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Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids will bring the whole family together for some good holiday fun. Children ages four and up will love selecting their own materials and digging into these cheerful projects. There is something here for everyone and every winter occasion Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year's, and Boxing Day! Step-by-step instructions, helpful templates, and color photos make it a cinch for little ones to follow along. Best of all, the materials and ingredients for these projects are inexpensive, easy to find, and even easier to turn into amazing gifts, decorations, and treats.
Even if your home's decor hasn't changed since 1976, you can refresh, revamp, and revitalize it at the holidays with just a few simple strokes. Unlike regular decorating - where you agonize over paint colors, upholstery choices, and furniture styles - holiday decorating is easy. Holidays provide a set theme; a color palette; and merchandise and motifs that are usually mass-manufactured, so you can purchase and decorate when you're ready. You may be feeling intimidated about decorating for the holidays, or you may be ready to dive right in. No matter what level of decorator you may be, Holiday Decorating For Dummies shows you tricks that you may not already know. This guide is for you if: You need easy, affordable ideas to fill your house with holiday cheer You have no idea where to start and just need some ideas to get you going. You already have a huge collection of your own holiday stash and need to get organized before acquiring more You love to celebrate very special occasions: an anniversary, a special birthday, a warm welcome home A flair for decorating isn't necessarily inherited. Armed with clear explanations of how you can achieve beautiful yet practical holiday decorating, planning tips and tricks, crafting basics, care and cleaning tips, storage solutions, and more, you can decorate like a pro. Holiday Decorating For Dummies helps you gain that skill with topics such as: Discovering tabletop decorating basics Budgeting time, money, and space Getting organized Caring for your decorations Knowing where to go for ideas and inspiration Celebrating Valentine's Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving Decorating for Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Jewish holidays Embellishing the exterior of your home Getting crafty with paper, florals, fabric, beads, and embossing Creating luminaries and etched-glass projects Part decorating guide, part stylist guide, and part craft instruction book, Holiday Decorating For Dummies helps you access the knowledge you need to create beautiful homes and great gatherings that will provide a warm welcome for family and friends.
Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden presents his first cookbook in over a decade. Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogdenincludes 150 cherished recipes for a range of winter holidays-Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's-in one easy-to-use and delicious guide for making the most memorable meals for the most special occasions. With preparation schedules, sample menus, and instructive sidebars, Chef Ogden takes the guesswork out of holiday preparation so that you can spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen. With Ogden's focus on responsible cooking, he includes information on buying sustainable local ingredients, and a glossary of terms.
Delicious ideas for easy holiday celebrations
Delicious ideas for easy holiday celebrations
Delicious ideas for easy holiday celebrations
Delicious ideas for easy holiday celebrations
Finding the Right Key by Adrianne ByrdProfessional party planner Kimora Evans has dreamed up her quirkiest party theme yet-a holiday key party-where singles hook up based on a car-key lottery. With best friends, boyfriends and bosses in the mix, there's more than enough sexy fun to go around. But what Kimora doesn't count on is what happens when she plays romance Russian roulette.'Round Midnight by Donna HillRelationship expert Summer Lane is so busy helping lovelorn callers on her late-night radio talk show that she finds herself in her own romance slump. As New Year's Eve approaches, she decides to follow her own advice-and speak straight from the heart-to keep the handsome program director from slipping away when the clock strikes twelve.Blind Faith by Kayla PerrinTrapped for days in her car when it careens off an isolated stretch of road outside of Buffalo, New York, Andrea Dawson has already said her prayers and given up hope of ever being rescued. But then she suddenly sees a blinding light-not from the great beyond, but rather a flashlight held by her sexy savior, Mark Potter. With both of them looking for something to believe in, has fate brought them together for a reason?
A millionaire is murdered and there are too many suspects. Poirot's brilliant mind works to unfold the mystery.
A viscount stranded on a stormy night. The beautiful heiress who takes him in. Warm up with this delightfully romantic short story set in Regency-era England, from New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather!Edward Vasey, otherwise known as Viscount Allenton, is journeying precariously through a snowstorm one night when his coach is overtaken by highwaymen. Robbed and stranded, Edward takes refuge at Selby Hall, where he meets a spirited beauty who may steal something more--his heart. As passion flares between them, Edward uncovers a shocking secret that threatens to tear them apart...but will this be enough to chill their steamy love on a cold winter's eve?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jaci Burton¿s ¿must-read¿ (Fresh Fiction) Play-By-Play series now arouses the sexy holiday spirit as a passionate young couple discovers the boundless rewards of pleasure. All Elizabeth and Gavin Riley want for Christmas is a baby. Despite over a year of trying, conception hasn¿t been successful. But for a high-achiever like Elizabeth, she must succeed at everything. That means making the very most of every opportunity with her husband. And when it comes to nonstop sex Gavin¿s not really complaining. Exhausted, maybe. . . Unfortunately, this holiday season they¿re not exactly given a lot of private time. Elizabeth is hosting the holiday, Gavin¿s sister is getting married, and the house is wall-to-wall with family. For Elizabeth and Gavin the nights may be chilly, but the urge is still hot. And they¿re not about to let any distraction get in the way of their necessary pleasures during a holiday game that yields so many unexpected surprises. Includes a preview of Jaci Burton's upcoming novels Melting the Ice and Hope Flames.
