Thursday, March 15, 2018

Darla’s Discoveries - March 15th 2018

Tip #5: Rest and Relaxation on the Cheap

Adult coloring books have become all the rage. And why not? My mother discovered the peaceful joy of crayons long ago. She used to sit and color even if her grandchildren acted uninterested.

But have you looked at the cost of those things? I seem to recall one at my grocery store having a $15 price tag! No way would I pay that for something so frivolous. And the images inside were so detailed that it would have been near impossible to color inside the lines.

I’m persnickety by nature, so instead of relaxing me those books would ratchet my stress! No, thank you.

Instead, I went to a discount store and found a book designed for children. It cost a fraction of the price and includes way more content. There are even word search puzzles, which I’ve always enjoyed.

These Colors Caught My Attention
Do you like to color?

How's This for Fun?

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13 comments:

  1. There used to be a cartoon dog that was blue.....Blues Clues! haha....Yep, when they first came out I had friends that were so into them so I checked it out...and learned really fast that they were not for me. I never liked coloring as a child. I think it was the rule of having to stay inside the lines! I rather paint, that way I don't have to stay within the lines! haha...Although I do know that the Dollar General store has some adult ones that are not so complex and not so costly!! There again, the term "adult coloring books" leaves wicked thoughts in my head! haha....Anyway, great job on the coloring, color on and have a great day!

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    1. I never watched Blues Clues, or Dora Explore, not one for television. Thank you for the kind word. And Happy Crafting! You always amaze me.

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    2. You are so sweet....and I only watched Blues and Dora cause at the time I had my small grandson living here.

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  2. I've never been into coloring, but I love to do crossword puzzles. I think it's neat you found a cost effective way to do what you want to do. Enjoy every minute.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Same to you, my dear! I'm blessed to have freedom to do what makes me happy. On that note, I'm back to writing fiction. Be well.

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  3. 20 years ago I bought coloring books for just that reason. But nowadays if I have time on my hands, I'm knitting or crocheting.

    Did you know you can find coloring pages online? For the cost of printing, you can get pages of very simple to very complex. (There's an English teacher who prints mandalas to give to her classes after they finish state testing.)

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    1. Awesome comment all around. Thank you! A friend has sent me a cool book, too. It's a joy to have alternatives. Be well!

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  4. Nice coloring. I have 5 cat ones that I have gotten as gifts, but I always choose to crochet instead or do online jigsaw puzzles. The Dollar Tree has some adult ones for $1.

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    1. Why am I not surprised about you getting those as gifts? ~grin~ And your crochet work on cat toys is amazing. The two you sent with a thoughtful prize (I enjoyed that book!) have bounced somewhere out of sight. Darn that Jezebel. She goes crazy some nights while we sleep. Heh... Be well!

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  5. Our Dollar Tree has the adult ones. I also ordered some off eBay for my daughter this past Christmas. Very inexpensive. Or print off your own, one at a time, from sites with thousands. I bought my daughter nice pencils to go with the books.

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    1. Oh, pencils. Great idea! And thanks for all these tips, my friend. Happy Gardening!

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  6. I got an adult coloring book for Christmas a couple years back and I know what you mean---too detailed for crayons! I like the idea of the children's coloring books, if its relaxation one is wanting.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, my friend. I hope you are well!

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