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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>
Homesteading Big Collection: Everything You Need to Know to Start...
by Chad Smith

Language

English

Pages

590

Publication Date

February 15, 2018

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<h1><font>Getting Your FREE Bonus</font></h1><br /><p>Download this book, read it to the end and see <strong>"BONUS: Your FREE Gift"</strong> chapter after the conclusion.</p><br /><h1>Homesteading Big Collection: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Homestead</h1><br /><h2>Book 1. Backyard Chickens: 20 Useful Lessons How to Get the Best Chickens, Choose Coops, Feed and Care</h2><br /><h2>Book 2. Backyard Farming: 25 Useful Tips How To Choose The Best Breeds For Small-Space Farming. Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat And More!</h2><br /><h2>Book 3. Beekeeping: 20 Proven Tips How To Keep Bees At Home And Start Beekeeping Career (Earn Money)</h2><br /><h2>Book 4. Chicken Coops Building: Top 8 Easy Chicken Coop Projects for Beginners</h2><br /><h2>Book 5. Farming: Ultimate Guide to Raising Chickens And Ducks in Your Backyard</h2><br /><h2>Book 6. Composting Mini Farming Guide: Proven Lessons For Self-Sufficiency from Your Kitchen to Your Backyard</h2><br /><h2>Book 7. Edible Wild Plants: Top 25 Summer Plants You Can Find In The Forest: Identify, Harvest, And Prepare</h2><br /><h2>Book 8. Farming: Ultimate Guide How to Raise Sheep and Cows + Lessons How to Make Homemade Cheese, Butter & Yogurt for Sustainable Living (Homesteading)</h2><br /><h2>Book 9. Foraging: Top 25 Edible Wild Plants You Can Find In The Forest: Identify, Harvest & Prepare</h2><br /><h2>Book 10. Homesteading And Farming: 25 Tips How To Make Organic Homemade Cheese, Butter, And Yogurt Recipes</h2><br /><h2>Book 11. Homesteading Basics: Top 20 Steps to Produce All the Food on a Quarter Acre</h2><br /><h2>Book 12. Homesteading: Top 15 Proven Ways To Earn Money From Your Homestead</h2><br /><h2>Book 13. Homesteading Through the Winter: Activities to Stay Productive in Colder Months</h2><br /><h2>Book 14. Best Housewife: 20 Very Useful Advices On Homemaking</h2><br /><h2>Book 15. Advanced Housewife: Top 25 Amazing Useful Advices on Homemaking</h2><br /><h2>Book 16. Make Money At Home: 25 Cool Lessons How to Earn Money Selling Your Handmade Soap, Body Lotions And Body Butter</h2><br /><h2>Book 17. Outdoor Lights: 17 DIY Ideas For Beautiful Garden Lights</h2><br /><h2>Book 18. Prepper's Homesteading: Top 20 Lessons on Homesteading And Gardening</h2><br /><p><strong>Download your E book "Homesteading Big Collection: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Homestead" by scrolling up and clicking <em>"Buy Now with 1-Click" button!</em></strong></p>
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself an...
by Margareta Magnusson

Language

English

Pages

145

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<b>A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.</b><BR><BR>In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called <i>döstädning</i>, <i>dö</i> meaning “death” and <i>städning</i> meaning “cleaning.” This surprising and invigorating process of clearing out unnecessary belongings can be undertaken at any age or life stage but should be done sooner than later, before others have to do it for you. In <i>The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning</i>, artist Margareta Magnusson, with Scandinavian humor and wisdom, instructs readers to embrace minimalism. Her radical and joyous method for putting things in order helps families broach sensitive conversations, and makes the process uplifting rather than overwhelming.<BR> <BR>Margareta suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you’d ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children’s art projects). Digging into her late husband’s tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to...
by Kelly Corrigan

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of <i>Glitter and Glue </i>and<i> The Middle Place</i></b><br /><br /> <b>“Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage.”—Glennon Doyle</b><br /><br />It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her <i>New York Times</i> bestselling memoirs<i>,</i> Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now, in <i>Tell Me More,</i> she’s back with a deeply personal, unfailingly honest, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life.<br /><br /> In “I Don’t Know,” Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it’s over invitations that never came or a friend’s agonizing infertility. In “No,” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In “Tell Me More,” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about listening. And in “I Was Wrong,” she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight—and explains why saying sorry may not be enough. With refreshing candor, a deep well of empathy, and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss.<br /><br /> With the streetwise, ever-relatable voice that defines Corrigan’s work, <i>Tell Me More</i> is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Tell Me More</i></b><br /><br /> “It is such a comfort just knowing that Kelly Corrigan exists: she is somehow both wise and self-deprecating; funny but unafraid of pain; frank but gentle. She is the sister/mother/best friend we all wish we could have—and because of this big-hearted book, we all get to.”<b>—Ariel Levy, author of <i>The Rules Do Not Apply</i></b><br /><br /> “With full-bodied humor and radical sensitivity, Kelly Corrigan transforms the mundane pain of life into a necessary spiritual text of sorts, one that reminds us that we have the right to grieve but the obligation to be grateful. This book will remind you that you are human—and of the fragile loveliness of being so.”<b>—Lena Dunham<br /></b>
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Yo...
by Dana K. White

