The Crafty Gardener

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100 Ideas, Crafts and How-tos for Gardeners

Fans of Square Foot GardeningFloret Farm's Cut Flower GardenWelcome to the Farm, and Compact Farms will love The Crafty Gardener.

Awakening the gardener in all of us: Gardening allows us to live in a much more human way, grounded in nature and connected to Mother Earth and all she provides. Even if your garden is just a hanging basket of cherry tomatoes or a windowsill filled with herb pots, you will still reap the benefits of gardening.

DIY crafting and gardening: Gardening adds pleasure to your life and gives you a sense of calm. With your garden, you are quite literally growing a bounty of blessings. Lifelong gardener and bestselling author Becca Anderson has put her love of crafting and of gardening together in this book of inspired DIY ideas.

More than a gardening book: Along with gardening tips and secrets for growing flowers, herbs and veggies, Anderson shares dozens of how-to's in this delightful guide on making candles, potpourri, bath salts, essential oils, floral waters, tinctures, liquors, pickles jams and even fountains, birdhouses and fairy doors. The perfect gift for any gardener!

Readers will learn:

  • Time-tested gardening secrets
  • How to garden in big and small spaces
  • Recipes for home-grown vegetables and fruits
  • How to preserve and ferment
  • How to make DIY garden decorations and fixtures
  • Anderson’s own gardening stories that will inspire, motivate, and lift the spirit

A gardening book filled with DIY projects, wisdom, and joy

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Designology

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Dr. Sally Augustin helps people design spaces that are much more than just clean or clutter-free--it helps them design spaces to support their deepest goals. It's a mind-opening new way of working with the space around us every day. A widely published Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Sally has produced work featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, The Guardian, Forbes, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Prevention, Salon, Self and more. She's a contributor both to the Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today, and her clients include Kohler, Sherwin-Williams, Intel, CPP, Inc. (owners of the Meyers-Briggs personality test), The American Society of Interior Designers, and more. Based on the insights of environmental psychology, Sally Augustin has developed a fascinating new concept of PlaceType, eight different patterns of human psychology that encode our response to surroundings. Like COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL, which enabled millions of women to instantly understand their "season" and chose the most flattering colors for makeup and fashion, DESIGNOLOGY gives readers the tools they need to instantly understand themselves and how to work with the world around them. DESIGNOLOGY cuts through the fads of clutter and cleaning books and delivers the clear, uncomplicated truth about why we respond to certain spaces in certain ways, and how we can use colors, scents, and other sensory experiences to create spaces that serve our real needs. Sally Augustin delivers straightforward action plans we need to develop places where we can live our best lives.
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The Going Green Handbook

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Easy, healthy, money-saving DIY ideas for a sustainable lifestyle

Inspired living for the environment: Make your footprint planet-positive. With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to living the green good life! Level up your eco-knowledge with these 52 creative ideas and easy ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home.

Grow organic, reduce waste, live toxin-free, and save money: Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small, simple changes and work your way up to raising chickens, planting a bee-friendly garden, and growing organic veggies instead of a high maintenance grass lawn. Also find easy composting tips and recipes for toxin-free homemade eco cleansers and paint.

A DIY handbook for all levels: Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year. The Going Green Handbook is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Use little, live big!

Readers will learn:

  • why we live the way we do and how we can become less wasteful and greener
  • tips, tricks and secrets for a self-sufficient sustainable home and lifestyle
  • starter garden tips for growing your own healthy food, fruit, veggies, and fresh herbs
  • how to save money by going green

Save money, be inspired, and go green with this helpful and easy handbook!

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The Starter Garden Handbook

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How to grow vegetables

Reduce your food budget, eat organic and be eco-friendly: Here in one pretty package is everything you need to know to have your garden and eat it, too! Inside, you'll find tips for greening up all areas of your garden. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas in The Starter Garden Handbook.

The Starter Garden Handbook: Start with small changes, like growing basic herbs, and work your way up to raising bees. Learn how to rise many kinds of vegetables and fruits, and get tips on composting weeds, clippings and leftovers so you have nutrient-rich soil. Whether you are at the green rookie level, eco-master or full-on gardening guru, you can learn to grow your own food and help the planet every week of the year with The Starter Garden Handbook.

If you're a fan of The Vegetable Gardener's Bible, you'll love The Starter Garden Handbook

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Love Earth Now

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Eco-mindfulness

How to combine environmentalism and spirituality to attain a state of eco-mindfulness and sustainable living

What can you do for the environment? Do you find yourself wondering what on Earth you can do about the very serious environmental challenges we face on our planet today? Do you worry there’s nothing any one person can do that will make a difference? Most people say that they would like to do something to make the world a better place, but they just don’t believe they have the time, energy, money or power to do anything that will make a real difference. Are you willing to devote 20 minutes a week to find out? Environmental activist Cheryl Leutjen has the planet’s back and is betting you do too. Her powerful book of inspired ideas and eco-mindfulness calls upon us all to Love Earth Now.

