Friday, October 21, 2016

Coloring For Adults With Inkspirations: Art Therapy To Reduce Stress

Just when a sympathetic heart seems like it can't take anymore, reach for something to help quiet the mind and ease the soul. Inkspirations coloring books for adults offer a way to turn off negativity while healing the spirit. Art therapy has long proven its effects as an aid in emotional and mental restoration, and it is not news that coloring as active meditation reduces stress and quiets thoughts. From the original publishers of Chicken Soup for the Soul now comes a line of coloring books ready to encourage, inspire, and help worries fade.

Whether coloring with friends, family, or on your own, it doesn't take much to color your day a little brighter. With moving quotes alongside unique and graceful images, Inkspirations coloring books include a wide array of themes to help express creativity and enjoy therapy through coloring. To start overcoming heartache, releasing tensions, and building positive energy, readers can visit the new Inkspirations website,


The website is a reader's portal to a more colorful world, giving a peek at the wide spread of unique pages Inkspirations has to offer, and some highly anticipated releases.

On coloring lists now:

•    Inkspirations in the Garden (June 2016)

Anyone blessed with a green thumb knows that a garden is nature's haven, and when properly tended can transform a patch of ground into a place of splendor that abounds with intoxicating colors, scents, and wildlife. Inkspirations in the Garden celebrates gardens in all their glory, from images of delightful cottage gardens to well-manicured rose gardens, from lush tropical gardens to relaxing Zen gardens. The original designs feature exquisite floral patterns to color and customize, plus heartwarming scenes of lovable backyard critters, like ladybugs and bumblebees, and even the squirrels and rabbits who sometimes become our garden nemeses. Inkspirations in the Garden pays homage to those who make weeds into wonders and have been enriched by gardening's lessons about a life well-tended and nurtured. Please visit:

•    Inkspirations Animal Kingdom (June 2016)

For coloring enthusiasts looking for inspiration, nature provides a dazzling array of colors and patterns – the bold black stripes on a tiger's back, the kaleidoscope of teals in a peacock's plumes, the fiery orange of a fox's coat, or the rainbow of colors in a macaw's feathers. Now you can add your own burst of color with Inkspirations Animal Kingdom, which showcases more than thirty beautifully detailed designs of a menagerie of animals large and small. Paired with inspiring quotes and heartfelt lessons we humans can learn from our animal counterparts, this book will uplift and inspire whether you are an avid colorist or an armchair explorer. For information, please visit:

•    Inkspirations for a Happy Heart (June 2016)

Sharing more than 30 original designs to make your own, plus motivating mantras to help you relax, unwind, and greet each day with renewed optimism and creative energy. Whether you're new to coloring or a gel-pen aficionado, you may have already admired the artistic creations of Diane Yi, whose stunning artwork has been shared, pinned, or colored around the world. With Diane's style of intricate details with exquisite flourishes, Inkspirations for a Happy Heart provides a perfect canvas that will inspire you to color your world a little brighter. Please see:

●    Inkspirations for Cat Lovers (July 2016)

Cats are curious, regal, intelligent, and playful. They oblige us humans by allowing us to share our lives and hearts with them. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers celebrates the magic, mystery, and merriment of cats throughout the seasons, from Siamese to the Sphinx, Abyssinians to Persians, Maine Coons to calicos, and more. From long-haired to short-haired and everything in between, you will find more than 30 original designs that celebrate the many ways in which cats bring joy (and fur!) into our lives. Inkspirations for Cat Lovers is a fitting tribute to our whiskered companions who color our world brighter every day. Please see:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Gift Guide for Guys? #HOLIDAY2016

Guys, Men, Dads, Brother, Boyfriends ....they can be hard to shop for during the holidays or for any special occasion. That is why we have selected some GREAT gifts for any man in your life.  Whether he is a beer lover, home chef, gadget lover or a fashion forward man these products are sure to please. 

Schulz and Malley offers 100% manmade products that men use and appreciate every day. Superior options that don’t short change men in their daily routines. With The Regiment, the Cleansing Face Wash, Pre-Shave Oil, Brushless Shave Cream, and After Shave Balm become the perfect quartet. MSRP $59 and available on

soireehome's Dimple is the first self-chilling glassware available in pints and wine glasses.  Keeps your beverage cool to the last drop and will not dilute your drink.  Dishwasher safe, just freeze and insert!  MSRP $49.99 for set of 2.
Limelens lenses capture intricate detail that a smartphone camera could not achieve on its own. Lenses boast incredible framing capabilities, removing the limitations of the smartphone camera to produce stunning photographs with a greater choice of photo angles, framing and composition. The Limelens introductory set includes, The Thinker (a dual macro/wide lens), The Captain (a 190 degree fisheye lens), and the Limeclip attachment that fits over 40 devices including leading smartphones and tablet brands. MSRP $49

The Better Bungee™ products are made to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions, are resistant to oil, diesel fuel, salt water and most household chemicals.  Made in the USA of a new high tech material; that will not crack, break or become brittle and is virtually weightless, allowing The Better Bungee to safely stretch twice its original length but still retain its stretch.  Available on, Imperial Supply and The variety of straps, cords, ropes, lengths, colors and accessories make this product one of a kind. MSRP $5 and up.

