Calm As F*ck - Adult Coloring Book: 30 Swear Words and Colorful Phrases cover
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30 new pages of swear words and colorful phrases by best-selling publisher Oh No Coloring Books! Calm As F*ck is just as relaxing as it sounds! Color sassy phrases like “Life Isn’t a Garden So Stop Being a Ho” and “I Need You Like A Fish Needs a F***ing Bike”. Also included are classic swear words like “Bulls**t”, “B**ch”, and “A**hole”.
The words are surrounded by beautiful and humorous images of garden flowers, animals, people, and fanciful doodles that are perfect for making any day relaxing....
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The Garden Awakening: Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves cover
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An award-winning garden designer's unique union of a practical how-to book with stories and philosophy

The Garden Awakening is a step-by-step manual to creating a garden in harmony with the life force in the earth, addressing not only what the people in charge of the land want but also asking what the land wants to become. Mary Reynolds demonstrates how to create a groundbreaking garden that is not simply a solitary space but an expanding, living, interconnected ecosystem. Drawing on old Irish ways and methods of working with the land, this beautiful book is both art and inspiration for any garden lover seeking to create a positive, natural space.
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Coastal Blues: Mrs. Howard's Guide to Decorating with the Colors of the Sea and Sky cover
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From design expert (and interior design readers’ favorite) Phoebe Howard comes a new book focused on decorating with beautiful blue color schemes. Coastal Blues is a glorious decor book filled with inspiring images of beach houses, seacoast getaways, vacation cottages, and luxurious seaside manors. It is also a hardworking how-to-get-the-look book that offers solid interior design and styling advice. Featuring brand-new, never-before-published projects, every page reflects the ease and casual elegance of shoreline living. With chapters such as Sea Glass (brilliant blue color schemes), Indigo Bay (true blue schemes), and Ocean Mist (pale blue schemes), Phoebe Howard shows design lovers how to make the coastal style modern, fresh, and very much their own.
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Weeds: In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants cover
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“[A] witty and beguiling meditation on weeds and their wily ways….You will never look at a weed, or flourish a garden fork, in the same way again.”
—Richard Holmes, author of The Age of Wonder

“In this fascinating, richly detailed book, Richard Mabey gives weeds their full due.”
—Carl Zimmer, author of Evolution

Richard Mabey, Great Britain’s Britain’s “greatest living nature writer” (London Times), has written a stirring and passionate defense of nature’s most unloved plants.  Weeds is a fascinating, eye-opening, and vastly entertaining appreciation of the natural world’s unappreciated wildflowers that will appeal to fans of David Attenborough, Robert Sullivan’s Rats, Amy Stewart’s Wicked Plants, and to armchair gardeners, horticulturists, green-thumbs, all those who stop to smell the flowers.

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More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City—and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.

The Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by John Augustus Roebling, but it was his son, Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily, who oversaw the bridge’s construction. As work on the bridge went on, Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden for the majority of the bridge’s 14-year construction. Washington’s wife, Emily Roebling, took his place running the work site, deftly assuming the role of chief engineer, supervising the project and overseeing the workers, contractors, a hostile press, and greedy city politicians—an unusual position for a woman to take on at the time.

In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall show the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, and the marriage of the Roeblings—based on intellectual equality and mutual support—that made the construction of this iconic structure possible.

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Every Living Thing (All Creatures Great and Small Book 5) cover
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of All Creatures Great and Small reflects on the rewards of training the next generation of veterinarians.
 
As an aging James Herriot begins to see more house pets than livestock, the challenge of treating animals—and reassuring their owners—provides plenty of excitement, mystery, and moments of sheer delight. After building up his own practice, the renowned country vet begins to teach a new generation about a business both old-fashioned and very modern. He watches with pride as his own children show a knack for medicine, and remarks on the talents and quirks of a string of assistants. There is no perfecting the craft, since people and their animals are all remarkably different, but Herriot proves that the best healers are also the most compassionate.
 

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author of All Creatures Great and Small reflects on the rewards of training the next generation of veterinarians.
 
As an aging James Herriot begins to see more house pets than livestock, the challenge of tre...
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Picture Imperfect (Killer Shots Mysteries Book 3) cover
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She wanted to kill the competition. Just not like this.

When Wendy Fairmont stumbles across the body of the only other professional photographer in town, it doesn't make for a pretty picture. And when she sees the photos he's been taking, the suspects wish they'd never stepped in front of the camera.

Not only that, but her boyfriend's mother and ex-girlfriend are conspiring to get Wendy out of the picture. It seems everything in her life hinges on one thing--a pie!

Picture Imperfect is Book 3 in the Killer Shot Mysteries. With a little snark, a touch of romance, and a lot of intrigue, cozy mystery fans are sure to love this fun, clean read. Buy it now to join in the fun....
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The Nature of Animal Healing : The Definitive Holistic Medicine Guide to Caring for Your Dog and Cat cover
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A pioneering revolutionary prescription
for the health and long life of your pets

For two decades, Dr. Martin Goldstein--America's most successful, renowned holistic veterinarian--has healed and helped his animal patients with the same natural therapies that benefit humans. The results have been so astounding that today critically sick pets are brought to him from across the country for a new chance at life and health.

In this compelling, very accessible book, Dr. Goldstein explains exactly what holistic medicine is and how it works. By treating the root of a health problem instead of its symptoms, you too can help your animal to regain and maintain its own health, as nature intended. Dr. Goldstein also shares many remarkable true stories of supposedly terminally ill animals who have recovered to full wellness. Inside you'll discover

- Why our animals get sick, even when we strive to give them the best of care
- An exhaustive A to Z guide of pet ailments--and the best course of action
- Why vaccines can do more harm than good
- The link between diet and disease--and how the right diet can not only prevent disease but reverse it
- How acu...
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A modern take on a baby memory book and journal, As You Grow stands out from the crowd of baby books with its elegant, chic, and timeless design. The gender-neutral artwork with guided sections provide space for every family to record moments from pregnancy to age five.

Author and illustrator Korie Herold poured over every page, adding artistic detail and flourishes that work to create a book you can interact with now, and look back on for a lifetime. This chic design promotes longevity, as this keepsake book is intended to be shared and displayed for years to come. As Your Grow is inclusive of every modern family.

Sections include:
  • Pregnancy to birth
  • Baby's first weeks
  • Baby's first year
  • Development to age 5
  • Firsts, milestones, and precious, sweet, and silly moments to remember
  • Lined pages for journal entries and letters for your child

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  • Chic, gender-neutral design
  • Elegant linen cover
  • Generous 9.75" x 9.75" trim size offers ample space for photos
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  • Charlotte Moss Entertains: Celebrations and Everyday Occasions cover
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    Renowned and beloved interior designer and tastemaker Charlotte Moss celebrates gracious hospitality—from assembling striking place settings and arranging the table to hosting a dinner party or simply serving an elegant afternoon tea.

    Charlotte Moss inspires readers to imbue everyday life with elegance and romance. Moss focuses on events—as small as breakfast in bed or tea in the afternoon or as elaborate as a festive Christmas luncheon or large dinner party—and the artifacts of our lives (china, silver, linen) to create the backdrop for a life well lived.

    Moss celebrates the day-to-day by bringing her enthusiasm and impeccable style to every domestic activity. Setting the table becomes a joy when putting together stylish combinations of place mats, monogrammed linens, china, tableware, curios, and flowers. From tasteful meals for one to grand occasions for friends and family, Moss chronicles her own aptitude for hospitality. Style icons are conjured for their entertaining savvy: Pauline de Rothschild for her pioneering tabletop decoration, Marjorie Merriweather Post for her organizational precision, Lesley Blanch for her introduction of exotic delight...
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    The Splendid Sampler 2: Another 100 Blocks from a Community of Quilters cover
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    More than 28,000 quilters have joined the Splendid Sampler online quilt-along - and now Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson return with 100 all-new block patterns to inspire quilters all over the world, all over again!

    Patchwork, appliqued, embroidered, and foundation-pieced blocks provide plenty of opportunities to try new techniques, while a quilt gallery offers fun ideas for arranging blocks. Quilters can share their progress online and experience the joys of quilting with this very special community of quilters.

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    Nathan Turner's I Love California: Live, Eat, and Entertain the West Coast Way cover
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    Designer Nathan Turner’s style is synonymous with the easy glam of California living. His first book introduced readers to his casual American style and chic design sense. Now, he has written a love letter to his home state in I Love California. This book is a journey up and down Highway 1 that takes readers from the redwoods of northern San Francisco, to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to the beaches of Southern California. Simple recipes and tips for entertaining are featured alongside never-before-seen interiors. Lavish photographs capture the homes, people, and food of each unique location in glorious, sun-drenched detail. This book even includes Turner’s signature recipes for California comfort food, like his family’s Cioppino, Marinated Tri-tip Steak, Mexican Chocolate Cake, and more.

    More than just a design book, I Love California will appeal to all readers—whether they’re entertaining friends and dining with family, or just wishing to visit the sun-dappled coast. As Nathan says, “The recipes and decor here are inspired by my home state, but really it’s a state of mind.” Now, you can create this dreamy California lifestyle anywhere...
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    How Not to Kill Your Houseplant: Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged cover
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    Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance.

    Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Be on the lookout for warning signs of a sick plant, from brown spots to crispy leaves, and make sure you take the proper action to rescue your plant.

    Learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plant to what kind of soil it should be placed in to how much light it needs every day to if a certain type of plant will thrive in your living space. Find out how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents.

    Full of helpful tips, pictures, and informational panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will turn your home into a beautiful greenhouse of healthy, happy plants.

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    How to Grow More Vegetables, Ninth Edition: (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land with Less Water Than You Can Imagine cover
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    The world's leading resource on biointensive, sustainable, high-yield organic gardening is thoroughly updated throughout, with new sections on using 12 percent less water and increasing compost power.

    Long before it was a trend, How to Grow More Vegetables brought backyard ecosystems to life for the home gardener by demonstrating sustainable growing methods for spectacular organic produce on a small but intensive scale. How to Grow More Vegetables has become the go-to reference for food growers at every level, whether home gardeners dedicated to nurturing backyard edibles with minimal water in maximum harmony with nature's cycles, or a small-scale commercial producer interested in optimizing soil fertility and increasing plant productivity. In the ninth edition, author John Jeavons has revised and updated each chapter, including new sections on using less water and increasing compost power....
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    Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes cover
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    Move beyond granny squares and get ready for crocheted circles, triangles, hexagons, and stars. Edie Eckman opens up the door to crocheting creativity with more than 140 motifs of every shape and size. Embellish your clothing, linens, housewares, and bags with colorful patterns as you put odd yarn leftovers to good use. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs provide the building blocks to limitless possibilities.
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    The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan cover
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    Andy Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in these ten profiles of ordinary—yet exceptional—men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Drawing on traditional Eastern spiritual wisdom and culture, these pioneers describe the profound personal transformations they underwent as they escaped the stress, consumerism, busyness, and dependence on technology of modern life. This intimate and evocative book tells of their fulfilling lives as artists, philosophers, and farmers who rely on themselves for happiness and sustenance. By inviting readers to enter into the essence of these individuals’ days, Couturier shows us how we too can bring more meaning and richness to our own lives....
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    Simon Ships Out. How One Brave, Stray Cat Became a Worldwide Hero: Based on a true story (Animal heroes Book 1) cover
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    Buy Simon Ships Out ebook and get the audio version for £2.99. No. 1 Bestseller in Travel with Pets, Pets & Animal Care and Travelers & Explorers. Why not try Smoky, the next Animal Heroes book in the series, for only £2.99 too?
    When Simon, an orphaned young cat, is smuggled on board HMS Amethyst, his simple life amidst the streets of Hong Kong is transformed into an adventure fit for heroes. Bringing joy and compassion to those on board, Simon is the only cat to have been awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the highest honour for animal gallantry in wartime. Based on the true events of Amethyst’s ‘Yangtze Incident’, Able Seacat Simon's quirky yet emotional cat’s eye narrative is sure to move and entertain all who read it.


    Able Seacat Simon's tale is a purrfect read for fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, Solomon's Tale, and Alfie the Doorstep Cat.


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    Cute Fairies: An Adult Coloring Book with Adorable Fairy Girls, Magical Forest Animals, and Relaxing Fantasy Scenes (Coloring Books for Women) cover
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    Includes FREE Digital Version ($3.99 Value) | PDF for Unlimited, Fast, and Easy Printing

    • Jade Summer books have 5,000+ 5-star Amazon Reviews. Discover what makes Jade Summer one of the premier adult coloring book brands and a frequent best-seller on Amazon. Explore the entire Jade Summer collection of 75+ coloring books and find the perfect book for your next coloring adventure.
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    Bugles, Boots, and Saddles: Exploits of the U.S. Cavalry cover
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    A history of America’s military on horseback.

    For three thousand years, the horse soldier has played a key role in both war fighting and in peace keeping all over the world, not only as a highly mobile strike force in battle but also as an instrument of reconnaissance and occupation, exploration, and irregular warfare.

    The American tradition of the mounted warrior is a proud one. But in the first days of our revolution, it looked as if George Washington was prepared to dispense with the use of mounted troops altogether. Eventually he saw their value, and over the next hundred years the cavalry adapted itself to the needs and imperatives of the growing nation. This is the story of the US Cavalry.

    In Bugles, Boots, and Saddles you’ll be able to ride along with heroes from years past, including:

    “Light-Horse Harry” Lee and his legion in the Revolutionary War
    Custer at Gettysburg, at the Battle of the Wabash, and at Little Big Horn
    Crook in pursuit of the Apache chieftain Geronimo in 1880s Arizona
    Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders at San Juan (Kettle) Hill
    And many more

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    MARKETING: For the staging + design industry cover

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    Do you struggle to attract clients?
    Are you ready to take your business to the next level?
    In a world where everyone is vying for your marketing dollars, where should you spend them?
    What marketing efforts pay off? Where should you start?
    Begin with this book.

    MARKETING: For the staging + design industry is a great read for any stager, decorator or designer who wants to attract more clients. The marketing experts in this book have been pivotal in growing their industries, with educational training, coaching, and many with staging and decorating businesses that have succeeded using the methods they share within these pages.
    From across North America they share their knowledge on branding, sales funnels, marketing plans, building confidence, becoming an expert with visibility, pricing, packaging and presenting, along with the many methods to attract the ideal client.
    Gain valuable insights with this priceless guide and begin creating your marketing strategy for achieving a profitable business within today’s design industry!

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    Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy (Miniature Editions) cover
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    The very first of its kind, this miniature Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy is the perfect desktop companion, tiny marketing tool, or hilarious gift!

    Finally, the joyous dancing tube man -- who's been featured everywhere from Ricky Martin's stage to Broad City -- is available in a tiny, desk-friendly size.

    This box includes:
    • An 18-inch waving tube man with fan in base to make him dance, wiggle, and shake just like the real thing (batteries not included)
    • 32-page mini book exploring the larger than life (and utterly surprising!) origins of everyone's favorite flailing arm man
    Can be powered with a 9V battery or an AC adapter. (Battery nor AC adapter included.)


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    Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces cover
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    Named a Best Gift Book for Gardeners by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Domino magazine, and Goop.

    The team behind the inspirational design sites Gardenista.com and Remodelista.com presents an all-in-one manual for making your outdoor space as welcoming as your living room. Tour personality-filled gardens around the world and re-create the looks with no-fail planting palettes. Find hundreds of design tips and easy DIYs, editors’ picks of 100 classic (and stylish) objects, a landscaping primer with tips from pros, over 200 resources, and so much more.

     
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    The Art of Minimalism: Four Strategies To Simplify Your Life Just As Much As You Want -  Find Joy In What You Have cover
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    Is your life filled with valueless objects that don’t make you happy? Do you feel anxious when you buy things but you can’t control the urge? Would you like to let go of unimportant stuff with a peace of mind?



    Your happiness costs less than you think. You deserve a stress-free life - where the things you own serve you and help you live a well-balanced life.

    The Art of Minimalism will present you 4 minimalist techniques, the bests from around the world, to give you a perspective on how to declutter your house, your mind, and your life in general. Learn how to let go of everything that is not important in your life and find methods that give you a peace of mind and happiness instead.

    Keep balance at the edge of minimalism and consumerism.


    • You feel that stress is overwhelming your life
    You wish to downsize your surroundings
    • You wish to trade spending on stuff to spending on memories
    Want to discover exactly how much should you simplify to meet your needs
    • You wish to familiarize with the best de...
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    Craft a Life You Love: Infusing Creativity, Fun & Intention into Your Everyday cover
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    In Craft a Life You Love, readers will learn how to focus their creative energy and make things (and make things happen) by implementing small—yet powerful— changes in their everyday lives. In this memoir and hardworking handbook, creativity and craft maven Amy Tangerine, shows readers how to find their flow, maintain a positive mindset, and cultivate a rich and fulfilling life by focusing on what truly matters. Chapters explore how to craft the soul, craft the right mindset, craft the right environment, craft good habits, rediscover your creative mojo, and maintain momentum, with each section offering exercises for taking your creative practice to the next level. For anyone who has felt disconnected from their creativity or has had trouble saving a space for their passions, Craft a Life You Love will teach you how to make time for creativity each and every day.
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    Kintsugi Wellness: The Japanese Art of Nourishing Mind, Body, and Spirit cover
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    "Candice has created a guide to an ancient, common-sense and approachable way of living. In a crowded wellness space, Kintsugi Wellness truly stands out."-Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO, Girlboss

    Where we come from is who we are. And Candice Kumai’s Japanese heritage has guided her journey back to health at every turn. Now, in Kintsugi Wellness, Candice shares what she’s learned and guides us through her favorite Japanese traditions and practices for cultivating inner strength and living a gracious life, interwoven with dozens of recipes for healthy, Japanese-inspired cuisine. Kintsugi Wellness provides the tools we all need to reclaim the art of living well. 

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    2019 Official Red Book of United States Coins - Spiral Bound cover
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    The Official Red BookA Guide Book of United States Coinsis 72 years young and going strong. Collectors around the country love the book's grade-by-grade values, auction records, historical background, detailed specifications, high-resolution photographs, and accurate mintage data. How rare are your coins? How much are they worth? The Red Book tells you, covering everything from early colonial copper tokens to hefty Old West silver dollars and dazzling gold coins. You'll find 32,500] prices for more than 7,600 coins, tokens, medals, sets, and other collectibles. Articles on investing, grading coins, and detecting counterfeits will make you a savvy collector; and entertaining essays on the history of American coinage, shipwrecks and hoards, and the modern rare-coin market give you an inside look at "the hobby of kings." These are just some of the features of the Red Bookthe world's best-selling coin price guide (more than 24 million copies sold). Full Color [[ 7.7" x 6" x 1.25...
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    You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less cover
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    Learn to draw in 30 days with Emmy award-winning PBS host Mark Kistler

    Drawing is an acquired skill, not a talent--anyone can learn to draw! All you need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and the willingness to tap into your hidden artistic abilities. With Emmy award-winning, longtime PBS host Mark Kistler as your guide, you'll learn the secrets of sophisticated three-dimensional renderings, and have fun along the way--in just 20 minutes a day for a month. Inside you'll find:
    • Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing everything from simple spheres to apples, trees, buildings, and the human hand and face
    • More than 500 line drawings, illustrating each step
    • Time-tested tips, techniques, and tutorials for drawing in 3-D
    • The 9 Fundamental Laws of Drawing to create the illusion of depth in any drawing
    • 75 student examples to help gauge your own progress
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    Simple Organizing: 50 Ways to Clear the Clutter (Inspired Ideas) cover
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    Bring Order and Purpose to Every Room in Your Home

    Getting organized can feel like an impossible task. But it doesn't have to be complicated. The things you actually use need a designated home. The rest of the stuff is clutter and needs to be removed. Once you've determined which is which, order can easily be maintained.

    Let bestselling author Melissa Michaels help you get organized with these 50 helpful ideas.

    • Gain momentum by making progress, not perfection, your goal.
    • Make the most of your space and create a home that works for your family.
    • Reduce stress by decluttering and keeping only the things you regularly use.

    Featuring more than 300 easy organization tips that address every room, discover how simple and stress-free it can be to restore and maintain order in the space you call home.

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    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Composting cover
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    Waste not, want not.

    The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Composting takes readers step by step through the process of selecting the right compost container, filling it with the right "ingredients," maintaining the mix at the right temperature and humidity, and using the end product.

    ?A concise format, simplified approach, and thrift-conscious price

    ? Author is a Master Gardener and an expert on all forms of composting

    ?Gardening has risen greatly in popularity in the last few years, with an added boost from first lady Michelle Obama, and so has composting, which is cheap, effective, and environmentally friendly

    ?Thousands of state, regional, and municipal programs have been developed to encourage composting and thus reduce landfill waste

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    Waste not, want not.

    The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Composting takes readers step by step through the process of selecting the right compost container, filling it with the right "ingredients," maintaining the mix at the right temperature and humidity, and using the end product.

    ?A concise format, simplified approach, and thrift-conscious ...
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    The Darkest Thread: Flint K-9 Search & Rescue Mysteries Series, Book 1 cover
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    When teenage sisters go missing in the mysterious "Bennington Triangle" of Vermont, an area renowned for its disappearances and strange occurrences over the past 100 years, FBI agent Jack Juarez brings K-9 handler Jamie Flint and her dog Phantom in to assist with the search.

    When Jack realizes the case shares haunting similarities with the murders of the missing girls' aunts 10 years before, it becomes clear that he and Jamie are dealing with much more than two girls who simply wandered off the beaten path.

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    India Hicks: A Slice of England cover
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    The first look at designer India Hicks’s house in the English countryside, as well as the houses of her childhood.

    A follow-up to India Hicks’s New York Times bestselling book, India Hicks: Island StyleIndia Hicks: A Slice of England is the designer’s exploration of her British heritage and how she has expressed it in her newly finished English country house in Oxfordshire. The book is divided into two parts. Part one, Legacy, is the story of her family’s homes, including the renowned Broadlands estate, and her parents’ houses, Britwell and the Grove, as well as her father David Hicks’s famous garden. The second half of the book is the story of her new home, America Farm, a stunning example of how she has reinterpreted English tradition and made it her own. She covers life upstairs and downstairs, on the grounds and in the surrounding country, including local pubs, circuses, and markets.

