Inferno: Alexander McQueen: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/20

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Inferno: Alexander McQueen As a teenager reading slick, fat fashion bibles which sometimes inspired yet too often only reaffirmed the rank disillusionment I felt with the world, Alexander McQueen was one of my heroes- though I’m sure he would have worn that title like an ill-fitting … Read moreInferno: Alexander McQueen: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/20

Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/18

I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Taste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017 This cookbook is fantastically packed with down-home meals, contributed and tested by real family cooks all over the country to Taste of Home. They’ve included the most sought-after recipes in their repertoire, all in a handy binder. This lets … Read moreTaste of Home Most Requested Recipes 2017: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/18

Mind Stretchers Volumes 1 & 2: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Reader’s Digest Mind Stretchers Vol. 1 & 2 My mom is the crossword aficionado in the family. I buy her the books in bulk and the woman goes through them faster than seems humanly possible. I think it’s a great way to keep your mind active, … Read moreMind Stretchers Volumes 1 & 2: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

Real Life Super Heroes: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Real Life Super Heroes by Nadia Fezzani I actually wasn’t aware of the Real Life Super Hero movement before reading this book. I’ve seen the movie Kick-Ass, which deals with a fictional version of similar issues- everyday people getting fed up with injustice and taking matters … Read moreReal Life Super Heroes: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/17

Soups, Stews & Breads: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/15

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Soups, Stews & Breads by Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks are kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. I love curling up with them the same way I do with gardening seed catalogs in the winter. You can practically see the imagination thought bubble floating above my head … Read moreSoups, Stews & Breads: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/15

Wild Zoo Train: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/15

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I have received sample items to facilitate my post. Wild Zoo Train by Carmela LaVigna Coyle – Illustrated by Steve Gray The bright, fun illustrations featured in Wild Zoo Train grab you right from the front cover. “All aboard!” calls the conductor, and we’re off together on a crazy ride. With a ding ding ding, … Read moreWild Zoo Train: Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! Ends 12/15

Christmas Paper Crafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags & More

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I have received free samples of this product. There was a time when I spent countless hours laboriously crafting my own gift cards and tags. I would pore over photographs, printing out the best ones on a variety of papers for interesting textural and visual effect; I would hand-letter greeting in painstaking calligraphy; I would … Read moreChristmas Paper Crafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags & More

Paper Birds

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Paper Birds  by Ruby Taylor and Kate Smith features 10 fun, feathery friends to pop out and make! This papercraft book is both charming and enchanting.  Each beautifully illustrated project features not only a bird to cut out and create, it includes a portion of their environment so each finished bird has its own little … Read morePaper Birds

Books For Girls To Revolt By

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Almost exactly one year ago, practically everyone I know crumpled over in grief. The people who matter. What were we mourning? The death of everything we believed in. An outraged cry went up, a disbelieving howl of anger and disgust. Words and words and words poured out of me at the time. I was an … Read moreBooks For Girls To Revolt By

Surprise!

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Surprise!  by Mike Henson is a boldly graphic picture book that will delight babies and toddlers. The oversized hardcover edition is nicely proportioned for read-along time. The book features brightly colored drawings with a hand-illustrated feel. The storyline is simple and easy for even the youngest children to follow. It’s Rabbit’s birthday and all of … Read moreSurprise!