What Would Jesus Craft?: 30 Simple Projects for Making a Blessed Home

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What Would Jesus Craft? is a hilarious take on a Sunday school’s craft book, featuring 30 simple projects that are all made from commonly found items like popsicle sticks, glitter, yarn, and pipe cleaners. Projects include items for your home, pets, and family and author ROSS MACDONALD provides clear step-by-step photographs. Now you can finally complete your wardrobe with a “Fedora of Thorns” and “Jesus Jean Jacket” with Christ Almighty emblazoned on your back; your pets will be blessed and protected when they sport a “Be Not Afraid St. Francis Pet Collar” dripping with St. Francis charms and a crucifix; and the light of the Lord will bless every inch of your home with “Let There Be Light Switches,” an “Eye-See-You-in-Hell…

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Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing About Knitting

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The rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting are celebrated in this new collection for lovers of both knitting and literature. In Knitting Pearls, two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home. Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother’s gift of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult remembers her grandmother and how through knitting she felt that everlasting love. And Bill Roorbach remembers his freshman year in college when knitting soothed his broken heart and helped him fall in love again. Other contributors include Steve Almond, Ann Leary,…

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Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias

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Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo, the interior coordinator at the popular San Francisco-based Flora Grubb Gardens, shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums. Meet the Author Zenaida Sengo is a Bay Area native. In addition to working in horticulture, she is passionate about painting and design. She studied art in Chico, California,…

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My Selfie Journal: A #Nofilter Look at Your Life

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Me, my selfie, and I Going on vacation? Wearing a cute outfit? Just ate the best lunch ever? Now, you can document every aspect of your life in print! Filled with fun photo captions to help inspire your next shot, My Selfie Journal encourages you to get in front of the lens, capture the moment, and display your all-time favorite pics within its pages. Whether you’re stuck at the airport (#sadface) or meeting up with friends for coffee (#besties), this unique journal will bring out your best selfie.   Meet the Author BROCK SANDERS has been taking photos since his parents gave him his first camera at age ten. Brock is currently a professional photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can…

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Merriam-Webster’s Crossword Puzzle Dictionary, Fourth Edition

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Some people casually pick up the crossword puzzle, fill in a few answers and then call it a day. (Jon Stewart does his in ink!) Those people are not my mom. She’s a crossword fanatic, complete with an endless supply of sharpened pencils, a sturdy clipboard, last week’s puzzles cut out of the newspaper and neatly stacked, and a battered, almost-falling-apart copy of her crossword puzzle dictionary. To read the full article And to enter to win a copy CLICK HERE

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Hellstrip Gardening

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The hellstrip—the space between a street and a public sidewalk, also known as a tree park, boulevard, meridian, and planting strip—is finally getting the attention it deserves! Gardeners everywhere are taking advantage of the space as an environmentally friendly way to add curb appeal to their homes, expand the size of their gardens, and conserve resources. Hellstrip Gardening by Evelyn Hadden, the author of the acclaimed Beautiful No-Mow Yards, is the first book to show you exactly how to reclaim this oft-ignored space. This comprehensive guide covers how to determine the city and Home Owner’s Association rules governing the area, how to choose plants that thrive in tough situations, how to design pathways for accessibility, and much more. Gorgeous color photographs of…

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Wreck this Journal Everywhere

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The nifty-sized follow-up to the international bestseller Wreck This Journal—perfect for die-hard wreckers wherever they are in the world! Featuring dozens of new activities as well as some of the most popular prompts from the original, Wreck This Journal Everywhere will have you travelling the city streets and country byways, filling the pages with man-made and natural objects, recording what you see, drawing, doodling — and destroying pages as you go. Perfect for sliding in your pocket or stuffing in your bag, Wreck This Journal Everywhere is the ideal creative companion! About The Author KERI SMITH is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books demonstrate a ‘learn by doing approach’, and are being used in school curriculums all over the…

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The Trickster’s Hat

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The act of creating art, in all its forms, offers us a path to our souls. But the path can be confusing, and getting lost along the way is inevitable. However, maybe that’s the point. In The Trickster’s Hat, bestselling author of the Griffin & Sabine cycle Nick Bantock invites you to lose yourself in order to become a better creator. Inspired by Nick’s popular and mischievous workshops, the book’s forty-nine perceptive exercises will encourage you to forget your destination while you meander through the wondrous world that awaits you in the periphery of your mind’s eye. If you’re willing to be lead hither and thither down unlikely paths by a fellow of dubious reputation, if you’re prepared to keep…

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