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Betty-Anne Hastings has compiled an entire 127-page book dedicated to making everyday life easier and less costly for you. Her "HELPFUL HOUSEHOLD HINTS" is a treasure trove full of time-saving, money-saving guides for lightening the load of household chores ... indoors and out ... from the kitchen to the garden to the garage. Betty-Anne's dollar- stretching hints make being self-sufficient an adventure in living. You'll discover ingenious new ways to cope with clothing care, pets, kids, vacations, gardening, recycling and more. Keep a copy of this book at your fingertips to use any time as a useful working tool. You'll be amazed at how much fun it can be to save time, money and effort.
From the book: No matter what type of diabetes you have, the diagnosis can feel overwhelming. You may have questions about what you can or should eat and whether there are some foods you have to give up altogether-that's where this book can help. Betty Crocker, teamed with diabetes experts from the International Diabetes Center, has created an all-in-one diabetes resource, filled with delicious recipes and up-to-the-minute medical and nutrition information. Here's great news about diabetes: The best- kept secret of diabetes food planning is that it's good for everyone. You may think that people with diabetes need special foods prepared special ways, but as you look through this book, you'll find a wide variety of delicious and satisfying foods that you can eat-and that the whole family will enjoy. This book is designed to make meals easy. It's our first cookbook to count Carbohydrate Choices for every recipe, following the latest guidelines of the American Diabetes Association. You'll also turn to this book for its easy-to-follow health information, from an explanation of the types of diabetes to a nutrition primer and a medical resource guide. The section "Diabetes Care: It's in Your Hands" empowers you to understand your care process. The goal is to help you feel in control of your diabetes, instead of letting diabetes control you. Throughout, you'll find plenty of encouragement. There's real-life advice from people with diabetes, as well as parents of kids with diabetes and other caregivers who deal with diabetes day in, day out. Finally, you'll find a week's worth of delicious menus, complete with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas, followed by a glossary of medical, nutrition and other diabetes terms. As a source for recipes and so much more, Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook will become your all-in-one diabetes resource. Richard M. Bergenstal, M.D., executive director of the International Diabetes Center, is an endocrinologist at Park Nicollet Clinic in Minneapolis, and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. He did his medical and endocrine training at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the faculty before joining the International Diabetes Center's renowned patient-centered care team. He has served as a principal investigator in key research studies in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, defining the importance of good blood glucose control in preventing the complications of diabetes.
Keep them warm this winter with a variety of slippers to stitch. Choose from Hearts Delight, Bridal Slippers, Mother & Daughter Slippers, Super Simple Slippers, Easy Granny Slippers, Men's Classic and more. You'll find styles and sizes to fit everyone in the family!
A deck is an excellent tool for extending the living space of your home into the outdoors while offering a good return on your investment. This book begins with a gallery of beautiful decks to help get your creative juices flowing. This fully revised and updated edition of The Complete Guide to Decks offers everything you'll need to design and build your dream deck correctly and safely -- the first time.
Features all new, state-of-the-art information on decorative concrete finishes, including acid coloring, stamping, and using cementitious paints. Another new section shows easy methods for casting concrete in forms to create countertops, garden benches, and other accessories.
Everything you need to know about plumbing. More complete than ever, this edition includes new material and revised information and is completely current with the 2006 Universal Plumbing Code. From basic repairs to advanced renovations, this is the only plumbing reference book a homeowner needs. And now, for the first time, The Complete Guide to Plumbing includes a comprehensive section on working with gas pipe. No other big book of plumbing for DIYers covers this important subject. Also new to this 4th edition is expansive coverage of PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), the bendable supply tubing that's taking over a major portion of the DIY market. And with the current popularity of outdoor kitchens, we've expanded our coverage of outdoor plumbing as well. Now, we'll show you every step of the process to supply and drain an outdoor sink.
Blueprint Reading For Plumbers provides instructional material for plumbing and pipe fitting students who must develop the ability to interpret trade blueprints and to plan the installation of the required plumbing. This is accompanied by reference to the Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) plumbing code for pipe size and material as well as acceptable fittings and fixtures. This revision brings the study up to date in code, pipe and fitting materials, and in fixture designs.
This book offers to the beginner the basic foundations for Bonsai, and for growing plants in pots. The book covers topics such as finding suitable trees, potting, watering, trimming, plant health, and much more. There is a separate section for discussing the shaping of different bonsais into the beautiful shapes. The book also offers a fairly good list of plants to try for planting as bonsai.
To evoke the spirit of nature--that is the essence of bonsai. What place in nature is special to you? A spot under a blossoming cherry tree? A moss-carpeted forest? A pine-studded mountain crag? Your own bonsai can take you to that place. The first section of this book is for inspiration, to give you a feeling of the spirit of nature reflected in the art that is bonsai. The second section gives you the hands-in-the-dirt instructions that will bring that spirit of nature alive for you.
