Friday, April 22, 2016

Recipe Weekend / Book Review: Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mother Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening by Becky Blades

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Sourcebooks, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it



This might seem like an odd choice for our weekly Recipe Weekend meme, but I can't think of anything more appropriate prior to Mother's Day and graduation- a recipe for success in life, in 100 mini lessons!

Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mother Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening sover

Synopsis:

No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book. Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone is the perfect gift for leaving-the-nest kids, or anyone in your life who could use a little bit of coming-of-age common sense.


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Review:

As you can see this is a lovely book! The author illustrated the book herself and it a lovely little book, that makes you want to pick it up, read through it and then figure who you need to give it to! You definitely will want to give a copy to YOUR daughter when she graduates High School and takes flight as an adult! For most of us, we've heard these quotes and ideas from our mother's and grandmother's, but when did we write them down? EXACTLY!

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The book has 100 lessons that cover everything from setting up a house, finances, dating, vacation, religion, career choices, parenting, marriage and more! Plus there are blank pages at the end for YOU to add your special notes and thoughts. I can't think of anything more special, than for a Mother (or Dad, if Mom is not there) to give her daughter, as she becomes her own woman!

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This is a lovely book and you have to check it out to see JUST how great it is. It is THE book you need to buy now, and add to it for your daughter, when thoughts occur to you! Do it now, and when graduation day comes, she'll have a VERY special memento from you, that she can pass on to HER daughter too!

About the Author:

Becky Blades is a writer, artist, business strategist, and philosopher of creative, adventurous living. She lives in Kansas City with her husband of thirty years and her Maytag front-load washing machine. For more information, visit http://laundryordie.com/


And since I know ya'll want a food recipe, I figured how about one that should go in this book, as a recipe that will see you through life- a basic bread recipe that can easily be adapted to flavor of artisan bread or English muffins! So even if there is no store around, you CAN survive on bread and butter!

bread recipe


Recipe from Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese, 
a book I would HIGHLY recommend to send your daughter off with too!


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