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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 Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content)
by , Mark Dagostino

Language

English

Pages

214

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>
All You Need Is Less: Declutter Your Home Without Sacrificing Com...
by Michelle Moore

Language

English

Pages

146

Publication Date

June 22, 2018

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<br /><h2>Do you wish for a <b>cleaner and cozier </b> home? Feel overwhelmed by your possessions? </h2> <br />If so, it's time to simplify your life!<br /><br />We live in a culture where <u>more is worshipped and encouraged </u>: more money, more stuff, more likes, be more skinny, wear better clothes, achieve more in your career… The list could go on. In the meantime, we get disconnected from our true selves and our deepest desires. We can’t change the world but at least we can change the place we spend the most time in – our home. <i>All You Need Is Less</i> is a heartfelt guide to <b>downsize your house and keep it practical and cozy. </b><br /> <br />After returning home from a six-year world journey, Michelle Moore decided to downsize, simplify, and make her house more homely. In the process she realized the less she had, the more she could value the things that truly matter in life: friendship, family, self-care, and coziness. <br /><br /><i>All You Need Is Less </i> is based on a practical approach to minimalism but Miss Moore takes the idea further. It is not enough to simply declutter. It won’t make you feel more like at home by itself. In <i>All You Need Is Less</i> the downsizing process parallel runs with ideas on how to make your living space homely. <br /><br /><h2>The first half of the book introduces <u>the most trending contemporary concepts of cleaning and organizing. </u></h2><br />•How can you benefit the most from adopting a minimalism worldview?<br />•<b>The art of creating a minimal and cozy home. </b><br />•The secrets of Swedish Death Cleaning.<br />•<b>Practical tips how to make each month of the year cozy and meaningful. </b><br />•10 power tools to enhance the comfort of your home instantly.<br /><br /><h2>The second half of the book discusses the<u> hands-on practices to downsize and upgrade the comfort of your home. </u></h2><br />•The best selection methods to get rid of mess – quickly and effectively.<br />•<b>Folding and organizing methods from one of the greatest decluttering minds in the world. </b><br />•Special tips to downsize and organize those parts of your home you wouldn’t even think of.<br />•<b>A step-by-step walkthrough on how to keep the order in your home once it’s clean. </b><br />•20+ organizing tips to find a good spot for everything.<br /><br /><h2>Improve your focus, release stress, and enhance your creativity in an organized environment. </h2><br />Get ready to sweep away the unnecessary, organize your belongings, and create a safe haven for yourself free from judgment, overwhelming expectations, and clutter. By doing so you’ll feel <b>more safe, happy, and protected in your home.</b> Becoming clutter-free <u>improves your daily mood, helps you break painful bonds with the past – even helps you sleep better. </u><br /><br /><b>What’s your excuse for not living a simpler, more connected, and happier life? </b><br /><br /><h1>Give your home a fresh start! Just open this book, and you'll be on your way to a more meaningful, simpler, and untroubled life. </h1><br />
Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organ...
by Cassandra Aarssen

Language

English

Pages

156

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Life</b><br /><p>----------<p><br />From the publisher: the ebook for Cluttered Mess to Organized Success contains all of Cassandra Aarssen's wonderful and brilliant insight into decluttering your home and life. However, because of technical limitations on some eReader devices, the worksheets might not fully load on all devices. Nevertheless, at the end of the ebook a link (URL) can be found. This link will allow you to download all the worksheets originally found in the print book. If you have any issues with the link or the ebook, please contact the publisher at: support@mango.bz<br /><p>----------<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.
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Don Norman

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<div><b>The ultimate guide to human-centered design </b></div><div><br /></div><div>Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.</div><div><i><br /></i></div><div><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.<br /><br /><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.<br /></div>
Smart Homesteader: A Significant Guide On Homesteading For Defini...
by Good Books

