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The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether you live on a forty-acre farm, a postage-stamp lawn in suburbia, or a high rise.   

You'll learn about backyard chicken care, how to choose the best mushroom and berry species, and why and how to plant a no-till garden that heals the soil while providing nutritious food.  Permaculture techniques will turn your homestead into a vibrant ecosystem and attract native pollinators while converting our society's waste into high-quality compost and mulch. Meanwhile, enjoy the fruits of your labor right away as you learn the basics of cooking and eating seasonally, then preserve homegrown produce for later by drying, canning, freezing, or simply filling your kitchen cabinets with storage vegetables. As you become more self-sufficient, you'll save seeds, prepare for power outages, and tear yours...
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What are New York City’s best apartment buildings? Before 1900, it was the Dakota and the Osborne; soon after came McKim, Mead & White’s 998 Fifth and the ultra-soigné 820 Fifth Avenue. The roaring twenties produced true luxury: 740 Park Avenue, the art deco–inspired River House, and Rosario Candela’s extraordinary 778 and 720 Park Avenue. Today, the city’s skyline sparkles with palatial new buildings, such as Robert A. M. Stern’s 15 Central Park West, Richard Meier’s glass-walled Perry Street towers, and 432 Park Avenue, New York’s tallest residential building.
 
Kirk Henckels and Anne Walker, real estate and architectural insiders, chronicle the fortunes and features of 15 outstanding apartment houses with a wealth of vintage and new photography and architectural plans, and show off select apartments as they look today, designed by top interior designers.
 
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A beautifully illustrated guide to more than 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts ever produced, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators.

From ancient masterpieces such as The Art of War, written on the leaves of bamboo, to the stunningly illustrated Birds of America, to Chairman Mao's Little Red Book, Remarkable Books delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural context, and is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the synergies between the growth in human knowledge and the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts themselves, close-up views draw out interesting features, which are discussed in greater detail, while biographies tell the lives of the people who produced them.

This coffee table–worthy book is wrapped in a textured jacket with gold foil, making it a great gift for those with an interest in literature and art and design.

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You’ve heard the bonkers rally speeches. You’ve witnessed the pre-dawn Twitter-storms. Now comes the really scary part…the secret confessions of Donald’s brain.

It’s all here:

• How to choose the perfect supermodel wife. (Not too much English, please.)

• How to turn the U.S. presidency into a four-year product-placement campaign. (Why be bashful?)

• How to tweet like no one’s looking. (Even if the whole world is.)

• When to quit listening to your closest relatives. (We’ll have to get back to you on this one!)

Who says you can’t out-Trump Trump? If Donald set the standard—really, how hard can it be? By the time we’re finished, you’ll be palling around with dictators and insulting beloved friends. Your future will be huge-er than you ever imagined. Your hair will defy all gravity—your ego too....
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A spectacular coloring and painting edition of the international bestselling journal that started it all to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 7-million-copy bestseller

Perhaps you're a seasoned Wreck-er, having made your way through one or more copies of Wreck This Journal. Or maybe you're new to the phenomenon (little do you know, this experience might just change your life). Whatever the case, you've found the perfect book to destroy...

Welcome to an all new-edition of Wreck This Journal, now in spectacular full color! Inside, you'll find prompts for painting, shredding, transforming, and unleashing your creativity. With a mix of new, altered, and favorite prompts, Wreck This Journal: Now in Color invites you to wreck with color: mixing colors to make mud, letting chance dictate your color choice, weaving with brightly colored strips of paper, and more. 

What colors will you use to you wreck your journal?
 
“A conceptual artist and author luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it.” —TIME Magazine
 
“Keri Smith may well be the self-help guru...
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Master the basics of the most popular style of cartooning with The Manga Artist's Workbook by Christopher Hart, a bestselling author in the field of art instruction.

You'll learn the fundamental proportions of the manga face and figure, how to draw those large sparkling eyes, and how to create hairstyles and costumes that make each character unique. A sketchbook and art tutorial rolled into one portable journal, this workbook contains tracing paper, blank practice pages, and exercise to help you become a true manga artist.

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Become the owner of your very own screaming goat.

If you are a goat-loving fiend or you simply can't get enough of the screaming goat videos then you absolutely need to own a mini screaming goat. Your new goat companion sits on a tree stump and when you give him a gentle press he screams! The kit also includes a 32-page illustrated pocket guide of fun facts and trivia about everyone's favorite farm animal.
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Ink, Red, Dead: Book #3 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery) cover
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Newly enhanced. On a sweltering day, ace scrapbooker Kiki Lowenstein has to cancel a crafting party when she discovers Marla Lever, their hostess, nearly dead of the heat. Not only is Marla seriously "under the weather," she's also a hoarder, and her home is a house of horrors, complete with a corpse in the cooler. Meanwhile, Detective Chad Detweiler works a cold case that involves women disappearing all over St. Louis. The attraction between Kiki and Detweiler heats to a red-hot fever pitch, but will it boil over and leave both of them feeling burned?
Includes free bonus file with recipes and projects....
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“Christopher Hogwood came home on my lap in a shoebox. He was a creature who would prove in many ways to be more human than I am.”
–from The Good Good Pig

A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, Sy Montgomery had always felt more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet who had been crowded away from nourishing meals by his stronger siblings. Yet Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, would not only survive but flourish–and she soon found herself engaged with her small-town community in ways she had never dreamed possible. Unexpectedly, Christopher provided this peripatetic traveler with something she had sought all her life: an anchor (eventually weighing 750 pounds) to family and home.

The Good Good Pig celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his inauspicious infancy to hog heaven in rural New Hampshire, where his boundless zest for life and his large, loving heart made him absolute monarch over a (mostly) peaceable kingdom. At first, his domain included only Sy’s cosseted hens and her beautiful...
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Emily is back from her Irish vacation and she isn’t sure what she is walking into. Will Jordan be there? Will he submit to a paternity test so that they can finally figure out what they have between them? And if it is possible for them to be together, is that something that Emily even wants? She has left Patrick behind in Ireland with a piece of her heart and even though she knows it is impractical for them to be together, she still thinks maybe one day she might want to be with him.

Something she wants even more is Victor, the Irish horse she fell in love with in Ireland. There is a chance he could be coming to America and it is the one thing that Emily holds onto as her personal problems swirl around her.

Plus, there are all her horses who need to get back into serious work, the fall show schedule is starting and if Emily wants to compete with the best, she is going to have to up her game. So she decides to escape her problems by travelling to a show far away from home only trouble, it seems, follows Emily and her band of horses and friends, wherever she goes.
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Unicorn Coloring Books for Girls: featuring various Unicorn designs filled with stress relieving patterns. (Horses Coloring Books for Girls) cover
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AMAZON BEST SELLER | BEST GIFT IDEAS

This incredible adult coloring book by best-selling artist is the perfect way to relieve stress and aid relaxation while enjoying beautiful and highly detailed images. Each coloring page will transport you into a world of your own while your responsibilities will seem to fade away...

Use Any of Your Favorite Tools
Including colored pencils, pens, and fine-tipped markers.

One Image Per Page
Each image is printed on black-backed pages to prevent bleed-through.

Display Your Artwork
You can display your artwork with a standard 8.5" x 11” frame.

Two Copies of Every Image
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The ultimate gift for the dog lover: a year of extraordinary canine portraits, in color and black-and- white. A joyous spaniel bounding across an open field. A Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound standing in the falling snow. A Goldendoodle waiting eagerly by the front door for his morning walk. Plus a Shar-Pei enjoying a day by the ocean, a German Shorthaired Pointer with her favorite tennis ball, and a Corgi playing in a pile of autumn leaves. Each image captures its subject in beautiful detail, reminding us why the dog is man’s best friend.

The Rolex of calendars, the Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar elevates what a calendar can be, incorporating engaging content with the weight, style, and visual richness usually reserved for art books. A sophisticated gift for collectors, connoisseurs, and aficionados—and an aesthetic upgrade for any desktop.
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In the 60s, there was Heloise. In the 80s, there was MacGyver. In the 90s, Martha. But in the twenty-first century, who needs an expert or an encyclopedic brain? We've got life hacks! Life hacks are budget-friendly tips, tricks, and shortcuts that are intended to make life more efficient, solve common problems, and make you feel like you are #winning.

The Life Hacks 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar contains helpful hints to read and share, like how to cure a hangover, get the most out of your electronics, improvise in the kitchen, get freebies on your birthday, and escape from a crocodile's jaws. (Hey, you never know . . . )  Readers of all ages will appreciate this collection of useful and entertaining ideas from Keith Bradford, author of 1000 Life Hacks and creator of 1000lifehacks.com....
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Dig into the world of herbal medicine with this complete guide to cultivating and harvesting plants with healing properties. For thousands of years people have been utilizing herbs and cultivating weeds found to speed the healing of wounds, soothe skin irritations, calm uneasy stomachs, and ward off illnesses. Now you can plan and grow your own garden first aid kit.

In these pages, you’ll learn the basics of gardening in your backyard—or on your windowsill or porch—including instructions for preparing soil, composting, and weeding. You’ll then find detailed descriptions of the twelve most common, easy-to-grow, most useful healing herbs, with instructions for growing, harvesting, and utilizing them. These powerful plants include:

• Garlic, which boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure, and combats cancer
• Echinacea, which reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, and has antiviral properties
• Yarrow, which accelerates the healing of wounds, is an anti-inflammatory, and can relieve PMS symptoms
• Elderflower, which is an astringent and can relieve arthritis and soothe sore throats
• Mint, which soothes digestive problems, sweetens breath, a...
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Dogs are faithful friends and trusted companions, sources of unconditional love and loyalty, right? Sure, that's true. But that doesn't mean they aren't also, on occasion, sources of frustration and dismay. From Pascale Lemire's blog that started it all comes another year's worth of funny photos that show the less-than-ideal side of life with dogs.

The Dog Shaming 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar features an all-new selection of full-color photos from the site's funniest and cutest pups. Dog lovers will be able to relate to the crazy antics and appreciate the dogs' endearing expressions that make it so hard to hold anything against them for long.

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The Geometry of Hand-Sewing: A Romance in Stitches and Embroidery from Alabama Chanin and The School of Making (Alabama Studio) cover
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As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. But when Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, even seemingly elaborate ones, as easy as child’s play.
 
In The Geometry of Hand-Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitches—from the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one’s repertoire further. To simplify learning, the book also includes two plastic stitching cards die-cut with the grids on which every stitch in the book is based. These reusable cards can be stitched through for practicing ( just as children use lacing cards to learn to tie shoes) or used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric.
 
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As seen on Happify Daily!

"Marzi's charming and irreverent illustrations are exactly what young and old introverts need to approach their temperament with wisdom and self-affirmation." --Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Whoever said there's strength in numbers lied.

Meet Marzi. She's an introvert who often finds herself in awkward situations. Marzi used to feel strange about her introverted tendencies. Not anymore! Now she knows that there are tons of introverts out there just like her--introverts who enjoy peace and quiet, need time alone to recharge their battery, and who prefer staying in with their pet and a good book to awkward social interactions.

Just like Marzi, these introverts can often be found in libraries, at home watching Netflix, brainstorming excuses to miss your next party, or doodling cute cartoons. Being an introvert in an extrovert world isn't always easy, but it certainly is an adventure. In Introvert Doodles, follow Marzi through all of her most uncomfortable, charming, honest, and hilarious moments that everyone--introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between--can relate to....
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Minimalist Living: Decluttering for Joy, Health, and Creativity (Simple Living Book 1) cover
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Your stuff can hold you back and make you sick.



If your rooms, closets, and surfaces are filled with clutter, all those unneeded possessions can get in the way of a full experience of life as it was meant to be lived. Minimalist Living covers not only techniques for decluttering, but how doing so can fill your newfound space with meaningful activities that add joy to your life and support your goals. 



"It's not just a book of helpful tips to overcome our tendencies to consume and to hoard; it's a book for anybody who wants to reflect on how they can pursue happiness is a world where everything is conspiring to make us think happiness lies in our power as consumers to buy what we want."



