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Break the Rules with Coloring

This past spring, I published a coloring book of floral mandalas called Flowers All Around. (It’s available NOW on Amazon!) I had so much fun drawing these designs. I can honestly say it was one of my favorite personal projects I’ve ever done.




Mandala designs are popular in adult coloring for their repetitive and intricate nature. I like to draw them using floral elements because I’m obsessed with drawing flowers and patterns. I’ve created floral mandalas with a variety of media—paint, pencil, ink, digital, etc. I often draw them when I don’t know what to draw. So I had a lot of practice before I got the idea to even make this book.

Adult coloring books are a great way to relieve stress and create works of art in the process. These aren’t the brand of coloring books you used as a kid. These designs are often very detailed and can be beautiful and sophisticated—though there are some fun quirky ones as well. There are adult coloring books for just about any subject matter you can think…

Candy Deviled Eggs

What a crazy few months it has been. I started off the year with the arrival of my second daughter, Charly, so it has been just a whirlwind of mom duties as I’ve adjusted to becoming a mother of two. Charly has been a little angel, though lately we’ve been dealing with some sleep issues with BOTH babies. Some days end (and begin!) with exhaustion. There are good days, too, of course.



Recently, I’ve been focusing on getting back into the swing of things with work and trying to find a balance with family life. And other fun stuff, too. Like candy.

Last April Fools Day, I made a meatloaf decorated as a cake, complete with a mashed potato sundae. It was one of my favorite posts from last year, so I came up with another fun food twist for this April 1st. This one happens to be perfect for Easter time, too: candy deviled eggs.

These “deviled eggs” are actually white chocolate coated candies with various flavored fillings and toppings. I’m relatively new to the art of candy-making, so I’m s…