Fighting for Our Lives

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True story of survival

Mother and unborn child beat cancer through faith and determination

One of the truly remarkable stories of faith and determination: At age 29, Heather Choate was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was ten weeks pregnant with her sixth child. Her unborn baby became victim to the fast-spreading and highly dangerous cancer in Heather’s body that already spread to her lymph nodes. Doctors told her she needed to abort her baby to save her life. Heather told them, “I’d rather die than take the life of my baby.” Heather and her husband set out to find a way to save both mother and baby. The journey pushed them to the fringes of their stamina, tested the strength of their familial relationships and found them clinging to their faith like it was the last bit of thread on a lifeline.

Reading true stories of survival may change your life: We all have unexpected adversity in life. It’s those things that we think “will never happen to us.” It could be the loss of job, the birth of a special needs child, the downturn of the economy or an unexpected health challenge. Most of us would easily crumble under such circumstances, but Heather found that its not about what happens to you, its about what you do with it. You don’t have to almost die, to learn how to live and Heather shows us how. Despite adversity, nearly impossible challenges can be met, families can be strengthened and faith can sustain even the most desperate souls on their journey. She brings her role as cancer warrior into the real lives of readers, addressing topics that affect them most: dealing with doubt and insecurity, discovering who they really are, renewing their passion, negotiating family strife, releasing relentless regrets, succeeding against temptation, weathering their worst fears, pressing on against fatigue and illness, uprooting bitterness and more. Fighting for Our Lives will take you on a journey of self-examination and appreciation of the beauties of today, and the book could actually change your life.

What you'll learn in Fighting for Our Lives:

  • Don’t just survive challenges, thrive through them
  • How to use your power of choice, because it’s not what happens to you that matters, its what you do about it
  • Practical ways that faith sustains and strengthens
  • How to deal with doubt and insecurity
  • Best ways to release negativity and find forgiveness
  • How to trust your inner voice
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Vegans Save the World

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• Vegan cooking is the single biggest trend in the last three years, even Oprah is “veganish” • Features original recipes that make it easy for busy people to incorporate vegan meals in their lifestyle, even ones you can make ahead for the week- easy freezy! • 41% of Americans ate less meat in 2015 and the number of vegans jumped to 7% • This book is packed with practical steps and detailed information about how cattle, meat and chicken industries are extremely bad for the planet, the animals and not so good for people either as well as wisdom for “vegan” fashion and greening your home. • Forewordist, Elise Collins and author Alvrez are longtime pals who have taught together and will do workshops, events, demos and tastings for a West Coast “Vegans Save the World Tour.”
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Writing Ourselves Whole

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? Jen Cross founded WritingOurselvesWhole.org ten years ago, a safe space for survivors to process, create and mend. ? The methodology espoused by Jen Cross provides a ?fast track to healing? ? Author Cross holds workshops at Stanford University, Wesleyan University, the University of California at Davis, Dartmouth College, the University of California at San Francisco, Brown University, Goddard College, the University of Oregon at Eugene, Evergreen State University, Southern Oregon University, Pacific School of Religion, Art Institute of San Francisco; ? Jen Cross will tour college campuses with the release of the book ? Organizations that hold Writing Ourselves Whole workshops include: he Power of Words/Transformative Language Arts annual conference; the Femme Conference; Survivorship and the Survivorship annual conference; San Francisco Women Against Rape; Bay Area Women Against Rape; Community United Against Violence; San Francisco PRIDE; the UCSF Med Center?s Art for Recovery Program; Centers for Sex and Culture; UCSF Office of Medical Education program; Transformative Language Arts, Network, Good Vibrations, Litquake, Incest Survivors Network, and many more.
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Backwards and in Heels

