A Cookie to Celebrate

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Life is short—celebrate with cookies!

Follow along with photograph-filled instructions: A Cookie to Celebrate is an instant cookie-baking classic, packed with 50 recipes, each gorgeously photographed and meticulously tested, along with dozens of decorating and packaging ideas. These inventive and inspired cookies will be perfect for sharing with your friends on Instagram—or for sharing with them in person!

Desserts made to impress at your next party: What sets A Cookie to Celebrate apart is the detailed instructions for gorgeous special occasion cookies, from birthdays to anniversaries to graduations. These cookies are edible ornaments, perfect for the holidays, resulting in a cook book like no other. Because the recipes are easy to scale up or down, they’re great for cookie exchanges, gift-giving, and just enjoying throughout the season.

Bake professional-tasting cookies right at home: Jana Douglass is the founder of Jana Lee's Bake Shop, a luxury bake shop specializing in decorated cut-out sugar cookies for special events and celebrations. In A Cookie to Celebrate, she shares her baking expertise along with dozens of recipes for these delicious desserts. From a veteran baker and recipe developer, each cookie in this collection is guaranteed to be a stand-out, and destined to become your new classic.

Reimagined recipes and exciting new treats: A Cookie to Celebrate is filled with reimagined favorites like Sugar Cookies and Sandwich Cookies—confections decorated for every season and reason. Or try something new with lemon-flavored icing for spring, ice cream cone cookies in summer, a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern cookie in the fall, or hot coco cookies in winter.

A Cookie to Celebrate is full of cookie baking tips, recipes, and presentation ides. With Jana’s cook book, you will discover:

  • How to expertly roll, cut, and bake your cookie dough
  • Helpful tools for coloring and piping icing
  • Creative ways to spice up classic desserts—or try something new!
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Badass Affirmations

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A funny, inspirational banquet of delicious bon mots, quips, and unforgettable one-liners from movie stars, musicians, politicians, and women writers. Sometimes shocking, always entertaining, everyone from Rihanna to Rosie to Dr. Ruth to Margaret Atwood weighs in on the meaning of life with badass women wit and timeless wisdom.

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Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism

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Relationships ─ expectations vs. reality

Planet Prudence comics: A top online illustrator, Prudence ""Planet Prudence"" Geerts, presents her take on the struggles of adulting and finding your own voice.

Funny comics: Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism is the debut collection from Prudence Geerts. Brand new, never before seen strips bundled with all the best Planet Prudence comics. This book will make you laugh at the awkward moments we all go through as we learn to be functioning adults in society, in an effort to make the world a better place.

Feminism, single life, and relationships: We all think: “Am I the only one who acts like this? Am I the only one who goes through this moment in life?” Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism shows you that you’re not. It laughs with you at the struggles we’re going through as we fight for equal pay, respect and realistic role models.

Filled with love, laughter and food, Bad at Adulting, Good at Feminism helps us realize that we’re all not so different afterall."

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Embracing the Awkward

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From First Day of School to First Dance

Who are you? Young adults struggle with lots of issues; finishing up school, finding a career, finding a partner to be with and most importantly figuring out who they are. But who are you? That can often be an overwhelming question to ask, especially when you feel like the people all around you have it figured out and you’re just falling behind them. In fact, you may even have questions that you would NEVER feel comfortable talking to other people about for fear of being judged or even rejected by them. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to navigate life alone, in fact there’s so much untapped potential in you that the world has yet to see.

Realize your potential: It can be hard to see the potential we have to do really wonderful things in this world. Figuring out how to make friends, develop relationships and to be confident is a step-by-step process. Now help is available in Embracing the Awkward, written by the popular teen-advice-YouTuber, The Josh Speaks. This down-to-earth guide will help you feel comfortable taking small steps towards being somebody great. In this book Josh walks through the step-by-step process for sorting out the confusion around teen questions. This isn’t another dry instructional book written by a boring adult who is disconnected from the millennial reality, it’s a guide, a workbook, an empowering step towards trying things out, discovering who you are and truly becoming your best self.

Embracing the Awkward gives teens materials for developing their own unique style of speaking and engaging with others.The book contains workbook elements for each chapter that offer a step-by-step checklist of activities to follow, along with examples of things to say, topics to talk about and ways to lead into situations. Also, it contains infographics that show how to:

  • approach people
  • determine when you’ve hit the point of highest attraction
  • lead into conversations with groups of people

    The book covers topics like making strong friendships in school, approaching your crushes and asking them out, dealing with failure and rejection, and maintaining your family relationships. This book will help you build upon the skills you have deep inside of you so you can structure your life and shake the world around you by truly being somebody great.

    Chapter topics include:

     

  • Feeling comfortable in your school environment
  • Updating your style and look so you feel confident
  • Deciding on a person who’s worth getting to know
  • Having a conversation with someone you like
  • Avoiding getting friend zoned
  • How to deal with rejection
  • Techniques for becoming popular and gaining respect
  • Handling your parents getting involved in your dating life
  • The different methods of asking someone out
  • Figuring out what you can do on a first date and beyond
  • Maintaining a long distance relationship
  • What it takes to be a good partner in a relationship
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Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance

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#1 Amazon New Release ─ Resistance Crafts

Craftivism can be your voice of resistance: Craftivism is a non-threatening form of activism that gives people a voice when they feel voiceless and power where they feel powerless. It is an international movement for our time and noted Craftivism expert Sayraphim Lothian has put together the first-ever tutorial book on craftivism.

In Guerilla Kindness: artist, scholar, activist, and YouTube art teacher Sayraphim Lothian gives you an introduction to the art of craftivism, and provides a brief history of creative resistance. This master craftivist shows you how to make and use various crafts for political and protest purposes including:

  • Embroidery
  • Cross stitch
  • Knitting
  • Stenciling
  • Decoupage
  • Stamping
  • and much more

Join us in the Craftivism movement: Craftivism is a growing worldwide movement in which handcrafted works are being used to highlight political issues, creatively engage in activism, and encourage change in the world. Craftivists employ their works to open a space for people to be introduced to issues and to broaden the discussion surrounding them. While it might seem that this most colorful movement began recently, creative resistance has been with us for centuries around the globe, and craftivism and makers stating their mind through the medium of art is here to stay.

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You Can Be A Winning Writer

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Praised as “the clearest roadmap to success,” the 4 Cs system has yielded spectacular results for CEOs and doctors, college professors and MFAs, playwrights, and poets. For over ten years, Ms. Gelfand has presented the 4 Cs at conferences and book festivals, libraries and college lecture halls igniting writer’s enthusiasm. From the first draft to a marketable piece, the 4 Cs explores the writer’s inner and outer worlds making the argument for community as a key element to becoming a winning writer. Advice on building a fan base is followed by “Confidence,” a frank exploration of the blocks that keep manuscripts locked in the drawer. With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy and real-world anecdotes, the 4cs guidance and wisdom will inspire and encourage writers at any stage of their career. Including an appendix on post-publication strategies, essential resources and a directory of useful organizations, “You Can Be a Winning Writer” covers the landscape of becoming a successful author.

What you’ll learn inside this book:

  • •How to structure a plan for success that works for you
  • Discover new publishing resources
  • Unravel the ‘self-publish’ or ‘agent’ dilemma
  • How to ‘fire on all burners’ – craft, commitment, community and confidence
  • How to stick with your dream when all roads are blocked
  • What it means to be ‘a friend to writers’
  • True stories of writer’s process, failures, and setbacks
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