Monday, March 18, 2019

book chat - The Natural Apothecary

Today, I'm sharing three books by Penny Stanway, Expected publication: March 19th 2019 by Nourish.


The Natural Apothecary: Baking Soda 

This is a good resource for those looking for more natural remedies for cleaning and health. I've been cleaning with baking soda and vinegar for years and this book has given me more ideas for using baking soda.

The Natural Apothecary: Lemons

Another good resource for anyone looking for more natural remedies for health, beauty and cleaning. Recipes and instructions for use are included along with advice on buying or growing your own lemons.

The Natural Apothecary: Apple Cider Vinegar

Another good resource for anyone interested in using more natural remedies to get and stay healthy, though many of the health claims are anecdotal or based on small studies. Recipes and instructions for use for healthy, beauty and cleaning are included along with instruction for choosing premade or even making your own apple cider vinegar.
Thank you to Nourish and Netgalley for the opportunity to read these books in exchange for my honest reviews.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

book chat - Rediscovering Travel

Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious

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Monday, March 4, 2019

book chat - East Meets Vegan

I love that there are so many great vegan cookbooks to choose from these days. I especially love when one truly stands out from the pack!


East Meets Vegan by Sasha Gill, Expected publication: March 5th 2019 by The Experiment
Oh my. A whole book of Asian recipes that are all vegan? Yes, please! There are recipes from India, Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia, China and Japan, making for a huge variety of foods to tempt the home cook. The accompanying photos are very well done. There are so many recipes here I want to try. I'll definitely be adding a copy of this one to my permanent collection when it's published!
Thank you to The Experiment and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

book chat - Living Decor

Living Decor: Design Tips and Home Projects Featuring Botanicals

Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Cool Springs Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

book chat - Living Simply

Living Simply: A Teen Guide to Minimalism

Thank you to Lerner Publishing Group and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

book chat - Seven at Sea

Seven at Sea: Why a New York City Family Cast Off Convention for a Life-Changing Year on a Sailboat

Expected publication: March 5th 2019 by Shadow Mountain
I thoroughly enjoyed traveling along with the Ortons on their family adventure! Erik, Emily and their five children decide to learn to sail and this leads eventually to the purchase of a catamaran they rename Fezywig and a 5,000 mile adventure lasting nearly a year. Not every couple, let alone a family this size, could stand so much closeness; this family not only survives intact but grows through the shared experience and trials and joys along the way. The reader is treated to the whole experience, both the highs and lows. The Ortons travel to some amazing places, but also get stuck waiting on boat repairs and weather and have to rethink their plans and expectations. Through this process, they all learn to slow down and take life as it comes. There is no sugarcoating here. Life on a boat can be dangerous, but without risk, there is no reward. Living the life of a cruiser is not for everyone, but this family inspires with their willingness to break out of the mold and try on a new lifestyle.
Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

book chat - Watcher in the Woods

Watcher in the Woods (Rockton #4)

Thank you to St. Martin's Press and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.