Coloring Folder

I'm so in love with these MochiThings pouches and I keep thinking of new uses for them! You might remember the letter writing kit I put together for my daughter? Well, I totally wanted one for myself, but I don't write a ton of letters except to her. I did like the idea of putting together a small assortment of cards and stamps and I decided to also use this folder to keep my coloring supplies all together. I rarely color when sitting at my desk (computer is too tempting!), but I like to be able to grab my folder and sit down in the kitchen or take it on a trip to enjoy some coloring time. It's so relaxing!

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I prefer the Better Together Note Pouch v5. I do realize it's pretty expensive, but this is not just an ordinary folder. It is very sturdy and has many features. Some people use it for a macbook air cover. It's really nice!

I also am still loving my Faber-Castell set of pencils and I am especially pleased with the packaging on this set because it's very portable and easy to pack. I just slip it in the front pocket of the pouch to keep everything together.

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Here's what I keep inside:

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  • I have 2 sets of colored pens for fun doodling and writing notes and letters. I have a set of Staedtler pens which I really like and a set of Uchida LePen pens that for some reason are just my favorite pens to use. They don't take up much room so I keep both sets in the folder.
  • Under the flap, I also have some mechanical pencils and erasers.
  • A Katie Daisy notebook that I love. Such a pretty design and it's not too thick, but still sturdy.
  • Sticky note folder (checklist) from MochiThings. The notes are so cute and I love that the little folder keeps them neat and organized.
  • MAMBI happy planner stickers to decorate letters and envelopes to send to my daughter, or sometimes I just send her a sheet of stickers to use for her own planner or correspondence.
  • The office envelope behind the stickers has pre-printed address labels for my daughter and family members and return address stickers for us.
  • The manila pocket folder holds my coloring sheets that have all been photocopied onto white cardstock. I like the sturdier page because they are easier to color on and they don't get wrinkled. I don't like carrying full books around. You might think it's funny that I make copies of the pages, but then I don't feel so much pressure if I goof up on a page. That was keeping me from coloring for a long time because I didn't want to "ruin" the book.
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Many of the coloring pages I use are from the books I blogged about from Skyhorse Publishing. I also have a few books from Paige Tate that I love as well. 

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I also threw in some cards and stamps. I like to keep a supply of thank you cards in the folder as well. 

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As you can probably tell, the organizing of the supplies is just as rewarding for me (maybe more?) than actually using them. I've always been that way for some reason. I think it's a good trait because I get to enjoy steps that some people dread.

Now I just want to put my coloring pouch into a backpack and head off somewhere to color for hours on end!

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