-- Dr. Philip J. Harold, Associate Dean, School of Education and Social Sciences, RMU



This guide to simplifying for health, joy, and creativity teaches:




  • Why you should define your own sense of minimalism

  • How to create your "Minimalist Mission Statement"

  • How to use the techniques of "blazing" and "gazing" to declutter...
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Inspiring, personal, and often spiritual reflections on how women can find peace, make wise choices, practice everyday joy, and step into their power from Geneen Roth—author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Women Food and God.

From the beginning, Geneen Roth was told she was too sensitive, too emotional, too curious, too demanding, too intense, and too big. Yet gaining and losing weight for decades did not improve her self-worth or reduce other people’s criticisms. Like most women who struggle with their weight, she believed that if she could resolve what seemed to be the source of her self-hatred—how and what she ate—she would be thin, happy, and free. That belief, she discovered, was false.

When her struggle with food ended—and didn’t change anything except the size of her thighs—she kept trying to fix other broken parts of herself with therapy, intensive meditation retreats, and rigorous spiritual practices. Yet it was only when Geneen stopped trying to change or fix herself—that she was at last able to feel at home in her mind, body, and life. Now, she shares the wisdom of giving up what Geneen calls "the Me Project," and finding the f...
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Happy Journal, Happy Life: How drawing your day ignites creativity, boosts gratitude, and skyrockets happiness. cover
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Want to ignite your creativity, boost your gratitude, and skyrocket your happiness in ten minutes a day?



This creative and motivational book invites you along as I discovered the Happy Journal method. And it doubles as a guide so you can start your own happy journal.

Have you struggled with finding the good in your life? Do you want to be more creative but can't seem to find the time?

There's a part of you that wants to express yourself. You want to look back on the happy memories you've made.

You aren't going to leave out your personal journal for people to flip through any time soon. And though gratitude journals are great, they tend to be lists of words. Again, not much to look at. Or remember.

But a happy journal?

A happy journal's premise is you drawing images to describe what brings you joy, so you end up illustrating your life. And I can guarantee when you look back on those sketches a year or ten years from now, you will feel happiness fill your heart.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but those miniature drawings are worth a million.

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From About.com Reader's Choice Award-winning author Genevieve Parker Hill comes a fresh new minimalism guide for everyone. If your garage, attic, closets, and surfaces are filled with clutter, all that extra stuff can get in the way of a full experience of life as it was meant to be lived. Minimalist Living covers not only techniques for decluttering, but how to fill your new-found space with meaningful activities that add joy to your life and support your goals.

This guide to simplifying for health, joy, and creativity teaches:

  • Why you should define your own sense of minimalism
  • How to create your "Minimalist Mission Statement"
  • How to use the techniques of "blazing" and "gazing" to declutter
  • Why decluttering now can lead to a happier, healthier, and more creative life
  • How to deal with sentimental items without losing their meaning
  • The amazing connection between minimalism and living your soul's deepest purpose
  • And much more...
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Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen: Recipes for Weeknight Dinners and Easy, Casual Gatherings cover
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Cozy up at home with more than 100 recipes to cook for each other and for friends.
 
The team at Martha Stewart Living has created the ultimate cookbook for the modern couple. Discover how to make your kitchen function well as the two of you whip up the meals you love—quick weeknight dinners, casual brunches, and parties big and small....
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Angie Bailey's blog and book of the same name, Texts from Mittens, illustrates the kinds of conversations humans and cats might have if cats could text with iPhones.

Each full-color page of the Texts from Mittens the Cat 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar features an imaginary yet entertaining exchange between Mittens, a slightly neurotic, dog-hating, self-absorbed housecat, and his owner. “Mitty's” texts perfectly capture the typical, all-about-me attitude of felines—an attitude his beloved owner reluctantly tolerates.

As an added bonus, the back of each page includes daily extra content such as puzzles, jokes, lists, quotes, activities, tips, and trivia.
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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other cover
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The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity."

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia.

Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it w...
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Chibi Animals: A Cute Coloring Book with Fun, Simple, and Adorable Animal Drawings (Perfect for Beginners and Animal Lovers) cover
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Adult coloring books by Jade Summer are the perfect way to relieve stressaid relaxation, and discover your inner-artist. Every coloring page will transport you into a world of your own where your responsibilities will seem to fade away

About Jade Summer
Jade Summer is a brand owned by Fritzen Publishing LLC. Our team's mission is to help people release their inner-artist and enjoy healthier lives with reduced stress.

Join Our Community
View completed coloring pages made by fans across the world and share your own creations. Jade Summer books are a gateway to an active and friendly community of fellow colorists.

Single-sided Coloring Pages

Each image is printed on a black-backed page to reduce bleed-through.

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Sloth coloring book for adults: (Animal Coloring Books for Adults) cover
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AMAZON BEST SELLER | BEST GIFT IDEAS

This incredible adult coloring book by best-selling artist is the perfect way to relieve stress and aid relaxation while enjoying beautiful and highly detailed images. Each coloring page will transport you into a world of your own while your responsibilities will seem to fade away...

Use Any of Your Favorite Tools
Including colored pencils, pens, and fine-tipped markers.

One Image Per Page
Each image is printed on black-backed pages to prevent bleed-through.

Display Your Artwork
You can display your artwork with a standard 8.5" x 11” frame.

Two Copies of Every Image
Enjoy coloring your favorite images a second time, color with a friend, or have an extra copy in ...
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Origami Paper - 500 sheets Kaleidoscope Patterns- 6" (15 cm): Tuttle Origami Paper: High-Quality Origami Sheets Printed with 12 Different Designs: Instructions for 8 Projects Included cover
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This origami pack contains 500 high-quality origami papers printed with colorful kaleidoscope designs and patterns.

These exciting paper patterns were developed to enhance the creative work of origami artists and paper crafters. The pack contains 12 different designs unique to this pack, and all of the papers are printed in coordinating colors on the reverse to provide aesthetically pleasing combinations in origami models that show both the front and back of the sheets.

This origami paper pack includes:
  • 500 sheets of high quality origami paper
  • 12 unique designs
  • Vibrant and bright colors
  • Double-sided color
  • Small 6 x 6 inch squares
  • Instructions for 8 easy origami projects
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Emoji Coloring Book for Girls: of Funny Stuff, Inspirational Quotes & Super Cute Animals, 35+ Fun Girl Emoji Coloring Activity Book Pages for Girls, Kids, Tweens, Teens & Adults! cover
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  • Includes 35+ Coloring & Activity Pages!

  • Color your favorite Emojis & Express yourself with Fun Activites!

  • Each Design & Activity is 8.5 x 11 inches, Single Sided

  • Perfect gift for Girls ages 8-14, Tweens, Teens & Adults

Emoji Coloring Book for Girls of Funny Stuff, Inspirational Quotes & Super Cute Faces features over 35 awesome designs to Color and Fun Activities to Express yourself.

Each Design is Single Sided and measures 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Color your favorite Emojis in this Super Cute style with Magical Unicorns, Rainbows, Flowers, Catcus, Mermaids, Animals, Sweet Treats, Inspirational Quotes, Flamingo Float, Good Vibes, Hippie Boho Peace Signs, Butterflies, Outer Space Doodles, and so much more! Activities allow you to express yourself and to be creative! This Coloring Activity Book is the perfect gift for any Emoji Lover!

Emoji Coloring Book for Girls is not just another Coloring Book! It is designed for Creative Girls between the ages of 8-14. With 35+ interactive unique activities and coloring designs just waiting to be filled in with your favo...
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Christmas Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Fun, Easy, and Relaxing Coloring Pages (Perfect Gift for Christmas Lovers) cover
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Adult coloring books by Jade Summer are the perfect way to relieve stressaid relaxation, and discover your inner-artist. Every coloring page will transport you into a world of your own where your responsibilities will seem to fade away

About Jade Summer
Jade Summer is a brand owned by Fritzen Publishing LLC. Our team's mission is to help people release their inner-artist and enjoy healthier lives with reduced stress.

Join Our Community
View completed coloring pages made by fans across the world and share your own creations. Jade Summer books are a gateway to an active and friendly community of fellow colorists.

Single-sided Coloring Pages

Each image is printed on a black-backed page to reduce bleed-through.

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How do the spaces we inhabit affect us—and reflect us? A Pulitzer Prize–winning author explores architecture, in this insightful, “breezy” read (The Washington Post).

In 1981, Alison Lurie published The Language of Clothes, a meditation on costume and fashion as an expression of history, social status and individual psychology. Amusing, enlightening and full of literary allusion, the book was highly praised and widely anthologized.

Now Lurie has returned with a companion book, The Language of Houses, a lucid, provocative and entertaining look at how the architecture of buildings and the spaces within them both reflect and affect the people who inhabit them. Schools, churches, government buildings, museums, prisons, hospitals, restaurants, and of course, houses and apartments—all of them speak to human experience in vital and varied ways.

The Language of Houses discusses historical and regional styles and the use of materials such as stone and wood and concrete, as well as contemplating the roles of stairs and mirrors, windows and doors, tiny rooms and cathedral-like expanses, illustrating its c...
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Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times best-selling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ - the nose - and how we humans can put our underused sense of smell to work in surprising ways.

What the dog sees and knows comes mostly through his nose, and the information that every dog takes in about the world just based on smell is unthinkably rich. To a dog there is no such thing as "fresh air". Every gulp of air is full of information.

In Being a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz, an eminent research scientist in the field of dog cognition, explores what the nose knows by taking an imaginative leap into what it is like to be a dog. Inspired by her own family dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest to make sense of scents. In addition to speaking to experts across the country, Horowitz visits the California Narcotic Canine Association Training Institute and the Stapleton Group's Vapor Wake explosives dog training team; she meets vets and researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure...
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Craig & Fred: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other cover
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The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity".

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON - the most elite fighters in the corps - in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn't seem vicious or to run in a pack like most strays they'd encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered - against military regulations - the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a Fred." The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Fred not only stole Craig's heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag - risking jail and Fred's life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig's family in Virginia.

Months later, when Craig returned to t...
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The Case of the Mellow Maltese (The Thousands Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 13) cover
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As B.R. Snow’s The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mystery series reaches its halfway point, serious change is in the air for Suzy and her mom.

It’s 147 time in Clay Bay, a water-based triathlon Suzy’s mom has organized to help extend the tourist season a bit longer. And while Suzy and Josie are more than comfortable enjoying the event as mere spectators, Chef Claire is determined to participate in the grueling event. But as her training regimen accelerates, she soon finds herself agreeing with both of them that she’s lost her mind.

When they find a Maltese stranded on a paddleboard in the middle of the River during one of Chef Claire’s training sessions, they’re able to rescue the dog and soon reunite her with her owner. But Suzy is convinced that the dog being out on the water all by itself was no accident and certain that Maria, the dog’s owner, was being sent a message. And when one of the participants is shot during the race, the stakes are raised in a hurry as Suzy begins her search for clues.

But before Suzy can even begin to find her bearings regarding who might have killed the kayaker, she is banished from the investigation by Chief A...
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Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond cover
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Rigid-heddle weaving is simple to learn, is easy to master, and offers a lifetime of possibilities to discover! Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom covers everything rigid-heddle weavers need to know about the craft, from the basics — how to select a loom, set it up, and get started — to a wide variety of fun techniques that yield beautiful results. Begin by exploring a variety of weave structures, including finger-manipulated laces, tapestry, and color play with stripes, plaids, and multicolor yarns. Then move on to more complex designs and irresistible projects, from pillows and curtains to bags, shawls, and even jewelry. Explore warp-face patterning, weft-pile weaving, weaving with fine threads, woven shibori, shadow weave, and the textural effects you can create with different yarns and with wire and conductive thread. Everything you need to know is here, with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions to ensure success.
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AMAZON EXCLUSIVE! Includes a signed book, an 8x10 signed 3-D print of Children of the Corn, and branded 3-D glasses. 100 copies available.

Artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin is a leading designer within the alternative movie poster, vinyl record, and pop culture art realm

Gary cut his teeth as the former art director for Rue Morgue magazine, where he developed the famous look of the wildly popular genre publication.

Gary works with Mondo, Waxwork Records, Death Waltz, and more creating highly sought after posters and soundtrack designs.

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The Introvert Activity Book: Draw It, Make It, Write It (Because You'd Never Say It Out Loud) (Introvert Doodles) cover
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From the author of Introvert Doodles comes an illustrated, interactive book for introverts of all ages to express themselves, find their voices, and discover their own creative talents!

Conventional wisdom suggests that people who don’t speak up have nothing to say, but introverts simply prefer to express themselves differently. Introverts are known for their creativity, their need for thoughtful reflection, and their preference for solitary activities, such as drawing and writing. The Introvert Activity Book offers doodle ideas, lists, paper-craft projects, writing prompts, and so much more—the reader becomes the author!

Beautiful and messy, funny and insightful, inspiring and relaxing, The Introvert Activity Book is perfect for introverts at any age. Join the introverted animated comic character, Marzi, on a journey to discovering your creative voice within!...
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“Till death do us part” comes way too soon for newlywed Kiki Lowenstein. Instead of church bells, gunshots ring out after Kiki says her vows.

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Newly revised and enhanced version of Book #11 in the ongoing, 13-book cozy mystery series featuring ace scrapbooker and crafter, Kiki Lowenstein.

A very pregnant Kiki Lowenstein and her fiancé Detective Chad Detweiler are trying to race the stork to the altar, when their vows are interrupted by a shoot-out. With the help of her nanny, Bronwyn Macavity, Kiki vows to track down the man who ruined her wedding and put her family at risk. The super-crafter and mousy mom is well-accustomed to playing amateur sleuth, but now she faces a new role, one that’s a stretch even for her, when she steps into the spotlight as an exotic dancer! Even a big belly bump won’t stop this intrepid amateur sleuth from pursuing justice.

SPECIAL BONUS #1: Preview excerpt of Glue, Baby, Gone: Book #12 in the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series .

SPECIAL BONUS #2: Email away for your FREE gift with recipes that accompany this book!

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Two essential tools in one bundle!
Turn fabric strips into perfect half- and quarter-square triangles. It's a cinch with Bonnie K. Hunter's signature Triangle Tool! Use the printed lines (in two colors) to quickly make HSTs and QSTs in different sizes, hourglass units, and flying geese. Sew stitch-and-flip triangle blocks from leftover fabric with the Bonus Buddy, which doubles as a seam guide for your machine. Quilters of all skill levels will love getting two essential tools in one bundle!
• Get quick, accurate results with the Triangle Tool and Bonus Buddy from Quiltville's Bonnie K. Hunter
• Make perfect half-square and quarter-square triangles from precut strips
• Template features dog-eared corners to fit to strip easily and clear lines in two colors for easy marking
• Package includes one triangle template and one mini ruler template

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Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home cover
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Whether your home is small or large, an apartment in the city or a country cottage, it is a space that should be at once beautiful and livable. The key to that is managing the upkeep without feeling flustered. Until now, there has never been a comprehensive resource that not only tells how to care for your home and everything in it, but that also simplifies the process by explaining just when. With secrets from Martha Stewart for accomplishing the most challenging homekeeping tasks with ease, this detailed and comprehensive book is the only one you will need to help you keep your home looking its best, floor to ceiling, room by room.

In Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook, Martha shares her unparalleled expertise in home maintenance and care. Readable and practical–and graced with charts, sidebars, illustrated techniques, and personal
anecdotes from Martha’s decades of experience caring for her homes–this is far more than just a compendium of ways to keep your house clean. It covers everything from properly executing a living room floor plan to setting a formal table; from choosing HEPA filters to sealing soapstone countertops; from organizing your hom...
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Margaritaville 5 O'Clock Somewhere Adult Coloring Book Collector's Edition With 24 Colored Pencils, Pencil Sharpener and 4 Drink Coasters cover
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NEW Official Margaritaville Adult Coloring Book. Each book includes:
  • 24 COLOR PENCILS: 12 double sided color pencils included o you can start coloring right away (certified non-toxic)
  • CONVENIENT PENCIL SHARPENER: Make sure your pencils are kept sharp so you can color in those detailed images and tiny spaces
  • 4 DRINK COASTERS - 4 Bonus Margaritaville themed coasters
  • 48 SINGLE SIDED DETAILED IMAGES: Designs and images of Margaritaville themed scenery printed on high quality paper - perfect for coloring pencils, markers or crayons
  • STORAGE CASE: Built in storage case inside the front flap to store your pencils and sharpener
  • A PROTECTIVE INLAY CARD: Acts as a tablet for a smooth coloring surface while protecting the sheets beneath from any marks or indents
  • TOP-BOUND BINDING: Makes our coloring books perfect for right handed and left handed artists
  • DETACHABLE PAGES: Perfect for easy framing and sharing
  • PERFECT SIZE: Each Coloring Book is 8" x 8" x 1" inches perfect size to travel with
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With 500 glorious full-color photographs, 300 original recipes, and hundreds of innovative ideas, Entertaining is the book that revolutionized the way people entertain today. 500 full-color photographs.

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This is the book that launched an empire. Martha Stewart's Entertaining was the world's first exposure to the doyenne of domestication. Entertaining offers recipes and menus for a number of different parties, including wedding receptions, afternoon teas, and a sumptuous Christmas dessert buffet. The book is lavishly illustrated, and much attention is paid to the dishes' presentation as well as their preparation. Even if you use it only as a springboard for your own party planning, Martha Stewart's Entertaining will provide fodder for many a celebration....
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From New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz comes a wise, uplifting, and poignant memoir of finding love against all odds, and the power of second chances for both people and dogs.
 
“I had no idea that Frieda would enter my life and alter it in the most profound way, but that’s one of the beautiful things about animals. They change you, and you almost never see it coming.”
 
In 2007, a few years after purchasing Bedlam Farm in upstate New York, Jon Katz met Maria Wulf, a quiet, sensitive artist hoping to rekindle her creative spark. Jon, like her, was introspective yet restless, a writer struggling to find his purpose. He felt a connection with her immediately, but a formidable obstacle stood in the way: Maria’s dog, Frieda.
 
A rottweiler-shepherd mix who had been abandoned by her previous owner in the Adirondacks, where she lived in the wild for several years, Frieda was ferociously protective and barely tamed. She roared and charged at almost anyone who came near. But to Maria, Frieda was sweet and loyal, her beloved guard dog and devoted friend. And so Jon quickly realized that to win over Maria, he’d have ...
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Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that’s unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.

Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life’s little pleasures, A Book That Takes Its Time mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call “goodies”—bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more—giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling.

Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to “The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook” tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner’s Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through A Book That Takes Its Time, and discover that sweet place...
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If you wake up each morning thinking you didn't get enough sleep the night before, or that perhaps you're not pretty enough, rich enough, successful enough, healthy enough, or anything-else-enough, it means you begin each day with the mindset of scarcity, and experience every moment from a place of lack. But that's about to change!

We are creatures of habit, and by using this gratitude journal every single morning, you will not only stop viewing your life from a place of deficiency, you will experience abundance. Gratitude turns what we already have into enough. And that is the true definition of being rich!

From Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless.
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
 
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, and the X-Men—the list of names as familiar as our own. They are on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and in our dreams. But what are they trying to tell us? For Grant Morrison, one of the most acclaimed writers in the world of comics, these heroes are powerful archetypes who reflect and predict the course of human existence: Through them we tell the story of ourselves. In this exhilarating work of a lifetime, Morrison draws on art, archetypes, and his own astonishing journeys through this shadow universe to provide the first true history of our great modern myth: the superhero.
 
Now with a new Afterword.

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Amazon Best Books of the Month, July 2011: According to Supergods, Superman comics say less about Superman than they do about Clark Kent. Superman was conceived as a symbol of strength and individualism for the Depression-era middle class-...
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Succulents are plants that hold water in their leaves, such as cacti, aloe, and echeveria. They have captured the hearts of crafters, decorators, and plant lovers all over the world. Always popular as an outdoor plant in warm climates, succulents have found a new popularity as a try indoor plant that's easy to care for and fun to look at. Idiot's Guides: Succulents includes:

+ Everything needed to select, pair, pot, and care for succulent plants.
+ Snapshots of 100 of the most popular varieties of succulent plants, including care, color, hardiness, pairing, and a full-color photo for each.
+ 16 beautiful craft projects with how-to steps and color photos, including picture frames, wreaths, terrariums, centerpieces, and bouquets.
+ Tips on successfully propagating new succulents from existing plants.
+ Extensive advice on choosing pots and unique planters, repotting succulents, and pairing varieties for maximum impact.
+ An index of succulents by color and height that gives readers another tool for selecting the succulents that will look.

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A Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults: Eat A Bag of D*cks: Eggplant Emoji Edition: An Irreverent & Hilarious Antistress Sweary Adult Colouring Gift ... Mindful Meditation & Art Color Therapy) cover
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2017 GIFT IDEAS | COLOURING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | HUMOROUS

Pardon my language, but I'm sweary AF!

---The Honey Badger

Are you looking to blowing off steam by customizing unique coloring pages with some f***ing glitter pens?! Need a good laugh?! Then Eat A Bag of D*cks is just what you need. Indulge your inner child as you color imaginative designs long held sacred by folks way more enlightened than you (but who probably also enjoyed cursing). Are you on a path to peace and a tranquil connection to the universe, or are you just looking to color cuss words and relax after a long day? Good news: all the above is achievable with this coloring book.

Honey Badger Don't Give a Sh*t!

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  • For adult only (NOT FOR CHILDREN)
  • Silky matte finish cover design
  • Printed single sided on bright white paper
  • Perfect for all coloring and paint mediums
  • High quality 60 pound paper stock with full page designs

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A New York Times Bestseller

"I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." --Slate

We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises--from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet--The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers.

"I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works."--Times (UK)

The Pines twins find themselves on a prismatic adventure when Dipper gets trapped in a magical coloring book. The only way out is for Mabel to color him to freedom with the help of a strange new friend named Chamelius Pendraggin. The more Mabel colors, however, the more things start to go awry. Can coloring be an act of bravery? Can great shading elevate you to heroic heights? Can orange save the day? Find out in this official Gravity Falls coloring book!

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Break the rules--knit outside the lines!

AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary takes an unexpected look at stranded colorwork with 200 new motifs. These non-traditional colorwork charts are perfect for the creative knitter looking to break away from the ordinary. Derived from graphic design elements, these fresh motifs include everything from geometric mountains, waves, and spirals to modern bikes, skulls, and sheep.

Dive into stranded colorwork with confidence with a section on reading charts, working floats, and choosing colors. Learn how stranded colorwork can be used in design with five accompanying projects including mitts, cowls, and sweaters. Plus, use your imagination to modify, deconstruct, and combine the unique motifs to create your own designs.

Be inspired to break the rules and use charts in creative ways with AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary.
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Plants You Can't Kill: 101 Easy-to-Grow Species for Beginning Gardeners cover
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"I kill everything I plant."

Does this sound like you or someone you know? Give yourself a pat on the back because admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. And lucky for you, you can easily turn your brown thumb into a green one with the help of Plants You Can’t Kill.

Seriously—it doesn’t matter how many plants you’ve killed in gardens past. It’s time to put those experiences behind you and finally grow something in your empty and bare spots. This is the only gardening book you’ll ever need with more than 100 plant picks for every situation. You want veggies? We have ’em. You need to fill a big space? We have shrub ideas for you. You just want something pretty? We have plenty of that, as well.

The plants in Plants You Can’t Kill have been vetted by an amazing and famous panel of horticulture experts (this is just a fancy way of saying they went to college for gardening), so feel confident you’re not wasting money on yet another gardening book. These plants will actually survive your well-meaning, yet sometimes neglectful ways.

