Cactus Coloring Book by Brittany Jepsen + Win a copy!

My blogger crush Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built surprised fans this month with her second coloring book, Cactus Coloring Book: Cacti and Succulent Patterns for Beautiful Color Play. As you’d expect, she threw the most ah-mazing release party (in her home state of Utah, dammit dammit) with hands-on workshops for paper and cupcake cacti and how to care for your plants. Brittany sent me a copy of the book and another to share with one of you. Come take a peek! 


Cactus Coloring Book is the follow up to Flowers Coloring Book (check it out in my blog post and giveaway from June). Like Flowers it’s compiled like a catalogue, with a scientific chart for each variety of cactus and succulent, along with bouquets, patterns, close-ups and mirrored views. The degree of detail varies, making it a book for colourers with a variety of skill levels and tastes.


Ten plants are featured: Agave, Aloe, Cathedral Cactus, Climbing Cactus, Joshua Tree, Mexican Snowball, Pincushion, Prickly Pear, Rat Tail Cactus and Saguaro.


Brittany drew all of the illustrations and they’re on one side of the page only. I think we can all agree that two-sided colouring pages are annoying, so thank you Brittany.


Saguaro is my favourite.


And yes we can talk about this pillow for a sec. It’s from Simons here in Ottawa but you can order it online. Urban Outfitters did the piñata (isn’t it sweet?).



To win a copy of Cactus Coloring Book, tell me your favourite type of cactus or succulent in the comments below. This entry is mandatory.

For an additional entry, follow try small things on Facebook and share this post, then tell me you did so and your name on Facebook in the comments below.

For a third entry, follow try small things on Instagram and like this picture, then tell me your Instagram handle in the comments below.

And feel free to tweet the following once per day and leave the url for your tweet in the comments below (one entry per tweet). Make sure you’re following try small things on Twitter for your entry to count.

#Win Brittany Jepsen’s new Cactus Coloring Book from @trysmallthings CAN/US 11/20 #larscactuscoloringbook

The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents 18+ and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 20, 2016. The potential winner must respond to prize notification within 48 hours, including the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another winner will be selected.

Good luck, everybody!

Update November 21, 2016: Congratulations Kim K!

Brittany sent me a copy of Cactus Coloring Book, however all opinions are my own. Cover image from

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