Growing Flowers

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July is a Picnic in the Park

Learn How to Grow Flowering Plants

“Anyone wanting to get started with a flower garden will find plenty of expert guidance here.” ―Publishers Weekly

#1 Best Seller in Annual Flowers Gardening, Bulb Flower Gardening, and Perennial Gardening.

In the mountains of Asheville, NC, Niki Irving’s boutique flower farm grows specially cut, mountain-fresh flowers with sustainable, natural practices. Now, she brings her organic gardening techniques to your home, helping you grow, harvest, and arrange lush, seasonally inspired flowers.

Revel in flowering plants. This beautifully photographed book features simple, and engaging know-how enabling you to grow, harvest, and arrange a cutting garden of flowers. An instructional guide to gardening for beginners or if you’re looking to hone your botanical skills, Growing Flowers teaches everything from caring for a cut flower garden to making simple-yet-gorgeous flower arrangements and botanical bouquets.

An indispensable gardening guide for homebody horticulturists and floral foragers. A flower book with a whimsical twist, Growing Flowers is a go-to reference for those new to herb and flower gardening. Discover flower arranging techniques using blooms, greenery, and even artichokes, vines and berries. Learn about tools of the trade. Get down and dirty with dirt, seasonal rotation, starting from seeds and/or seedlings, and more.

Inside find:

  • Explanations of soil types and soil preparations
  • A list of seasonal flowers such as peonies or garden roses for the spring and sunflowers and dahlias for the summer and fall
  • Basic knowledge to create flower bouquets that include things like sprigs of greenery and even attractive weeds

Growing Flowers is a wonderful addition to any collection of garden books. If you’re looking for gardening gifts for gardeners or enjoy flowering plant books and flower books like Floret Farms Cut Flower Garden book, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers, or The Flower Gardener's Bible, you’ll love Growing Flowers.

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Cocktails, Mocktails, and Garnishes from the Garden

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July is a Picnic in the Park

Botany for Bartenders

“Cocktails, Mocktails and Garnishes from the Garden is perfect for stirring things up and taking your drinks to a new level.” —The Two Classy Chics

#1 New release in Garnishing Meals, and Food Science

Step inside a bartender’s apothecary, forage for garnishes, and craft some of the most popular cocktails, mocktails, and beverages. This beautifully photographed compendium of craft cocktails includes examples of garnishes and interesting ingredients to give any drink a botanical twist.

The go-to reference for classic and modern cocktail recipes. Whether it’s adding a basil sprig or infusing gin with peaches; Cocktails, Mocktails and Garnishes from the Garden gives you the ability to make classic cocktails and the confidence to craft innovative concoctions. Alongside recipes of some of the most popular cocktails come new-fangled libations, non-alcoholic equivalents, and instructions to create gorgeous garnishes.

Creating your very own herb bar and garnish garden for craft cocktails. A cocktail recipe book from the wild; Cocktails, Mocktails and Garnishes from the Garden features examples of garnishes and general know-how. With a reference guide of herbal and floral flavors that complement different spirits, and details about what to plant and how to grow your very own herb bar, you can craft cocktail recipes alongside nature.

Inside, learn about herbs and their uses as well as:

  • General instructions on creating a garnish garden
  • The difference between a high ball and a coupe glass
  • Which bar tools are “must haves” for a home cocktail set-up

If you enjoyed books like The Drunken BotanistThe Wildcrafting BrewerShrubs, or Beautiful Booze, then you’ll love Cocktails, Mocktails and Garnishes from the Garden.

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The Herbal Healing Handbook

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Plants, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy as Natural Remedies

“Trust your intuition, go with your instincts, and listen to your heart. By following these three simple guidelines, you’ll be able to craft healing, and more importantly, meaningful and inspired ideas to enrich your life.” ―Arin Murphy-Hiscock, author of The Herbal Alchemist's Handbook

The Herbal Healing Handbook is a spiritual guidebook for using plants, essential oils, aromatherapy, and other natural elements to treat ailments and help prevent illness.

