Saturday, April 30, 2016

Review: Wonders of Creation ~ Adult Coloring Book with Giveaway 5/8 US

Tween, Teen, and Adult coloring books are all the rage these days.
Some are beautiful, but some include on occult symbols.
What's a mother to do when her teenage daughter wants a coloring book?

Enter Zondervan's new coloring book, 
Wonders of Creation, Illustrations to Color and Inspire. 
It's chock full of beautiful and whimsical illustrations to bring to life with colored markers, pens, or colored pencils.

The paper is heavy to help prevent bleed through. 

From the book:
"Inside these pages is an attempt to capture a portion of these wonders on paper, so you can apply your own sense of color, design, and inspiration. Some of the black and white illustrations are very intricate, allowing you to focus on the minute details... others are more fanciful and abstract...."

There is a variety of levels of intricacy that allows tweens, teens, and adults to enjoy the book together if desired. 

It's just a really nice book with a nice quality foiled paperback cover.

You've seen one of Amy's colored pages. 
Are you ready to color your own?

Enter below for a chance to win your own copy!
Ends Midnight May 8th

Thank you Zondervan for this complimentary review copy. All opinions expressed are my own.
Prize fulfillment through Zondervan.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

A Thrifty Week at Harvest Lane Cottage #62

Welcome to another thrifty week at Harvest Lane Cottage. I am honored by your visit.  Each week I share my thrifty and frugal projects, ways of saving money, and my blessings from God. 

I am so glad you dropped in for a visit today—or tonight!
I have enjoyed meeting so many ladies over the past few weeks. 
I love it when y'all leave comments, so I can meet you and see your blogs, too.

The most amazing thing happened this past week. 
My husband got a paycheck after four months of no income!
I bought groceries! 
Praise God!
Here's my thrifty week:

~ I bought a nice pair of dress slacks for my son for $6 at the thrift store. It's a pricier store, but our Salvation Army store closed. He's not crazy about the slacks, but I doubt he'll wear them more than once or twice. It's really hard to get him out of jeans and boots. He agreed to polish the boots. ~smile~ He needs the slacks for a formal banquet and a wedding or two.

~ I grocery shopped at Aldi first.

~ I cooked at home.

~ I carried my water bottle.

~ I Made Super Quick Super Cheap Laundry Detergent

~ I went to Sonic with my son. I ordered ice water with sugar free raspberry flavoring. It was less than fifty cents.

~ I used up veggies for my salad so they wouldn't go bad.

~ Date night was half-price appetizers at Red, Hot and Blue. They have yummy Nantucket Nachos. We spent about $12 with the tip!

~ I downloaded a new free desktop background from Debbie Mum. 

~ Someone had brought some nice Bath and Body foaming hand soap for the ladies to use at church. When the bottle was empty, I brought it home and refilled it with homemade. The pump works better than the dollar store bottle I had been using. Put about a half to one inch of liquid soap in the bottom, fill the bottle with water until you're about half an inch below the pump, and shake. You can use any kind of liquid soap. The key is to make it watery. I used dish soap this time, but I've also used shampoo and body wash at times.

~ My husband planted four tomato plants. 

~ A friend gave my son four okra plants. 

~ I was given a yellow marigold. My daughter planted it in a little pot and set it on my back step.

~ I received a new leash for my dog for review. It's got a built in extra handle. I found that my Penny is too short for me to use the second handle without leaning over, but it's still a very nice leash.

Have a terrific week!

What are you doing in your home this week?

...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!

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