Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Nook and Coloring

Now that I've been home, I'm taking time to clean and organize our house. When we rearranged the office this summer, we inadvertently created a little square space in the corner bordered by bookshelves. I call it the nook... I guess the book nook? I've finally got it to a place where I can sit in it.


For Christmas, Sir got me some intricate coloring books, as well as a nice fancy set of coloring pencils and a big box of Crayola crayons. I was excited - it's a set of 70 pre-sharpened colored pencils, and the crayons are the 96 pack with the sharpener in the back. As a kid, I always wanted that big box. My dad got one for my brother and I once, as kids. I think in my head I thought they were super expensive, or hard to find. Maybe that was the case for us back then. My brother and I would play a game where we would pick a crayon from the box, show only its color, and the other one would have to guess what exact color it was. I guess it's true that kids can make a game out of anything. There definitely was no "I'm booooored" allowed when I was growing up.

Sir decided that we were going to break in the new coloring books. I got myself set up with pillows and blankets on the floor in the nook. He sat at his computer desk. We chose our pages. And we colored. It was nice! He put on some instrumental music, and we just chatted and colored. It was soothing, calming, and great stress relief.



Sir says the stress-relieving part is why he got the books for me. Right now I'm not so stressed, but once I am back at work he thinks this will be a good way for me to decompress in the evenings. I think I agree! I believe this definitely appeals to my little side as well. And I like being in the nook. I want to work on getting more pillows and blankets in there.


I look forward to many calm evenings coloring with Sir.

8 comments:

  1. I'm a little too! Nothing beats colouring!
    Great post :)

    Daisy

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    1. Awesome! I am still exploring this Little thing. I'm not Little all the time, but I definitely have that side to my personality. Thinking back, it's always been there, even with previous boyfriends.

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  2. Kitty's primary colors a lot, and due to the amount of friends I have that enjoy my drawings, I'm actually planning to make a coloring book myself this year and hand them out to folks. It's been really interesting doing the prep work.

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    1. Is this something you do as gifts, or to market... or both?

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  3. I got a coloring book and pencil set from my grandmother for Christmas (she said it's the new thing-for adults to color. lol), I'm enjoying it, too! My kids seem pretty impressed with my skills. :) The only thing is, it's a Holiday themed coloring book and I'm so over Christmas.

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    1. I've had other coloring books that were probably marketed for children, but I appreciate the adult ones much!

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  4. Adult colouring is all the go here in Australia. It's so addictive. Hope you have many hours enjoying and relaxing doing it.
    Hugs Lindy

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    1. Thanks Lindy! By the by, I think I finally found your blog - it's not linked to your profile!

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