Publications.  As you can see the picture that I colored I used shades of the same color and used a blending pen to shade it.  I love a hard book to color gives me more relaxation that something I can do in a few minutes.  I am a great-grandmother so I have time to enjoy my books.

    Sunday, May 29, 2016

    God's Comic

    God's Comic

    Brad Stine

    Isbn  68056916496
    83 minutes of clean fun

    Thanks to FishFlix for sending me movie so that I might review it.  First of all it is a clean movie in which I mean there are not one curse word, as most comedies are.  Brad is a down to earth man and makes an audience feel welcome.  This movie is funny and Brad does his act as a minister would.   He tell CLEAN jokes and talks about God in a way that I have never seen before in a comedy.  I myself is not a stand up comedy fan and that is the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.  It is 83 minutes with any commercials and you don't have to worry that a child may come in, in fact they can sit and enjoy it with you.  I think you will enjoy this and I would encourage anyone that loves stand up comedy to buy it and have a family night with pop corn and put your feet up and have a fun time without leaving the house.

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    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Publisher:Dover Publications
    Publication date:
    Creative Haven Coloring Books Series


    This book was sent to me by Tracy McDonald of Dover Publications for a review from me.  I love this book and the country pages that are in it.  I live in the country so all of this is real to me as I color each page I think of someone that really does that job.  I really love this book and think you will also.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Art Deco Artwork by Carol Schmidt

            Creative Haven (Author)       

    Authors:Carol Schmidt

    Paperback, Dover Pubns, 2014,
    Over 30 Art Deco Designs to Color


    I want to thank Tracy McDonald from Dover Publishing for sending me this book so that I could review it.. I like the book as I like all coloring books but this one has some really nice designs that are not like abstract art. There are birds, cats butterflies, dragonflies and so many more alone with some art deco that is a little hard for me to color. I think anyone that buys this book will be delighted.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016


    adult coloring book
    by Dover Publications

    Product Details

    • Age Range: 8 and up
    • Grade Level: 3 and up
    • Series: Adult Coloring
    • Paperback: 64 pages
    • Publisher: Dover Publications; Clr Csm edition (October 15, 2014)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0486780627
    • ISBN-13: 978-0486780627
    • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches

    If you are and adult and want to get back to your child hood and had fun at doing it then you need to get into this new project of coloring.  But you don't have to just use crayons now you can afford and be able to use some of the best items to color with.  Colored pencils, blenders, gel pens, markers and the list goes on and on.  I color some every day and I want to thank Tracy at Dover Publishing for sending me this beautiful book to review with no cost to me.

    My take on the cover picture,

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    3-D Designs

    Product Details

    Series: Dover Design Coloring Books
    Paperback: 32 pages
    Publisher: Dover Publications (June 16, 1998)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0486403637
    ISBN-13: 978-0486403632
    Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.1 x 11 inches

    This book was sent to me for my honest review and it is a thin book with not a lot of pages but the designs are really nice.  They can be colored in one color or many.  I used colored pencils, gel pens and markers and they all did fine.

    Sunday, April 3, 2016

    Restore My Soul by Ann-Margaret Hovsepian

    Product Details

    • Paperback: 112 pages
    • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum; Clr Csm edition (April 1, 2016)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1496414063
    • ISBN-13: 978-1496414069
    • Adult Coloring Book with Devotionals

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    This is a great book to read a devotion every day and color a great picture alone with it.  For my first picture from this book I choose page 74 to read and page 75 to color.  They go alone together and as you study you can relax with adult coloring.  I used gel pens and double ended markers to do this picture.  Will love to be able to use this book every day as it has 80 pages and then in the back it has 6 blank ones that you can draw or write your own.  Thanks so much to Tyndale House Publishers for  providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    Author: Adam Mitzner

    I received this book from the Publicity manager Leyane Rose in return for my honest review.  I like a good book that keeps me turning the pages and this one sure did,  This store is about Jonathan Caine and his life and what he becomes toward the end.  I think you will really enjoy this book as you turn the pages to see what happens next.  You don't want to put it down.

  • ISBN-13: 9781476764283
  • ISBN-10: 147676428X
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 336

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    I just received this beautiful Bible from the publisher for my honest review and thanks so much to Tyndale Publishing.  It is great for creative journaling as you study God's word.  The pages have some beautiful pictures that can be colored and is printed for that.  The Bible I received is the one that is silky leather like vintage blue/cream.  This Bible will be released in March so I am one of the first ones that gets to talk about it.  #myinspirebible, #theinspirebible

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Rainy day here in South Carolina, great day to sit and color in the adult coloring books or to play games on the computer.  We have out great-grandson Will today.  He is such a good baby.

    He is asleep in our recliner and laying on a granny square blanket I make.  Snuggled with his mommy's robe for comfort.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    A very challenging book of cats to color, I use gel pens I purchased from Amazon but any medium will do, just be sure to have lots of different colors.  Thanks to Dover Publishing for this book to post a review.
    Beautiful book, looks like stained glass, really surprised when I received this from the publisher Dover Publications and the artist Carol Schmidt for my honest opinion.  I use gel pens to color with but any medium could be used.  The pages are transparent so that the design glows.  Beautiful designs, if you are an adult and still love to color then this is something different.  I am a great-grandmother and I love these books, sometime to fill my days and I also have something to show off.  These pages can be taken out of the book really easy as they are perforated and will look really nice in a frame with a color background.

    One of the pages of the book that I colored with gel pens.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

    Please view all my crochet for sale here

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    These are two of the pages I have done using gel pens and the pages are from the Adult coloring book "Entangled" published by Dover Publications who have some very beautiful books.  If you have time on your hands and just need something to do then try these books,  I think you will really enjoy them.

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    My Crochet Work

    I do all types of crafts, my main love is crochet.  I am now into the new "adult coloring books" they are great to ease your mind and to spend time.  This is just one of my projects and it is for sale.  Will ship anywhere in the USA.

    This is an infant dress great for a Baptism or Christening.  Made from cotton size 10 thread and every stitch is created my myself.  It is a 3 piece set with the bonnet to match the dress done in the shell pattern.  Dress buttons in back for ease of getting on and has ribbon around the sleeves and high waist.  The set also includes a handmade little cotton slip to go under neath and it has one shoulder
    opens and buttons closed.  This complete outfit is hand made in America and the price is $100.00 with shipping free.  Only one of these to sell so don't let it slip through your fingers.  I take cashiers checks which will get the item shipped out next or personal check which will take about a week to ship until the check clears.  See address in the heading.