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Penny Saving Household Helper: 500 Little Ways to Save Big

This handy guide resurrects the fine art of frugal housekeeping with over 500 tips on saving money throughout the home and garden. Learn creative ways to cut back, pinch pennies, reduce, recycle, and re-use. Want to save on the grocery bill? Buy the whole chicken rather than individual cuts. Get more wear out of your wardrobe? Add a dash of salt to the washer to keep your darks from fading in the laundry. Lovely vintage-inspired line drawings and a beautiful foil-stampedcloth cover make this an ideal stocking stuffer or newlywed gift. Best of all, Penny Saving Household Helperis a bargain in and of itself. At $12.95, it's just a little over two cents per tip!

Living with Plants: A Guide to Indoor Gardening

Houseplants offer the perfect solution to the urban dweller lacking in space - indoor and outdoor. They are an easy and exciting way to transform the look and feel of your home, even if you are living in a space no bigger than a shoebox. As well as improving the air quality of your home - necessary when living in a busy smog-filled city - caring for plants is the perfect way to relax and de-stress, improving your quality of life. Living with Plants will teach you how to create bespoke beautiful botanics for your home or even your office. Offering you over 30 innovative projects, you will be guided on the different ways you can green-up your living space: from moss wall hangings, potted plants, air plants, water plants, hanging baskets, terrariums, and more. Each project can be adapted to use equipment you already have at home, as well as teaching you ways you can upcycle your own pots, containers, plant stands, and wall hangings. It covers all the basics from soil propagation, watering, pruning, and cutting, to useful tips and tricks on how to revive and maintain your plants. Discover which plant is best for which room as well as inspiring ways you can dress up your home for a celebration or party. This is your one-stop shop to creating a beautiful botanical living space on a budget.

Glass Gardens: Easy Terrariums, Aeriums, and Aquariums for Your Home or Office

Not everyone can be Martha Stewart, and luckily you don’t need to be to create beautiful terrariums to display in your space or to give as a gift. With simple instructions and a relaxed and pleasant tone, Glass Gardens speaks to the beginner terrarium-maker as a best friend would over a cup of coffee or tea. You won’t find any overly elaborate or complicated projects here! With just a few supplies and a small amount of time, you’ll have a gorgeous centerpiece to display or give away. Learn how to create stunning, easy-to-maintain terrariums with cacti and succulents, as well as water terrariums (aquariums) with plants you can buy at your local pet store and air terrariums (aeriums), which are by far the easiest type of terrarium to create and keep alive. In Glass Gardens, you’ll be given lists of supplies you’ll need as well as information on where to find them in addition to tips and tricks about the best ways to keep your plants alive and thriving. Easy, step-by-step instructions and detailed photos will have you designing your own glass gardens before you know it.

Gardening: Essential Beginners Guide to Organic Vegetable Gardening & Growing Organic Vegetables From Home (Vertical Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, ... Gardening, Perrenial Vegetables) (Volume 1)

