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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Get Healthier with Clean Eating Recipes

I wasn’t totally sure what “Clean Eating” was until I read the intro to this book. I thought it was some Vegetarian diet, but I was wrong. The book explains that there are vegetarian dishes included in the diet, but there are also meat dishes. The primary thing is that the ingredients do not include processed foods. The book did a great job at explaining what processed foods are and how to avoid them. The book also has many delicious recipes. There are those for breakfast, salads with dressings, meat recipes including poultry, seafood and other meats, stir fry recipes, snacks including sweets, and even some Anti-Inflammatory and Ketogenic recipes. I particularly like the chapter with recipes for what you would normally consider processed foods that are ingredients put in individual dishes. This includes things like applesauce, hot sauce, broth, nut butters, ketchup, oyster sauce and marmalade. I thought I would have problems listening to the recipes, but they are so easy to make, you just switch on the recipe you like and make it right along with the delightful narrator. The recipes are simply delicious and easy to make. You will be able to eat clean with this book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Everything About Hair and How To Make It Look Grea

I really love this book and have tried many of the applications for hair and they really worked for me. This book gives you recipes on making your own hair care products including shampoos, conditioners, rinses, styling aids and more. The shampoo chapter is worth the price of the whole book. You get recipes for foaming, non-foaming and dry shampoos. The Black Tea and Sage shampoo kept my friends hair from turning a mousy gray color and actually brought back some of the dark color. I love the coconut milk shampoo and it made my hair shiny and soft. You will find ways to make conditions using things from the grocery store, kitchen and drug store. I loved the avocado conditioner, but you will find recipes using banana to yogurt. There are rinses including apple cider and lemon juice rinse that take out any build up and make hair shiny, manageable and squeaky clean. Loosing your hair or it won't grow? You will find many options that might just help including almond oil, rosemary and coconut oil. The hairspray made from sugar really did not attract flies and worked relatively well, but we made styling gel from one of the recipes and my cousin spiked his hair with it. There is a chapter on old wives tales concerning hair. Learn the truth about wearing hats, fear making your hair turn gray or using rainwater. The book also has secrets that celebrities and hair dresses as well as pioneer women used to make their hair look its best. It gives tips on keeping hair shiny, how to straighten and how to curl hair. The best thing is that you know exactly what is going on your hair instead of trusting commercial products with all kinds of harsh chemicals in them. I suggest this book for anyone that has hair.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Make Your Home A Delightful Place To Be

This book helps you organize and clean your house with ease and even gives you recipes on how to make your own cleaning solutions. This is important to me because I have a child that seems to be allergic to all cleaning solutions except the ones I make. Learn how to make your own all-purpose cleaner, floor cleaners, window cleaners, carpet cleaner, and more. Learn how to make potpourri and other things that make your home smell lovely. Keep your pantry organized and stop wasting food with the suggestions in this book. Keep your kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms neat and tidy and learn tips on keeping kids toys and electronics from encroaching on your living area. Keep laundry clean, without stains and use the suggestions in this book to keep clothing and linens in shape. There is even a chapter on home finances that I found very informative and will use many of the tips to save money. I would recommend this book to anyone who owns or rents a home and has a desire to keep things simple and tidy.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-18

Who Knew Ketogenic Recipes Could Be So Delicious

I do not think I will be missing anything on this diet primarily because of the recipes in this book. They all look so delicious. This book explains how the Ketogenic diet works and give examples of meal plans that work with the diet. The book has recipes for appetizers, soups and stews and salads. Main dish recipes include those made with beef, poultry, pork, lamb and seafood. There are also ways to make sauces and condiments, vegetables and more in this book. I love that the author gave many "faux" recipes for those of us that might find it hard to lay off the carbs. There is fake mashed potatoes, faux potato salad, macaroni and cheese with cauliflower instead of pasta. I've tried about 20 of the recipes so far and all of them are delicious. The zucchini fries are a favorite of my family along with the tater tots that are not made out of potatoes at all. The only thing you won't get from this book is weight gain because all of the recipes work with the ketogenic diet to make you lose weight and eat healthier.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-16-17

So Many Crafts, Not Enough Time

There are 300 crafts in this book that I want to make. Many times you get a craft book and can use about half of it. This one has great ideas and the instructions are easy to understand, even when listening to it. The craft supplies aren't extraordinarily expensive either. It was like the author tried to keep it inexpensive, but you still can create beautiful crafts. The book starts out with how to organize a craft area and gives great ideas on setting up large or small spaces. There is something for everyone in this book. There are fabric crafts, ideas on scrapbooking, how to paint just about anything, how to make fragrant crafts like potpourri and candles, wood crafts, how to sculpt or model with clay, resin and more, making crafts with washi, masking and other tapes, how to make things with buttons, jewelry making, using yarn including knitting and crocheting, crafts for kids and things to make for any holiday you might celebrate. The author did a great job in making instructions easy and the reader makes sure you understand everything. All in all, a great book for crafters of all ages.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-17

