Manga Cross-Stitch

Make Your Own Graphic Art Needlework
By Helen McCarthy

Manga Cross-Stitch is a exceptional idea. The author, Helen McCarthy has combined Japanese animation and cross-stitching to form a creative art form. I enjoy doing cross-stitch and various other forms of needle work. Using this book I can see the possibility of gifts for several...

99 Ways to Entertain Your Family for Free

By Mack Thomas

Let’s face it kids are expensive!  Have you tried taking 4 children out to eat?  Have you looked at the prices of amusement parks?  There are many things you can do with your children that are free.  Mack Thomas offers suggestions for entertaining on less...

The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

Adventures in the World of Chinese Food
By Jennifer 8 Lee

Well, as a lover of Chinese food, this was an interesting read. Throughout the United States, there are more Chinese Restaurants then there are McDonalds, Burger Kings, and KFC’s combined. Jennifer 8 Lee is an American-Born Chinese who many evenings her mother would send her...

Easy Entertaining for Beginners

You Can Throw a Fabulous Party, from Holiday Fiesta to a Romantic Evening for Two
By Patricia Mendez

Easy Entertaining for Beginners is one of those books that everyone can use. The inexperienced host will appreciate the detailed steps to preparing the meal and the menu which pairs foods that go together. The experienced entertainer will appreciate the great recipes and the way...

A City Girls Guide to the Kitchen

What Every City Girl Needs to Find Her Way Through the Kitchen Cobwebs and Life
By Hillary Lynn Christman and Natalie Christman Uri

Eating every meal at a restaurant is expensive. “City Girls” are short on time and sometimes knowledge when it comes to the kitchen. Hillary Lynn Christman and Natalie Christman Urig share their knowledge and expertise with readers. “Cooking is less expensive and healthier.” Their first...

I'll Bring the Chocolate

By Karen Porter

Caution – reading this book could be hazardous to your waistline. I’ll Bring The Chocolate by Karen Porter is a delightful look at friendship and chocolate. Karen Porter compares being a faithful friend with delectable, luscious, mouth- watering chocolate. Friends rescue each other, when one is...

One Minute Home Organizer, The

Making Your Home Beautiful and Your Life Clutter Free
By Emilie Barnes

I desire a sense of structure in my home as well as in my life. For me a sense of structure comes from organization. Eagerly, I read books on cleaning and organizing, but usually I find the similar suggestions in each book . Also, they...

House that Cleans Itself, The

Creative Solutions for a Clean and Orderly House in Less Time Than You Can Imagine
By Mindy Starns Clark

Finally, a logical approach to a clean house – let the house clean itself!! I admit skepticism when I read the title, The House That Cleans Itself. I was secretly hoping for a magic button like something from a futuristic science fiction movie, poof a...

The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized

*Manage Your Time *Eliminate Clutter and Experience Order *Keep Your Family First
By Karen Ehman

Speaking from her own experiences, Karen Ehman offers suggestions for ridding your life of chaos. Anticipating situations and problems is the first lesson in becoming a more organized person. Readers will appreciate the advice to think ahead. One such illustration concerned having a full meal...

101 Ways to clean Out the Clutter

By Emilie Barnes

101 Ways to clean Out the Clutter by Emilie Barnes promotes the idea that less is better. She stresses the philosophy I have lived by for several years, put it in its place; if you do not use it lose it, and make a list...