Vegan Lunch Box: 130 Amazing, Animal-Free Lunches Kids and Grown-Ups Will LoveJennifer McCann thinks "outside the box" to create appetizing and fun vegan meals perfect for the school lunch box, and her menus make meal planning easy.
Read more at Suite101: Vegan Lunch Box Book and Recipe for Tofu Fish Sticks
The Hour That Matters Most
Read my review on SandandSuccotash.com: The Hour That Matters Most
Linamen has sprinkled all through the book little bits of wisdom. Throughout the book, her 'Sweet Secrets' are honest answers from different people promted from the same question: What's your secret to a sweeter journey on the rocky road of life? The 'Because Real Women Don't Need a Cookbook' are little treats that can be prepared, literally, without a recipe. And the 'Food for Thought' are questions and prompts to consider for inner thinking.
In the ebook, there are numerous links to explore and ways to explore topics that need exploring. A self-help book for chocophiles and regular folk alike.
I recieved an eletronic version for review purposes from the Blogging for Books program. Any opinions are my own.
This was an offering from a blogger book group, and while quotes are something many people, including myself, enjoy reading, this didn't seem to hold my attention, maybe because some of the quotes were from a few years earlier and didn't seem to fit with what is going on now in political culture. But, reading some of the quotes did take me back to when she first came onto the political scene. Whether you like her or not, there is no question of her impact. Overall, The Quotable Rogue was an entertaining book, but I think the author could have done better picking and choosing the quotes from Palin.
- The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin in Her Own Words; Edited by Matt Lewis.
- ISBN13: 9781595553560
- Thomas Nelson, 2011
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book. Any opinions expressed are the author's own.
Marthe Le Van assembled 700 fun and creative images of rings from a Flickr design challenge of which more than 16,000 were done in one year.
Challenge artists to come up with different ring designs for a year, photograph them, and post them to the Ring A Day group on Flickr, and what will you get? A Brooklyn jeweler came up with that challenge in 2010 and she received over 16,000 photographs at the end of the year. Marthe Le Van then assembled 700 creative and unique designs from the project for her book, Ring A Day: 700 Photos from a 365 Day Jewelry Challenge. Brief biographies are listed of all the featured ring designers, and all photographs are set in a diary or dated notebook entry style for each day.
How the Ring A Day Project StartedThe RAD (Ring A Day) project was a Flickr photo sharing project in 2010 set with these parameters: make a ring a day for a year, with whatever materials you have available on any given day (and with whatever time you can squeeze in for the ring), take a picture of it, then post it to the Flickr group. Those who participated expressed their creative sides and sometimes used the rings to show the world a special event, such as using a saved-cork from a Champagne bottle opened on New Year's Eve.
Ring A Day Materials Used: Old, New, and FoundThe materials that the artists used for the rings are varied, and sometimes inspiring. Edible creations (rings made with food) were made of torched angel hair pasta (day 73); fruits and vegetables (day 85); rice noodles (day 318); lime zest (day 142); a piece of chocolate (day 359); and even a curved octopus tentacle (day 173). Days with ordinary materials — such as paper, tape, and string — were shown alongside days with rings made of fancy gemstones and sea shells.
Along with the culinary theme, the copper ring creation shown on day 324 was a multi-function utility ring which was a kabob maker and an alfalfa sprout pot, and also a candle holder. Day 203 featured a unique ring for roasting mini marshmallows over a match.
Functional rings include a pin cushion (day 229); mini vase or flower holders (days 4, 79, 148, 158); pencil sharpener (day 105); a mini cleaning brush (day 209); a sundial (day 336); and even a tin foil holder for chocolate chips (day 115). A unique use of letters and the printed word came in the form of cut-out sentences from paper, and a contraption made of four individual rings that turn to read different words such as 'love' and 'life.'
Since designers had to create rings each day of the year, some seemed to be spur of the moment with whatever they could find with no further fabrication on their part, such as making a ring from plastic bubble wands or a curved piece of scrap sand paper or piece of bark that formed into a ring. Other rings were not made to be worn, and were photographed from things outdoors such as a ring found on a patch of grass and one on cement. Animals were even used in the creative process such as a cat's tail twirled around a finger.
Some rings were not created from actual materials at all. On day 32, a ring was photographed that was created from kindergarten children's pointer-fingers surrounding an artist's finger. Technically, it is not a tangible ring that could be worn, but a unique take on a ring, nonetheless.
Recommended for Crafters Needing Ring Design InspirationRing A Day provides 700 images of rings that were created with all kinds of materials representing different shapes, colors, and formats, such as one-finger rings, multiple-finger rings, and more. If you have a particular material that is plentiful in your craft box that you need help fabricating into jewelry, this would make a great stepping stone on using those for interesting designs.
Many designs were thought-provoking and inspiring, some were comical, and others were useful such as a Parmesan cheese grater ring was made on day 68. Despite the varied nature of the rings, they all give would-be ring designers a starting point for ring design.
- Ring A Day: 700 Photos From A 365 Day Jewelry Challenge; by Marthe Le Van
- Lark Crafts, an Imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., 2011
- ISBN13: 9781600598241
- Paperback, flexbound, color photographs, 256 pages