Heal the natural way. In her latest work, bestselling author Cerridwen Greenleaf shares the healing power of plants, roots, herbs, essential oils, aromatherapy, and all things natural remedies. If you are tired of automatically turning to chemical treatments, or just want to have more plant-based care options, The Herbal Healing Handbook is the book for you.

Draw upon ancient knowledge. While health care debates rage all around us, one way to take good care of yourself and your loved ones is with the “kitchen cabinet cures” in this book. When our great grandmothers needed to attend to the cuts, bruises, colds, flu’s fevers and other illnesses their family suffered, they didn't have a corner drugstore. Instead, these wise women relied on simple wisdom, common sense, and pantries well stocked with herbal remedies. These preparations were made from plants that grew in the kitchen garden or wild weeds gathered outside. The Herbal Healing Handbook combines the wisdom of our elders with a modern kitchen herbalist’s sensibility.

In The Herbal Healing Handbook you will:

  • Learn about natural remedies you can DIY
  • Treat inflammation and pain
  • Build energy
  • Improve your attitude and mindset
  • Gain key knowledge about plants, roots, essential oils and aromatherapy

If you enjoyed Natural Medicinal Books like The Healing Power of Essential Oils, Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine, or The Green Witch, you’ll love The Herbal Healing Handbook.

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The Declutter Challenge

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Clutterbug

From the Host of HGTV’s HOT MESS HOUSE

#1 Best Seller in Home Improvement & Decorating, Journaling, and Personal Time Management

A guided decluttering journal. Life happens to the best of us, whether we were born with messy tendencies or not. Messes find their way into our homes and lives and we can’t seem to find the strength or time to tackle them. That’s where this motivational guided journal by decluttering guru Cassandra Aarssen comes in.

Tested methods that work. Cas Aarssen wasn’t always an organization expert. She climbed out of years of cluttered living and transformed her home and her life through organization. In this self-help journal, Cas guides you through favorite tips and tricks that she used to declutter her home and find her way to a more organized and peaceful life.

Pages and pages of decluttering and organizational tools. This interactive journal is designed to help you declutter your home and life through mindfulness and self-motivation. Learn how to navigate the chaos of clutter by taking the time to understand yourself and the underlying meaning behind your clutter. Filled with inspiration and open-ended questions, The Declutter Challenge journal guides you onto the path to a clean and clutter-free home.

Make downsizing a reality. The Declutter Challenge helps you to work through both the emotional and the physical clutter in your life. Explore your thoughts and feelings about your belongings and discover the knowledge and strength to let go of excess.

Take a look inside this life-changing guided journal and find…

  • Insights into goal setting
  • Supportive prompts and writing exercises that encourage self-refection and understanding
  • How to achieve short-term tasks that need to get done or the long-term dreams that you yearn to fulfill

Read Cas Aarssen’s other bestselling home organizing books, Real Life OrganizingCluttered Mess to Organized Success, and The Clutter Connection.

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Real Estate Rescue

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Find Success in the Real Estate Market

“Tracy has nailed all the critical check-offs for successful buying or selling. It's a game changer for our industry." —Mauricio Umansky, founder/CEO of The Agency

#1 Bestseller in Moving & Relocation

Top residential real estate agent Tracy McLaughlin reveals how buyers and sellers can get the best price possible—by understanding how the real estate market really works.

Buying and selling houses. Because most people only enter the real estate market once a decade or less, few really know how it works. The housing market elicits a lot of emotions, from excitement to anxiety. Oftentimes, this blinds us to the realities of how the market actually works. Tracy McLaughlin is here to help. From those buying their first home to sellers with some experience, this book is packed with essential advice.

A roadmap for buyers and sellers. In nearly all real estate sales, buyers and sellers leave behind thousands―or even hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars―on the table. As frightening as this reality is, it continually happens because one simple decision, among the countless made during the entire process, can greatly impact the outcome of the transaction.

