Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Book Review (&Giveaway) Wednesday - Our Lady's Garden

UPDATE: WINNER OF THE COLORING BOOK IS ELENA K. SHE LEFT A COMMENT ON MY FB PAGE. THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG.

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Feast Day of Saint Joseph of Arimathea and Saint Nicodemus!
Don't you love it when you see names you knew as a child and they are Saints? I do!

Please forgive the lateness of this post... you see, I am a wife and mother AND an egotistical perfectionist... and I'm very aware that I need to improve my coloring skills. Sigh. Oh me!

I am so very excited to share with you one of the funnest books I've reviewed in a long time. Ok - EVER! It's my first Adult Coloring Book.

Cathy K. from Pauline Books & Media sent me Our Lady's Garden because she knew I needed it AND because I really wanted it.  There is a set that includes this book and a beautiful CD that can be purchased at Pre-Order Prices (until midnight tonight) on Color, Listen, Pray!

Life is stressful and this is just the best stress relief EVER!

These will sit on my bedside table and I love that I can listen to the beautiful music and meditations. I can not LOVE this enough.

And Veruschka Guerra is a "knock your socks off", unbelievably talented artist. You should look up her blog Veruschka Guerra and her illustrations on this site Veruschka Guerra Illustracao. God has blessed this lady! She brings the images to us and we add color. You can't beat that!

This book is full of meditations and prayers, and encourages you to draw closer to Our Lady. Sigh - I just love it. Did I mention that?

This is a close up of the writing on the page I colored.


And this is the piece I colored.


How fun is that? I can never thank Cathy and and the Sisters for all the great things they have sent me to review. My life has been changed by all the positive messages I have been so blessed with.

Before I forget - Pre-Order Prices are good till the end of today on this link - Color, Listen, Pray!
You really want to check them out. I'll be ordering the 2nd book called Windows into Christ because I have to have it.

-----GIVEAWAY-----

Ladies - YOU need this coloring book. AND to help you get it, I will be giving one away. It's not the set, but One copy of Our Lady's Image.   Leave a comment on my blog or if you have problems commenting, check out the Our Home, Mary's Mantle FaceBook Page and leave a comment there under this blog post. I will check both places.  One comment per person. 

You have till Saturday, September 3rd to leave a comment.  I will post the winner after Mass on Sunday and arrange to get the book to you (through Cathy).

As always thanks for reading my blog.
Hugs & Blessings,
Emily
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19 comments:

  1. Emily, I really think I need this too! How beautiful and I need a stress reliever like this! :) My daughters love to color so I could see coloring this with them while they color in their books! Thanks for the review and opportunity!

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    1. It really is so great Tracy! Good luck girl!

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  2. thank you for your review as I had not heard of this beautiful coloring book. Please enter me in your giveaway. I appreciate your generosity. God bless you
    Anita

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  3. I have loved coloring since I was little. Saw this coloring book a few weeks ago and quickly added it to my wishlist. It would be awesome if I could win it!

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  4. This book would be a great tool for meditations, prayers and relaxation. And also, your coloring artwork looks very pretty.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed coloring in it. And I love my Prismacolor Pencils.

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  5. I love adult coloring books and this would be such a blessing to have! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  6. Emily!! I love this!! and your coloring is beautiful! I may have to break down and buy the prismacolor pencils!

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    1. Thank you so much. I love them because they are pliable and blendable.

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  7. This is probably just the thing a postpartum mom needs in order to maintain her sanity. I love this coloring book! I need to get one.

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  8. I love coloring. But Catholic coloring is even better! Thanks for the recommendation! :)

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  9. I can't believe I won! I have never won anything in my whole life. My thanks to Emily for taking time out of her busy life to write a blog that inspires us to be better than we can be and to remind us that we are all under our Mother Mary's mantle!

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    1. I am so excited that you won. Maybe you and your sweet mom can color.

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  10. Hello Emily!
    Thank you for the beautiful words about the book.
    God bless you.

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Em