    Enriched with the witty and tender stories of Hicks’s life growing up as British and design royalty, this is a book about the power of houses with family history, and the joy of adapting them for modern life....
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    Kenneth D. King's Smart Fitting Solutions: Foolproof Techniques to Fit Any Figure cover
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    No matter your size or shape, Kenneth D. King will teach you how to make perfect-fitting garments every time. In this comprehensive resource, Kenneth shows the home sewer how to understand her shape and fitting options, as well as how to identify bad fit by reading the wrinkles in the garment. From there, he explains his Smart Fitting methods―net gain (add fabric), net loss (remove fabric), or no net gain or loss (move fabric around)―to make the necessary corrections to the pattern.

    Along the way, Kenneth draws on his 30+ years of patternmaking and couturier experience to:

    • help the sewer understand proportion, wearing ease, and design ease
    • learn how to measure correctly
    • learn about fitting and alteration methods
    • learn how to make a muslin―the gold standard of test garments; and learn how to alter patterns for 35 upper body part issues
    • the home sewer will also be privy to garment construction tips picked up during Kenneth's years of couture sewing―things that make complex details a breeze
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    Flowers for Beginners: An Adult Coloring Book with Fun, Easy, and Relaxing Coloring Pages (Perfect Gift for Beginners) cover
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    Jade Summer books have received 5,000+ 5-star Amazon reviews!

    50 Unique Images | Includes FREE Digital Version (PDF Format)

    Have you heard all the buzz about adult coloring books? People love them. But there's one problem. Many of them are so detailed that they are hard to color. If only someone would make a book for non-artistic people. Why can't there be a simple book for beginners? Now there is...

    Introducing Flowers for Beginners by Jade Summer.

    Our book is the perfect way for new colorists to venture into the exciting world of adult coloring. Forget about highly intricate designs and challenging patterns. Our book is full of easy, enjoyable, and simple patterns that anyone can enjoy. Our For Beginners series was specifically made for people who aren't natural born artists, but want to enjoy all the benefits of adult coloring.

    Adult coloring books by Jade Summer are the perfect way to relieve stress...
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    The Blind Assassin: A Novel cover
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    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale

    WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

    In The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood weaves together strands of gothic suspense, romance, and science fiction into one utterly spellbinding narrative. The novel begins with the mysterious death—a possible suicide—of a young woman named Laura Chase in 1945. Decades later, Laura’s sister Iris recounts her memories of their childhood, and of the dramatic deaths that have punctuated their wealthy, eccentric family’s history. Intertwined with Iris’s account are chapters from the scandalous novel that made Laura famous, in which two illicit lovers amuse each other by spinning a tale of a blind killer on a distant planet. These richly layered stories-within-stories gradually illuminate the secrets that have long haunted the Chase family, coming together in a brilliant and astonishing final twist.

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    The Blind Assassin is a tale of two sisters, one of whom dies under ambiguous circumstances in the opening pages. The survivor, Iris Chase Griffen, initially seems a little cold-blooded about this death in the family. ...
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    The Way of Cats: The cat care, training, and affection system everyone has been wishing for (Learn The Way of Cats Book 1) cover
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    Shaped by experience. Tested in thousands of homes. Motivated by love.

    This is the "Way of Cats." When we learn their special ways, we have our own ways to get the cooperation and affection we crave. Discover the ways to train our cat out of bad behavior, solve perplexing care issues, enhance their physical and mental health, and grab the key to their heart.

    As someone with decades of cat rescue experience, Pamela Merritt started the popular blog Way of Cats to see if her tips and tricks worked for other people and their cats. They did! Now the book her fans have been waiting for explains cat communication, boundless affection, and how to do each other favors. Even with multiple cats, there are ways to create harmony in the home... and cuddling on the couch.

    There's lots of examples, described with the able help of her own four rescue cats. Reverend Jim was abused and neglected, Princess Olwyn almost died from failure to thrive, Sir Tristan was abandoned and fostered from the age of three weeks, and Mithrandir the Magician is a recovering feral who now gets scooped up for hugs.

    Now, in one book, there's a complete Cat System for ...
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    There is little in this world that a family cannot endure, if endure they must. For we all have it within us to lose everything, absolutely everything, and still find strength in the most simple, beautiful things.

    Pat and Mandy Retzlaff lived a hard but satisfying farming life in Zimbabwe. Working all hours of the day on their sprawling ranch and raising three boisterous children, they savored the beauty of the veld and the diverse wildlife that grazed the meadows outside their dining room window. After their children, the couple's true pride and joy were their horses.

    But in early 2001, the Retzlaffs' lives were thrown into turmoil when armed members of President Robert Mugabe's War Veterans' Association began invading the farmlands owned by white Zimbabweans and violently reclaiming the land. Under the threat of death, the family was forced to flee, leaving behind a lifetime's possessions and becoming exiles in the only country they had ever called home.

    As other families across the country fled, they left behind not only their homes but dozens of horses. Devoted animal lovers, Pat and Mandy—now essentially homeless themselves—vowed to save these h...
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    A fantastic new adult coloring book from the bestselling artist behind Mythomorphia, Animorphia, and Imagimorphia.

    An amazing coloring challenge featuring the strange and super-detailed images of artist Kerby Rosanes. Kerby works in intricately detailed black-and-white lines to create creatures, characters, patterns, and tiny elements to form massive compositions of mind-boggling complexity. The book invites readers to complete the drawings and find hidden treasures and creatures scattered throughout its pages.

    Fantomorphia is packed full of intricate images of stunning fantastical creatures morphing and shapeshifting into Kerby's signature, breath-taking scenes. The world that he imagines will excite and transport drawers, as he brings this beautiful fantasyscape and its creatures to life....
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    How does magic in J. K. Rowling’s universe work? Finally, the scientific secrets are revealed!

    The story of the boy who lived has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any other book series in history. Modern muggle scientists have uncovered explanations to the seemingly impossible, including answers to such questions as:

  • Will we ever see an invisibility cloak?
  • How hazardous is a flying broomstick like the Nimbus 2000?
  • How has medicine made powerful potions from peculiar plants? (Felix Felicis, anyone?)
  • Can scientists ever demonstrate Wingardium Leviosa, or the flying power of a Golden Snitch?
  • Is it possible to stupefy someone?
  • And many more!

    Often perceived as a supernatural force, magic captivates and delights its audience because of its seeming ability to defy physics and logic. But did you ever wonder if science has any explanation for these fantastic feats?

    The Science of Harry Potter examines the scientific principles—behind some of your favorite characters, spells, it...
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    "God made Easter a gift for you. Tulips open, new buds bloom; Look what spring will bring, Easter time is here again. Church bells ring, Jesus our Savior has risen; Great joy fills our hearts; Baby bunnies, baby chicks, baby birds, eggs in a nest. All things are new, all things are bright. God sent His only Son, Jesus - the gift of everlasting life. We celebrate, dance and sing - God made Easter the most precious thing. Green grass, little bugs, joyful laughter, great big hugs. God made Easter to show you His love. Our hearts are happy, our Easter baskets are full. Everlasting life is God's Easter gift to you." This rhyming storybook encompasses the beauty of God’s truth through His Holy Word. Children’s Bible verses are sprinkled throughout the storybook. Read along to discover the real meaning of Easter -- the gift of everlasting life God has given us through His Son, Jesus. Pastel pages and all hand-painted watercolor art will sure to please you and your child in this Easter season. Our Catholic prayers are also included. Look for Elizabeth Terry’s “God Made” series celebrating all God has made: God Made You, God Made Me, God Made Spring, God Made Christmas...
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    Kate Callahan has always known that, someday, she’d run the family business. So men have always been merely a distraction for Kate; she just doesn’t have time for love.

    Until fate steps in by way of a prophecy foretold, years ago, by a friend who’d been blessed with a remarkable gift. Kate has been warned that, one day, she’ll be kissed by fate. And love will happen with that unforgettable kiss.

    Michael Murphy already has his life mapped out. After graduating with his degree in Architecture, he’ll be working at a prestigious firm in Chicago. When he arrives in the town of Crystal Rock to serve as an intern at Callahan Construction, the last thing he expects is his instant attraction to lovely crew boss, Kate Callahan.

    Kate’s immediately drawn to Murphy, too. And sparks fly when they unite in an attempt to discover the identity of the thief who’s been stealing construction materials from her family’s company.

    But how could a long-term relationship between them ever survive? They’re ...
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    Both a history of fine jewelry coming out of Paris in the Golden Age and a tour through the secretive world of high-end, privately-sold jewelry, Diving for Starfish is a stylish detective story with a glittering piece of jewelry at its heart.

    In the mid 1930s, in the workroom of the famous Parisian jeweler Boivin, a young jewelry designer named Juliette Moutard created one of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the world―the famous starfish pin―still sought after today by aficionados of fine jewelry.

    The starfish, created out of gold and encrusted with 71 cabochon rubies and 241 small amethysts, was distinctive because its five rays were articulated, meaning that they could curl and conform to the bustline or shoulder of the women who wore it. The House of Boivin made three of them. Two of the women who bought and wore the starfish were Claudette Colbert and Millicent Rogers.

    Obsessed with the pin after she saw it in the private showroom of a Manhattan jewelry merchant, Cherie Burns set off on a journey to find out all she could about the elusive pins and the women who owned them. Her search took her around the world to Paris, London...
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    A fantastic floral adventure and the latest sensational coloring book from bestselling artist Johanna Basford
     
    This book invites you to travel the world and beyond into fantastical realms, discovering exotic blooms and extraordinary plants along the way. From floating gardens of water poppies in South Africa to delicate cosmos in Japan, and from fanciful toadstools to enchanted fairytale gardens, an abundance of fascinating florals awaits, ready for you to bring to life in color.
     
    Join “colorist queen” (New York Magazine) Johanna Basford in her World of Flowers on a dazzling floral adventure of fantasy and imagination, filled with countless new blooms and blossoms to discover....
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    Farting Easter Animals Coloring Book for Kids, Girls, Boys, Teens, Tweens & Adults! Over 30 Pages of Funny Easter Animals to Color and Some Eggcellent Easter Bunny Jokes! Animals include Easter Bunnies, Lamb, Dog, Cat, Chicken, Duck, Elephant, Llama, Chipmunk, Bear,Dinosaur, Horse, Frog, & a Bunnicorn! Color and Laugh your way to a Happy Easter!...
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    The potato hack was modeled after an 1849 diet plan for people that were becoming fat and “dyspeptic” from living too luxuriously. This potato diet simply called for one to eat nothing but potatoes for a few days at a time, promising that fat men become as “lean as they ought to be.” One hundred and sixty-seven years later, we are fatter and sicker than ever, but the potato diet still works. Potatoes contains natural drug-like agents that affect inflammation, hunger, insulin, sleep, dreams, mood, and body weight. The potato is the best diet pill ever invented.

    The potato hack is a short-term intervention (3-5 days) where one eats nothing but potatoes. This short mono-food experiment will strengthen your immune system and provide you with all of the nutrition you need to remain energetic, sleep great, and, as a side-effect, lose weight. The potato hack will help you develop a new relationship with food, hunger, taste, and yourself.

    The potato hack is not just for the overweight. As noted in 1849, anyone with digestive complaints who follows an all-potato diet for a few days at a time will find their digestion improves greatly. Modern science shows tha...
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    Colorists will love to relax and unwind with these idyllic scenes, which capture the peaceful sights of country locales. From antique shop windows and farm stand displays to rustic table settings and covered bridges, the richly detailed illustrations celebrate the endless appeal of rural life. Specially designed for the experienced colorist, Country Charm and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
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    Bring this journal on your next adventure to create the best-ever souvenir. This travel journal from the award-winning creative design team behind the Wee Society suite of products and apps is filled with a bunch of thought-starters so kids can capture important stuff, like cool things they spot, new things they try and people they meet. There are also adventure badges to earn, stickers, places to keep photos and other treasures, and postcards to send. Whether you’re headed to grandma’s, camping for the weekend, or taking a summer vacation, Go! is pretty much guaranteed to make your next trip even more memorable. Happy trails!


    (Go! is also available in two additional jacket colors, so you can collect them all, and complete one for each adventure you take.)...
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    Try Not to Laugh Challenge, Easter Joke Book for Kids: Easter Basket Stuffer for Boys, Girls, Teens & Adults, Fun Easter Activity Book with Cute ... Easter Activities for the Whole Family! cover
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    Great Easter Joke Book for all Ages! This Easter Joke Book has over 275 Eggs-tra Funny Jokes, Silly Riddles and Laugh out loud Knock-Knock Jokes along with Comical Art Work! The Easter Gift that will provide hours of Fun for Friends & Family! Perfect for all ages! Best Easter Basket Stuffer for all! The Rules are Simple: Pick your team, or go one on one. Sit across from each other & make eye contact. Take turns reading jokes to each other. You can make silly faces, funny sound effects, etc. When your opponent laughs, you get a point! First team to win 3 points, WINS! If You’re Laughing, You’re Losing!...
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    Ryan Serhant is the very confident guy who wears stellar suits, has a driver, and regularly closes seven-figure deals on Bravo's hit series Million Dollar Listing: New York. On his reality show Sell It Like Serhant, he uses his sales expertise to teach struggling salespeople to successfully sell everything from golf balls to hot tubs. In this book is the blueprint for how to go from sales scrub to sales machine.

    Serhant was a jobless hand model when he entered real estate. He outlines exactly how he flipped the switch and grew to dominate one of the most competitive sales markets in the world. Using personal accounts and lessons from his biggest (and smallest) deals, he gives fresh insight on how to manage multiple balls, or goals, at once to increase profits and achieve ultimate success. A salesman should not live or die by one deal or client.

    The ultimate salesperson never closes a deal and wonders, "What now?" because the next deal should already be happening. The Serhant principle is that it takes just as much time and energy to manage one deal as it does six. This book will help you learn how to bring in, control, and...
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    God's Girl Is Creative and Colorful!

    Did you know that God thinks you're awesome? He sees the real you and wants you to see it too. His Word is full of great promises about who He made you to be, how unique and special you are, and how you fit into your world.

    Now you can take God's amazing truths into your heart as you add color to these 37 cool designs using your crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, or markers. Coloring is a fun way to spend some alone time—or invite some girlfriends over and make it a party.  

    Once you're finished coloring your creations, you can tear them out and hang them on your wall, stick them on the fridge (just like Mom used to do when you were a little kid), or anywhere you look so you can be reminded of what God thinks about you. Better yet, you could frame them and give them away as gifts to your family and friends. 

    Get ready to color, have fun, and learn all about YOU!

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    Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is a Danish word that describes the feeling of being cozy, comfortable, and at peace with the world. It’s almost impossible to translate to English, and it’s probably the reason that Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world.

    According to the London Evening Standard, hygge takes us beyond mindful meditation and adult coloring books and introduces us to a comfortable, warm, relaxing lifestyle exemplified by those in Denmark.

    The Joy of Hygge is packed with recipes to warm you on a winter’s evening, craft ideas for decorating your home, and inspirational suggestions for enjoying the magic of everyday pleasures. Learn how to make your life more hyggelig by:



    •Creating a snuggly pair of hand-knitted socks
    •Filling your house with more light and nature displays
    •Building a cozy campfire for friends and family
    •Taking advantage of picnics, bike rides, and woodland walks
    •Appreciating the natural wonders that surround us every day
    •And more!


    Remember—a little hygge brings a lot of happiness.
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    Babies love playing peekaboo-and once they latch on to this simple game, they can't get enough of it! DK's Peekaboo books make the most of this fun interactive activity with flaps that open to reveal appealing babies and toys. With bouncy bunnies, fluffy chicks, and many others all waiting to say hello, young readers will find all kinds of springtime animals under the flaps of Hoppity Hop Peekaboo!...
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    Blacksmithing, “The king of trades,” is arguably the most enduring craft known to man, a craft virtually synonymous with humankind’s progress since the Bronze Age. This book breaks down blacksmithing’s fascinating, if somewhat daunting, skill set into attainable fundamentals that show you how to become an accomplished smith. My goal is not to teach you how to make a hook or a knife. Rather, I focus on the core aim of becoming a successful blacksmith or weekend hobbyist. What results is a collection of paramount blacksmithing practices and lessons, distilling what I and others have learned over many years. In this book, I aim both to motivate you, and to educate you concerning the nuances of starting a shop and becoming a blacksmith (without breaking the bank). You will learn how much space is needed for a shop, and what you can expect that amount of space to do for you in terms of quantity and quality of output. You will also learn which tools are essential, and which are a luxury, as well as how much these tools cost, where to acquire them, and how long it will take to acquire them. Safety and ergonomic practices are a must in the shop, and a section in this book reflects...
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    Air Fryers help you cook healthy and delicious meals in no time!

    You don't need to be an expert in the kitchen to cook delightful meals for your loved ones!

    You just have to own an air fryer and "Air Fryer Cookbook: 550 Air Fryer Recipes for Delicious and Healthy Meals"!

    With this cookbook, you will soon make the best dishes ever and you will impress everyone around you with your home cooked meals!

    To make sure you are not getting bored cooking we collected 550 Air Fryer Recipes!

    "Air Fryer Cookbook: 550 Air Fryer Recipes for Delicious and Healthy Meals" will show you how to make the best breakfasts, lunch recipes, side dishes, snacks, appetizers, fish and seafood recipes, meat, poultry and veggie ones and desserts using your Air Fryer.

    Have a look at some recipes we gathered:

    • Bell Peppers Frittata
    • Shrimp Sandwiches
    • Dates and Millet Pudding
    • Philadelphia Chicken Lunch
    • Cheese Ravioli and Marinara Sauce
    • Vermouth Mushrooms
    • Yellow Squash and Zucchinis Side Dish
    • Cauliflower and Broccoli Delight
    • Shrimp and Chestnut Rolls
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    French Women Don’t Get Fat meets The Little Book of Hygge in this lively, sophisticated, and practical illustrated lifestyle guide that shows how to enjoy la belle vie—to live like the French every day—transforming your house into a home defined by beauty, family, and accessible elegance.

    How do the French create the elusive and alluring sanctuaries they call home? This question long intrigued Danielle Postel-Vinay. Thanks to a chance encounter with a French expat in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and years of immersive research, she embarked on a quest to discover the secrets of the French home aesthetic.

    Experiencing first-hand la belle vie—the beautiful life—Postel-Vinay now shows everyone how to create their own French sanctuary, a home sweet maison, no matter where they live. Providing more than just interior decorating and design tips, Postel-Vinay teaches you how to foster the warmth, beauty, and rituals inherent in the French home and create an environment better suited to living a rich, full, connected life. At the center of the book is the idea that your house should be a reflection of you, your hobbies, your family histo...
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    The final Origami Yoda case file from the kids at McQuarrie Middle School! After successfully fighting to save their field trip in Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue!, Tommy and the gang prepare for a well-earned day of fun and adventure in Washington, DC . . . but of course it won’t be that easy! This trip to the nation's capital will be full of shifting alliances and betrayals, carsickness and sugar rushes. Trouble starts even before the buses leave school, when Principal Rabbski decrees the field trip an “origami-free zone.” Dwight secretly folds a Yoda from a Fruit Roll-Up, but will Fruitigami Yoda be a match for Harvey's sour, hate-filled pickle of darkness? Astronaut ice cream, a supersonic plane, a Johnny Appleseed sighting, and a near arrest—are just some of the clues in the sweetest, stookiest, biggest, craziest Origami Yoda case file yet....
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    A design-focused, easy-to-use guide to colorful, eye-catching foliage and flowers for your whole yard, from the ground plain to the canopy, for homeowners and landscapers faced with replacing thirsty gardens in California and other dry regions in the Western US.

    If readers must reluctantly remove water-guzzling favorites from the garden, they need equally beautiful substitutes! This book is a visual treat that supports the transition to dry gardening by proving that gardeners can have all the gorgeous color and flowers they had in the past using just a fraction of the water.

    Maureen Gilmer provides chapters on design categories of plants—flowering shrubs, the ground plain, eye-catching accents, ephemeral flowers, perennials for color, animated plants and fine textures, canopy, and edibles—with profiles for each plant plus background info and top picks lists.

    The Colorful Dry Garden is unique because it features only bold plants that are also heavy bloomers despite heat and limited water. It also features more than just Western native plants by including varieties from the world's driest climates....
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    Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks: Yet Another Revolution in Knitting Two at Once on One Circular Needle! Includes 15 New Sock Patterns cover
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    Knit two socks at a time, while working from the toe up! In this delightful guide, Melissa Morgan-Oakes shares her revolutionary knitting technique that allows you to try on the socks as you work, avoid running out of yarn, and steer clear of the dreaded Kitchener stitch to finish off the toes. You can apply this exciting new technique to absolutely any sock pattern to help you to knit fabulous, perfectly formed pairs of socks for the whole family.

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    "I know what I should do...I just don't know why I don't do it."

    This phrase captures a universal human experience--we can't always get ourselves to do what we know is best for us. In Well Designed Life, you will learn that the solution to this stumbling block resides in coupling two disciplines: brain science and design thinking. Brain and behavior sciences have exploded in recent years. This catalyzes new insights into why we do what we do--and how we can change. 
    Meanwhile, major advances in consumer technology, service industries, and public health are rapidly changing how we live. This boom of innovation has been fueled by a creative approach to solving problems called design thinking. We are living in the age of design--and designers are the new rock stars.

    Dr. Kyra Bobinet brings together over 25 years of successfully designing interventions, products, and experiences that change lives--to empower you as the designer of your life. Dr. Bobinet has gathered her top ten key concepts from psychology, behavior and neuroscien...
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    A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you'd had them.

    The Useful Book features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There’s a kitchen crash course, including the must-haves for a well-stocked pantry; how to boil an egg (and peel it frustration-free); how to grill, steam, sauté, and roast vegetables. There’s Sewing 101, plus how to fold a fitted sheet, tie a tie, mop a floor, make a bed, and set the table for a formal dinner.

    Next up: a 21st-century shop class. The tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques. Practice measuring, cutting, and nailing by building a birdhouse. Make a bookshelf or a riveted metal picture frame. Plus: do-it-yourself plumbing; car repair basics; and home maintenance, from priming and painting to refinishing wood floors. 