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In the aftermath of Taylor’s death, all Emily wants to do is forget that cancer ever existed. She feels like she has done her duty both to Taylor and Jordan, even going so far as to ride and compete on Taylor’s horse so that the eventer could find a new home, bringing the dying woman into her house and helping to take care of her. Now she just wants to get back to riding her own horses and doing what she loves, show jumping.

But even in death, Taylor seems to want to interfere. She has left letters with her lawyer for both Jordan and Emily, letters that Emily is afraid will drive a wedge between the two of them and she wants to talk to Jordan about it only he doesn’t want to talk to anyone. He’s shut himself off from the world and Emily doesn’t know how to bring him back. She wants to give him space but she also knows that too much space might mean she loses her best friend forever.

And with the summer circuit underway, Emily is ready to get back on her own horses and start winning again. She wants to see her riding friends and have some fun after a depressing month that she is happy to leave behind. Only it feels wrong to have fun when Jordan is sti...
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After more than nine seasons as television's Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan has a new mission: to use his unique insights about dog psychology to create stronger, happier relationships between humans and their canine companions.

Both inspirational and practical, A Short Guide to a Happy Dog draws on thousands of training encounters around the world to present 98 essential lessons. Taken together, they will help owners apply the key aspects of Cesar's celebrated philosophy to create the most fulfilling life possible with their dogs.

In these pages, Cesar delves into crucial themes that go beyond obedience-school basics to reveal the hearts and minds of our beloved pets. In short, practical takes, he explores the basics of dog psychology, instinctual behaviors, creating balance and boundaries, managing common misbehaviors, choosing the right dog for your family, and helping your dog adjust to life transitions.

Throughout the book, inspiring stories from Cesar's case files-and from his new show, Leader of the Pack-provide moving real-world applications and surprising life lessons.

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If you're looking to clean up but not clean out, if you want to declutter but don't want to throw out eighty percent of your stuff, if you want to be able to find matching socks in the morning but don't want a color-coded sock drawer, you've come to the right place. Organized Enough offers a groundbreaking, science-driven method for getting--and staying--organized. Amanda Sullivan's proven approach will teach you the lifelong habits of the organized, showing you how to make cleaning up effortless and automatic. With seven concepts to help you define your goals and seven essential habits to keep chaos and clutter at bay, Organized Enough will teach you to reframe how you think about your space, your stuff, and your life. You'll learn how to:
  • Sort the "stuff" from the sentimental
  • Become a paper-filing ninja
  • Cultivate consistency, not chaos
  • Set up systems that can run on autopilot
  • Let go of guilt and start enjoying your home
  • ...and more
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From USA TODAY bestselling author and seven time Amazon All Star author comes another page-turning murder mystery.

Antiques, polo, and relationships. What do they have in common? Murder!

Why was the Palm Springs polo club owner's fiancee, Pia, murdered? Old relationships, Mafia vendettas, and inheritances all play a part in this cozy mystery. Jack Rutledge, the owner of a world class polo club in Palm Springs hires Marty Combs, an antique appraiser, to evaluate Jack's collection of art pottery and Pia's collection of art glass. When Marty and her husband, Jeff, a Palm Springs police detective, attend a cocktail party at the Rutledge Polo Club, they find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.

Who killed Pia? Was it Kevin, the has-been polo player jealous of Jack's success? Roberto, the reputed second-in-command of the West Coast Mafia who loved Pia? Gerta, Pia's sister, who feels the art glass collection willed to Pia should be hers? Pia's ex-husband, a felon newly released from prison? Jensen, Jack's son, who'd been promised he would inherit Jack's very valuable art pottery collection, or even Lupe, the polo club...
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USA TODAY bestselling author and seven time Amazon All Star Author brings you the first in a new series:
An antique appraisal in the home of a recently murdered woman puts Marty at the center of a search for the killer. 
Who did it? The woman's son? The well-known collector of antique Meissen china? A professional art and antique thief? The owner of Mai Tai Mama's Restaurant? 

Marty Morgan is a recently divorced antique and art appraiser who moves from the Midwest to live with her sister in High Desert, California, just outside of Palm Springs. Since their early childhood days, her sister has always possessed unexplained psychic abilities that often enable her to predict future events.

And just what part did the collection of Meissen Monkey Band figurines play in the murder? Detective Jeff Combs is just as determined to develop a relationship with Marty and her dog Duke as he is to solve the crime. Will the psychic abilities of Marty's sister help her find the killer?
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NEW & UPDATED 2017

NEW BEAUTIFUL COVER

We have taken your reviews and made this book the best Adult Activity Book on Amazon! This book was last updated April 2017 and now contains 136 pages including three expert (600 dots) dot-to-dot puzzles, mazes, USA map quiz, world capital matching quiz, and a play with a friend section!

This book contains:

  • 136 pages!
  • Coloring
  • Sudoku
  • Dot-to-Dot 
  • Word Seach 
  • Word Scramble
  • USA Map Quiz
  • World Capital Quiz
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Dots & Boxes
  • Hangman

These exercises will not only help with relaxation, but also improve critical thinking skills and workout the brain. Activities in this book vary in skill level from introductory to expert making it the perfect all around adult activity book! Share the fun and let us know what you loved about our book in the reviews below!

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Living With Less. Discover The Joy of Less And Simplify Your Life



Does the thought of your home filled with possessions and junk fill you with dread? Does life seem a constant battle against tidying up and moving things around to dust and clean? Do you yearn for an easier and simple life?

THEN THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU

Discover the amazing benefits of adopting a minimalist mindset and lifestyle with the guide Living With Less
In this guide we will look at and learn about how we can remove items, thoughts, and general junk from our lives in order to lead a more fulfilling life and realize our true potential without unnecessary distractions.

THIS BOOK IS FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED

Its no coincidence that many of the worlds most successful people have adopted a minimalist mindset and lifestyle in order to shut out the noise that holds many people back in the 21st century.

This hectic lifestyle filled with gadgets, furniture, clothes, and many unused and unwanted items results in nothing more than a lack of focus of the things in life that make us truly happy and fulfilled.
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Explore the Energetic Dimension of Your Health—In Living Color!
 
When it comes to the subtle body, coloring is more than just an enjoyable way to learn about the energy systems that govern our health—it’s also an effective practice to help awaken your intuitive connection to your chakras, meridians, and more. With The Subtle Body Coloring Book, Cyndi Dale joins illustrator Richard Wehrman to bring you an illustrated resource on healing modalities from a variety of traditions, inviting you to:
 
• Embark on a coloring tour through the major energy structures of the subtle body—fields, channels, and centers
• Explore the body’s aura and electromagnetic biofield
• Illuminate the meridians—the body’s chi channels as identified by Traditional Chinese Medicine
• Awaken the gifts and wisdom of each chakra as you color them
• Journey through your acupressure points, organs, and the subtle energy centers that empower health and wellness
• Learn the special qualities and healing properties of each color you use
 
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AMAZON BEST SELLER! This coloring book for adults contains swirls style illustrations representing various animals and floral compositions. The twenty-four designs are of various difficulty levels and the images are printed on the fronts of pages only, so you don't need to worry about bleed-through if you choose to use markers. BONUS : The book includes also the download of a PDF file for COMPILATION 2, which is a printable book containing a various selection of coloring pages taken from the Happy Coloring Book series. Happy Coloring!...
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A field-tested guide to surviving a nuclear attack, written by a revered civil defense expert.

This edition of Cresson H. Kearny’s iconic Nuclear War Survival Skills (originally published in 1979), updated by Kearny himself in 1987 and again in 2001, offers expert advice for ensuring your family’s safety should the worst come to pass. Chock-full of practical instructions and preventative measures, Nuclear War Survival Skills is based on years of meticulous scientific research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Featuring a new introduction by ex-Navy SEAL Don Mann, this book also includes: instructions for six different fallout shelters, myths and facts about the dangers of nuclear weapons, tips for maintaining an adequate food and water supply, a foreword by “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” physicist Dr. Edward Teller, and an “About the Author” note by Eugene P. Wigner, physicist and Nobel Laureate.

Written at a time when global tensions were at their peak, Nuclear War Survival Skills remains relevant in the dangerous age in which we now live.
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Create Fabulous Modern Soaps The Truly Natural, Eco-Friendly Way

With this new comprehensive guide, herbalist Jan Berry offers everything the modern-day enthusiast needs to make incredible botanical soaps. Beginners can join in the sudsy fun with detailed tutorials and step-by-step photographs for making traditional cold-process soap and the more modern hot-process method with a slow cooker. Jan presents 50 easy, unique soap recipes with ingredients and scents inspired by the herb garden, veggie garden, farm, forest and more. Sample soap recipes you won’t want to miss are Lavender Milk Bath Bars, Sweet Honey & Shea Layers Soap, Creamy Avocado Soap, Citrus Breeze Brine Bars, Mountain Man Beard & Body Bars and Classic Cedarwood & Coconut Milk Shave Soap. Featured resources are Jan’s handy guides to common soapmaking essential oils and their properties, oil and milk infusions with healing herbs and easy decoration techniques. The book also contains Jan’s highly anticipated natural colorants gallery showcasing more than 50 soaps that span the rainbow. Soap crafters of all levels will enjoy referencing this book for years to come.

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The classic bestselling resource for every American home. Choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, watering plants, removing stains -- Home Comforts addresses the meanings as well as the methods of hands -- on housekeeping to help you manage everyday chores, find creative solutions to modern domestic dilemmas, and enhance the experience of life at home.
Further topics include: Making up a bed with hospital corners, Expert recommendations for safe food storage, Reading care labels (and sometimes carefully disregarding them), Keeping your home free of dust mites and other allergens, Home safety and security, A summary of laws applicable to the home, including privacy, accident liability, contracts, and domestic employees and more in this practical, good-humored, historic, philosophical, even romantic, guidebook to the art of household management.

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Virtually everyone enjoys a crisply ironed dress shirt, clean sheets on a well-made bed, and a savory home-cooked meal. Yet housekeeping today stands as a somewh...
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The complete gardening reference--plants, advice, and techniques for every region and garden style

  • Since 1951, Better Homes and Gardens® Garden Book has been the must-have reference
  • Bigger and better with more growing information, plant profiles, and photos
  • Written by experts from around the country
  • Shows you how to garden where you live, from planning to choosing, using, and growing lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens® Garden Book is your ticket to a beautiful landscape.

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In this book by well-known modern quilters Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr along with their 11-year-old daughter Sophie Kerr, kids will learn how to navigate a sewing machine, make smart fabric choices, and use basic sewing tools. Sixteen kid-friendly projects run the gamut from clothes to bags to accessories while clear, step-by-step instructions from Weeks and husband/design partner Bill Kerr walk kids through the creation of each. Throughout the book, tips from Sophie offer design and construction advice from a kid's perspective. The book "grows" with the sewist, offering more complex projects as the reader's skills develop.
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Make Pincushions: 12 Darling Projects to Sew cover
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Upgrade from the basic tomato with a pincushion that's sure to put a smile on your face! Sew 10 playful patterns from top designers, from 3D shapes to cute little critters. Try out a variety of techniques–like appliqué, embroidery, and piecing–in this value-packed booklet. Perfect for swaps, gifts, and stocking stuffers, these charming pincushions are so quick to sew, you'll want to make them again and again....
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Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers: 12 Projects from Simple Squares - Choosing Fabrics & Organizing Your Stash cover
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Learn to rescue fabric leftovers with 12 colorful quilt patterns for scrap lovers. Judy Gauthier teaches you her indispensible system for cutting from "real," oddly shaped scraps, not just strips or precuts! Cut scraps into 3 1/2" 4 1/2", and 5 1/2" squares - a magical combination for all skill levels - using traditional rotary cutting or Judy's fast2cut Simple Square Templates. Clever organizing and quilt-assembly tips will help you uncover hidden treasures from your stash....
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Make Precut Quilts: 10 Dazzling Projects to Sew (Make Series) cover
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Quilting with precuts is easy, fast, and fun! Feature your favorite fabric collection in these 10 precut-friendly designs using charm packs, layers cakes, and jelly roll strips. The versatile patterns from top designers work with a variety of prints and solids, and beginner and intermediate quilters will love the bright and friendly designs. This value-packed book is perfect for anyone who wants to jump straight into sewing!...
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Double Vision Quilts: Simply Layer Shapes & Color for Richly Complex Curved Designs cover
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Learn how to turn squares and rectangles into circles and ovals with no curved piecing―it's easy! Take an artistic journey with 11 mind-bending quilts that fool the eye with innovative layering, playful patterns, and delightful color choices. The best-selling author of Strips ‘n Curves shares three simple construction methods for endless possibilities. With something for every type of quilter, this opulent collection will inspire you to see your fabrics in a whole new light....
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Zoomigurumi 4: 15 Cute Amigurumi Patterns by 12 Great Designers cover
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This new collection of 15 projects, featuring designers from all over the world, provides all the inspiration you need to keep you crocheting! Surprise your family and friends with handmade gifts, or simply make them for yourself! Zoomigurumi 4 features 15 new animal patterns created by 13 talented designers. Create your very own Charlie the kitten, Doris the dolphin. Emily the elephant, Stanley the giraffe, Orwell the orangutan, Toru the deer, Sammy the seahorse, Zeno the bumblebee, and more. Projects cover a variety of skill levels, from beginner-friendly to those suitable for advanced crocheters, all of which are accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and explanations.
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Adult Coloring Book: Butterflies cover
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  • Over 30 exquisite butterfly adult coloring pages
  • One-sided pages; only one picture printed on each sheet
  • High-resolution images
  • A comfortable and convenient 8.25" x 8.25" size
What better way to relax and unwind from the day, than to color beautiful butterflies! Butterflies of all shapes,sizes and varieties (plus many floral designs) are here at yourfingertips and ready for an artistic adventure!

