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The Golfer’s Book of Wit & Wisdom

Maybe now is not a good timing to go out for golfing, but I believe now it’s a good time to recharge yourself, getting more knowledge about the thing you are passionate about. Reading a good book is one of the most popular things during the quarantine time.

Golfers attention, here is a must-have book for you.

“You learn very little about golf from life, but you learn a lot about life from golf.”
—Earl Woods

The Golfer’s Book of Wit & Wisdom is an essential collection of golf jokes, one-liners, and witty quotations perfect for every fan of golf.

The great Arnold Palmer famously remarked that golf is, “Without a doubt, the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” He goes on to say that golf is “deceptively simple and endlessly complicated” and “at the same time rewarding and maddening.”

The Golfer’s Book of Wit & Wisdom seeks to encompass everything there is to love about golf. Collecting over 350 sayings containing the wisdom and wit from the world within and outside of golf, this book promises to be a cherished and fun collectible for every fan.

A hilarious collection of golf jokes, one-liners, and witty quotations perfect for every fan of golf.

About the author, GERD DE LEY:

Gerd de Ley is a former English teacher and has been a professional writer and actor since 1975. From an early age, Gerd has been an avid collector of quotations and proverbs from all over the world.

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Ryan Is On Keto! Helpful Keto Books Needed.

Ryan is on Keto now; we absolutely started to change our diet a lot, which is so trendy and also healthier. Some books about Keto are very helpful because it is a new diet for him, and I have never done that before. As a blogger, I know about Bobby Parrish for a long time – I watch his videos at YouTube a lot to learn about the healthy snacks, produced foods and even that oil is good and which is bad. I love watching his videos and I also want to check out his book.

Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity

125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good

By Bobby ParrishDessi Parrish

Keto and meal prep are both trending very strong now, and FlavCity is positioned as a food authority in this space. Good content always wins out, and the authors’ keto meal prep content is top class and presented in a personal way that ensures the casual consumer will choose the book over others.

FlavCity is about Bobby and Dessi, two passionate home cooks who just want to hook you up with tasty, healthy recipes. Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity will have a total of 75 recipes, but one can argue that since many of the meal prep recipes contain 1-2 recipes each, it’s really so many more. Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity will be organized by breakfast, lunch, and dinner but also by the various proteins featured. Each recipe will have headnotes and 1-2 photos. The book will also have a dietary restriction chart that will easily identify each recipe as GF, DF, Paleo, etc.
About Bobby Parrish:

Bobby Parrish is a passionate home cook who went to the best culinary school around: his mom’s kitchen. He wanted to be on the Food Network badly, and, when they rejected his application for the next Food Network star, he decided to start a YouTube channel. Four years and hundreds of thousands of fans later, it seems the Food Network made a mistake! Bobby and his wife Dessi started filming online cooking videos for the sole purpose of proving that healthy food can taste good and that home cooks can be rock stars in the kitchen. Little did they know that only a few years later, Bobby would quit his job in finance, Dessi would quit her job in corporate America, and they would turn their two-bedroom Chicago condo into a production studio involving all things food.

Here are some Keto meals we cooked at home, they are very yummy. But as a dessert lover, I can’t live without sweets. The good thing is this cookbook also introduces a lot of Keto Desserts recipes!

Apple Coffee Cake (Paleo, GF, DF)
Gooey Coffee Cake Recipe w/ Caramel Sauce – Gluten Free & Paleo Cake Recipe

This apple coffee cake is luscious and rich, spiced with cinnamon and cloves and topped with toasted walnuts and a vegan coconut caramel sauce! It’s paleo, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 3/4 cup virgin coconut oil melted
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • ½ cup arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda + 2 teaspoons cream of tartar or 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup peeled and grated applesabout 2 medium sized apples (Honey Crisp, Gala or Fuji)
  • 3/4 cup toasted walnuts chopped

FOR THE CARAMEL SAUCE

  • 1 can (13.5 oz) full fat coconut milk
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.