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    There once may have been 250,000 miles of stone walls in America's Northeast, stretching farther than the distance to the moon. They took three billion man-hours to build. And even though most are crumbling today, they contain a magnificent scientific and cultural story―about the geothermal forces that formed their stones, the tectonic movements that brought them to the surface, the glacial tide that broke them apart, the earth that held them for so long, and about the humans who built them.

    Stone walls tell nothing less than the story of how New England was formed, and in Robert Thorson's hands they live and breathe. "The stone wall is the key that links the natural history and human history of New England," Thorson writes. Millions of years ago, New England's stones belonged to ancient mountains thrust up by prehistoric collisions between continents. During the Ice Age, pieces were cleaved off by glaciers and deposited―often hundreds of miles away―when the glaciers melted. Buried again over centuries by forest and soil buildup, the stones gradually worked their way back to the surface, only to become impediments to the farmers cultivating the land in the eightee...
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    Stumpwork is a highly decorative and imaginative embroidery technique which typically uses texture-rich raised and padded stitches. Beginning with an introduction to the appropriate materials, equipment, and tools, this book instructs on a wide range of stitches and techniques, illustrated with 10 delightful projects. It then explains how to design your own piece of stumpwork before advising on finishing, presenting, and caring for your work.
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    Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment—her own home in Newtown, Connecticut—into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect. Five homes, each of which expresses a unique take on the style, are featured. Part primer, part wish book, Nora Murphy’s Country House Style is all inspiration.
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    Want to be a scrap quilter? Great! But if you want to think like a scrap quilter, learn from a master! Lissa Alexander has spent three decades honing her scrap-quilting talents, and in her first solo book, she offers page after page of tips for making dazzling scrap quilts saturated with color, print, and texture. Learn how to make insightful decisions about which fabric combinations work (and understand why others don't). Best of all, discover how to (finally!) use your unique stash to make scrap quilts that sing. Includes a preface by renowned quilt historian Barbara Brackman.

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    A collection of 80 comforting recipes from the star of Little House on the Prairie.

    From prairie breakfasts and picnic lunches to treats inspired by Nellie’s restaurant, these simple and delicious dishes—crispy fried chicken, pot roasts, cornbread, apple pie, and more—present Bonnet Heads (aka die-hard Little House fans) with the chance to eat like the Ingalls family.

    Actress Melissa Gilbert’s personal recollections and memorabilia, including behind-the-scenes stories, anecdotes, and more than 75 treasured scrapbook images, accompany the recipes. With answers to the most-asked questions from fans—on topics such as the biggest bloopers, on-set romances, and what Michael Landon was really like—My Prairie Cookbook is a cherished memento for fans of Little House and Laura Ingalls Wilder, as well as anyone who loves hearty, simple home cooking.

    “Melissa’s writing is so warm and personal that it makes me feel like I’m being wrapped in a big, warm blanket, and the recipes are approachable and delicious.” —Jennifer Garner
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    Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids: Word Search Easter Gifts for Boys and Girls

    Any child will have hours of fun with this Easter word search book! The perfect size for any Easter basket, this book includes:

    Word Search Explanation: Inside is a detailed explanation of how to play! Hidden in a large grid of letters are specific-themed words! There will be a word bank filled with words to find in the grid. Words can be found left to right, right to left (backwards), top to bottom, bottom to top, and diagonal in all directions.
    Fun themes! Each word search has its own exciting theme with 21 words to find!
    Dozens of puzzles! With almost 100 different word search puzzles, there's enough entertainment for anybody!
    Answer key! If you ever get stuck, answers are provided to help you keep searching!

    Wonderful for boys and girls of any age, this word search book is full of fun from cover to cover!
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    What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine—all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper—including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper—into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.
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    An illustrated, nostalgic how-to guide to achieving a clean, organized, and happy home—with over 500 retro tips and tricks!

    Return your household to the simpler times of yesteryear with this delightful guide full of time- and money-saving tips on everything from cleaning and organizing your home to buying and handling food. Even in an age of endless new household products and devices, these old-fashioned, tried-and-true methods can help any homeowner keep a cleaner, happier home.

    A thoroughly researched compendium of the best American home life tips from the 1920s through the ’60s, Classic Household Hints is filled with useful information, full-color illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and quotes—providing practical help as well as fun for housekeepers and neat freaks everywhere.
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    From collars and chokers to princess-length baubles and ropes to twirl and spin, here is a wardrobe of 40 necklaces to make and proudly show off. Expert crafter Candie Cooper shares her “necklaceology” secrets in an informative, gorgeously illustrated how-to guide that covers tools and materials, all manner of techniques, making components like wrapped loops and jump rings, and combining beads with wire, chain, silk cord, ribbon, and other materials. These accessible, sophisticated projects will inspire and delight.
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    In Dream. Design. Live., decorator Paloma Contreras goes beyond interior design to show readers how to inhabit their homes in fulfilling and beautiful ways. Divided into three sections, this hardworking book proves that the most appealing interiors are also the most personal ones. Contreras takes readers through the design process and encourages them to seek inspiration from the approach that works best for them. From thinking creatively to improve both your home and your life, to showing you how to turn your dreams into realities, the author reveals how you can take the welcoming space you’ve just created and spend meaningful time there pursuing the activities you love. With stunning photography and accessible-yet-elegant tips, Dream. Design. Live. fuses interior decorating advice with lifestyle recommendations and demonstrates how living a happy and satisfying life starts at home.
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    A humorous collection of dozens of photos of funny and adorable cats as they play with, roll in, and chow down their favorite snack of choice -- catnip.

    Cats love catnip. Whether it's eating it, playing with it, or rolling around in it, catnip turns our domestic feline friends into hilarious balls of activity. Carefree and unconstrained, they are free to be silly, exceptionally playful, and downright gnarly.

    Professional pet photographer and self-confessed crazy cat man Andrew Marttila (the photographer behind Shop Cats of New York) captures a range of the cats' silly and expressive personalities as they react to their catnip trip. Delightful, elegant Fluffy transforms into a hell-bent renegade. Shy, reserved Mittens becomes a free-loving acrobat. In the blink of an eye, a cat's expression transforms from bored to inquisitive to playful to curious to bizarre . . . to utterly unhinged. A fun and delightful look at our favorite companions, this gift book is perfect for every cat lover.
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    Perfect for the holiday where sitting down to decorate is a beloved ritual comes a new addition to the bestselling series with over 1 million copies in print. Packed with 400 full-color Easter- and spring-themed stickers, EyeLike Stickers: Easter belongs in every Easter basket and every crafter’s stash. The high-quality, photographic images are amazingly lifelike in color and detail. The durable, reusable stickers are designed to be stuck on and peeled off over and over again without losing adhesive.

    Fuzzy chicks and bouncy bunnies. Jelly beans, springtime flowers, pretty painted eggs, and wobbly-legged lambs. Use them to decorate notebooks, cards, scrapbooks, crafts, party invitations or create a lively scene on the book’s inside covers―which double as a glossy illustrated background. Then change it up when the mood strikes.

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    Design-Your-Garden Toolkit: Visualize the Perfect Plant Combinations for Your Yard; Step-by-Step Guide with Profiles of 128 Popular Plants, Reusable Cling Stickers, and Fold-Out Design Board cover
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    Before picking up the trowel, pick up the stickers! With 150 reusable illustrated stickers -- representing dozens of plant cultivars that are versatile, readily available, and suitable for most temperate growing zones -- plus a fold-out design board and a book teaching five easy steps of garden design, you'll have everything you need to create your vision of the perfect garden. The durable cling stickers, with beautiful botanically accurate illustrations, can be layered, arranged, and rearranged to try out every variation before making any plant purchases. This book-and-kit combination makes it possible to create your dream border, bed, or backyard oasis without leaving your kitchen table!
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    Easter Activity Book for Kids: The Story of Easter Bible Coloring Book with Dot to Dot, Maze, and Word Search Puzzles - (The Perfect Easter Basket ... Gifts, Games and Stuff for Boys and Girls) cover
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    Celebrate this Easter with your little ones and the teachings of Jesus Christ. This biblical based activity book is the perfect way to help introduce the importance of our savior, but in a colorful fun way! This super fun activity book consists of coloring pages to demonstrate the story and resurrection of Christ, dot to dot puzzles, mazes, word search and spot the difference pictures! Not only can learning be fun, but it is a great way to practice motor skills.

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    Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me cover
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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jon Katz's Going Home.

    In his previous books, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz introduced us to the delightful menagerie at Bedlam Farm, including Izzy, the unforgettable border collie rescue. Now, in Izzy & Lenore, Katz delves deeper into his connection with the beautiful, once-abandoned dog, learning yet again about the unexpected places animals can take us. Affectionate and intuitive, Izzy is unlike any dog Katz has encountered, and the two undertake a journey Katz could not have imagined without the arrival of a new companion: a spirited, bright-eyed black Labrador puppy named Lenore.

    As trained hospice volunteers visiting homes and nursing facilities in upstate New York, Katz and Izzy bring comfort and canine companionship to people who most need it. An eighty-year-old Alzheimer’s patient smiles for the first time in months when she feels Izzy’s soft fur. A retired logger joyfully remembers his own beloved dog when he sees Izzy. As Izzy bonds with patients and Katz focuses on their families, the author begins to com...
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    For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends.

    The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog.

    How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend
    covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including:
    • Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle
    • Where to get--and where not to get--a dog
    • Reading a pedigree
    • Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how
    • The proper use of praise and ...
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    Have you ever wondered why cats make happy kitty muffins with their paws? Or why they scratch things we don't want them to or decline to use their litter boxes? Why do they insist on sticking their rear ends in our faces, anyway?

    Where better to find answers than straight from a cat who’s mastered human speech?

    Dr. Paula Lester is a veterinarian who practiced small animal general medicine for 15 years. One day, her cat, Lily, decided she wanted to share some insight into the behavior, care, and training of her species with Dr. Lester, so she could pass it on to other humans.

    Lily is a little sassy, but she has important information she wants humans to know about cats, and Dr. Lester has faithfully recorded and compiled it into this funny, thoughtful, and touching book.

    After you’ve read it, you’ll be able to communicate with and understand your cat better as well as encourage the behaviors you want to see and discourage those you don’t.




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    An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life

    A New York Times Bestseller


    Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read.” —Cheryl Strayed 

    At twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan. She was one year out of college and severely depressed. Summoned by Julie’s incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home.

    Haunted by troubling childhood memories, Julie continued to sink into suicidal depression. Psychiatrists, therapists, and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker. Dog Medicine captures the anguish of depression, the slow path to recovery, the beauty of forgiveness, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds.


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    The Case of the Quizzical Queens Beagle (The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 17) cover
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    When Suzy and Josie find a beagle perched on a channel buoy in the middle of the River, soon followed by the discovery of an unknown drowned woman, Suzy soon decides that the only logical thing to do is to bring the circus to town.

    Feeling overwhelmed having to dealing with her mother’s endless and elaborate plans for her and Max’s wedding, the construction of their new animal rescue center, and Chef Claire’s announcement that she needs an extended break and is planning to take at least a year off, Suzy realizes that the world she has created and come to love is about to implode.

    But since nothing takes Suzy’s mind off her problems like a good murder investigation, she soon finds herself distracted dealing with the victim’s mother and her caretaker and a unique group of circus performers who all have interesting and often sordid pasts. And as she and Chief Abrams do everything they can to figure out who threw the troubled woman and her pet beagle off a boat, Suzy comes face to face with her own insecurities and selfishness, not to mention a weapon she just can’t seem to keep her hands off, a couple of clowns, an elephant, and a wild animal trainer s...
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    Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown's drawings perfectly capture the humor and quirkiness of cats in all their strange and charming glory. Following the success of Cat Getting Out of a Bag, this collection of color and black-and-white comic strips loosely follows the adventures of a pair of cats as they explore the world around them, indoors and out. Adventures include taking a nap, licking a shoe, attacking dust particles, hiding in cabinets, pouncing on fallen leaves, confronting the vacuum cleaner, patrolling the yard, and purring up a stormall adorably rendered in Brown's immediate and irresistible style. Sure to delight anyone who lives with cats and appreciates their sweet and batty behavior, this beautifully packaged gift book is the cat's meow. Plus, this is a fixed- format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version....
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    The Allergy-Fighting Garden: Stop Asthma and Allergies with Smart Landscaping cover
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    Breathe Easy with This Groundbreaking Gardening Guide 

    If you are one of the millions of people with allergies or asthma, this totally unique book shows you how to avoid plants that trigger allergies and to create a garden that will actually protect you by trapping pollen and cleaning the air around you. This revolutionary approach combines the best of horticulturist Thomas Ogren’s previous books—Allergy-Free Gardening and Safe Sex in the Garden—into a full-color guide, including hundreds of new and updated plant listings and photographs.

    Ogren’s innovative system for combating allergens is based on the crucial matter of plant sex. By replacing troublesome male plants in your yard with pollen-blocking female “pollen screens,” allergy sufferers can reduce or eliminate their symptoms. More than 3,000 plant listings are included, accompanied by an easy-to-use allergy ranking scale of 1 to 10. With many new pollen-free plants to choose from, as well as clearly marked “worst offenders” to avoid, this is the ultimate resource for home gardeners and professionals alike who want to build healthy, safe, and beautiful gardens that everyon...
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    Amazing Activity Book For Minecrafters: Puzzles, Mazes, Dot-To-Dot, Spot The Difference, Crosswords, Maths, Word Search And More (Unofficial Book) (Volume 1) cover
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    This fun and engaging activity book is packed with different puzzles and games to keep avid Minecrafters entertained for hours! Wind you way through a mineshaft maze, play parkour game, unscramble secret messages and more. Clues and answers are provided. Each page can be colored in, too! Not an official Minecraft product....
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    Take your straw bale gardening to the next level - in more places, with new products, and even, sometimes, skipping the straw entirely in Straw Bale Gardens Complete.

    The reception and enthusiasm for straw bale gardening, introduced in 2013, has proved revolutionary in vegetable growing. Why? Because the bold promises in the book are kept: grow vegetables anywhere, earlier in the year, with no weeding. Gardeners everywhere are excited. Straw bale gardening works!

    In just the short amount of time that has passed, the gardening world and Joel Karsten himself have learned even more about how to apply this method in just about any environment: on a city balcony, in a rocky outpost, in a desert, and even in the tundra of Alaska.

    Straw Bale Gardens Complete contains all of the original information that has set the gardening world on fire. But it also goes much deeper, with nearly 50 pages of all-new advice and photos on subjects such as growing in a tight urban setting, making your straw bale garden completely organic, and using new fertilizers and condition...
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    Down The Hatch: A coloring book for fans of the And That's Why We Drink podcast cover
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    Down the Hatch: A coloring book for fans of the And That’s Why We Drink podcast.

    Don’t worry; you’re not seeing double (at least not yet). It’s pages of patterned prints positively steeped in spirits – of both the liquid and paranormal variety. This book is for all those barstool detectives who prefer their drinks shaken…and disturbed.

    Fans of the And That’s Why We Drink podcast: sip back and relax. Join hosts Em and Christine while you enjoy a bit of the hair of the dog that bit you – in this case, Gio (he’s so handsome!) For anyone who could use a stiff drink, milkshake, cuppa joe, or just a bit of time to reflect on the day…and the reasons they drink.

    Drown your caffeine-fueled anxieties with calming meditation. Just pick your poison, grab some crayons, and imbibe the wisdom of ATWWD with 41 classic quotes and hilarious quips to color (did you think the podcast could get any more colorful?) Images are printed single-sided to help fight color bleed through. Beautiful velvety matte cover.

    From the author of Murderino: A coloring book for fans of the My Favorite Murder podcast. It’s true crime colorin...
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    Inside the Echo (The Flint K-9 Search and Rescue Mysteries Book 2) cover
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    For fans of Nevada Barr, John Connolly, and dogs of all shape and size, a K-9 series with a touch of the supernatural, spine-tingling suspense, and characters who'll stay with you long after the book is done.

    K-9 search and rescue handler Jamie Flint and her team—both human and canine—are called in when a group vanishes during a dogsledding expedition for battered women in the Mahoosuc Mountains of Maine. When it’s learned that a rogue gunman was involved in the disappearance, authorities look to the abusive partners of the women now lost for answers. Meanwhile, a voice from Jamie’s past begins to haunt her, echoing the words of the shooter now in pursuit of a target Jamie alone can save. With her K-9 partners Phantom and Casper at her side, Jamie must confront the demons of her own past as her team fights the elements and the clock in order to find the missing women and bring them home....
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    50 Unique Images | Includes FREE Digital Version (PDF Format)

    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.

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    The author of Servants tells us what made British households, of all sizes, shine.


    British estates were known to be the epitome of cleanliness with their white-glove perfection. Through her meticulous research on servants, Lucy Lethbridge gleaned much knowledge about how these homes were made to gleam over almost two centuries, from the Victorian through the Edwardian years and beyond. The majority of household tasks were done with basic ingredients like lemon juice, white vinegar, and bicarbonate of soda, which feel very modern in their display of frugality and ecological soundness. Tea leaves were used to freshen up rugs and stewed rhubarb to remove rust stains. Here, Lethbridge reveals these old-fashioned and almost-forgotten techniques that made British households sparkle before the use of complicated contraptions and a spray for every surface. A treasury of advice from servants’ memoirs and housekeeping guides, and illustrated with charming art from period advertising and domestic classics, Mind Your Manors is the perfect book for all those who want to put time-tested cleaning methods to work.

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    This close look at Wonder Woman's history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman with a golden lasso and bullet-deflecting bracelets. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world.

    In the 1950s, Wonder Woman begrudgingly continued her superheroic mission, wishing she could settle down with her boyfriend instead, all while continually hinting at hidden lesbian leanings. While other female characters stepped forward as women's lib took off in the late 1960s, Wonder Woman fell backward, losing her superpowers and flitting from man to man. Ms. magazine and Lynda Carter restored Wonder Woman's feminist strength in the 1970s, turning her into a powerful symbol as her checkered past was quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history adds new dimensions to the world's most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the myriad motivations of her...
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    The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels.
     
    More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook features expert advice for:
    - Setting up and caring for your own colonies
    - She best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours
    - The most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees
    - Swarm control
    - Using top bar hives
    - Harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey
    - Bee problems and treatments
     
    What's New? 
    - Information for Urban Bees and Beekeepers 
    - Using Your Smoker the Right Way 
    - Better Pest Management
    - Providing Consistent and Abundant Good Food 
    - Keeping Your Hives Healthy

    With this complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive. 
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    Nice Little Town: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Coloring Pages, Coloring Book for Relaxation) (Volume 4) cover
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    Here is 4th book of Nice Little Town series! Many of you liked nice little bonus from 3rd book and I've decided to make next book based on that pictures.

    Single-sided black backed coloring pages.
    27 unique images! Each image printed on one side with black colored back side. It helps so much for markers, gel pens, and watercolor pencils. So you can use more different instruments for coloring without bleeding through!

    Please, join our group on facebook (you can found link inside the book or in author biography) and share your colored images with the comunity. Look for more books on author's page on Amazon.

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    The Moda All-Stars are back with their sixth book--and it'll charm you in many "mini" ways! Start with one, two, or three packs of 2½" mini charm squares (they're mini, but they pack a mighty punch). Choose projects from 18 celebrated Moda designers, including Lisa Bongean, Jo Morton, Pat Sloan, Jen Kingwell, and Laurie Simpson. Then let the mini-making begin! Projects include simple squares, pretty posies, a doll-quilt-and-pillow set, and a quilt inspired by an antique game board. Also enjoy a series of lively questions that draw out each designer--it's what makes every All-Star book extra fun.

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    Is Clutter Taking Over Your Home and Life?

    Stuff. So much stuff! Stuff that may link you to important memories or be needed again someday, but for now just clutters up cupboards and closets and the garage and tables, shelves, and bookcases. Or perhaps paper and miscellaneous stuff is piled on counters...everywhere!

    What can you do with all of it?

    You can trust Melissa Michaels, creator of the highly respected and popular blog The Inspired Room and a reformed stuff-keeper. In these pages you will find a friend who empathizes with you and offers insightful ideas for altering your habits while efficiently decluttering and organizing your home so that you can really enjoy living there.

    With Melissa's encouragement and practical advice, you will be inspired to create a place for the things you love and breathing room to pursue your dreams and engage in life with the people who matter most.

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    Based on a beloved ten-part series in the San Francisco Chronicle, Come Back, Como is Steven Winn’s tender and hilarious memoir of his uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him. With humor and pathos, Winn describes the exasperating but ultimately rewarding effects the pet had on his family, the ordeals he and his dog endured together, and the greatest lesson Como taught him: that loving a dog can somehow make us more human.

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    Easy patterns for charity knitting projects from blankets to bears!

    All across America, people are knitting for peace. In yarn shops and private homes, churches and synagogues, schools and even prisons, they meet on weekday evenings or weekend afternoons to knit afghans for refugees, mittens for the homeless, socks for soldiers, or preemie caps for AIDS babies. The tradition goes back as far as Martha Washington, who spearheaded knitting efforts for the soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and has seen a recent flourishing in what is nowadays called “charity knitting,” “community knitting,” or “knitting for others.” And whether it’s for world peace, community peace, or peace of mind, today’s various causes have the common goal of knitting the world into a better place one stitch at a time.

    Knitting for Peace is an exceptional book that celebrates the long heritage of knitting for others. It tells the stories of 28 contemporary knitting-for-peace endeavors and features patterns for easy-to-knit charity projects such as hats, socks, blankets, and bears, plus a messenger bag emblazoned with the Knitting for Peace logo. Enlivened by anec...
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    BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK, HUGE COLLECTION - MORE THAN 62 DESIGNS+ Sarah Jane Carter’s artistic and beautifully designed adult coloring book contains MORE THAN 62 DESIGNS including Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More. Designs provide hours of artistic pleasure, stress relief, relaxation and joy. Artwork offers a broad range of complexity for every skill level. The most beautifully crafted work from Sarah Jane Carter...
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    You don't have to live overwhelmed by stuff--you can get rid of clutter for good!
    While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, many of us simply can't purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to maintain, so where do we begin? Add in paralyzing emotional attachments and constant life challenges, and it can feel almost impossible to make real decluttering progress.
    In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out--for good!
    But more than simply offering strategies, Dana dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the reader's clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter--the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn't seem urgent--as well as how to make progress when there's no time to declutter.
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    New York Times Bestseller
     
    Named one of the Best Gift Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, House Beautiful, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Luxe Interiors + Design, People StyleWatch, Garden & Gun, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine, and more

     
    John Derian’s home goods empire reaches far and wide—in addition to the four John Derian stores he owns in New York and Massachussetts, his products are sold by more than 600 retailers worldwide, including Neiman Marcus, ABC, and Gump’s in the United States; Conran and Liberty in the UK; and Astier de Villatte in Paris. It all started with his now-iconic collectible plates decoupaged with 19th-century artwork sourced from old and rare books, a process that credited him with elevating the decoupage technique into fine art. Over the past 25 years, the brand has expanded greatly to include home and general design gifts and products.

