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Organizing Your Life: Home Edition

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with cleaning & caretaking, clutter, declutter, DIY, happiness, hoarding, home design & decor, home organization, house & home, house cleaning, housekeeping, inspirational, interior decorating, motivational, orderliness, organization ideas, organizing, simplicity and storage in the home

Clear out the clutter, tidy up, and get organized!

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Massaging Kale, Fair Trade Chocolate, and the French Kitchen: A Short Quest in Sugar Detox

Posted 6 months ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel and History, Politics, & Biography | Tagged with child labor, cookbooks, detoxification, fair trade, French Cooking, human trafficking, natural foods, nutrition, slavery - history, sugar, sugar - health aspects, sugar - history, sugar detox and sugar-free diet

Ever think about giving up sugar? Okay, I’m here for you. For your entertainment, I decided that the only way I could begin to tackle this subject, was to give up sugar myself.

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The Paleo Diet: A Whole Foods Approach to Better Health

Posted 7 months ago by Amber B

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden and Fitness, Nature, & Travel | Tagged with cookbooks, cooking - natural foods, dairy-free, gluten-free, gluten-free diet - recipes, grain-free, high protein diet - recipes, low carb diet - recipes, nutrition, Paleo, paleo diet, Prehistoric peoples -- Nutrition, primal, quick and easy cooking, snack foods, snacks, wellness and whole foods

Learn more about the Paleo diet and explore a variety of cookbooks from Paleo basics, to cuisine for the discerning foodie.

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A Year Of ...

Posted 7 months ago by Sarah H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with adventure travel, ambition, autobiographies, compulsive hoarding, goals, gratitude, happiness, housekeeping, Humor, inspiration, journeys, memoirs, motivation, personal growth, personal narratives, relationships, self-actualization, self-confidence, self-discovery, self-improvement, year long memoir projects and year-long projects

How much can one person accomplish in the span of a year - continue reading to find out.

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Spend Your New Year – At the Library

Posted 8 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Business & Investing, Children & Parenting, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Jobs and Careers, Make U, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs, Resources, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Spending Smarter

As the New Year approaches, we’re inviting you to spend the New Year with us! We have the resources, materials and programs to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and so much more.

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Celebrating the Holidays Vegan Style

Posted 8 months ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Resources | Tagged with 4th of July recipes, appetizers, baking, celebrations, Christmas cooking, cookbooks, dairy-free, desserts, dinner parties, dinners, easy vegan recipes, entertaining, feasts, gatherings, gluten-free, gluten-free diet -- recipes, Hanukkah, healthy cooking, holiday cooking, Jewish Cooking, Kwanzaa, New Year's, plant-based, potlucks, recipes, Sunday brunch, sweet treats, Thanksgiving meals, vegan, vegan cooking, vegan dessert recipes, vegan desserts, vegan diet, vegan meals, vegan recipes, veganism, vegetable dishes, vegetable recipes, vegetarian, vegetarian cooking and vegetarian recipes

Learn how to make just about anything vegan-style for your next get together.

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DIY Baby and Toddler Food

Posted 8 months ago by April S

Posted in Catalog Tips, Children & Parenting and Cooking, Home, & Garden | Tagged with baby finger foods, baby food, baby food recipes, baby led weaning, Children - Nutrition, cookbooks, cooking - natural foods, food habits, homemade baby food, Infants - Nutrition, nutritional guidelines - babies, nutritional guidelines - toddlers, organic baby food, quick and easy cooking, toddler meal ideas and Toddlers - Nutrition

Making baby food is easier than you might think.

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