Christmas is either heaven or hell. Heaven if you are organised, hell if you are not. And this year Housekeepers we are going to be oh so very, very organised - arent we?
Welcome then to 100 Scrumptious Things To Do For Christmas – a lovely download designed to have you sprinkling a teeny bit of festive glitter over every aspect of your life so that that bauble by bauble you can create the kind of Christmas I am sure you have been pinning to your festive Pinterest board for many a moon now.
This is the year we are going to make it happen. It won’t be overwhelming and it will be realistic: but it will also help you add a little touch of whimsy to what can so very often seem like one more giant task us housekeepers have to undertake and hopefully in the process encourage you to seek a little magic probably long stashed away in the darker reaches of the loft…
There are 100 teeny tasks: some are puttery, some practical, some whimsical or even a teeny little bit wild: but each and every task will edge you a little closer to festive nirvana and by the time you have taken your pick of all the tasks you should be able to pop your stockinged feet up in front of the fire and sip egg-nog to your hearts delight…
Minimalism meets DIY in an accessible guide to household waste reduction
We all know how important it is to reduce our environmental footprint, but it can be daunting to know where to begin. Enter Kathryn Kellogg, who can fit all her trash from the past two years into a 16-ounce mason jar. How? She starts by saying “no” to straws and grocery bags, and “yes” to a reusable water bottle and compostable dish scrubbers.
In 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste, Kellogg shares these tips and more, along with DIY recipes for beauty and home; advice for responsible consumption and making better choices for home goods, fashion, and the office; and even secrets for how to go waste free at the airport. “It’s not about perfection,” she says. “It’s about making better choices.”
This is a practical, friendly blueprint of realistic lifestyle changes for anyone who wants to reduce their waste.
The New York Times bestselling author and renowned clinical psychologist teaches women how to transcend their fears and illusions, break free from societal expectations, and rediscover the person they were always meant to be: fully present, conscious, and fulfilled.
A Radical Awakening lays out a path for women to discover their inner truth and powers to help heal others and the planet. Dr. Shefali helps women uncover the purpose that already exists within them and harness the power of authenticity in every area of their lives. The result is an eloquent and inspiring, practical and accessible book, backed with real-life examples and personal stories, that unlocks the extraordinary power necessary to awaken the conscious self.
Review “ A Radical Awakening will be of great help to anyone who is ready to transcend the limitations of their personal as well as cultural conditioning and awaken to their true nature as the eternal presence of consciousness itself.” -- Eckhart Tolle, bestselling author of A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
“The awakened woman breaks free from the clutches of fear and rises in her authentic power. These pages speak to this process and highlights how every woman can get there – step by step. Profoundly inspiring, this book will spark you to reach toward and step into your greatest freedom.” -- Alicia Keys
“Dr. Shefali’s latest book is a powerful call for women to divest themselves of their patriarchy-imposed roles of automatic and compulsive caregivers at the cost of their physical health, emotional freedom, and spiritual awareness.” -- GABOR MATÉ, MD, international bestselling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
“Simply brilliant! Step by step and chain by chain, Dr. Shefali gives us a path to break free from our old patterns to arrive at a new destination: our truest, most authentic self." -- MARIE FORLEO, New York Times bestselling author of Everything Is Figureoutable
About the Author Dr. Shefali received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Specializing in the integration of Western psychology and Eastern philosophy, she brings together the best of both worlds for her clients. She is an expert in family dynamics and personal development, teaching courses around the globe. She has written four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers, including her two landmark books The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family.
In A Woman’s Garden, the creative force behind LovelyGreens.com, Tanya Anderson, shares inspiring ways to use the power of plants for home and health—with helpful growing advice and step-by-step instructions for creating over 35 inspiring projects, edibles, and art from your garden.
Gardens grow more than just pretty flowers. They grow well-being and a deeper connection with nature. Gardens can also produce plant material for creating homemade skincare, natural dyes, artisan crafts, delicious foods and beverages, and medicines—homegrown ways to create a wholesome lifestyle.
Making things with your hands and heart, and then sharing the fruits of your labors with friends and family, is both satisfying and soul-stirring. Learn how to grow dozens of plants and then transform them into gorgeous items to nurture yourself or gift to others, including : Using onion skins to dye wool Alkanet root and lavender soap Soapwort multipurpose cleaner Rose petal facial mist Edible flower frittata Healing calendula skin salve Paper mache leaf lanterns Chamomile tincture Gardening projects, including a herb spiral, strawberry pallet planter, and more In A Woman's Garden, you'll be introduced to seven categories of useful plants.
Plus, meet inspiring women gardeners from around the globe who grow and use edibles, herbs, and flowers to create natural products you can make, too. Find inspiration, healing, health, and happiness right outside your own backdoor with A Woman's Garden.
Review "This book is a treat for the eyes and felt like balm for the mind. Filled with beautiful, rich photographs and tours through cleverly designed gardens from eight creative female gardeners. It offers a perfect mix of information, inspiration, and ideas to try at home."― Liz Zorab, author of Grounded, and gardening personality behind Byther Farm
"An inspiring, galvanizing, and hugely practical guide to growing and using your garden for health and wellbeing, both inside and out. This will help anybody to understand the healing nature of plants and how the relationship between women and our gardens can benefit both us and the plants we nurture." ― Frances Tophill, presenter for BBC Gardeners' World and ITV's Love Your Garden
"What a delightful book this is - full of fresh, exciting ideas and filled with projects for anyone who loves their garden. It does what all good gardening books should do, which is to make you want to rush out to your own plot and start planting." ― Constance Craig Smith, Garden Media Guild co-chair
"A Woman’s Garden is an inspiring, beautiful, and also practical book. It taps into today’s desire to grow our own food and create things from plants, such as homemade skincare, candles, and plant dyes. There are eight gardeners and their gardens featured, each of which specializes in a different plant food or craft, plus useful projects as to how to make soap, planters, floral ice-cubes, and more. And Tanya explains how to start growing and using plants in an easy-to-follow and readable way." ― Alexandra Campbell of the Middlesized Garden
‘ A celebration of femininity in the garden and an innovative and important book, this will expand the horizons of seasoned gardeners, while being accessible for beginners.’ ― Jack Wallington, RHS The Garden
About the Author Tanya Anderson is an organic gardener, soap maker, beekeeper, and beauty producer on the Isle of Man in the UK. Tanya is the creative force behind the website and YouTube channel Lovely Greens.
Followers subscribe to her for her creative garden ideas and positive, friendly personality. When she's not publishing gardening and plant-based beauty ideas, she's retailing her own line of beauty products. Lovely Greens Handmade crafts natural soaps, beeswax skincare products, and candles. She also hosts monthly creative workshops, is a regular gardening-guest on an a local radio station, and helps manage an allotment (community garden).
Details: Welcome to A Year of Puttery Treats. One gorgeous, life-enhancing little something to do for each of the 365 days in the year.
Housekeeping you see, can be terribly dull. A monotonous round of chasing dirt and moving objects that we should seek to enhance with the kind of decorative little to-do’s that gladden the heart and help to bring both order and authenticity in to our homes.
While the treats vary from the pretty to the silly, the fragrant and the celebratory, they are each designed to remind us that keeping house is about more than getting busy with a vacuum and a duster and should instead be about enhancing the lives of those that live in our homes. In reflecting the soul of the Mistress of the house and marking the lives of those she shares it with, puttery treats are quite the most lovely way to ritualise life within our own four walls and more than that to celebrate the art of homemaking and bring joy to domesticity.
In a Year of Puttery treats you will find seasonal tasks and little to-dos for annual holidays and national celebrations. You will discover ways to journal your days and create a living museum of family life. You will find tiny pampering treats and scrubby housekeeping tips, and in the midst of it all, right there in the heart of your home you will find yourself…
A celebration of hope. An encounter with grace. A restoration of the heart. A healing of wounds. An anthem of freedom. All Along You Were Blooming is the ultimate love letter from the pen of popular Instagram poet Morgan Harper Nichols to your mind, to your heart, to your soul, and to your body.
