Lemons and Lavender: The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping

Lemons and Lavender: The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping

by Billee Sharp, Anneli Rufus
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Lemons and Lavender: The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping by Billee Sharp, Anneli Rufus

Author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom in this step-by-step handbook for revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life. Lemons and Lavender is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Practical and profound, this handy how-to covers every area of life and offers easy-to-do tips, recipes, and advice for saving money and the planet. Learn how to ditch your lawn and raise organic vegetables, cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save big dollars with small repairs, and eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender. With this guide, families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936740116
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

ANNE MARIE SANTOS, Lu Anne's daughter, lives in Arlington, VA.

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Lemons and Lavender: The Eco Guide to Better Homekeeping 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a fantastic resource for DIYers and anyone else looking to live a more eco-friendly life. There's everything from household spice remedies to naked lady parties, detoxes, and more. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on food and drink because I've been learning to cook this summer, and the tips Sharp gives were helpful to me. Definitely recommend this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Listen, I'm clueless when it comes to the dos and don'ts for an eco-living. I'm a college student trying to keep her apartment together. I barely do the recycling right, but when I picked up Sharp's book and read it, I saw what I couldn't see before. I could raise my own garden (albeit small), I could furnish my apartment with eco-friendly ornaments, and I could make my own herbal tea. I didn't think it was possible, but Sharp taught me it was. Get the book, you won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though it is clear that Sharp comes from a privileged place, this book contains ample useful information for everyone. The advice within ranges from recommendations for simple items to always have on hand, to how to sustain yourself inexpensively - even freely. I would definitely recommend this book as a starting point and a reference guide. Plus, it's an enjoyable read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No matter where you are in your life, this book helps you budget your time and money in order to feel good about protecting mother nature. It's step-by-step and it is such a help! It improves your life at the same time as it improves the world around you. A must buy!
BooksterER More than 1 year ago
This book gives a bunch of great ideas for things like lighting and cleaning, as well as budgeting tips and ideas for growing things yourself! It's a lot of fun to read, and you'll seriously want to try all these things when you read about them. Billee Sharp is rewriting how we should consume and how we should see the things that we use as things that can be recycled and upcycled. A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Billee Sharp is a GENIUS!  I admit, I was a bit skeptical of some of her suggestions/recipes at first, but the other day I applied her recommended baking powder paste to a bee sting and the itchiness DISAPPEARED!  This is just one of MANY of her tricks that I've started implementing into my life.  I don't know how I got on without this book.  Love love love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago