"A wickedly funny debut. Baker is both self-absorbed and generous, whip-smart and naïve; she apologizes for none of it."—People It's lonely being a Mormon in New York City. Every year, Elna Baker attends the New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. This year, her Queen Bee costume (which involves a funnel stinger stuck to her butt) isn't attracting the attention she'd anticipated. So once again, Elna finds herself alone, standing at the punch bowl, stocking up on Oreos, a virgin in a room full of thirty-year-old virgins doing the Funky Chicken. But loneliness is nothing compared to what Elna feels when she loses eighty pounds, finds herself suddenly beautiful... and in love with an atheist. Brazenly honest, The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance is Elna Baker's hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of her attempt to find love in a city full of strangers and see if she can steer clear of temptation and just get by on God.
A definitive guide to Southern cooking and hospitality with 300 recipes, a two-color interior with nearly 100 instructional illustrations, an extensive appendix, 16 pages of gorgeous color photography, and plenty of tips, stories, and Southern history throughout.Hi, y’all! This book is my proudest achievement so far, and I just have to tell y’all why I am so excited about it. It’s a book of classic dishes, dedicated to a whole new generation of cooks—for every bride, graduate, and anyone who has a love of a great Southern meal. My family is growing and expanding all the time. We’re blessed with marriages and grandbabies, and so sharing these recipes for honest, down-home dishes feels like passing a generation’s worth of stovetop secrets on to my family, and yours.I’ve been cooking and eating Southern food my whole life, and I can tell you that every meal you make from this book will be a mouthful of our one-of-akind spirit and traditions. These recipes showcase the diversity and ingenuity of Southern cuisine, from Cajun to Low-Country and beyond, highlighting the deep cultural richness of our gumbos and collards, our barbecues and pies. You may remember a few beloved classics from The Lady & Sons, but nearly all of these recipes are brand-new—and I think you’ll ...
The second volume of legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier’s sublime portraits of iconic Dior haute couture looks, from Christian Dior to Raf Simons. From the moment Christian Dior unveiled his famed "New Look" collection in Paris on February 12, 1947, women’s fashion changed forever. Still one of the most revered names in fashion, Dior is known today for its unique couture dresses. This gorgeous volume continues the homage paid by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier to one of the most important and influential fashion houses in the world. Working closely with the House of Dior, Demarchelier showcases the extraordinary gowns made in the Dior ateliers from 1947 to today. Alongside dresses designed by Dior himself, creations by the designers who succeeded him show the continuity of the house’s rich heritage up to the absolute modernity of Raf Simons’s designs. Sumptuously illustrated and beautifully designed, this book—a must for every fashion library—immortalizes the archetype of haute-couture glamour.
Celebrate deliciously and beautifully! Master sugarcraft sculptor Alan Dunn shows how to create festive cakes decorated with cascading, lifelike floral arrangements built from sugarpaste. Make your cakes the centerpiece of any celebration with romantic flowers and alluring accouterments. Alans easy-to-follow directions, accompanied by stunning, mouthwatering photographs, cover 35 floral varieties and cake designs for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings, holidays, and more. After a comprehensive introduction to all things sugarcraft comes a chapter on flower, foliage and fruit build-ups, which breaks down the assembly of each into manageable and easy-to-follow steps. Next follows a chapter on cakes, showcasing 18 celebratory cakes made using the components featured in the previous chapter. If you're looking for the ultimate guide to sugarcrafting, this book won't fail to impress.
Candles are a much-loved feature in the home, and make thoughtful, handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Sarah Ditchfield shows you how to make beautiful, unique candles for all occasions, using traditional and modern materials and techniques. This indispensable book features: 20 gorgeous candle projects, from taper candles to ice pillars Concise and colourful instructions on candle-making methods Ideas and inspiration for decorating and packaging your candles
Divinely Detailed Colouring: Book 11 is a beautiful and relaxing creative colouring book for all ages ! If you love to colour in, then these highly detailed doodles and divinely detailed designs are tons of fun and a little bit different, with TONS of superb details to colour and shade! Each of these Divinely Detailed designs are printed on a single page with the reverse left blank – so no bleed through, and perfect whether you use pencils, pens or paints. Collect the whole series and also try the ‘ Really Relaxing Colouring Book’ series, the lovely ‘ Completely Calming Colouring Books’ and ‘ Colour Me Calm’ series or try the unique ‘ Cool Colouring Books’ Collection too! Check out Elizabeth James’ page for the whole series !
Medium ruled college paper is generally used in middle school through to college and is also popular with adults. This is a good choice for teen or adult for taking notes in college classes, meetings, using as an office notebook, composition or exercise books, writing journal, daily diary, planning your day or simply writing or sketching. The horizontal spacing is 9/32” or 7.1mm with a margin ruled 1 1/4 inches (32 mm) from the left hand of the page. Happy Halloween & trick or treat to all the scary skeletons out there! Show off your hardcore side with this dreadfull & funny skeleton design product. Best birthday gift to surprise friend who would feel happy having this creep & Holiday skeleton design.Are you a music lover? Then this is the gift for you. Can be great at concerts, festivals or on stage when you play with your band. Also makes a gift idea for guitarists, musicians and anyone who loves rock music.