Adult Coloring Books Butterflies will give hours of fun and relaxation to all butterfly lovers....
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Building Beehives For Dummies cover
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The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment

Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories.   For each design the book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardware and fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, and illustrative drawings that show how the components all fit together.  There are over a dozen plans in all, including the traditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designs for elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board, the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive top feeders, and more. The book contains introductory chapters that teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any of the plans in the book. 

Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasoned ol’timer, Building Beehives for Dummies provides you with the information you need to plan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories). You'll discover what type of hive to build, hin...
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Patternless Sewing Mod Style: Just Measure, Cut & Sew for the Perfect Fit! - 24 Garments for Women and Girls cover
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Sew a complete wardrobe without the hassle of pricey paper patterns! Learn to properly measure, cut, and sew for a fabulous fit every time. From a maxi skirt to a shirred blouse and even a raincoat, these projects are ideal for beginning sewists and women and girls of all sizes. Customize looks with a variety of pockets, belts, and hem bands. This entire collection costs less than a few tissue-paper patterns!...
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Wuthering Heights: A Coloring Classic cover
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Bring to life the classic Victorian story of Wuthering Heights and the love affair of Catherine and Heathcliff in this gorgeously detailed coloring book. Intricate linework combines with iconic quotations and gothic scenes to create an evocative book that will inspire creativity and take you on a windswept journey across the Yorkshire moors....
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Jasmine Becket-Griffith Coloring Book: A Fantasy Art Adventure cover
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At last, Jasmine Becket-Griffith's most loved paintings are now available as a coloring book!

Jasmine has selected 55 of her favorite characters to create this fantasy art adventure for you to enjoy. Designed for coloring book fanatics both young and old, there are detailed intricacies for those who love to lose themselves in meditative detail, and there are broad patches and fun characters for those who like to take a simpler approach.

Each coloring pattern features an enlightening description about the original painting it is based on, and the individual character depicted, to satisfy the curiosity of the artist's many fans.

96 pages, printed on premium quality 150gsm paper

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Lotta Jansdotter Collection Coloring Book: 45+ Contemporary Prints & Patterns to Color for Creativity & Joy cover
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Awaken your inner artist with a collection of 45+ sleek and stylish illustrations to color from self-taught designer and style icon Lotta Jansdotter. These Scandinavian-style drawings are ideal for framing and perfectly suited to coloring with colored pencils, markers, and even watercolors. Plus, with two bonus pages of coloring stickers, you'll find yourself completely immersed in Lotta's world of urban landscapes juxtaposed with natural beauty....
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Posh Adult Coloring Book: Thomas Kinkade Designs for Inspiration & Relaxation (Posh Coloring Books) cover
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Now you can color along with the master, Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. From luminous lighthouses and frothy seascapes to candlelit villages and welcoming front porches, relax as you color in this soothing atmosphere of beauty and inspiration.

In this unique coloring book, sixty-three of Thomas Kinkade's most popular paintings are presented in color across from the black line art of the same image to be colored. Enter the world of the painter of light yourself, as you create your own renditions of these classic artworks, including such gems as Aspen Chapel, Garden of Prayer, and Stairway to Paradise....
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Off the Beaten Path Coloring Postcard Book: 20 Adventurous Designs cover
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Coloring is a great way to relax and spark your inner creativity. From best-selling author and illustrator Samarra Khaja comes an endearingly wacky collection of perforated postcards to color and send to friends and family or keep for yourself. Printed on high-quality, heavyweight paper for use with colored pencils, markers, gel pens, watercolors, and more, this small-format book takes you on a fun and inspirational journey through Samarra's imagination and around the world!...
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Craft-a-Day: 365 Simple Handmade Projects cover
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Make something new every day of the year! Craft-a-Day offers daily inspiration along with weekly themes to kick-start your creativity. Make magnets, cupcake toppers, garlands, cards, wall art, finger puppets, and more! With 52 different themes, from rainbows and snowmen to ladybugs and groundhogs, you’ll find fun and cuteness on every page. Author Sarah Goldschadt provides whimsical projects for easy crafts that require no advanced skills or crazy tools. Complete with handy patterns and how-to photos, Craft-a-Day challenges you to make something special, every day of the year....
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Crocheting For Dummies with Online Videos (For Dummies (Lifestyle)) cover
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Get hooked on the art of crochet

The crochet craze has taken the craft world by storm. If you've caught the bug and want to take your skills from beginner to beguiling, look no further than the friendly guidance in this bestselling guide. In Crocheting For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll find out how to choose the right hooks and yarns to complete your project, switch colors as you go, utilize various crochet stiches for different looks, and so much more. Online companion project videos will help readers master the concepts and techniques covered in the book.

Julia Roberts and countless other celebrities are doing it—and you can, too! Taking the intimidation out of the timeless art of crocheting, this updated edition gives crafters of every skill level the knowledge and know-how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off their work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatches to decoding patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy-to-follow guide is all you need to create beautiful designs in no time!

  • Includes fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques
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American Gods: The Official Coloring Book cover
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Enter the world of Neil Gaiman’s epic masterpiece with this unique coloring book featuring forty-six illustrations created exclusively for this volume.

The war had begun and nobody saw it . . .

The land of Neil Gaiman’s beloved, bestselling novel American Gods is a place where gods—old and new, good and evil—walk among humans; where magic can revive the dead; and where a storm is brewing . . . one that threatens to bring about a war for the very soul of America. Now, for the first time, fans of this modern masterwork can bring Gaiman’s intricately imagined landscape to life thanks to dozens of gorgeously rendered black-and-white line drawings from renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, Jon Proctor, and Craig Phillips. Indulge your inner artist and revel in the stunning imagery of the gods and people, places and artifacts of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

 

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Creatively Calm Studios Adult 3 Coloring Books Set with 120 Animal, Mandala and Scenic Designs cover
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OVER 120 UNIQUE, STRESS RELIEVING ADULT COLORING PAGES

Printed On The Thickest Paper Possible - So No Bleed Through!

Creatively Calm Studios Presents: Into The Jungle, Under The Sea and Up In The Air

This adult coloring book set designed by artists at Creatively Calm Studios has separated itself from the rest of the industry in a few main ways. Using only the highest quality materials, the thicker paper used for this book sets allows the customer to use gel pens, markers, coloring pencils, etc... without having to fear the color bleeding through to the next page.

One of the biggest things we would like to stress here at Creatively Calm Studios is that we make a conscious effort to create only first-rate products, while doing so at a fraction of the cost compared to our competitors. Getting over 120+ images from three COMPLETELY different genres allows the artist to pick and choose which stress relieving pattern they feel like tackling each day!

Everyone should be finding a 15 min window (at minimum) every single day to break out the gel pens, grab a cold beverage and begin to unwind yourself by coloring our stress relieving des...
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The Art of Laurel Burch™ Coloring Postcard Book: 20 Iconic Designs cover
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Coloring is a great way to relax and spark your inner creativity. From esteemed 21st-century artist Laurel Burch comes collection of perforated postcards featuring her most renowned artwork to color and send to friends and family or keep for yourself. Printed on high-quality, heavyweight paper for use with colored pencils, markers, gel pens, watercolors, and more, this small-format book invites you to step into Laurel's vivid world of decorative cats, mythical creatures, and human figures!...
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A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn cover
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Named one of the top 10 lifestyle books for fall 2017 by Publisher's Weekly.

In tales from twenty-one knitters, Clara Parkes examines a subject that is irresistible to us all: the yarn stash.

Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yarn to exceed several life expectancies. With her trademark wry, witty approach, Parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life--from KonMari minimalist to joyous collector, designer to dyer, spinner to social worker, scholar to sheep farmer.

Whether the yarn stash is muse, memento, creative companion, career guide, or lifeline in tough times, these deeply engaging stories take a surprising and fascinating look at why we collect, what we cherish, and how we let go.

Contributors include New York Times bestselling authors Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Debbie Stoller, Meg Swansen and Franklin Habit, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, Adrienne Martini, and a host of ot...
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Human Anatomy Coloring Book (Dover Children's Science Books) cover
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From a biological point of view, the human body is an infinitely complex marvel of fine design, superbly adapted to its functions by eons of evolutionary development. Hundreds of specialized organs, bones, muscles, nerve fibers, blood vessels, and other anatomical features comprise an interdependent network of bodily systems that enables the human organism to survive. Now the component parts of this intricate flesh-and-bone machine can be absorbed and understood by means of an ingenious format: a coloring book that can help mature children and adult colorists learn anatomy.
An affordable anatomy class, this easy learning study aid contains careful, scientifically accurate line renderings of the body's organs and major systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, reproductive, and more. A total of 43 coloring pages (often with several illustrations on each) offers numerous views, cross-sections, diagrams and detailed closeups, labelled and numbered to correspond with suggestions for coloring. These suggestions are specially designed to emphasize the structural relationship in the body. By working through each system, the reader will gain not only an intimat...
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Internet sensation Grumpy Cat's epic feline frown has inspired legions of devoted fans. Celebrating the grouch in everyone, the Grumpy Cat book teaches the fine art of grumpiness and includes enough bad attitude to cast a dark cloud over the whole world. Featuring brand new as well as classic photos, and including grump-inspiring activities and games, Grumpy Cat delivers unmatched, hilarious grumpiness that puts any bad mood in perspective....
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Make Star Quilts: 11 Stellar Projects to Sew cover
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Popular quiltmakers Alex Anderson, Natalia Bonner, and Kathleen Whiting, Barbara Cline, and Jan Krentz present 11 timeless star quilt designs ranging from traditional to modern, including scrap-friendly designs to bust your stash. With 11 star projects in a value-packed booklet, you'll learn why stars are a perennial favorite among quilters....
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The Homemade Housewife: The last book you will ever need on homemaking and frugal living cover
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What if you had a friend that had all sorts of advice on homemaking, budgeting, being frugal but wanting for nothing, and homeschooling? What if this friend could show you how to create a household budget from A to Z that would cut your bills in half...or almost? She could give you some advice on Urban farming with super easy ways to compost and how to travel, have the guest stay over, throw all sorts of parties and really celebrate the holidays on pennies. She would even show you how to decorate a home from garage sales and dress well from thrift stores. Then she had all these recipes for scratch cooking, household cleaners, and even homemade cosmetics! She could even help you with the children and create free home based playgrounds, homeschools, and great nutrition, safety proofing the house, and making emergency kits. Wow, what a handy friend! Well, she's right here. This is a homemaker that knows her stuff and wants to help you live a wonderful lifestyle in a sustainable and inexpensive way. No matter what budget you are working with, a military salary, fixed income, disability, one income family...there is so much advice here. Even the frugal veteran might pi...
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Wire Jewelry: Beaded and Beautiful: 24 captivating jewelry designs cover
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Noted designer and author Irina Miech returns to her favorite medium with Wire Jewelry: Beaded and Beautiful, a collection of 24+ timeless wire jewelry projects beginners can create with a minimum investment in tools and materials.

