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What Your Clutter Is Trying to Tell You: Uncover the Message in t...
by Kerri L. Richardson

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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<p>With a practical, warm, and welcoming approach, intuitive life and business coach Kerri Richardson guides you to accept your clutter as a natural manifestation of your mind, body, and spirit looking out for yourself. It is your soul calling out for you invest in self-care and to face the fears holding you back from being your best self. Richardson dives into the most common categories of physical clutter and provides efficient and effective steps for clearing the space for your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being to flourish. But more than house and home, Richardson encourages you to clear out the clutter of relationships and habits that have been occupying your time and energy for too long.</p><p>Actionable clutter-clearing activities provide the foundation of this achievable plan to maximize your house, home, and heart’s potential.</p>
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondo

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>This #1 <i>New York Times</i> best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.</b><br /><br />Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br />Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Endal: How one extraordinary dog brought a family back from the b...
by , Sandra Parton

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English

Pages

333

Publication Date

February 27, 2009

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<p>The remarkable story of Endal, voted ‘Dog of the Millennium’, and how, through his remarkable skills, companionship and unstinting devotion, he gave Allen Parton a reason to live again.</p><p>Allen Parton was seriously injured while serving in the Gulf War. He lost the use of both of his legs, plus all memories of his children and much of his marriage. He was left unable to walk, talk or write - isolated in his own world. After five years of intensive therapy and rehab, he was still angry, bitter and unable to talk. Until a chance encounter with a Labrador puppy - Endal - who had failed his training as an assistance dog on health grounds. They 'adopted' each other, and Endal became Allen's reason to communicate with the outside world, to come to terms with his injuries, and to want to live again. Not content with learning over 200 commands to help Allen complete everyday tasks like getting dressed and going out to the shops in his wheelchair, Endal gave Allen the ability to start living again, and to become a husband and father again in his own special way. This is the incredible story of Allen, his wife Sandra, and his family. And, of course, Endal.</p>
Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days
by Brandon McMillan

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 04, 2016

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<p>The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show <em>Lucky Dog</em> shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days.</p><p>Each week on <em>Lucky Dog</em>, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained <em>Lucky Dog</em> graduates. </p><p><em>Lucky Dog Lessons</em> begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. <em>Lucky Dog Lessons</em> includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes.</p><p>Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with <em>Lucky Dog Lessons</em>.</p>
A Motive for Murder (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book 4)
by Gallagher Gray

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

May 26, 2018

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<h3>MURDER AT THE BALLET: DANCE OF THE DANGLING CORPSE</h3>They all seem murderous, but maybe they’re just hungry. Half the company chain-smokes to keep their weight down, and as tempers flare, you’d better watch who you say, “Break a leg!” to.<br /><br />Recently retired Wall Street exec T.S. Hubbert and the flamboyant fashionista amateur sleuth who’s his Auntie Lil have solved three murders when Auntie Lil becomes the newest member of the Metropolitan Ballet’s board of directors. <b>For weeks Auntie Lil has dragged T.S. to every dance performance in the city, and the season is about to peak with The Nutcracker when the promising ballerina whose scholarship Lil’s been sponsoring has her plum role snatched away.</b><br />The board is swayed by the box office appeal of a sixteen-year-old Hollywood heart-throb who wants to dance the role of the Nutcracker, and the boy’s manager father demands Lil’s protégé be replaced lest all the publicity go to her instead of his son. Although Auntie Lil’s is the only dissenting vote, apparently, she’s not the only one displeased with the board’s decision – <b>the father’s body is discovered swinging from the rope of the First Act curtain at The Nutcracker’s Gala Opening.</b><br /> <br />Auntie Lil’s recent detective successes make her a natural to run damage control for the board by investigating the murder. <b>In order to check out a couple of suspects, Lil takes her first ballet class in all her sprightly eighty-four years, along with her gentleman friend, Herbert Wong.</b> Less suited to flying leaps than to flying leaps of imagination, it’s unlikely she’ll keep up the lessons, but Herbert is totally hooked.<br /><br /> Meanwhile, T.S. is making good use of his retirement by studying ballroom dancing to impress his lovely lady friend Lilah Cheswick, leaving Auntie Lil to do the heavy lifting on this one, while <b>Theodore and Herbert keep sneaking off for dance lessons...and martinis.</b> The entire crew of geriatric super sleuths has dance fever!<br /><br /> <b>This witty and urbane amateur detective team recalls the cozy charm of Golden Age mysteries</b> like those showcasing Miss Marple and her distinguished silver-haired colleague--Miss Silver, Miss Seeton, Mrs. Pollifax, and Jessica Fletcher. <b>Fans of these memorable women sleuths, as well as of modern-day cozy writers like Dorothy Cannell, Carolyn Hart, M.C. Beaton, Joanne Fluke, Jana DeLeon, and Alexander McCall Smith will be captivated!</b><br />
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royal...
by Denise Kiernan

