Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Home Ec. 101 - Book Review

Home Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living  by Heather Solos is the perfect go-to book for anyone looking for a little domestic inspiration. Heather is able to cover every aspect of being a domestic diva, with a witty style and passion for homemaking. 

Home Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living is divided up into 4 sections; Clean it, Wash it, Fix it, Cook it.  Each section walks you through specific tasks, step-by-step, so anyone can do it!

Section 1: Clean it, covers everything from grease and grime to tubs and tiles.  But don't think it even begins to stop there.  Every detail from homemade cleaners to the tools needed to efficiently and effectively clean.

Section 2: Wash it, is the go-to for laundry. Stains, Odors, Garment Repair, and General Laundry are all covered here.  This is the section I will be visiting the most frequently.... I really don't enjoy laundry, and especially with the losing battle of stains, that I'm constantly battling. Does anyone else out there feel like that?

Section 3: Fix it, Well, what can I say... I would love to pride myself in being handy women of the house, but I wouldn't even know where to start.  I'm the one that puts 15 holes in the wall just to hang one picture.  I know it's really sad. Thank goodness for Heather's know how!!

Section 4: Cook it, can get anyone out of the fast food frenzies.  Heather addresses menu planning, basic cooking, How to stock your pantry and much much more.  This will be a book I turn to in times of kitchen crisis, or just for a little inspiration and reminders of the basics!

Make sure you don't miss the appendix, complete with conversion charts, emergency preparedness lists, dangerous chemical combos, and homemade cleaning solutions. 

This book would make a great gift for a bride-to-be, college student, and even the more seasoned homemaker will appreciate this book.

I received a complimentary sample of Home Ec 101 to review, but of course the opinions are all my own.

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