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? Malone has over 1 million views on YouTube ? TedTalk #GirlsinFilm has been seen over 25,000 times ? Gender Inequality in Film by the numbers: o In the top 500 movies of all time: 70% of all speaking roles go to men // 2 to 1 ratio of nudity // teenage females depicting nudity has risen by 33% since 2007 ? The gender gap for cinematic and film majors does not exsist. Women represent 51 percent of graduate students at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and 46 percent at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Social Media Numbers: Twitter - 40.2k (@aliciamalone) Instagram - 23.8k (@aliciamalone) Facebook - 10k (facebook.com/moviesaremyjam) YouTube - 21k (youtube.com/moviesaremyjam) Appears On: Screen Junkies YouTube - 5.7m subscribers Fandango MovieClips YouTube - 10m subscribers Clevver Movies YouTube - 1.3m subscribers HitFix Website - 7m unique/month, 27m page views/month Uproxx Website - 25.5m unique/month Speaking Engagements: TEDx Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk_5KQzstew Worthy Women conference - http://www.worthywomen.co/2016conference/ Savannah College of Art and Design students - https://twitter.com/SCADdotedu/status/790570860079898624 Connected To: Chris Stuckman - 768k YouTube subscribers Jeremy Jahns - 1.2m YouTube subscribers
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Deep Breaths

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Over 4 million registered births in 2015 Pearson’s channel has over 45,000 subscribers Daily interaction is over 5,000 impressions with a growth of 32% over the last 30 days ThreadMB called Michelle’s ability to navigate the cute and fun aspects of being a mom with the taboo topics of post-partum depression inspiring. 43% of moms say they turn to parenting websites, books or magazines for parenting advice. 21% feel that books in the market are dated and do not cover social media and postpartum depression with relevant information. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/12/17/parenting-in-america/
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Happy Healthy You

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A health and wellness toolkit

Health and wellness: Happy Healthy You is a multidisciplinary approach to reclaiming ultimate wellness. We are all so busy nowadays, and tackling all those to-do lists can leave us drained, worn down, and lacking energy. When you take a deeper look inside, you will also discover patterns, old habits, and past events blocking self-growth. Life coach extraordinaire KJ Landis helps identify how, why, and where we got stuck in the first place, and how we can utilize past trauma and drama as a springboard to becoming our most authentic, vibrant selves. As one of KJ's students enthuses, "She has taught me several tangible strategies to cope with stress...I am using KJ's simple techniques to achieve my lifelong health goals.'"

Stress relievers: Learn to lose the baggage and blame once and for all and step into your better self. KJ Landis herself is an exemplar of the practices she espouses. In her early career as a model, she masked years of abuse behind her beauty. Her journey to health and happiness is remarkable and truly inspiring. So many of us bury pieces of ourselves, never daring to become whole. Landis' work offers a path to wholeness for all. The variety of healing therapies and practices makes this book unique in its contribution to the self-help and wellness world. Each day, we are faced with an immense amount of daily stress. Over time, those stressors may build up to a really big deal in our lives, causing us to go into survival mode. When you are only surviving, you are not thriving. In addition to the day-to-day sources of stress, many of us are exposed to major issues such as neglect, loneliness, abandonment issues, sexual abuse, grieving after loss, breakups, workplace challenges, environmental disasters, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. KJ Landis tackles all the blocks to wellness with excellent practical tools for overcoming and recovering.

Inside this book you will learn:

  • the origin of how we remain "stuck" in our lives
  • how to use The Negative Thought Pot to rid ourselves of self-deprecating beliefs
  • how hormones and epigenetics affect mental and physical wellness
  • the role of nutrition in every aspect of our health
  • therapeutic movement as a modality in healing
  • the power of self-care through restorative practices
  • and much, much more!
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Les 7 Habitudes des Enfants Heureux

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Un best-seller du grand auteur américain, Sean Covey : Pour l’estime de soi, la motivation, et la réussite des enfants

Éveil et éducation: Dans Les 7 habitudes des enfants heureux, Sean Covey raconte des histoires joyeusement illustrées pour partager une philosophie et une pédagogie positive qui ont fait leurs preuves dans l’éveil et l’éducation des jeunes enfants de sa famille.

Vivre dans le bonheur: Les amis des Sept Chênes ne s’ennuient jamais. Que ce soit en chantant accompagné de l’harmonica de Pic-Pic "Pokey" Hérisson or en jouant au football avec Gambado "Jumper" Lapin, tout le monde s’amuse en apprenant des astuces de la vie quotidienne pour l’estime de soi, la motivation, et la réussite. Ces sept histoires montrent comment la pratique des 7 habitudes permet aux enfants de devenir très doués et à la communauté des Sept Chênes de vivre dans le bonheur.

Pour les enfants: Ce livre est destiné aux enfants qui veulent être super heureux. A la découverte de la façon de prendre sa vie en main et de l’importance de l’équilibre, les amis des Sept Chênes vivent d’innombrables aventures et apprennent ce qui fait le bonheur de chaque enfant !