Conservation and sustainable living: Love Earth Now invites us to explore our own thoughts, feelings and to check in with internal guidance about the waste and negative environment impacts we see on a daily basis. While most of us can’t stop the Arctic icepack from melting, we can decide to make better choices like less packaging with our purchases, walking more and driving less, planting organic veggies in the front yard instead of a water-wasting lawn, and even going as green as possible at work and at home. Does your office lack a recycling and composting program? Do the research and start one yourself! Each chapter concludes with a “Diving In” section, a simple and immediate exercise, much like a guided meditation, to prompt us toward out own sustainable solutions.

Practice Eco-mindfulness: Eco-mindfulness moments provide the opportunity to reflect and discover that one thing we can do to make a difference today and for all our tomorrows. Author Cheryl Leutjen’s book of planetary self-help and eco-mindfulness is a deeply thoughtful and lucid look at the state of our “big blue marble,” our beautiful earth. It's also a sourcebook of direct actions ─ large and small ─ we can all take to ensure our children and their children’s children have a healthy future on this planet. Drawing from her experiences as an engineering geologist, environmental law attorney, small shop owner, and mindfulness practitioner, Cheryl also reminds us about the importance of simplicity. She points out how all our possessions and the constant shopping are no better for us than they are for the planet itself. They contribute to landfills and create a tech-tethered society that is increasingly isolated. Both helpful and hopeful, Love Earth Now is brimming with creative suggestions we can all try that will get us closer to a sustainable lifestyle, one day at a time.

What You’ll Learn Inside:

  • Discover your own path to living more earth-conscientiously
  • How to practice mindfulness exercises to help you discover your own eco-mindfulness
  • Discover what you have the time, talents and resources to do to care for Earth
  • Practice ways to process the news of extinctions, changing climate and environmental devastations in the world
  • Discover how to demonstrate your commitment to a more verdant, healthy, peaceful planet without making yourself crazy
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The Joy of Minimalism

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Minimalism and the simple life

It’s natural to love stuff! More than that, it’s natural to love your stuff. That notebook from 8th grade, your Disney VHS’, mismatched socks. They all have sentimental value…and they all take up space. Author and YouTuber, Zoey Arielle, opens up about her struggle with loving all the things in life we bring home. A hoarder in disguise, Arielle has mastered the tools needed to embrace simplicity and the minimalist philosophy.

Minimalism guide: Zoey Arielle Poulsen’s The Joy of Minimalism is the friendly guide you’ve been searching for as you embark on a life of simplicity. Life can stress anyone out. So, by embracing minimalism, you’ll be saying goodbye to stress and everything that you never needed anyway. Discover a greater focus and true freedom as you live your new life with a real sense of gratitude for everything and everyone around you.

Enjoy the simple life: In The Joy of Minimalism Poulsen shows you how to simplify the act of letting go while sharing her personal journey into this calmer sense of life. Beyond offering specific tips on transitioning, she also invites you to journal your new awakening. Minimalism is more than a movement or fad, it’s a sense of happiness and practice that will bring you closer to your true self.

The Joy of Minimalism teaches you to live better with less. You'll learn how to:

  • Rediscover the freedom of owning less
  • Embrace life and all the non-material things the world has to offer
  • Master your own personal style for organizing and decluttering
  • Celebrate your new life with a free mind
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Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Life

Organize your life: Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.

Declutter your way to happiness: Cassandra Aarssen is a Professional Organizer and creator of the successful blog and YouTube channel, ClutterBug. After struggling for years with chaos and clutter, Cassandra transformed her home and her life through organization. She now shares her favorite organizing tips, tricks and secrets in order to help others declutter their way to happiness. Cassandra’s debut book, Real Life Organizing has been inspiring families from all over the world to get control of their clutter and fall in love with their home all over again.

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Green Homekeeping

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Is your home a sustainable and eco-friendly environment?

Every decision you make during the day, both large and small, has an impact on the environment. Make your daily impact planet-positive.

Eco-friendly home: With the gentle guidance of eco-expert, Alice Mary Alvrez, you can start with baby steps and progress to an advanced eco-warrior! Start with these inspired ideas and the 52 simple ways to reduce your waste, eat organic, and keep toxins out of your home. Inside this helpful and hopeful guide, you'll find tips for greening up all the areas of your life. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas.

Help our planet: Start with small changes, like turning off the tap, and work your way up to raising chickens and composting your leftover food. Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can help the planet every week of the year.

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Cooking, Baking, and Making

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Cooking, Baking and Making ─ DIY recipes and DIY ideas for all seasons

DIY Ideas ─ DIY Recipes: From the creative mind of the Harried Housewife blog, comes a beautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and DIY ideas for the entire year! Cooking, Baking and Making - 100 Holiday Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For example:

  • Spring: Serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece
  • Summer: Delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters
  • Autumn: Bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri
  • Winter: Enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives

Ideas and Recipes for all seasons and a simpler time: Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The "Harried Housewife's Recipe Box" column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers.