The AnySharp Pro turns a dull knife, even one with a serrated edge, into a razor-sharp cutting instrument in mere seconds with just a few light strokes. And now the world’s top-rated knife sharpener, along with space-saving functionality, is available in a spectrum of playful colors to add some pop to the kitchen. With a PowerGrip suction cup base, the AnySharp knife sharpener can be securely attached to a smooth surface or worktop, no tools required. MSRP $19.99
AnySharp Scissors Not your ordinary kitchen shear!  AnySharp Scissors are ambidextrous with professional grade hardened steel blades.  Why keep five different tools in the kitchen drawer when there is one that can do it all!  These scissors do it all making them great for the DIYer, home chef, crafter or man on the gift list.  MSRP $25

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Which Limited-Edition Cruelty-Free ECOS Dishmate Scent Should We Launch: Winterpine, Gingerbread or Spiced Chai?

Kwik Stix Now Available at!

The Pencil Grip, Inc. is proud to announce that
Kwik Stix are now available on

Also, beginning November 1st, 2016 Kwik Stix 6 packs of Basic and Metalix colors will be available in
Target stores!
Be sure to check them out. They will go fast!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Lava® Lamp Releases New Unique Lamps for Upcoming Holiday Season @LavaLamp

From Stocking Stuffers to Festive D├ęcor,
New Items from Pop-Culture Icon This Halloween & Holiday Season
 Always reinventing and staying on-trend, Lava® Lamp introduces new designs in the same iconic shape, plus adds LED lighting to the mix! From an interactive chalkboard and mini volcano to a simulated fireplace, these lamps go beyond Lava® motion and breathe new life into the ever-popular “original shape of cool!” Available starting August 1st and perfect for the holiday season, Lava® Lamp stays fresh with fun twists on an old favorite.

Lava® Lamp, a pop-culture icon since 1965, has added many innovative ideas into their designs including etching on the glass (Frosted), combining glitter and wax (Double Play) and adding sound (Halloween)!  “While we celebrate our iconic brand and heritage we are always looking to the future and pushing innovation, says Clay Farnsworth, President and CEO.  Our team is constantly refreshing the product offering to stay on top of current trends and introducing new novelty lighting that steps out of our iconic shape so that we have a well-rounded, exciting product line to offer our fans.” 

The new lamps include (photo shown from left to right):
·         Glitter Lava® Lamp – 14.5” ($19.99)
·         Chalkboard Lava® Lamp – 14.5” ($19.99)
·         Glittermax™ Lava® Lamp – 14.5” ($19.99)
·         Frosted Lava® Lamp – 14.5” ($19.99)
·         Halloween Lava® Lamp – 14.5” ($19.99)
·         Double Play™ Lava® Lamp – 18.5” ($59.99)
·         17” Lava® Lamps – Rainbow Glitter, Rainbow and Travel Deco ($24.99)
·         Fireplace Lamp – 14.5” ($24.99)
·         Sandcastle Lamp – 14.5” ($24.99)
·         LED Lava® Lamp – 10” ($9.99)
·         Mini Volcano Lava® Lamp – 10” ($14.99)

Switching gears from lamps to lights, Lava® Lamp unveils battery-operated LED pull and string lights, perfect for parties, dorm rooms, lockers and more! No wall power sourced needed, light can be added to any space with the pull lights or color changing string lights, which are available in seven fun motifs – stars, hearts, bows, flip flops, popsicles, flamingos and the Lava® Lamp iconic shape.

For more information and/or to purchase, visit Beginning August 1st, all lamps and lights will be available online and at fine retailers across the country.

Lifespan brands is a Chicago based company which sells its unique branded products in several countries around the world. It is a leader in managing and building recognizable and highly valued branded consumer products including: Lava® Lamps, party products, novelty lighting and bathroom scales. Lifespan brands holds the US trademark rights to the iconic Lava® Lamp shape and name Lava® Lamp and their products are sold across various distribution channels in US, Canadian, and European retailers.

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