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From the Publisher
"Enthusiastic, friendly, and confidant that everyone can live better, Sharp has written a great guidebook to a greener life."
—Ianna Works, Anna Jedrziewski
"Lemons and Lavender is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more."
—Eco Child's Play
"There is a bounty of information crammed into all the pages of this eco guide to better homekeeping that you will spend hours reading highlighting and taking notes."
—Grandma Bonnie's Closet
"There is EVERYTHING in this book from basic plumbing tips, circuit box know how, repairing holes in your walls, remote control repair to what to do when you drop your cell phone in the water."
—My Journey with Candida
Lemons and Lavender hails itself as “the eco guide to better homekeeping.” However, Billee Sharp takes this topic way beyond what I know as homekeeping. She begins the book by addressing the need to do something you love rather than working just to earn a paycheck. She shares her individual journey to find meaning in her work and challenges the reader to do the same. Sharp also covers taking control of your budget by knowing what your financial goals are and being thrifty by finding things that are free, selling what you don’t use, and bartering the rest. Sharp believes in an organic lifestyle and writes extensively about a healthy pantry and detoxifying your diet. She suggests medicinal cures that already exist in your kitchen cabinet, as well as creating non-toxic cleaners with natural household items. This book also recommends fixing things yourself and gives remedies for plugged drains, holes in walls and even wet cell phones! Other chapters cover growing a garden, recipes and homemade holidays. Frankly there is not much that Billee Sharp did not cover in her 260+ page book. Sharp does offer good ideas, a wealth of resources and an interesting story."
Portland Book Review
"Simplifying your life is as easy as simplifying your home. When our homes are clean and organized, we tend to feel better; more relaxed. When you have an amazing book like Lemons and Lavender, homekeeping is simple and easy. In this book Lemons and Lavender, you will find a ton of ways to save moneyusing creative ideas to clean your house and create gifts for others. Savingmoney and being eco-friendly go hand in hand. Whoever said that you had to have a cleaner for every single different thing your cleaning? YOU don’t! There IS a better way than spending so much money on cleaning products."
"There are a ton of GREAT tips in this book."
—Mi Saving Mama
"The book has a lot of suggestions on cheap ways to clean house, simple eco friendly cleaners that don’t cost much, easy recipes, and lots of advice."
"Lemons and Lavender would make a nice addition to any gift that you might give to a newly married couple. Not only will they enjoy the money saving, environmentally friendly tips this book offers, but also the recipes and words of wisdom from the author. I would recommend this book to anyone who is new to a green lifestyle, is looking to create less waste and reduce the negative impact that their life has on the environment. Overall the book was an entertaining and interesting. I believe I will reference the tips and recipes included in Lemons and Lavender many times over the years!"
—Sweepstakes Love Blog
"There are seven chapters crammed full of ideas to fix things, grow things, and more. Each time I thought I had discovered a favorite chapter I read a little further and discovered another gem."
—Just Like June
"This book is bursting with ways to downshift, simplify, preserve resources and honor the planet, and will give you tools to reclaim a purer, tastier, healthier and less expensive way of life."
—Arizona Networking News