Pour les parents: Ce livre est recommandé aux parents efficaces, intéressés à la discipline et l’éducation positive de leurs enfants et à la méthode Montessori.

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Still I Rise

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#1 New Release on Amazon! — Who are the great women leaders in history? Who are the women heroes who personify "girl power"?

Intrepid women heroes: When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem Invictus. The inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. Still I Rise takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as Invictus brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. Still I Rise embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands.

Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include:

  • Madame C. J. Walker - first female American millionaire
  • Aung San Suu Kyi - Burma’s first lady of freedom
  • Betty Shabazz - civil rights activist
  • Nellie Sachs - Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient
  • Selma Lagerlof - first woman Nobel Laureate
  • Fannie Lou Hamer - American voting rights activist
  • Bessie Coleman - first African-American female pilot
  • Wilma Rudolph - first woman to win three gold medals
  • Sonia Sotomayor - first Hispanic Supreme Court justice
  • Wangari Maathai - Nobel Prize winner
  • Winnifred Mandela - freedom fighter
  • Lois Wilson - founder of Al-Anon
  • Roxanne Quimby - co-founder of Burt’s Bees
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The Book of Awesome Women

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#1 Best Seller in Teen Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance ─ Super women. Who are some of the most awesome women in history?

"The Book of Awesome Women shares stories and triumphs that are not often mentioned in mainstream history and is something you absolutely need to check out....Reading this book filled me with happiness and I just felt so amazed by what the women within this book have accomplished." 
The Book of Awesome Women Book Review from @kleffnotes, TheNerdyGirlExpress, December 11, 2017

Sheroes: Women hold up half the sky and, most days, do even more of the heavy lifting including childbearing and child-rearing. All after a long day at the office. Women have always been strong, true heroes ? sheroes, oftentimes unacknowledged. As we shake off the last traces of a major patriarchal hangover, women are coming into their own. In the 21st Century, all women can fully embrace their fiery fempower and celebrate their no-holds-barred individuality. It is time to acknowledge the successful women of the world.

Super women as female role models: From the foremothers who blazed trails and broke barriers, to today's women warriors from sports, science, cyberspace, city hall, the lecture hall, and the silver screen, The Book of Awesome Women paints 200 portraits of powerful and inspiring role models for women and girls poised to become super women of the future.

Successful women: Some of the super women you will meet in The Book of Awesome Women:

  • Dian Fossey
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Indira Ghandi
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Margaret Mead
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Joan Baez
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Coco Chanel
  • Anita Hill
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai
  • and many more

Now is the time to acknowledge the greatness of women!

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Pride & Joy

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Stories of success, happiness and hope from the LGBT community

Stories that comprise the best of LGBT history: Pride and Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroestells the stories of queer citizens of the world living OUT and proud happy, fulfilling, successful lives. Diverse and global. Famous and unsung. There is a story here for everyone in the LGBT community who has ever questioned their sexual orientation or gender identity, or discovered it.

Discover LGBT community stories that will stir you and reveal:

  • why Tony Kushner quit cello and how Colm Toibin found his voice.
  • why Emma Donoghue calls her experience a fluke and the best advice Bill T. Jones got was from his mother.
  • how being an inaugural poet changed Richard Blanco’s life and how Ugandan activist “LongJones” escaped death threats and gained asylum.

Award-winning writer and longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Archambeau tells the untold stories from diverse LGBT community voices around the corner or around the world. Not like the depressing, sinister, shadowy stories of the past, this book highlights queer people living open, happy, fulfilling and successful lives.

Be inspired by LGBT community stories that celebrate the human spirit:

  • Be emboldened by the bravery of a Uruguayan author who was rejected by her immediate family even as she began a family of her own.
  • Be inspired by the audacity to fight for justice that motivates National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Kate Kendell, a Mormon who grew up in Utah.
  • Learn how two couples transcend time and distance to finally be together and how one NBA sports executive summoned the courage to come out.
  • Discover the message of love from the first openly lesbian United Methodist Church Bishop.
  • Learn the secrets of successful OUT IBM executive based in London and the rewards of Ballroom Basix founder in Harlem.
  • See how the Maori philosophy of whānau guided the MP who won marriage rights in New Zealand and how high expectations overcame disability and bullying for an acclaimed mezzo-soprano.
  • Know how the Armenian Genocide and family tensions impacted a professional violinist and composer.

