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The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)
by , Mark Dagostino

Language

English

Pages

191

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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<p><strong>This eBook includes the full text of the book plus an exclusive additional chapter from Chip and Joanna that is not found in the hardcover!</strong></p><p><strong>Are you ready to see your fixer upper?</strong></p><p>These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s <em>Fixer Upper</em>. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—<em>Who are these people?</em><em>What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?</em> By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of <em>Fixer Upper</em>, they have become America’s new best friends.</p><p><em>The Magnolia Story</em> is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.</p><p>They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.</p><p>In <em>The Magnolia Story</em> fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:</p><ul><li>The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby</li><li>Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children</li><li>When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck</li><li>Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home</li><li>Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple</li><li>Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding</li><li>The significance of the word <em>magnolia</em> and why it permeates everything they do</li><li>The way the couple pays the popularity of <em>Fixer Upper</em> forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way</li></ul><p>And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”</p>
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royal...
by Denise Kiernan

Language

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.
The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution
by Yuri Slezkine

Language

English

Pages

1106

Publication Date

August 07, 2017

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<p><b>On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction</b></p><p><i>The House of Government</i> is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's <i>War and Peace</i>, Grossman’s <i>Life and Fate</i>, and Solzhenitsyn’s <i>The Gulag Archipelago</i>, Yuri Slezkine’s gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin’s purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children’s loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union.</p><br /><p>Completed in 1931, the House of Government, later known as the House on the Embankment, was located across the Moscow River from the Kremlin. The largest residential building in Europe, it combined 505 furnished apartments with public spaces that included everything from a movie theater and a library to a tennis court and a shooting range. Slezkine tells the chilling story of how the building’s residents lived in their apartments and ruled the Soviet state until some eight hundred of them were evicted from the House and led, one by one, to prison or their deaths.</p><br /><p>Drawing on letters, diaries, and interviews, and featuring hundreds of rare photographs, <i>The House of Government</i> weaves together biography, literary criticism, architectural history, and fascinating new theories of revolutions, millennial prophecies, and reigns of terror. The result is an unforgettable human saga of a building that, like the Soviet Union itself, became a haunted house, forever disturbed by the ghosts of the disappeared.</p>
How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintai...
by Charlie Wing

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 12, 2012

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<b>Understand how to maintain everything in your home—including the kitchen sink</b> <p><i>How Your House Works, Second Edition</i> reinforces the fact that it pays to be an informed consumer. Knowledge of your home's systems helps you control repair and construction costs and makes sure the correct elements are being installed or replaced. <i>How Your House Works</i> uncovers the mysteries behind just about every major appliance and building element in your house. Clear, full-color drawings show you exactly how these things should be put together and how they function, including what to check if they don't work.</p> <p>Covering topics such as electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows, this updated <i>Second Edition</i> has considerable additional information, with new chapters related to sustainability in and outside the house, as well as new topics, including clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating.</p> <ul> <li>Illustrated guidance on electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows</li> <li>Includes a wealth of additional information, with new chapters related to sustainability and outside the house</li> <li>Features new topics that include clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, LED lamps, motion-activated light switches, and passive solar heating</li> <li>Presented in a richly illustrated with full-color drawings</li> </ul> <p>With see-through, cross-section drawings that show you how things are put together and how they function, <i>How Your House Works</i> supplies you with the knowledge that just might save you having to call in a professional.</p>
Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organ...
by Cassandra Aarssen

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Life</b><br /><p><br /><b>Organize your life:</b> Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? <i>Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: A Real Life Approach to Decluttering and Tidying-up your Home and Life</i> offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.<br /><p><br /><b>Declutter your way to happiness:</b> Cassandra Aarssen is a Professional Organizer and creator of the successful blog and YouTube channel, ClutterBug. After struggling for years with chaos and clutter, Cassandra transformed her home and her life through organization. She now shares her favorite organizing tips, tricks and secrets in order to help others declutter their way to happiness. Cassandra’s debut book, <i>Real Life Organizing</i> has been inspiring families from all over the world to get control of their clutter and fall in love with their home all over again.
Black & Decker Complete Guide to Wiring, 6th Edition: Current wit...
by Editors of Cool Springs P...

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

May 15, 2014

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<DIV><B>The best DIY wiring book on the market . . . six times over.</B></div><DIV> </div><DIV><i>Black & Decker</i> <i>The Complete Guide to Wiring</i> has led the pack as the United States’ best-selling consumer wiring book for more than a decade now, with previous editions selling over one million copies collectively. Simply put, you won’t find a more complete and up-to-date book on home wiring: from basic skills—including an overview of electricity and wiring safety; wire, cable, and conduits; boxes and panels; switches; and receptacles—to foolproof circuit maps for 30 common wiring set-ups and step-by-step walkthroughs of every essential home wiring and electrical repair project, this book teaches you everything you need to know. Now in its sixth edition, it has most importantly been updated to comply with 2014–2017 National Electric Codes, but in addition, nearly 1,000 accompanying photos offer up-to-date depictions of modern materials and fixtures. Complete with the most current wiring information available today, and presented in our long-renowned, fully illustrated how-to format, <i>Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring (6th Edition)</i> guarantees you’ll never be caught in the dark.</div>
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson

Language

English

Pages

706

Publication Date

October 05, 2010

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<p>In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes <i>At Home</i> one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.<br /><br /></p>
Organizing: How To Clean and Organize Your House - The Ultimate D...
by , Andrea L. Mortenson

Language

English

Pages

116

Publication Date

August 27, 2014

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Customer Reviews
<h2>How To Clean and Organize Your House -The Ultimate DIY House Hack Guide for: Speed Cleaning, Decluttering, Organizing - Learn How to Save Money and Simplify Your Life</h2><br /><b>★★★BEST-SELLER!★★★</b><br /><br />A dirty, cluttered home leads to more and more clutter until you’re left wondering how to get out of the mess. It’s a tiring cycle that leaves you feeling defeated, but that can change. Your house can become a stunning, clean, clutter-free home that makes you feel relaxed and satisfied.<br /><br />It’s true. We all make messes. We all accumulate way too much over the years. And unfortunately this results in living conditions that are less than ideal. Often we trip on something left on the stairs or can’t find an important item when we need it, which makes us buy it again and waste more money. However, this book is going to help you break free of this cycle and enjoy your clean, organized home again.<br /><br />If you want to know where everything is and relax in your peaceful home, this book is about to help you reach your goals. In easy-to-follow steps, you’ll learn how to identify your clutter-causing habits, tackle the mountain of accumulated stuff, and get back on track with a less stressful, more organized home.<br /><br />Not only does clearing out excess stuff in your home save you time and money, it relieves stress and makes for a happier you and a happier family. Are you ready to put an end to your cluttered existence once and for all? And banish the chaos of clutter forever? Your answer lies between the pages of this book. You will quickly put the process into motion and feel so accomplished when you start seeing the amazing progress and results.<br /><br /><br /><b>Reviews</b><br />“Once the house is clean and clear, the tips go further so that the home is organized and easy to maintain." - Rachel Horon<br />“I would highly recommend this book to anyone who struggles with keeping a nice and tidy house as I did, but not anymore!” - D.M.P<br />"The Only Book Needed to Organize Your Home!!" - Cheri Clay<br />"My home cleaning and organizing aid" - Jamie<br />"All you need for home cleaning" - Rain<br />"Highly Recommended Book" - Mary<br /><br /><h2>Stop wasting time and money on other books that just don't deliver. Utilize these proven strategies and benefit from a clean and organized home</h2><br /><br />✔Decluttering - Decide what you can Live Without <br />✔Decluttering – Ideas for Getting Rid of Stuff <br />✔How to Organize your Furniture to Aid Cleaning <br />✔Organizing your Kitchen <br />✔Organizing your Bathroom <br />✔Organizing your Bedrooms <br />✔Organizing your Living Space <br />✔Organizing your Clothes and Linen <br />✔Tips for keeping your Kitchen Clean <br />✔Tips for keeping your Bathroom Clean <br />✔Tips for Clean Living and Sleeping Areas <br />✔How to Clean Carpets <br />✔Natural Cleaning Products <br />✔Tips for speed cleaning <br />✔And much more! <br /><br /><br /><h2>DOWNLOAD TODAY! </h2><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Homesteading Crafts: DIY Projects To Be Free From Water And Elect...
by Good Books

