Shelley Thompson

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Top 10 books writers should read

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for <i>realpolitik</i>, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

OUTREACH SERVICES FOR TEEN LIBRARY STAFF: WHAT SOME STAFF ARE DOING OUTSIDE THE WALLS OF LIBRARIES

The American Library Association (ALA) defines outreach as providing library services and programs outside the walls of the library to underserved …

The Most Expensive-Looking Ikea Hack We've Ever Seen

Custom built-ins are one of those design elements that can step your home up from nice to magazine worthy. Unfortunately, their high style is usually …

Things That Make the Librarian Angry

<i>Enforcing artificial scarcity is a bad role for a public institution.</i><p>I was drawn to librarianship because I like to help people, I’m organized, and I …

23 Great Library Blogs

Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a …

The 10 Most Fun Picture Books to Read Aloud

There’s nothing better than feeling your little one crawl into your lap, snuggle their sticky hands under your arm, and sigh sweetly as you read …

Kids

5 Hot Places to Find Free Professional Development

There is nothing like the feeling when you attend a professional development session that opens your eyes to something new and exciting. Even better …

The Children's Book Podcast

17 Sneaky Ways to Use Adhesive Hooks or Strips

They're great for so much more than hanging your keys by the door.<p>If you're an avid organizer, there's no doubt you know the power of adhesive hooks and strips. But these organizing superstars can also be used for so much more than mounting pictures and hanging keys — read on for some of our …

Six Small Changes That Make a Big Difference in Your Home Decor

If the walls of your home could talk, what would they say about you? Turns out, a lot. That’s the message in Susanna Salk’s new book, <i>It's the Little Things: Creating Big Moments in Your Home Through the Stylish Small Stuff</i>, that details how the smallest design elements have the potential to make …

Home

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

Interior Design

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

Edward Pizzarello

All about Home Decoration

<b>Unique Mini Kitchen Set<br>–</b> Pleasant for you to my website, on this occasion I’ll teach you with regards to mini kitchen set<br>. And now, here is the first …

On Capturing Beauty in the Mundane

Detroit, 2013Dear friend,I want to share you with excitement a new idea that I got, from William Eggleston. The concept is quite simple (and I know I …

Expert Mowing Tips To Keep Your Lawn Green [Infographic]

Whether you like to keep your lawn pristine because you love the look and feel of it, or you just maintain it because your landlord tells you to, …

LittleThings - Life's about the Little Things.

It can be hard to pick your favorite part of a Chinese meal, because every flavorful course can seem even better than the last. However, there is one …

One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Dr. Weil - Integrative Medicine, Healthy Lifestyles & Happiness

"As a practitioner and teacher of integrative medicine for the last thirty years, it has been my personal mission to drive research, education, and …

DIY Bathroom Mirror Storage Case - Shanty 2 Chic

I am just slightly excited about this DIY Bathroom Mirror Storage Case I am sharing today. Ok, just kidding. I’m giddy! I shared a little sneak peek …

Harvesting Rain: How to Collect Gallons of Water for Your Garden

With just a few basic materials and a roofline, you can collect rainwater for garden irrigation. This gravity-fed system uses no pumps or electricity and can be installed in minutes. Dress up your rain barrel however you like for a real conversation piece!<p>2 Mark an X on the front of the barrel …

Easy DIY Tin Can Planters

It is always great to make something out of nothing. These little tin can planters recycle something you would normally discard. Make recycling fun …

Crafty Garden: Use Spoons to Make a Rain Chain

Rain chains are a lovely and useful addition to gutters or gardens, where they can be used in place of downspouts or as stand-alone tools to help you direct the flow of rainwater.<p>Whether you’re connecting them to your gutters or placing them above water collection barrels or water-loving spots in …

Growing Healthy Basil: Not So Easy to Do!

The way basil <i>should</i> look!<p>Basil or sweet basil (<i>Ocimum basilicum</i>) is one of the most popular herbs in our summer gardens, but in recent years, …

Garlic: How To Plant, Grow and Harvest

If there is one plant-it-and-forget-it vegetable for your garden, it’s garlic. Garlic (<i>Allium sativum</i>) is easy to grow, has a high success rate, …

Growing Cauliflower – How To Plant Cauliflower

By Kathee Mierzejewski<p>If you’ve been wondering how to plant cauliflower (<i>Brassica oleracea</i> var. <i>botrytis</i>), you’ll find that it is not difficult. …

12 Sneaky Ways to Hide Household Eyesores

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