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Drawing Easy with 3M Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface

 

The Dry Ease Surface in a box - Credit 3M
The Dry Ease Surface in a box – Credit 3M

 

Something interesting was delivered to us a few months ago by 3M. The Dry Erase Surface which was recently launched was something that really caught my eye.

The benefits of the product were that it was :

  • Easy to install and requires no tools – just unroll, peel and stick
  • Stain-proof material erases cleanly every time
  • Smooth surface is easy to write on

I handed the box over to Tiger girl and told her to read the instructions before installing it by herself.

She was extremely delighted to have a new “toy” and diligently read the instructions before deciding on where to place the product.

From horizontal applications on desks or tables to vertical applications on surfaces where traditional whiteboards cannot be installed, such as windows, the Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface can be cut-to-fit and provides endless possibilities for dry erase solutions in new places.

It was really interesting to see where she decided to place the item in the end.

You can see in the picture below where the board ended up- on the wall next to her bed.

Tiger girl drawing on her newly mounted whiteboard
Tiger girl drawing on her newly mounted whiteboard

 

My little girl has always love drawing. When she returns home from school she would busy herself doodling on drawing boards or pads. She loves creating stories based on the characters  from the videos that she watch.

Her current favourite series is Ladybug and Cat Noir  which she watches via Youtube.  She creates her own alternative endings and episodes to the show by drawing out the character and various scenes which she has seen.

 

Tiger girl with another drawing of hers
Tiger girl with another drawing of hers

 

She loves making up stories based on the shows she saw.

One of the stories which she made up
One of the stories which she made up

The dry erase cloth that came with the board made removing the drawings or mistakes that she made a breeze.

The only qualms that I had was if she drew too closely to the edge of the board the wall became slightly stained and I had to use cloth and soap to remove the stain from the wall.

The  Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface retails at $55.95 from the 3M Store , Popular or selected self-fix outlets.

Disclaimer: We received a copy of the 3M  Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.

Whispers of Rest- Bonnie Gray

Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray
Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray

 

Whisper of Rest – 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul by Bonnie Gray is one of the books I am currently reading.

Divided into six parts this book by Bonnie brings you on a 40 day journey through learning about yourself and how you stand with GOD.

Each day she brings you through her own personal experience with GOD. She recounts what she has done and how GOD has touched her life.

The book is divided into a few parts

Part one – Being the beloved

Part two- Choosing at the beloved

Part three- Dreaming as the beloved

Part four- Healing as the beloved

Part five- Daring as the beloved

Part six- Shining as the beloved

Starting off from Day 1  Bonnie shares with the readers how to focus on breathing and being still. To eject yourself from the busyness of life and focus on GOD.

Each day starts with a bible verse, quotation, a experience (story) another bible verse then explanations on how to go about to achieve rest.  There are also mediation techniques interwoven into the daily ritual to help calm ones emotions and help them focus.

There are sections within each day where reflective questions are thrown to the reader and they are encourage to pen down their thoughts in a journal.

I find doing this exercise very therapeutic.

My thoughts 

I was on Bonnie’s 21 day challenge which she conducted on her facebook fan page . It was  a very interesting journey together with the other ladies on the challenge as we shared our perceptions of being Still and breathing again spiritually.

I have been feeling very spiritually jaded  and in need of a spiritual detox. I have been looking for a booster in this area of my life.

Having come from a Catholic background I have always questioned why I feel so spiritually lacking even though I was in Sunday school  and attended service regularly. I came to realize that the community I was in wasn’t serving my needs as a Christian and I started searching directly in the bible for what I needed.

Reading through Bonnie’s book gave me a clearer perspective on  what I am seeking within my spirituality life.  It gave me the space to slow down and think what I really want in my walk with GOD.

It also gave me a deeper understanding about my current feelings and thoughts on spirituality.

Do pick up a copy of her book as it’s being launch in the bookstores this week.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book for review purpose. All opinions are 100%  mine