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Adult coloring books 

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I am a big fan of coloring and painting. Really anything that has to do with DIY projects. When I’m in the hospital coloring it is the best thing to past the time. I remember the time when another patient (that was being discharged) brought me her coloring book with a sweet saying on the inside cover that made my day. It’s a wonder how the small things in life can bring you so much joy, happiness, and a smile to your face.

I didn’t learn about adult coloring books till back in November when I was hospitalized and called the gift shop for ideas and the lady told me about the adult theme coloring books. I bought one and was so happy to get it. As I started on one of the pages I remember how the nurses would come in and comment on how it was looking.

The other day my friend asked where she could get one and I told her Walmart had tons of them. We went to go find her one and I was amazed to see how many there were and the different themes. They even have ones that have a picture on one page and a place to write your feelings on the other page. Needless to say the adult coloring is definitely catching on! I am currently working on one that is poster sized. It will take easily 3-6 months to complete.

The main reason I wanted to write about this subject today is because I have found that doing projects like coloring can be very uplifting. It also can help with stress, anxiety, and more. When you finish it you feel happy, joy, and motivated to do more activities like it. At least I do.

What are your thoughts on this subject? Please share!

Much love

XOXO-Jen

    

What was your favorite game….

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Source: What was your favorite game….

I published this yesterday and decided to reblog it today, hoping that readers will be willing to share more because I have been encouraged by 2 bloggers to make this a weekly post. You can click on the link above for the original post but no need, here is the post:

What is your favorite pastime game or TV show to watch? Please comment below.

I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and a friend of mine asked this question on Facebook. I thought it would be fun to think back, before social media, about it. 
I was born in 1981 to give you an idea. I loved to play tag, red rover, freeze tag, hide and seek, jump rope, dodgeball, and take a big box outside and play house. As I got a bit older we got a trampoline that my sister and I loved to jump on. Before my parents got our basement finished we would skate downstairs then rollerblades came out. That was all the rage! Of course bike riding was fun too. I have always loved writing so I had my secret diary with key then a journal as I got older. In school, I loved getting notes in my locker, sleepovers, and talking on the phone. I can’t forget love letters and secret admirers.
When it comes to television, I mainly watched Saturday morning shows. My favorite was Saved by the Bell! Other shows I liked were Full House, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and of course after school specials. I loved my music and loved getting a CD or recording tapes of songs from the radio. The best is getting a tape from a boy with love songs. My favorite band/singers/boy bands were Aerosmith, Boys to Men, The Quad City djs, Micheal Jackson, Paula Abdul, Nirvana, Insync (Justin Timberlake), Jessica Simpson, and the list goes on.
Please comment below and share your pastime memories. I look forward to hearing from all of you reading this.

I have decided to make this a weekly post on Tuesdays. Please feel free to comment any topics you want to see and I will try to include them. I have shared the links to the blogs of the bloggers who encouraged me below. 

Blog links:

1) http://www.gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com

        This blogger was the ONE WHO SUGGESTED doing this as a weekly post and gave me ideas. You can see the comments in the 1st post or the link at the very top. I want to say thank you for making me feel like I can do this! 

        ***This blog is very helpful in so many ways! The title of the blog gives you an idea but there is more then meets the eye.***

2) http://www.aopinionatedman.com

        Thank you for reading my email and responding so quickly. When I asked for your opinion and thoughts, you gave me encouragement, by telling me to go for it. Thanks again!

        I encourage all of you reading this to checkout both blogs because each blog is special and different in their own ways but BOTH BLOGS are active in the blogging community! They each impact the community in different ways but the important part is how supportive, inspiring, motivating, and encouraging to fellow bloggers.  

 Thank you ALL who took the time to read this post, commented, or suggested topics.

XOXO

JEN    

What was your favorite game….

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What is your favorite pastime game or TV show to watch? 

I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and a friend of mine asked this question on Facebook. I thought it would be fun to think back, before social media, about it. 

I was born in 1981 to give you an idea. I loved to play tag, red rover, freeze tag, hide and seek, jump rope, dodgeball, and take a big box outside and play house. As I got a bit older we got a trampoline that my sister and I loved to jump on. Before my parents got our basement finished we would skate downstairs then rollerblades came out. That was all the rage! Of course bike riding was fun too. I have always loved writing so I had my secret diary with key then a journal as I got older. In school, I loved getting notes in my locker, sleepovers, and talking on the phone. I can’t forget love letters and secret admirers.

When it comes to television, I mainly watched Saturday morning shows. My favorite was Saved by the Bell! Other shows I liked were Full House, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and of course after school specials. I loved my music and loved getting a CD or recording tapes of songs from the radio. The best is getting a tape from a boy with love songs. My favorite band/singers/boy bands were Aerosmith, Boys to Men, The Quad City djs, Micheal Jackson, Paula Abdul, Nirvana, Insync (Justin Timberlake), Jessica Simpson, and the list goes on.

Please comment below and share you pastime memories. I look forward to hearing from all of you reading this.

XOXO

JEN

First one to guess what I’m making, WINS…….

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But, there’s always a but, let me briefly explain why I have been MIA, which seems like an eternity……

I have been on quiet a rollarcoaster over these few weeks. I decided not to blog because my goal is to motivate others, and lift them up to well that’s just because they need a kick in butt. Basically, I can’t inspire, motivate, empower, get their sexy/swag back, encourage, bring back that smile, inner beauty, & confidence, and the list goes on but I must on my game, I am the motivational speaker, right? Haha.

On to the game:  I will show two pictures, your goal is to figure out what I am in the middle of doing. Leave the answer in the comment box. The first 3 winners will be announced tomorrow by 5 PM (eastern standard time)

1 HINT: It is a thing, handmade