    Now, for the first time ever, comes the book John Derian fans have been waiting for. Culled from the th...
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    Super Simple Hand Lettering: 20 Traceable Alphabets, Easy Projects, Practice Sheets & More! (Design Originals) Includes Technique Guides, Skill-Building Exercises, Art Prints, & Vellum Tracing Paper cover
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    Discover how to transform simple words into stunning works of art with this interactive workbook!

    • 20 traceable alphabets, both lowercase and uppercase, let you get started lettering right away
    • A beginner-friendly guide to tools and techniques is included, for an easy introduction to creative hand lettering for absolute beginners
    • 4 skill-building practice exercises help build your lettering skills
    • 5 easy-to-execute projects incorporate the hand lettering skills you've learned
    • 4 frameable pullout art prints to display, gift, or embellish
    • Quality vellum tracing paper to practice your lettering
    • Color gallery of finished art to inspire your creativity

    Drawing beautiful letters by hand may seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! "Kiley in Kentucky" hand lettering expert Kiley Bennett gets you started right away with 20 traceable alphabets. She guides you through five skill-building projects to let you practice drawing each upper and lower case letter.

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    Inspirational Quotes: An Adult Coloring Book with Motivational Sayings, Positive Affirmations, and Flower Design Patterns for Relaxation and Stress Relief 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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    Someone To Look Up To: a dog's search for love and understanding cover
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    Top Pick Award from Litpick Student Reviews. By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winning author.
    Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.'
     Les Ingham, Pyr International 
    A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness.
      How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. 
      One day, his human will come.
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    Get the story behind the book in an exclusive author interview youtube.com/watch?v=GuKiKB67CV0
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    The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.

    While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.

    In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

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    Five Nights at Freddy's: Coloring Book for Kids and Adults - 40 illustrations cover
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    If you love Five Nights at Freddy's - Then this coloring book is for you. Coloring Book is for adults and kids aged from 5 to 12+ years old. You or your child will love to fill the pages of this coloring book with bright colors. Each coloring page is printed on a separate sheet (8.5 x 11) to avoid bleed through. Each drawing is high quality!

    The coloring books also makes a perfect gift for kids that love Five Nights at Freddy's.

    Age specifications:

    • Coloring books for gradeschooler 5-12 yrs.
    • Coloring books for adults

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    The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behavior (Howell reference books) cover
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    "Quite simply this is an excellent book. It is well-written, with snatches of dry humour. It should be mandatory reading for anybody who keeps a dog or has intentions of so doing." -R. W. F. Poole, Daily Telegraph

    How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional makeup? Why do they suffer from stress and how can it be coped with? Over the last few years a substantial body of knowledge has been built up about the psychology of dog behavior. Combining more than twenty years of practical experience as a veterinary clinician with a personal knowledge and understanding of the latest international research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works....
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    While movies and television have made many people familiar with the name Glock, not many know the history of Glock’s pistols. With The Book of Glock, Robert A. Sadowski showcases all of Glock’s American handgun models, from the first model, the Glock 17, which premiered in 1982, to the all-new G43, and educates firearms enthusiasts on the quirks of each. The Book of Glock references all Glock pistols available in the United States with in-depth information on all models―history, serial numbers, rare Glock variants, comparative models, cutaway sales models, and more. Sadowski worked closely with Stanley Ruselowski, the president of the Glock Collectors Association, to bring readers information and photos of rarely seen Glocks. Each chapter is dedicated to a different model. Sadowski provides a timeline of the company’s evolution and a close look at how Glock redefined the combat pistol. Other chapters touch on rare models, commemorative editions, and Glock tools and accessories. Whether a firearms collector or a new enthusiast, anyone can enjoy Sadowski’s analysis of Glocks throughout history....
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    “A multifaceted story...plenty of surprises...And what an ending!” – New York Journal of Books

    Interior Decorator Madison Night might look like a throwback to the sixties, but as business owner and landlord, she proves that independent women can have it all. But when a killer targets women dressed in her signature style—estate sale vintage to play up her resemblance to fave actress Doris Day—what makes her unique might make her dead.

    The local detective connects the new crime to a twenty-year-old cold case, and Madison’s long-trusted contractor emerges as the leading suspect. As the body count piles up, Madison uncovers a Soviet spy, a campaign to destroy all Doris Day movies, and six minutes of film that will change her life forever.

    “Make room for Vallere’s tremendously fun homage. Imbuing her story with plenty of mid-century modern decorating and fashion tips, not to mention a steady patter of Doris Day trivia, Vallere debuts a well-paced cozy series. Her disarmingly honest lead and two hunky sidekicks will appeal to all fashionistas and antiques types and have romance crossover appeal.” – Library Journal

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    Philippians Journal and Doodle Bible Study: growing in joy cover
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    The Journal and Doodle Bible Studies are an engaging, hands-on way of connecting with Scripture. These studies are specifically designed to fit into the time you have without daily assignments. There are no fill-in-the-blank questions and no videos to watch. Instead you get to interact with God’s Word in a fresh way with simple doodles, diagrams, lists, and much more. In this study you will work chapter by chapter through the book of Philippians in a creative and refreshing way tracing the themes of growth and joy. By the end of the study you'll have created a beautiful keepsake journal to review and keep as a legacy....
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    What is a Double Wide Dresden? It's a fast, fun way to make classic Dresden blocks! These 36-degree Dresdens require only 10 wedges (instead of the traditional 20). Cut sewing time in half and create all the beauty with none of the fuss. There are no hand-appliqued centers--instead, stars appear with no raw edges! You can even cut wedges from strip sets. Make projects even easier with the companion Double Wide Dresden Ruler (not included).

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    Faith & Lettering: An Inspirational Guide to Creative Lettering & Journaling cover
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    An all-inclusive tool for lettering your faith, connecting with Scripture, and creating beautiful, meaningful art in your journal, Bible, and home.

    Something special happens when you learn to write or draw God's Word. In Faith and Lettering, Krystal Whitten's advice and encouragement will help you draw near to God and pursue a deeper faith by expressing your creativity. You will learn three basic types of letters and variations on them, what tools to use and how to use them, and step-by-step instructions for decorative flourishes and embellishments. Krystal will also show you how to find inspiration and accept grace when mistakes happen. Her inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas will help you make your Bibles, journals, and home décor uniquely your own....
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    550 Instant Pot Recipes Cookbook: Easy, Delicious and Budget Friendly Instant Pot Recipes for Healthy Living (Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook) ... Recipes Included) (Instant Pot Cookbook) cover
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    It Begins & End With Your Instant Pot

    Do you want to make great recipes for yourself and family using the Instant Pot?

    Do you own an instant pot, plan to buy one but don’t have a clue of how to use it?

    This book “550 INSTANT POT Recipes Cookbook” contains over 550 recipes that can be made using the instant pot and other electric pressure cookers.

    The recipes are quick and easy to make. Healthy, delicious and mostly ONE POT. Meaning you do not need a sauce pan, the grill, or any other conventional cooker/equipment to complete most of them. This saves you the time used for washing. As you'll have just your instant pot electric pressure cooker and at most one bowl to wash after cooking. Isn't that amazing? Your kitchen is kept clean from spills, smells and all the mess from conventional cookers. Adding more numbers to the minutes saved in the end.

    This is the ONE Cookbook you need for your Instant pot pressure cooker with lots of interesting easy to cook meals for healthy living. It’s a must have for every mum and every kitchen as there is definitely something in it for everyone.

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    Fired Up! Ready to Go!: Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art. The Collections of Peggy Cooper Cafritz cover
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    After decades of art collecting, prominent Washington D.C.–based activist, philanthropist, and founder of the august Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Peggy Cooper Cafritz had amassed one of the most important collections of work by artists of color in the country. But in 2009, the more than three hundred works that comprised this extraordinary collection were destroyed in the largest residential fire in Washington, D.C. history. The pioneering collection included art by Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas, Yinka Shonibare, Nick Cave, Kehinde Wiley, Barkley L. Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others.

    This beautifully illustrated volume features 200 of the works that were lost, along with works that she has collected since the fire, as well as important contributions by preeminent curators and artists....
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    Fairy Tale Princesses & Storybook Darlings Coloring Book cover
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    Celebrate your favorite fairy tales in this timeless treasure from artist Hannah Lynn! Featuring adorable storybook characters from classics like Cinderella, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, and more. 25 Designs with *2* copies of each (for a total of 50 pages to color), one with a bit of shading in the eyes for a slightly varied coloring experience! Suitable for all ages, but intended for adults and older children due to the detail in the illustrations. 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 eighth 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", "I Dream in Color", and "Tattoo Darlings: An Inky Girls Coloring Book"--all available here on Amazon. To learn more about Hannah Lynn, please visit HannahLynn.com!...
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    Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight [Acts] Pets cover
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    “The lessons that these animals taught me have been subtle, startling, and inspirational, playing a small but vital part in helping to shape the person you see with the stethoscope around his neck.” —Dr. Nick Trout
     
    New York Times bestselling author Nick Trout has captivated readers by taking them behind the scenes into the heartwarming—and sometimes heartrending—world of veterinary medicine. In Ever By My Side, Nick turns the lens inward to offer a funny, moving, and intimate memoir about how the pets he has had throughout his life have shaped him into the son, husband, father, and doctor he is today. Using his relationships with those beloved animals to tell his life story, Nick shares the profound lessons he’s learned about friendship, loyalty, and resilience. The result is a moving story that speaks not just to animal lovers, but to any reader who appreciates the bonds we have with our loved ones, be they animal or human, and the lengths to which we go to nurture those bonds.

    Nick waxes nostalgic about his boyhood in a working-class British suburb, where a large German shepherd named Patch was the perfect compan...
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    Mandala Coloring Book: 100+ Unique Mandala Designs and Stress Relieving Patterns for Adult Relaxation, Meditation, and Happiness (Magnificent Mandalas) (Volume 1) cover
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    Jade Summer books have received 5,000+ 5-star Amazon reviews!

    100 Images | Includes FREE Digital Version (PDF Format)

    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.

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    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....
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    550 INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS: Quick & Foolproof Recipes For Your Whole Family & Beginners Guide. cover
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    We know you would want to become a master chef in the kitchen to impress your guests, family and friends with quick, easy and foolproof Instant Pot Recipes!
    We know you want to improve your culinary skills, and become a great cook.
    Well, now you can, with the help of this cookbook. The "550 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners" provides you with the tools required to prepare your quick and foolproof recipes with your Instant Pot. Each recipe in this cookbook has been tried in our kitchen and has the exact preparation time, cooking time, list of ingredients, cooking instructions and the exact breakdown of what you have to do to prepare each recipes.
    With this cookbook, you will learn how to make the best dishes in the world with your single device.
    You'll discover lots of tips, step-by-step guide for beginners and consist of 550 quick and foolproof recipes under various chapters such as:
  • Instant Pot tips for both beginners and advanced users

  • Breakfast

  • Soups, Stews & Chowders

  • Beans, Rice & Grains

  • Meat Recipes

  • Poultry

  • Fish & Seafoods
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    “Some dogs, like some people, just can’t abide a quiet life,” writes Hal Borland, author of The Dog Who Came to Stay, in this warm and touching memoir.
     
    Penny the basset shows up at the Borlands’ Connecticut farmhouse on a cold, snowy day—head held high, tail wagging, as if she were a long-awaited guest. Hal and Barbara Borland were no strangers to strays. Pat, the rabbit hound thousands of readers came to know in The Dog Who Came to Stay, had also appeared one winter, staying to become the family’s dear companion. Now, Pat is gone, and Hal and Barbara are bereft without canine company. They fall in love with Penny—and she seems to fit right in.
     
    Penny is a delightful dog—short-legged, flop-eared, full of fun and curiosity. And she loves people, so much so that she leaves the Borlands to go visiting elsewhere, often settling in with a different family for days on end. Indeed, Hal and Barbara admire her for her spirit of individuality and independence.
     
    Though she never truly belonged to them, the Borlands agreed that Penny was a dog well worth loving—and so will readers.
     
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    The Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener's Handbook: Make the Most of Your Growing Season cover
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    Whether you’re a seasoned gardener determined to increase crop yields or starting your very first vegetable garden, the Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook will help you manage your schedule and prioritize what’s important. Detailed weekly to-do lists break gardening down into simple and manageable tasks so that you always know what needs to be done and when to do it, from starting seeds and planting strawberries to checking for tomato hornworms and harvesting carrots. Enjoy a bountiful harvest with this organized and stress-free approach to gardening. 

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    Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog--the Navy SEAL Way cover
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    The New York Times–bestselling book by former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland that teaches all dog owners how to have the close relationship and exceptional training of combat dogs.
     
    In Team Dog, Ritland taps into fifteen years’ worth of experience and shares, explaining in accessible and direct language, the science behind the importance of gaining a dog’s trust and then offering invaluable steps for how to achieve any level of obedience. His unique approach uses entertaining examples and anecdotes from his work with dogs on and off the battlefield and direct tips from the Navy SEAL guidebook to teach dog owners how to: choose the perfect dog for their household, establish themselves as the “team leader,” master “command and control,” employ “situational awareness,” and to solidify their dog’s position as the family’s ultimate best friend.
     
    Team Dog introduces pet owners everywhere to the new and distinctive authority on how to train your dog . . . the Navy SEAL way....
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    How to Build the Perfect Off-Grid Home cover
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    If you're looking at this book, you probably already have off-grid aspirations. So how can you solidify those abstract ideas into concrete form? In How to Build the Perfect Off-Grid Home, Roxyanne Spanfelner, who built a remote off-grid home four years ago, offers practical advice to navigate the often complex and perplexing process.

    Before you dismiss this book because you think it is only for those who wish (and can afford) to build a new home from scratch with all the newest technology, please don't be misled. While it does deliver a detailed, ground-up, start-to-finish guide for the new generation of off-gridders, it has something for everyone. If you're not quite ready to cut the power cords, you'll find a vast range of highly energy-efficient options to make retrofitting your existing home easier and more affordable. Inside these pages, you'll find out how to:

    • Determine whether it is better for you to go gridless or modify your energy grid-based system
    • Design a floor plan utilizing the best passive and active energy options
    • Find the right contractors to oversee your project
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    $7.99 $6.99 for a limited time

    Step into this whimisical land of giant mushrooms and magical creatures. If you love to color this book is for you.Unleash the artist within.There is something for everyone here. Hours of stress relief, fun and creative expression are a few colored pencil strokes away.  

    • Features 28 beautifully designed images
    • Each one a single page so no bleed through
    • Most images are printed on both white and black paper so 2 copies of each. 
    • 8.5 x 11 so perfect size to frame 
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    A surprising, lively, and erudite history of horse and man, for readers of The Invention of Nature and The Soul of an Octopus.

    Horses and humans share an ancient, profoundly complex relationship. Once our most indispensable companions, horses were for millennia essential in helping build our cities, farms, and industries. But during the twentieth century, in an increasingly mechanized society, they began to disappear from human history. In this esoteric and rich tribute, award-winning historian Ulrich Raulff chronicles the dramatic story of this most spectacular creature, thoroughly examining how they’ve been muses and brothers in arms, neglected and sacrificed in war yet memorialized in paintings, sculpture, and novels―and ultimately marginalized on racetracks and in pony clubs. Elegiac and absorbing, Farewell to the Horse paints a stunning panorama of a world shaped by hooves, and the imprint left on humankind.

    “A beautiful and thoughtful exploration. . . . Farewell to the Horse is a grown-up, but also lyrical and creative, history book, and I very much enjoyed it.”― James Rebanks, author of the New ...
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    Yarnitecture: A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want cover
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    Create your dream yarn! Discover the pleasures of designing and building custom-made yarn by spinning it yourself, choosing everything from color to feel and gauge. Jillian Moreno leads you through every step of yarn construction, with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos showing you how to select the fiber you want (wool, cotton, silk, synthetic), establish a foundation, and spin a beautiful yarn with the structure, texture, and color pattern that you want. In addition to teaching you the techniques you need for success, Moreno also offers 12 delicious original patterns from prominent designers, each one showcasing hand-spun yarns. 
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    From silly to sweet, 365 cat sketches by Michael Korda, drawn with love for his wife

    With the imagination of a writer and the eye of an artist, Michael Korda doodled on the backs of old manuscripts in his tackroom while his wife, Margaret, was out riding. They loved and acquired cats―a habit written about previously in their book, Cat People―and the few in residence at this time would serve as inspiration for the drawings. These are no ordinary cat illustrations, though. Korda’s cats read newspapers and books; go ice skating in the small country town where they live; comfort Margaret’s horse, Monty, after a stressful vet visit; sell fried mice at the Farmer’s Market, and undertake (on paper, at least) whatever fanciful endeavors their keeper conjures up.  

    The result is a collection of magical pieces, filled with joy, that represent a year in the life of a couple in love with one another, and certainly with their cats.

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    Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and ComingClean cover
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    Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't what you might expect for a cat expert (as The New York Times noted, with his goatee and tattoos, he "looks like a Hells Angel"). Yet Galaxy's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines -- not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake -- is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home.

    When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. Benny had seen better days --- his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car -- and his owner insisted he'd been "unbondable" from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Continue Reading

    Animal Magic: The Extraordinary Proof of Our Pets’ Intuition and Unconditional Love for Us cover
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    As a medium, Gordon Smith always gets asked questions about the nature of life and death - is there really an afterlife? Can we commune with our deceased loved ones? Yet some of the most interesting questions he receives are not about human loved ones - many people ask about their pets, too. 

    In this book, Gordon shares the incredible experiences he has had with animals in his many years as a medium. Through fascinating stories, Gordon will show that animals do indeed have a soul and a deep understanding of the events around them.

    This book reveals the unconditional love that animals give to their owners - both in life and after. Gordon shows that animals do live on in spirit, how healing your animal can heal your own life, how your animals psychic powers can help you make the right life decisions, how your animal can act as your guardian angel, and much more.

    This is a repackage of The Amazing Power of Animals (9781848500082).

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    1,001 Things to Do in Sacramento with Kids (& the Young at Heart) cover
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    A guidebook for kids and adults who are looking for adventure in Sacramento and beyond, bursting with 1,001 local activity ideas. Use this treasure trove as a jumping off point for exploring our rich, historic, cultural region and its rich, natural beauty and varied landscapes, not to mention the abundance of educational opportunities and museums. Local author Sabrina Nishijima uncovers all the hidden gems for kids in Sacramento (or people who want to feel like a kid!) and visitors who step into this magical region. Local illustrator Sarah Golden contributes charming kid-friendly artwork.

    FROM BACK OF COVER:

    Ready to create your family adventure bucket list for Sacramento?

    Plan out the BEST YEAR EVER with this pocketful of creative ideas. 1,001 Things To Do In Sacramento With Kids (& The Young At Heart) is a comprehensive guide that lists everything kid-friendly in Sacramento--from all the everyday staples (parks, museums, theaters) to the eclectic and visionary.

    Wanna go on a swan tour? #7
    Bend through a laser maze? #382
    Use a 3D printer or button maker for free? #671, #22


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    Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (James Gurney Art) cover
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    From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book will accompany the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist.

    James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter. A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist.

    This book is the second in a series based on his blog, gurneyjourney.com. His...
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    Best Daughter. Ever.: Lined notebook cover
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    Perfect gift for your daughter. This is a lined notebook (lined front and back). Simple and elegant. 108 pages, high quality cover and (6 x 9) inches in size.            
    Also available: Best Son. Ever., Best Mom. Ever., Best Dad. Ever., Best Husband. Ever., Best Wife. Ever., and many more. Please visit our Blue Ridge Art Author page....
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    30 Unique Designs to Color!
    Perfect gift for your Valentine.
    Each coloring page is designed to help inspire and relax.
    Lots of hearts to color. 
    Floral Designs, Mandalas, Garden Designs, Animals, and Zentangle Patterns.
    Images in this book vary from minimal detail to highly detailed, use your choice of coloring tool (pens, pencils, markers, crayons).
    Perfect size - 8.5 x 11 inches.
    Each Coloring Page is printed on a separate sheet.

    Enjoy Coloring!

      Check out our other published books:

    - I Love You Mom: Coloring Book for Mom
    - Mandala Coloring Book for Mindfulness: Simple Designs for Meditation, Happiness and Peace
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    Thomas Kinkade: The Disney Dreams Collection 2018 Engagement Calendar (The Disney Dream Collection) cover
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    Thomas Kinkade: The Disney Dreams Collection 2018 Engagement Calendar is a new addition to the popular Disney Dreams Collection calendars.

    This wonderful hardcover planner is filled with the delightful art from the Disney Dreams Collection that has charmed so many fans. It has a concealed spiral, a full-color image on each weekly planning spread, monthly grids, front and back pockets, and space for names, addresses, and notes....
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    The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer: Checklists, Worksheets,  and Essential Tools to Plan the Perfect Wedding on a Small Budget cover
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    For the cost-conscious modern couple and fans of The Budget Savvy Bride comes The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer―a wedding planner to help you stop splurging and start saving on your big day.

    Making sure your wedding goes without a hitch is overwhelming―especially with the added pressure of staying on budget. Whether you have $10,000 or $1,000, wedding planner and author behind The Budget Savvy Bride, Jessica Bishop, helps you set a realistic budget with the organizational tools and insider tips in this wedding planner. Vowing to help you get organized and stay sane, this wedding planner helps you say “I do” on a budget that is right for you.