Language

English

Pages

572

Publication Date

March 27, 2017

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<h1>Smart Homesteader:</h1><br /><h2>A Significant Guide On Homesteading For Definite Self-Sufficient Life (Grow Own Food, Provide Own Energy, Build Own Furniture, Forge Own Tools, Be Own Doctor)</h2><br /><p>Homesteading For Dummies: 20 Beginner's Tips To Start Your Completely Self-Sufficient Life<br /></p><br /><p>Homesteading is a self-sufficient lifestyle to reconnect with nature. This lifestyle is really beneficial for you to get rid of numerous problems. You can reconnect to nature and invest for your health. It will lead you to spend a healthy life and reduce tensions. Homesteading requires you to grow your own food, vegetables, plants and raise animals for food and byproducts. You can enjoy healthy and active because your grown food will be free from chemicals and other harmful ingredients. You can sell surplus items in the market for money. If you want to enjoy a homestead lifestyle, you should maintain Consider the climate is a growing season of an area, such as Northern Europe and Africa. Some varieties of plants can grow quickly and you can harvest these plants to store in the winter season. It will be good to get the advantage of this book because it offers:<br /></p><br /><ul><br /><li>Chapter 1 - Homesteading Close-up</li><li><br /></li><li>Chapter 2 – Food Growing On Small Are</li><li><br /></li><li>Chapter 3 – Energy Independence With Solar Power</li><li><br /></li><li>Chapter 4 – Woodworking</li><li><br /></li><li>Chapter 5 – Blacksmithing for Dummies</li><br /><li>Chapter 6 – Be your Own Doctor</li><br /><li>Chapter 7 – DIY Self-Care And Beauty Products</li><br /></ul><br /><p>Download this book and get the advantage of tips and tricks given in this book. You can start a self-sufficient life easily. <br /></p><br /><p><strong>Download your E book "Smart Homesteader: A Significant Guide On Homesteading For Definite Self-Sufficient Life (Grow Own Food, Provide Own Energy, Build Own Furniture, Forge Own Tools, Be Own Doctor)" by scrolling up and clicking <em>"Buy Now with 1-Click" button!</em></strong></p>
Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures (Constr...
by , Sidney M. Levy

Language

English

Pages

480

Publication Date

September 18, 2007

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An exhaustive, business-boosting reference, Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures, Fourth Edition, by Andrew Civitello, Jr., is loaded with procedures and step-by-step details for successfully managing construction operations. You get nearly 500 pages of methods, strategies and tactics, forms and ready-to-copy letters all laid out for you in a concise, easy-to-grasp style. This new edition, now the most timely, complete, and useful guide available for managing construction, packs over 20% more forms, and checklists. It also covers new developments in construction management software, as well as new material devoted to the Design-Build process. Included CD-ROM packs project delivery forms, word-for-word letters, sample letters, and checklists to make the overall construction project management process easier and more efficient.
Design*Sponge at Home
by Grace Bonney

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

July 19, 2016

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<DIV><P><I>The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger</I></P><P>“Thank you,” wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, “for teaching me that houses don’t have to be frumpy and formal. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern.” They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space.</P><P>That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter. Design*Sponge fans have been yearning for the ultimate design manual from their guru, Grace, and she has finally delivered with this definitive guide, which includes:</P><P>• Home tours of 70 real-life interiors featuring artists and designers</P><P>• Fifty DIY projects, with detailed instructions for personalizing your space</P><P>• Step-by-step tutorials on everything from stripping and painting furniture to hanging wallpaper and doing your own upholstery</P><P>• Fifty Before & After makeovers submitted by readers of Design*Sponge—real people with limited time and realistic budgets</P><P>• Essential tips on modern flower arranging, with 20 arrangements</P><P>With over 700 color photos and illustrations and projects that are customizable, relatable, and affordable, this is the democratizing design book everyone has been waiting for.</P></DIV>
Gauged Brickwork
by Gerard Lynch

Language

English

Pages

219

Publication Date

December 08, 2015

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<P>Gauged brickwork is a term used to describe the superior finish required in the details of an important brickwork elevation, such as moulded reveals, arches, string courses and other forms of ornamentation. This is achieved through shaping the individual bricks to produce a high degree of regularity, accurate dimensions and extreme fineness in the joints. This practical handbook combines simple diagrams and photographs to describe each stage of the process, from rubbing, cutting and shaping the bricks to laying and carving them. It emphasizes the importance of this skill in repairing and repointing rubbed and gauged brickwork and the damage that can be done by those unskilled in the craft. The second edition of this standard reference work has been substantially updated with new material, including additional photographs and illustrations to explain the various procedures and applications. It also now offers a fascinating and detailed historical perspective on the development of this important craft. The insights gleaned from this revised edition will be extremely valuable to architects and builders involved in conserving and repairing gauged brickwork, and also to those who are required to commission new decorative work to a high standard.</P>
Black & Decker Complete Guide to Wiring, 6th Edition
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>

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