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The bee-friendly Garden By Kate Frey + Gretchen LeBuhn {Book Review}

9781607747635The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey & Gretchen LeBuhn is a book I’m proud to not just display on my shelf but to turn too often when deciding what to plant in my yard. This book starts out explaining the importance of bees for our gardening and how they are needed to achieve a well nourished and thriving food source. It goes on to explain the recent colony collapse of bees and the steps one can take whether located in the city or country in making a positive impact to help restore this growing global problem.

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The Perfect Egg: A Fresh Take on Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night {Cookbook Review}

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I’m the proud owner of six soon to be laying hens. My family loves eating eggs but in personally knowing one can only have fried, scrambled, or boiled eggs so often before becoming bored, I needed some new go to suggestions. The Perfect Egg: A Fresh Take on Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night cookbook has been a God-send. This book is a well of information and offers up over 70 fresh ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and desserts. I appreciate the work the authors have done in taking something as simple as an Egg and spotlighted it’s wonderful diversity to please even the most picky of palettes.

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Adventure Time Crafts: Flippin’ Adorable Stuff to Make from the Land of Ooo {Book Review}

 

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Expressing your appreciation and total love of Adventure Time has never been so fun! If you call yourself a crafty person and tend to dabble in a little bit of everything in the craft world, you’ll love this offering! The bright and cheerful crafts perfectly embody these well loved characters from the Land of Ooo! Sure as a fan you could go out and purchase pre-made accessories and decor but there’s really something special about making it yourself!

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There are 23 projects total in this book. What kind of crafting? Well, there’s sewing, crochet, knitting, needle felting, sculpting, painting, and more. The craft pattern categories are Total Toytopia, Bling-A-Ding-Ding, Rhombus Home Decor, & Geek Chic Fashion. Crafters can create felt finger puppets, plushies, jewelery of all kinds, wall art, super cute nail art, pillow, cozies, and much more! I really like the variety!

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The patterns are very easy to follow! What I love is before you start a project, each is talked about. That just gives it a more personal touch in which I quite desire in any instructional arts & craft book! Next there’s a “You’ll Need Area” followed by the numbered steps to create the project. Some of the patterns have detailed illustrations as well as full color photographs. Throughout the book there are helpful Adventure Tips to encourage you to try another method if you aren’t comfortable with a certain technique. You’ll also find characters from the show on many of the quoting memorable lines from the show.

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One of my favorite and by far the simplest project in the book is the BMO’s 8-Bit Fuse Bead Coasters! There are six designs for these and so easy that younger kids could create them with little help. It’s an excellent craft to do during a Adventure Time marathon to me? Who couldn’t use another coaster or two? But really, you don’t have to stop there. How about a Slumber Party where you have a painting nails sessions and follow the Oh My Glob, Nail Art pattern? If you love to cosplay, the are many projects you can use to create an amazing outfit! There’s no doubt that much creative fun is to be had!

Other things to note is that the book helpfully explains where to buy supplies for the crafts and there are templates that can be copied and enlarged per pattern instructions. The back of the book features a section of helpful website links such as crafty websites to show off your work and the links to the D.I.Y Heroes whom are the artist that created the wonderful projects found within!

Adventure Time Crafts is an awesome craft book that fans of any age is sure to enjoy! If your up for a challenge and an amazing adventure in crafting, you’ll be certainly pleased! I know, I was!

Interested in Purchasing?  Adventure Time Crafts: Flippin’ Adorable Stuff to Make from the Land of Ooo can be purchased in paperback ($13.89) or digital format ($11.84).

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Disclosure: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.  The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience of the title.

 

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