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Great Cookbooks for Lazy and/or Impatient People

Posted about 29 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with cookbooks, cooking, dinner ideas, easy meals to cook, healthy eating, quick and easy cooking, recipes, simple cooking and speedy recipes

After the usual holiday gorge-fest, most of us are ready to get back to healthier, or at least healthy-ish, eating habits. This blog post includes some really great cookbooks for lazy and/or impatient cooks as well as tasty recipes for people who hate to cook, but love to eat good food.

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The Final Frontier: Great Books and Dvds on Outer Space

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with astrophysics, galaxy, outter space, space, travel and universe

With NASA firmly setting sights on trips to Mars, what better time to look up and learn more about the universe around us? Fortunately, we have some fantastic books and DVDs to get us going.

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New Year, Same You: Reading Ideas for Realistic, Achievable Improvement

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with addiction, cleaning & caretaking, exercise, habits, health, healthy eating, housekeeping, lifestyles, mindfulness, organizing, psychology, resolutions, self-care, weight-loss and wellness

Forget the New Years Resolutions! No matter what time of year it might be, each day is a new opportunity to make realistic changes in our lives and feel better for it.

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A Blue Christmas: Dealing with Sadness and Loneliness during the Holidays

Posted 2 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with Anxiety, coping, depression, holidays, interpersonal relations, Loneliness, meditation, mindfullness, psychology, Sadness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, stress and stress management

Holidays can bring a lot of anxiety and even sadness into many people's lives. Here are some resources that can help. Topics include coping strategies, mindfulness, stress management, self-acceptance, meditation and more.

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Make Your Own Natural Homemade Gifts

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with beeswax, candles, crafts, DIY, essential oils, handmade gifts, Healthy, homemade soaps, natural, Natural Beauty Products and natural cleaners

Make your own natural, homemade beauty products and cleansers - they make great gifts too!

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Handmade Gift Ideas for People Who Love Crocheting, Knitting and Stitching

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with Amigurumi, crochet, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, felting, handmade gifts, holidays, Hygge, knit, knitting, patterns, sew, sewing, stitch and stitching

Crochet, knit and sew heartfelt gifts year-round.

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