New to the 3d edition of this well-illustrated text are four brief essays on human's relation to food, the possible impact of global warming on food supply, genetic modification of food, and the remarkable details to be seen with a scanning electron microscope. Other new additions are inset boxes expanding on the text with interesting facts and details, and additional photos. The volume, which is based on Capon's botany course for non-science majors (he is emeritus at California State U., Los Angeles) is an outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Hone Your Woodworking Skills One Box at a Time When it comes to great woodworking projects, it's hard to beat boxes. Using a minimal amount of materials, you can craft wonderful gifts or items for sale. And it's a great opportunity to use those pieces of special wood you've been hoarding. The real trick to successful box-making is coming up with the right designs. If you've been looking for attractive box projects that suit your particular tools and abilities, you've picked the right book. In these pages, you'll find plans for 21 delightful boxes along with step-by-step instructions for making them. They include lovely, simple creations that a novice can make with just a few hand tools, all the way through designs with drawers and dovetail joinery that will provide experienced woodworkers with an exciting challenge. Regardless of your woodworking experience, building these boxes provides a world of fun and the opportunity to develop new skills. In the process, you'll become a better woodworker#151;bit by bit, and box by box.
The Boy's sister was gong to make a quilt, and so was his mother. And so, she said, could he. Sometimes a chore, sometimes a lark, quiltmaking takes over this rollicking house and family. With tales of raiding grandmother's and aunts' rag bags, cutting cardboard pattern pieces from cereal boxes, and marking quilting lines while sprawled on the floor, this book places quiltmaking in the hands of a good-humored and resourceful mother and child, willing to tackle a fruitful project together. Illustrated with zest that equals the text, the book also includes (following the story) detailed instructions about how to make a quilt with a child. A memorable story. And a project to create with an eager child.
"every journalist has a niche - it's inevitable - and I was just a few days into my career when I stumbled upon mine. It started as a running joke at the office: I was the magazine's Bad Homes Correspondent. The production department quipped about changing my title on the masthead. I laughed it off, but some of the older writers definitely thought there was something wrong with me. "Did you grow up in some sort of dysfunctional household?" a senior editor asked. No, I told him. "Well, there's got to be something in your past that makes you interested in these stories-you ought to think about it." The magazine I worked for was the New Republic, and my co-workers were a mix of policy wonks, art critics, and political junkies. I was none of these, and instead of trying to pass as one, I set out to write a different kind of story; yet every time I did, it ended up being about some outlandish and often hellish place inhabited by a handful of stalwarts who refused to leave. Iron-willed, unfearing, and utterly immovable, these characters captured my imagination. They were the nation's toughest home-keepers, and I was their aspiring chronicler." A fascinating and witty book.
The pressures on wildlife populations today are greater than they have ever been and many gardeners assume they can remedy this situation by simply planting a variety of flowering perennials, trees, and shrubs. As Douglas Tallamy points out in this revelatory book, that assumption is largely mistaken. Wild creatures exist in a complex web of interrelationships, and often require different kinds of food at different stages of their development. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife. When native plant species disappear, the insects disappear, thus impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. Fortunately, there is still time to reverse this alarming trend, and gardeners have the power to make a significant contribution toward sustainable biodiversity. By favoring native plants, gardeners can provide a welcoming environment for wildlife of all kinds. Healthy local ecosystems are not only beautiful and fascinating, they are also essential to human well-being. By heeding Douglas Tallamy's eloquent arguments and acting upon his recommendations, gardeners everywhere can make a difference.
One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram, his new contact in the American colonies. But it was not reels of wool or bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever, introducing lustrous evergreens, fiery autumn foliage and colourful shrubs. They were men of wealth and taste but also of knowledge and experience like Philip Miller, author of the bestsellingGardeners Dictionary,and theSwede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany as a genteel pastime for the middle-classes; and the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on the greatest voyage of discovery of modern times, Captain Cook'sEndeavour. Thisis the story of these men - friends, rivals, enemies, united by a passion for plants - whose correspondence, collaborations and squabbles make for a riveting human tale which is set against the backdrop of the emerging empire, the uncharted world beyond and London as the capital of science. From the scent of the exotic blooms in Tahiti and Botany Bay to the gardens at Chelsea and Kew, and from the sounds and colours of the streets of the City to the staggering vistas of the Appalachian mountains,The Brother Gardenerstells the story how Britain became a nation of gardeners.
This all-in-one guide is the ultimate resource for stress-free, budget-friendly entertaining for every special occasion. This collection of more than 250 inspiring photos and easy-to-follow instructions shows how to have a good time without breaking the bank.
Readers learn how to be their own general contractors and save money on every aspect of home-building, without compromising quality. Walk, with Woodson, step-by-step through the building process from site selection to finish trim. Includes an appendix of sample forms and contracts.
