A Giving Heart…

I have been a big fan of Stephanie Corfee’s artwork for quite some time now!  I first learned of her though her incredible blanket collaboration with JoAnn Grace Designs. (see our JOY blanket here)

So, today I am excited to share with you the most beautiful adult coloring book that I have ever seen.

Stephanie recently released ‘A Giving Heart.  A Coloring Book Celebrating Motherhood’ (more info here) and I had the pleasure of receiving one as a gift this week.

Stephanie creates original and commissioned artworks combining paint and illustration, writes art books and kits, and licenses surface designs for gifts, apparel and home decor. Her artwork is colorful and whimsical, with a feminine, youthful spirit.  You can keep up with her on Facebook and view her work over at www.stephaniecorfee.com.

CONFESSION: I am not a good color-er and haven’t spend much time coloring as an adult.  Can I share a short story with you?  First of all I don’t know why I remember this but can’t remember if I turned off my straigtner this morning. But here is the story…

I have always been a big fan of Matilda Jane Clothing and they used to so a lot of blog giveaways back in the day.  This was years ago when Denise DeMarchis (whom I adored and still adore) wrote about heading up to her lake house in Michigan.  She asked people to guess what she was most looking forward to doing up there.  Her favorite pastime.  People answered with a variety of great responses.  Antiquing. Boating.  Watching the sunset.  Dinners out.  And do you want to know what the answer was?  It was coloring with her boys.  For some reason that always stuck with me.  It seemed so simple.  She was a wise women.

So, today for the first time in probably a long long time I sat down in the toy room with Abby and we both colored.  It was so relaxing.  Our conversation flowed so easy.  We kept going for a couple hours and then she asked if I wanted to go do it again.  I recently posted a couple quotes on my Instagram page that resonate with me today.  First,

“Time spent enjoying yourself is never time wasted.” – Jen Sincero

and then

“Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Isn’t it the truth?

BUY IT

This would make such a great Mother’s Day gift for any mother (including yourself).  It is currently on sale for under $8 at Amazon.  But I would have happily paid double!

Click here to shop!

WIN IT

I am giving one away to one lucky reader.  Click here and enter to win on over on my Instagram page @ourlittlelifestyleblog!

Have a beautiful day!

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