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Behind the Clutter: Truth. Love. Meaning. Purpose.
Behind the Clutter
Truth. Love. Meaning. Purpose.
Paperback      ISBN: 1614486166

In Behind the Clutter, lifestyle coach, business consultant, and professional organizer June Saruwatari opens both her home and her heart as she shares her simple but transformational approach to living a clutter-free life. In this part spiritual memoir, part self-help book, Saruwatari vulnerably and relentlessly examines her own internal and external "stuff" - beliefs, thoughts, feelings, relationships, time, objects, and physical spaces - through her unique lens of "truth, love, meaning, and purpose." As she reveals the ups and downs of her journey, June models for readers how to connect the dots between their own internal and external clutter, realize they are already a masterpiece that simply got cluttered up along the way, and fearlessly and effortlessly tackle their own internal and external stuff. As they complete the detailed but doable exercises at the end of each chapter, readers will emerge with their own personalized guidebook to "live life as art", curating all the stuff of life based on their personal TruthLoveMeaningPurpose and creating the life they love.

Best of the Simple Things: Taking Time to Live Well
Best of the Simple Things
Taking Time to Live Well
Paperback      ISBN: 1770858202

From the pages of The Simple Things -- the ground-breaking UK home and lifestyle magazine dedicated to taking the time to live well -- comes a lavishly illustrated collection that will help you slow down, enjoy what you have and make the most of where you live.

This 256-page celebration of British-style home life presents readers with novel household ideas, simple entertaining and Do-It-Yourself advice, as well as scrumptious and hearty recipes and the best ways in which to share the bounty with friends and family.

Best of The Simple Things is divided into four chapters: Food and Drink, Entertaining, Home and Garden, and Household DIY -- each inspiring readers with new and vibrant ideas to transform everyday living. A bounty of examples showcases the creativity of Britain's traditional and modern creators and cooks.

Those who like to grow their own vegetables, visit local markets, rummage for vintage finds and decorate their living space will feel right at home in this celebration of making, upcycling, growing, cooking, escaping and relaxing, all presented in the magazine fresh and colorful design.

The Simple Things is a monthly UK-based home and lifestyle magazine dedicated to taking the time to live well.

The Book of Non-Electric Lighting: The Classic Guide to the Safe Use of Candles, Fuel Lamps, Lanterns, Gaslights & Fire-View Stoves
The Book of Non-Electric Lighting
The Classic Guide to the Safe Use of Candles, Fuel Lamps, Lanterns, Gaslights & Fire-View Stoves
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0881507946

In this completely revised and updated classic, Matson describes in lively detail all the elements of firelight--beginning with an explanation of the lighting system he developed from his Vermont home.

- The romantic history and modern molding of candlepower

- Traditional kerosene lamps

- The versatile Aladdin

- Liquid propane (LP) gas lights

- Kerosene and gas pressure lanterns (the Coleman)

- Incandescent mantle safety

- The Return of Firelight from glass-fronted hearths and stoves

In addition, Matson shows how to select, assemble, install, and safely maintain these non-electric sources of light. This guide will be indispensable for vacation homes, camps, boats, RVs, independent homesteads--and anywhere in a blackout.

Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon: A Guide to the Best Time to Buy This, Do That and Go There
Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon
A Guide to the Best Time to Buy This, Do That and Go There
Paperback      ISBN: 0061730882

An enlightening compendium of the best times of day, week, month, and life to do a variety of things -- from the serious (money, marriage) to the mundane (taking a nap, walking your dog) -- to save time and money in tough economic times.

Have you ever wanted to know the best day of the week to buy groceries or go out to dinner?

Have you ever wondered about the best time of day to ask someone out on a date--or for a raise?

Buy Ketchup in May and Fly at Noon tells you the best time--of the day, of the week, of the month or of the year--to do almost anything. Do you know:

  1. The best time of day to be operated on?
  2. The best month to buy an iPod?
  3. The best day of the week to avoid lines at the Louvre?
  4. The best day of the month to make an offer on a house?

Get more for your money, maximize your time, take better care of your health and be savvier about your career--all by doing certain things at the right time.

Remember: Timing is everything

The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan: Discover the Joy of Spending Less, Sharing More, and Living Generously
The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan
Discover the Joy of Spending Less, Sharing More, and Living Generously
Hardcover      ISBN: 1982113790
In the spirit of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning and The Joy of Less, experience the benefits of buying less and sharing more with this accessible 7-step guide to decluttering, saving money, and creating community from the creators of the Buy Nothing Project.

In 2013, when friends Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller launched the first Facebook Buy Nothing Project group in their small town off the coast of Seattle, they never expected it to become a viral sensation. Today there are thousands of Buy Nothing groups all over the world, boasting more than a million members, and 5,000 highly active volunteers.

In their island community, Clark and Rockefeller discovered that the beaches of Puget Sound were spoiled by a daily influx of plastic items and trash washing on shore. From pens and toothbrushes to toys and straws, they wondered, where did it all come from? Of course, it comes from us--our homes, our backyards, our cars, and workplaces. And so, a rallying cry against excess stuff was born.