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

December 13, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<br /><h1>Homesteading Crafts: </h1><br /><h2>DIY Projects To Be Free From Water And Electricity Systems And Woodworking All Homesteaders Need To Do</h2><br /><p>Do you wake up every morning dreading the daily gauntlet of work and the monotony of life? You may feel that you have no option as you have so many commitments which need to be honored. <br /></p><br /><p>Fortunately this is not the case! You can change your life and the first step revolves round eliminating your debts. This book will guide you through how to achieve this and to prepare yourself for the homestead lifestyle.<br /></p><br /><p>Are you in pain everyday but not sure what to do about it? Have you exhausted all the traditional medications provided by your doctor? Then you are in the same position as many others.<br /></p><br /><p>Whether you are looking to become fully self sufficient or simply to have more control over your life choices; this book will show you how it is possible. You can achieve your dreams much quicker than you think but you need to commit today!<br /></p><br /><p>This means adjusting the way you look at life and getting tough with your finances. The result will be worthwhile!<br /></p><br /><h2>This book provides you with:</h2><br /><ul><br /><li>Book 1: DIY Mini Shed: Illustrated Tutorial On Building Small But Roomy Shed In Only $40!</li><br /><li>Book 2: Fence Building: Nice Looking DIY Fench Building Projects That Won’t Make You Broke</li><br /><li>Book 3: No Debts Living: DIY Wood Fired Hot Tub</li><br /><li>Book 4: Off-Grid Living: Learn To Cool Down And Stay Comfortable Without Air Conditioner</li><br /><li>Book 5: How To Dig A Well: Reach Water Self-Sufficiency While Homesteading With Step-by-Step Guide On Well Drilling</li><br /><li>Book 6: Self-Watering Garden: 10 DIY Self-Watering Garden Systems To Keep Your Plants Fresh Despite The Weather</li><br /><li>Book 7: Off-Grid Internet: Set Up Your Own Internet Connection + 5 Ways To Stay Connected Without Electricity</li><br /><li>Book 8: Solar Power: Start For Beginners: How To Setup Your Personal Solar Power System And Supply Your Home With Electricity</li><br /><li>Book 9: DIY Solar Charger For Electric Car: Learn To Install Own Solar Panel Charger To Power Your Car</li><br /></ul><br /><p><strong>Download your E book "Homesteading Crafts: DIY Projects To Be Free From Water And Electricity Systems And Woodworking All Homesteaders Need To Do" by scrolling up and clicking <em>"Buy Now with 1-Click" button!</em></strong></p><em><br /></em>
Remodel - Without Going Bonkers or Broke: A Home Improvement Prim...
by Jim Molinelli

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

February 20, 2017

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Customer Reviews
<b><i>PAPERBACK BUYERS GET 33% OFF JIM's ONLINE COURSE: REMODEL!</i></b><div>Do you remember when you first had this thought: <i>"I think I'd like to remodel"</i>? It's such an exciting moment! Filled with possibilities. Then it's followed almost immediately by the uncertainty about what to do next. <br /><br />Most homeowners are quite unprepared to enter the remodeling process. In fact, that's the single biggest reason that there are so many remodeling horror stories.<div><br /><div></div><div></div><div>Well, <b>REMODEL!</b> Changes everything!</div><div> </div><div></div><div></div><div>Now any homeowner can successfully navigate the remodeling minefield. You will learn how to identify and select the perfect remodeler for your project, save thousands of dollars in the process, and preserve your sanity too.<br /><div> </div><div><b><i>Everything you need for a successful remodeling experience is inside this book.</i></b></div><div><b><i> </i></b></div><div><b><i></i></b></div><div></div><div><b>LESS STRESS. MORE SUCCESS.</b></div></div> </div></div>

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