Weird Homes - The People and Places That Keep Austin Strangely Wonderful
David J. Neff
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Have you ever walked through your neighborhood, taken a look at a weird house, and thought “Who lives there?” or, “What in the world does it look like inside?” We’ve all been curious, which is why the founders of the Weird Homes Tour™ began their strange and wonderful journey.
Three years later, they’ve opened the doors and unlatched the windows of dozens of Texas’s strangest homes for thousands of onlookers. Why? To show that design really has no boundaries. And that we would rather neighbors be strange than be strangers. Like many other communities around the world, Austin can be fun, irreverent, outside the box, innovative, dynamic, proud, strange, and so much more. You just need to know where to look.
This gorgeous book features the one-of-a-kind Austin homes that started it all for the Weird Homes Tour. Page by page, we proudly present these homes and the weird people who live in them, many of whom designed and built their awe-inspiring dwellings by hand. From grand, historic haunts to treehouses and dumpster dwellings, you’re guaranteed to find something that will inspire design changes in your own home.
75 games for families to play at the beach, mostly aimed at children ages 2 to 10, with some for teenagers. Most of the games require nothing more than items found naturally on the beach.Family sand silhouettes: Draw an outline of each person lying down in the sand. Use seaweed for hair, clamshells for glasses, pink shells for fingernails, etc. Take pictures!Beach blanket bingo: Find similar pairs of items such as shells, driftwood, rocks. Put one of each into two different piles. Player 1 draws two grids with a shell and places items from one pile into each square of one of the grids. Player 2 gets a quick look at the grid with the items before Player 1 covers it with a beach blanket. Player 2 then has to try to replicate the item placement into the second grid. He gets a point for each one correctly placed.
So what did Scots have to smile about this year? When they watched Britain voting for Brexit, when they heard the constant arguments about independence, and when they saw a strangely coiffed son of a Scotswoman become President of the United States, they turned to their usual survival technique – they laughed.
When they saw Rangers stumble on their road back to the top, a Scot, Andy Murray, becoming a top world sportsman, and a Scottish horse winning the Grand National, they naturally made a joke or two. And in their quieter moments they recalled the patter of street traders, how they still cannot fathom the opposite sex, and why we all go mad at the first sign of sunshine.
All these and more made up The Herald’s funniest stories of the year, published every day in the newspaper’s ‘Diary’ column. And now the very best have been gathered here for you to enjoy all over again.
Ready, Set, Scrap!
If you have stacks upon stacks of photos just waiting to be put to good use, turn to the amazing ideas in Get It Scrapped! to fire up your creative engines! Whether your photos are digital files or prints, everything you need to know for organizing your images, analyzing what you have and making a plan for the layouts you'd like to create is right here at your fingertips. Author and artist Debbie Hodge offers her unique methodology for creating several common page types in this must-have resource.Learn how to scrap a variety of page types including events, everyday life, collections, moments, the world around you and yourself.Discover a wealth of information on basic page formats, album types and sizes, photo storage and organization, creative journaling, photography and more.See how three featured artists approach the craft and the unique ways they put their own personal spin on the stories they share.Broaden your skills to design two-page layouts, create focal point blocks, design secondary groupings, tell a story in pictures and much more.It's time to shake the dust off that photo box, lay those snapshots out on the craft table and get scrapping!
Once you become a granny, you have to learn the lingo - and here's where Granny Knows Best comes in. Straight from the mouths of the nation's grannies, it's a hilarious treasury of sensible advice, acerbic humour and homely warmth for you to enjoy, laugh at and impart to your grandchildren. With granny's tips on relationships ('never let the sun go down on an argument'), social interaction ('if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all'), housekeeping ('cleaning the house will not pay the rent') and much more, this book contains everything you - and your grandchildren - need to negotiate modern life. The book also answers some vital questions: Are you a go-getter granny or a glam-ma? Who was the world's strongest granny? What are grannies called around the world? It explores how to manage being a long-distance granny, essential granny grammar tips, and what never to say to the mother of your grandchildren. Bursting with grandmotherly wit and wisdom, this is your go-to guide for all things granny.
Want to make gorgeous homemade gifts, cakes, cards and decorations? This stunning collection of all-new projects includes something for every occasion with a wide range of crafts to enjoy, from sewing and knitting to papercraft, beading and cake decorating. Simple step-by-step projects. Quick makes for fast results. 101 original projects to choose from.
Making your own bread by hand is a simple pleasure and a great starting point for anyone looking to become a little more self-sufficient. Making bread can be therapeutic and creative and is achievable with even a basic level of culinary skill. Filling your kitchen with the delicious smells of baking bread is reward enough in itself but it is important that the finished product tastes great too. Food writer and culinary stylist Kathryn Hawkins covers the basic steps to get you started, including essential equipment and simple breadmaking techniques. Also included are 40 tasty bread recipes, from plain white to whole wheat loaves, sourdough to French baguettes, as well as recipes for flavored bread and international fare from every corner of the globe, including brioche, pita bread, naan, stolen, and soda bread. Charming artwork, simple instructions, and informative writing make Breadmaking an invaluable guide for anyone who’s always wanted to make warm, delicious bread in their own home while becoming a little less reliant on processed, pre-packaged food. Get started today, and get ready to enjoy a lifetime of hot, fresh bread straight from your own oven.
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