Nesting (It's a Chick Thing): Tips and Tales for an Inspired Home & Garden

Overview

Check it out—the Chicks are back. Authors of It's a Chick Thing, with 110,000 copies in print—"A must book for the reader who knows that chicks rule" (Publishers Weekly), "a smart and sassy compilation" (Chicago Tribune)—Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry celebrate chicks nesting, or what it means to have a home filled with laughter, good friends, lovingly prepared foods and crafts, all with personal style.

Seasoned with attitude and packed with stories, history, how-tos,...

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Overview

Check it out—the Chicks are back. Authors of It's a Chick Thing, with 110,000 copies in print—"A must book for the reader who knows that chicks rule" (Publishers Weekly), "a smart and sassy compilation" (Chicago Tribune)—Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry celebrate chicks nesting, or what it means to have a home filled with laughter, good friends, lovingly prepared foods and crafts, all with personal style.

Seasoned with attitude and packed with stories, history, how-tos, quips, advice, recipes, folklore, and crafts, Nesting is all about finding personal style and showing it off, putting an entirely fresh, it's-a-chick-thing spin on entertaining, decorating, cooking, and gardening. In "Chicks and Chow," the food chapter, there are unexpected stories by M.F.K. Fisher, Ruth Reichl, and Erma Bombeck; a Spice, Spice Baby! guide to spices; sixteen recipes for great Chicktails; and Towels That Snap Back (how to make personalized dish towels). "Flocking Together {hen parties and sassy soirees}" has Sally Quinn on being a guest while in labor; Ina Garton's "The Worst Party I Ever Had"; the How to Be a Hostess Cupcake guide to party girl preparedness; Upper, Lower, and No-Crust hors d'oeuvres; Monotony Killers; and decorating inspiration from Elsie de Wolfe: "I believe in plenty of optimism and white paint."

Nesting is totally un-Martha in its approach—it's easy, it's light, it's like your best friends hanging out and offering advice with a quip—and it's illustrated throughout with hilarious retro photos and illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761131601
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/8/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Ame Mahler Beanland is an award-winning editor and art director, and co-author of It's a Chick Thing and Celebrating Motherhood. She currently perches in Pleasanton, California, with her husband and baby girl.

Emily Miles Terry, co-author of It's a Chick Thing, is a partner in the book publicity firm Open Book Publicity. She nests with her husband and two children in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2004

    Outstanding book

    What a great book! It was a gift from a friend who knows that I'm struggling to 'nest' and am overwhelmed by the 'experts' and their books. This book made it actually seem possible to find my innner Martha Stewart -- with useful, down-to-earth tips on decorating, entertaining, etc. -- with some great essays on the topics from women I wish I knew. The tone of the book makes it all seem approachable and doable, instead of intimidating. I also really liked the suggestions of good websites and catalogs to find things. I'm planning to give this as a housewarming gift to several friends who have recently moved into new houses.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2010

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    Chicktacular!

    This is a great read for anyone that needs quick ideas or just a quick pick me up after a long tiring day. I always include a copy in a newlywed's gift box (for inspiration) or a girlfriend's getaway bag (for a laugh). Just watch out for the book's disappearing act-husbands tend to enjoy it too!

    Priscilla's Lasagna recipe is tops. This is Priscilla Presley's version of lasagna that she made for Elvis-and she was no cook!

    I also love the Chicken Pesto Salad recipe. Quick and Easy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    A Fun Book and a Great Gift

    This is a beautiful book to read and look at. It is a wonderful gift for any occasion, but especially bridal shower, graduation, mother's day, birthday or housewarming.

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