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Minimalist Living: Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity (...
by Genevieve Parker Hill

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English

Pages

169

Publication Date

December 12, 2013

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<h1>Your stuff can hold you back and make you sick.</h1><br /><br /><p>If your rooms, closets, and surfaces are filled with clutter, all those unneeded possessions can get in the way of a full experience of life as it was meant to be lived. <em>Minimalist Living</em> covers not only techniques for decluttering, but how doing so can fill your newfound space with meaningful activities that add joy to your life and support your goals. </p><br /><br /><p><em>"It's not just a book of helpful tips to overcome our tendencies to consume and to hoard; it's a book for anybody who wants to reflect on how they can pursue happiness is a world where everything is conspiring to make us think happiness lies in our power as consumers to buy what we want."</em></p><br /><br /><p><em>-- Dr. Philip J. Harold, Associate Dean, School of Education and Social Sciences, RMU</em></p><br /><br /><p>This guide to simplifying for <strong>health, joy, and creativity</strong> teaches:</p><br /><br /><ul><br /><li>Why you should define your own sense of minimalism</li><br /><li>How to create your "Minimalist Mission Statement"</li><br /><li>How to use the techniques of "blazing" and "gazing" to declutter</li><br /><li>Why decluttering now can lead to a happier, healthier, and more creative life</li><br /><li>How to deal with sentimental items without losing their meaning</li><br /><li>The amazing connection between minimalism and living your soul's deepest purpose</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><p>And much more.</p><br /><br /><p><em>"If you are on your way to becoming a minimalist (like our family) this book will encourage you to keep going. If you are still living in clutter this book could well be the "kick" you need to really start cleaning out."</em></p><br /><br /><p><em>--Richard and Liz Pomeroy, Cornish Heritage Ventures</em></p><br /><br /><p><em>"This work is true to the nature of the subject material in being very minimalist. And that makes it really awesome. This isn't a checklist or a "system" to follow but a different way to think about the relationships that we have to the things we "own," the relationships we have with the spaces around us and the relationships that we have with other people and our inner selves."</em></p><br /><br /><p><em>--Desmond Martin</em></p>
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondo

Language

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>
The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Ha...
by , Abby Cox

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

November 21, 2017

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<p><b>Bring History to Life</b></p><p>Whether you wish you could time travel to the court of Versailles or the Highlands of Scotland, this comprehensive guide will walk you through how to make and wear your 18th century dream gown. Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes—the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown and Round Gown—using the same hand sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers. From large hoops to full bums, wool petticoats to grand silk gowns, ruffled aprons to big feathered hats, this manual has project patterns and instructions for every level of 18th century sewing enthusiast. With Lauren and Abby’s guidance, you’ll feel as if you just stepped out of an 18th century portrait. </p><p><i>The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking</i> demystifies 18th century fashion and sewing techniques so that you can wear these beautiful gowns with confidence and style.</p>
Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat
by Jackson Galaxy

Language

English

Pages

382

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<b>This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.</b><br /><br />Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts—to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy's number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo. <br />    This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats—whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.
Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Ot...
by Craig Grossi

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<p>The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity."</p><p>In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.</p><p>Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia. </p><p>Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred’s turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between. </p><p>A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart—"it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it"—<em>Craig & Fred</em> is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.</p>
Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas fo...
by , Margot Guralnick

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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<DIV>Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind <I>Remodelista: The Organized Home</I>, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com.<BR /><BR /> Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who takes pleasure in her collections, we all yearn for an unencumbered life in a home that makes us happy. This compact tome shows us how, with more than 100 simple and stylish tips, each clearly presented and accompanied by full-color photographs that are sure to inspire. Readers will learn strategies for conquering their homes’ problem zones (from the medicine cabinet to the bedroom closet) and organizing tricks and tools that can be deployed in every room (embrace trays; hunt for unused spaces overhead; decant <I>everything</I>). Interviews with experts, ranging from kindergarten teachers to hoteliers, offer even more ingenious ideas to steal. It all adds up to the ultimate home organizing manual.<BR />  </DIV>
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.
Cedar Bay Cozy Mysteries #4
by Dianne Harman

Language

English

Pages

666

Publication Date

November 08, 2017

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USA TODAY and seven time Amazon All Star with the fourth boxed set in her best selling Cedar Bay Cozy mystery series.<br /><br />From the small town of Cedar Bay, Oregon to the East Coast, and points inbetween, no matter where she is, Kelly can't help but getting involved in solving murder mysteries. She has a lot of help from Sheriff Mike and her dogs. If you like food, mouth-watering recipes, and fast-paced page-turners, this is the series for you.
Murder After Midnight: Northwest Cozy Mystery Series
by Dianne Harman

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English

Pages

233

Publication Date

October 21, 2017

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<b> Ever heard of someone celebrating New Year's Eve by committing murder? Well, it happened, and the killer is now looking for DeeDee!</b><br />That's the situation DeeDee found herself in after the very successful New Year's Eve party she catered for Dana Donnelly, the popular hostess of the Seattle television entertainment show, New Day NW. The successful party quickly became a distant memory when Dana was found murdered near her pool house. It didn't help that the murderer was certain they'd been spotted by DeeDee, and she could identify the killer.<br /><br />DeeDee had ended her relationship with, Jake, her PI boyfriend, so she had no one to turn to for help when the killer sent her a threatening note telling her to keep quiet or she'd be the next victim. Her sister, Roz, calls on Al De Duca to help. He's a retired enforcer for the mob who's afraid of spiders and the open ocean, but has a heart of gold. Can he make it back from the Cayman Islands in time to prevent DeeDee's murder?<br /><br />But just who was Dana's murderer? Dana's spurned billionaire shipping magnate and longtime lover? His jealous wife? Dana's husband who has a serious gambling addiction? Her television substitute who desperately wants her job? Or the television star she outed when she disclosed his sordid past on her show?<br /><br />It becomes a race against time to see if Al, her Mafia bodyguard, can find the murderer before DeeDee becomes the next victim. Fortunately, her estranged boyfriend, Jake, and her loyal husky, Balto, are there to help Al, but will it be enough?<br /><br />From USA Today Bestselling Author and seven-time Amazon All-Star comes the 4th book in the popular page-turning Northwest Cozy Mystery series. As always, there's plenty of food and mouth-watering recipes!
Murder in San Francisco: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery (Liz Lucas Cozy...
by Dianne Harman

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

November 17, 2017

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<b> Michelle D'Amato's pregnant with San Francisco millionaire octogenarian Bernie Snow's baby, but he's dead, and a lot of people would like to see her dead as well, so her baby can't lay claim to his vast estate. Was that why he was murdered? And if so, who killed him? Was it for his money or revenge?</b><br /><br />Bernie had threatened to disinherit his ne'er-do-well son, Larry, and his estranged daughter, Toni, so maybe they murdered him before he could carry out his threat. Then there's Toni's husband, Rocco, who has ties to the mob and is desperate for money. What about Jim, who's still angry with Bernie after he was forced out of the electronics company he and Bernie founded? Or even Dr. T, who operates a sperm bank and facilitated Michelle's pregnancy. He knew her future born child would have a legitimate claim to Bernie's estate, even if she didn't, and that was a lot of money.<br /><br />Join Liz, Roger, and their dog, Winston, in a race against time as they search for the killer before Michelle either suffers a miscarriage caused by stress or is the next murder victim.<br /><br />This is book number eight in the popular Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series by USA Today Bestselling Author and seven time Amazon All-Star, Dianne Harman.

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