Morgan Harper Nichols delivers a striking collection of illustrated poetry and prose, inviting you to "stumble into the sunlight" and delight in the wild and boundless grace you've been given. There is a purpose in every season, and no matter how you want to race through this day or run away from this place, rest assured that you are invited to live fully—right here, right now. Light will always find you, and even when the sun sets and you sit awaiting the dawn, know you are still blooming in the way you were meant to. And in each small moment, whether in the light or the dark, you can make room for becoming, for breathing, for stumbling, and for simply being—for there is Grace, today and every day.
“Professional organizer Nikki Boyd has a gift of transforming a space into a captivating work of art. She sprinkles a little bit of glam and a whole lot of functionality into every space she touches.”
-Toni Hammersley, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Author of The Complete Book of Home Organization
In Beautifully Organized: A Guide to Function and Style in Your Home, Nikki Boyd shares her best advice for how to create an organized, beautiful, and welcoming home. Nikki developed and honed her five essential steps to an organized home through her experience working as a professional organizer. In Beautifully Organized, Nikki teaches you to:
Assess your home to transform the spaces within to enhance your lifestyle
Declutter and curate your possessions to keep what is useful and meaningful
Clean with efficiency, adding an element of pleasure to everyday tasks
Organize so you can find what you need, when you need it
Beautify and decorate to create a welcoming atmosphere for family and friends
“It is my belief that an organized home guarantees a beautiful and fulfilling life.”
With her keen eye for detail and trademark warmth, Nikki guides readers through these steps, teaching how to graciously share your homes with family and friends to create treasured shared experiences and memories. Beautifully Organized is so much more than a home organization book—it’s a recipe for a beautiful, fulfilling life.
Based on the ten principles of Vintage Housekeeping I created in the very early days of BrocanteHome, this 28 page guide to a life less ordinary expands my original course into a step-by-step workbook you can use to put the principles into action.
This then is the perfect way to start your journey as a vintage housekeeper, embracing routine, ritual and celebration while creating a home free of toxins and abundant with love,
Isn't it time you created a sanctuary for your soul? Start today...
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Details:Bloom Wild is for rebellious maximalists seeking savvy advice for decorating their homes with bold floral fabrics
Designer Bari J. Ackerman’s signature Style—modern florals bursting with color—brings energy and joy to interior design. Justina Blakeney and Anne Sage are fans of Ackerman’s work, and have this to say about her approach:
“Bari’s designs are instantly recognizable . . . her style and her zest for life is visible in every brushstroke.” —Justina Blakeney
“Bari captures the essence of maximalism. Her designs radiate joy, and her eye for color, pattern, and vibrant style inspires a desire to live life to the fullest!” —Anne Sage
In her new book, Ackerman presents practical advice for adding ï¬‚orals to every room of the house, along with easy DIYs, advice on staying within budget, and detailed source lists. Ackerman shows readers how to achieve a curated maximalist style and to seamlessly create a gorgeous, layered ï¬‚oral look that will spark joy and lift the mood of the whole house.
Imagine a graph with two lines. One indicates happiness, the other tracks how you feel about your body. If you’re like millions of people, the lines do not intersect. But what if they did?
This practical, inspirational, and visually lively book shows you how to create a healthier and happier life by treating yourself with compassion rather than shame. It shows the way to a sense of well-being attained by understanding how to love, connect, and care for yourself—and that includes your mind as well as your body.
Body Kindness is based on four principles.
WHAT YOU DO: the choices you make about food, exercise, sleep, and more HOW YOU FEEL: befriending your emotions and standing up to the unhelpful voice in your head WHO YOU ARE: goal-setting based on your personal values WHERE YOU BELONG: body-loving support from people and communities that help you create a meaningful life
With mind and body exercises to keep your energy spiraling up and prompts to help you identify what YOU really want and care about, Body Kindness helps you let go of things you can't control and embrace the things you can by finding the workable, daily steps that fit you best. Think of it as the anti-diet book that leads to a more joyful and meaningful life!
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