Thursday, July 30, 2015

Books read July 30

Winter Gardening for Beginners 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Planting & Growing Your Winter Flowers and Vegetables (Companion Gardening, ... Gardening, Gardening, Raised Bed Gardening)
So many helpful suggestions when it comes to the crops in the garden, but also flowers and trees.
Love categories of what can withstand the colder weather.  Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

DIY Lemon: How to Clean, Improve Your Health, Rejuvenate your Skin, and Lose Weight
Useful information on how to use lemons to clean grime and grease in your house along with killing weeds outside your house.
Also many ways for your own health to thrive with the use of lemons.

DIY Pantry- Your Comprehensive Guide to Hydrogen Peroxide, Lemon, Baking Soda, and Aromatherapy
This book not only includes the full lemon version but also baking soda and vinegar sections along with Aromatherapy.
Love all the suggestions and how they can help with a cleaner wash and less stains to a nicer cleaner house.
Recipes for natural cleaners is included, what a treasure, no chemicals.

Thank You Notes: Templates and Tips for Easy & Heartfelt Letters of Gratitude (Everything Invitation)
I am forever needing and sending these out and thought I should be able to make them myself.
This booklet is made for the bride and groom and how to express thankful notes to those attending and to the special guests.
Thought these notes would be for any occasion but with the wording they can be made useable.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Kids Book: Jinx Gets A Birthday Surprise (Kids Picture Book and Dog Book for Kids) Kids Book About Animals (Books For Kids Series Book 3)
Story of a puppy and it's his birthday. His mommy and daddy were going to get him a big surprise. When he wakes up on his special day
he searches all over the house for them and is sad there is no sign of them. He takes a nap waiting for them to return....
What a surprise it is! Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Ultimate Chicken Cookbook: 365 Chicken Recipes with All in One Chicken Cookbook
As we consume much more chicken I'm always looking for new ideas of how to present it and what to combine.
Cookbook with no nutritional information. No pictures but tons of recipes. A few I want to try. some have a large list of ingredients.
I don't want to spend that much time preparing the meal in the hot kitchen.
Wish there had been categories to choose from.

Amazing Lemonade Recipes To Thirst For!: A Cookbook to Unleash the Powerful Health Benefits of Lemons to Your Diet in a Refreshing Way
42 ways to use lemons and why they are good and add healthy benefits to your diet.
Few colorful pictures. Recipes do not include nutrtional information. Link at the end to author's other works.

Sweet Dreams, Little Pup (A Little Pup Book)
Colorful children's book about a pup who gets all ready for bed but has a hard time falling asleep.
He tries many things....he imagines other places he'd travel to....other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
Found text hard to read with dark background color.

Brave Like a Bee (Bedtime Stories for Children, Bedtime Stories for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3 - 5)
Illustrated colorful children's story about a bee that lands on the pig. The bee explains the other animals he has helped along the way.
Some were scared of the water and to swim til they talked to the bee.  Monkey also got over his fears. Pig wanted to play his musical instruments and with the bee's help he may be able to do it.
Free bonus book available, sign up at the link.

Bad as she wants to be by Thea Devine
Won this book in a contest from the author and finally sat down to read it.
What made me want to read this was the town of Bar Harbor, Maine which we'e spent many a day visiting over the years.
Starts out with an upscale woman who takes it upon herself to drown so she'll get the attention from a guy, Dax. Problem is another girl swims to her rescue and the only thing the woman can do is draw her into her circle of friends for the summer.
Years later as the girl is about to leave Maine for a job in NYC and the woman and her reunite, moving in together.  The woman manipulates the girl into doing things on the sexual side. I've read a lot of books not sure if the scenes are true or if these places really exist.
I've not crossed them in my life but things get out of hand and are on the wild side. When they find no fun they head to France for the weekend. A tragedy occurs when things aren't going the way the woman wants them to go thus leaving her fortune to the girl.
So much manipulation and glad to find out who was spreading the rumors and lies and how. Book wasn't really what I thought I'd be but liked the travel. Don't care for dishonesty and manipulation of events. Way too many sex scenes but it all goes along with the plot.
I received this book from winning a contest the author ran.

Casserole Recipes: Bake Until Bubbly- Amazing Casserole Recipes For Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner. (Simple Casserole Recipe Series)
Tips for baking casseroles and then the recipes  Colorful photos along with time to prepare and servings along with list of ingredients and instructions  on how to put the casserole together for baking.
No nutritional information. Lots of recipes and especially the different categories to choose from.
Fish casseroles would be my favorite to try.

Life on the Farm (Kids Books and Children's Books - Bedtime Stories For Kids - Free Stories)
Rhyming, colorful children's book about a farm. Starts out with the rooster crowing, horse neighing, and the others chime in also.
Lots of animals and they are seen all together when it's time to eat. What a collection.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Crochet: Summer Shells and Star Stitch Dress Ensemble. Crochet a Cute Summer Set with a Matching Dress, Jacket, Hat, and Sandals
Starts out with stitches that are going to be used and explains and shows you how to make them.
There are a few patterns for a child hat, shirt and top. Love the star stitch and think I could make a shawl for a wedding we are going to next week.
Don't know the area or what to expect for weather and figure with AC on it might be a bit chilly at night.
Other useful information about the pattern, sketch, sizing and other guidelines are included.

ABC Animals - A Beautiful Rhyming Alphabet Book (Kids Books and Children's Books - Bedtime Stories For Kids - Free Stories)
Colorful children's book showing the alphabet using animals as each letter and stating something about the animal.
Quite uncommon animals really make this a nice read. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

MEDITERRANEAN DIET RECIPES: The Mediterranean Diet Recipes For Weight Loss | The Amazing and Easy to Follow 30 Diet Recipes
We mostly eat a Med diet and love to learn new ways to prepare a meal. Love that this has all the nutritional information we need for each recipe.
even breaks up the 4 basic fats as some is good fat to have.  Variations and what else to serve with the meal are an added bonus.
So many choices to select, they all sound good. No photos.
Diet Med cookbook is also available and other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Fast and Easy Clean Eating Cookbook: Ultimate fast and delicious Clean Eating Recipes! (Clean Eating Made Simple Book 5)
Starts out with why you should eat clean and the benefits and the basics of what you will need and what to avoid.
Recipes and other tips for the 3 basic meals. Some photos but no nutritional information.
other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

DIY Holiday Gifts: How To Make DIY Holiday Gifts That Friends And Family Guaranteed To Love (Christmas Gifts - Hanukkah - Kwanza - Holiday Gifts)
 Lots of gift ideas for everybody. Easy to put together and one receiving the gift will be happy it was home made and they mean a lot more than store bought gifts.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

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