  2. Using a hand mixer beat the eggs and egg whites on high along with the coconut sugar and vanilla until fluffy and the sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Add the melted coconut oil and beat just to incorporate.
  4. In a separate bowl mix in the almond flour and arrowroot starch along with the ground cinnamon, ground cloves, grated nutmeg, baking soda and cream of tartar (or baking powder), and salt. If you want to keep it strictly paleo use baking soda and cream of tartar, because baking powder typically has cornstarch in it.

  5. Pour the egg mixture on top of the flour mixture and beat on medium for 30 seconds to incorporate.
  6. Peel and grate the apples and squeeze out all of the excess moisture. Measure one cup of the grated and squeezed apples and add it to the batter.

  7. Mix well and pour into a 9-inch round springform baking pan lined on the bottom with parchment paper. An 8×10 inch baking pan also works for this purpose.
  8. Top off with the toasted and chopped walnuts.
  9. Bake in 375F oven for 38-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. The edges of the cake should be deep brown in color.

  10. For the caramel sauce, place the coconut milk, coconut sugar and a couple of pinches of salt in a small pot and bring to boil.

  11. Turn the heat down to low and simmer on low for about 40-50 minutes while stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. The sauce will reduce and turn deep caramel color. It’s done when it coats the back of the spoon. Keep in mind that it will thicken a little more once it cools down.

  12. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla paste or extract and set aside to cool. Makes about 8oz of caramel sauce. Once both cake and sauce have cooled down, drizzle the caramel sauce all over the cake and serve!

My Keto Journal
A Daily Food and Exercise Tracker
to Help You Master Your Low-Carb, High-Fat, Ketogenic Diet
(includes a 90-Day Meal and Activity Calendar)

My Keto Journal is a great companion journal and activity tracker for keto diet books like Keto Living Day by Day. Pick your favorite keto recipes and get going!

Track Diet and Exercise in One Place: Put all of your fitness information in a journal that is just the right size—big enough for all of the day’s details but small enough to take with you to the gym or the grocery store. Like helpful all-in-one fitness trackers such as Hello New MeMy Keto Journal is a combination meal planner, food tracker, and workout journal—and this one can easily fit in your gym bag.

A Dedicated Keto Diet Journal: My Keto Journal is the only tracker fully dedicated to the approachable and proven weight loss power of the ketogenic diet. Simple, informative, clear and easy to use, this all-in-one journal will help get you started on your new life.

Using My Keto Journal, you’ll be able to keep up with what you’ve eaten, when you ate it and how it improved your body. Once you get started, you’ll be able to:

  • Master the science of the keto diet
  • Record your meals—breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
  • Progress your overall health
  • Love your new active lifestyle

I believe with these two books, Ryan will get his Keto life keeping up and at the same time enjoy this great new diet!

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Lettering for Absolute Beginners Workbook – Learn Lettering for Absolute Beginners

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to hand letter, now is the time! Lettering for Absolute Beginners Workbook is an interactive workbook designed to teach you, in careful progression, how to create gorgeous lettering with any pen on any surface—no brush pen or calligraphy nib necessary!

Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know to begin a hobby of hand lettering. You’ll learn how to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses in multiple alphabet styles by practicing outlining letters and thickening downstrokes. A bonus section with full-page traceable phrases and backgrounds allow you to make your own art, pull it out, and frame it!

Simple, approachable, and fun, this method is versatile for any surface so you can create stunning faux calligraphy on paper, chalkboards, wood, glass, and more. You don’t need any special skills or lettering experience to get started.

The must-have guide to faux calligraphy for beginners!

  • An interactive workbook to the art of hand lettering for beginners
  • Use normal everyday pens to learn to letter, no brush pen or calligraphy nub necessary
  • Versatile method to faux calligraphy works for paper, chalkboards, wood, glass, and other large formats
  • Practice 5 alphabet styles to draw letters, words, inspirational phrases, and bible verses
  • 5 step-by-step projects to help you practice your lettering on home décor, chalk boards, and gifts

What’s Inside:

  • Everything you need to know to begin a hobby of hand lettering
  • 5 alphabet styles
  • 5 step-by-step projects
  • Guidance on lettering common words and sayings
  • Countless practice pages throughout
  • And more!