Using a clear, illustrative teaching style, Irina introduces standard wire techniques like wrapping loops, spirals, and zig-zags; hammering; creating simple clasps, and much more. Jewelry makers can apply their new skills to beautiful earrings, rings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, and captured cabochons that have a timeless, classic look and feel.

The focus is on materials and tools readily available at national retailers and independent bead shops alike: base metals, beads, semiprecious stones, and cabochons in various sizes and shapes. Even the findings — chain, clasps, and jump rings — are easy to find. With Wire Jewelry: Beaded and Beautiful, jewelry makers at every level will be able to create timeless jewelry pieces using standard techniques and materials.
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Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers: A Paint-By-Number Kit cover
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Relaxation is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

The Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers kit gives you everything you need to paint your stress away, and create beautiful art in the process.

With more than two dozen flower illustrations, you can choose from lilies, zinnias, daisies, sunflowers, bluebells, and more, then follow the color selection instructions and unwind. You don't have to worry about picking the wrong color, or blending the wrong shade. This carefully curated, soothing palate ensures each piece you complete will be frame ready.

It doesn't get more beautiful--or more calming--than Stress Less Paint-By-Number Flowers!

Features:
  • An 8.25" x 9.25" book with 30 flower designs
  • 6 tubes of acrylic paint
  • 3 professional-grade brushes
  • 1 paint tray
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The world’s favorite cat faces his biggest series of challenges yet, as he takes on the whole globe!

With over 360 million hits on YouTube, Simon’s Cat is a genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon. Fans from all over the world have fallen for this adorable but anarchic feline who will do just about anything to be fed. Simon Tofield’s beautiful drawings and warm humor come alive on the page in this irresistibly charming book—an outgrowth of the enormously popular short films featured on YouTube.

Simon’s Cat proved his authority in the house. He returned victorious from his adventures beyond the garden fence. He prevailed after the chaotic arrival of a new kitten in Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos. Now he takes on the world! Illustrated in glorious full color, this volume explodes from the page with mesmerizing levels of detail.
 
This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
 
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I Will See You in Heaven cover
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For anyone who is grieving the loss of beloved pets, this bestselling little book offers wisdom, comfort, and the reassuring hope that we will see our cats and dogs and other animals in heaven. Friar Jack Wintz has been pondering this for years, and he is convinced that God's loving relationship with creation includes the afterlife. Here, Friar Jack traces the history of God's fatherly care for his creatures — from the Garden of Eden, to Noah and the Ark, Jonah and the Whale, and the life and example of St. Francis of Assisi — and also shares from his personal life experience. "Our God is a God of overflowing love, goodness, and beauty who is ready to give over everything to those he loves. Surely the Creator would not suddenly stop loving and caring for the creatures he had put into existence with so much care!" —Friar Jack includes: Gift inscription page Prayers of Blessing — for any animal, fish, bird, or other creature, and 14 brief chapters of wisdom and reflection.

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Hand Lettering for Relaxation: An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art cover
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A Fun & Inspiring Introduction to the Art of Hand Lettering

Hand Lettering for Relaxation is the perfect way to cultivate calmness and joy while creating beautiful works of art. While hand lettering can look intimidating, artist and blogger Amy Latta has a friendly and down-toearth approach that will give you the confidence to draw impressive designs with ease. Learn how to create a lovely brush-lettered look with easy, no-fail faux calligraphy. Then add pretty embellishments such as vines, roses, banners, ribbons, swirls and feathers that take your designs to the next level. You’ll also get a beginner’s guide to real brush lettering, plus fun print fonts and ways to highlight, shadow or emboss your words. With 46 unique workshops, each with a featured motivational design, you will gain enough proficiency to proudly share your lettered art on social media, make personalized gifts and even decorate your home.

In this interactive workbook, doodling on the high-quality art paper is highly encouraged! Use it to letter the featured design with the new technique you learned, create your own design or simply enjoy some medi...
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Declutter Your Home: Modern Techniques For Happiness Through Simplified Living (Declutter Your Life Series Book 1) cover
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Welcome to Declutter Your Home: Modern Techniques for Happiness through Simplified Living. The essence here is clear, readable and easy to apply, this book was created to; in a single volume present you with numerous techniques, methods and strategies all of which are designed to eliminate clutter and stress, maximise space and provide a happy living environment.
We live in a society seduced by stuff. Advertising and not so clever marketing make us want any conceivable object and in this age of mass production, materialism has become an epidemic. Our belongings have become no more than self-imposed, self-maintained jail bars and it’s time to break free and maybe make a little cash in the process.
Understand and learn how get the most of your living space by following exercises such as the 20%-80% rule and the 4 box system, both of which will streamline the decision making and decluttering processes.
Whether you’re having a general clear out, moving home or even cleaning your desk at work Declutter Your Home: Modern Techniques for Happiness through Simplified Living has something that’ll make your life a little easier.
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Minimalism And Cleaning: A Complete Comprehensive Beginner's Amazing Cleaning and Organizing Methods and Tips cover
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DISCOVER:: A Complete And Comprehensive Beginner's Amazing Cleaning And Organizing Methods And Tips




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BOOK #1 PREVIEW


Have you ever entered a house and thought, “Wow, how ANYONE can live in a place like this? It’s an absolute mess, there is so much stuff!” And then you realize that it’s your own home and you have no idea how it got this cluttered? Well, relax. Don’t get overwhelmed. Here you have the solution for how to de-clutter your home in 7 days. Put aside an hour or 2 per day and really focus and you can get it done. Picture the home from the magazines, the movies or the home of your most organized friend. You can make that happen for your home in just a few hours per day for 7 days.

BOOK #2 PREVIEW


Have you even wondered how to take control of your life? Have you thought, you have so much clutter in your home, and you do not know where to start to organize your life? Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed by the clutter in your home or office? Rest assured, you are not alone. Many people struggle to find a way to de-clutter their lives...
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Inkspirations Color and Connect: 32 Postcards to Keep in Touch cover
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Bring back the lost art of letter writing with Inkspirations Color and Connect postcards. You'll de-stress and enjoy the fun of coloring while keeping in touch. In a time when many people use cursors instead of cursive, your friends and family will appreciate receiving a personal note that's your own work of art. With a wide variety of original designs from artist Ronnie Walter, there is something for every budding artist, from gorgeous geometric designs and fabulous florals to pretty paisleys and funky flamingos. Thinking of You, Thank You, and Birthday messages await your artistry, plus more than two dozen message-free postcards to make your own. With a sturdy card stock and a compact size that's durable for postal mail, it's coloring fun turned functional, a creative and personalized way to keep in touch. AARP and HCI come together with a special line of Inkspirations adult coloring books that are good for us emotionally, physically, and spiritually. ...
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Paint by Sticker Kids: Under the Sea: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! cover
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Paint by Sticker is the most exciting new idea in activity books, both for grown-ups and kids. A compelling activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and colorers of all ages, each Paint by Sticker Kids book includes everything you need to create ten vibrant, full-color “paintings.” The original images are rendered in low-poly, a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next—it’s an activity that’s utterly absorbing, both in the pleasure of peeling and sticking and the growing satisfaction of watching a “painting” come to life, emerging from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, and spirit.

Paint by Sticker Kids: Under the Sea is a journey into the world beneath the waves. Kids will create a dolphin, a shark, an octopus, and other denizens of the watery world. The card stock pages are perforated so kids can remove them easily and display, or share, ...
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Beginner's Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery (Search Press Classics) cover
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Learn how to create beautiful flowers using silk ribbon embroidery techniques, including foxgloves, roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, primroses, geraniums, irises, poppies and much more. Only a few stitches are needed to create exquisite designs. All the techniques are explained using step by step photography and instructions, and there are clear diagrams with every project. There are also full instructions on how to paint and stencil fabric backgrounds. Suitable for beginners and experienced embroiderers. This timeless best-seller has been redesigned to appeal to the modern embroiderer.
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The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how -- with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques -- blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments. Written by an expert in blacksmith and metal artist, this book provides readers with a basic understanding of blacksmithing, including an explanation of tools like an anvil, an anvil stand, hammers, and tongs. Heating techniques like coal forging and fire tending are explained in detail, along with different types of metal like wrought iron, cast iron, and steel. The Backyard Blacksmith walks readers through step-by-step, illustrated projects including hooks, door and gate pulls, wall-mounted hooks, knockers, racks, and more. These expert blacksmithing lessons come to life with full-color photography to illustrate the steps and provide a better understanding of the text. With this book, beginning blacksmiths can learn to turn m...
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Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill In The Love Journal cover
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This little gift book contains fill-in-the-blank lines describing some aspect of your affection for your beloved. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift your loved one will read again and again. Make it as mushy, racy, or witty as you choose! Simple prompts make it easy to express yourself. Ideal anniversary gifts, tissue not included. Hardcover with removable clear plastic jacket; 4.5 × 3.25 inches; 112 pages. Knock Knock is an independent maker of clever gifts, books, and whatever else we can think up. Our mission is to bring humor, creativity, and smarts to everyday life. Say something more with #knockknockstuff....
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Tattoo Darlings: An Inky Girls Coloring Book cover
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AMAZON BEST SELLER 2016 & 2017! Best Selling Adult & All Ages Coloring Books by Hannah Lynn Color the day away with the Tattoo Darlings! Inspired by Artist Hannah Lynn’s popular Whimsy Girls, these beauties are each adorned with tattoos in a variety of fun themes for all ages! This ultimate collection coloring book features *40* adorable girls from Hannah's hand drawn illustrations, each printed single-sided! Suitable for all ages, but intended for adults and older children. Designs range from moderate to challenging in this book. True to the artist's personal style, the coloring pages feature bold, thick lines for ease of coloring inside the lines. This is Hannah's seventh coloring book, following "Mermaids, Fairies, & Other Girls of Whimsy Coloring Book: 50 Fan Favs", "Enchanted Faces: Mermaids, Fairies, & Fantasy Pocket-Sized Coloring Book” (also now available in full size)", “Sweet & Simple Whimsy Girls: Mermaids & More to Color”, "Enchanted Halloween", "A Whimsy Girls Christmas", and "I Dream in Color"--all available here on Amazon. To learn more about Hannah Lynn, please visit HannahLynn.com!...
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Letters of Note: Volume 1: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience cover
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This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, Letters of Note is an instant classic....
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USA TODAY Crossword: 200 Puzzles from The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper (USA Today Puzzles) cover
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The Nation's No. 1 Newspaper offers puzzle-smiths the ultimate book featuring a new collection of challenging conundrums.

"You can be sitting in the train working a puzzle but it can take you far away from the everyday. Before you know it you're at your stop or about to pass it. It's not like you were even in the train. It's something different, something removed from the ordinary."--Maki Kaji, The Japanese Times

Boasting an average of 60 word clues, each game is centered on themes such as Letters to Rome, Tax Credits, Opposites Attract, and more....
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Veterinarians Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs: Safe and Effective Alternative Treatments and Healing Techniques from the Nations Top Holistic Veterinarians cover
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The world of veterinary medicine is changing. People are realizing that if alternative medicine is better for them, it's better for their pets, too. Dogs are visiting acupuncturists, chiropractic doctors, and homeopaths. Still, many dog owners are unaware that such simple measures as changing their pet's diet and using vitamins, herbs, and other natural cures can help prevent or heal ailments ranging from excessive scratching to depression to a host of serious diseases.

