The Energy Wise Home: Practical Ideas for Saving Energy, Money, and the Planet [EPUB]
30 October 2017, 15:31
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781442279476 | 7.3MB
When picking out a home, there are a number of aspects to keep in mind: location, size, and layout. One issue that many people neglect is energy conservation, which is quickly becoming one of the most important aspects of modern life. How do make your home energy wise? Where do you start? What aspects of home living can affect, and be affected by, our energy choices? This task can be momentous and intimidating.
The Energy Wise Home: Practical Ideas for Saving Energy, Money, and the Planet makes it easy. Jeff Dondero walks you through your home’s walls, doors, windows, and roof, room by room and appliance by appliance, breaking them down into simple terms so that you can make the smartest energy and resource choices possible. He even covers gardens and garages, explaining what household items cost to run, how to conserve energy when using them, giving guidance on what’s sustainable and what isn’t. This encyclopedic manual is very helpful for understanding the machine that is your house, and how to keep it maintained and running well and “green” while saving you money.
This guide is a great fit to make sure that you make the best of your home and the resources that power and run it. Conservation in the home is something that you owe to yourself, your family, and your planet.
The Medicine Wheel Garden: Creating Sacred Space for Healing, Celebration, and Tranquillity [EPUB]
29 October 2017, 21:21
2002 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780553380897 | 8.93MB
The American Indian medicine wheel was an ancient way of creating sacred space and calling forth the healing energies of nature. Now, drawing on a lifetime of study with native healers, herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch offers a step-by-step guide to bringing this beautiful tradition into your own life--from vibrantly colorful outdoor circle designs to miniature dish, windowsill, or home altar adaptations. Inside you’ll find:
- Planting guides for medicine wheel gardens in every zone, from desert Southwest to northern woodlands
- A beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of 50 key healing herbs, including propagation needs, traditional and modern uses, and cautions
- Easy-to-follow herbal recipes, from teas and tonics to skin creams and soaps--plus delicious healing foods
- Ideas for herbal crafts and ceremonial objects, including smudge sticks, wind horses, prayer ties, and spirit shields
- Seasonal rituals, offerings, and meditations to bless and empower your garden and your friends, and much more
Practical, beautiful, and inspiring, The Medicine Wheel Garden leads us on a powerful journey to rediscovering the sacred in everyday life as we cultivate our gardens . . . and our souls.
Cabin Living: Discovering the Simple American Getaway [PDF]
28 October 2017, 15:50
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781493030439 | 26.75MB
A tour through America’s favorite cabins
- Created in partnership with Cabin Living magazine.
- An inspirational celebration of one of America’s icons.
- Handsomely designed with more than 300 color photographs.
Cabin Living is a collection of twenty-five of the best stories covering legacy cabins, dream cabins, as well as tiny cabins from across the United States. In addition, floor plans, hundreds of full-color photos, maintenance and decorating sidebars, outdoor living and recreation features, and anecdotes about family gatherings, traditions, all give expert advice about how to achieve the cabin state-of-mind.
Cabin Living magazine provides stories and expert advice about cabin maintenance, decorating, DIY projects, remodeling, outdoor living and recreation, hosting and more.