You want the best for your home office, from practical workstations to stylish bookcases. Danny Proulx shows you how to transform any room into the perfect workspace, offering invaluable tips and advice, plus 13 fresh, functional, fun-to-build projects packed with detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions. Designs range from simple storage modules to a computer desk/workstation, so whatever your level of skill, you'll find plenty of woodshop excitement. It's the kind of furniture that makes the office of your dreams...a reality. Projects include: File and Storage Drawer Module Lateral File Cabinet Basic Workstation Executive Work Center Credenza and Bookcase Hutch Armoire Work Center Office Bookcase Desktop Organizer Media Storage Center Closet Work Center Stand-Up Desk Writing Desk Laminate Tabletop Construction
You don't need a showroom full of equipment or expertise in calculus to build your own kitchen cabinets. In fact, Danny Proulx's concise, easy-to-follow instructions enable you to create incredible kitchens with just a few power tools - a table saw, circular saw, router and drill. Completely revised and updated, Build Your Own Kitchen Cabinets, Second Edition, provides start-to-finish guidelines for crafting upper and lower cabinets, plus practical information on kitchen design, material selection and tool shortcuts. Proulx's instruction is practical, easy to understand and time-tested, refined in his own shop, and taught by him in countless seminars and workshops. You'll learn how to plan, design, construct and install your own complete handmade kitchen, from simple cabinets and over-the-sink cupboards to lazy-Susan shelving, stemware, storage and more: Combine the beauty of traditional face-frame cabinetry with the strength and simplicity of European cabinetry and hardware Build drawers, pull-outs and flip-outs to maximize storage space Use European hinges, adjustable legs and other specialized hardware to take the guesswork out of construction and installation Use simple butt joints to build strong cabinets quickly Customize your cabinets' looks with a variety of door styles, countertops and finishes Page after page, Danny Proulx proves that you can build your own beautiful kitchen cabinets.
Whether you need storage for books, DVDs, games or clothes, you'll find attractive, custom options in this book. Open shelving? An enclosed cabinet? A classic bookcase? They're all here. Building Bookcases, Cabinets and Shelves offers 29 storage solutions in a variety of styles and sizes with both open and enclosed storage. Each project includes cutting lists, step-by-step instructions and tips and advice from professional woodworkers who have made each piece. Best of all, you can build them just as they are, or customize further to make each piece uniquely yours.
Nothing conveys the comfort and warmth of hearth and home quite like handmade, solid wood furniture. We've assembled a collection of "comfort" furniture for your home in Building Furniture for Country Living. By following the detailed step-by-step instructions and photos, you too can bring the comfort of country living into your home, no matter what your skill level.
Transform your garden or patio into a cozier, more inviting place to relax with family and friends by making these classic outdoor furniture projects. Whether you're building a planter, bench or table you'll find designs that are practical, attractive and a pleasure to make. Even better, these 15 exciting new projects from author and master woodworker Danny Proulx are broken down into easy-to-follow instructions with step-by-step color photos and schematic drawings. Proulx designs each project to highlight one joint, construction technique or assembly process, enabling you to build upon skills you already have and learn new ones that will take your woodworking to the next level. Proulx also gives you creative freedom by showing a basic technique, and then suggesting interesting alternative methods for achieving the same end result. He'll encourage you to have fun, experiment and turn your garden, patio or yard into your favorite "room" of the house. Projects range from easy to intermediate, including: Beautiful Planters Benches and Screens Elegant Tables And other garden classics!
Build the tool chest of your dreams!Why spend money on prepackaged tool boxes when you can make something better from scratch - a tool box tailored to your specific needs? In Building the Perfect Tool Chest, master craftsman Jim Stack provides complete materials lists, plans and step-by-step instructions for building 15 stylish, yet practical, designs. Perfect for hand tools and power tools alike, projects range from elegant rolling cabinets to utilitarian tote boxes - a selection that ensures something for every woodworker, no matter what your level of skill. It's all the guidance you need to craft the tool chest design you've been dreaming of - classic, contemporary or uniquely your own!Projects include:Handy box Small tool chest Tool caddy Ten-drawer chest Jim's toolbox Rolling tool cabinet Cabinetmaker's chest Journeyman's tote box Sliding-door cabinet Plane cabinet & case Pegboard-lover's cabinet Fly-tying box Southwestern chest Curved-front chest 21st-century tool cabinet
Beginning investors have long assumed that there were a bunch of good books about foreclosure. In fact, there were none. Now, finally, there is one good one: John Schaub's Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures. John T. Reed, author of "How to Buy Real Estate for at Least 20% Below Market Value ...Foreclosures" says that foreclosures are one of the biggest real estate investment opportunities available in today's market. They also have a compelling benefit--when you buy a property on the brink of foreclosure, you're solving that problem for the previous owner, and getting a great deal in the process. Building Wealth Buying Foreclosures helps you target top properties and get the best deal, with tips on how to avoid scams, insight into the lender's perspective, and a checklist that helps you keep track of every step of the way.
In the second edition of Building Your Home: An Insider's Guide, customer service expert Carol Smith shows you how to work with your builder to create the home of your dreams. This guide is a must-have for anyone planning to build a high-quality home. With this comprehensive, step-by-step book, you can avoid common mistakes in the home building process and choose a qualified builder, establish your budget and secure financing, select the location, benefits, and features of your new home, participate effectively in the design and building process, prepare for home owner orientation, closing, and moving in, create a home maintenance plan, communicate with your builder on warranty service.
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