    A practical wedding planner, The Budget Savvy Wedding Planner and Organizer contains:

    • Planning Tools including checklists, worksheets, calendars, and other interactive tools
    • Insider Tips and need-to-know advice about how to navigate wedding industry traps from an experienced wedding planner
    • Real Budgets from real couples, plus cost breakdowns for every part of your ceremony
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    50 Ways to Say I Love You: Valentines Day Gifts for Her (Girlfriend or Wife) & Valentines Day Gifts for Him (Boyfriend or Husband) cover
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    50 Ways to Say I Love You: Valentines Day Gifts for Her (Girlfriend or Wife) & Valentines Day Gifts for Him (Boyfriend or Husband)


    This is the perfect Valentine’s gift–take their breath away with this year with pure expressions of love from some of history’s most passionate thinkers, writers, and artists. This elegant book includes the inspiring, love-filled words of Shakespeare, Picasso, Emerson, and many others, helping you communicate your feelings to that special someone with profound observations that we all feel but all too rarely say out loud. All of these hand-selected quotes are overlaid on gorgeous full-color pictures or beautiful designs. Your beloved will want to sit down with a cup of coffee and reflect on the sentiments inside which perfectly express your feelings for them.

    "Love is the greatest refreshment in life." -Pablo Picasso

    "Love comforteth like sunshine after rain." -William Shakespeare

    This collection of timeless reflections and notes on what makes us most human will ensure those three words mean so much more!

    Make sure you give this book this Valentine’s Day to let them know how ...
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    Home Cooking for Your Dog: 75 Holistic Recipes for a Healthier Dog cover
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    Home Cooking for Your Dog is the first holistic cookbook for dogs to include recipes for cooked meals, treats, and the raw food diet―a big trend in the pet industry. User-friendly, chop-licking recipes like Fido’s Fishcakes, Potluck Polenta, and Peanut Butter and Coconut Cakes call for healthy ingredients you can find in your local grocery store (or may already have at home) to create balanced, nutritious meals for a healthier, happier dog. Headnotes provide nutrition information, cooking tips, and anecdotes from the author about her own four dogs to help readers transition their dogs to a homemade diet. Illustrated with a combination of irresistible color photographs of dogs and humorous line art, the book is a must-have for dog owners everywhere. A portion of the proceeds will support animal rescue.

    Praise for Home Cooking for Your Dog:

    “For those who have grown weary of mass-produced dog food, Home Cooking For Your Dog contains healthy recipes and diet advice for dogs.” ―LA Times’ Jacket Copy blog
     
    “Get your puppy the gift o...
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    Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life, and Hope on a New Frontier cover
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    Sometimes, it’s not only what we plant but where we’re planted.

    Now raising their 3-year old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joey’s passing, Rory Feek digs deep into the soil of his life and career to share the choices made and lessons learned that helped turn a middle Tennessee farm into a place that grew love and hope.

    As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book on lifesteading, as Feek learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm, while doing everything but farming. With frequent stories of his and Joey’s years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences. Much like Jesus’ biblical parable, when we scatter our seeds, some will grow in the fertile land and warm sun. Feek contends that it’s the same way with our dreams but we must always pay attention to what our story is teaching us.

    It’s long been said that timing is everything, and it is, unless you haven't done the work to be prepared. What does it mean to cultivate life, to be open to new directions, to invest in another person as a way of connecting with God? Through his wealth of s...
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    People of Walmart.com Adult Coloring Book: Rolling Back Dignity cover
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    The #1 Gag Gift for Friends with a Sense of Humor!

    Brought to you by the wildly popular website, PeopleofWalmart.com, this official adult coloring book is a game changer.

    Nothing you have ever seen in your life has prepared you for the hilarity you are about to experience.

    This adult coloring book is comprised of 37 single sided images, all original and intricate artwork based on the images from the website that makes MILLIONS laugh.

    You've seen them. Every time you go shopping. Now see them come alive with each stroke of your colored pencil or marker.

    Get ready for the most fun you'll ever have with an adult coloring book.

    What's Inside

      • 37 of the Most Insane and Wacky People of Walmart
      • Beautiful Abstract Designs with Intricate Details
    Join the masses and unwind with the People of Walmart.com Adult Coloring Book: Rolling Back Dignity. Color designs featuring the funniest and most bizarre Walmart shoppers.

    Each page is designed with beautiful patterns, swirls, paisle...
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    Cute Animals: An Adult Coloring Book with Fun, Easy, and Relaxing Coloring Pages (Perfect for 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.

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    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.

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    Organizing Your Home with SORT and SUCCEED: Five simple steps to stop clutter before it starts, save money and simplify your life (SORT and SUCCEED Organizing Solutions Series) cover
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    Organizing Your Home with SORT and SUCCEED - Five Simple Steps to Stop Clutter Before It Starts, Save Money and Simplify Your Life is the organizing book for people feeling overwhelmed by their stuff.

    This master plan from a professional organizer is the only organizing solution you need to declutter at home.   

    This proven organizing system with five simple steps will get you working quickly on your own real life organizing projects and becoming clutter-free.

    Darla DeMorrow is a Certified Professional Organizer® with more than a decade of practical experience helping individuals, families and small business owners who need a better way to organize their life without feeling guilted into impractical minimalism, unattainable Pinterest-fantasy or pricey organizing gadgets. She has created an efficient way of organizing that works for people who are somewhat organized, and is do-able even for people who are disorganized or have ADHD.

    Whether you are organizing your home, d...
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    Owls Coloring Book: Relax and Unleash Your Creativity. A Coloring Book for Adults and Children (Ciparum’s Relaxation Coloring Book) (Volume 4) cover
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    *BONUS*: Mastery is achieved through repetition. Relieve stress and relax by nourishing the artist in you. Use the link inside the book to grab a FREE page pdf version of our Mandala Coloring book. Don’t let stress overpower you!

    Owls Coloring Book is a stress reduction, and relaxation therapy coloring book for Adults and children. The focus on choosing the right colors, coloring in line and setting your imagination free, serves as a trigger for your mind to decompress.

    Psychologists have proven that coloring is a great way to relax the mind and open it up to find solutions to issues that are forefront in our lives. You focus on picking the right color, coloring within the lines and keeping your crayons or coloring pencil sharp and pointed; essentially putting your mind at peace. While your subconscious gets to work. Without any pressure from you, your subconscious is taking care of issues in your absence, solving problems without you focusing on them and presenting you with a solution you can work with.

    Coloring involves both motor and fine sensory skills. It provides a good way to relieve stress, relax and meditate. No wonder kids and parents alike lov...
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    The Case of the Prescient Poodle (The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 16) cover
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    Suzy and the gang are back in the Cayman Islands enjoying a relaxing day of deep-sea fishing. Their day is interrupted when a luxury yacht passing by inexplicably explodes and sinks, but not before the poodle onboard leaps into the water and swims to their boat just before the yacht blows up. And when several patches of a white film form on the surface of the water after the blast, along with some bizarre bits of debris that fall from the sky, Suzy soon finds herself in the middle of a murder case that appears to involve a drug smuggling operation and illegal cockfighting.

    Soon after she sets out to find a new home for the poodle, a dog that seems to possess a ‘sixth-sense’ that makes everyone it comes in contact with extremely nervous, Suzy’s plans get derailed when she and Josie and Rooster get arrested on an impressive list of charges. As such, all three are soon facing some serious jail time and the threat of deportation. Not the mention the ire of Suzy’s mom.

    With the ongoing investigation, along with the actions of her boyfriend, Max, and the fact that she desperately wants out of Wags, their fledging dog toy company, Suzy has a lot on her mind....
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    Draw Your Day Sketchbook: Making Ordinary Days Come to Life on Paper cover
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    A stylish watercolor sketchpad featuring creative prompts and art by artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker.

    A sketchbook featuring prompts and inspiration that will get you sketching, painting, collaging, and drawing life's beautiful and mundane moments to create a vibrant record of your daily life. The sketchbook paper is suitable for pencil, ink, watercolor, collage, and more, and the blank cover is fully customizable--make it your own! Created by artist Samantha Dion Baker, the Draw Your Day Sketchbook is sure to get your creative juices flowing....
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    In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear, and Love Lingerie cover
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    A comprehensive and accessible illustrated guide to lingerie from intimates expert Cora Harrington, founder of The Lingerie Addict, the internet's top intimate apparel blog.

    While many love the idea of wearing special underthings, lingerie can be intimidating. How is it supposed to fit? How do you take care of it all? Is lingerie really for me? In this beautiful and empowering guide, lingerie expert Cora Harrington demystifies intimate apparel, making it accessible to all sizes, ages, and budgets. Covering everything from basic bras and panties to special occasion wear, shapewear, hosiery, corsets, and more, this no-nonsense handbook empowers you to confidently buy, wear, and care for the underpinnings of your dreams....
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    Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal cover
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    An instructive guide to creating an illustrated journal based on artist and Instagram sensation Samantha Dion Baker's unique creative process, featuring information on materials, creative inspiration and instruction, prompts, and helpful tips and tricks.

    Samantha Dion Baker is a widely admired and followed artist on Instagram, where she shares her "sketch journal," an illustrated daily record of her life, drawn in a fresh, modern style. In Draw Your Day, Baker guides you through her inspirational practice and provides guidance for starting your own. Part instructional guide and part encouraging manifesto about how making art--even art that's not museum-worthy--can make your life more mindful and meaningful, Draw Your Day is ideal for both seasoned artists looking for fresh inspiration, as well as aspiring artists who need a friendly nudge to get started....
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    Learn how to soothe sunburns, dry-clean your dog, and perform other household miracles with baking soda

    Want to relieve your stuffy nose? Make your musty old books smell better? Kill roaches without pesticide? You can do it all with baking soda, and this updated edition of Baking Soda Bonanza shows you how! Cheap, ecologically sound, and more effective than most household cleaners, baking soda can be used to fix all sorts of household problems, from baking the perfect muffins to soothing bee stings to clearing out clogged drains. With a history of baking soda and many popular recipes for baking included, this is a book every household should have.

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    Knock Knock What I Love about Us Fill in the Love Journal cover
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    This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines to describe some aspect of affection about being a twosome. Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift your numero uno will read again and again. Make it as lovey-dovey, sappy, or frisky as you choose!
    • Anniversary gifts for those who've been together for years, months, or just a few days!
    • Fiancé gift ideas that'll turn him to mush
    • Hardcover with removable clear plastic jacket; 4.5 x 3.25 inches; 112 pages
    Say something more with #knockknockstuff....
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    Weight Watchers Freestyle 2018: The Complete Smart Points Guide and 7 Day Meal Plan For 2018 cover
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    Weight Watchers Freestyle 2018 cookbook Weight Watchers Freestyle 2018 cookbook.

    When it comes to losing weight successfully, one of the biggest hurdles is always going to be finding the time to create with care all of the meals that you were previously consuming in the most convenient ways possible. Even Weight Watchers, for all the good it has done so many people, still requires you handcraft many of the meals that you eat to ensure that you stay within the number of points that you have available.

    If you're even just a little bit like everyone else, you may have experimented with a few different weight loss products or programs, and realized they are not ALL created equal.Until you found this book

    While the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program rolls out this year, don’t be alarmed I know program changes can be scary (when Weight Watchers switched from PointsPlus to SmartPoints two years ago, many members were alarmed), but I think you’ll find a lot is the same and the changes may actually make the program feel more flexible with your lifestyle. Don’t panic! Without further ado, here are the book you should get now for the new Weight Watchers Freestyle p...
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    Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living cover
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    Award-winning architect Patrick Ahearn treats readers to an exclusive tour of the timeless classical homes he’s created in some of New England’s most affluent communities, along the way revealing the unique, site-sensitive philosophy, point of view and principles that allow him to seamlessly balance preservation with innovation and have made him one of the region’s most sought-after and successful residential designers....
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    Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book: 59 Outline Designs to Fill with Free-Motion Quilting, Tips for Longarm and Domestic Machines cover
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    Quilting rulers have long been used by longarm quilters to make uniform shapes, but now, with the advent of the domestic ruler foot, domestic quilters can join in on the fun, too! Amanda starts with how to use 6 basic shapes of machine quilting ruler to lay a foundation for your quilting, then moves on to executing 59 different designs. Finish up by following Amanda's suggestions for filling in background space with free-motion quilting....
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    Grab a pen, your partner, and get ready for some fun!

    Chock-full of games, puzzles, quizzes and more, this nifty little book is sure to entertain both you and your partner! Some of the games will ask you to work together for a sense of accomplishment through bonding. Others will allow you to get to know your sweetheart a little better through questions and quizzes, and yet others will ask you to challenge each other to win rewards and the title of "Best Game-Player Ever!". (Okay, so we made that up. But really, you could call yourself that.) Best of all, this neat, handy-dandy block of paper and ink will cause you and your partner to get closer together through fun and laughter. Go ahead, give it a shot! We know you'll enjoy it!

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    Juniper: The Happiest Fox cover
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    With millions of followers on Instagram, Juniper the fox is the internet's cutest pet!

    Juniper's adorable snaggletooth smile and fun-loving personality are vibrantly captured in this heartwarming book. With gorgeous photos, a charming narrative about Juniper's life, and a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to live with a fox, this book will capture the heart of any animal lover. Juniper's story chronicles her adoption and real-life Fox and the Hound relationship with a dog named Moose as well as the hilarious shenanigans she regularly gets herself into—including adapting to her new companion Fig, a younger fox who was rescued from a fur farm. Readers will also get a look at the thing Juniper is best known for: she paints with her paws! Juniper's paw paintings sell out instantly on her website, and readers will delight in learning more about her artistic adventures. With her signature grin, Juniper reminds us that there is always something to be happy about; you just have to know where to look....
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    Martha's Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying cover
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    The essential resource from Martha Stewart, with expert advice and lessons on gardening and making the most of your spectacular blooms

    Martha Stewart's lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden, growing healthy, beautiful blooms, every year. The indispensable lessons she learned then--and those she has since picked up from master gardeners--form the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book. Learn how and when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden. With lush blooms in hand, discover how to build stunning arrangements. Accompanied by beautiful photographs of displays in Martha's home, bursting with ideas, and covering every step from seed to vase, Martha's Flowers is a must-have handbook for flower gardeners and enthusiasts of all skill levels....
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    Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love cover
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    Celebrity dog trainer, YouTube sensation, and Animal Planet star Zak George presents a next-generation guide that uses his infectiously energetic style to teach dog-lovers everything they need to know about raising and training their unique pup.

    Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. His fresh approach puts a strong emphasis on the relationship with the individual dog - informed by breed-specific traits - allowing people to treat the root cause of behavior issues rather than the symptoms and teach their dogs faster without the use of punishments or stress. For the first time, George has distilled all the information from his hundreds of videos into one master guide that covers everything from play biting and potty training to leash pulling and unwanted barking and jumping. As a bonus, listeners will be able to visit his YouTube channel to see real-life demonstrations of techniques described in the book, providing a truly modern listening experience.

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    Get Shit Done: 2018 Planner, Monthly, Weekly, Daily, Unicorn, January 2018 - December 2018 cover
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    Perfect planner to get a head start on 2018 organization!

    A great gift idea!

    Get a head start on your 2018 with this Simple, Stylish, Elegant 6"x9" planner. It features a condensed full month view, followed by a weekly/daily view which provides lined spaces for you to record tasks, goals, or plans. The pages are ready and waiting to be filled!

    DETAILS:

    • 12 Months: January 2018 - December 2018
    • Perfect Bound
    • Crisp White Pages with a Thick Cardstock Cover
    • Simple, Stylish, Elegant Cover Art
    • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
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    Knitting New Mittens & Gloves: Warm and Adorn Your Hands in 28 Innovative Ways cover
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    Growing up in Cape Breton, on Canada’s Atlantic coast, knitwear designer Robin Melanson learned early on the importance of gloves and mittens in a harsh winter climate. Now this self-described “mitten and glove aficionado” shares her enthusiasm for these ordinary items by presenting 28 extraordinary ways to make them for year-round style.

    Featuring gloves, mittens, arm warmers, mitts, and fingerless gloves, this is the second book in a new STC Craft series that introduces innovative approaches to creating popular knitted items. Knitting New Mittens and Gloves combines traditional and untraditional techniques—as well as influences as far-flung as Gothic architecture, Estonian lace, and Wagnerian opera—in a winning collection of patterns for adults and children. From wool mittens filled with unspun fleece and arm warmers with leather laces, to cotton-mesh fingerless gloves and silk-beaded mitts to be worn as adornments, each design has an unexpected twist.

    Because they are small, quick to make, and don’t require a lot of yarn, mittens and gloves are perfect projects for knitting throughout the year, and they also offer an ideal opportunity for begin...
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    Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis cover
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    Always Be Prepared
    What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you?

    With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities—food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more—simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver.

    Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how to:
    •Prepare a home "grocery store" and "pharmacy"
    •Use what you store and store what you use
    •Store water safely and provide for sanitation needs
    •Create a first-aid kit, car kit, and 72-hour emergency kit for the whole family
    •And many more invaluable hints and tips

    "This clear, concise, step-by-step program is not only affor...
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    Knock Knock Vouchers for Lovers cover
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    The gift that gives twenty times, Vouchers will express your affection in refreshingly nonmaterial ways. By presenting your lucky significant other with a Vouchers booklet, you empower him or her to request desires from "Candlelit Bath" to "End to Argument" on the schedule of his or her choosing.
    • The perfect birthday, holiday, or just-because present
    • Show your lover that you really care over and over again
    • 8 x 3.25 inches; 20 unique coupons
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    Knitting For Beginners: The A-Z Guide to Have You Knitting in 3 Days (Includes 15 Knitting Patterns) cover
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    Knitting for Beginners: is this The Right Book for You?


    Whether you want to learn how to knit or you have been knitting for years and want to learn more knitting stitches or to expand your skills, this is the right book for you. Covering a huge and varied range of stitches, you are able to not just learn the basics of knitting for beginners, but are actually able to expand on those skills or perfect your technique.

    When it comes to knitting books, you don’t just want a block of instructions. You need pictures and step-by-step, how to knit instructions that walk you through how to hold the yarn and the needles. Knitting patterns are rarely enough to get you started, especially when you are a beginner. That’s why Knitting for Beginners is the ideal book for anyone learning the basics or who wants to improve their ability to follow knitting patterns and create excellent completed projects.

    What does this book provide?


    Here are only a few benefits of this knitting book:

    • Learning how to read a knitting chart, which will help you read and use just about any knitting p...
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    Istanbul, midwinter. Poirot decides to take the Orient Express that at this time makes its route practically empty. The next morning, when he wakes up, he discovers that an American, named Ratcher, has been murdered. The murderer, no doubt, is one of the occupants among which are a proud Russian princess and an English governess. Poirot was present when Jane talked about "getting rid of" her husband, and has even been asked to help her get a divorce. Now, man has died. And yet, the Belgian detective can not help feeling that circumstances do not quite fit. After all, how could Jane murder her husband in the library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what can be your mobile when the aristocrat had finally granted him a divorce? Just after midnight, a snowstorm stopped the Orient Express on its march. The luxurious train was surprisingly full for the time of year. But at the end of the night there was one passenger less. An American lay dead in his cabin, stabbed a dozen times and with the door closed from the inside. With the tension increasing, it is Hercule Poirot's turn to find not one, but two solutions to the case ... 'Murder on the Orient E...
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    Instant Pot Cookbook: 550 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker cover
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    From the bestselling author Michelle Dorrance comes this collection of 550 healthy and delicious Instant Pot recipes that will change the way you cook.

    There are good recipes and there are great ones – and then, there are genius recipes.
    The genius recipes in this cookbook will surprise you and make you rethink the way you pressure cook.

    The way to the hearts of your man and family is through good food on the table. Meal times can be such wonderful of times when you have the most fantastic of food on the table. That is when this Instant Pot cookbook can come to your rescue.

    Offering hundreds of recipes that are proven to work — and proven delicious — plus Plain-English answers to all of your instant pot pressure-cooker questions, author Michelle has created the single most useful electric pressure-cooker book ever published. It's a resource you'll turn to again and again as you explore the world of pressure-cooker possibilities and pleasures.

    The complete Instant Pot cookbook will give you all the tools you need to start enjoying pressure cooking for your friends and family with:

    Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season cover
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    Learn the secrets to designing show stopping monochromatic arrangements in this spectacular guide from floral artist Kiana Underwood of Tulipina Designs.

    In this stunning book, Underwood shares her techniques for creating dazzling single-color displays using inspired ingredients, dramatic textures and vibrant colors. Organized by season, the book includes how-tos for 40 arrangements, including:

    - A lush green display for spring
    - An astonishing black bouquet for summer
    - A striking magenta design for fall
    - An unexpected, oh-so-pretty pink arrangement for winter

    Featuring hundreds of eye-catching images and easy-to-follow tips throughout, such as suggestions for substituting flowers and options for both the beginner and advanced designer – this book is as useful as it is gorgeous. The ultimate resource, Color Me Floral has an extraordinary arrangement to enhance every occasion....
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    Alice in Wonderland: An Adult Coloring Book with Fun, Relaxing, and Beautiful Coloring Pages 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
    
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    Your Dog Trainers 5 Step Guide To Dog Training: How to have a well behaved and obedient dog in only 15 minutes a day cover
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    If your dogs are pulling and being aggressive, I can help you to transform them into well behaved and obedient dogs in only fifteen minutes a day.

    ** Includes 15 real life training videos with the author and his clients **

    Does your dog pull on the lead when you take it for a walk, and you end up tugging like a maniac? Do you find your dog being aggressive towards other dogs? Maybe they bark inappropriately and you get embarrassed. Some dogs are continually jumping up on people, or they don’t come to you when you call them. Does any of this sound familiar?

    •Perhaps you think you can’t afford dog training. In one hour I can show you things that will make a difference in your dog forever.
    •Maybe you believe that it takes too long and you don’t have the time. All you need is fifteen minutes a day and I can help you find those fifteen minutes. You’ll be surprised.
    •Some people think that positive reinforcement training doesn’t work. Let me ask you a question: do you work for a living? Do you get paid to do a job? I’m not trying to be smart here, but that’s positive reinforcement.

    I know it’s not easy juggling wo...
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    America's Healthcare Affordability Authority, Dr. Josh Luke, Is Reviving American Businesses
    By Sharing Tactics to Reduce Healthcare Spending.