FREE Gardening books inside - Get my future books for free, information inside! Are you interested in starting your own organic vegetable garden from home? Do you want to learn about ways to optimally grow your vegetables? Seeking inspiration and information on vegetable gardening or organic gardening in general? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, “ Gardening: Essential Beginners Guide to Gardening ” is the book for you! This book was designed as an introduction book and has specifically been written from a beginner’s perspective. Anyone interested to learn about optimizing their organic vegetable harvest and successfully maintaining a vegetable garden will be able to enjoy this book. What Will I Learn From This Book? The following topics are covered in this book: How and what to grow in your vegetable garden (with supporting images) Extensive information on grow requirements for organic vegetables How to achieve optimal soil conditions and which soil to choose Finding the perfect location and tools for your organic vegetable garden Useful information on gardening variations, such as container gardening, vertical gardening and square foot gardening Essential tips on how to optimize your organic vegetable garden with natural organic methods What common mistakes to avoid when starting your home garden These are just SOME of the topics that are covered in this book! Starting an organic vegetable garden is not only a lifestyle choice, it is also a healthy choice. Freshly harvested organic vegetables are packed with healthy vitamins, minerals and other building blocks for a super-healthy lifestyle. Having your own garden is also both a great learning project for children, as well as a lovely outdoor hobby for adults. Discover the opportunities of the gardening life… This book will introduce you to a world where you will see vegetables in a different light. Forget those perfectly shaped, processed and pre-packaged vegetables from your local supermarket, naturally produced vegetables are way more versatile and tasty! After starting out with some of the guidelines discussed in this book, it will be a piece of cake for you to branch out into a large vegetable garden full of delicious, fresh and homemade foods. Interested to learn more? Scroll to the top of the page and select the Add to Cart button to start learning about vegetable gardening! --- Tags: Organic vegetable garden, gardening for beginners, vegetable home garden, organic gardening, home garden, backyard farm, urban homestead, DIY, permaculture, self sufficiency, homesteading, perennial vegetables, herbal garden, gardening books, berries, canning, food preservation, tomatoes, carrots, beets, beginners gardening, horticulture, landscape, botanical, plant, square foot gardening.

Drink Your Own Garden: A Homebrew Guide Using Your Garden Ingredients

Drink up, with this fully revised and wonderfully imaginative guide to making the most of your garden produce. The 140 recipes here range from fruit and berry wines to beer and honey mead, as well as nonalcoholic juices, cordials, and teas. It includes guidelines for every step; advice on equipment, ingredients, and what to grow when; and a list of potential problems and remedies, accompanied by attractive vintage-style color illustrations.

The Home Book: Practical Advice and Clever Ideas for Cleaning, Repairing and Organising Your House and Garden

What are the best ways to defeat rising damp, combat yellowing cotton and fix noisy water pipes? Full of invaluable and easy-to-follow advice for indoors and out, The Home Book has all the answers for you. The Home Book provides simple techniques for cleaning, maintaining and repairing your home. Save money using The Home Book's own recipes for household disinfectants and follow the invaluable stain removal tips—did you know you can get rid of lipstick stains with kerosene and use milk when removing ink on cotton? Other handy hints are great for the environment as well as your budget, such as running your fridge between 3 degrees oC and 5 degrees oC to reduce electricity costs. Tips on growing herbs, making your own straw compost and tending a worm garden will guarantee you get the best out of your outdoor space, whether it's a garden or apartment balcony. Every home will benefit from this book that is packed with clever ideas, practical information and helpful hints. The Home Book is an indispensable DIY manual.

Making Concrete Pots, Bowls, and Platters: 35 stylish and simple projects for the home and garden

Create 35 beautiful planters, decorations, and gifts—all using concrete. Create 35 beautiful planters, decorations, and gifts—all using concrete. Follow Hester van Overbeek's simple tutorials to make a huge range of unique concrete projects. You will find everything you need to know—what type of concrete to buy, how to use it, and how to decorate it—explained in a comprehensive techniques section. From there you can make chic and on-trend home accessories such as upside-down plant pots, a concrete vase with a wooden base, serving platters, a letter-shaped bookend, fruit bowls, and much more.

Kirstenbosch: The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa

Kirstenbosch is a name that resonates round the world as the home of a uniquely rich flora in a setting of unsurpassed beauty, and in 2013 Kirstenbosch celebrates its 100th anniversary. This centenary publication tells the story of its establishment, its setbacks and triumphs, its benefactors and heroes. It outlines the Garden's scientific eminence – as the repository of knowledge on our prized flora – and details the many attractions that make it a favorite destination for South Africans and visitors alike. With a finely crafted text by acclaimed ecologist Brian Huntley, and lavishly illustrated with photographs and artworks that tell the history and reflect the beauty of the Garden, this will be a sought-after volume – a quality memento for visitors to Kirstenbosch and a keepsake for the many thousands of locals who flock there annually. Beautifully presented in a colorful dustjacket, this book will be a tasteful, all-occasions gift, and one to cherish.

