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Published by Harvest House Publishers on February 1st 2015
Genres: christian, nonfiction
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Well-known cookbook author and avid blogger Georgia Varozza has collected tidbits of wisdom and hundreds of how-to skills during her life. She's a master food preserver with a passion for all things natural, time-saving, and simple.
Reading this book is like having her as a personal coach to teach you how to be a savvy keeper of your home. After years of use, the baking sheets have built up brown grease deposits. What's the simpler solution to removing those troublesome spots? Want to grow vegetables from seeds? Make an easy, inexpensive cold frame using hay bales to get them started. Plan that road trip with confidence by taking along this list of car games the kids will love.
Whether you're young or mature, married or single, a novice or veteran do-it-yourselfer, you'll find valuable new skills to take from this book and put to good use. With cheery snippets of inspiration and a Scripture verse tucked here and there, all these tips, tricks, and treasures will cultivate a definite "can do" attitude.
I requested this book from net galley because I’m currently obsessing with trying to organize my life, be more productive, and most of all, get more from my day and get more things actually done. I thought saving time would work well with those goals, and I’m all for saving time as well.
I was doubly disappointed with this book. First off all, very few of the tips had anything to do with saving time (for example, raising chickens may be cheaper and healthier in the long run, but certainly won’t save you time). The book was really just general life tips, but unfortunately, every suggestion is common sense stuff that anyone learns just by being an alert, someone intelligent human being. I’m a horrible cook, for example, but the kitchen tips were laughable and weren’t tips at all, just a collection of how to’s. I’ve only been gardening for a couple of years & definitely consider myself a beginner, just learning gardener, yet the gardening/outdoor section was equally laughable.
I’m not sure who this book was trying to target, and I’m sure the author put her heart and soul into this book, but it was a waste of time and effort and every tip is found every day on pinterest without even trying.
(there’s also religious tidbits spread throughout the book; not sure what the point of that was)