Pride & Joy is a window into the LGBTQ community for straight friends, allies, parents and families of this finally emerging marginalized group. There’s hope that, in the words of Dan Savage, “It Gets Better” for:

  • the transgender choreographer and dancer who continues to break rules and enlighten audiences to the Dutch singer, songwriter and independent theater producer who breaks down stereotypes.
  • the Russian émigré award-winning computer scientist to the Chinese folk dancer.
  • the founder of an award-winning smoking cessation program to the California Political Director of the Obama re-election campaign.
  • and, for Entrepreneurs and gay dads, ballroom dancers and Hungarian activists on neo-Nazi “hit lists.”
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Banish Your Inner Critic

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#1 Amazon New Release! ─ Silence the Voice of Self Doubt

Are you ready to boost your personal productivity—minus the fear and loathing? Are you ready to Banish Your Inner Critic and unleash your creative ideas and personal productivity within? Help is on the way!

Blocking your great creative ideas: Everybody has an inner critic telling you that others have more talent, you’re just faking it, and that you’ll never have those great creative ideas that seem just out of reach. This inner critic is a subconscious deterrent that stands between the seeds of great creative ideas and the fruits of achievement. It afflicts us with a mental block as deadlines approach; makes us so afraid of being judged that we hold ourselves back and don’t share our expertise; forces us to question our ability to learn ideas and technologies quickly; and makes us doubt, discount, and kill our ideas before they see the light of day.

Open up a world of creative ideas: Denise Jacobs is a speaker, author and creativity evangelist who speaks at web conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide. As the Founder and Chief Creativity Evangelist of "The Creative Dose", she teaches techniques to make the creative process more fluid, methods for making work environments more conducive to personal productivity, and practices for sparking innovation. In her book, Banish Your Inner Critic, Denise Jacobs shows you how to defeat those barriers that are holding you back, and achieve success through a positive mental attitude.

Banish Your Inner Critic shows you how to:

  • Identify and quiet your voice of self doubt
  • Master 3 powerful transformative practices
  • Overcome the fear of not knowing enough or being original enough
  • Transform your self talk into a tool for success
  • Generate more creative ideas than ever before
  • Embrace your expertise and share your brilliance with the world

Banish your Inner Critic to start doing your best work, achieving excellence, and contributing meaningfully to the world!

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Cheap Movie Tricks

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# 1 Best Seller in Quotations — How to Make a Movie on a Tight Budget

How to make a movie. Filmmaker Rickey Bird and screenwriter and novelist Al Guevara are on a mission to help indie moviemakers everywhere. Today’s indie film market is growing by leaps and bounds. At the same time, many aspiring filmmakers are running into their share of problems:

  • Not enough money for crews
  • Over budget and likely making the wrong movie
  • Can’t get the attention of an indie studio
  • Should have started with a short film to gain attention

Cheap Movie Tricks. Film school numbers are increasing at more than 2,600 film-related courses worldwide. You probably didn’t even realize 48% of all film schools are in the U.S. and U.K. Thousands of aspiring filmmakers are learning how to use cheaper, widely available filmmaking technology, and the craft of making movies from books pulled from bookstore and library shelves. They’re totally DIY and the most creative people you will ever meet. Rickey Bird’s Hectic Films is a Southern California enterprise that is building a filmmaking empire on a budget. His short films, feature films, micro docs and tutorials have landed in some of the biggest American film festivals and been seen online worldwide. The result? Millions of views worth of exposure from films online, in festivals and creative marketing literally on the street. His many projects have seen leading B actors like Hulk Hogan and Vernon Wells (Mad Max Road Warrior), make-up artists from the TV show Grimm, and stuntmen from the Call of Duty games.

