This holiday collection is a treasury of Christmas traditions, stories, songs, and recipes that promises to bring readers young and old together to celebrate the spirit of the season. Everyone will enjoy this delightful guide to all things Christmas, featuring: the perennial classic Christmas stories, poems, and carols; recipes for family gatherings, parties, and holiday gifts from the kitchen; ideas for thoughtful and creative handmade gifts; decorating ideas for any room; and holiday customs and traditions from around the world. As a gift or a book to be treasured, this book will help readers create new traditions that can be shared year after year.
Fixing leaky roofs, replacing broken pipes, and repairing cracks in ceilings can seem daunting to any homeowner. The Everything Fix-It Book takes readers through dozens of everyday fix-it projects, helping them avoid the high cost of professional help while maintaining the safety and value of their investments. This easy-to-follow guide shows how to patch drywall, replace windowpanes, repair furniture, maintain major appliances, and hire a pro for the big jobs without getting taken to the cleaners.This hands-on guide provides expert instruction on how to:Understand the ins and outs of plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systemsFind the right tools for the jobIdentify and solve pest problemsMake a home energy efficientKnow when to call in the pros and how to avoid ripoffsSpecially written for the mechanically challenged, The Everything Fix-It Book is the ideal resource to help homeowners prepare for the unexpected.
Specially written for the mechanically challenged, "The Everything Fix-It Book is the ideal resource to help homeowners prepare for the unexpected.
More than half of all new small businesses are home-based, according to the Federal Reserve Board. But starting a business and making a profit are two different things-as the high failure rate attests. Readers looking to beat the odds will turn to this completely revised and updated classic--a must-have for every business owner. New material includes: Chapters on: start-up funding, supporting organizations, advertising and networking, and home office technology; Updated listings of resources, associations, and organizations; Sample business plan and glossary of terms; Revised information on bookkeeping, legal issues, and taxes. Laid out in our new accessible format, The Everything Home-Based Business, 2nd Edition boasts a fresh new look and interior-making it easier than ever to master the intricacies of running a home-based business!
More than half of all new small businesses are home-based, according to the Federal Reserve Board. But starting a business and making a profit are two different things-as the high failure rate attests. Readers looking to beat the odds will turn to this completely revised and updated classic--a must-have for every business owner.
Want to do your part to reduce energy consumption, waste, and pollution; clean up the environment, and save the planet? Green Living For Dummies is packed with practical suggestions you can follow to make your lifestyle greener by doing as little damage as possible to the planet and the animal and plant life that depend on it. This practical guide delivers an array of realistic practices and changes you can undertake to help the environment and create a better home for yourself and your loved ones. You'll discover easy and innovative ways to make a difference by reducing energy use and waste, scaling back reliance on your car, and even making minor adjustments to your diet. You'll also find how to live green at work and in your community, and you'll develop a deeper understanding of how these changes benefit both the environment and your own health and well-being! Discover how to: Go green gradually. Make eco-friendly home improvements. Work greener transportation into your lifestyle. Save money by going green. Eatlocally and organically. Raise your children's environmental awareness. Reduce waste by repairing, restoring, and reusing. Become a green consumer. Invest in green companies for fun and profit. Complete with handy lists of things you can do to make a difference right away and down the road. Green Living For Dummies is the resource you need to start taking steps toward shrinking your footprint.
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