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Better Than New

Author : Nicole Curtis
ISBN : 9781579657314
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 52. 80 MB
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A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Part celebrity memoir and part self-help book, Better Than New goes behind the scenes with an entrepreneurial single mom who worked her way from waitress/real estate agent to home renovation expert, preservationist, and television star. With eight chapters in the book—eight lessons told through her life story and through several of the homes she has remodeled—readers will get to see another side of Nicole Curtis, including the private and personal struggles that are not seen on TV. Working in Detroit and Minneapolis, Curtis has opened her fans’ eyes to the beauty of older homes and the value of reclaiming and reusing authentic original materials rather than sending dumpster loads to the local landfill. Curtis applies the same principles to her personal life—valuing old friends, rescuing dogs, and advocating for the wounded, the elderly, and the disadvantaged. Readers will find inspiration to apply to their own lives supplemented with never-before-seen photos of Curtis and the homes she renovates. Better Than New is a visual treat, packed with more than 75 color photographs from Curtis’s personal collection, ranging from family photos to before-and-after photos of the rehabbed homes’ interiors and exteriors.

Dream Home

Author : Jonathan Scott
ISBN : 9780544715905
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 86. 16 MB
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. Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo’s good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its. Look inside for a wealth of information on attaining what you want—on time and on budget. Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won’t see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner.

The Richest Man In Babylon

Author : George Samuel Clason
ISBN : 9781291471816
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Richest Man in Babylon is a book by George Samuel Clason which dispenses financial advice through a collection of parables set in ancient Babylon. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. By basing these parables in ancient times, but involving situations that modern people can understand and identify with, the author presents these lessons as timeless wisdom that is as relevant today as it was back then. The book began in 1926 as a series of informational pamphlets. Banks and insurance companies began to distribute these pamphlets, and the most famous ones were eventually compiled into this book.

Black Heels To Tractor Wheels

Author : Ree Drummond
ISBN : 9781459628281
Genre : Large print books
File Size : 61. 71 MB
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For city - girl, Ree, a small town in Oklahoma was only supposed to be a quick detour on her way to a new life in Chicago. Then a chance encounter with a devastatingly handsome and masculine cowboy changed everything ... A charming, bright and funny memoir for anyone who's ever despaired of finding old - fashioned, lasting love.That's when I saw him - the cowboy - across the smoky room. She was a city girl with a penchant for sushi bars, good restaurants and fine wines. Her idea of a good time was to go clubbing with friends in her ubiquitous black heels. He was pure country. Strong and sure and raised on a ranch, his cowboy boots bore the hallmarks of hard work. His idea of a good time was a quiet steak and beer with his brother after a satisfying day's yakka. Home from LA for a quick break before moving to Chicago, Ree Drummond was out with friends one night when she spied a tall, handsome cowboy across the room. The attraction between them was immediate and they found themselves talking into the night. Life intervened for a while, but they were destined to meet again. And so began an unlikely romance between two very different people, one who thrived on the excitment and variety of city life, the other with a deep love of the land his family had been farming for generations. Would their growing passion for each other be enough to overcome the obstacles between them? Black Heels to Tractor Wheelsisn't just a love story; it's a universal tale of passion, romance, and the sort of all - encompassing love that sweeps us off our feet.

The Magnolia Story

Author : Chip Gaines
ISBN : 9780718079185
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 23. 23 MB
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By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.

Junk Gypsy

Author : Jolie Sikes
ISBN : 9781501135699
Genre : Design
File Size : 22. 82 MB
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New York Times bestseller In their first book, the Junk Gypsies—sisters and stars of the popular Texas-born brand and HGTV show—combine big dreams, stories of roadside treasures found, and down-home design projects inspired by epic makeovers for friends like Miranda Lambert, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Sadie Robertson. Amie and Jolie Sikes, the Thelma and Louise of the design world, are the Junk Gypsies: a family with an addiction to flea markets, wanderlust, and Americana inspired design. In their world, cowgirls are heroes, road trips last forever, and junk is treasured. Beginning with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart and soul, the sisters travelled the back roads of America like gypsies, collecting roadside trinkets and tattered treasures while meeting kindred spirits and lively characters along the way. With a mix of hippie, rock n’ roll, southern charm, and big dreams, these small-town Texas girls became restless wanderers and owners and operators of their dream business and bohemian brand, Junk Gypsy. Filled with stories from their unique journey as well as DIY projects and bohemian inspired designs, Junk Gypsy is a tribute to all the rowdy gypsies, crafty junkers, free-spirited romantics, and true-blue rebels who have ever dared to dream big.

Detroit Hustle

Author : Amy Haimerl
ISBN : 9780762457441
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 41. 1 MB
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Journalist Amy Haimerl and her husband had been priced out of their Brooklyn neighborhood. Seeing this as a great opportunity to start over again, they decide to cash in their savings and buy an abandoned house for $35,000 in Detroit, the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy. As she and her husband restore the 1914 Georgian Revival, a stately brick house with no plumbing, no heat, and no electricity, Amy finds a community of Detroiters who, like herself, aren’t afraid of a little hard work or things that are a little rough around the edges. Filled with amusing and touching anecdotes about navigating a real-estate market that is rife with scams, finding a contractor who is a lover of C.S. Lewis and willing to quote him liberally, and neighbors who either get teary-eyed at the sight of newcomers or urge Amy and her husband to get out while they can, Amy writes evocatively about the charms and challenges of finding her footing in a city whose future is in question. Detroit Hustle is a memoir that is both a meditation on what it takes to make a house a home, and a love letter to a much-derided city.

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