Review: Room Love by Heather Wutschke

Review: Room Love by Heather WutschkeTitle: Room Love: 50 DIY Projects to Design Your Space
Author: Heather Wutschke
Publisher: Capstone
Publication Date: September 1, 2017

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

A floor, a ceiling, and four boring walls? No more! Get creative, show your room some love, and turn your personal space into your happy place. Show off your style and personality with DIY pizzazz to makeover furniture, create one-of-a-kind decor, and organize your stuff with dozens of projects and ideas to make your room as unique as you are!

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Review: Room Love by Heather Wutschke

I am always looking for ways to improve the spaces in my house, and Room Love by Heather Wutschkehas quite a few inexpensive little ideas that are fun DIY projects. Many of the ideas are geared towards tweens, however there are some great organizational tips that can be useful to anyone. If you have some washi tape, scrapbook paper and acrylic paint on hand, you are well on your way to get started on many of Wutschke’s projects. Continue reading

Review: Essential Oils by Neal’s Yard Remedies

Review: Essential Oils by Neal’s Yard RemediesTitle: Essential Oils
Author: Neal's Yard Remedies
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: October 11, 2016

four-half-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

An introductory guide to essential oils and aromatherapy from the experts at Neal's Yard Remedies, a trusted source for natural health and beauty products.

Introduce yourself to the world of Essential Oils for treating maladies and improving mental and physical well-being. Featuring comprehensive profiles of 88 essential oils, all-natural remedies for common ailments, aromatic recipes for home and beauty, and helpful guidance for blending, storing, and using essential oils, this introductory guide is packed with authoritative information from the experts at Neal's Yard Remedies.

Whether you seek natural alternatives to conventional medicines or want to eliminate synthetically produced chemicals from your home and beauty products, simple visual instructions and gorgeous full-color photographs make it easy. An illustrated A to Z reference section helps you identify the most useful oils, while information on application methods, tips on massage techniques, guidance on creating custom blends, and up-to-date safety recommendations help you learn how to use them for maximum benefit.

Essential Oils can help you improve your overall well-being and start you on the path to a more natural you.

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Review: Essential Oils by Neal’s Yard Remedies

Essential Oils by Neal’s Yard Remedies is the book that has opened up my eyes to the world of essential oils.  I have just recently become aware of the benefits of using essential oils, and while I probably will never use them exclusively to treat my own ailments, there are some interesting ideas and tips in Essential Oils. This book really is a great resource for anyone wanting to understand natural medicine and the different ways that essential oils are used. There are tips for your home, health, beauty, and a very descriptive guide about each plant and oil used in these techniques. Continue reading

Review: 150 Years of STATS Canada!

Review: 150 Years of STATS Canada!Title:  150 Years of Stats Canada!: A Guide to Canada's Greatest Country
Author: Julia Davidovich
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada
Publication Date: June 6, 2017

three-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Canada's funniest online sensation is back to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary--bigger, bolder, and only 10% reused material!
Want to know what the hottest new Canadian apps are? Need a handy chart to help you decide what Can-Con music to listen to? How about the top Google searches across the nation? In this handy guide to Canada, the tireless experts at @stats_canada reveal all the must-know quirks from coast to coast to frigid coast.

From helpful tips on the Vancouver housing market to planning the ultimate Montreal bachelor party, Stats Can is on the case. And discover just how Canadian you are with the official checklist, not to mention the Tim Hortons etiquette quiz.
With crucial updates about Canada on its big birthday, and all the stats, charts, and graphs to back them up, 150 Years of Stats Canada! is the perfect way to celebrate everything we love about this great country.

Disclaimer: still 100.6% not affiliated with Statistics Canada

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Review: 150 Years of Stats Canada!

150 Years of Stats Canada might appeal to you if you have followed Stats Canada on Twitter, and not the actual Stats Canada, the parody account, you will already have an idea of what this book is all about. There are some funny moments that poke fun at all things Canadian, and while I did find myself chuckling a few times, there were also a few groaners. As with any satirical work, there is a tendency to go a bit too far and I found that some of the jokes were a bit offensive. Continue reading