Create! A Girl’s Guide to DIY, Doodles, and Design is a book geared toward tween and teen girls. This book is a fabulous guide that features three different categories for crafting and creating. I love that more than one way to create were included because why try just one style of creating when you can embark on all three? Continue reading
The Colortime Crafts and Markers: Halloween Glow-In-The-Dark Tote bag is really cool! It illuminates in darkness after being charged in indoor/outdoor light making it the perfect pick for an evening of trick or treating. Aside from the cool glowing feature, the tote can be customized completely in an array of colors.
Little Loom Weaving by Andreia Gomez is a great book for beginners as well as well seasoned weavers. The book drew me in thanks to the beautifully simplistic looking projects featured on the front and back cover of this title. Home decor that’s handmade in color and design just gives a space that special something whether it be for your own home or as a gift. Continue reading
The New American Herbal by Stephen Orr is a extensive guide that both beginner or advanced herb enthusiast will want to add to their book collection. Whether you like using herbs for the cooking, aromatic properties, medicinal use, or decorative purposes this book covers many of these areas in adequate detail. Many known herbs are obviously included as well as many not so known. There are over 900 entries within this 386 paged book. The full color photos make this book fun to look at and even better for identifying specific herbs.
This book is one I’m thrilled to have. It’s extremely easy to navigate and for that I applaud. A book of such a size with so much information can sometimes seem overwhelming but not this one. The table of content lays out the book as follows; Herb Basics, Herbal Preparations, Garden Projects, Kitchen Projects, and Specialty Herbs. In each of those sections, there’s much to learn from growing advice, DIY projects, recipes, preservation, harvesting, and much more. Following the table of contents is the Herbs A to Z page. There are more than 125 listed. If I want to look up Cilantro, I can easily do so using the A to Z page.
Each herb page has helpful lists, sidebars and sometimes a quote. Each sidebar provides information such as category the Herb falls within, its origin, type, height, other names & varieties, how to grow, season, and safety. Each featured herb section is about 2-3 pages in length. There’s usually a brief history, a recipe depending on the herb, as well as other information that will help you get acquainted with what variety you so chose to learn about. There’s always up-close photos to go with each herb as well as the recipes included.
I feel that this book will help me greatly in my gardening and DIY herb projects. There’s so much helpful informational provided in guiding readers no matter what way they intend on using Herbs or growing them indoor or out. I’m eager to try some of the 40 recipes and crafting projects from herbs I manage to grow myself! The harvesting and growing information I found extremely helpful! I would highly recommend this title! It’s a beautifully complied book full of a plethora of information!
Interested in Purchasing? The New American Herbal can be purchased on Amazon.com as well as other book retailers online and in store. Amazon prices are 11.99 for e-book and $20.22 for paperback.
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.