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Debbie Shore's sewing room secrets. Machine sewing : top tips and techniques for successful sewing book cover

Debbie Shore's sewing room secrets. Machine sewing : top tips and techniques for successful sewing

Debbie (Writer on sewing) Shore

646.2044 /Shore
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"Jam-packed with friendly advice and helpful tips, Debbie walks you through every aspect of machine sewing, including deciding which machine to buy, inserting a zip, making bias binding and free-motion embroidery. She guides you through the wonderful array of fabrics, threads, wadding and interfacing available and builds your confidence and skills as you progress through the book with ten gorgeous step-by-step projects. You will turn to this book again and again!"--Page [4] of cover.

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I'm excited about creating a new space for sewing. This book has a lot of great ideas. -Kara

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The DIY style finder

KariAnne Wood

747 /Wood
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Wood helps you find the colors, textures, and patterns that make your heart sing. She shares creative ideas you can't wait to try in your own home. And she encourages you to find your one-of-a-kind style and then just go for it. From the entryway to the living room to the kitchen to outdoor spaces, you'll find tips and decorating inspiration for five different styles: Farmhouse, Traditional, Coastal, Transitional, and Contemporary. -- adapted from back cover

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I enjoyed this book because of the beautiful photographs and the great ideas it gave me. -Kara

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Smart homes in easy steps

Nick Vandome

643.6 /Vandome
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"Smart Homes in easy steps takes the mystery out of all of the elements that are required to set up a smart home: it defines a smart home and shows what is needed to make a home smart: digital voice assistants, devices and apps."--

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I'm hoping to make my home smart ... but not so smart that I get frustrated with the technology. This books seems like it can help. -Kara

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Making space, clutter free : the last book on decluttering you'll ever need

Tracy McCubbin

648.5 /McCubbin
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Many have repeatedly tried to break their clutter's mysterious hold, only to fail. McCubbin explains what she calls the "7 Emotional Clutter Blocks," unconscious obstacles that stand between you and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks. She then offers a realistic approach to managing your belongings, and helps you create an individual strategy that helps you attain your life goals. -- adapted from back cover

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At first I thought this book was too many photos and not enough pictures. Then I dove into it a bit more and came to appreciate the lists and checklists. Chapter 10 - Downsizing: the purge of a lifetime - is something I wish I would have seen before our move started. -Kara

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The home edit : a guide to organizing and realizing your house goals

Clea Shearer

648.8 /Shearer
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A masterclass and look book in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.

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This book is full of great pictures and ideas that provide inspiration for getting your home organized and keeping it that way. I especially liked the ideas share through photographs. -Kara

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Babymoon

Hayley Barrett

jE Barrett
Picture Books, Home

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Clean my space : the secret to cleaning better, faster--and loving your home every day

Melissa Maker

eAUDIO
Nonfiction, Home

In her long-awaited debut book, she shares her revolutionary 3-step solution: • Identify the most important areas (MIAs) in your home that need attention • Select the proper products, tools, and techniques (PTT) for the job • Implement these new cleaning routines so that they stick Clean My Space takes the chore out of cleaning with Melissa's incredible tips and cleaning hacks (the power of pretreating!) her lightning fast 5-10 minute "express clean" routines for every room when time is tightest, and her techniques for cleaning even the most daunting places and spaces. And a big bonus: Melissa gives guidance on the best non-toxic, eco-conscious cleaning products and offers natural cleaning solution recipes you can make at home using essential oils to soothe and refresh. With Melissa's simple groundbreaking method you can truly live in a cleaner, more cheerful, and calming home all the time.

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Unf*ck your habitat : You're Better Than Your Mess

Rachel Hoffman

eAUDIO
Nonfiction, Home

Whatever your habitat, you deserve one that brings you happiness, not stress. Interspersed with lists and challenges, this practical, no-nonsense housekeeping and organization guide will help listeners take control of the mess in their homes.

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The sweet spot : how to find your groove at home and work

Christine Carter

eAUDIO
Nonfiction, Home

"Feel like you're on a treadmill that won't stop? Learn to step off and hit your stride. Not long ago Christine Carter, happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, speaker, writer, and mother, found herself caught up in the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques--prioritizing, multitasking, delegating--but found that she needed a new approach, one that would allow her to live more in that zone we've all glimpsed but can never seem to hold on to: the sweet spot of expertise, efficiency, and ease. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest psychological, neurological, and biological science related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, Carter put herself through the practical paces. Her goal was not to live a stress-free life, but rather to build stress resilience and find a quicker path to calm and confidence. Her trials and errors are our reward. In The Sweet Spot, Carter shares what she calls "the sweet spot equation," a combination of strategies and practices for attaining happiness without giving up success, and for achieving success without compromising happiness. Using a simple formula, The Sweet Spot shows us how to take a brief recess, an inoculation against "The Overwhelm" and the key to converting stress into productive and creative energy institute daily micro-habits that free you up to focus on and enjoy more important things unplug from seemingly time-saving gadgets that can sap our strength, and use technology more strategically prioritize our relationships, making use of the hard science that points out how healthy connections help us thrive. cultivate tolerance for a little discomfort while we build mastery (the skills that make hard things feel easy) and develop the grit to bounce back from life's inevitable setbacks Complete with practical "easiest thing" tips for instant relief as well as stories from Carter's own experience of putting The Sweet Spot into action, this timely and inspiring book lets us in on the possibilities for joy and freedom that comes when we stop trying to do everything right--and start doing the right things"--

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Insulate and weatherize : for energy efficiency at home

Bruce Harley

693.832 /Harley
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Let an expert show you how to: choose the best insulation materials; seal air leaks in an attic; weatherstrip doors and hatches; improve window performance; upgrade heating and cooling equipment; plan a deep energy retrofit.

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I spent some time weatherizing my house a few years ago and was amazed at the difference it made keeping the chill out. I have a couple doors that need to be re-weatherized. This book is helpful. -Kara