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

Posted about 1 month 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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4 Episodes to Get You Hooked on Podcasts

Posted about 1 month ago by Kelly P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | Tagged with biography, bullying, businesspeople, gardeners, hope, Humorous Fiction, podcasts, redemption, Satire, sports stories and urban agriculture

If you aren’t already a podcast listener, it can be a little daunting to look at all the podcasts available. Here are 4 great episodes from some of my favorite podcasts to get you started.

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Longing for April Showers to Get the Gardens Going!

Posted about 1 month 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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Mindfulness and Buddhism 101

Posted 2 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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10 Fantastic Nonfiction Reads: True Stories Featuring Women Spies

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with biographies, CIA, civil war, cryptographers, espionage, intelligence officers, resistance movements, secret agents, Secret Service, spies, undercover operations, women in war, women private investigators, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II

Inspiring true stories about women who just happened to work as spies.

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