So Many Great Recipes From Which to Choose

With 125 recipes from which to choose, you will have a hard time deciding what to make for dinner. The best thing is, everything from appetizers to condiments are made in a crock pot. Just put everything in in the morning and let it cook while you are at work. A minimum of time is spent getting dinner ready and it should be on the table within minutes. Need to take something to a pot luck dinner or need appetizers to stay hot. Use the crockpot and the recipes in this book for a no fuss experience. The book starts with appetizers and you must try the Buffalo Chicken Dip. The soup and stew chapter is great for winter eating and if I had to choose one of my favorites, it would be the French Onion Soup. My favorite from the beef and lamb chapter is the creamy and delicious slow cooker stroganoff and I had no idea you could cook a glazed ham in a crockpot, but you can and it is delectable. My family went crazy over the Louisiana Gumbo recipe in the seafood chapter and the stuffed manicotti was beyond delicious in the pasta section. There is even a chapter of vegetarian dishes and I love the curried couscous and vegetables. I did not know you could French toast in a crockpot and this one has chocolate chips in it. This is just one of the delicious breakfast recipes and for lunch you should try the roast beef sandwich recipe. I was impressed with the peanut butter fudge and bread pudding recipe in the dessert chapter and I have been making my own ketchup, spaghetti sauce, salsa and taco sauce found in the Sauces and Condiments chapter. You can make just about anything with a crockpot and this book proves it.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-17

Most Concise Book about Project Management Ever

This is the most comprehensive book on project management I have ever seen. I purchased the audio book so I could listen to it on the way to and from work, but I believe I will be purchasing the print book since it is such a valuable reference tool. This book teaches you what project management is, all the strategies, techniques, procedures, analysis and includes different documents needed for project management and what needs to be on them. It tells you everything that is needed to produce a successful project from beginning to completion. It tells you what you need to produce to close the project, how to manage the people on the team, every conceivable step to a project, tools you can use and how to evaluate the project during and after it is done. The book details the qualities of a project manager and if you don’t have those qualities, how you can develop them. The book explains who does what in a team and where to find information needed to complete a project. I had no idea that there was so much to project management and this book will definitely help me to manage projects, and life in general, better

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-17

Everything to make your own personal paradise

Learn how to do everything from cleaning your home, making it smell good, providing snacks for guests, making family and friends comfortable, and even making your pets happy. This book came in handy while I prepared for guests, but I found the tips stuck with me for my everyday cleaning routine. My home is so relaxing now that we can't wait to come home to our paradise at the end of the day.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-16

Exciting Epic Fantasy Adventure About a Young Bard

If you could sum up The Bard's Tale: A Mysterious Journey in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, Enjoyable, Fun

Who was your favorite character and why?

Vygarast, the young bard was my favorite character. He was a believable person and you wanted him to succeed in order to save his father. He seemed like the kind of person that was honorable and likable and you didn't want anything bad to happen to him.

Which character – as performed by Jason Damron – was your favorite?

Azore Frostyhill, the fairy Vygarest teams up with was my favorite performed by Jason Damron. The voice he gave the fairy was oddly almost female and the narrator did a great job ad differentiating this particular voice. It sounded like a fairy should.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Quest for Life

Any additional comments?

The book kept my attention and wanting more. I wish it was a little bit longer and the characters would have more escapades on their journey. The action scenes, especially the fight with an ogre were especially well written. It kept you on the edge of your seat and the narrator did an excellent job at keeping my attention. The end of the book left you hanging in mid air wondering what is coming next, but that is what it is supposed to do so you want the next book and I do want it. I guess the author did his job well.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-16

Learn to Stop Acid Reflux with These Suggestions

If you have acid reflux, the suggestions in this book will help you stop it in its tracks. There are dietary suggestions, exercise suggestions and suggestions on intake of fluids that will help the problem. There is a whole chapter on supplements you can use and medications that are over the counter and prescriptions. Different therapies including biofeedback and energy therapy are explained. The book tells you what kind of tests the doctor might take in order to find how bad the problem is and what to expect. I especially appreciated the part about remedies including honey, apples, vinegar and others and found it very helpful. If you have acid reflux, you really need to listen to this book. The narrator is simply excellent and gets all the good points across with his voice inflection and does not make it boring. The book helped me break the cycle and my issues are not near as bad as they were before.

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