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

Posted about 7 days 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 about 23 days 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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5 Books to Inspire Your Spring Home Decor Refresh

Posted about 1 month ago by Allison F

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with design, DIY, handicraft, home decorating, home furnishings, interior decoration, minimalist and remodeling

If the changing seasons have you ready to change up the decor in your home, read on for a selection of books that provide tips as well as inspiration to get you started.

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Great Cookbooks for Lazy and/or Impatient People

Posted 3 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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Ready for a change? Replace Bad Habits With New Skills

Posted 4 months ago by Michelle G

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Health and Wellness and Nonfiction | Tagged with change, computer technology, games, goals, guitar, instruction, iPad, music, new years resolutions, wine and Yoga

Get a jump start on your resolutions for the new year! Trying to change a not-so-great habit? Replace it with something new, and let your library help!

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Meal Plan To Save Time and Money

Posted 4 months ago by Jessica H

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with budget cooking, cookbooks, easy meals, family dinner ideas, freezer meals, healthy meals, meal planner, meal prep, quick and easy cooking and slow cooker

Most people have very little time as it is between work and a myriad of obligations. This post includes meal planning options, tips, cookbooks and resources to make meal planning fun and easy. From healthy meal plans to family dinner ideas to low budget cooking recipes - there's something for everyone.

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Looking for an Outstanding, Holiday Appetizer? Create a Charcuterie Board!

Posted 4 months ago by Clare T

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with appetizers, charcuterie, cheeses, cookbooks, cooking, cooking with kids, entertaining, holidays, meats, party planning, recipes and vegan

Charcuterie is all about putting a creative spin on what goes on a serving board. This blog post includes tips, tricks and resources to help you with your entertaining needs this holiday season and beyond.

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