Language

English

Pages

217

Publication Date

November 08, 2016

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<p style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><strong>Bring your home out of the mess it’s in and learn how to keep it under control.</strong></p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">“The dirty little secret about most organizing advice is that it’s written by organized people,” says blogger, speaker, and decluttering expert Dana K. White. “But that’s not how my brain works. I’m lost on page three.” Dana blogs at<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><em>A Slob Comes Clean,</em><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>chronicling her successes and failures with her self-described “deslobification process.” In the beginning she used the name “Nony” (short for aNONYmous), because she was sharing her deep, dark, slob secret. Now she has truly come clean—with not only her real name but the strategies she has developed, tested, and proved in her own home. She has learned what it takes to bring a home out of Disaster Status, which habits make the biggest and most lasting impact, and how to keep clutter under control.</p><p style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">In<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><em>How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind</em>, Dana explains that cleaning your house is not a onetime project but a series of ongoing premade decisions. Her reality-based cleaning and organizing techniques debunk the biggest housekeeping fantasies and help readers learn what really works. Chapter titles include</p><ul style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><li>My First Step: Giving Up on the Fantasy</li><li>The Worst Thing About the Best Way</li><li>Just Tell Me What to Do</li><li>Conquering Laundry</li><li>Get Dinner on the Table</li><li>Putting an End to the Never-Ending Weekly Cleaning Tasks</li><li>Don’t Get Organized</li><li>How to Declutter Without Making a Bigger Mess</li><li>Fighting the Perceived Value Battle</li><li>But Will It Last?</li></ul><p style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">With a huge helping of empathy and humor, Dana provides a step-by-step process with strategies for getting rid of enormous amounts of stuff in as little time (and with as little emotional drama) as possible.</p>
Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Ot...
by Craig Grossi

Language

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

Language

English

Pages

214

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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Customer Reviews
<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 World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that I...
by Marta McDowell

Language

English

Pages

390

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<DIV><B>“For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author’s relationship to nature.” —<I>Publishers Weekly</I></B><BR /><BR /> The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs, <I>The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder</I> is a treasure for anyone enchanted by Laura’s wild and beautiful life. </DIV>
Murder at Le Bijou Bistro: Northwest Cozy Mystery Series (Northwe...
by Dianne Harman

Language

English

Pages

163

Publication Date

January 04, 2018

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When the wrong person's murdered, just who was the intended victim of death by chocolate cake?<br /><br />Was it the retired mobster, Al De Duco? Could it have been an act of jealousy by his ex-girlfriend, Kitten Knight, or an act of revenge by Mario Carlucci, a long-time enemy of his from Al’s days with the Mafia in Chicago?<br /><br />Or was the intended victim Al’s wife of two weeks, Cassie, the very popular food critic who writes the Food Spy column for The Seattle Times? But who would want to murder Cassie? Maybe it was Myles Lambert, the food critic she was filling in for at the Times and who was jealous of her success. Then there’s the Gourmand’s Guide to Good Eats food blogger, Jessica Simmons, who’d always hated Cassie. Or even the owner of Frogities Restaurant, Jules Moreau, who would love to see the bad publicity resulting from a murder at Le Bijou Bistro. <br /><br />And what about the kidnapping of Briana, Cassie’s daughter? <br /><br />Join Jake and DeeDee as they search for a motive and a murderer! <br /><br />This is Book 5 in the popular Northwest Cozy Mystery series by USA Today Bestselling Author and seven time Amazon All-Star, Dianne Harman.<br /><br />
Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About...
by Jackson Galaxy

Language

English

Pages

299

Publication Date

May 10, 2012

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Customer Reviews
<p><br />Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's hit television show <i>My Cat from Hell</i>, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't what you might expect for a cat expert (as <i>The New York Times</i> noted, with his goatee and tattoos, he "looks like a Hells Angel"). Yet Galaxy's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines -- not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake -- is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home.<br /><br />When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. Benny had seen better days --- his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car -- and his owner insisted he'd been "unbondable" from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, <i>Cat Daddy</i> is laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing "Cat Mojo" advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives.</p>

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