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Book Reviews Jun 2014

| June 1, 2014
Book Reviews Jun 2014

QUILTING WITH A MODERN SLANT Quilting With a Modern Slant by Rachel May offers a glimpse into dozens of unique visions, with profiles of quilters and artists who have developed their own aesthetic. With photographs of finished quilts and patterns for eight of them, as well as tips and tutorials on natural dyeing, machine quilting, […]

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Book Reviews May 2014

| May 1, 2014
Book Reviews May 2014

BUFFI’S DRESS DESIGN Project Runway contestant Buffi Jashanmal shows fashion design fans how to design and sew their own custom-fitted dresses from start to finish. In Buffi’s Dress Design: Sew 30 Fun Styles, beginning sewists will learn secrets to basic patternmaking and sewing. With 27 dress design options in all, plus three ways to revamp […]

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Book Reviews Apr 2014

| April 1, 2014
Book Reviews Apr 2014

200 EASY HOMEMADE CHEESE RECIPES Debra Amrein-Boyes’ bestselling book 200 Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes, Second Edition has been designed to help you create cheeses that approximate the flavors and textures of the many cheeses from around the world. There’s an all-new troubleshooting section, new step-by-step photos as well as the inclusion of prep times with […]

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Book Reviews Mar 2014

| March 1, 2014
Book Reviews Mar 2014

100 BEST DECORATED COOKIES 100 Best Decorated Cookies by Julie Anne Hession features cookie decorating ideas for a wide array of occasions and holidays. The book contains 750 step-by-step photos and all the information needed to get started, including techniques, equipment and ingredients. From basic techniques to the elaborately frosted and decorated, this comprehensive cookie […]

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Book Reviews Feb 2014

| February 1, 2014
Book Reviews Feb 2014

200 BEST PANINI RECIPES Author Tiffani Collins Blackmon offers 200 tantalizing and innovative recipes to provide all the inspiration you need to recreate the bistro experience at home in 200 Best Panini Recipes. Before preparing one of the recipes, there’s a comprehensive section on equipment.   AERO Aero: Beginning to Now by acclaimed interior and […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2014

| January 1, 2014
Book Reviews Jan 2014

KITTENHOOD Kittenhood: Life-size Portraits of Kittens in Their First 12 Weeks by award-winning photographer Sara Beth Ernhart focuses on 25 pure- and mixed-breed kittens during their adorable early weeks. One hundred engaging photographs show all the details theat make kittens so irresistible. The first spread shows a full, life-size photo with brief text. The second […]

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Book Reviews Dec 2013

| December 1, 2013
Book Reviews Dec 2013

CHAIRS: 1,000 MASTERPIECES OF MODERN DESIGN Chairs: 1,000 Masterpieces of Modern Design – 1800 to the Present Day by Charlotte and Peter Fiell is a unique source for interior specialists, collectors,  set designers and more. The illustrated guide features the variety of innovative forms and materials applied in seating design from 1800 to the present […]

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Book Reviews Nov 2013

| November 1, 2013
Book Reviews Nov 2013

SEWING SCHOOL 2: LESSONS IN MACHINE SEWING In Sewing School 2: Lessons in Machine Sewing, authors Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle reveal the world of machine sewing with the same accessible appeal that kids responded to in their first book, Sewing School. With Sewing School 2, children learn more than just sewing skills: they […]

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Book Reviews Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Book Reviews Oct 2013

THE HISTORY OF TEXAS WINE In The History of Texas Wine, local wine experts Katherine Crain and Neil Crain, Ph.D., discuss the untold story of Texas’ wine industry, a 350-year wine story that is still reaching its savory peak. Spanish colonists may have come to the state to spread Christianity, but under visionary Fr. Fray […]