The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs is both an introduction and a guide to the vast world of natural healing methods, treatments, and foods now available for dogs. Author Martin Zucker offers advice from dozens of holistic practitioners and licensed veterinarians, who share their recipes, insights, and "prescriptions." Here dog owners will find information on everything from nutritional supplements to massage therapy, as well as how these treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional medications and surgical techniques....
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Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon cover
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"What William Cecil has accomplished at Biltmore Estate is one of the great preservation success stories of all time. He has set a high standard for what all historic house museums strive for: magnificently preserved buildings and grounds, engaging interpretation, and--perhaps most challenging of all--economic self-sufficiency. It is no surprise that Biltmore Estate is widely recognized as one of America's finest places to visit."
--Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

"Biltmore is a glorious national historic landmark that, through creative vision and entrepreneurial management, preserves and provides insight into a way of life in the early 1900s. Bill is the imaginative and multifaceted leader who has built this great monument to enrich his community. George and I admire his dedication and success."
--George and Abby Rockefeller O'Neill

"Bill Cecil and his team at Biltmore Estate have sure proved that they know how to build a successful business. They did it the old-fashioned way: embrace a bold idea that others said could not be done and--through commitment, determination, and hard work--bring it to...
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Less Mess Less Stress: Minimalist Routines To Declutter Your Environment, Unload Your Mind And Optimize Your Day cover
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Does life seem overly complex and constantly overwhelming? Do you feel anxious from your obligations, duties, and cluttered surroundings? Would you like to have a more free life?



Don’t compromise with your happiness. “Good enough” is not the life you deserve - you deserve the best, and the good news is that you can have it. Learn the surprising truth that it’s not by doing more, but less with Less Mess Less Stress.

We know that we own too much, we say yes for too many engagements, and we stick to more than we should. Physical, mental and relationship clutter are daily burdens we have to deal with.

Change your mindset and live a happier life with less.



This book will help you if:



• You’re committed to reducing stress in your life
You wish to get rid of things and keep order around you
• You feel mentally overwhelmed, and you seek real solutions how to simplify your days
Want to be a more understanding and patient friend or spouse
• You seek for real life ex...
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Handbook of United States Coins 2018: The Official Blue Book, Paperback cover
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Since 1942, coin dealers have used the annual Handbook of United States Coins—the OFFICIAL BLUE BOOK—to make buying offers. You can use it to find out how much your coins are worth! The Blue Book's price listing offer a real-world look at the coin market, gathered from dealers around the country. Coverage includes colonial and early American coins, federal coins (half cents through gold double eagles), commemoratives, Proof sets, die varieties, private and territorial gold, tokens, the newest Presidential dollars, National Park quarters, bullion coins, and much more. More than 24,000 prices in multiple grades. Easy-to-follow coin-grading instructions. Coins and tokens from the 1600s to today. Historical information. Hundreds of detailed, actual-size photos. How to start a coin collection. Detailed mintage records, and much more....
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At Home at Highclere: Entertaining at the Real Downton Abbey cover
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Written by the current lady of the manor, this book gives complete access to the world-renowned historic country house and showcases the art of entertaining, past and present. Highclere Castle, famed as the setting for Downton Abbey, is the epitome of how we imagine the perfect English country house. Long the Carnarvon fami­ly’s ancestral country seat, Highclere has welcomed royalty, statesmen, and notables from the worlds of business, academia, and the arts for shooting parties, elegant fêtes, and celebrations in the grand style.

Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the current chatelaine, invites readers inside Highclere, past and present, as she describes how to entertain in the style of a stately English country house: the etiquette of the invi­tation, multi-course meals, correct seating arrange­ments, proper attire, setting the table. She delves into family archives to highlight four real-life historic weekend parties over a seventy-year period during which Highclere hosted an ever-changing cast of notable figures—including Benjamin Disraeli and the Prince of Wales—exploring how society and enter­taining changed decade by decade. Complete with gorgeous full-color phot...
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Can't Fix Stupid! Swear Word Adult Coloring Book: Calming and relaxing coloring patterns and designs created with stress and anxiety relief in mind. cover
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WARNING! This adult coloring book may include:

  • EXTRA RELIEF! Designed and created with stress and anxiety relief in mind. Your doctor may not like this!
  • BWA HA HA HA! You and your friends may suffer from non-stop laughing fits! There is no cure!
  • LESS RAGE! This swear word adult coloring book contains the Rage Page which helps you relax when you need to vent. What are you going to do with your extra time when your venting sessions become shorter?
  • MORE GIFT VALUE! You may find yourself giving away more presents than you planned! i.e., white elephant gifts, secret Santa gifts, and Christmas gifts for her, him, them, and everyone!

About Can't Fix Stupid

We know we can't fix stupid. But, when stupid does what stupid does, we can at least color stupid away! Can't Fix Stupid, the latest adult swear word coloring book by John T, is full of playful vulgar insults and cuss words to help you get your mind off the asshats that try to ruin your day! The coloring book is spec...
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The Case of the Itinerant Ibizan (The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 9) cover
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It’s the start of summer, and Suzy is on a mission to figure out exactly what is going on with Josie’s estranged boyfriend, Summerman. Suzy’s determined to learn more about the man with a mysterious past and what seems to be his rather unique life, but her plans are impacted when a body is discovered buried in a shallow grave in the woods behind the Doggy Inn. The dead man turns out to be the uncle of Sammy, one of the people who works at the Inn, and Suzy soon finds herself involved in an illegal crystal meth operation that’s working on both sides of the River.

As she and Chief Abrams begin their work, a variety of questions surface, and as Suzy tries to make sense of the situation and uncover clues that will help them solve the case, another set of questions emerge that soon has Suzy doing some very deep thinking of a personal nature about choices and consequences and the wonder of life.

As events play out, Suzy and Josie begin a battle of their own that quickly escalates, and her mother announces plans for a grand-scale project that immediately piques their interest and has the potential to dramatically alter their lives. Dozens of questions swirl...
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The Dog Who Came to Stay: A Memoir cover
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The memoir of a transformational friendship between a New England outdoorsman and the scrawny foxhound who came to his door one snowy winter day.
 
In the midst of a blizzard, late one Christmas night in the 1950s, author Hal Borland heard a howl at the back door of his home on a hundred-acre farm in the Housatonic Valley of northwest Connecticut. Resistant at first, he called around trying to find an owner whose dog had gone missing—with no luck. Finally, with the encouragement of his wife and haunted by memories of his childhood collie, Borland brought some scraps of leftover steak outside. This was his introduction to Pat, a miserable, half-starved, but deeply trusting black-and-white foxhound mutt.
 
Pat would soon become a member of the family, accompanying Borland on hunts and terrorizing the local woodchuck population—and teaching him that sometimes our most immediate connection to the natural world is through the animals we live with. A longtime journalist and a winner of the John Burroughs Medal for distinguished nature writing, Borland tells the tale of the time he shared with Pat in this touching true story that “will appeal t...
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Around the Corner Crochet Borders: 150 Colorful, Creative Edging Designs with Charts and Instructions for Turning the Corner Perfectly Every Time cover
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A crochet border is the perfect finishing touch on the edges of any fiber project, but creating one often means shaping the edging around an unforgiving 90-degree angle. It’s no easy task, but Edie Eckman guides you through it with style and poise. This collection includes 150 vibrant crochet frames to suit every fiber need, with color photographs by John Polak that showcase the beautiful details of each technique. Now painless, marvelous crochet borders are just around the corner!

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Book of Mormon Study guide: Diagrams, Doodles, & Insights cover
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This study guide is designed to fit the needs of various ages and study habits and is ideal for personal, class or family study. We have taken every chapter in 1 Nephi - Mosiah and provided study pages to help you really dig in and study every single verse! This study guide contains 116 pages of study pages and over 50 more note pages where you can record your valuable insights. If you like to doodle and draw - then you can fill your pages with doodles and drawings! Another person may want to write in great detail. Another may make lists, draw diagrams, etc. You can customize this study guide to your own personal preferences! We have provided you many diagrams to help you follow story lines, lineage, doctrines, etc. Also included are explanation pages. For example, there is a page that explains the history of Jerusalem, and another page that explains "The House of Israel". These pages will offer you valuable insights that you can easily reference as you are studying your Book of Mormon! Besides being a helpful study guide, this journal also provides a place for you to record what you are learning and leave a history of your thoughts and insights as you study your B...
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The Found Dogs: The Fates and Fortunes of Michael Vick's Pitbulls, 10 Years After Their Heroic Rescue cover
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The Found Dogs follows up on the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs which chronicled the abuse of 51 pit bulls taken from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation, and the heroic attempts to rescue and rehabilitate them. Scarred and scared and initially bound to be euthanized, the dogs were saved by a fearless team of advocates who fought for their rights and futures. Now, on the tenth anniversary of the bust, The Lost Dogs author Jim Gorant picks up their stories where he left off, tracking the striving and thriving, trials and triumphs, and happiness and heartbreaks that have characterized their lives. The Found Dogs brings the story of The Lost Dogs full circle....
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Embracing the Wild in Your Dog: An understanding of the authors of our dog's behavior - nature and the wolf cover
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Are dogs four-legged humans?

Some time ago, dogs became as interwoven in the American culture as baseball, apple pie and the Fourth of July. In fact, most dogs have trumped evolution itself and jumped straight to being four legged humans where they are adorned with human names, designer outfits and fed diets that would confound even the best nutritionist. In most cases, we've granted them our human intelligence and our sacred human emotions as well. They are no longer dogs to us, they're family! Yet, for all that man has done to carve the wolf from the wild to create a surrogate human, today's dog is still a wolf at heart and the accompanying instincts borne from such ancestry defines how the dog approaches its world.

The most damaging problem associated with dog ownership today

The ontogeny of anthropomorphism, where we attach our human traits to our pets, is the most damaging and paralytic problem associated with dog ownership today. Believing in a fairy tale world where dogs possess the same moral consciousness and sense of altruism as attributed to humans has led to a drastic increase in leash laws, dogs being outlawed in a rising number...
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Stitch Me Deadly: An Embroidery Mystery cover
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Marcy Singer owns The Seven Year Stitch, an embroidery specialty shop in the small town of Tallulah Falls, Oregon. Trouble strikes when an elderly woman brings an antique piece of embroidery into the shop-and promptly dies of unnatural causes. Now Marcy has to stitch together clues to catch a crafty killer....
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2018 Academic Year Floral Desk Blotter July 2017-June 2018 cover
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Enjoy the simple, but lovely floral design each month with this 12-month Academic Year Floral desk blotter. Six different floral color schemes featured make this a lovely way to plan your entire year. The monthly tear-off pages boast soft, subtle colors, with large monthly grids and plenty of writing space for appointments, To Dos and reminders as well as a glance at the previous month and the next month views. This calendar covers July 2017 through June 2018. High quality, thick paper allows for smooth writing and easy erasing as plans often change. This 22 x 17 inch desk calendar can either lay flat on a desk or counter or be hung on the wall by the drilled holes. Comes packaged in a poly bag....
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Paint by Sticker: Music Icons: Re-create 12 Classic Photographs One Sticker at a Time! cover
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Paint by Sticker is the most exciting new idea in activity books, both for grown-ups and kids. A compelling activity for crafters and artists, doodlers and colorers of all ages, each Paint by Sticker book includes everything you need to create twelve vibrant, full-color “paintings.” The original images are rendered in low-poly, a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3D effect. As in paint-by-number, each template is divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next—it’s an activity that’s utterly absorbing, both in the pleasure of peeling and sticking and the growing satisfaction of watching a “painting” come to life, emerging from a flat black-and-white illustration to a dazzling image with color, body, and spirit.

Paint by Sticker: Music Icons brings us face-to-face with Elvis, The Beatles, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Cher, Prince, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, Madonna, Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
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Jill Wiseman's Beautiful Beaded Ropes: 24 Wearable Jewelry Projects in Multiple Stitches (Beadweaving Master Class Series) cover
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Join popular teacher and designer Jill Wiseman as she presents 24 beaded rope designs in this wonderful entry in Lark Jewelry & Beading's popular Beadweaving Master Class series. From dainty to heavy, and from simple to outrageously textured, these beautiful and wearable necklace, lariat, bangle, and bracelet projects (plus a few earrings!) utilize such popular stitch techniques as spiral rope, peyote, netting, herringbone, right angle weave, chevron, polygon weave, and oglala.
 
Beginning and experienced beaders alike will love these high-quality projects from one of the most fun and innovative beaders on the scene today!
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The Most Special Flower Girl: All the Best Things About Being in a Wedding cover
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For the Most Special Flower Girl Ever...

A beautiful gift for the luckiest little girl in the bridal party, The Most Special Flower Girl takes you on an adventure to discover all the best things about being in a wedding. Try on a twirly dress, carry pretty flowers, smile big for pictures, walk down the aisle, and have lots and lots of fun!

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Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: Fully Updated and Revised cover
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With a scientist's mind and an animal lover's compassion, world-renowned biologist Rupert Sheldrake presents a groundbreaking exploration of animal behavior that will profoundly change the way we think about animals--and ourselves.

How do cats know when it's time to go to the vet, even before the cat carrier comes out? How do dogs know when their owners are returning home at unexpected times? How can horses find their way back to the stable over completely unfamiliar terrain?

After five years of extensive research involving thousands of people who have pets and work with animals, Dr. Sheldrake proves conclusively what many pet owners already know: there is a strong connection between humans and animals that defies present-day scientific understanding. Sheldrake compellingly demonstrates that we and our pets are social animals linked together by invisible bonds connecting animals to each other, to their owners, and to their homes in powerful ways. His provocative ideas about these social, or morphic, fields explain the uncanny behavior often observed in pets and help provide an explanation for amazing animal behavior in the wild,...
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17 Ways To Add Value To Your Home: Rationed Short Guide For Mature Minds That Seek Good Advice And Not To Be Lectured cover
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WARNING: This Rationed Short Guide specially designed for Mature Minds that Seek Good Advice and NOT to be Lectured. It's Easy To Read, Straight To The Point, and with Zero Fluff...

17 Ways To Add Value To Your Home


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2017-2018 Academic Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook With Inspirational Quotes And Floral Lettering Cover cover
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Hello! We fixed the printing issues and the updated version is now available!

Our new 2017-2018 Academic Planner is finally here! This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous floral cover. Each monthly spread (August 2017 through July 2018) contains an overview of the month, a notes section, inspirational quotes, and fun holidays such as National Donut Day! The cute weekly spreads include space to write your daily schedule as well as a to-do list. Grab your colored pens and washi tape and let's get organized! (Pssst - These also make wonderful gifts for the planners and teachers in your life!) UPDATE: ALL PRINTING ISSUES ARE FIXED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE WORKED THROUGH THIS ISSUE WITH AMAZON!...
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The Grace of Dogs: A Boy, a Black Lab, and a Father's Search for the Canine Soul cover
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In the best-selling tradition of Inside of a Dog and Marley & Me, a smart, illuminating, and entertaining audiobook on why the dog-human relationship is unique - and possibly even "spiritual".

Dr. Andrew Root's search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the burial service for Kirby, their beloved black Lab. In the coming weeks, Root found himself wondering: What was this thing we'd experienced with this animal? Why did the loss hurt so poignantly? Why did his son's act seem so right in its sacramental feel?

In The Grace of Dogs, Root draws on biology, history, theology, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), and paleontology to trace how, in our mutual evolution, humans and dogs have so often helped each other to become more fully ourselves. Root explores questions like: Do dogs have souls? Is it accurate to say that dogs "love" us? What do psychology and physiology say about why we react to dogs in the way that we do?

The Grace of Dogs paints a vivid picture of how, beyond sentimentality, the dog-human connection can legitimately be descr...
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Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him cover
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A heartwarming dog story like no other: Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, changes a former soldier's life forever.

A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, his physical wounds and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. He wondered if he would ever recover.

Then Luis met Tuesday, a sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived among prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, and he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis.

Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how, together, they healed each other's souls.

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A heartwarming dog story like no other: Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, changes a former soldie...
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Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods cover
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Already a huge success in previous editions, this must-have field guide now features a fresh new cover, as well as nearly 400 color photos and detailed information on more than 200 species of edible plants all across North America.

With all the plants conveniently organized by season, enthusiasts will find it very simple to locate and identify their desired ingredients. Each entry includes images, plus facts on the plant’s habitat, physical properties, harvesting, preparation, and poisonous look-alikes. The introduction contains tempting recipes and there’s a quick-reference seasonal key for each plant.

 

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The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man--on Purpose and with a Plan cover
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Keeping a marriage healthy is all about the details―the daily actions and interactions in which husbands and wives lift each other up and offer support, encouragement, and love. In The Husband Project women will discover fun and creative ways to bring back that lovin’ feeling and remind their husbands―and themselves―why they married in the first place.

Using the sense of humor that draws thousands of women a year to hear her speak, Kathi Lipp shows wives through simple daily action plans how they can bring the fun back into their relationship even amidst their busy schedules.

The Husband Project is an indispensable resource for the wife who desires to

  • discover the unique plan God has for her marriage and her role as a wife
  • create a plan to love her husband “on purpose”
  • support and encourage other wives who want to make their marriage a priority
  • experience release from the guilt of “not being enough”

The Husband Project is for every woman who desires to bring more joy into her marriage but just needs a little help setting a plan into action.

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Adult Coloring Book: Island Dreams: Vacation, Summer and Beach: Dream and Relax with Gorgeous Illustrations cover
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Introductory offer!
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Island Dreams

Go with this Adult Coloring Book on a fantastic journey and discover:

40 stress relief designs
Detailed and beautiful illustrations
A large print (8.5 x 11)
One-sided printed pages
Hours of Inspiration, Meditation and Fun


Many of our extraordinary coloring books are also very popular with children!

Don't hesitate and order your own Okami Coloring Book. You'll love it!

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Rescuing Riley, Saving Myself: A Man and His Dog's Struggle to Find Salvation cover
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While hiking on a solo vacation in a remote, uninhabitable region of Arizona, Zachary Anderegg happened upon Riley, an emaciated puppy clinging to life, at the bottom of a 350-foot canyon. In a daring act of humanity that trumped the deliberate savagery behind Riley’s presence in such a place, Zak single-handedly orchestrated a delicate rescue. What didn’t come out in the initial burst of publicity this story received is that Zak and Riley’s destinies were intertwined long before they improbably found each other. For much of Zak’s childhood, he was at the bottom of a veritable canyon himself—a canyon whose imprisoning depth and darkness was created by bullies who just wouldn’t quit and parents who weren’t capable of love. From the age of five, Zak was everyone’s favorite target. 

When Zak came upon Riley, the puppy’s condition bespoke his abusers’ handiwork—three shotgun pellets embedded beneath his skin, teeth turned permanently black from malnutrition. The meeting was one of a man and a dog singularly suited to save each other. As a former US Marine sergeant, Zak was one of only a few people with the mettle and physical wherewithal to get Riley out. And in rescui...
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Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings from Our Dogs and Cats cover
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This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment.

More than a collection of witty and charming drawings, the marriage of Patrick McDonnell's art and Eckhart Tolle's words conveys a profound love of nature, of animals, of humans, of all life-forms. Guardians of Being celebrates and reminds us of not only the oneness of all life but also the wonder and joy to be found in the present moment, amid the beauty we sometimes forget to notice all around us.

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This wonderfully unique collaboration brings together two masters of their fields, joining original words by spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle with delightful illustrations by Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the acclaimed comic strip MUTTS. Every heartwarming page provokes thought, insight, and smiling reverence for all beings and each moment.

More than a collection of witty and charming draw...
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The Home Distiller's Workbook - Your guide to making Moonshine, Whisky, Vodka, Rum and so much more! cover
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This eBook is now FREE* with purchase of the paperback version via Amazon's MatchBook service!

I wrote this book to pass along the knowledge that was taught to me in the hills of Kentucky over 25 years ago. Along the way though I developed my own style. I boiled down what I learned and moved it indoors. I’ve developed designs that can be used right in the comfort of you own kitchen or out back in the woods! The truth is that Moonshining, aka “Home Distilling” is a folk art that helped build this country. Together we can make it live again, and have a little fun in the process!



“But isn’t this dangerous” you ask. Cooking up spirits isn’t any harder then properly roasting a Thanksgiving turkey. In fact it’s so easy that a redneck like me can do it. And folks if I can do it, then imagine what you might be able to create! Imagine the holidays when you pull out your own special label. Think of the drinks and dishes you can concoct. Open up a whole new world of creativity and step into the hobby that is truly one of the founding traditions of our country.



There are dozens of reasons why people look into home disti...
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The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story cover
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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author and lifestyle/cleaning guru Marie Kondo, this graphic novelization brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration.

Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbor about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home--and life--in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages....
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Growing Herbs at Home: A Guide to Growing Herbs at Home for Beginners (Herb Garden, Recipes, Gardening Tips, Kitchen Garden, Book 1) cover
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Growing Herbs at Home, A Guide to Growing Herbs at Home for Beginners



Getting The Most Out Of Your Space At Home To Grow a Wonderful Herb Garden

Growing your own herb garden at home can be a rewarding experience. Having no garden at home or very little outside space is no barrier to growing edible plants to use in your everyday cooking. From the smallest of balconies to even a modest windowsill in your kitchen you too can grow yourself a beautiful little herbs garden, providing you with unlimited herbs.

This book is FREE for Kindle Unlimited Users

Herbs are not only a wonderful addition to a kitchen garden they can also provide medicinal uses for everyday ailments. Herbs have been used for thousands of years to make teas and rubs to alleviate the symptoms of the simple cold to many stomach complaints.

So if you want to know more about the original super food download this guide and find out what herbs can do for you in both the kitchen and medicine cabinet for the fraction of the cost of using your local stores.

So what are you waiting for, download this guide and you too can have the ...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Gracie: An Opinionated Pug's Guide to Life cover
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Lessons in life, love, and running in packs—from one remarkable pug

The first thing Gracie remembers is being at the bottom of a big pile of other dogs, scrambling as hard as she could to get a taste of her mother’s milk. Life is sweet, but life—as always—has to change. One day, a friendly new woman picks Gracie up in her arms, hugging her so tightly it seems she will never let go. This is Gracie’s new mommy, who has come to take this headstrong young pug on the adventure of a lifetime.

Gracie moves to a new house, which is ruled with an iron paw by a no-nonsense feline named Aretha. Gracie is descended from wolves, and she knows enough about her ancestors to understand that not every critter gets to run the pack. Everyone in this little family has their part to play, and Gracie is determined to be the best pug she can be—no matter what life throws her way!
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The Art of Stone Painting: 30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity cover
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"A helpful guide for creating mini masterpieces." — Looking for a Good Book
"A fantastic book!" — The Classy Chics
"This is a gorgeous book and I found so much inspiration reading through it." — The Gingerbread House
Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for creating 30 fantastic designs. Full-color photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.
Starting with the basics — including finding and choosing stones as well as tools and materials — the guide offers a variety of techniques, including painting stones with colors or inks, painting on natural stone, and sealing the finished work. Projects range from simple to advanced and include suggestions for indoor and outdoor display, as well as instructions on how to style wearable objects such as pendants. A complete selection of templates provides motifs for every project as well...
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Dog Training with Love and Respect: 5 Steps to creating a Long-Lasting, Loving Relationship with Your Dog cover
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This book contains the secrets to creating a LOVING and RESPECTFUL relationship with your dog. Even if you currently have a Love - Hate relationship with your pet. Andy Falco Jimenez has been training police dogs, detection dogs, search and rescue dogs and pet dogs for over 30 years. He is a 6 time Number One Bestselling author. He has also appeared and helped produce a TV Show on National Geographic with Cesar Milan the Dog Whisperer. Andy has also trained the dogs for Disneylands throughout the world saved thousands of dogs from euthanasia. Andy Falco Jimenez wants you to have a relationship with your dog that you are proud to take on a walk....
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