    Healthcare is the only uncontrollable cost in your business.
    Year after year, hyperinflation in healthcare
    spirals out of control with no end in sight.

    Until now.

    Dr. Josh Luke is a former hospital CEO, industry
    disruptor, and award-winning healthcare futurist
    who breaks down America’s complex and greed-ridden
    healthcare delivery system. Health-Wealth:
    Is Healthcare Bankrupting Your Business is the guide
    to understanding how your company can provide
    enhanced, personalized, and specialized healthcare
    options for your employees, while at the same time
    reducing overall spending on healthcare. Don’t let
    healthcare bankrupt your business―in Health-Wealth
    you will be exposed to nine simple, key steps that can
    transform your company. As a healthcare industry
    insider, Dr. Luke exposes the under belly of the
    healthcare delivery system and provides you with
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    The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine cover
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    The rivetingly strange story of the world's most expensive bottle of wine, and the even stranger characters whose lives have intersected with it.

    The New York Times bestseller, updated with a new epilogue, that tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux—supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson—that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it.

    Was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years? Or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? Or from the moldy basement of a devilishly brilliant con artist? As Benjamin Wallace unravels the mystery, we meet a gallery of intriguing players—from the bicycle-riding British auctioneer who speaks of wines as if they are women to the obsessive wine collector who discovered the bottle.

    Suspenseful and thrillingly strange, this is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries.

    “Part detective story, part wine history, this is one juicy tale, even for those with no interest in the fruit of the vine. . . . As delicious as a true vintage Lafite.” —BusinessWeek

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    Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, withover 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes cover
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    In her latest cookbook, Deborah Madison, America's leading authority on vegetarian cooking and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, reveals the surprising relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs within the same botanical families, and how understanding these connections can help home cooks see everyday vegetables in new light.

    Destined to become the new standard reference for cooking vegetables, Vegetable Literacy, by revered chef Deborah Madison, shows cooks that vegetables within the same family, because of their shared characteristics, can be used interchangeably in cooking. For example, knowing that dill, chervil, cumin, parsley, coriander, anise, and caraway come from the umbellifer family makes it clear why they're such good matches for carrots, also an umbel. With stunning images from the team behind Canal House cookbooks and website, and 150 classic and exquisitely simple recipes, such as Savoy Cabbage on Rye Toast with GruyèreCheese; Carrots with Caraway Seed, Garlic, and Parsley; and Pan-fried Sunchokes with Walnut Sauce and Sunflower Sprouts; Madison brings this wealth of information together in dishes th...
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    Just $0.99 for a limited time only--the wonderful, standalone followup to "The Dog Got It All!"

    A lost engagement ring...

    A happy couple suddenly in trouble...

    Can a nervous, stressed-out dog save their romance in time?

    Jocelyn Germaine is engaged to Dan Hurley, and she's convinced he's the love of her life. . .until she gets a text from Dan's ex that convinces her that he may not be as faithful and devoted as he seems.

    That leads to a series of romantic calamities that results in a lost engagement ring that threatens to put Jocelyn's romance romance on the rocks.

    Enter the dog. In this story, the dog in question is Cokie, a stressed out former drug-sniffing dog who's being rehabilitated by Devin and Tanya, the couple who charmed so many readers in "The Dog Got It All." And this book also features the even more charming Mr. Phipps, the canine narrator who lends his storytelling skills to this romantic yarn as well.

    If you like romance, you'll love this book! If you love dogs, you'll love this book even more. And if you love the combination of dogs and romance, it'll send you over the moon! Find...
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    In this irreverent wedding guide, MTV’s wedding planning guru and star of Girl Code, comedian and bride-to-be Jamie Lee, offers practical advice and hilarious insights on how to stay sane while planning your "big day."

    Weddings. What was once a beautiful celebration of a couple coming together for a lifetime of happiness has become a bit ridiculous, complete with the whimsical monogrammed mason jars and unconventional photo shoots. The Epic task of creating that special event can be nightmarish—a dizzying maze of minutiae and seemingly endless choices that might tempt you to say yes to a quickie drive-through chapel in Vegas.

    But weddings don’t have to be stressful. You don’t have to give in to the crazy—or give up completely. Famous funny gal Jamie Lee learned much more than she counted on pulling together her own wedding, and in Weddiculous she shares her first-hand experiences and hilarious hard-won insights with every girl who just said "yes."

    Jamie gives you the real low-down, puts the madness into perspective, and walks you through the process step by step in a calm, realistic, and highly entertaining way. Weddiculous...
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    From pinch pots to coiled boxes to soft slab tableware, mastering hand building is a lifelong pursuit. In this book, Sunshine Cobb covers all the foundational skills, with lessons for constructing both simple and complex forms from clay.

    Ceramic artists will also find a variety of next-level techniques and tips: designing templates and replicating pieces, lidded vessels, using molds, a variety of decorative techniques, and other avenues of exploration are all inside. Artist features and inspirational galleries include work from today's top working artists, such as Bryan Hopkins, Lindsay Oesterritter, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Bandana Pottery, Shoko Teruyama, Courtney Martin, Sam Chung, Deborah Schwartzkopf, and many more. 
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    **The follow-up to the smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller, ‘Alfie the Doorstep Cat’. Alfie’s back - and more adventurous than ever!**

    Edgar Road used to be your typical London street; a road full of people who barely said a word to one another. Then Alfie came along – a big grey ball of fur who changed the lives of every family he met, and brought a community together.

    But now a new family have moved into Edgar Road and they, more than anyone else, need Alfie’s help. Can he bring light to their darkest times? Or is it already too late to stop them from falling apart?

    Warm, uplifting and inspiring, this is a book to remind us how a pet can change a life. The perfect read for fans of ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ and ‘Alfie the Doorstep Cat’.

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    Weekly Planner: 2018 Weekly Planner: Portable Format: Coral, Mint & Gold Chevrons Premium Cover with Modern Calligraphy & Lettering Art: Weekly & ... & Seniors for Relaxation & Stress Relief) cover
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    2018 GIFT IDEAS | CALENDARS, PLANNERS & PERSONAL ORGANIZERS | ORGANIZATION

    Product Details:

    • January 1 to December 31, 2018
    • Premium Matte Finish Cover Design
    • Portable Format 7.5" x 9.25" (19cm x 23.5cm)
    • Entire week at a glance; two pages per week format
    • Printed on bright-white 60lb (90gsm) paper stock

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    Patches of Blue: 17 Quilt Patterns and a Gallery of Inspiring Antique Quilts cover
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    Discover the classic combination of blue and white in a collection of breathtaking quilts that's sure to capture your imagination. Acclaimed author and designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shares dozens of antique quilts in a gallery of inspiring photos and follows with patterns for 17 gorgeous quilt designs. Mixed in with the stunning array of quilts and patterns are photographs taken in and around Edyta's home in Southern California. Take a journey with Edyta as she embraces her fresh start in a new location, exploring the beauty surrounding her. Her signature style is artfully reflected in exquisite shades of blue and white.

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    Jewels: A Secret History cover
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    Throughout history, precious stones have inspired passions and poetry, quests and curses, sacred writings and unsacred actions. In this scintillating book, journalist Victoria Finlay embarks on her own globe-circling search for the real stories behind some of the gems we prize most. Blending adventure travel, geology, exciting new research, and her own irresistible charm, Finlay has fashioned a treasure hunt for some of the most valuable, glamorous, and mysterious substances on earth.

    With the same intense curiosity and narrative flair she displayed in her widely-praised book Color, Finlay journeys from the underground opal churches of outback Australia to the once pearl-rich rivers of Scotland; from the peridot mines on an Apache reservation in Arizona to the remote ruby mines in the mountains of northern Burma. She risks confronting scorpions to crawl through Cleopatra’s long-deserted emerald mines, tries her hand at gem cutting in the dusty Sri Lankan city where Marco Polo bartered for sapphires, and investigates a rumor that fifty years ago most of the world’s amber was mined by prisoners in a Soviet gulag.

    Jewels is a unique and often exhilaratin...
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    Downsizing the Family Home: A Workbook: What to Save, What to Let Go (Downsizing the Home) cover
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    Building on the award-winning Downsizing the Family Home, this guide—part journal, part workbook, part scrapbook—gently walks downsizers through their profound journey.
     
    It’s just stuff! Maybe so, but sorting through it all and quieting the emotions that downsizing stirs up is difficult—whether you’re going through your own or your parents’ home. This indispensable workbook provides valuable advice and how-to checklists along with a place to reflect, record, and retain an important piece of family history, even as you let go.
     
    Nationally syndicated columnist Marni Jameson covers these topics, and more:
    • Nostalgia: Memories—not things—matter. Learn to let go of the guilt and sadness that downsizing awakens as you sort through the feelings along with the stuff.
    • Endow: Discover why you cling to possessions, and find the freedom to move on to the next chapter in your life.
    • Downsize: Roll up your sleeves and dive in! Figure out what to toss, sell, donate, and keep, all while maintaining harmony in the family.
    • Keepsakes: Save just enough to keep warm memories alive without crea...
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    Luck (The Eventing Series Book 4) cover
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    Jules is used to starting over. With her horses, her dreams, and Pete by her side, they're making a new go of eventing life in an unlikely setting. After years of riding for trainers and owners, their isolated little farm feels like a luxury to her. Unfortunately, not everyone in the business agrees that less is more. Jules has never thought of herself as lucky, but now she'll need all the luck -- and hard work -- in the world to hang on to the horses she loves.

    The fourth installment in the bestselling Eventing Series continues the story of Jules and Pete, two equestrians trying to make their names in Florida's famous Three-Day Eventing community....
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    Cræft: An Inquiry Into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts cover
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    An archaeologist takes us into the ancient world of traditional crafts to uncover their deep, original histories.

    In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity―hand-made furniture, artisan breads, craft beers, and other goods produced by human hands. What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft―or rather, craeft―in the wake of industrialization.

    In Craeft, archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands argues that our modern understanding of craft only skims the surface. His journeys from his home in Wales have taken him along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe, from Spain through France and England to Scotland and Iceland in search of the lost meaning of craft. Reaching as far back as the Neolithic period, he combines deep history with scientific analyses and personal anecdotes. We follow the author as he herds sheep, keeps bees, tans hides, spins wool, and thatches roofs. We learn that scythes work much better on tall grass than the latest model of weed trimmers, that you can spin w...
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    The DIY Home Planner: Practical Tips and Inspiring Ideas to Decorate It Yourself (Thistlewood Farms) cover
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    Decorate Your Home like a Rock Star!

    Popular home decor blogger KariAnne Wood has created this delightful and inspiring home planner just for you. With her infectious joy and humor, KariAnne is there to hold your hand on the decorating road ahead.

    Infused with witty, simple, and can-do advice, The DIY Home Planner is packed with unique features to help you realize your decorating dreams:

    • Convenient pockets to tuck paint chips, fabric samples, and more to keep you organized
    • Charming illustrations, photos, and diagrams to inform and encourage you
    • Unique style guides, decision trees, and reference guidelines to inspire confidence in every decorating decision
    • Easy DIY projects to help you accessorize with personalized style
    • Incredible extras in the back of the book, including three frameable prints to brighten up your wall decor

    Discover these and other amazing tips in every area of home décor from painted wall treatments to light fixtures to accessories to floors...and so much more!

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    Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated cover
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    An essential addition to the knitter's bookshelf.” —Library Journal (starred review)

    The ultimate knitting reference, from the world’s most recognized knitting magazine, gets a thorough update—including 1,600 color images and brand-new sections with techniques and designs! 
     
    First published in 1989, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters. The second edition, released in 2002, further cemented its place as the most trusted knitting resource. The past 15 years have seen many exciting advances in knitting, and this update encompasses them all. It features an expanded library of cast-ons, increases, decreases, and bind-offs; in-depth sections on newly favorite techniques such as brioche, entrelac, double knitting, and mosaic knitting; and design and construction chapters that go beyond just sweaters to encompass dozens of options for hats, mittens, socks, gloves, and more than 25 shawl shapes. Comprehensive chapters cover lace and cabling, and provide even more Information than before on knitters' tools, correcting errors, finishing, embellishing, and garment care to ...
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    New Minimalism: Decluttering and Design for Sustainable, Intentional Living cover
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    The decluttering craze meets a passion for sustainable living and interior design in this gorgeous new book for readers of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

    This book promises an opportunity for self-reflection and lasting change, by getting to the bottom of why we've accumulated too much stuff in the first place, therefore allowing us to transform our lives. Professional decluttering and design team Cary and Kyle of New Minimalism will take you through every step, from assessing your emotional relationship to your stuff to decluttering your home to then turning it into a beautifully designed space that feels clean and tidy without feeling sparse or prescriptive. And all of this without filling up a landfill--you'll find resources and strategies to donate and reuse your stuff so you don't have to feel guilty about getting rid of it!...
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    Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name cover
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    A groundbreaking exploration of the enduring bond between humans and their animal companions.
     
    Audubon magazine named Adam’s Task one of the thirteen most significant nature books published in the last hundred years, and Susan Sontag hailed it as a “fascinating, incisive work of moral imagination.” Vicki Hearne’s innovative masterpiece on animal training brings our perennial discussion of the human-animal relationship to a whole new level.
     
    Based on her studies of literary criticism and philosophy, as well as extensive hands-on experience in training, Hearne believes that animals are far more intelligent than we assume. In fact, they are capable of developing an understanding of “the good,” a moral code that influences their motives and actions. Drawing on an eclectic range of influences—Nietzsche, T. S. Eliot, Disney animal trainer William Koehler, and the Biblical Book of Genesis, among others—Hearne brilliantly interweaves personal anecdotes with philosophical meditations. The end result is an entirely new system of animal training that contradicts modern animal behavioral research and that, as her examples show, is ast...
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    2018 Daily Planner; Get Shit Done: 8”x10” 12 Month Planner (2018 Daily, Weekly and Monthly Planner, Agenda, Organizer and Calendar) cover
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    Stay organized and in control with this elegant, professionally designed 12-month daily, weekly and monthly planner.

    This must-have personal organizer can accommodate all of your daily to-dos, appointments and events while offering at-a-glance views of the year and each individual month, as well as 20 full pages in the back for taking notes, and inspirational quotes sprinkled throughout.

    DETAILS:
    • 12 months of personal planning
    • Personalized dedication page
    • 12 month "at a glance" view
    • Monthly "at a glance" view
    • Weekly / daily view to record to-dos, appointments and events
    • Plenty of space at the back to record notes all year long
    • Inspirational quotes throughout to keep you motivated
    • Crisp white pages
    • Professional matte cardstock cover
    • Durable perfect binding
    • Dimensions: 8” x 10”; a perfect desk planner
    • Also available in 6” x 9” format (see Daily Journal author page)

    Please visit the Daily Journal author page to see our full range of professionally designed agendas, planners and personal organizers, available in 6”x9” and 8”...
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    It's All Good 2018 Wall Calendar cover
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    The It's All Good 2018 Calendar splashes the world with color, fun, and optimism, courtesy of Thaneeya McArdle's vibrant art and inspirational phrases. 

    Featuring 13 fully-colored images based on Thaneeya's best-selling adult coloring book, Good Vibes, this calendar also includes an exclusive 12 x 12 inch inspirational coloring page (not available anywhere else!) to encourage your own creativity and happiness.

    The artwork in this calendar is fully-colored in Thaneeya's vibrant signature style, as shown in the preview images, along with one free bonus B+W coloring page that illustrates the encouraging phrase "Stand tall even when you feel small".
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    Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say cover
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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place

    “Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth and courage.”—Glennon Doyle

    It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her New York Times bestselling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now, in Tell Me More, she’s back with a deeply personal, unfailingly honest, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life.

    In “I Don’t Know,” Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it’s over invitations that never came or a friend’s agonizing infertility. In “No,” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In “Tell Me More,” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about list...
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    Sugar Skulls 2018 Wall Calendar cover
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    Thaneeya McArdle's Sugar Skulls 2018 Calendar features thirteen never-before-seen, beautifully colored pieces of skull art.

    Fun and exotic, these intricate and popular skull drawings are inspired by the candy skulls made out of sugar that are given as gifts on the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos.

    The artwork in this calendar is fully-colored in Thaneeya's vibrant signature style, as shown in the preview images.  
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    The Case of the Overdue Otterhound (The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries Book 15) cover
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    While enjoying a cold but relaxing afternoon of early winter fishing just before Christmas with her good friend, Rooster, things suddenly change when they discover a rare Otterhound that has been caught in a trap. And when they find the dog’s deceased owner nearby, things get even stranger when they’re forced to make a very cold and dangerous trip through frozen marshland and icy water to save the dog and then get home before they and the dog freeze to death. In addition to dealing with a broken leg and the onset of hypothermia, the Otterhound is also pregnant, and Suzy and Josie decide to postpone their departure to the Cayman Islands and do everything they can to save the mom and her unborn puppies.

    While trying to piece together exactly what is going on with the dog, Suzy learns that the Otterhound’s owner was the patriarch of an odd family that lives in the middle of the woods without running water or electricity. She also stumbles onto a black-market dog breeding enterprise operating in the area and is shocked to discover that Rooster’s cousin, previously banished to Florida, has returned to the area and is now working for the dog breeding operation in a ra...
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    BULLSHIT: 50 Swear Words to Color Your Anger Away: Release Your Anger: Stress Relief Curse Words Coloring Book for Adults cover
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    Be honest, you’ve had a shitty day. Work? Neighbors? Pets? Kids? They all love to stress you out. Don’t bottle it up, color what you want to say! With 50 designs, we’ve got any curse, swear, or putdown you can imagine, ready to fucking color! Express how you really feel about your boss, bad grades, your neighbor or the DMV. Color your way to less stress! Color to your fucking hearts content!

    • 50 Unique Designs to Color!
    • Dozens of coloring pages designed for adults
    • Each coloring page is designed to help relax and inspire
    • The variety of pages ensure something for every skill level
    • Use your choice of coloring tool (pens, pencils, markers, crayons)
    • Each coloring page is on a separate sheet


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    2018 Mom's Manager Large Grid Planning Wall Calendar cover
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    Calling all MOMs! You can't live without this planning calendar. Get your whole family's hectic schedule organized with spaces specially designed for up to seven families members, and a unique feature so that names only have to be written once! There are even color coordinated STICKERS included for appointments, birthdays and other important occasions. You'll wonder how you ever survived without it! This 2018, 12"" x 12"" wall calendar is a top-selling format and has brightly colored floral designed planning pages with a 4-month bonus spread featuring January 2019 - April 2019. Printed on matte paper....
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    Yoga Cats 2018 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar, Animals Humor Cat (Multilingual Edition) cover
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    From the mind that brought you the best-selling Yoga Dogs calendar, comes this a-meow-sing Yoga Cats wall calendar. The Yoga Cats calendar hosts a year full of images showing felines positioned in classic yoga postures with the help of digital technology. These reworked kitty portraits will bend your mind and delight you.

    This calendar includes a 6 month (July - December) 2017 planner page, so get yours early!

    Calendar includes Holidays, moon phases, image captions with locations and other information, the highest quality photography and more!...
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    Present, Not Perfect: A Journal for Slowing Down, Letting Go, and Loving Who You Are cover
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    A beautifully illustrated guided journal that helps women slow down and enjoy life rather than pushing for perfection.

    Most women today are frantic, lost in an endless cycle of busyness caused by constant pressure to perform up to unrealistic expectations of perfection, many of which are self-imposed. This journal cuts to the heart of the problem by showing women how to reconnect with their inner selves through solitude, introspection, and contemplation of what's truly important to them as individuals and family members. Give yourself permission to be Present, Not Perfect.

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    Dogma: A Dog's Guide To Life - Ron Schmidt 2018 Mini Calendar (CS0195) cover
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    It's pawsitive - Dogma is a best selling title, proving that it truly is a dog's life! Nationally recognized photographer Ron Schmidt gives dog lovers a visual treat with his charming photos paired with what can only be described as doggone brilliant maxims. This calendar has gone entirely to the dogs - and you're going to love every minute of it!...
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    To Knit or Not to Knit: Helpful and Humorous Hints for the Passionate Knitter cover
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    To Knit or Not to Knit is a unique Dear Abby/mini-knitting essay collection, offering humorous tales of triumph and terror on the needles, with a witty nod to the famous and infamous throughout history.

    As Mrs. Wicks happily quotes everyone from William Shakespeare to Beatrix Potter, she adds her own wit and wisdom to answer a variety of questions on knitting ranging from, Is there a quick fix for dropped stitches? to My boyfriend says my passion for knitting is stronger than my passion for him—what should I do?

    A number of Mrs. Wicks’ own patterns are sprinkled throughout, along with her sound advice for stitches dropped and love gone wrong. Ever the optimist, she advises her readers to pick up their needles, dust off their hearts, and cast on without looking back.

    Knitter and non-knitters alike will enjoy this literary look at life lessons offered through a wooly lens, from Pablo Narudo’s poem “Ode to My Socks” (hand knit of course), to Ogden Nash’s witty words on the frustration of being married to a knitter,
    To Knit or Not to Knit is a quirky, enjoyable read, making it the perfect gift for the passionate k...
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    What Horses Teach Us 2018 Calendar cover
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    Delightful full color photos paired with witty text provide us with twelve important life lessons from our equine friends. The large format wall calendar features six bonus months of July through December 2017; large daily grids with ample room for jotting appointments, birthdays and reminders; moon phases; U.S. and international holidays....
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    Every Day: A Five-Year Memory Book cover
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    The full-color cover of this diary features a smattering of everyday wonders, from champagne to spectacles—all things worth commemorating over the course of five years. Brightly dyed edges, a padded cover, and a ribbon marker make this five-year memory book an heirloom to treasure for generations....
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    2018 Planner Weekly And Monthly: Calendar Schedule Organizer and Journal Notebook With Inspirational Quotes And Navy Floral Lettering Cover cover
    Book Review

    Our new 2018 Planner is finally here! This beautiful planner is printed on high quality interior stock with a gorgeous navy floral cover. Each monthly spread (January through December 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 in your life!)...
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    Journal: Marble + Gold Notebook: 120-Page Marble Journal (Gorgeous Journals) (Volume 1) cover
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    Marble + Gold Journal


    Start 2018 off right with this gorgeous marble + gold journal lovingly designed by the team at Nifty Notebooks.

    Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, this classic style designer journal will look stunning on any desk. Simple, yet stunning — this marble notebook is sure to catch the eye of your friends, family and colleagues.

    Marble Journal Features:

    • 120 white pages
    • College-ruled notebook (medium ruled)
    • Soft, matte gold-effect marble cover
    • 6x9” dimensions; the ideal size for all purposes, fitting perfectly into your bag
    • Notebooks and journals are the perfect gift for any occasion, particularly as Christmas gifts

    Scroll up and buy this custom-designed marble + gold journal today and receive fast delivery from Amazon....
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    Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life cover
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    In a fast-paced world, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could slow down and enjoy a life with less pressure, less stress, and more time for the things you love? 

    Sweden is ranked in the top three of the world’s happiest places to live, and lagom, which means “not too much and not too little—just right,” is the Swedish philosophy for enjoying balance in every aspect of life—from work and leisure to family and food, and everything in between. Experienced bakers know by touch when the dough they are kneading is lagom—not too moist and not too dry. At the office, professionals who work hard—but not to the detriment of other parts of their lives—are following the lagom ideal. Lagom is moderation, balance, and equality.

    By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness.

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    Coloring Book of Shadows: Planner for a Magical 2018 cover
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    Want to Make Your 2018 Magical?
    Harness the power of the seasons, planets, moon, sun, and yourself as you expand your horizons and create an extraordinary year.

    With an inspiring blend of illustrations to color, seasonal spells and rituals, gentle planning guidelines, and monthly and weekly calendar pages, find yourself on the creative, empowering journey of your own magical path.
    •  Monthly 2018 calendar spreads 
    •  Weekly planning pages with lined space for each day 
    •  Moon phase and moon sign tracking 
    •  A spell for each month and a ritual idea for each Sabbat 
    •  Lots of magical illustrations to color plus extra space for notes 
    •  6×9-inch size
    • See a full video preview on the author's Amazon Page
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    Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets (Plus Free Full Downloads) cover
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    #1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Life

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

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

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    The Wisdom Journal: The Companion to The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey cover
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    Featuring an original introduction by Oprah Winfrey, this beautiful journal is destined to become a trusted companion as you reflect on your own life’s journey.

    “The most valuable gift you can give yourself is the time to nurture the unique spirit that is you.”―Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey has been keeping journals since she was fifteen years old. She has long considered the act of writing down her most personal experiences and giving thanks at the end of the day to be a form of therapy. For Oprah, journaling is a life-long, spiritual practice inspiring some of her most powerful aha moments and offering insight into her own evolution. The Wisdom Journal features an exclusive introduction by Oprah and showcases the hand-picked quotations from the world renowned thought-leaders who have enlightened and her throughout the years. Destined to become a trusted companion and beloved keepsake, recording your own life’s journey, The Wisdom Journal will prompt you to express all that you hold within your heart and to discover what it means to actualize the truest expression of yourself.

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    Out on the Porch Wall Calendar 2018 cover
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    Out on the Porch Calendar celebrates the simple pleasures of putting your feet up, getting lost in the pages of a book, and setting aside the stresses of daily life. A whitewashed porch overlooks a verdant Key West garden. A sun-dappled French terrace with a table set for a summer lunch. And a bayside New England patio is an inviting spot for brisk autumn mornings. Each transporting, full-color photograph is accompanied by an evocative porch passage from literature. So pour a glass of lemonade and stay awhile.

     
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    Shoes Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2018 cover
    Book Review

    Accessorize your desk with a year of fabulous footwear: the flash of red of a Louboutin pump, the sparkle of Miu Miu glitter hi-tops, the breathtaking hand-embroidery on a Valentino suede bootie. Plus, from the past, a shoe fit for a Pharaoh, for a Duchess, for a ’60s supermodel. Vivier, Aperlai, Manolo Blahnik, and Stuart Weitzman—it’s a perfect fit every day, adapted from Linda O’Keeffe’s international bestseller.
     
    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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    Good Days Start With Gratitude: A 52 Week Guide To Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude: Gratitude Journal cover
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    Good Days Start With Gratitude is a 52 week guide to cultivate an attitude of gratitude! It is a self exploration journal designed to focus on being thankful for what we have, the big things in life, as well as the simple joys. Each well designed weekly spread contains an inspirational quote, space to write 3 things you are thankful for each day of the week, and a weekly checkpoint. If you start each day by writing down three things you are thankful for - a good cup of coffee, the smell of rain, starting a good book - you begin each day on the right note. Do it daily and make it a habit to focus on the blessings you have been given! Grab a copy for a friend and share the journey together!...
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    Flash: A Dogleg Island Mystery cover
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    Aggie Malone is a dedicated young cop who has spent her entire life just looking for a place to call home. She never thought she'd find it in a quaint Florida village called Dogleg Island, where almost nothing ever happens.

    Deputy Ryan Grady is an easygoing playboy who carries a surf board in the trunk of his patrol car and lives in the same rambling beach cottage his grandfather built 70 years ago. He grew up on Dogleg Island and can't imagine ever living anywhere else. It's always been the most peaceful place he has ever known.

    Flash is a black and white, blue eyed border collie with amazing powers of perception, recollection, and deduction. He was born to be nothing more than a pampered family pet, however, and his skills might never have been uncovered.

    A single night of blood and terror changed the lives of these three forever, and forged a bond between them that nothing will ever break. While each of them struggles to deal with the scars left by that night, they must also bring a killer to justice - a killer who is also stalking them. And only Flash knows who it is.

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    Farmer's Market 2018 Wall Calendar cover
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    Each month of Farmer's Market 2018 Wall Calendar features exquisitely detailed and hand-colored renderings of seasonal produce, such as cherries, eggplants, and winter squash; herbs and spices, such as basil and grilling spices; or delectable artisan foods found at greenmarkets across the country, such as chocolate and holiday breads.

    Burgoyne's gorgeously detailed illustrations are instantly recognizable to the millions who subscribe to Cook's Illustrated magazine or buy America's Test Kitchen's hugely influential cookbooks. Includes beautiful images of exotic, artisanal fare such as tropical fruit and blue cheeses....
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    Air Fryer Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: 250 Recipes to Stay Fit and Healthy cover
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    A must-have cookbook for health-conscious couples and busy professionals.

    The ketogenic diet (Keto Diet) is a perfect way not just losing the weight but also to keep your body in shape. There are many benefits of this diet such as

    • Normalizing of the hunger
    • Controlling the blood pressure
    • Stabilizing the cholesterol level
    • Solving the acne problem

    In this cookbook we combined Ketogenic recipes with the best way of cooking - Air Frying!

    Delightful and easy recipes from this cookbook do not need special ingredients and will make your dinner, lunch, breakfast, and even snack very tasty.

    You can be sure that air fryer and the recipes of this book will change your mind about food and diets!

    With this cookbook you will:

    • Discover 250 easy-to-follow recipes for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snacks and desserts
    • Become a healthier and happier person by eating healthy food
    • Save your time and energy cleaning -Air Fryer can be simply cleaned with the cloth and dish soap

    Get your copy! If you try it ones - you ...
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    The Complete Manual of Woodworking: A Detailed Guide to Design, Techniques, and Tools for the Beginner and Expert cover
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    With more than 1,800 drawings, diagrams and photos, this authoritative guide encompasses the whole art and craft of woodworking. Designed to instruct and inspire every woodworker from the beginner to the most exacting expert, it has become a classic. It includes a discussion of all the principal hardwoods and softwoods, how to choose and use hand tools, detailed information on every woodworking technique--jointing, bonding, fastening, laminating, and much more....
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    Cat Confessions: A "Kitty-Come-Clean Tell-All Book" cover
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    We all know how "cat-hardic" it is to come clean about a bad habit, a hidden secret or an incident we'd like to forget. And we're not the only ones. Our darling, itty-bitty, Mommy's special babies have the same need to get things off their chests, too. And that's what CAT CONFESSIONS is all about: A means for our fallen-away angels to admit their mistakes, start afresh, and change their lives (all nine of them) so they can hold their whiskers high and be an example for all who follow in their paw steps.

    Filled with photos of real cats who've admitted to foibles such as licking the salt off potato chips Mom serves her guests, or introducing a traveling coyote to the neighbor's yapping dog, this hiss-terical book reveals that none of us is purr-fect. In fact, we're all just human...even if we're not....
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    Love Is All You Need: The Revolutionary Bond-Based Approach to Educating Your Dog cover
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    From the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Dog’s Eyes—the inspiration for the PBS documentary—a paradigm-shifting approach to living with and loving our dogs

    There are few people who understand dogs better than Jennifer Arnold. Twenty-five years after she founded Canine Assistants, a nationally recognized nonprofit that raises and provides service dogs for people with disabilities, Arnold had an epiphany. She’d always approached the education of dogs with kindness and compassion—eschewing the faux science of fear and domination-based training methods. And she’d always understood dogs to be uniquely, uncannily attuned to their human companions; in fact she depended on it—she knew that the bond that developed between a person and their service dog was the single greatest predictor of that partnership’s success and, conversely, failure to bond brought about anxiety and distress in dogs. But it wasn’t until recent scientific findings confirmed her hands-on experience with dogs’ intuitive social skills that she was willing to put this bold idea to the test: Dogs who bond with us completely and unconditionally will seek to please us a...
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    Unlatch the gate to a hidden world—there are bright blooming flowers; a lush, verdant canopy overhead; and, nestled in the middle of it all, a nook where you can sit and take the world in. The Secret Garden Calendar welcomes you into a different garden each month. A lush Cheshire courtyard cloaked in ivy. A coastal California backyard thick with roses and greenery. A quaint English cottage garden path lined with delphiniums. Accompanying the full-color images are garden-themed quotes, appreciations, and information about the featured gardens.
     
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    I am So Sick of White Guys: The Coloring Books Experience combines the long and revered American tradition of political satire with the latest popular craze, ‘adult coloring books.’

    If you are sick of news reports of yet another white guy abusing his power and taking advantage of your government, your financial system, your society and your culture, to pad his own wallet, then I am So Sick of White Guys may provide an amusing outlet for your frustrations. (Time to break out your crayon – you’ll only need one color!)

    Jim Corbett and Tim Jones collaborated with caricature artist, Steve Hartley to create a collection of beautifully crafted images that skewer some sacred cows (and a fair number of pigs as well) that have grabbed more than their fair share of the pie over the years while convincing the world that the only opinion that really matters is the opinion of a white guy with money or power. Each image is accompanied by witty, sarcastic and sometimes even snarky comments that just might be the elixir you need to help you cope with what is happening to the greatest democracy the world has ever known. (Remember when our elections were decide...
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    The most powerful journal on the planet. 

    In the international bestseller The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins inspired millions to 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1...take action, get results, and live a more courageous life!

    Now, in The 5 Second Journal, Mel guides you step-by-step through a simple research-backed daily journaling method that will help you become the most productive, confident, and happiest you.

    It is the most powerful journal on the planet because it uses science to unlock the greatest force in the universe...YOU.   

    Using this journal, you will:           

    GET SH*T DONE

    You won’t just get more done–you’ll do it in half the time. Your life is way too important to spend it procrastinating. Invest a little time in here every day and in return you’ll get the best tools psychology, organizational behavioral, and neuroscience have to offer.

    KISS OVERWHELM GOODBYE                                     

    Stop being ruled by your to-do list and start getting the important work done. Filling your days with menial tasks will not lead to a meaningful life. This journal will keep your focus on...
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    Adult Coloring Book: Color Fu*k by Elijah and Christine | Swear Word Coloring Book | Coloring Books for Adults Relaxation | Fun Guaranteed cover
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    The perfect gift for yourself or that special someone who loves to color and swears like a sailor!

    This Adult Coloring Book is 814 times more effective in relaxing you and relieving stress than other books! (Based on a statistic we just completely made up!)

    • 24 high quality and hilariously offensive designs for you to color your heart out with.
    • Single-Sided Pages
    • Test Color Page to test out your markers and coloring pencils!
    • Satisfaction GUARANTEED. Don't love it? Simply email us and we will make it right! Keeping customers happy is our highest priority!

     

    THIS BOOK CONTAINS SWEAR WORDS!  

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    A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Budding artists and experienced sketchers alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawingprompts. Some are deceptively simple (just try drawing a bicycle!), some are conceptually mind-bending (sketching the sound of girlish laughter?), and some are refreshingly basic (the only hard thing about drawing an egg is deciding how you want it to be cooked). Hip and helpful, 642 Things to Draw is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain and provoke the imagination of anyone ready to pick up a pencil....
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    We simply have too much stuff in our lives. Burdened by our heavy consumerist culture to continually own and consume without purpose, we lose ourselves to debt, dissatisfaction, and despair. If having more, doing more, and being more does not allow us to live abundantly, what can?

    Minimalism can make all the difference. A minimalist life removes non-essentials and clutter—whether it’s physical clutter in your home or a cluttered mental state that holds you back from your goals— and makes space for only the most important things that truly add value and joy. Make Space offers you the tools to achieve this transformative mindset shift by marrying minimalist philosophy and principles with practical tips, activities, and action points that will unlock truly simple living. Among others, learn how to:

    •Avoid “Stuffocation” by reducing unnecessary possessions
    •Declutter your home to create an ideal living space
    •Design and efficiently maximize minimalist budgets
    •Clear the mind of negative distractions and be intentional
    •Avoid emotional drains to be empowered

    The art of minimalism requires intentionally purging, building, crafting, ...
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    Learn to letter!

    Learn to letter and create beautiful designs with this beginner's guide and workbook! Every page is filled with tips, tricks encouragement and practice space to kickstart your lettering journey! Learn 5 different alphabet styles, upper and lower case letters, practice connections and dive into design and composition with this beautiful lettering book. At the end of this book, there are also 15 beautiful lettering projects to help you bring together your knowledge and skill and help you begin to create beautiful works of art! You can do this!! Let us teach you how to upgrade your handwriting and learn this amazing and fun form of art

    The Book Contains:

    • Learn five different alphabet styles
    • Upper and lower case letters
    • Detailed instructions
    • 15 beautiful lettering projects
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    Unicorns Farting Coloring Book: A Hilarious Look At The Secret Life of The Unicorn (The Fartastic Series) (Volume 1) cover
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    Unicorns are special and magical creatures. They are beautiful, majestic and pure. They carry themselves with dignity and pride wherever they go. But, they have a secret unknown to most.............they love to FART!

    They break wind anywhere and everywhere. They really love to share their odious explosions. So if you smell something noxious in the air and you don’t know where it came from, there is probably a Unicorn close by, letting one rip. Now anytime you drop one at an inappropriate time, just blame a Unicorn!

    20 UNIQUE PICTURES TO COLOR. Fun Gift Idea For Silly People of All Ages.

    BOOK 2 OUT NOW! https://www.amazon.com/dp/1979304483

    Also available by the same artist are the adorable Happy Paws Dog Dreams coloring books. Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Paws-Dog-Dreams-Coloring/dp/1943828067 and Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Paws-Dog-Dreams-Coloring/dp/1943828776...
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    Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So Much More cover
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    OVER 60 PAGES! UNIQUE, RELAXING DESIGNS TO COLOR! 
    Largest Adult Coloring Book Ever!​
    • Various Levels Of Intricacy Keeping You Excited And Engaged For Hours!
    • Garden Designs, Animals, Mandalas, and Paisley Patterns
    • Each Coloring Page Is Designed To Help Relax And Stay Inspired
    • Perfect For Every Skill Level
    • Perfect With Your Choice Of Coloring Tools (Crayon, Gel Pens, Markers, Colored Pencils)
    • Each Coloring Page Is On One Sheet. Printed One Sided. 
    • This Book Is HUGE!!! Largest Collection Of Artwork In One Book For A VERY Low Price!
    Add To Cart Today!  Guaranteed To Love.
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    Swear Word Adult Coloring Book: Fresh Out of F*cks: An Irreverent & Hilarious Antistress Sweary Adult Colouring Gift Featuring Funny Modern ... Mindful Meditation & Stress Relief) cover
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    2017 GIFT IDEAS | COLOURING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | HUMOROUS

    Zero F*cks Given!

    ---The Honey Badger

    Laugh your a** off as you color this hilarious and irreverent coloring book full of sweary sayings.

    Honey Badger Don't Give a Sh*t!

    Product Details:

    • 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 60lb (160gsm) paper stock

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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 a year's worth of collages of funny photos that show the less-than-ideal side of life with dogs.

    The Dog Shaming 2018 Wall Calendar features an all-new selection of color photos from the site's funniest and cutest pups. Each month highlights some of the best submissions from dogshaming.com. 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 Llama Sutra: An Off-Colour Adult Colouring Book: Lecherous Llamas, Suggestive Sloths & Uncouth Unicorns In Flagrante Delicto: A Kama Sutra Themed ... Mindful Meditation & Art Color Therapy) cover
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    2017 GIFT IDEAS | COLOURING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | HUMOROUS

    Waking up is the second hardest thing in the morning.

    ---The Honey Badger

    The Llama Sutra is an Off-Colour adult coloring book written by a group of deviant Sloths, Llamas & Unicorns. Featuring 35 coloring pages full of Lecherous Llamas, Suggestive Sloths & Uncouth Unicorns In Flagrante Delicto. Laugh your a** off as you color this hilarious and irreverent coloring book for adults only.

    Honey Badger Don't Give a Sh*t!

    Product Details:

    • 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
    • Large format 8.5" wide x 11.0" tall coloring pages

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    Immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones through this beautifully and intricately illustrated coloring book for adults. Complete portraits of your favorite characters, and experience the dramatic landscapes and cities of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. This is a coloring book of truly epic proportions.

    Official HBO Licensed Product © 2016 Home Box Office, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HBO and related trademarks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc....
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    Holy Mother Forking Shirtballs: Clean Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults: An Irreverent & Hilarious Antistress Sweary Adult Colouring Gift Featuring ... Mindful Meditation & Stress Relief) cover
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    2017 GIFT IDEAS | COLOURING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | HUMOROUS

    What the fork!

    ---The Honey Badger

    Laugh your butt off as you color this hilarious and irreverent coloring book full of clean swear words.

    Honey Badger Don't Give a Shirt!

    Product Details:

    • 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 60lb (160gsm) paper stock

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    Celebrate Festivus-- the Seinfeld holiday "for the rest of us"-- with Frank Costanza and the one and only talking Festivus pole. Kit includes:

    • 9-inch tall Festivus pole with 4 buttons that play audio of Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller)
    • 5 Human Fund donation gift cards
    • 2 magnets
    Includes the following audio clips from Seinfeld:

    Button 1 "The Story of Festivus": Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had-but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!...out of that, a new holiday was born. A Festivus for the rest of us!
    Button 2 "The Festivus Pole": There's a pole. It requires no decoration. I find tinsel distracting. It's made from aluminum. Very high strength-to-weight ratio.
    Button 3 "The Airing of Grievances": Welcome, newcomers. The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you're gonna hear about it!
    Button 4 "The Feats of Strength": And now as Festivus rolls on, we come to the fea...
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    Grandmother's Journal: Memories and Keepsakes for My Grandchild cover
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    The perfect gift for your grandmother (ideal for Mother’s Day and birthday giving), this beautiful keepsake memory book is designed to capture and preserve grandmother's unique memories, from the days of her own childhood through the precious moments she spends with her grandchild. 

    Charming illustrations make this guided journal a perfect gift for today’s grandmother, a wonderful keepsake book that she will want to share with each of her grandchildren. Beautifully designed and offering plenty of space for grandmother to tell her own life story, keep a living record of her experiences, and share her hopes and dreams for her grandchild, Grandmother’s Journal is sure to be a treasured gift. Each page includes thoughtful prompts to inspire and encourage any grandmother to record her most memorable and meaningful experiences as a child, young woman, mother, and grandmother, plus the traditions, life lessons, and family stories that she most wants to share with her grandchildren. This is a memory book to keep forever.
    • Lots of room to record details of grandmother’s life for grandchildren to discover
    • Thoughtful prompts elicit meaningful memori...
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    A tribute to Bob Ross-the soft-spoken artist known for painting happy clouds, mountains, and trees-Happy Little Accidents culls his most wise and witty words into one delightful package.
    Ross has captivated us for years with the magic that takes place on his canvas in twenty-six television minutes-all while dispensing little branches of wisdom. His style and encouraging words are a form of therapy for the weary, but with Bob it is always about more than painting. There is a hidden depth within his easy chatter, another layer to everything he says. When he talks about painting, he's using it as a metaphor for life!
    Happy Little Accidents: The Wit and Wisdom of Bob Ross opens with an introduction and brief biography of Ross, followed by a collection of Ross's greatest quotes and most majestic works of art.
    Relax. Unwind. Be inspired.
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    Cat Shaming 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar cover
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    Question: What's a cat person to do when a feline friend wakes you at 4 a.m. by stepping in your mouth, steals your food, destroys your valuables, terrorizes the neighbor pets, and is completely unrepentant about it all? Answer: Cat Shaming. Cat Shaming is a hilarious collection of photos from owners who share their frustration at Fluffy's misdeeds with others who know just what they're going through.

    Featuring hilarious contributed photos from the popular Tumblr blog, the Cat Shaming 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar provides plenty of commiseration and comic relief for cat lovers everywhere.

    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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    Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family cover
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    Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her.

    One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren’t typically thought of as therapy pets. Thula, named after one of Iris’s favorite African lullabies and meaning “peace” in Zulu, immediately bonded with Iris. Thula knew right away how to assuage Iris when she became overstimulated; when to intervene when Iris became overwhelmed; and how to provide distraction when Iris started heading toward a meltdown. Whether exploring, playing, sleeping, or taking a bath with Iris or accompanying the family on a bike ride, Thula became so much more than a therapy cat. With Thula’s safe companionship, Iris began to talk and interact with her family.

