Friday, December 15, 2017

Color Yourself to Tranquility

91lVvmhj26LColor Yourself to Tranquility And Reduce Stress With These Beautiful Artworks of Trees
Original Art by Melissa Launay
Published at  CICO Books

About the book

Reduce stress and find inner calm by coloring in these beautiful trees, drawn by artist Melissa Launay.

Get in touch with nature and discover a world of tranquility by coloring in these beautiful illustrations of trees. Coloring provides a gateway to a peaceful state of mind: it has become a form of art therapy, as well as a way to help you explore your creativity.

Here Melissa Launay’s stunning hand-drawn artworks draw you into the natural world. More than 90 trees are portrayed, from the cherry trees with its ethereal blossom to the steadfast oak, and from the simple apple tree to the exotic dragon tree, all in intricate detail, ready for you to color in.

My Thoughts

I love using coloring as a way to relax and reduce the worries in your life.  I personally enjoy doing bible art journaling and illustrating scriptures.  But not everyone desire to develop their skills in illustrating themselves something and ultimately prefers to just be creative in adding some color to an already designed page. 

So this book is perfect for coloring the already designed illustrations by artist Melissa Launay. 


As you can see the images are all about trees.  You will in fact have more than 90 trees illustrated in this book.   Personally, I think it is a bit too much.  I would prefer a variety of illustrations like flowers, mountains, animals and so on.   The whole book has a theme based on trees.   If you like this then you will not have an issue with it.  Mind you trees are peaceful and you can relax quite a bit under the shade of a tree during the summer time.   But I prefer having a variety like I said.  In the end, there will be a lot of green colored pencils that will be use in your box and the rest not as much.   I guess you could be creative a bit and do leaves of different colors if you desire so – like a purple tree for example.

If you know someone who loves trees and enjoy spending time coloring at their own pace, this book is perfect for them.  It could also make a great gift to someone who enjoy coloring for relaxation.

Color Yourself to Tranquility is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even on and


Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Allen for sending me the above mentioned books for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes The Awesome Guide

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes The Awesome Guide – Discover the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Universe
Published at DK

35dd7961adbd4b89a68ba8dc3c658155About the book

Discover everything there is to know about the LEGO® DC Super Heroes and Super-Villians, and add an exclusive Wonder Woman™ minifigure to your collection.

Ever wondered where Superman™ got his powers, or how The Flash became so speedy? Or why Wonder Woman™ flies an Invisible Jet, and why Batman™ has so many cool vehicles? All the answers and more can be found in this totally awesome guide to LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes.

Discover the origins of the Justice League™ and their secret identities. Gasp at the amazing superpowers and learn all about their incredible collections of gadgets and vehicles.

Who will win the fight between good and evil?

It's time to find out!

My Thoughts

Do you have a child who really love the LEGO DC Comics sets and enjoy learning more about the super heroes in the DC Universe?  If so I just have the book for you.  This gem of a book will provide all the information on the DC Heroes with the twist of LEGO mini figures.


Not only will you child be able to learn more about the greatest heroes and where they came from but he/she will be able to read more about the villains themselves.   A fun two pages spread will allow him/her to discover who is his/her alter ego by answering quick questions and following the arrows.  A complete list of the DC sets in LEGO is also included at the end of the book. 

The best part I find is that this book contains an exclusive minifigure – exclusive as in not available anywhere else by the way….  exclusive as in unique…. exclusive as is priceless.   This minifigure is only available on the regular edition of the book – not the library binding version so be careful when purchasing…  This minifigure is Wonder Woman and it also has her golden lasso.  So if you desire to possess a unique minifigure – you need to purchase this book!

The book is perfect for kids (and adults).  But I find it could be a good incentive for reluctant readers who loves anything about DC and LEGO.  I find that in order to be interesting a book needs to be about something we enjoy reading about.   And this book contains information about DC Super Heroes and Villains as well as LEGO minifigures images.

This would make a great gift for a birthday or Christmas.

The LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes The Awesome Guide is available for purchase at your favorite bookstore, even on and


Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for allowing me to promote these books. I was not monetarily compensated for this post . Please note that the post was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


imageCoinhole – The Tabletop Coin-Bouncing Party Game
From Hasbro

About the game

It's the tabletop coin-bouncing party game! Players bounce the included Coinhole coins onto a table as they attempt to sink them through the Coinhole board hole. Multiple gameplays allow players to compete individually or in teams. With the Coinhole game, turn a tabletop into an instant party!
• Includes 2 Coinhole boards, 4 Coinhole coins, carrying case, and instructions.
• The tabletop coin-bouncing party game
• Multiple ways to play
• Compete individually or in teams
• Excellent for parties
• Bounce the Coinhole coins and try to sink them in the game board hole
• Ages 8 and up
• For 2 or more players.

My Thoughts

I wasn’t too sure about this game.   My husband thought it would be a great challenging game for get-together or to play with our kids.  So when we received it I was curious to say the least.  And yet this simple game could be the fun during a get-together with friends or challenge your kids and spouse to see who in the family is the best. 

Mind you this game comes with two board and four coins (two coins per side), so if you plan to do a bit of competition with the family, you will have to take turns.image

Three games can be played with it…

Relay with two teams: The goal of this game is to the the first team where ever team player bounces a coin into the hole.   You will have to form two even teams and stand on the same side of the table as your team.  Players will have to attempt to bounce their coin through the hole as quickly as possible.  The team who finish first, then needs to place their board on top of the other team with the holes aligning.    The other team gets one chance to sink the coin through the top hole.  If they miss, they loose the game.  If they can make it, then the opposing team has to make the shot.  This will go on until one team misses.

Team coinhole – 2 teams:  The objective of this game is to be the team with the most hole sinks or coins on the board.  The first team to 21 points win.  This game is played with two teams of two players with one teammate stading on the opposite side across from their partner. If the coin lands in the hole you score three points.  If the coin land on the board you score one point.  

Speed Chase: This particular game is for more advanced players.   The goal is to win everyone’s coin at the table by bouncing coin into the hole and be the last player standing.  This game is players with four players.  Each player begins with one coin.  In this game, when you sink the coin in the hole you pass the board around the table.  If the boards catch up to each other, you have to stack them up and tins the coin through the top hole.   If you miss you are out of the game.  If you are able to do it, they you pass the stacked boards to anyone of your choosing.  You pursue the game until only one person remain.

I think this game has potential.   I am pretty sure my husband will come up with other ideas of games for it.   Still this game can be challenging and stressful at the same time.   The competition in it can make this game a great party game with friends.

Coinhole is available for purchase at your favorite store, even on and

Disclaimer: Thanks to Hasbro Canada for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.