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A 2015 Red Maple Award nominee! "A fun-filled, pitch-perfect book... about the perils of being 12 in a snake-eat-snake world." -Kirkus Starred Review
Ana Wright's social life is now officially on the endangered list: she lives in a zoo (umm, elephant droppings!?), her best friend lives on the other side of the world, and the Sneerers are making junior high miserable. All Ana wants is to fade into the background.
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"A wild romp, filled with humor and heart."-Lisa Schroeder, author of It's Raining Cupcakes and the Charmed Life series
He's popped the question. The ring is on your finger. Now comes the stressful part. You want to throw the wedding of your dreams, but you?re not Donald Trump's kid. What do you do? Statistics say the average wedding costs $20,000. Most young girls dream of the fairy tale wedding: long white gown, 8 bridesmaids, a sit-down dinner, the band everyone dances to. Many brides have been dreaming about their wedding day since childhood. These dreams come with an expensive price tag and the realisation of their fairytale day may be distant. Although weddings are very costly today, your dream day can happen. I am going to share some tips to cut corners and save money without making huge sacrifices. By taking the time to plan and investigate, you will be amazed at the amount of money that you save. Would you arrive at an interview for your dream job without prior preparation? No, you would not and that is why preparation and research will make your wedding a success without re-mortgaging the house! It's only natural to want the Cinderella fantasy wedding, complete with ice sculptures, a heavenly cake, and thousands of guests who've flown in from around the world to enjoy the accompanying dinner. It's only human to cry at the bill that this dream can rack up. Costs can add up quickly. Factor in the meal, the liquor, the music, the dress, the flowers, the photographer, the decorations and the dream wedding can seem way out of your league. But it doesn't have to be. How can the average person have a beautiful wedding with all the bells and whistles on a working person's salary? Perhaps the three letters/words that say it best are DIY (do it yourself!) Spending your life savings on your big day is crazy. You can have elegant, beautiful weddings without breaking the bank. Having a cheap wedding doesn't mean giving up style or sentimentality. It means using your imagination, using your own hands or the help of friends and family. Ask anyone you know to help out. Almost everyone will be happy to oblige. They'll be part of your special day which makes them special as well! This book will give you the best tips and tricks from the experts to cut costs without cutting class and sophistication. No one will know that your budget equals the grocery bill of a family of four. They'll be oblivious as they toast the new couple and enjoy a party to put all other party's to shame! We'll explore ways to save on all aspects of your wedding. Don't think you have to give up anything because it can all be covered. All it takes is the cooperation of your family and friends coupled with a little positive self-talk and perseverance. I have been married twice (don't worry, I got it right the second time!) For both of my weddings, I had amazing ceremonies and receptions for around $2,000. They were the talk of the town both now and then. Throughout this book, I will tell you what we did to save money and still have an amazing wedding/reception. Hopefully, you can gain some insight into a dream event for not a lot of money just like we had! Let us show you how to throw "A FAIRY TALE WEDDING (ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET)!"
SHELIA FINDS HERSELF IN A SITUATION THAT WANT BE EASY TO GET OUT OF.EVEN GROWING UP IN A HOME WHERE LOVE WASN'T SHOWN VERY AFFECTIONATELY, STILL SHE NEVER WENT THROUGH A SITUATION LIKE THIS.HOWEVER WHEN THINGS GET TO BAD FOR SHELIA TO HANDLE WEIGHT STARTS LIFTING OFF HER SHOULDERS THROUGH ANGELIC FAVORS. SHE FEELS THAT MIRICLES ARE SURELY HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE HER EYES.INCLUDING MEETING A MAN THAT WOULD GROW TO TRULY LOVE HER UNCONDITIONALLY. MARANDA WAS A YOUNG WOMAN BEING RULED AND DISRESPECTED BY AN OLDER MAN WHOME SHE SHARED TWO CHILDREN AND AN APARTMENT WITH.HOW DO YOU GET OUT OF A SITUATION THAT IS TRULY HEARTBREAKING?SEE HOW MARANDA DEALT WITH BEING ABUSIED AND TREATED IN WAYS OTHER THAN THE BEAUTIFUL LADY THAT SHE IS. MARTIN, OWNER OF A BAR IN HIS CONVERTED APARTMENT, A REAL LADIES MAN YOU WOULD SAY.HE WAS LIKE THE HEAD OF HIS OWN GANG UNTIL UNEXPECTED EVENTS BROUGHT ALL HIS TRUE COLORS AND WEAKNESS TO THE TABLE WHAT WOULD HIS ENTOURAGE THINK OF HIM KNOWING HE TO CRY IN THE DARK. JOHN, A YOUNG BLACK ENTREPRENEUR WHO'S IN A WORLD ALONE LOOKING FOR HIS LONG LOST FAMILY MEMBERS.UNABLE TO FIND THEM HE'S LEFT FILLING VOIDS IN OTHER PEOPLE LIVES THAT UNFOURTUNATELY HE CAN'T FILL IN HIS OWN UNTIL HE MEETS SHELIA AND HER GIRLS.CAN THEY FILL THE VOID IN JOHN'S LIFE
"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you."
'I started writing this book after I found myself trying to juggle two seemingly opposing things- I wanted to provide good, nutritious food for myself and my family, while also watching my dollars when I went to the supermarket.' More and more people are becoming interested in eating well and understanding where their food comes from. But where to start? Organic, free-range, local, sustainable- the choices can be overwhelming - and seriously expensive. In this revised and updated edition of her 2010 classic, Frugavore, Melbourne-based nutritionist and food journalist Arabella Forge shows that it needn't be so difficult. Nutrient-Dense Food on a Shoestring provides hands-on, practical advice on how to develop a new way of living, proving that frugal eating can also be delicious and fun. Learn how to access quality produce straight from the source, rediscover forgotten cooking techniques and create your own kitchen garden complete with compost heap and chicken coop. Packed with recipes, resources, tips and tricks, Nutrient-Dense Food on a Shoestring is a foolproof guide to living and eating well. Before you know it you'll be enjoying delicious, sustainable meals and feeling healthier, happier - and even a little richer for it.
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