National Crayon Day 🖍

Happy National Crayon Day!

As a huge fan of color, I love crayons!

Binney & Smith created Crayola crayons in 1903 as a safer and cheaper alternative to the art utensils in use at that time. They came in an 8 pack of colors: Black, Brown, Orange, Violet, Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow. Now, 12 million crayons are produced every day! That’s a ton of crayons!!

To celebrate this fun day: enjoy a book about crayons; color with a box of crayons; or you could even make a crayon candle by melting some crayons.

Robert Fulghum, the American author, once said, “We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”

Have a fun, colorful National Crayon Day! 🖍

New Backpack

A few weeks ago, I discovered a company that creates colorful backpacks. I love color! I am so drawn to anything colorful and it always makes me smile. I was that little girl always drawing rainbows. Don’t tell anyone, but I still draw them! 🌈

Cotopaxi makes these colors backpacks (and other colorful items). As I scrolled through their web site, their backpacks all made me smile. While I love the colors, I also love the uniqueness to each one. They’re all different. I had needed a new backpack and found a ton of choices.

I fell in love with Cotopaxi’s Del Dia Collection. This collection uses fabric leftover from other companies’ large production runs made in the Philippines. I love that this keeps perfectly good materials out of the landfill and reuses them for something fun.

After many clicks and moments of indecision, I decided on this one.

Once I received it, I tested it out on a hike with my dog and really enjoy it! It’s comfortable and has all the needed pockets. Most of all, I love all the colors!

It’s a rainbow day every day! 🌈😊