The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking: Decorating, Dining and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency--on a Budget!

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Harper Collins, May 24, 2011 - House & Home - 288 pages
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“I am a hugefan! Kate Payne has nailed it in this humorous and creative guide for fabulous,chic and easy-on-the-wallet ideas for your home. . . . another must have for mygirlfriends.” —Kim Barnouin,co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Skinny Bitch 

“Anencouraging, non-perfectionist, step-by-step guide for creating a pleasurablehome without killing yourself (or the planet).” —Sally Schneider, Founder of TheImprovisedLife.com,and author of The Improvisational Cook

Artist, creator,and self described “half-assed domestic goddess” KatePayne delivers a savvy and resourceful guide to creative home living. With aknowledgeable, encouraging, and no-nonsense tone, the Brooklyn-bred, Austin-baseddomestic guru dispenses her need-to-know advice on thrift stores, flea markets,Craigslist, interior design, decorating, cooking, crafting, and the best waysto embrace an artistic lifestyle.

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User Review  - ashleyk44 - LibraryThing

Although this had some good information, it wasn't quite was I was hoping for. This is better suited to someone just out of college, or who has never really lived on their own. Read full review

THE HIP GIRL'S GUIDE TO HOMEMAKING: Decorating, Dining, and the Gratifying Pleasures of Self-Sufficiency--On a Budget!

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Simple instructions for how to make the household apron fit the frame of your life.Proving that you don't need fancy equipment or a doctorate degree in home economics to be a successful homemaker ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Kate Payne is a former nanny, after-hours poet, occasional painter, and writer. She is the founder of the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking website, author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, and a frequent contributor to Edible Austin magazine, AOL's Kitchen Daily, and a number of DIY, décor, and cooking websites. She teaches classes at culinary institutions and Whole Foods Market.

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