Bridging the gap between information and expertise. Buyers and sellers have greater access to information and even the ability to direct the sales process, but most people still lack a key aspect: expertise. By presenting an inside view on sales, McLaughlin provides a guide for optimizing the sale and purchase of homes.

Inside find:

  • Detailed guidelines for how to save money and make money
  • Advice for finding the right real estate agent
  • The real estate for dummies book every home buyer or seller needs

If you’ve looked for guidance in books such as Dream Home, Nolo’s Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, or Home Buying Kit For Dummies, then you’ll find more of what you’re looking for in Real Estate Rescue by Tracy McLaughlin.

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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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#1 New Release in Design and Decorating ─ Align With Design

Create spaces at home and work that align with your personality type and support your goals with this comprehensive science-based guide.

Discover a new paradigm: Are you an adventurer or a visionary? A maveric or a maven? Designology makes design personal through author Sally Augustin’s 8 personality “Placetypes” that characterize the different ways we can relate to the space around us.

Personalize everything: What color should you paint your child’s bedroom? How do shapes and patterns influence how you think in a space? How do room dimensions influence you psychologically? Designology answers all these questions and more with practical how-to advice and real-world examples sure to help make your house a happier place to be.

Move forward with your design projects: Bust through the design paralysis that affects so many by applying verified science-based insights. Designology will help you regain control of your design-related efforts with suggestions customized to your personality and space-related needs.

Find out what really matters: Designology teaches you how smells, textures, and other factors in your home influence your happiness. It shows you how your personality and ideal design styles are really related.

Readers will learn about:

  • How to sound-scape a place whether they need to concentrate or think creatively
  • How to use scents in their home to help their family feel healthier
  • What to read into their spouse’s desktop landscape
  • How to use paint to make their living room feel more comfortable
  • And much more!

Take on your intimidating design tasks with confidence using this practical, personalizable how-to guide.

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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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Creating Luminous Spaces

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On Interior Design, Biophilic Design, and the Five Elements of Feng Shui

“It will change the way you think, how you view your surroundings, and how you live." ―Dr. Eva Selhub, author of Your Brain on Nature and Your Health Destiny

#1 Bestseller in Interior Design, Lighting

Ancient and global modern design come together in this down-to-earth workbook and guide for home interiors.

Fun with feng shui. The Five Elements of feng shui refer to an ancient Chinese system that brings the cycles and benefits of nature to your home interior. Part spiritual growth workbook and part treatise on the power of nature, Creating Luminous Spaces brings an energy boost to home interior design.

Nature’s elements (of style). Discover which of nature’s elements represents your energy. Should you enhance your home with natural light or a fishbowl? New organizational habits or tall, vertical lines? Featuring practical exercises, meditations, and real stories about clients and students, as you embark on this mind-body-spirit connection with your home, you’ll find out how:

  • Indoor lighting and lighting design can strengthen the fire element
  • Organizational behavior is influenced by the metal element
  • Space planning with plants nourishes the wood element

If you have read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpFeng Shui that Makes Sense, or The Holistic Home, and are ready to create a home-life balance and incorporate feng shui into your life, then you’ll love Creating Luminous Spaces.

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Love Earth Now

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Reach a State Sustainable Living and Eco-Mindfulness

Winner 2018 Silver Nautilus Book Award and #1 New Release in Eco-Mindfulness

Love Earth Now invites us to explore our thoughts and feelings about the waste and negative environment impacts we see daily. Author Cheryl Leutjen draws from her experience as an engineering geologist, environmental law attorney, small shop owner, and mindfulness practitioner to help put you on a path to sustainable living and environmental consciousness.

Merge environmentalism and spirituality. Do you find yourself wondering what on Earth you can do about the serious environmental challenges we face? Do you worry there’s nothing any one person can do to make a difference? Most people say 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 to 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.