Author Danielle Stringer is the owner and artist behind Imperfect Dust and shares her secret to hand lettering—that it doesn’t have to be daunting! Starting with the basics and the hope of encouraging beginners to pick up a pen and go for it, Stringer will teach you how to achieve the calligraphy look with simple key lines. Learn five different alphabets in both upper and lower case to trace and try. From there, practice lettering common words and continue on to sweet sayings.

Lettering for Absolute Beginners Workbook is the ultimate resource for any aspiring hand letterer. Ready-to-frame art pages and a project section containing step-by-step instructions for five beautifully lettered items—including gift bags, wood signs, and ceramic plates—all await to welcome you to the world of lettering!

About the Author

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Life is Short! Say “I Love You” with a Valentine’s Day Gift

We all have someone we want to show our love to, whether that someone is a significant other, a family member, a friend, or ourselves. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to share your love and appreciation with your beloved. Give your loved one the gift of joy and happiness in the books below or take advantage of the advice and wisdom in them to improve your life and love for years to come.

Life is short. Don’t wait to show people how much you love them.

Say It Now:
33 Ways to Say I LOVE YOU to the Most Important People in Your Life
by Sherry Richert Belul

We never know how much time we have left with our loved ones. If there’s someone you care about deeply―a parent, grandparent, child, friend, colleague, teacher, or neighbor―don’t wait to express how you feel.

But sometimes it’s difficult to find the right way to say “I love you” to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don’t come.

Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words―and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life in the best ways. View this book on Amazon!


u & i:
A Love Letter in Illustrated Poetry
 by Michael Hall

The illustrated poetry of u & i begins with a physical attraction that blossoms into a full-blown love affair. iimagines a marriage with that includes world travel, children, and the joy of watching the kids grow. But things don’t go quite as planned.

Follow the relationship’s ebb and flow in a series of frank, funny, and surprising typographic illustrations paired with brief text that tells the story of attraction, marriage, family, frustration, antagonism, and ultimately, the deep appreciation of a lifelong partner.

u & i offers a comforting and realistic perspective on marriage. It takes you through the ups and downs of a long-term relationship in a whimsical, raw, and creative way. As a gift to your sweetheart or newlyweds on their first Valentine’s Day, u & i is a reassuring glimpse of the enduring spark of love. View this book onAmazon!

The “I Love You” Book:
More Than 500 Ways to Show the Ones You Love That You Care
by Cynthia MacGregor and Vic Bobb

Saying “I love you” is not always easy. Luckily, the sentiments of this beautiful phrase can be expressed in many ways. Let Cynthia MacGregor, Vic Bobb, and The “I Love You” Book expand your heart and spread the message of love to those you truly treasure.

The “I Love You” Book is filled with suggestions for activities, gifts, and projects. This book contains over 500 ways to show your loved ones how much you care. It is designed to be a resource for thoughtful gift-giving and loving actions that you can take every day to express your love for friends, family, and significant others.View this book on Amazon!

I’m So Full of Happy Today: The Hygge Wisdom of Children
by Martin Andersen and Moira Tuffy

Is there anything more likely to make you laugh and put a smile on your face than the innocent and funny remark of a child? The Danes have a word for the feeling of happy delight that you get from simple things in life, such as the funny things kids say: hygge.

I’m So Full of Happy Today is a heartwarming collection of the remarkably observant, funny and wise things said by children. All of the stories are real and personal, and include the name and age of each child. These playful, sometimes tongue-in-cheek tales straight from the minds and mouths of kids will have you learning, laughing, and sharing the love long after you’ve turned the last page.View this book on Amazon!

You Are an Awesome Woman:
Affirmations and Inspired Ideas for Self-Care,
Success and a Truly Happy Life 
by Becca Anderson 

You know what they say about happiness—it comes from within. Use the affirmations, quotes, and ideas in this book as a set of tools for your own inner work. Incorporating positive thoughts as a daily practice will build mental muscle and help you achieve the all-important optimistic way of thinking.