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Plant-Powered Cooking

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• Forks Over Knives has become a worldwide movement encouraging people to eat more plants and forego meat; the book selling over a million copies with a popular film viewed by over 20 million • Much more than a cookbook, Alvrez’s book offers readers insight into why we eat the way we do • Filled with tips, tricks and secrets for a sustainable lifestyle so readers can go green • Starter garden tips for readers at any level so ditch the high-maintenance lawn and grow veggies, fresh herbs and eat food with the highest nutrient levels
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Tiny House Basics

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#1 Amazon Bestseller! ─ Tiny House Basics. The joy of tiny house living

Tiny house living is sustainable living: Tiny House Basics is an adventure in off grid living! In their debut book, tiny house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show you how you can join the revolution to downsize to small space living without giving up everything you hold dear. This is not about downsizing drastically, or giving up a lot of your necessities. They show you how your life still can be comfortable and entertaining in a tiny house living environment. This is about redefining what a house is and mastering organization, location and happiness. You can still keep your closet full and pantry stocked.

Tiny house living tips and tricks: As avid campers and off roaders, Shelley and Joshua present the best tips and tricks to help you enter the world of small space living. You will learn about:


  • How to maintain a good relationship in a small space
  • Practical downsizing for everyone
  • Small space living with pets
  • The pros and cons of off grid living and on grid living
  • How to make your small space feel big
  • Keeping your small space feeling fresh with practical storage solutions and design tips
  • Equipping your space for entertaining
  • Accordion/bi-fold style windows
  • How downsizing and simplifying your life will allow you more freedom and time
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Real Life Organizing

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• Social media numbers: • 119,385 subscribers • 13,267,530 views Articles: • http://clutterbug.me/category/podcast • https://www.pinterest.com/pin/480126010251846627/ • https://www.sparefoot.com/self-storage/blog/7525-decluttering-blogs-to-follow/ • https://www.mixcloud.com/bedroomradio/the-derek-releford-show-07122016-feat-cas-from-clutterbug/ • Website received 370,000 page views in the past 30 days • Fervor for decluttering and tidying up is at an all-time high • Author Cas Aarsen offers solutions for how we really live- most people have stuff, kids, pets and hobbies (we can’t all live in a minimalist zen temple) • Aarsen’s Clutterbug Organizing has a well-trafficked website, popular Youtube how-to series garnering tens of thousands of hits.
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Guilt Free & Green

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Learn new eco-friendly, sustainable living ideas from Terri Paajanen who has been successfully practicing green living on her 5 acres for the past 7 years Green living: More than just a guide, Guilt Free & Green offers planet positive alternatives and not just the obvious ones. This inspiring how-to book teaches you with easy-to-remember ideas that actually are practical and with money-saving ideas that make you want to live green and stay there. Readers are encouraged to use resources differently and to view the world in a new way. Guilt Free & Green is a truly great addition to the gotta-go-green genre. Sustainable living: Whether you have been an avid environmentalist for years or are just getting started, this book gives new and interesting ideas. Half the battle is changing your habits and getting your head around the idea of the change so that it actually happens. This book points to the wisdom of reducing consumption instead of "just" reusing and recycling. The emphasis is on improving quality of life while also making green changes.
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My Fairytale Wedding

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#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Extraordinary wedding on an ordinary budget

Desiree Siegfried-Hartsock, star of ABC’s The Bachelorette (2013 season), gives her best advice on how to have an extraordinary wedding, on an ordinary budget. In My Fairytale Wedding, Siegfried-Hartsock demystifies wedding planning and budgeting, offering super-practical tips on how to make your wedding a fabulous and memorable event. From small family weddings at home to breath-taking destination weddings, Siegfried-Hartsock guides you through everything you need for your dream wedding without breaking the bank.

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52 Simple Ways To Be Vegetarian and Cruelty-Free

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Level up your Veggie life with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your footprint, eat organics, and maintain an animal-friendly lifestyle. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for great recipes, shopping and cooking techniques for every mealtime. Learn surprising facts about the impact of meat and animal products on the environment and how even small do-it-yourself ideas lead to real impact. Begin with small changes, and transition all meat out of your diet. You can be meat-free every day of the year with 52 Simple Ways To Go Vegetarian.
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52 Simple Ways to Be Vegan

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Level up your animal-kind life with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your food budget, eat organics, and keep your diet super vegan-friendly. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for ditching animal-based products at every mealtime. Learn surprising facts about the impact of meat and animal products on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small changes, like reducing your meat intake, and work your way up to replacing eggs, dairy, and even leather clothing. You can be cruelty-free every day of the year with 52 Simple Ways To Go Vegan.
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