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The Emperor of Scent

Ever since we read Tom Robbins' Jitterbug Perfume, we've been curious about the perfume industry. We can't really say we possess any special olfactory powers, but we're slowly learning how to distinguish notes in our own perfumes. We just finished reading The Emperor of Scent:... [More]

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The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookie Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes

Seriously, how can you resist a book that offers up delicacies like C-3PO Pancakes and Jedi Juice Bars? We think it would make an excellent birthday or holiday gift for the husband, kids, or neighbor who practices his mad lightsaber skills in the back yard.... [More]

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Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts

We can't help but go into a Homer Simpson-esque trance any time someone brings doughnuts into the office. We're pulled from out desks to the break room and stand in awe of that box of sugary, carby goodness. We used to be safe from that... [More]

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The Art of the Cookie Cookbook

Somewhere out there the cookie monster just had a joy-gasm. The Art of the Cookie Cookbook ($20). Bringing happiness to little blue puppets and lucky recipients everywhere.... [More]

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The Trouble With Poetry: And Other Poems by Billy Collins

Is it just us, or is there a lack of awesome modern poetry in the world? Yes, there is poetry in music, but let's be honest the current trend of rhapsodizing about getting down on the dance floor doesn't move us like a bit of... [More]

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Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World Book

Vegan, baby! What happens in vegan, stays in vegan....(or at least it did until this post). No dairy or animal products are packed in sinfully sweet cupcakes thanks to the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World Book ($11 on sale)! This cookbook is packed with... [More]

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Home Made

You know that girl who seems to 'just whip up' something delicious every night? The one who always has a treat for random visitors that pop in? The one you say you hate but secretly want to be? You could totally be that girl (no,... [More]

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Gratitude Journal

Life is hectic and downright crummy sometimes, but there's always something to be thankful for - even if it's just that tomorrow's a new day. Gratitude: A Journal ($10) helps us keep track of the things we're grateful for with prompts, quotes and plenty of... [More]

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The Homesick Texan

Hey, y'all! Get your fix of Tex-Mex no matter what neck of the woods you're in. The Homesick Texan Cookbook ($25) is chalk full of Texas favorites, authentic dishes, and good ol' southwestern comfort cookin'. It's deep in the heart of delicious.... [More]

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The Big-Ass Book of Crafts

We feel pretty good about our ability to accomplish even the most difficult crafts in The Big-Ass Book of Crafts ($17), since we were told at our skinniest in high school (and we were skinny) 'Damn, white girl got ass.' Personally, we don't think you... [More]

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The Joy of Cooking

More like the cover of an old romance novel than a cookbook, we wonder if the illustrator knew that most of us harried cooks feel like we're taking on a dragon when the husband/kids/lazy roommate asks us 'what's for dinner?' We say make the Roast... [More]

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Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger

We get you're a busy woman (and that Fall TV is baaaack), but you still want a great read to snuggle up to in bed. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger ($7) is one of those reads. Full of macabre humor, irony, and symbolism, you've still... [More]

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Boo - The Life of the World's Cutest Dog

How can it possibly only be Wednesday? We are over this week. Time to shirk work responsibilities and look at cute animal videos on the internet. Except...what's this? Our evil office has blocked our use of YouTube?! Outrage! It's times like this when having a... [More]

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BBQ USA

What better way to show your husband that you love his obsession with football than supporting his need to grill steak and chicken wings for his crew during half time? BBQ USA ($14) is like a BBQ Bible, with a religious awakening on every page.... [More]

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The Omnivore's Dilemma

Confession: Although we read this book while eating Doritos and Tootsie Pops on a camping trip, we came home stoked to do some spring-cleaning in our pantry. Full of sound advice devoid of the preachy tones many 'nutrition' books use, surprising facts and history of... [More]

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

While we're ever so patiently waiting barely managing to keep it together long enough for Hollywood to finally give us The Hunger Games in all its cinematic glory (March 23rd, 20121), we've been perusing similar-themed YA lit over at Amazon. There, we stumbled across Divergent... [More]

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Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

When we were gifted the coffee table book Fifty Dresses That Changed the World ($14) compiled by London's Design Museum, we had a blast looking through it. Though we never tire of seeing iconic frocks and the women who wore them. Now, as it sits... [More]

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Mexico: One Plate At A Time by Rick Bayless

If you're having one of those 'OMG no more hamburgers, please' moments, Mexico: One Plate At A Time by Rick Bayless ($22) is your ticket to delicious comida sans ketchup. We think it would make an awesome gift for a friend who's moving away to... [More]

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Simon's Cat Books

Meow. Meow. Meow. Meowrrrrrtmeow. Simon's Cat has made it off the internet and into tangible book form! Twice! If you find yourself needing a gift for a cat-loving friend or relative, we suggest Simon's Cat in his very own book ($10) or Simon's Cat beyond... [More]

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Design*Sponge at Home

Design*Sponge is one of those blogs on our feed that we actually read daily. It's inspiring, nostalgic, clever, playful, and has totally taught us that we can spruce up our homes and lives by just highlighting our own style and quirkiness. We're expecting nothing less... [More]

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