Books

Beginner Organic Gardening – The Easy Way

Beginner Organic Gardening – The Easy Way is a simple, step-by-step guide to help beginner gardeners grow their own vegetables naturally. In this book, we cover everything you need to know to go from seed to harvest to have a successful beginner garden, including tips for planting seeds and seedlings, how to water, how to build healthy soil, companion planting, and more.

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Heritage Cooking: Historic Recipes for Modern Kitchens

Heritage Cooking: Historic Recipes for Modern KitchensHeritage Cooking is a collection of old-fashioned recipes from antique cookbooks. The recipes all date back to the mid-19th century, and I’ve included the original recipe as well as a modern adaptation. These recipes use real ingredients prepared in traditional ways and include breakfast dishes, soups and stews, main dishes, breads, and desserts.

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These are all books that I love and recommend. Some of them were written by my friends and fellow bloggers, and others are just great books that I’ve really enjoyed and found helpful.

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Natural Living


Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore

By Jerry Mack Johnson

A grand encyclopedia of country lore by famed Texas folklorist Jerry Mack Johnson, covering water witching, maple syruping, weather wisdom, country remedies and herbal cures, cleaning solutions, pest purges, bird migrations and animal lore, firewood essentials, adobe making and bricklaying, leather working, plant dyes, farm foods, natural teas and tonics, granola, bread making, beer brewing and winemaking, jams and jellies, canning and preserving, sausage making and meat smoking, drying foods, down-home toys, papermaking, candle crafting, homemade soaps and shampoos, Christmas wreaths and decorations, butter and cheese making, fishing and hunting secrets, and much more.Find out more here.


Cleaning RecipesDIY NONTOXIC CLEANING RECIPES

By Heather Dessinger of Mommypotamus

There’s no shortage of Do-It-Yourself cleaning supply recipes available on the web and e-books already on sale. However, if you’ve ever tried a homemade recipe and been disappointed you already know that many of them simply don’t work. Dish detergents often leave cloudy, spotted glasses. Laundry detergents just don’t perform like commercial brands. Fortunately, chances are you were closer to a great recipe than you thought! Find out more here.


ALL NATURAL LIVING: 75 NONTOXIC RECIPES FOR HOME & BEAUTY

By Robin Konie of Thank Your Body

From shampoo to glass cleaner, with 75 recipes All Natural Living is your one stop guide to ridding toxic chemicals for good. Learn how to make your home safer and save money in the process. Find out more here.



                          THE CLUTTER TRAP

By Robin Konie of Thank Your Body

Learn how to get to the root cause of your clutter issue. Discover your personal “clutter profile” to help you develop a plan to rid clutter for good. Learn how to organize your life in as little as 15 minutes a day. Find out more here.



The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By Marie Kondo

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire. Find out more here.


Holistic Health


 

 Have Your Cake & Lose Weight TooHAVE YOUR CAKE AND LOSE WEIGHT TOO!

By DaNelle Wolford of Weed ’em & Reap

What if you could lose weight without dieting, excessive exercise, diet pills, or counting calories? What if you didn’t have to go low-carb, low-fat, or low-protein either? Think it’s just a crazy fantasy? Think again! DaNelle Wolford is here to share the secret of how she lost 35 pounds and healed her chronic illness. The title says it all: Yes, you can still eat dessert (every day, if you want!) and lose weight naturally, without restriction or sacrifice. The answer lies in revisiting traditional foods that are far more delicious and nutritious than their mass-produced, modern counterparts. Find out more here .


THE NOURISHED METABOLISM

By Elizabeth Walling of The Nourished Life

Health starts with your metabolism, but if your diet and lifestyle don’t support your metabolic health, you’ll be left feeling tired, moody, and stressed–and wondering why all this “healthy” advice you’re following isn’t working for you! Find out which hidden causes of stress are ruining your metabolic health, and learn how you can reduce or counteract these sources of stress. Learn how digestion, sleep, and exercise are all connected to your metabolism, and learn which small changes can make a big difference in your health — this is not about following an arbitrary plan, it’s about learning what works for your body! Find out more here.


 The Gelatin SecretTHE GELATIN SECRET

By Sylvie McCracken of The Hollywood Homestead

  The Gelatin Secret will give you all the ancient secrets and recipes to see and feel incredible health results in the shortest time possible. In fact for many women and men, they have immediately seen a difference within a couple of weeks of daily consumption of bone broth and powdered gelatin. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you will feel your digestive system improving, see your skin clearing up, fewer allergies and notice pain decreasing — all within a matter of weeks. Then you’ll be astonished when in a few months your nails have become stronger, tooth decay has begun to reverse and those bouts of hunger vanish. Find out more here.


Natural Beauty


 DIY Beauty RecipesDIY ORGANIC BEAUTY RECIPES

By Heather Dessinger of Mommypotamus

There are some great DIY beauty recipes out there that work really well . . . and some that don’t! Unfortunately it’s impossible to know which it will be ahead of time and it’s always a bummer to have to throw out failed attempts made with fantastic ingredients. Each recipe in this book has been tested over and over to ensure consistent results. Find out more here.


