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Fresh Titles to Inspire Spring Cleaning! And Maybe Fixing that Thing You’ve Been Meaning to Fix

Posted 3 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with cleaning, declutter, DIY, home economics, home repair, housekeeping, life skills, minimalism, orderliness, organization ideas and storage in the home

Get your home in order ... books on cleaning, organization and home repair.

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Longing for April Showers to Get the Gardens Going!

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden and Nonfiction | Tagged with companion planting, edible plants, flowers, fruit culture, fruits, gardening, gardening handbooks, gardens, growing fruits & vegetables, herbs, kitchen gardens, organic gardening, planting, vegetable gardening and vegetables

Find inspiration with these colorful and informative gardening guides.

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Mindfulness and Buddhism 101

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness and Nonfiction | Tagged with Buddhism, calm, enlightenment, meditation, mindfulness, peace, spiritual life and Zen

Mindfulness, meditation and other Eastern philosophical ideals are everywhere these days. It can be overwhelming to find readable basic information on what true mindfulness really means. Where does one begin? Glad you asked! Start here....

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Travel via Mystery Novels

Posted 5 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Nature and Travel | Tagged with armchair travel, fiction, foreign countries, Mysteries, reading recommendations and travel

Are you unable to afford the expense or time for a vacation? Try reading one of these mysteries set in exotic cultures and/or locales where the place is just as much a part of the story as the characters and plot.

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Great Cookbooks for Lazy and/or Impatient People

Posted 6 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, 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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New Year, Same You: Reading Ideas for Realistic, Achievable Improvement

Posted 7 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness and Nonfiction | 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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