What you’ll learn in this book:

  • How planning and shooting a short film today can lead to a feature-length project tomorrow
  • Everything you need to know about writing a movie project on a burger budget
  • Tips on how to find locations and not get arrested
  • Shooting tips galore for building exciting scenes
  • Sound and film editing tips and all kinds of special effects wizardry, including puppetry
  • Screenings, promotions and juicy tips on film festival strategy
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How to Self-Publish for Under $100

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• 81% of Americans want to write a book • Self-pubbed books accounted for 31% of all e-book sales • According to Bowker 458,000 books were indie pubbed in 2015 in the US. That’s up 437% from 2008 • Many would-be authors get gouged by self-publishing services that charge them thousands of dollars • The author is successfully self-published and is on a mission to help others publish their books without getting ripped off and thrive as entrepreneur businesspeople • Youtube channel: 11,775 subscribers • 126,795 views • Currently has 2 self-pub’d fiction titles on Amazon Best Sellers Rank under 10k • http://www.southstrandnews.com/article/20150306/gtt06/150309888/1129
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I'm So Full of Happy Today

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• Co-author Martin Andersen has won Rising Star Inventor of 2012 and Toymaker of the Year 2014 for his board games. • In the grand tradition of “Kid’s Say the Darndest Things” which sold 250,00 copies, for a new generation • The book with a major “awww factor,” these quotes from real kids cover every topic and run the gamut from fall-down funny to wistful to sweet and even kind of genius
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Optimum Drive

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Don't Just Be Good ─ You Can Be Great!

Optimum Drive is the complete step-by-step guide to maximizing human performance in any endeavor you choose to conquer

Attaining peak performance: Optimum Drive is a motivational book that uses top level race car driving as a metaphor for peak performance. As a professional racing driver and a driving coach for over 20 years, author Paul F. Gerrard gives you his unique perspective on what causes people to stagnate with the idea of being merely good, when each of us has the potential to be great. Gerrard believes that peak performance is within our grasp. He lays out his step-by-step process for attaining peak performance with detailed nuance threaded throughout. If you have ever been curious about maximizing your own ultimate potential, Optimum Drive is for you!

Mental toughness: Greatness is as hard to quantify as it is to achieve…probably not a coincidence. In this book, Optimum Drive, professional driver Gerrard helps you understand the mental toughness that it takes to reach that greatness. He starts off by taking you onto the track as he explores what driving at 200 mph can teach us about who we are. Using his experiences from behind the wheel at death-defying speeds, Gerrard breaks down the psychology of driving, what it takes, and how we can use it to achieve greatness in life.

Flow psychology and staying in the zone: The key to the mental toughness that Gerrard believes it takes to achieve peak performance is the nirvana-like sensation of flow psychology or being in the zone. Flow psychology, or being in the zone, is a mental state in which one who is performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and joy. It is through flow psychology that Gerrard introduces a blend of holistic mindset combined with a competitive edge, which is essential to successful professional driving. This mix of guts, tenacity and endurance is the foundation of Gerrard’s philosophy for attaining greatness.

Why you should read Optimum Drive

  • This book is not just about learning how to drive race cars. Use it for anything.
  • Auto Racing (by far the richest sport in the world) has invested more money evaluating human performance than any other sport.
  • Optimum Drive is a step-by-step guide to unlock your hidden potential.
  • Former Top Gear US Stig, Paul F. Gerrard has taught and refined his principles for over 20 years with thousands of successful students.
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Tiny House Basics

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#1 Best Seller in Small Homes & Cottages ─ 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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Advancing Your Photography

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? Social media numbers: ? 65,909 subscribers ? 4,818,322 views ? Featured in: ? http://www.silberstudios.tv/dev/ ? http://digital-photography-school.com/author/marcsilber/ ? http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/basics-lightroom-6-minutes-develop/ ? http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2016/07/31/the-importance-of-visualization-landscape-tips-on-location ? One of the world?s best photographers reveals his secrets to getting those great shots ? Silber?s website and Youtube channels are the go-to for professionals and amateurs, each channel gets over a half-million views each ? Silber?s son is one of the execs at Instagram, the photography-based social media platform with whom we?ll be cross-promoting
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Real Life Organizing

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#1 Best Seller in Do-It-Yourself Improvements ─ Clutter-Free Solutions for an Organized Home

Storage solutions and advice to help you 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. Cas spends her time organizing other people’s homes, teaching college workshops on organization, and creating weekly videos and blog posts. She offers DIY Pinterest type tips to people like you who are interested in how to get rid of clutter and how to organize your home.

Simplify your life: In  Real Life Organizing, Cas walks you through the steps to creating a beautiful, organized, clutter free, and almost self-cleaning home. Simplify your life and have an organized home. You do not 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 you will 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
  • Enjoy a DIY Pinterest home
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