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Friday Featured Giveaway: Home-Ec 101 – Skills for Everyday Living

Today’s giveaway is incredibly special to me because of my personal connection to the author of the book.  One of the most amazing parts of blogging is getting to watch your peers – your friends – find the kind of success you dreamed about as a child.  Let me introduce you to Heather Solos…

A year or so ago I had this great idea to bake a blueberry pie.  For some reason I was absolutely struck with the notion that I was Martha Stewart, so into the oven went a beautiful, overflowing with blueberries pie.  All went well…until I pulled the pie out of the oven and the gooey, melty blueberry goodness ran all over the inside of my oven door.  What does a girl do in a situation such as this?  Well, she tweets of course!  And along comes Heather Solos from Home-Ec 101 to my rescue recommending that I let it cool and then attack it with dish soap.  It worked!

Now Heather has written Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living so that even if you don’t tweet with her like I do, you can also benefit from her uncanny ability to know how to cook, clean, and fix anything. From information about removing the most stubborn of odors (teenage boys in your house?) to fixing those pesky nail pops in your drywall (apparently a poster is NOT the answer), Heather provides a valuable resource to be kept handy at all times.  In fact, I may need a second copy so that I can keep one upstairs near my stinky washing machine and another in the kitchen…in case I ever decide to bake another pie.

After having the chance to review Home-Ec 101, I also have to say that this book is the new perfect gift for a variety of occasions including:

  • Off to College: “Sharing Household Duties: One of you is bound to have a lower tolerance for mess and that person will end up with the lion’s share of chores unless boundaries are set.” – page 26
  • Bridal Shower: “Just one trip to the ER would pay for a whole slew of twenty-five dollar meat thermometers.  Make the investment…” – page 168
  • Baby Shower: “Laundry: The World’s Most Thankless Chore.” Just read the whole chapter…twice.

Ready to win?

One lucky Resourceful Mommy reader will win a copy of this cannot-do-without book.  To enter to win leave a comment to this post telling me why you need Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living. That’s it!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18 and older and ends Friday, April 29th.  Product was provided for review and giveaway

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  1. 21

    While I call myself a domestic goddess I am not one in keeping the home organized and well beautiful. And it’s by Heather!

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    @lovinmomma says:

    I love how you painted the “pic” in your post. Totally feel I need this book! And so it seems who doesn’t need it? With all the great tips in there, I’m sure I have tons of learning to do and something to reference random and everyday problem solving without always googling. 🙂


  3. 23

    I need this book because there are probably a number of basic Home Ec skills that I don’t even realize I don’t know! This book would be quite educational!

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