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Perfection is overrated Popular blogger and self-taught decorator Myquillyn Smith The Nester is all about embracing reality especially when it comes to decorating a home bursting with boys pets and all the unpredictable messes of life In The Nesting Place Myquillyn shares the secrets of decorating for real people and it has nothing to do with creating a flawless look to wow your guests It has everything to do with embracing the natural imperfection and chaos of daily living Drawing on her years of experience creating beauty in her 13 different homes Myquillyn will show you how to think differently about the true purpose of your home and simply and creatively tailor it to reflect you and your unique style without breaking the bank or stressing over comparisons Full of easy tips simple steps and practical advice The Nesting Place will give you the courage to take risks with your home and transform it into a place that s inviting and warm for family and friends There is beauty in the lived-in and loved-on and just-about-used-up Myquillyn says and welcoming that imperfection wholeheartedly just might be the most freeing thing you ll ever do
For the first time the go-to wedding website The Knot has compiled all their essential planning tools and dozens of new ideas into this beautiful wedding organizer Inside you will find Detailed timelines and worksheets for scheduling and budgeting Planning and money-saving tips on everything from the dress to the music to the reception decor 8 tabbed dividers packed with visual inspiration including more than 100 color photos of centerpieces table settings favors and more A perforated color swatch page for mixing and matching your own wedding palette Extensive information on choosing your vendors including checklists of key questions to ask Ideas for the twenty-first-century bride including how to use online tools and mobile for maximum convenience Pockets for collecting inspiring tearsheets important contracts and business cards Removable stickers on the front spine and back so you can make the binder your ownThe Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner Organizer is an indispensable resource and a lovely keepsake after the meaningful joyful and customized celebration you re sure to have
A necessary resource for anyone interested in alternative approaches to healing this book contains more than 600 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments and aromatherapy
You have what it takes Did you ever wonder what you can do with all of those LEGO bricks after you have created the project they came with Now with The LEGO Ideas Book you can take what you already have and make something new The book is divided into six themed chapters transportation buildings space kingdoms adventure and useful makes each with basic templates of key models and spreads to inspire you to create your own Hints and tips from Master Builders can help you turn your classic car into a race car or add a bridge to your castle Don t be concerned if you haven t got all the bricks you need this book also shows how to simplify details making this a great user-friendly guide for any building ability Featuring all-new LEGO building projects tips to supplement and enhance your LEGO creations inspirational builds and expert advice from LEGO Master Builders The LEGO Ideas Book will keep kids of all ages creating for hours
NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the IACP Julia Child First Book Award Named one of Cooking Light magazine s Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 YearsThe long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen home cook photographer and celebrated food blogger Deb Perelman loves to cook She isn t a chef or a restaurant owner she s never even waitressed Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was at least at first for special occasions and too often an unnecessarily daunting venture Deb found herself overwhelmed by the number of recipes available to her Have you ever searched for the perfect birthday cake on Google You ll get more than three million results Where do you start What if you pick a recipe that s downright bad So Deb founded her award-winning blog Smitten Kitchen on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure and that the results of your labor can and should be delicious every time Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks just bad recipes She has dedicated herself to creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for the everyday cook And now with the same warmth candor and can-do spirit her blog is known for Deb presents her first cookbook more than 100 recipes almost entirely new plus a few... favorites from the site all gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her beautiful color photographs The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is all about approachable uncompromised home cooking Here you ll find better uses for your favorite vegetables asparagus blanketing a pizza ratatouille dressing up a sandwich cauliflower masquerading as pesto These are recipes you ll bookmark and use so often they become your own recipes you ll slip to a friend who wants to impress her new in-laws and recipes with simple ingredients that yield amazing results in a minimum amount of time Deb tells you her favorite summer cocktail how to lose your fear of cooking for a crowd and the essential items you need for your own kitchen From salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes or a full meal to savory tarts and galettes from Mushroom Bourguignon to Chocolate Hazelnut Crepe Cake Deb knows just the thing for a Tuesday night or your most special occasion more
Ree Drummond accidental country girl award-winning blogger Food Network personality and 1 New York Times bestselling author presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks A Year of Holidays a fantastic collection of recipes photos and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts brunches lunches dinners parties deliveries and feasts accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos Filled with creative and flavorful ideas for intimate dinners group gatherings and family meals The Pioneer Woman Cooks A Year of Holidays includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes with nineteen recipes for Thanksgiving alone helping home cooks create a variety of delights Whip up a Resolution Smoothie on New Year s Day Whiskey BBQ Sliders and Dr Pepper Cupcakes for The Big Game Glazed Ham for Easter Watermelon Sangria for a sizzling Fourth of July cookout and perfect Popcorn Balls on Halloween For Christmas Ree includes special homemade treats including Caramel Apple Rolls Christmas Rum Cake and a selection of smile-inducing cookies perfect for Christmas deliveries to family and friends Enjoy holidays all year round Pioneer Woman style
Claim the beauty of your unique authentic expression Break free of your comfort zone sharpen your senses to perceive the world around you and find happiness in play On this painterly journey Tracy Verdugo leads you from self-doubt to self-appreciation by helping you find your voice through a myriad of vibrantly-hued mark making painting and self-reflection techniques There are no mistakes here only opportunities to learn and grow Learn the language of your own sacred marks by painting with personal symbology Discover the inspiration that exists around you in your home your community the present moment 19 step-by-step exercises use popular mixed media materials such as pastels acrylic paints inks and more See how to use art making to plant creative seeds and cultivate your wildest dreams Turn on your Paint Mojo and make an awesome shiny perfectly imperfect mark of you
A New York Times BestsellerSake began with a grain of rice Scotch emerged from barley tequila from agave rum from sugarcane bourbon from corn Thirsty yet In The Drunken Botanist Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs flowers trees fruits and fungi that humans have through ingenuity inspiration and sheer desperation contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled a few are dangerous some are downright bizarre and one is as ancient as dinosaurs--but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history This fascinating concoction of biology chemistry history etymology and mixology--with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners--will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party from the catalog
55 playful experiments that encourage tinkering curiosity and creative thinking from the creator of Tinkerlab com hands-on activities that explore art science and more For children two and up Kids are natural tinkerers They experiment explore test and play and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments They don t see lines between disciplines rather they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring This book is about creative experiments in all fields that help kids explore the world Children gravitate toward sensory experiences playing with slime figuring out how things work taking toys apart and testing the limits of materials mixing a tray of paint together until it makes a solid mass of brown They re not limited by their imaginations and a wooden spoon can become a magic wand as quickly as a bag of pom-poms can become a hot bowl of soup This book is about helping parents and teachers of babies toddlers and preschoolers understand and tap into this natural energy with engaging kid-tested easy-to-implement projects that value process over product The creative experiments shared in this book foster curiosity promote creative and critical thinking and encourage... tinkering--mindsets that are important to children growing up in a world that values independent thinking In addition to offering a host of activities that parents and teachers can put to use right away this book also includes a buffet of recipes magic potions different kinds of play dough silly putty and homemade butter and a detailed list of materials to include in the art pantry more
This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history the brightest and best the most notorious and the endearingly everyday Entries include a transcript of the letter a short contextual introduction and in 100 cases a captivating facsimile of the letter itself The artfulness of Shaun Usher s eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery Mordant hilarious poignant enlightening surprise rewards each turn of the page Colorfully illustrated with photographs portraits and relevant artworks this handsome hardcover is a visual treat too making Letters of Note an utterly distinctive gift and an instant classic