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This book explains how to restore health to the home garden by returning to natural gardening methods. Nature can benefit the gardener if he does not interfere with its complicated and delicate balance by using synthetic insecticides and fertilizers.
Get Organized Fast! Clutter has a cost. It steals your storage space, robs your time and energy, and takes away the peace and beauty of your home. Don't pay for it another minute-get organized, now!This updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Organize Now! features even more quick, effective organizing ideas. Easy-to-follow checklists show you how to organize any part of your life in less than one week. You spend more time organizing and less time reading-a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle! Long-term goals help keep the clutter away for the months and years to follow, so you can maintain the order you create. You'll find help with everything from time management and routines to mental clutter, paperwork, pets, purses, toys, rooms and life events such as moving, and celebrating the holidays. Special money saving tips show you how to use your organizing efforts to cut costs around the house and even make a little money. Don't let piles of paperwork, overflowing closets and overbooked schedules drain your resources and energy anymore. Take control with Organize Now!
Organized Simplicity's aim is to convince its readers that simple living is the absolute best way to live. Be it with house cleaning, family schedule management, personal finances, and managing the "stuff" you allow within your four walls, the only way to live well is to do so intentionally and simply. The first half of the book delves into the "why" behind realistic simple living, giving the reader a nail to then hang the how of living simply discussed in the second half. And by redefining the too often-used phrase "simple living," a busy home manager living in the real world can then make practical changes that work for the whole family. There are chapters for cleaning and organizing the home room-by-room, and future project ideas will inspire readers to turn their house in a haven they love.
An astute, fun guide to organizing that offers tailored and specific advice-that actually works-on how to get and stay organized. Based on Lanna Nakone's experience as a professional organizer and the science of brain function, this engaging, practical book begins with a fun quiz so readers can determine which of the four distinct thinking and organizing types they display: - Maintaining Style (routine) - Prioritizing Style (logical) - Harmonizing Style (interconnected) - Innovating Style (creative). Then, matching their brain type with a custom profile of maintainable organizing routines, readers will be able to effectively tackle the stacks of paper, poorly managed time, and clutter in their homes and offices. Readers will also gain insight into the other brain types and how each type can best work with and understand the others. Organizing for Your Brain Type turns the task of managing life into an enjoyable experience.
This comprehensive text introduces students to both the art and science of ornamental horticulture. The book includes equal coverage of such diverse topics as science, crop production, craftsmanship, and business management skills. From this balanced perspective, the student gains an appreciation for the value of the diverse segments of ornamental horticulture. In addition, the text offers students a realistic view of the business skills required to be successful in ornamental horticulture. Such pedagogical features as extensive illustrations, objectives, and review questions help students monitor their progress. This unique text gives students a well-rounded view of both the art and science of ornamental horticulture to prepare them for careers in this exciting industry.
This comprehensive book is an ideal introduction for both hobbyists and professionals to the art and science of ornamental horticulture providing a balanced coverage of the diverse elements integral to this exciting field and a realistic view of the required business skills while also giving them the chance to develop their creativity.
Two renowned garden designers present this entertaining, fascinating, and unexpectedly moving book about the life and garden they share. The book also contains much sound information about the cultivation of plants and their value in the landscape.
This charming book portrays domestic life in New England during the century between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Drawing on diaries, letters, wills, newspapers, and other sources, Jane C. Nylander provides intimate details about preparing dinner, spinning and weaving textiles, washing and ironing laundry, planning a social outing, and exchanging food and services. Probing behind the many myths that have grown up about this era, Nylander reveals the complex reality of everyday life in old New England.
Joe Gardener's approach to beautiful landscape design and maintenance. With its simple step-by-step how-tos and easy-to-understand why-dos, Over the Fence with Joe Gardener is the common sense resource for any level of gardener. As if you're chatting over the fence with a neighbor, Joe Lamp'l passes along his gardening expertise, complete with highly useful, rarely shared guidance, such as how much work is involved and common mistakes to avoid. With the added benefit of hundreds of helpful, full-color photos, beginning gardeners and horticulturists alike will appreciate Joe's neighborly style that will grow your gardening skills, giving you the confidence to create the outdoor space you've always dreamed of.