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Book Reviews Sep 2013

| September 1, 2013
Book Reviews Sep 2013

KAFFE QUILTS AGAIN In author Kaffe Fassett’s 14th book, readers are treated to 20 all-new versions of Kaffe’s favorite patterns — each using the latest range of unique and beautiful Rowan fabrics. Photographed in Bulgaria against a backdrop of splendid painted houses and wedding cake churches, each quilt and pattern in Kaffe Quilts Again is […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2013

| August 1, 2013
Book Reviews Aug 2013

DISHING UP VIRGINIA Dishing Up Virginia: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Colonial Traditions and Contemporary Flavors by Patrick Evans-Hylton contains recipes that celebrate the authentic flavors of Virginia, from oysters and blue crabs to wine, peanuts, heirloom tomatoes and sweet potatoes and more. Recipes are organized by region — Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay area, […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2013

| July 1, 2013
Book Reviews Jul 2013

THE FLOWER RECIPE BOOK From the hottest floral studio in the country comes The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, the flower-arranging bible for today’s aesthetic. The book is a one-of-a-kind, fool-proof guide to 100 arrangements that run the gamut of styles and techniques. Arranged alphabetically by easy-to-find flower, these simple, sophisticated […]

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Book Reviews Jun 2013

| June 1, 2013
Book Reviews Jun 2013

RAW ESSENCE David Cote and Mathieu Gallant’s book Raw Essence provides recipes that are relaxed and flexible, making it the ideal cookbook for those who are just beginning to embrace the raw lifestyle. Rich in nutrients and enzymes, recipes are recognized for their ability to revitalize and alkalinize the body. With an emphasis on attractive […]

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Book Reviews May 2013

| May 1, 2013
Book Reviews May 2013

THE BABY SIGNING BOOK The interest surrounding baby signing only continues to increase as more parents embrace this means of communication with babies before they can talk. Sign language gives babies a way to express their wants and needs, easing frustration fro both baby and parent. The Baby Signing Book, Second Edition by Sara Bingham […]

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Book Reviews Apr 2013

| April 1, 2013
Book Reviews Apr 2013

EVERYDAY ROSES Everyday Roses: How to Grow Knock Out Roses and Other Easy-Care Garden Roses by Paul Zimmerman is a stunning guide that will show you how to grow Knock Outs and other easy care garden roses. Topics include how to buy and plant garden roses, pruning techniques, and natural disease and pest control methods. […]

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Book Reviews Mar 2013

| March 1, 2013
Book Reviews Mar 2013

THINNER THIS YEAR Thinner This Year: A Diet and Exercise Program for Living Strong, Fit and Sexy is the follow-up program to the New York Times bestseller Younger Next Year. This new book uses the crucial combination of diet and exercise. Authors Chris Crowley and Jen Sacheck, Ph.D., are candid about this journey. It’s not […]

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Book Reviews Feb 2013

| February 1, 2013
Book Reviews Feb 2013

BETTER FOOD FOR DOGS Written by a veterinarian and dog experts, Better Food for Dogs, is filled with expert and advice on understanding your dog’s nutritional needs and building the framework for optimum health. More than 100 easy-to-prepare recipes are clearly organized by weight range, further ensuring the right diet for your dog. There is […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2013

| January 1, 2013
Book Reviews Jan 2013

PORTRAIT OF HOUSTON Come see Houston, Texas, as you’ve never seen it before with Portrait of Houston. Join one of Texas’ finest photographers, Kathy Adams Clark, as she turns her lens on Houston, showcasing the diverse and fascinating culture and scenic beauty of this global city and center of industry. This book, with the text […]

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Book Reviews Dec 2012

| December 1, 2012
Book Reviews Dec 2012

CAKE BALLS Cake Balls: Amazingly Delicious Bite-Size Treats comes from two women credited with starting the cake ball craze, Robin Ankeny and Charlotte Lyon. Featuring 52 easy-to-follow recipes for a wide range of cake balls, this is sure to be a treat to satisfy all tastes. Also included are tips on how to decorate, display […]

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Book Reviews Nov 2012

| November 1, 2012
Book Reviews Nov 2012

PAPER MADE! Kayte Terry, visual communication and inspiration manager for Anthropologie, whose cutting-edge work appears in the chain’s windows and in-store displays, applies her impeccable aesthetic to the art of paper craft. In Paper Made! 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper, Kayte provides page after page of trash-to-treasure designs. Step-by-step instructions are […]

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Book Reviews Oct 2012

| October 1, 2012
Book Reviews Oct 2012

THE ESSENTIAL CANCER TREATMENT NUTRITION GUIDE & COOKBOOK Recent research indicates that diet can influence a patient’s cancer treatment and survival rate, and can help manage side effects. The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook by Jean Lamantia, R.D. with Dr. Neil Berinstein, M.D., is written for patients and caregivers and addresses the unique […]

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