Homegrown Pantry: A Gardener’s Guide to Selecting the Best Varieties & Planting the Perfect Amounts for What You Want to Eat Year-Round

Now that you’ve mastered gardening basics, you want to enjoy your bounty year-round, right? Homegrown Pantry picks up where beginning gardening books leave off, with in-depth profiles of the 55 most popular crops — including beans, beets, squash, tomatoes, and much more — to keep your pantry stocked throughout the year. Each vegetable profile highlights how many plants to grow for a year’s worth of eating, and which storage methods work best for specific varieties. Author Barbara Pleasant culls tips from decades of her own gardening experience and from growers across North America to offer planting, care, and harvesting refreshers for every region and each vegetable. Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner GWA Media Awards Silver Award Winner

Homegrown Herb Garden: A Guide to Growing and Culinary Uses

Take your home cooking to the next level by incorporating fresh homegrown herbs! You don't need lots of space for a huge herb garden, and you don't need to spend a lot of money on fresh herbs at the grocery store or farmers' market. With Homegrown Herb Garden, you can choose the herb or herbs you will use the most and build your herb garden around them. Start with an overview of how to grow, harvest, and store herbs. Then, learn how to handle each herb and what flavors they work well with. The culinary section includes how to prepare and use your herbs, plus savory and sweet recipes to feature them in. Choose your favorite herbs, learn to grow them successfully, and never be at a loss for what to do with them!

Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies

Maintain a beautiful garden with chickens? Easy. Chickens are great gardening assistants, with lots of benefitsfor a home garden and landscape—from soil-building tomanaging pests and weeds. Home gardens can be great chickenhabitats if designed well, and Gardening with Free-RangeChickens For Dummies provides a plain-English guide withstep-by-step guidance for creating a gorgeous chicken-friendlylandscape that helps the chickens and the garden thrive. Gardening with Free-Range Chicken For Dummies offersguidance and step-by-step instructions for designing andimplementing a host of different chicken garden plans. Plus, you'llget detailed information on the best plants and landscapingmaterials for your chicken garden (and the ones to avoid), seasonalconsiderations, attractive fencing options, predator and pestcontrol, and much more. An excellent supplement to Raising Chickens For Dummiesand Building Chicken Coops For Dummies A plain-English guide with step-by-step guidance for creating achicken garden Advice on how to manage chickens while maintaining a beautifulgarden If you're looking for step-by-step advice on building a chickengarden, Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies hasyou covered.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 5: Language

The fifth volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores language and dialect in the South, including English and its numerous regional variants, Native American languages, and other non-English languages spoken over time by the region's immigrant communities. Among the more than sixty entries are eleven on indigenous languages and major essays on French, Spanish, and German. Each of these provides both historical and contemporary perspectives, identifying the language's location, number of speakers, vitality, and sample distinctive features. The book acknowledges the role of immigration in spreading features of Southern English to other regions and countries and in bringing linguistic influences from Europe and Africa to Southern English. The fascinating patchwork of English dialects is also fully presented, from African American English, Gullah, and Cajun English to the English spoken in Appalachia, the Ozarks, the Outer Banks, the Chesapeake Bay Islands, Charleston, and elsewhere. Topical entries discuss ongoing changes in the pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of English in the increasingly mobile South, as well as naming patterns, storytelling, preaching styles, and politeness, all of which deal with ways language is woven into southern culture.

Emerging Hispanicized English in the Nuevo New South: Language Variation in a Triethnic Community (Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics)

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary language shift and identity in a language community in the mid-Atlantic South to offer a unique window into ethnic dialect formation and sociolinguistic processes underpinning dialect acquisition. Drawing on data collected from over 100 interviews of members North Carolina Hispanicized English speakers in Durham, North Carolina, the book employs a quantitative approach and uses statistical software in analyzing the data collected to focus on the sociolinguistic variable of past tense unmarking to explore sociolinguistic processes at work in English language learner variation. The focus on a specific variable allows for the opportunity to explore specific processes in more detail, including the ways in which speakers accommodate regional and ethnic varieties of their peers and the internal and environmental factors guiding dialect acquisition. Illuminating new facets to the processes of language learning, language contact, and ethnolect emergence, this volume is key reading for students and researchers in second language acquisition and variationist sociolinguistics.

