Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It: The D.I.Y. Guide to the Good Life

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 10, 2010 - House & Home - 288 pages
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In this D.I.Y. guide to the good life, readers learn how to edit their lives, since in the long run, less is more — pedal now or paddle later! Readers and their families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime. The best things in life are free — or very nearly free — and author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom. Based on a sensible foundation of global responsibility and foresight for the next seven generations, Billee Sharp's philosophy is compelling. From the radical common sense introduction to the practical how-tos and yummy recipes, Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It is a step-by-step handbook to revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life in the process. Learn how to start a community garden and to seed share, ditch the grass and raise organic veggies in the front lawn, eco-clean the house with lemons and lavender cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, organize a trade-for-what-you-want free flea market, and cook meals for pennies.
 

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User Review  - BarbWebb - LibraryThing

Five minutes into this book, I was hooked. Even though I'm a frugal-savvy gal already, I still found plenty of new ideas, websites, crafts, recipes, and some reminders of things I knew but needed a ... Read full review

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The pleasing visual get-up and the contents of this books hooked me to read all that was available in this limited preview. However, all that I have been able to see is good enough for me to buy it.
What impresses me most is the no non-sense writing style. With so much going around in her life, I wonder how Billee Sharp got all the time to put together such a nice book (that I would have written myself, if I was that capable).
 

Contents

Revolutionary Budgeting Taking Control of Your Resources
1
Health Is Wealth
17
Through the Looking Glass Seeing Stuff Differently
51
Homely Habitats
77
Grow It Get On My Land
115
Eat Drink and Be Merry
157
Homemade Holidays
221
Living the Good Life
255
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ANNE MARIE SANTOS, Lu Anne's daughter, lives in Arlington, VA.

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