Author Becca Anderson is a champion of undertaking the inner journey of working toward a better you. She is also a strong advocate for believing in yourself and loving yourself more each and every day. These are habits that can be reinforced by practices such as journaling, creating your own affirmations, and talking to yourself positively. Like an engine driving you toward greater things, self-belief brings you closer to your life’s purpose, your personal mission, and will absolutely make you a happier camper. So, give it a try! It’s as easy as pie and just as sweet. View this book on Amazon!

It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful:
A Self-Acceptance Prompt Journal 
by Kate Allan

Depression and anxiety are topics that can be uncomfortable to talk about, but that doesn’t mean they should be avoided. If anything, it means we need to be more aware and have more conversations about them. With the help of her adorable illustrations, art blogger Kate Allan, author and illustrator of the bestselling book You Can Do All Things, urges us to be mindful of our mentality.

Kate, who suffers from anxiety and depression herself, understands what it’s like to deal with feelings that are difficult to fight through. In It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful, she provides the kind of loving encouragement that she herself needs to hear. These encouraging words, along with writing prompts and illustrations, can help readers sort through and express their feelings.

Kate Allan’s creative journal meets us where we are―in the midst of the feelings that say we’re not enough, we can’t handle this life, we won’t make it. Her whimsical art and simple words lift trampled spirits and combat thoughts that lead us to believe our weirdness makes us weak. Instead, we are encouraged to love ourselves exactly as we are. View this book on Amazon!

365 Days of Love by Daphne Rose Kingma

There is love to be found in each day of our lives if we know how to look for and practice it. Daphne Rose Kingma provides daily meditations for each day of the year, perfect for starting or finishing our days. By reflecting on the words she shares about love, we are provided with a guide for living out the journey of life with a heart brimming with compassion. Each day brings with it a new opportunity to share in and spread love.

With the help of Kingma’s words, readers are able to see clearly the many-faceted possibilities that love brings. This little book serves to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort each person who picks it up. With her characteristic prose and heartwarming style, Kingma has crafted a source of love in it of itself to be shared with readers of all ages. View this book on Amazon!

Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things:
The Art of Female Friendship 
by Becca Anderson 

The bond shared between girlfriends is like no other. Whether the friendship is decades old or just beginning, we share a unique, loving relationship with these women, a connection wholly different even from what we share with husbands or boyfriends.

Author and blogger Becca Anderson has long been moved by the inspirational quotes and stories of groundbreaking women. In this book, Becca reminds us just how valuable our bonds with our gal pals are. These are the women who answer the phone at 4 a.m., who drop everything to help a sister out. These women are there for both the tearful wine nights and the champagne-worthy celebrations. Following on the heels of her bestselling titles The Book of Awesome Women andBadass Affirmations, this book shares inspiring and encouraging female empowerment with us, reminding us of the love and joy we share with our friends.  View this book on Amazon!

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Find inspiration in the everyday with DRAW EVERY LITTLE THING

Learn to draw and paint
more than 100 of your favorite everyday items!
Step-by-step projects and creative inspiration make it fun and easy.

With Draw Every Little Thing (Walter Foster / October 1, 2019 / US $19.99), the first book in the new Inspired Artist series, you can learn todraw and paint your favorite everyday items. From learning to capture plants, flowers, and bicycles to the neighborhood café and the contents of the kitchen cabinet, this contemporary drawing book demonstrates just how easy it is to render the world around you with little more than a pencil, paper, and paint.

Following a brief introduction to the joys of simplistic drawing and painting, Draw Every Little Thing familiarizes you with a range of drawingtools and materials, including graphite pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, marker, and gouache, before offering a quick overview of basic color theory. Each subsequent chapter is then devoted to a specific theme—kitchenalia, hobbies, neighborhood haunts, and much more—and packed with simple step-by-step drawing projects.

