But last week, I told you about the fabulous Scripture coloring & journaling that I’ve discovered (mostly because it arrived in my mailbox).
Well, in just a few days, I’ve established a new routine for about 15 minutes each morning that is just lovely. While I have my tea, I paint a small section of my Live Free book by Margaret Feinberg. Each coloring spread has a verse, so I read the chapter the verse comes out of, then write a verse in the journal section from the passage that contains that verse. I work on memorizing the verse while I paint. The next day, I paint another small section and write an additional verse from the same passage, re-reading the same chapter. I’m memorizing passages of Scripture, and I’ve found an enjoyable creative outlet. We do Bible Road Trip, so I read the Bible later in the morning with the kids, and we also have family worship in the evening with my husband, but this is just time for me to relax and think on the Word of God.
My good friend Tauna of Proverbial Homemaker and I decided more moms need to relax–even if it’s just for 15 minutes a day–and we’d like to help. We’ve put together this Mom’s Relaxation Kit to encourage you to take just a little time to put your hair up, soften your hands, pour a cup of tea, apply (or diffuse) some essential oils, read the Bible and color or paint…..
The giveaway has ended, but that doesn’t need to stop you from relaxing! Check out these great mom’s relaxation gifts and pick out something special for you or a friend!
Alright, let’s help you relax, shall we?
Scripture Coloring Relaxation
Amazon: Live Loved
Live Loved focuses on Scriptures that talk about God’s love for you, with great illustrations to color in and journaling pages on every spread.
Amazon: Live Free
Live Free focuses on Scriptures that talk about your identity in Christ, with beautiful coloring opportunities and journaling pages on every spread.
Amazon: Live Fearless
Live Fearless focuses on Scriptures that talk about trusting God’s provision for you, with fun images to color and journaling pages on every spread.
Amazon: Images of Grace
Images of Grace features whimsical coloring pages, interlaced with Scripture.
Amazon: 36 Prismacolor Premier Verithin Colored Pencils ~$21.03
Prismacolor Colored Pencils are excellent, and the Verithin have been developed specifically for use with adult coloring books. They have a hard core, rather than Prismacolor’s usual soft core, so the sharpened tip holds a point well.
Essential Oil Relaxation
Thanks to Rocky Mountain Oils for supplying the Mom’s Essential Kit for the giveaway.
Rocky Mountain Oils Mom’s Essential Kit ~ $185.50
This is the essential mom’s relaxation kit! Rest easy knowing you have an arsenal of ten fabulous oils at your command. The Mom’s Kit includes:
- Breathe Ease 15ml
- Eucalyptus citriodora 15ml
- Helichrysum gymnocephalum 5ml
- Immune Strength 15ml
- Lavender 15ml
- Lemon 15ml
- Peppermint USA 15ml
- Purify 15ml
- Tea Tree 15ml
- Energize 15ml
You get to choose 12 teas loose leaf teas, pre-measured for a one 10 ounce cup of tea. Each single serving tea will arrive in a fold over card. The cards are bound, into three sets of four samples, with jute ribbon. A total of samples 12 in all. Each card has a place for you to write a message to a friend or your notes about the tea.
Hand Softening Relaxation
Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Pampering Set is an easy, three-step system that helps keep hands feeling renewed, soothed and pampered. The set is dermatologist and clinically tested for skin irritancy and allergy. The Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Pampering Set includes:
- Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Hand Softener, 2.1 oz.
- Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Satin Smoothie® Hand Scrub, 7.75 oz.
- Fragrance-Free Satin Hands® Hand Cream, 3 oz.
Also, Lynelle is offering the giveaway winner the chance to receive an additional item~a Mary Kay Travel Roll-Up Bag, if you host a party or generate $200 in sales. That’s another $35 gift. Sweet!
Styled Hair Relaxation
I love Lilla Rose flexi clips–they hold my fine hair perfectly, and they’re so pretty. Two flexi clips–one in XXS and one in XS–the design is Tree of Life surrounded by lovely glass pearls.
Mom’s Relaxation Giveaway has ended ~ Subscribe to hear about the next one!
I’ve had a few questions about giveaway entries lately, so I’ll explain up front. This is an electronic raffle. For each entry point, you get a certain number of electronic raffle tickets. At the end, the computer draws the winner from an electronic bowl (that’s not the precise legalize, and it’s really not technically correct, but you get the picture). So, if you don’t have an Instagram account, no big deal. Just enter for as many “tickets” as you’re able–each entry increases your chance of winning the giveaway.
Giveaway open to residents of the U.S., age 18 and older. Winner must respond to email within 48 hours. Giveaway will end on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:59pm PST.
~ Danika Cooley
Danika Cooley is the author of When Lightning Struck! The Story of Martin Luther (Fortress Press, 2015), Wonderfully Made (CF4K, 2016), and Bible Road Trip. Her work has been featured in internationally-recognized children's magazines over 150 times.