How To Sew A Button And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew

Author: Erin Bried
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345518756
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“Waste not, want not” with this guide to saving money, taking heart, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Nowadays, many of us “outsource” basic tasks. Food is instant, ready-made, and processed with unhealthy additives. Dry cleaners press shirts, delivery guys bring pizza, gardeners tend flowers, and, yes, tailors sew on those pesky buttons. But life can be much simpler, sweeter, and richer–and a lot more fun, too! As your grandmother might say, now is not the time to be careless with your money, and it actually pays to learn how to do things yourself!

Practical and empowering, How to Sew a Button collects the treasured wisdom of nanas, bubbies, and grandmas from all across the country–as well as modern-day experts–and shares more than one hundred step-by-step essential tips for cooking, cleaning, gardening, and entertaining, including how to

• polish your image by shining your own shoes
• grow your own vegetables (and stash your bounty for the winter)
• sweeten your day by making your own jam
• use baking soda and vinegar to clean your house without toxic chemicals
• feel beautiful by perfecting your posture
• roll your own piecrust and find a slice of heaven
• fold a fitted sheet to crisp perfection
• waltz without stepping on any toes

Complete with helpful illustrations and brimming with nostalgic charm, How to Sew a Button provides calm and comfort in uncertain times. By doing things yourself, with care and attention, you and your loved ones will feel the pleasing rewards of a job well done.

How To Sew A Button Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew

Author: Erin Bried
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0385365209
Size: 73.86 MB
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Practical and empowering, How to Sew a Button collects the treasured wisdom of nanas, bubbies, and grandmas from all across the country--as well as modern-day experts--and shares more than one hundred step-by-step essential tips for cooking, cleaning, gardening, and entertaining, including how to: •polish your image by shining your own shoes •grow your own vegetables (and stash your bounty for the winter) •sweeten your day by making your own jam •use baking soda and vinegar to clean your house without toxic chemicals •feel beautiful by perfecting your posture •roll your own piecrust and find a slice of heaven •fold a fitted sheet to crisp perfection •waltz without stepping on any toes Complete with helpful illustrations and brimming with nostalgic charm, How to Sew a Button provides calm and comfort in uncertain times. By doing things yourself, with care and attention, you and your loved ones will feel the pleasing rewards of a job well done.

How To Build A Fire And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew

Author: Erin Bried
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525094
Size: 12.14 MB
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A HANDY GUIDE FULL OF HOW-TO TIPS AND SAGE ADVICE FROM GRANDFATHERS
 
As members of the Greatest Generation, our grandfathers were not only defined by the Depression but also by their heroic service to the country in World War II. Courageous, responsible, and involved, they understand sacrifice, hard work, and how to do whatever is necessary to take care of their loved ones. They also know how to have a rollicking good time.

Sensible, fun, and inspiring, How to Build a Fire offers a rare glimpse into the hearts and minds of grandfathers near and far by sharing their practical skills and sweet stories on how to be stronger, smarter, richer, and happier. Inside are more than one hundred essential step-by-step tips for fixing, leading, prospering, playing, and hosting, including how to
 
• buck up and be brave in the face of adversity
• play hard and break in a baseball mitt
• bait a hook and catch a big fish
• look dapper and tie a perfect tie
• get a raise and earn more
• write a love letter and kindle romance
• change a flat tire and save the day
• stand up and give a sparkling toast
• play the harmonica and make your own music
 
Loaded with charming illustrations, good humor, and warm nostalgia, How to Build a Fire is the perfect handbook for guys or gals of any age. The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life.

100 Facts About How To Sew A Button And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew That Even The Cia Doesn T Know

Author: Adam Syers
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 545885828X
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew". Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

How To Sew A Button

Author: Erin Bried
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345520149
Size: 37.99 MB
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“Waste not, want not” with this guide to saving money, taking heart, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

How To Sew A Button

Author: Erin Bried
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345518756
Size: 24.17 MB
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Shares step-by-step instructions for more than 100 basic domestic life skills from building a fire and hemming pants to rolling a pie crust and planting a vegetable garden, in a guide that includes tips for saving money through do-it ...

How To Build A Fire

Author: Erin Bried
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345525108
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The first of its kind, this collection of our grandfathers’ hard-earned wisdom will help you build confidence and get back to what’s really important in life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Useful Book

Author: David Bowers
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761187146
Size: 73.86 MB
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The Useful Book features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes.

100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know

Author: Cindi Leive
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140139647X
Size: 71.89 MB
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And there's more to this cookbook than Engagement Chicken. 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know also includes 99 of the magazine's other most-loved, best-reviewed dishes, all designed to get you exactly what you want in life, exactly when ...

Classic Household Hints

Author: Susan Waggoner
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613122535
Size: 74.78 MB
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Returning to the days of yesteryear to gather hundreds of time- and money-saving tips for everything around the house--from cleaning and organizing to handling food--this book is the perfect gift for nostalgia-hungry baby boomers, soon-to ...

Home Ec 101

Author: Heather Solos
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1440314152
Size: 46.15 MB
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Real Skills for Real Life From keeping your home clean and in good repair to preparing your own food, self-sufficiency rocks.

Red Sky At Night

Author: Jane Struthers
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407029517
Size: 44.71 MB
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If you have ever gazed in awe at stars in the night's sky, tried to catch a perfect snowflake or longed for the comfort of a roaring log fire, then this is the book for you.

Let S Bring Back

Author: Lesley M. M. Blume
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145210350X
Size: 60.13 MB
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The Huffington Post's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks?