Mini Amigurumi Animals: 26 Tiny Creatures to Crochet by Sarah AbbondioWhat's inside: simple, clear instructions for making adorable animals.
Why you might like it: With many projects using the same body pattern, this a good bet for beginning crocheters.
Projects include: rabbit, dog, cat, horse, elk, hedgehog, lion, and sloth.
Plant-Powered Protein: 125 Recipes for Using Today's Amazing Meat Alternatives by Nava AtlasWhat's inside: 125 vegan recipes using protein alternatives, including some DIY versions. There are also color photos, recipe variations, recommended pantry staples, protein health information, and a resource list.
Recipes include: Easy Plant Parmesan; Biscuits with Sausage Gravy; New England Clamless Chowder; Bacon Baked Beans; Chick'n Tetrazzini Pasta; Massaman Curry; Meaty Veggie Burritos.
Growing Under Cover: Techniques for a More Productive, Weather-Resistant, Pest-Free... by Niki JabbourWhat it is: a thoughtful, in-depth guide to a variety of plant covers -- cloches, mini hoop tunnels, cold frames, polytunnels, greenhouses, and more -- that will extend growing time and create a more productive vegetable garden.
Topics include: choosing a cover; preventing problems; using shade cloth; site selection; maintenance; cover-loving vegetables.
Clean Mama's Guide to a Peaceful Home: Effortless Systems and Joyful Rituals... by Becky RapinchukWhat it is: a well-organized, friendly guide to setting up cleaning systems and rituals by the author of Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home and founder of the Clean Mama blog and website.
What's inside: workbook-like questions to help you focus on where you need help; 50 housekeeping tips; checklists.
Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants by Hilton CarterWhat's inside: lush color photos; shopping and styling tips; home tours; the benefits of plants; care basics; and propagation info.
Want a taste? "Have you ever seen a variegated monstera? The way in which the green and white come together like a piece of marble cake is perfection."
Did you know? The author's latest book, Wild Creations, focuses on DIY projects like murals and plant stands and comes out next month.
Elements of Family Style: Elegant Spaces for Everyday Life by Erin GatesWhat it is: a beautifully photographed, family-focused design book organized by room that offers practical advice and ideas for purchasing items (rugs, sofas, etc.) that can survive children and pets.
Don't miss: the detailed photograph captions; the clever sidebar tips; the author's story about her struggle with infertility.
The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes that Capture the Flavors... by Mely MartínezWhat's inside: over 85 homestyle Mexican recipes, plus photos, a look at the Mexican pantry, a list of equipment and tools, and cooking tips.
Recipes include: Flour Tortillas; Lentil Soup; Carnitas; Chiles Rellenos; Cheese Empanadas; Pork Tamales; Pico de Gallo; Salsa Verde; Refried Beans; Rice Pudding; Flan; Horchata; Mexican Hot Chocolate.
About the author: Mely Martínez writes the popular Mexico in my Kitchen blog and has lived in various regions of the country.
The Curated Closet: A Simple System for Discovering Your Personal Style... by Anuschka ReesWhat's inside: a minimalist approach to fashion that uses workbook-style exercises and infographics to help readers assess their individual clothing needs, identify their personal style, build a small but versatile wardrobe, and learn the art of smart shopping.
Is it for you? Created by style blogger Anuschka Rees, The Curated Closet focuses on women, but its philosophy can be adapted by anyone looking to step up their style and streamline their closet.
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