Lovely paintings of flowers and an accurate narrative. This small book could motivate children to become interested in the science of plants and the aesthetic value that plants provide.
May Sarton describes living at her eighteenth-century house in Nelson, New Hampshire--how she acquired it, how it and the garden became part of her.
Your personal research assistant. Anyone who works wood knows that the craft veers into math, biology and chemistry. You often have to compute some odd joint angle, calculate the amount of wood movement in a panel, choose appropriate metal hardware, or select the proper adhesive or finish for the job at hand, to name just a few examples. Fortunately, you no longer have to spend hours laboring over magazines and books for this kind of information. A quick look at the table of contents in this little compendium shows that it's crammed with exactly the kind of answers a woodworker needs to have on hand. It includes common geometry equations, math conversion tables, standard furniture dimensions, shelf load limit charts, a glossary of joints, properties of various woods, adhesives, finishes, and lots more. The best thing is that all the information is at your fingertips and easy to find, making this one of the hardest working little shop helpers you could hope to have.
"God's plan for you includes hospitality. An open heart, open hand and open home is God's divine design to open the hearts of people everywhere it is practiced. Hospitality connects our hearts with God's heart, yet something dramatic has happened in our hearts, closing the doors of our homes, causing Christianity Today to ask, "Whatever Happened to Hospitality?" The Apostle Paul reminds we must all be "given to hospitality." Pastors and leaders must be "lovers of hospitality." And the Apostle Peter declared, "The end of all things is at hand... use hospitality ... without grudging." Here is hidden power reserved by God for those who dare to practice it. It is PERSONAL, it is PRACTICAL, and it is PROPHETIC! The Power of Hospitality will change your life... yes even your family, church, city and world if you will let it."
A textbook for a course in horticultural design for non-majors, and a reference for both amateur and professional ornamental gardeners. Explains the fundamentals of horticulture and techniques for growing plants inside and outside. Updated from the 1993 edition (first in 1986) with new photographs and bibliographical references, and new information on floral arrangements and pesticides. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Make a prayer shawl, and make a difference. Join the thousands of knitters and crocheters of all faiths who are creating handmade shawls for those in need. Whatever your faith and wherever you live, your handiwork will be a gift of comfort, hope, and peace.
Describes how pumpkins come in different shapes and sizes how they grow and their traditional uses and cultural significance Includes instructions for carving a pumpkin and drying the seeds Gail Gibbons is the well known nonfiction author for children. Other titles include Fire Fire, Apples, Bats, and the Post Office. This book would be a wonderful teaching tool with real pumpkins.
The Essential Punchneedle Resource! Punchneedle embroidery is a beautiful, timeless needle art technique with limitless possibilities. Punchneedle The Complete Guidelets you explore all those possibilities with how-to information on everything you need to know about this amazing embroidery, including: An overview of all the materials and tools needed for creating punchneedle embroidery Embroidery on more than 20 different types of fabric including silk, wool and velvet Working with different types of threads from cotton to silk to novelty and metallic Creating special effects such as shading, clipping and sculpting, as well as positive and negative stitching Combining punchneedle embroidery with other sewing and needle crafts such as quilting, reverse applique and cross stitch Nine punchneedle embroidery projects on a variety of surfaces, including a photos album cover, napkins and Christmas ornaments Troubleshooting with quick solutions to the most common punchneedle embroidery problems Whether you are just getting started or have been working with punchneedle embroidery for years,Punchneedle The Complete Guideis sure to become your essential reference guide.
Topics in the book include how to care for a hermit crab, how it transfers from house to house, and how to care for one as a pet.
A Queen for All Seasons: A Year of Tips, Tricks, and Picks for a Cleaner House and a More Organized Life!by Linda Cobb
The Queen of Clean with her royal tips for every season, an untidy home would almost be treason! Winter Make snow shoveling a breeze...store holiday decorations with no tangles...humidify dry indoor air...care for flannel sheets...make those Valentine's gems sparkle Spring Garden the natural way...allergy-proof your home...banish grass stains...color your Easter eggs Summer Prepare for family road trips...care for your camping equipment...keep bugs away without chemicals...clean your sports gear Fall Get organized for back to school...store your summer clothes properly...put away your air conditioner...prepare for stress-free holidays!