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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From the author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Girls of Atomic City</i> comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.<BR><BR>Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House.<BR> <BR>Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore—and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.<BR> <BR>The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. <i>The Last Castle </i>is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter
by Nina MacLaughlin

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English

Pages

235

Publication Date

March 16, 2015

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<p>"No other book has made me want to re-read Ovid <em>and</em> retile my bathroom floor, nor given me the conviction that I can do both. I loved it." —Rosie Schaap, author of <em>Drinking with Men</em></p><br /><p>A warm and inspiring book for anyone who has ever dreamed of changing tracks, <em>Hammer Head</em> is the story of a young woman who quit her desk job to become a carpenter. Writing with infectious curiosity, Nina MacLaughlin—a Classics major who couldn’t tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver—describes the joys and frustrations of making things by hand. Filled with the wisdom of writers from Ovid to Mary Oliver and MacLaughlin’s own memorable accounts of working with wood, unfamiliar tools, and her unforgettable mentor, <em>Hammer Head</em> is a passionate book full of sweat, bashed thumbs, and a deep sense of finding real meaning in work and life.</p>
Calligraphy for Beginners: Hand Lettering Made Easy Using Faux C...
by Shelley Hitz

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English

Pages

52

Publication Date

June 17, 2018

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Would you like to learn calligraphy or hand lettering the easy way? Calligraphy is a hobby that can bring you so much joy, but it can also be very frustrating to learn in the beginning. <br /><br />I know from experience. In the summer of 2016, I decided to learn hand lettering to create coloring pages for my book, Broken Crayons Still Color. I watched every video I could find and tried all the recommended techniques. However, no matter what I did, even with the best of pens, my lettering looked horrible. <br /><br /><div>Let's admit it: Learning calligraphy is not as easy as some of the artists online make it look. <br /><br />And I was frustrated. <br /><br />I continued my research and discovered faux calligraphy. I decided to use it, along with block lettering, to create my hand-drawn coloring pages. <br /><br /><b>What is Faux Calligraphy?</b> </div><br /><div></div><div>Faux calligraphy is fake calligraphy. In my opinion, it is the easiest way to get started. You can achieve a beautiful outcome almost right away, even with your own handwriting. <br /><br />In this book, <b><i>Calligraphy for Beginners</i></b>, I will walk you through the steps of how to get started as well as the mistakes to avoid. <br /><br />In calligraphy, your letters will have thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes. With faux calligraphy, you simply add the thickness to your downstrokes after you write the letters. It's a three-step process you'll learn in chapter three. <br /><br />Traditional calligraphy and brush lettering require months of consistent practice to train your hand and develop the muscle memory required to achieve the thick and thin strokes. <br /><br />Even after years of practice, I continue to improve every day. And, honestly, I notice the difference in my lettering if I don't practice consistently for several weeks. <br /><br />Therefore, if you want to achieve a beautiful outcome right away or need to use lettering for a project immediately (like I did), faux calligraphy is a great way to get started. <br /><br />It's a fun way to add text to coloring pages and create beautiful artwork, hand-lettered cards, bookmarks, and so much more. <br /><br /><b>Bonus</b>: As a bonus to this book, you get free access to my faux calligraphy online class ($39 value). To make it as easy as possible for you, I filmed a video demonstrating every letter in the alphabet. Plus, you can download my practice sheets to print off for reference and blank practice sheets for your own lettering. <br /><br /><i>Click the buy button and let's get started! </i></div>
Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes: 12 Mysteries for the Dog Days of S...
by , Anne R. Tan

