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Stuff Every Grandfather Should Know

This pocket-sized guide has all the stuff you need to become the coolest granddad, grandpa, or Pop Pop on the block!

Becoming a grandfather is one of the most exciting events in a man's life–but there's a lot to learn! This little book is jam-packed with all the wisdom, know-how, and trivia that you'll need to become the best grandfather you can be, including:

  *  How to Pick Your Grandfather Nickname
  *  How to Share Your Wisdom
  *  How to Tell A Tall Tale
  *  When to Step Up and When to Step Back
  *  Planning for Your Future (And Theirs)

The handsome package and timeless information make this a perfect gift for seasoned grandpas and grandpas-to-be alike.

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Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know

This pocket-sized guide has all the stuff you need to become the coolest grandma, mom-mom, or mimi on the block!

Becoming a grandmother is one of life's biggest joys—but that doesn't mean it's simple! This handy gift book lays out all the wisdom, savvy, and know-how you'll need to care for, cherish, and spoil your grandchildren from babyhood through the toddler years and beyond, including:

 • How to Pick Your Grandmother Nickname
 • Baby Equipment Essentials
 • How to Play Safe at Your Place
 • How to be Someone They Can Talk To
 • Tips for Sharing Your Memories
 • And more!

The lovely package and timeless information make this a perfect gift for seasoned grandmas and grandmas-to-be alike.

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Hello Color

Rachel Mae Smith gives beginning crafters 25 easy and fun home decor projects to liven up your life and make your home space vibrant. 

Whether she’s writing for her blog, snapping pictures for Instagram, or just living her life, Rachel Mae Smith is all about the simple joys of handmaking and bringing brightness to everything. And now beginning crafters, aspirational DIYers, and dorm dwellers can, too! Rachel shares her colorful signature style in each simple and fun step-by-step project like Dip-Dyed Napkins, Pom-Pom Votive Candle Holders, and Geometric Patterned Pillows. Helpful sidebars on decorating, like Staging a Beautiful Bookcase and building Bar Carts for Beginners, give you ideas for perking up pre-fab accessories so that any space can look colorful. Plus how-tos on working with specific materials, ideas for entertaining, and—of course—a guide to shooting pictures. And as a special bonus, tear-out posters in the back make it easy for you to decorate your walls in a snap!

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Pom-Poms!

Whether they’re perking up your clothes, brightening your home decor, or bringing a rainbow of color to your next party, pom-poms are perfect wherever they pop up.

Each project in this book has oh-so-simple instructions and photographs that’ll have you whipping up homemade tufts in all kinds of eye-catching patterns, from speckles to stripes to polka-dots. And don’t worry about running out of yarn. You’ll learn how to put a new spin on poms with a host of fun materials like tissue paper, tinsel, coffee filters, and cupcake wrappers.

With 25 fresh and fancy takes on a classic, Pom-Poms! will give crafters of all ages a reason to cheer.

SARAH GOLDSCHADT is a Danish American craft book author and designer who lives in Brooklyn. She has worked for Food Network Magazine, Do It Yourself, and Kids' Rooms and freelanced for Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, and Architectural Digest. Sarah loves to make things, travel, and take pictures. Say hello and find new craft projects at Sah-rah.com.

LEXI WALTERS WRIGHT is a writer, editor, and sometime librarian whose work has appeared on family and home design websites such as CountryLiving.com, FreshHomeIdeas.com, and many more. She chases her toddler through the woods of Florence, Massachusetts. Visit her website at lexiwalterswright.com.

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The Kickstarter Handbook

So you want to produce a short film. Or design a new line of jewelry. Or manufacture a revolutionary solar-powered garden sprinkler. There’s just one catch: You need $100,000 to bankroll your dream, and your checking account has barely enough to cover the rent.
 
Enter Kickstarter.com—the phenomenal “crowdfunding” website launched in 2009 that brings venture capital to the masses. At Kickstarter, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to raise $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or more. All you need is a great idea—and The Kickstarter Handbook.
 
Business journliast Don Steinberg has interviewed dozens of artists and inventors who launched their passion projects online. Through their voices, you’ll explore all the strategies of a successful Kickstarter campaign. You’ll learn the elements of a compelling Kickstarter video, innovative ways to market your projects, tips for getting donors onboard, and the secrets of irresistible Kickstarter “rewards.” You’ll also discover what to do in a best-case scenario—when your project goes viral and the cash starts flowing in. On Kickstarter, it happens to a few lucky visionaries every week. Here’s how to be one of them.

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Craft-a-Day

Make something new every day of the year! Craft-a-Day offers daily inspiration along with weekly themes to kick-start your creativity. Make magnets, cupcake toppers, garlands, cards, wall art, finger puppets, and more! With 52 different themes, from rainbows and snowmen to ladybugs and groundhogs, you’ll find fun and cuteness on every page. Author Sarah Goldschadt provides whimsical projects for easy crafts that require no advanced skills or crazy tools. Complete with handy patterns and how-to photos, Craft-a-Day challenges you to make something special, every day of the year.

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