Homemade Mommy BeautyHOMEMADE MOMMY BEAUTY ESSENTIALS

By Lindsey Gremont of Homemade Mommy

Filled with 35 back-to-basics DIY beauty recipes. With this ebook, you will get a chance to make amazing homemade, non-toxic beauty products for yourself and your family you can trust their bodies will enjoy! Find out more here.


Discover Your Personal Beauty Profile

By Carol Tuttle

Dressing Your Truth identifies four main Types of women based on their physical features, body language, personality and behavior tendencies. Tuttle’s system is resoundingly different than any of the fashion/beauty makeovers you’ve seen in magazines or on tv – instead of just focusing on your outward appearance, it helps awaken your inner truth, bringing a deeper understanding of your true personal style, a better self-image and a more authentic sense of your own beauty. If you’ve ever felt defeated in a dressing room, faced a closet full of clothes but still felt you had nothing to wear, or thought you had to be skinny to be beautiful, Dressing Your Truth will be a much-appreciated reality check that will help you discover and celebrate your own, unique beauty. Find out more here.


 Balanced Living


 LOVE YOUR BODY

By Elizabeth Walling of The Nourished Life

Love Your Body tackles the negative thought patterns that cause you to feel anxious, discouraged and downright miserable about your appearance. It’s a simple, common-sense guide to learning how the way you think affects how you feel about your body (and your life!). Find out more here.


ImprovisedIMPROVISED

By Robin Konie of Thank Your Body

Drawing from the principles of improvisation, Improvised provides a whole new framework by which to create happiness, success, and the life of our dreams. It is your guidebook for transforming the way your approach every aspect of life. Discover true success in business, your relationships, and within your home. Find out more here.


Pruned: Blossoming THrough Life’s Difficult Seasons

By Ariana Mullins of And Here We Are

Pruned: Blossoming Through Life’s Difficult Seasons addresses the inevitable periods of crisis and struggle that we encounter, and offers hope, perspective and practical resources for turning these “pruning experiences” into positive opportunities for a stronger, intentional and more joyful life.  Find out more here.


 The CHild Whisperer

By Carol Tuttle

 In The Child Whisperer, bestselling author Carol Tuttle explains that children tell their parents every day exactly how they need to be parented. They tell their teachers exactly how they need to be taught. Children are trying to tell adults who they are so they can be recognized and treated in a way that honors them uniquely. Children’s true natures are written in the shape of their faces and expressed daily in their appearance, body language, tone of voice, and choice of words. Your child’s unique laugh, cry, joys, worries, and even tantrums speak volumes about they type of parenting they need. And you’ll learn exactly how to offer it by reading The Child Whisperer. Find out more here.



Cook Books & Traditional Food Preparation



the Granny Plan

By Kathy Block of Granny’s Vital Vittles

Eating real food isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. No, it’s all about getting more real food into your family, not about doing it 100% perfect straight out of the gate! We all need to work at making each day a little better than the day before. The Granny Plan can help you get more real food on the table and into your kids with a babystep plan for gradual improvement. New habits taken on in small bits stick! Find out more here.


Nourishing Traditions

By Sally Fallon

This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious. Find out more here.


FroFrom Scratchm Scratch: Easy Recipes for Traditionally Prepared Whole Food Dishes

By Shaye Elliott of The Elliott Homestead

Think glorious foods from scratch are impossible? Think again. “If your looking for a cookbook that is as entertaining as it is delicious, then look no further. From Scratch is a breath of fresh air when it comes to learning how to traditionally prepare and cook nutritious food. Shaye does not disappoint in her recipes and this cookbook reads like a letter from a close friend. These meals are easily prepared and yes, easily devoured.” Find out more here.


 Real Food Survival Guide THE REAL FOOD SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR BUSY MOMS

By Lindsey Gremont of Homemade Mommy

Are you new to real food and not sure how you can possibly take on ‘from scratch’ cooking? Do you want to make real food FAST? Do you want to know how to travel with real food and make smart choices while eating out? The Real Food Survival Guide for Busy Moms takes the stress out of eating real food, saving you time and money, and includes tons of real food recipes to get you started. Find out more here.


And Here We Are At The TableAND HERE WE ARE AT THE TABLE

By Ariana Mullins of And Here We Are…

We eat for so much more than mere sustenance. The full experience of a great meal can take us away, create community and nourish our souls. And Here We Are At The Table is about so much more than recipes.  Find out more here.


 Homesteading


ebook-imageOH LARDY’S GUIDE TO KEEPING BACKYARD CHICKENS

By Tamara Mannelly and Kelly Liston of Oh Lardy

Are you thinking about getting chickens for your backyard? Oh Lardy’s Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens covers everything from caring for chicks, to building a coop, eggs, feeding and caring for your hens. This book has everything you need to get started with building your own backyard flock. Find out more here.


Your Custom Homestead

By Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead

What if… you could fulfill your homesteading dreams without having to relocate? What if… you could start a journey towards a simpler way of life where you are right now? Contrary to popular belief, a homesteader doesn’t have to be someone who lives on hundreds of acres with the perfect red barn and white picket fence. Your Custom Homestead will take you through a 21-day process of moving closer towards your homesteading dreams, no matter where you may live. Find out more here.


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