The Mayan Languages (Routledge Language Family Series)

The Mayan Languages presents a comprehensive survey of the language family associated with the Classic Mayan civilization (AD 200–900), a family whose individual languages are still spoken today by at least six million indigenous Maya in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. This unique resource is an ideal reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Mayan languages and linguistics. Written by a team of experts in the field, The Mayan Languages presents in-depth accounts of the linguistic features that characterize the thirty-one languages of the family, their historical evolution, and the social context in which they are spoken. The Mayan Languages: provides detailed grammatical sketches of approximately a third of the Mayan languages, representing most of the branches of the family; includes a section on the historical development of the family, as well as an entirely new sketch of the grammar of "Classic Maya" as represented in the hieroglyphic script; provides detailed state-of-the-art discussions of the principal advances in grammatical analysis of Mayan languages; includes ample discussion of the use of the languages in social, conversational, and poetic contexts. Consisting of topical chapters on the history, sociolinguistics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse structure, and acquisition of the Mayan languages, this book will be a resource for researchers and other readers with an interest in historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology, language acquisition, and linguistic typology.

Language: Its Structure and Use

Whatever you do and wherever you go, you use language to interact. This text explains what human language is and how it works, giving you a look into the multiple fascinating and surprising facets of this uniquely human trait. You'll find many opportunities to ask your own questions and explore the language in use all around you.

Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition (Routledge Language Handbooks)

The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition introduces major current approaches in Arabic second language acquisition (SLA) research and offers empirical findings on crucial aspects and issues to do with the learning of Arabic as a foreign language and Arabic SLA. It brings together leading academics in the field to synthesize existing research and develops a new framework for analyzing important topics within Arabic SLA. This handbook will be suitable as a reference work for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars actively researching in this area and is primarily relevant to sister disciplines within teacher training and Arabic applied linguistics. The themes and findings should, however, also be attractive to other areas of study, including theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognition, and cognitive psychology.

Case and Grammatical Relations Across Languages: The Genitive

This volume, the fifth in the series Case and Grammatical Relations across Languages, is devoted to genitive constructions in a range of Indo-European languages (Russian, French, Romanian, German and Swedish), as well as Finnish, Bantu languages and Northern Akhvakh (Northeast Caucasian). Definitions of genitives typically start out from the notion of an inflectional marker, often suffixal, that marks dependency relations of a noun phrase with respect to another noun phrase and conveys possessive meaning. The contributions in this volume demonstrate a huge range of variation in genitives, semantically (from possessive meaning to generalized dependency), morphologically (from affixes to different types of clitics) and syntactically (from adnominal uses to argument relations and adjunct uses). The volume contains both general surveys of genitives and case studies of the semantics, pragmatics and historical development of specific genitive constructions. It will be of interest to scholars and students in syntax, semantics, morphology, typology, and historical linguistics.

Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks

This volume advances our understanding of how word structure in terms of affix ordering is organized in the languages of the world. A central issue in linguistic theory, affix ordering receives much attention amongst the research community, though most studies deal with only one language. By contrast, the majority of the chapters in this volume consider more than one language and provide data from typologically diverse languages, some of which are examined for the first time. Many chapters focus on cases of affix ordering that challenge linguistic theory with such phenomena as affix repetition and variable ordering, both of which are shown to be neither rare nor typical only of lesser-studied languages with unstable grammatical organization, as previously assumed. The book also offers an explicit discussion on the non-existence of phonological affix ordering, with a focus on mobile affixation, and one on the emergence of affix ordering in child language, the first of its kind in the literature. Repetitive operations, undesirable in many theories, are frequent in early child language and seem to serve as trainings for morphological decomposition and affix stacking. Thus, the volume also raises important questions regarding the general architecture of grammar and the nature and side effects of our theoretical assumptions.

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