Mayhem and mistletoe share the holiday in these two suspenseful storiesYuletide Sanctuaryby Terri ReedA cry for help shatters youth counselor Sean Matthews's quiet Christmas night. He saves Lauren Curtis from her attacker-for now. But the vengeful man on her trail won't be held at bay for long.... Christmas Targetby Stephanie NewtonShe hadn't wanted the contest "prize" in the first place. But when police officer Maria Fuentes arrives for the holiday vacation she won, she finds much more than expected. Her "date"-handsome weatherman Ben Storm-is in danger, and Maria is the only protector he'll trust.
Tess can't wait for the Spring Vacation of her dreams: a trip with her family to San Diego and a hotel on the beach! But her brother suffers a serious accident, and it looks like her plans are ruined.
This Christmas, two military men of honor will go beyond the limit and light up the holidays for two very special women. A Soldier For All Seasons by Rachel LeeU. S. Marine Jon Erikson needed to find peace this holiday season. But attraction sparked when he met park ranger Melinda Hawthorne--a woman also haunted by secrets. Venturing into a perilous wilderness would test their survival skills and growing desire. . . Christmas at His Command by Catherine MannKeeping Senator Ginger Landis safe was General Hank Renshaw's top priority. He wouldn't let anything put her at risk--including his growing feelings for her. Danger threw them intimately together, taking them to a passionate point of no return.
All Dr. Abby Sullivan wants for Christmas is to escape her guilt. Yet no matter how far and fast she runs, she can't leave behind her past or the grim secret she carries. Then a stalker's threats send her on a chilling journey to Rose Mountain, North Carolina, where she's forced to rely on a stranger's protection. But her reliance on handsome cop Cal MacIvers puts him and his family in danger. To survive a deadly showdown, Abby will have to choose: fl ee again or fight for her life-and for love.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day It is the third Monday in January and school is closed. But do you know why? It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: what dream Dr. King shared with the world; who Mohandas Gandhi was; how one brave woman helped Martin Luther King change history.
Point Of No Return-Or Starting Point?A bet brings Cain Stone-or Stone Cold, as they call him in Las Vegas-home for the holidays. But after a few days of skiing and reminiscing, he plans to leave Silver Creek and all its painful memories of life in an orphanage behind him for good.Then he runs into Holly Winston.The little girl who used to yell at him to stay off her mountain has grown into a gutsy woman with a temper to match. Unfortunately, she holds him responsible for her family's ruin.Risk-taking Cain is lucky in business-but since seeing Holly, luck in love is what's on his mind. But is Holly a woman who can forgive and forget?
She was supposed to be home in Montana for Thanksgiving, but Kristin McKaslin was stranded at the Boise airport-in a snowstorm. There was no hope. Then, out of nowhere, a car pulled up. It was Ryan Sanders, the charming football player she'd barely known in high school. He was going home, too. Kristin's girl-next-door beauty had always stayed with Ryan, and she'd turned into an incredible woman. But he thought he loved another. So what was that hard knot doing in his gut when their all-night drive was over? Why didn't he want to see her go?Suddenly Ryan suspected the Lord might have more in mind than just a drive. . . .
The Saddle Club is baby-sitting. 6-month-old Maxi isn't ready to go to bed. They spend the night playing with her until she tires out. Then a late night phone call takes them to the aid of a next-door stable's horses. But what about Maxi?
Filled with over one hundred playful puns, goofy gigglers, sly spoofs, wacky illustrations, and more, this joke book from the publishers laugh-out-loud series will keep kids howling for more!
To save a sick, orphaned boy, Anna Freeman must risk her own life. Little Paulo desperately needs a new heart. It's his only Christmas wish--well, that and building his first snowman. For the surgery, Anna must take him to a hospital in the city she once called home. A place she fled in fear years ago. Which means telling Dr. Lucas Bennett that the woman he's known all this time as a caring orphanage worker is really someone else. Someone with a very frightening past. And that the danger stalking all of them won't take Christmas Day off.
The Sheriff Who Found Christmas by Marie Ferrarella Now that Sheriff Garrett Tanner is guardian of his niece, Lani Chisholm is more determined than ever to get the sexy Scrooge into the holiday spirit. With a heart the size of Texas, the ex-big-city cop has more than enough love for Garrett and his little girl. And with some unexpected help from a tree hunt and a missing angel, a certain Western lawman just may discover his own Christmas miracle.... A Rancho Diablo Christmas by Tina Leonard Trading kisses under the mistletoe is not what brought Johnny Donovan to Rancho Diablo. After all, he's a diehard bachelor-and Jess St. John's the most undomesticated woman in New Mexico. Then why does the petite horse trainer fill Johnny with such heart-soaring holiday spirit? The plan was to outsmart the Callahan matchmakers. Only, now it's Johnny who's hankering to get Jess to say yes. What's a love-charmed Santa to do?
No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lieutenant Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. As the murders continue, Eve enters into an elite world of people searching for their one true love--and a killer searching for his next victim. A world where the power of love leads men and women into the ultimate act of betrayal...
HOT, HOT, HOT. Alex and Madison Stewart really want to go to Hawaii with their classmates this winter break. Their parents have a different idea - another family vacation. But this family vacation turns out to be anything but dull when Alex and Madison meet two cute boys and stumble onto one hot secret!
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Love! A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts. Anthology includes: This Time Next Year by Alison Kent; A Rare Gift by Jaci Burton; It's Not Christmas Without You by HelenKay Dimon; Mistletoe and Margaritas by Shannon Stacey.
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