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English

Pages

1292

Publication Date

July 24, 2018

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Help Us Help Pets!<br /><br />Have a howlingly good read during the dog days of summer with a dozen cozy mysteries from Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors. Murder lurks in every corner during the dog days of summer. Solve the mystery as our snoops leash the criminals – at the beach, at the farm, on the mountain – everywhere! All profits from this pack go to support NO KILL animal charities! Fetch it now! And help us help pets!<br /><br />'Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes’ includes never before published books from:<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Judith Lucci - Gawd Almighty & the Corn<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell - Murder at Pawprint Creek<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Mooney - Dog Gone and Dead<br /><br />** USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Amy Vansant - Summer Teeth<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Helme - A Midsummer Night's Murder<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Kim Hunt Harris - The Murder of Bandera Bandito<br /><br />** USA Today Bestselling Author Anna Celeste Burke - A Body on Fitzgerald's Bluff<br /><br />** Ava Mallory - A Dream Stray-Cation<br /><br />** Sandi Scott - Croquembouche Murder<br /><br />** Susan Boles - Death on the Beach<br /><br />** USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever - Toxic Tech<br /><br />** Anne R. Tan - Just Lost and Found<br /><br />Bonus recipes from the authors are included!
Murder On Magazine: An Action-Packed New Orleans Police Procedura...
by Julie Smith

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 16, 2018

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<h2>SHE NEEDS A KID TO CATCH A KILLER…BUT HOW TO CATCH THE KID?</h2> <b>"Julie Smith writes like jazz should sound—cool, complex, and penetrating right to the heart.”</b><i> -Val McDermid, best-selling author of the Tony Hill series</i><br /><br />The TENTH installment of the Skip Langdon series is <b>a New Orleans feast for the senses, a canine love story, an action-packed police procedural made-to-order for readers who like their female sleuths bold, smart, and refreshingly human.</b> A serial killer is using Airbnb units to stage his murders, but a teenage runaway has escaped his grasp and now she's in the wind, believing she's killed him. Meanwhile the real killer stalks the city – and her.<br /><br />Cody, the pink-haired sixteen-year-old, should be in school or at the mall texting her friends, not hanging out at the intersection of serial murder and human trafficking. <b>When the options are: (1) Return to a life of slavery (2) Go to jail for murder (3) Be killed by a serial killer, Option 4 makes perfect sense – RUN!</b> As mean as the streets of The City That Care Forgot can be, this child attracts angels (often unlikely ones) – and entire packs of dogs – who come to her aid.<br /><br /> She also finds a friend in NOPD’s newest Sergeant – big (six-foot!), beautiful, tough, and tender-hearted Skip Langdon. Skip knows her best hope of finding the killer is to find Cody – plus she feels for the girl, in whom she recognizes a younger version of her plucky, resourceful, whip-smart self. <b>The city’s hard-boiled; the detective has a heart the size of the Superdome.</b><br /><br /><b> Longtime Skip Langdon fans who’ve thirsted for #10 will be delighted to hear the music of New Orleans in Smith’s prose. Fans of female-sleuth authors like Sue Grafton, Marcia Muller, and Linda Barnes, will love Skip Langdon’s pluck and charm. And those who particularly favor female cop stories, especially those by Nevada Barr, Lisa Gardner, Tana French, J.D. Robb, Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, and Anne Hillerman will find a new fave here. </b><br /><br />“If you haven't discovered Smith yet, now is the time to do so… Move over, Sara Paretsky.”<i> --KPFA-FM (Berkeley, CA)</i><br /><br />“If it’s gritty realism you’re craving, gently simmered with spicy suspense and marvelously memorable characters, Smith is the perfect New Orleans tour guide… <i>--The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)</i><br /><br />“BRILLIANT.”<i> --San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle</i>

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