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Home Sweet Home: Rediscovering the Joys of Domesticity with Classic Household Projects and Recipesby Sarah Tomczak
Synopses & Reviews
In our modern age of rampant consumerism, we are losing touch with the traditional domestic activities that previous generations took for granted. We buy everything we needand#8212;and much that we donand#8217;tand#8212;rather than making new or making do. We no longer know how to sew a button, darn a hole, or iron properly. However, while vacuum cleaners and washing machines might be a godsend, can we favorably compare a mass-produced holidayand#160;decoration fromand#160;a superstoreand#160;with a gorgeous home-made winter wreath?
Home Sweet Home brings you 100 simple, traditional projects and advice that will reintroduce you to the joy of making things by hand and the pleasure of a home filled with individuality and charm. From making all-natural surface cleaner and removing stains to cooking the perfect Sunday roast, to laying a table and hosting a party, this sweet little book will not only help you create a cozy home but will also save you money. Today, a whole new generation is discovering the value, and pleasure, of making things for themselves, their homes, and their families.
Whether starting out in your first apartment or buying a house, this book will help you make it feel like home, with projects that teach you how make comforting foods, keep it clean and organized, and decorate with beauty, personality, and warmth. From hanging a picture to mixing up the perfect mojito, you can create the right environment for spending time with friends and family.
About the Author
Sarah Tomczak has written for publications in both New York and London, including Us Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Sugar, and The Mail on Sunday. With four books under her belt, including the successfuland#160;How to Live Like aand#160;Lady, she is currently the Entertainment Editor at Glamour, in London. Visit her blog at jackieormarilyn.blogspot.com.
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