Inspired by the ancient practice of gift economies, where neighbors share and pool resources, The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan introduces an environmentally conscious 7-step guide that teaches us how to buy less, give more, and live generously. At once an actionable plan and a thought-provoking exploration of our addiction to stuff, this powerful program will help you declutter your home without filling landfills, shop more thoughtfully and discerningly, and let go of the need to buy new things. Filled with helpful lists and practical suggestions including 50 items you never need to buy (Ziploc bags and paper towels) and 50 things to make instead (gift cards and salad dressing), The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan encourages you to rethink why you shop and embrace a space-saving, money-saving, and earth-saving mindset of buying less and sharing more.
Cabin Companion
Cabin Companion
Hardcover      ISBN: 1423623134

A nuts and bolts guide to your second home.

"Cabin Companion" has pages to include all the information your cabin sitter or guests will need to have for an enjoyable and safe visit--and leave you with peace of mind. With blank pages that allow you to fill in emergency numbers, rules of the house, utility checklists and locations, and phone numbers of repair people, it is an incredible resource for those with a second home. Not sure where to ski, fish, or hike? No problem--"Cabin Companion" has all this information and more in a unique rustic package that looks great on the coffee table but is as useful as the kitchen sink

Larry Bleidner is the author of "The L&L Beancounter's Catalog: Survival Gear for Your Career" and the coauthor of "I'll Never Have Sex With You Again Tales from the Delivery Room." He has also written for Comedy Central, Playboy, and Forbes. He lives in Los Angeles.

Care and Repair of Shop Machines: A Complete Guide to Setup, Troubleshooting, and Ma
Care and Repair of Shop Machines
A Complete Guide to Setup, Troubleshooting, and Ma
Paperback      ISBN: 156158424x

Woodshop tools are a major investment -- and keeping them in good running order is essential. In Care and Repair of Shop Machines, veteran woodworker John White shows you how to assemble, tune, maintain and repair the machines that you count on. Throughout the book, Whites approach is practical, straight-forward, and effective.

White includes chapters on tune-up, the jointer, the table saw, the thickness planer, the drill press, the bandsaw, the router table and the miter saw. This is the first book youll reach for when your machines arent performing, and its the book you need to keep them running at their best.

Care and Repair of Shop Machines gives you:

  • complete guidance on assembling, tuning, maintaining and repairing all major shop machines
  • low-tech solutions and alternatives to expensive set up tools and jigs
  • clear, concise troubleshooting information geared to help you solve common tool problems
  • some excellent jigs to improve tool performance
Carfree Living: Happy in the Not So Fast Lane
Carfree Living
Happy in the Not So Fast Lane
Paperback      ISBN: 1482039958
Carfree Living is for anyone who has thought about going carless but hasn't taken any concrete action yet. Inspiring and motivating, this story is of one woman's adventures in going carless in Minneapolis. Packed with practical tips, Patricia Blakely's account reveals some surprising advantages to giving up your wheels and the peculiar freedom that comes with letting someone else take the driver's seat. You will experience the exhilaration of saving lots of money (and gas ) while de-accelerating the pace of your life. You will discover healthier patterns that are built in to your day and a surprising pleasure in your new "carfree" lifestyle.
The Chaos Cure: Clean Your House and Calm Your Soul in 15 Minutes
The Chaos Cure
Clean Your House and Calm Your Soul in 15 Minutes
Paperback      ISBN: 1580058027
With the help of New York Times bestselling author and housekeeping guru Marla Cilley, you'll cure your household CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) by changing your messy home into a soothing sanctuary

Are you suffering from CHAOS, otherwise known as Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome? If your house is a jumble of dirty dishes, piles of paper, and never-ending laundry, you are probably afflicted. But don't give up hope, because now there's an antidote: The CHAOS Cure.

In her eagerly anticipated new book, Marla Cilley--aka "The FlyLady" to the hundreds of thousands who visit her website for daily domestic inspiration--reaches into our homes to help make housecleaning more meaningful and life less messy. With a little bit of armchair therapy and plenty of practical, tactical tips--such as "On the Fly " quick fixes and genius uses for sticky notes--she'll help us get our houses in shipshape order before we can break a sweat. Along the way, the FlyLady teaches us to embrace household maintenance as an act of self-care, and to enjoy the soothing satisfaction of an orderly habitat.

Before you know it, you'll be on the fast-track to living CHAOS-free, surrounded by sparkling serenity.

Church Linen, Vestments and Textiles: A practical guide to their use and care
Church Linen, Vestments and Textiles
A practical guide to their use and care
Paperback      ISBN: 1848257406

It has been over 60 years since the last guide to the care of church linens and textiles was published and despite being used to a greater or lesser degree in every parish church, popular knowledge of their proper use and care is diminishing.

This welcome and straightforward guide provides practical advice with helpful illustrations on the use and care of all church linen and textiles.

Part One explains the use, care and repair of all the main items of linen used at the altar, including textile coverings, frontals, pulpit and lectern falls.

Part Two describes the use of vestments and garments, how and when they are worn, and their proper storage and care.

Part Three offers a complete guide to cleaning fabrics, natural and synthetic; what to wash and what to dry clean, and how to remove common spills and stains such as candle wax and flower pollen.

Part Four offers a directory of sources and advice on the storage and disposal of church textiles.