Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It
The DIY Guide to the Good Life
Publication Date: April 2010
List Price: $15.95*
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In this D.I.Y. guide to the good life, readers learn how to edit their lives, since in the long run, less is more pedal now or paddle later! Readers and their families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime. The best things in life are free or very nearly free and author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom. Based on a sensible foundation of global responsibility and foresight for the next seven generations, Billee Sharp's philosophy is compelling. From the radical common sense introduction to the practical how-tos and yummy recipes, Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It is a step-by-step handbook to revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life in the process. Learn how to start a community garden and to seed share, ditch the grass and raise organic veggies in the front lawn, eco-clean the house with lemons and lavender cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, organize a trade-for-what-you-want free flea market, and cook meals for pennies.
Native Californian Anneli Rufus is the author of several successful travel guides, including "Weird Europe" for St. Martin's Press, and "America Off the Wall: The West Coast". She lives in Berkeley, California.
"The book was very practical. There are a lot of sections to the book which is well-organized. You can take the advice that works for you and leave the rest without feeling like you are not cheating. The book is really about reframing the way you think about what is considered "quality" in life. The best things in life truly can be free (or low cost) and the book explains why. I have felt motivated to implement some of the suggestions in the book as I am always looking for ways to save money! I have decided to take one suggestion a month and fully implement it to see how much money I can save! My first one will be to save $1 a day."
Cake Mom, jamielz.blogspot.com
"Billee Sharp has written down the bones for a 'Whole Life Catalog.' Her work brings a new spiritual dimension to the art of living. A must-read for all humans."
"My copy of Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It is filled of highlights, post-its, and dog-ears marking the cool things I want to do. Even a life-long cheapskate like me learned a lot of ways to live fabulously frugal!"
Lara Starr, co-author of The Frugal Foodie Cookbook
Much more than a how-to guide, Fix It, Make It, Grow It, Bake It is a manifesto for living rich while being kind to your pocketbook and planet."
Nina Lesowitz, co-author of Living Life as a Thank You and The Party Girl Cookbook