When it comes to freeing your home of clutter (let's face it -- we all have it), The Queen of Clean really spells things out for you: Question Unpack Evaluate Eliminate Neaten up! It's a foolproof sorting system for even the most devoted packrat: Question the best possible use of a room, a closet, a drawer...Unpack all of your clutter to get a sense of what you have (and what you need to do with it)...Evaluate each and every item you own...Eliminate unwanted possessions without guilt or regrets...and Neaten up your belongings in their newly decluttered space. You'll find your home and your life organized like never before as you conquer clutter in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, attic, basement -- even the garage! The key, says the Queen, is to start small...and soon you'll be revved up and ready to straighten out every nook and cranny of your home. Her down-to-earth clutter-busting advice is built for speed; in a flash she sorts through and tidies up wallets, purses, drawers, closets, pantries, clothes, shoes, cosmetics, junk mail, linens, toys, books, videos, photos, collectibles, and much, much more! The Queen makes even the most dreaded organizing tasks a breeze with hundreds of easy and practical tips! Find out how good it feels to be a savvy manager of all that threatens to invade your orderly domain with these simple and effective strategies from America's #1 housekeeping expert, the Queen of Clean®.
Homemade Quirk is a cozy little community for do-it-yourself adventurers to share stories and ideas and meet new friends. We offer crafting advice for repurposing old books. We put booze in our ice-cream cakes. We promulgate our love of bacon. We give away cool stuff and much, much more.This holiday season we invite you to D.I.Y. your way through your gift- giving list. Here we've rounded up some of the best crafts and baked goods that Quirk Books has to offer. So if you have special people on your list who appreciate cute and quirky items and edibles, use this guide to create one-of-a-kind presents that will show them just how well you know them and just how much you care.If you want to share your creations or are just looking for more original D.I.Y. projects, join us and our fun friends at Homemade Quirk online.
Get the most out of your garden with these delicious raw food recipes!If you love growing your own fruits and vegetables, but are unsure how to start using your harvest, now is your chance to learn. Whether you're new to gardening or have been doing it for years, Raw Garden is the perfect resource to help you create dishes based on ingredients found in your garden by sharing simple, delicious raw food recipes for you to try. From salads and snacks, to main dishes and desserts, Raw Garden has some of the best raw food recipes you can find.Some of the over 100 delicious and creative recipes featured in Raw Garden include Curry Carrot Salad, Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw, Southwestern Stuffed Avocadoes, Goji Coconut Cream Sauce, Pine Nut Parmesan, Turkey Nut Burgers, Sea Spaghetti Alfredo, Banana Ice Cream, Pineapple Salsa, and much more!Packed with lots of practical and helpful information, Raw Garden also includes:* Tips on planning your garden* Benefits of growing and eating raw food* How to garden in small living spaces* A guide to the art of bee- and chicken-keepingWith unique and exciting raw recipes, Raw Garden is sure to bring your gardening, and your meals, to new heights!
Many creative and imaginative ways to reuse articles that are normally tossed in the garbage.
The economy may have stalled but life goes on. Chair legs break, pillows lose their puff, painted walls get scuffed and sheets get torn or go out of style. Real Life Decor brims with ideas for repurposing, reusing or replacing your accents and furniture to keep your home fresh and functional as well as wallet-friendly. Comprised of a collection of 100 easy, appealing projects illustrated with lively photos and simple how-tos, the book is divided into 7 sections that offer multiple approaches to dressing up walls, sewing simple soft furnishings, recycling old furniture, brightening lamps and accents, making multipurpose furnishings and storage, and sprucing up floors and ceilings. The photos include inspiring ideas that the reader can interpret and emulate as well as pretty projects they craft to the T. Sidebars with simple solutions on topics such as Displaying Your Collections, Easy Vintage Fabric Ideas, and Small Space Ideas enrich each chapter with additional tips.
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