This accessible book encourages you to jump around so you can draw what immediately inspires you. Interactive prompts, creative exercises, and inspiring ideas make the process fun and engaging. Easy techniques and helpful instructions show you how to develop your own personal style, as well as add color to your drawings using acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. Crafty projects round out the book, allowing you to use your newfound drawing and painting skills.

Filled to the brim with whimsical artwork and loads of creative ideas, Draw Every Little Thing encourages artists of all skill levels to draw any time inspiration strikes.

The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style.

Flora Waycott is an illustrator and artist in Perth, Australia. Her art has appeared on book covers, including The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook; children’s bedding and decor; stationery; greeting cards; and within books. She co-authored Creative Folk Art and Beyond. Flora is inspired by Japan, where she lived for five years as a child, as well as everyday objects. Learn more at www.florawaycott.com.

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Living with Coco Chanel

Living with Coco Chanel

The homes and landscapes that shaped the designer

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was one of the most influential and ground-breaking fashion designers of the twentieth century. Living with Coco Chanela beautifully illustrated biography, tells her remarkable story in a unique and accessible way, examining how the homes and landscapes of her life relate to her work. From her childhood at the convent at Aubazine to her boutique and apartment on Rue Cambon in Paris and her villa, La Pausa, on the French Riveria, Chanel’s style was inspired and influenced by her environment. Emerging at a time that allowed women to be more independent, she designed clothes that let them be free. As she found fame, love and success, she used the memories of her past, and the way that she lived, to forge her own independence.

Featuring designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography, Living with Coco Chanel provides a fascinating insight into Chanel’s life, work and legacy.

Gabrielle Chanel kept many facts about her childhood secret. She only offered hints about the poverty and the abandonment she had suffered, of the cloisters and chestnut trees of the Auvergne landscape that formed a backdrop to her early life. She was born on 19 August 1883, under the Leo star sign. Being superstitious, she chose the lion symbol for many aspects of her life – in her apartment in rue Cambon, Paris, on her creations and as a marker on her headstone in the cemetery of Lausanne. ‘I love everything that’s up high,’ she said. ‘The sky, the moon, and I believe in the stars. I was born under the sign of the Lion, like Nostradamus. I’d rather have a touch of the invisible than roast mutton every day.

If there was one time and place that defined Coco Chanel, it was Paris in the 1920s, that exciting, frivolous era, known in France as les années folles. After the First World War, the city became a mecca for the beautiful and the talented looking to forget the horrors they had experienced. Coco was the fashion vanguard of the era, capturing the mood of the time and shaping the way women dressed. ‘I was working towards a new society,’ Coco said. ‘Up until then they had been clothes designed for women who were useless and idle, women whose lady’s maids had to pass them their stockings; I now had customers who were busy women; a busy woman needs to feel comfortable in her clothes. You need to be able to roll up your sleeves.’

Towards the end of 1918, Coco Chanel signed a lease for 31 rue Cambon, where she registered for the first time in Paris as a couturière rather than a milliner. The building was set over five floors and it featured a boutique, a workroom, a salon for high-profile clients and Chanel’s own private apartment with three rooms – a hall, living room and dining room. Later on she would add a mirrored bathroom. Scented with Chanel N°.5 and traces of cigarette smoke, it would be a gathering place for the most influential people in Paris, all keen to experience Chanel and her style.

From its position looking out over the green, rocky coastline of the northernmost Côte D’Azur, with the glittering, moneyed Monte Carlo in the distance to the west, the Italian border to the east, and the foothills of the Alps as a backdrop, La Pausa was Coco Chanel’s magnificent French Riviera sanctuary, located in Roquebrune Cap-Martin. With its painted shutters and terracotta roof tiles baking in the sun, it was an idyllic retreat that looked out towards the endless horizon. Chanel created the villa from the ground up, holding within its design the secrets of her childhood in Aubazine.

Beautifully illustrated, the book features designs, drawings, archive imagery and contemporary photography to provide an insight into Chanel’s life

About the author, Caroline Young is an Edinburgh-based writer and fashion journalist. She is the author of Classic Hollywood Style(2012), Style Tribes (2016) and Tartan and Tweed (2017).

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