    This heartwarming story is illustrated with sixty of Iris’s gorgeous impressionistic paintings, works of art that have allowed her to express herself since the age of three. A gifted artist, Iris sees the natural...
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    National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics cover
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    Meet a kayaking sea otter, a penguin that became a knight, a bear that stole a family's car, a pet cat that called 911 to save its owner, and many more amazing animals. This page-turner offers 100 heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes, illustrated with full color photos of these intriguing animals. Stories include unlikely animal friends, animal heroes, amazing animal tricks, surprising animal hybrids, wacky truth-is-stranger-than-fiction stories of animal antics, and more. Plus, loads of animals facts, lists, and information boxes add even more fun on every page....
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    What better way to salute your favorite cat butts than by coloring them? Cat Butts: A Coloring Book is the purrrfect adult coloring book for stress relief and relaxation after a long day at the cat butt-less office. Also makes a great cat book gag gift for the cat lover in your life.

    Cat Butts is the perfect companion to the cat butt magnet set we all know you already have. You can color your favorite pages, tear them out and display them proudly on your fridge for all to see.

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    "Be Still" Inspirational Adult Coloring Therapy Featuring Psalms cover
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    Scripture from the Book of Psalms, with its beautiful poetry and rich imagery, is featured in 27 of the beautiful designs and ink drawings awaiting your coloring pleasure. Share the joy of coloring again and invite others to join you - the perforated pages make this a shareable pastime. When you're finished, hang your artwork on the fridge for daily inspiration. Everyone will find something that excites their creativity from amongst the delightful patterns, designs, motifs and ink drawings. The book is bound in glossy heavy-duty stock with embossed text and design.

    • Perforated One-Side Printed Sturdy Pages
    • Designed for Fun, Serenity, Calmness & Quiet Inspiration
    • Includes Gift Tags / Cards to Color
    • Presentation Page for Gift-Giving
    • Scripture from Psalms
    • 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Inch
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    Bad Cat Page-A-Day Calendar 2018 cover
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    An outrageously hilarious calendar adapted from the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Bad Cat Page-A-Day Calendar is a terribly behaved yet irresistible walk on the feline wild side. Here are cats running away from home. Cats with devil horns. Cats facing off with innocent frogs. Cats slyly hiding in sneaker boxes. Now including Bad Cat Beauty Secrets, Least Wanted Bad Cats, Bad Cat Diet Secrets, Who’s Who in Bad Cats, and extremely helpful Bad Cat Early Warning Signs, like “Cat hasn’t cracked a smile since 2009.”
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    Dot Journaling—A Practical Guide: How to Start and Keep the Planner, To-Do List, and Diary That’ll Actually Help You Get Your Life Together cover
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    Organize your life, record what matters, and get stuff done!

    What the heck is a dot journal? It’s a planner, to-do list, and diary for every aspect of your life: work, home, relationships, hobbies, everything.

    Early adopter Rachel Wilkerson Miller explains how to make a dot journal work for you—whether you find the picture-perfect examples on Pinterest inspiring or, well, intimidating. You decide how simple or elaborate your journal will be, and what goes in there:
     
    • Lists of your to-dos, to-don’ts, and more
    • Symbols that will make those lists efficient and effective
    • Spreads to plan your day, week, month, or year
    • Trackers for your habits and goals (think health, money, travel)
    • Accoutrements such as washi tape, book darts, and more!
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    Wine Life: A Snarky Adult Colouring Book: A Unique & Funny Antistress Coloring Gift for Wine Lovers: You Had Me At Merlot: Modern Lettering & ... Stress Relief & Mindful Meditation) cover
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    2017 GIFT IDEAS | COLORING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | HUMOROUS

    "They should put more wine in a bottle...so there is enough for two people."

    ---The Snarky Mandala

    Wine and girls' night. Wine and a good book. Wine and a bubble bath. Dare we say it? Wine goes with practically everything—as it should! Ignore those naysayers and pour that glass of vino. Grab your colored pencils and unwined with page after page of snarky adult humor every wine enthusiast is sure to enjoy.

    Happy coloring!

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    • Printed single-sided on bright white paper
    • Premium matte-finish cover design
    • Soothing seamless patterns on reverse pages
    • Perfect for all colouring mediums
    • Black background reverse pages to reduce bleed-through
    • High quality 60 pound paper stock
    • Large format 8.5" wide x 11.0" tall pages

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    Thomas Kinkade Special Collector's Edition 2018 Deluxe Wall Calendar: Peaceful Retreat cover
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    The Thomas Kinkade Special Collector's Edition 2018 Deluxe Wall Calendar: Peaceful Retreat, features a full-color image such as Emerald Isle Cottage, Morning Dogwood, and A Peaceful Retreat. Each spread includes a thoughtful reflection about the painting by Thom.

    The calendar comes in a matching full-color envelope and includes a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity placed in a vellum-like envelope. As an added bonus, there is a lovely print suitable for framing. The print featured in this calendar is Chandler's Cottage, named after one of Thomas Kinkade's four daughters....
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    Unicorn Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book with Fun, Relaxing, and Beautiful Coloring Pages (Unicorn Gifts for Women) cover
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    Jade Summer books have received 5,000+ 5-star Amazon reviews!

    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

    Beautiful Coloring Pages
    This book contains 25 unique images including:

    • Unicorns in Magical Places
    • Beautiful Unicorn Portraits
    • Unicorns Playing in the Forest
    • Princess with her Unicorn
    • Adorable Baby Unicorns
    • Loving Mommy and Daughter Unicorns
    • Unicorns and their Animal Friends
    • And many more!

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    Jade Summer is a brand owned by Fritzen Publishing LLC. Our team's mission is to help people release their ...
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    Create a family keepsake that will be treasured by generations to come!
     
    This unique memory book is a great way to tell your grandchildren all about you, from the wildest things you did as a teenager to your early memories of their parents. Along with plenty of prompts and fill-in-the-blanks for recording childhood memories and family history, there’s lots of space for mementos and those photos of you playing with your best friend or from the first place that you lived on your own. Pass on family traditions—like the holidays you celebrate and the dishes your family shares on special occasions; reveal what life was like when you were a kid; and recount favorite stories about yourself and those you love. It’s a gift your grandkids will return to again and again.
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    Cultivating an attitude of gratitude yields many benefits: physical, mental and spiritual. In this Journal, you have flexibility to write down the dates of entry and not feel guilty if you miss a day. There are also pages in this journal where you can just draw something beautiful. Every page contains an inspirational quote.
    Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation for what one has. Write down three to five things you are grateful for in this journal and turn your ordinary moments into blessings....
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    The Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar, based on the best-selling book series by Rob Elliot, is packed with 1,000 jokes—from one-liners and knock-knock jokes, to quick-witted quips and silly doodle challenges on the weekends.
     

    So get your giggle on for a year’s worth of good, clean, punny fun!
    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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    What would it be like if dogs could speak? What if they had smart phones and could text us their every thought?

    Based on the extremely popular textfromdog.tumblr.com, each full-color page of the Texts from Dog 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar features an imaginary, witty, and crass SMS exchange between Dog, the foul-mouthed British bulldog, and his owner, October Jones. From his manic, repetitive texting in all capital letters to his exuberance and enthusiasm, “Dog's” texts perfectly capture a typical dog's personality.

    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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    Color Cute Coloring Book: Perfectly Portable Pages (On-the-Go Coloring Book) (Design Originals) Extra-Thick High-Quality Perforated Pages; Convenient 5x8 Size is Perfect to Take Along Wherever You Go cover
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    Inside this perfectly portable little adult coloring book you'll find dozens of cute illustrations—from owls, mandalas, and flowers to rainbows, hearts, and so much more!

    • Portable format adult coloring book, so you can bring the creative world of coloring anywhere you go
    • Handy size fits in pocket or purse so you can color anywhere—great for use in waiting rooms, during your lunch break, or while waiting to pick the kids up from soccer practice
    • Helpful advice on choosing colors, with suggested color palettes and fully colored examples
    • High-quality paper—archival grade to resist bleed through, and acid-free to last 200 years
    • One-side only designs, with inspirational quotes to go with each page
    • Perforated pages detach easily for gifting or display

    Take this convenient, travel-ready adult coloring book along wherever you go, and you'll always be ready to color whenever inspiration strikes!

    Inside you'll find dozens of adorable owls, mandalas, flowers, rainbows, h...
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    Discover the age-old art of hand shadows! Children and adults around the world delight in hand shadows, and this little activity book shows how to perform the ancient art. Learn how to entertain friends and family with shadow pictures of a bird, bunny, elephant, and other figures. Detailed illustrations, accompanied by charming verses, depict the formation of 28 images using only hands and fingers....
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    Creative Haven Magical Landscapes Coloring Book (Adult Coloring) cover
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    Thirty-one fantastical illustrations feature rolling landscapes that radiate energy and vitality. Scenes include a sailboat in tropical waters, forests and meadows of fanciful trees and flowers, sunrises over mountains and deserts, and many other imaginative locales. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Magical Landscapes and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
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    Don't Dump the Dog: Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems cover
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    Do you want to dump your dog because he tries to escape your yard? Barks too much? You-know-whats in the house? Doesn’t play well with others? Chewed up your favorite pair of shoes?

    You wouldn’t be the first person asking to “return” your pet. And dog rescuer Randy Grim has heard every reason under the sun. But before you load Fido into the back of your car, read this book.

    In it, Randy addresses the concerns of dog guardians everywhere by responding to letters that he’s actually received. With humor, and from his vast experiences with abandoned dogs, he reveals exactly what you can do to remain calm and fix every bad behavior problem. (Even if it means dumping your husband instead of the dog.)

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    Do you want to dump your dog because he tries to escape your yard? Barks too much? You-know-whats in the house? Doesn’t play well with others? Chewed up your favorite pair of shoes?

    You wouldn’t be the first person asking to “return” your pet. And dog rescuer Randy Grim has heard every reason under the sun. But before you load Fido into the back of your car, read this book.

    In it, Randy addresses the ...
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    Packed with stunning illustrations, this unique coloring book celebrates the art of the tattoo. The tattoo designs – all specially drawn for the book – range from traditional motifs – hearts, sailors, girls, skulls, roses – to more elaborate compositions with a contemporary edge.

    A perfect gift book that will appeal to anyone who loves tattoo imagery – or is looking for inspiration for their next piece of body art....
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    No one gave better art/life lessons while painting than Bob Ross--the artist whose happy paintings, hairstyle, and catchphrases never cease to delight. Enjoy his easy chatter in your home or office with the one and only Bob Ross Talking Bobblehead. Kit includes:

    • 4" bobblehead figure that plays 10 different wise and witty sayings from the art master
    • Mini easel book featuring 30 of Ross's landscape works, which can be displayed alongside the bobblehead figure
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    A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie cover
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    In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, best-selling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn't be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than 12 years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.

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    The Power of Positive Dog Training cover
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    In this book, renowned dog trainer Pat Miller gives you the positive training tools you need to ensure that you and your dog share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect. By following her step-by-step, six-week basic training program, you'll learn how to develop a relationship with your dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment. Plus, you'll get:

    Information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language.

    Instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts.

    Suggestions for delicious treats your dog will respond to.

    Whether you've never trained a dog or are just switching over to positive training, with Pat's proven method you'll discover that training your four-legged friend is easy, fun, and effective.

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    Mystical Mandala Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books) cover
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    Explore the intricate patterns and symmetrical beauty of these ready-to-color designs! This vibrant collection of drawings was inspired by the hypnotic appeal of the mandala. An ancient form of meditative art, mandalas are complex circular designs that draw the eye inward, toward their centers. These 30 dazzling mandala designs will captivate colorists of all ages, challenging them to create kaleidoscopic effects.
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    The Costume Making Guide: Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay cover
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    Bring your cosplay dreams to life with your own two hands! The Best Cosplay Tutorial Guide Ever! Get ready to impress ordinary mortals with your superhuman costume-making skills. You can do it no matter what your experience level with this, the first full step-by-step technique book on cosplay--with no sewing! Internationally known cosplayer Kamui Cosplay (a.k.a. Svetlana Quindt) shows you how to easily create elaborate costumes and successful props out of items available at your local arts and craft or hardware stores: turn foam into a realistic axe, create a breastplate from scratch and use a glue gun to modify just about anything. You will even learn the best and most accessible techniques for working with specialty cosplay materials such as Worbla! Packed with more than 30 step-by-step demonstrations that teach the skills you need to bring all your favorite characters to life no matter the genre, Kamui Cosplay deconstructs the work that goes into making a complete costume, from the first thought to the final photo. Tutorials cover design planning, fabricating body armor, 3D painting techniques and more. Best of all, you can adapt every lesson to use in all future fando...
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    “There’s nothing better than an author who’s made all the mistakes herself, has taught hundreds of others, and writes with humor. Chris James fills the bill. This beautiful book talks about knits, rolled hems, and flatlocking. At the end is a trouble-shooting guide....The close-up color photos make her text even more understandable....highly recommended.”—The Creative Machine. “The most comprehensive reference on serging to date.”—Craft & Needlework Age.
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    Serenity Adult Coloring Book cover
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    Join the crew of the Serenity on an adventure through the 'verse where you can relive your favorite moments from the Firefly series- and more! This stunning adult coloring book is filled with 45 detailed and completely original black-and-white illustrations for you to color however you desire.


    Dark Horse enters the adult coloring book market in their ususal grand style with popular licensed properties and all-new, original art. The Serenity Adult Coloring Book is based on Joss Whedon's massively-popular Serenity/Firefly television series. Dark Horse also offers a full line of Serenity graphic novels....
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    Nurse Coloring Book: Sweary Midnight Edition - A Totally Relatable Swear Word Adult Coloring Book Filled with Nurse Problems (Coloring Book Gift Ideas) (Volume 2) cover
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    Get fantastic value for money with this huge Sweary Nurse Coloring Book!

    The 40 hilarious, swear word designs in this coloring book for adults will provide hours of entertainment!

    Features of this Sweary Nurse Coloring Book:
    • Single sided coloring pages allow for the pages to be removed
    • Suitable for markers, felt tips, gel pens, coloring pencils and more due to single sided, removable pages
    • Professional quality designs from start to finish
    • 2 Color test pages at the back of the book
    Nurse Coloring Book: This Sweary Nurse coloring book contains 40 single sided coloring pages. This allows you to remove each page for framing or hanging. This also helps reduce bleed through onto the other designs even if you are using markers, making this book suitable for everything from coloring pencils through to marker pens.

    The hilarious, rude Nurse designs contained within this humorous book are hand picked by us here at Adult Coloring World to ensure fantastic quality. We know that sometimes you will buy a book after being impressed initially by an amazing design on the cover, only to be disappointed w...
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    Out on a Leash: How Terry's Death Gave Me New Life cover
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    From internationally bestselling author, beloved actress, and “one-of-a-kind wit” (Vanity Fair) Shirley MacLaine comes a brilliant, fun-loving, and inspiring story of unconditional love.

    Shirley MacLaine found perfect love—in the furry bundle of irresistible canine charms that was Terry. With her winning terrier ways and an endless wellspring of absolute love, Terry succeeded in doing what no one before her ever had: slowing Shirley’s nomadic lifestyle and leading her home.

    Some of Shirley’s greatest pleasures included being with Terry on her New Mexico ranch or on a New York street, romping on the beach together, or sharing a long plane ride to a new location for making a film. With Terry by her side, Shirley was able to see the world in new ways she never thought possible.

    In this utterly charming book, told in both Shirley and Terry’s voices, Shirley explores how her beloved Terry provided a window for exploring the true nature of love and how to truly and fully live in the moment. Updated with a brand new ending, the book relates in deeply moving language Terry’s last days, and the joy Shirley felt when her bond with Terry proved unbreakab...
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    Out on a Leash: How Terry’s Death Gave Me New Life cover
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    From internationally bestselling author, beloved actress, and “one-of-a-kind wit” (Vanity Fair) Shirley MacLaine comes a brilliant, fun-loving, and inspiring story of unconditional love.

    Shirley MacLaine found perfect love—in the furry bundle of irresistible canine charms that was Terry. With her winning terrier ways and an endless wellspring of absolute love, Terry succeeded in doing what no one before her ever had: slowing Shirley’s nomadic lifestyle and leading her home.

    Some of Shirley’s greatest pleasures included being with Terry on her New Mexico ranch or on a New York street, romping on the beach together, or sharing a long plane ride to a new location for making a film. With Terry by her side, Shirley was able to see the world in new ways she never thought possible.

    In this utterly charming book, told in both Shirley and Terry’s voices, Shirley explores how her beloved Terry provided a window for exploring the true nature of love and how to truly and fully live in the moment. Updated with a brand new ending, the book relates in deeply moving language Terry’s last days, and the joy Shirley felt when her bond with Terry proved unbreakab...
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    More With Less: How To Declutter Your Home Without Sacrificing Comfort And Coziness – A Unique Minimalist Makeover Approach cover
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    Do you wish for a cleaner and cozier home? Feel overwhelmed by your possessions?


    If so, it's time to simplify your life!

    We live in a culture where more is worshipped and encouraged : more money, more stuff, more likes. In the meantime, we get disconnected from ourselves and our loved ones. This book is a heartfelt guide to downsize your house and keep it practical and cozy.

    After returning home from a six-year world journey, Michelle Moore decided to downsize, simplify, and make her house more homely. In the process she realized the less she had, the more she could value the things that truly matter in life: friendship, family, self-care, and coziness.

    More With Less is based on a rational approach to minimalism but Miss Moore takes the idea further. It is not enough to declutter. It won’t make you happy by itself. In More With Less the downsizing process parallel runs with ideas on how to make your living space homely.

    The first half of the book introduces the most trending contemporary concepts of cleaning and organizing.


    •How can you benefit the m...
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    Maximizing Your Mini Farm: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre cover
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    Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area
    farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an
    average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in
    cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary
    job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling
    Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, Brett Markham
    gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most
    of your mini farm. New topics include: 

    -Soil and Fertility
    yy Tools and Techniques

    -Planting Guides and Seeders

    -Easy Trellising 

    -Weed Control Techniques

    -Greater Food Self-Sufficiency

    -Making Your Own Country Wines

    -Making Your Own Vinegars 

    -Making Cheese at Home

    -Cooking for Self-Sufficiency 

    Keep your costs down and production high with this complete
    guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban
    garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land.
    Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams,
    and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.

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    Peter Callahan's Party Food: Mini Hors d'oeuvres, Family-Style Settings, Plated Dishes, Buffet Spreads, Bar  Carts cover
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    At once practical and imaginative, a guide to serving food in style—at any kind of celebration
     
    Venerated caterer Peter Callahan compiles his 30 plus years of entertaining experience for serving visually stunning and palate-electrifying food in new ways. You’re invited into his world of whimsy and wit as he shares brand-new signature hors d'oeuvres and expands his repertoire for the first time to offer ideas for tablescapes, buffets, seated dinners, and bars. Peter brilliantly breaks down his high-end serving style with simplifications and shortcuts, enabling you to throw the coolest of parties—regardless of your skill level, the size of the crowd, the venue, or the theme. Along with stories about and amazing re-creations of actual events, the 100 original party tricks and recipes in this book will help you set the scene for a beautiful, conversation-filled gathering—every time....
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    The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency cover
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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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    Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works cover
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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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    The Screaming Goat (Book & Figure) cover
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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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    Put yourself in the driver's seat of these incredible dream cars! Groundbreaking designs, impactful styling, and progressive concepts make you realize that the best dreams can happen when you are awake! 

    This is by far our most popular calendar format! Our individually designed wall calendars are some of the most unique and highest quality products available in the market. Featuring a variety of photography, illustrations and typographic elements, we have something for everyone in this format. The calendars measure 12 x 12 inches and come standard with 4 bonus months: January 2019 - April 2019. The calendars are printed on premium paper and are packaged in shrink wrap.

    Features these fast, luxury cars to love:
    • 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta
    • 2016Lamborghini LP750 4 SV
    • 2015 Pagani Huayra
    • 2015 Icona Vulcano Titanium LS9
    • 2016 Koenigsegg One:1
    • 2015 Aston Martin Vulcan V12 Limited Edition
    • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid
    • 2014 W Motors Lykan Hypersport Limited Edition
    • 2014 Hennessey Venom GT
    • 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Roadster
    • 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Hybrid
    • McLa...
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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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    The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood cover
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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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    Falling In (Show Jumping Dreams ~ Book 46) cover
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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
    Enjoy coloring your favorite images a second time, color with a friend, or have an extra copy in ...
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    Dog Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2018 cover
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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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    The Medicinal Gardening Handbook: A Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, and Using Healing Herbs cover
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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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    Dog Shaming 2018 Day-to-Day Calendar cover

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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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    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.

    Ha...
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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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    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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    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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    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
    • Over 40 sheets of paper for each design
    • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “For gardeners, botanists, and fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, this book looks at the beloved Little House on the Prairie author’s relationship to nature.” —Publishers Weekly

    The universal appeal of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books springs from a life lived in partnership with the land, on farms she and her family settled across the Northeast and Midwest. In this revealing exploration of Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series. You’ll learn details about Wilder’s life and inspirations, pinpoint the Ingalls and Wilder homestead claims on authentic archival maps, and learn to grow the plants and vegetables featured in the series. Excerpts from Wilder’s books, letters, and diaries bring to light her profound appreciation for the landscapes at the heart of her world. Featuring the beloved illustrations by Helen Sewell and Garth Williams, plus hundreds of historic and contemporary photographs, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a treasure for anyone enchanted by Laura’s wild and beautiful life. 
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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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    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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    The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death offers readers an extraordinary glimpse into the mind of a master criminal investigator. Frances Glessner Lee, a wealthy grandmother, founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard in 1936 and was later appointed captain in the New Hampshire police. In the 1940s and 1950s she built dollhouse crime scenes based on real cases in order to train detectives to assess visual evidence. Still used in forensic training today, the eighteen Nutshell dioramas, on a scale of 1:12, display an astounding level of detail: pencils write, window shades move, whistles blow, and clues to the crimes are revealed to those who study the scenes carefully.

    Corinne May Botz's lush color photographs lure viewers into every crevice of Frances Lee's models and breathe life into these deadly miniatures, which present the dark side of domestic life, unveiling tales of prostitution, alcoholism, and adultery. The accompanying line drawings, specially prepared for this volume, highlight the noteworthy forensic evidence in each case. Botz's introductory essay, which draws on archival research and interviews with Lee's family and police colleagues...
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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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    2018 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!

    Product Details:

    • 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 60lb (90gsm) 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)