Get closer to a sustainable lifestyle, one day at a time.  All our possessions and 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 ideas we can all try.

Practice Eco-mindfulness. Cheryl’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.

If you enjoyed books such 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste or Simple Acts to Save Our Planet, you'll love the award-winning Love Earth Now.

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The Joy of Minimalism

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Minimalism and the Simple Life

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. 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. 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

If you have read hoarding and decluttering books such as Decluttering at the Speed of LifeWhat Your Clutter is Trying to Tell You, or The Clutter Connection, you will love The Joy of Minimalism.

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Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook

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Clutterbug

Host of HGTV’s HOT MESS HOUSE

# 1 Best Seller in Home Improvements Reference, Guided Journals, Small Homes & Cottages, and Small Spaces

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.

Also read Cas Aarssen's other best selling home organizing books, The Clutter Connection and The Declutter Challenge.

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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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The Perfect Guide to Little Space Living

#1 Best Seller in Small Homes & Cottages

"Joshua and Shelley get you thinking about what you can do to live a little simpler, even if you’re not building a tiny house."―Mario Soto, Tiny House MD. 

With this tiny homes idea book, learn how to redefine what a house is and master organization, location, and happiness to make the best of your little space. 

You’ll want to live in a mini house after reading this book. Tiny House Basics is an adventure in off-grid living. In their debut book, mini house living experts Shelley and Joshua Engberg show how you can join the revolution to downsize without giving up everything you hold dear. As avid campers and off roaders, together they help you enter the world of comfortable and entertaining small spaces. 

Learn the best tips and tricks to owning tiny homes. Whether it’s cottage-style small houses or a mini getaway house, Tiny House Basics makes tiny house plans practical and accessible. With advice easily applicable to any small home, including spaces like apartments and studios, this micro living book turns any little space into the mini house of your dreams.

Inside, find advice on small home interior design and learn:

  • How to maintain a good relationship in a little space 
  • The pros and cons of off-grid living and on-grid living 
  • How to make your small space feel big 
  • Practical storage solutions and design tips 
  • Small space living with pets 

If you’re looking for ways to ramp up your little space, coffee table books for tiny homes, or small modern house gifts—like Tiny House Designing, Building, & LivingSmall Space Style; or The Little Book of Living Small—then you will love Tiny House Basics.

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Real Life Organizing

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Clutterbug

An Organized Home for Today’s Busy Person

"Real Life Organizing is a real solution to the clutter challenges we all face.” ―Peter Walsh, New York Times best-selling author and organization expert

#1 Best Seller in Do-It-Yourself Improvements, Small Spaces, and Decorating & Furnishings

Clutter-Free solutions for keeping an organized home in just 15 minutes a day from the host of HGTV’s HOT MESS HOUSE

Create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget. Learn how to organize your home, simplify life and have more time for things you love. Organizational expert Cassandra ‘Cas’ Aarssen, the guru from YouTube’s ClutterBug channel, reveals her tips, tricks and secrets to a clean and clutter free home in just 15 minutes a day.

Simplify your life. In Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps to create a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home. You don’t have to get rid of all of your things, be a yoga loving minimalist, or radically change your lifestyle or personality. The truth is you do not need to actually be an organized person to live like an organized person.

Organized home. Through years of experience as an industry expert, Cas has uncovered easy and inexpensive tips, tricks and solutions that allow her to maintain a clean, organized and functional home with minimal effort. After you’ve read Real Life Organizing, you too will be able to live a more organized life without having to give up your sanity.

In Real Life Organizing learn how to:

  • Create a Household Management Binder
  • Make a “Kids Cupboard” in your kitchen
  • Create an IN/OUT system
  • Organize paperwork based on your unique style
  • Create a Kitchen Command Center
  • Organize your holidays with a gift closet
  • Build a great toy organizing system

Also read Cas Aarssen's other best selling home organizing books, Cluttered Mess to Organized Success, The Clutter Connection, and The Declutter Challenge.

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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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