Are we ready for the snow? Do you have 30 gallons of milk and 15 loaves of bread? Do you have 37 bottles of wine? Excellent.
I have none of those things. I do have bourbon, though, so I think I’ll make it.
I also face this snowstorm armed with the most gorgeous, whimsical coloring books ever made. (It’s science.) Double bonus: they were lovingly hand-drawn by one of my dearest friends in the entire world, AshleyRose. The subjects? Cats and Dogs. Wearing sweaters.
I’ll give you time to stop squealing. No, no. It’s fine. Keep on. I’ll wait.
When AshleyRose first suggested the idea of these coloring books, I knew they’d be amazing. When I saw the finished product, however, I was blown away by just how amazing they were. AshleyRose’s attention to detail in crafting these animals and their sweaters (some sweaters being straight from the 1990’s closet of Danny Tanner and Co.) is nothing short of perfection.
Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the benefits of adult coloring for managing stress and anxiety, boosting cognitive function, and promoting happiness and well-being. Those of you who know me know that I not an un-anxious sort of sprite. Coloring has become a major outlet for me. At the end of a long day (or sometimes in the middle – I won’t lie), I’ll sit down and color a page or two to help me unwind and unload. It feeds all of my creative urges and needs without requiring me to set up all of my paints or easel. I just open those Crayolas and get to it.
I approached AshleyRose about providing a copy of one of her books for a giveaway and she graciously accepted. Call it a late holiday present from us to you. The giveaway opens tonight at midnight and closes Sunday, January 24 at midnight.
Because she’s the best, however, she’s offering all Nested readers a 30% off coupon, which can be used to purchase either of her books from her Etsy shop. The coupon code is Nested30 and it’s good until February 1.