Chronicle Books Let's Bring Back

The Huffington Post's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clocks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acqu...aintance"? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival. Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Blume breathes new life into the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone eras, honoring the timeless tradition of artful living along the way. Inspired by her much loved column of the same name and featuring entries from famous icons of style and culture, Let's Bring Back leads readers to rediscover the things that entertained, awed, beautified, satiated, and fascinated in eras past. Read More

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There?s a reason why more than two million women turn to TheBump.com each month. From its sassy and straightforward tone to its ho...nest advice and fun visuals, the website is the go-to resource for the modern mom-to-be. Here, the experts behind The Baby Bump bring their wisdom to moms expecting multiples. Packed with expert advice and insights, this comprehensive guide answers the questions expectant moms are sure to have (like ?Are my babies growing at the same rate?? and ?Can they both sleep in one crib??), all wrapped in a colorful package, making it mom?s essential resource as she waits for her bundles of joy. Read More

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Elegance meets organization with this abundant portfolio of multipurpose peel-and-stick labels, designed in a variety of sizes to ...dress up gift packages, homemade treats, books, snail mail, and more. Read More

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In a world of 72-day celebrity marriages, a 73-year marriage is nearly unimaginable. Against all odds, Cutie and Harry Cooper pers...evered through seven decades of marriage, enjoying triumphant milestones and enduring devastating losses, all while keeping their sense of humor and connection intact. Here, Cutie chronicles their story and extracts time-tested advice on how to know if you?ve met ?the one,? the art of fighting fair, and everything else that goes into staying blissfully bonded. With vintage photos charting their relationship from newlyweds to nonagenarians, this nostalgic and romantic gift book is a practical resource for anyone who dreams of falling in love for life. Read More

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This gift book for dad collects more than 100 inspiring quotes from the greatest coaches of all time. After all, dads do what the ...best coaches do: they motivate, mentor, discipline, and love. Author and parenting expert Tom Limbert takes wisdom from John Madden, Vince Lombardi, Tommy Lasorda, Phil Jackson, and many more, and applies it to fatherhood. With a foreword by Steve Young and photos of famous coaches in action, dads will find a wealth of inspiration in these pages. Read More

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Being a fabulous bridesmaid these days calls for much more than dyeing your heels to match your dress, especially now that the Int...ernet is the bride?s best friend. Fortunately, this all-new edition from bridesmaid expert Kate Chynoweth shares how to be the very best bridesmaid possible. Learn how to host the loveliest bridal shower, throw an unforgettable bachelorette party, use social networking, and support the bride on her big day. Fully updated and with downloadable templates for invitations, party games, and more, this illustrated and informative guide is the perfect resource. Read More

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A creative renaissance blooms in Brooklyn. At its heart is a thriving community of artisans producing a remarkable variety of hand...made goods. In Brooklyn Makers, photographer Jennifer Causey captures the spirit of this homegrown movement by documenting thirty of the borough?s most celebrated craftsmen. This eclectic mix of established and up-and-coming makers includes bakers, ceramic artists, clothing designers, florists, distillers, and more. With an eye for small details, Causey?s charming photographs reveal each artisan at work in their own space. Her lively interviews reveal what inspires them, keeps them motivated, and their thoughts on the city where they live and work. ? Features an introduction by Eric Demby, cofounder of the Brooklyn Flea?where many makers get their start ? Includes a makers index with useful information on local markets and other favorite Brooklyn spots ? Featured makers include Lotta Jansdotter (textile designer), Lena Corwin (printer), Mast Brothers Chocolate (craft chocolate makers), Clam Lab (ceramic artist), Shabd (clothing designer), and Morris Kitchen (mixologists) Read More

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Create a unique gift with this new fully personalized book for the special child in your life! Personalize this special baby book ...with baby and parent names and add a dedication (or choose our editor's lovely message) to say just how eager you are to meet the new baby! Featuring adorable patchwork illustrations from celebrated artist Lorena Siminovich, this baby album is a memorable gift for new parents who can then fill in all the important milestones as the first year passes. Customized to suit all families--moms and dads, two moms, two dads, and single parents too--this personalized baby book will become a keepsake for years to come! The day will come when your children aren?t little tots running around the house anymore. You?ll look back and wonder how the time flew by so quickly. You?ll want to look through old baby photos. While you could easily click through the hundreds and hundreds of photos stored on your computer, wouldn?t it be more gratifying to have a physical keepsake where you can hold on to all these special memories? This is the perfect opportunity to create a gift unique to your children?one that the family can gather around to reminisce and share stories and smiles. An album that you can show off to your child?s future spouse as he or she becomes a part of your family. This is a special experience that you can?t get by clicking through photos on a computer screen. This one-of-a-kind, personalized baby book from Petit Collage is the perfect gift to cherish those memories from your baby?s first year. Its high-quality, hardcover design is large enough to hold tons of photos, and there?s plenty of space to add unique, handwritten notes to share with your child as they grow. The pages are filled with an array of colors and designs as well as charming patchwork illustrations from artist Lorena Siminovich. And this special book can be customized for all families?mom and dad, two moms, two dads, or single parents. Track all the important milestones with pages dedicated to your baby?s first haircut, holiday, vacation, birthday party, and many more! But what makes this personalized baby book truly unique are the pages for outside-the-box categories that you don?t find in other baby albums. There are spaces for the parents to fill out facts about their own story?how they met, where they were living, where they went on their first date. You can fill in stories about the pregnancy as well?any strange or funny food cravings, the first time you felt the baby kick, who was at the baby shower. There are even fun pages for the baby?s handprints, birth announcement, and to fill in facts about the world at the time of the birth?the #1 song on the charts, top movies at the box-office. It?ll be a thrill for your child to look back as they grow older and literally see their story unfold right in front of them. It?s easy to personalize the book, and you can preview all the pages before ordering. Customize it with the baby and parents? names and share a personal dedication as well. Be sure to check out the ?How-To Video? under the blue tab for a step-by-step video guide on how to personalize your baby book. Whether you?re looking for a great baby shower gift to share with expecting friends, or you want a special album for your own family, this personalized baby gift will become a treasured memento for a lifetime. By Petit Collage 11 x 9 in 68 pp Hardcover Unjacketed ISBN 9781452114750 This book is also available as a non-personalized book: Petit Collage Baby Book Read More

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The Huffington Post's "Let's Bring Back..." columnist, Lesley M. M. Blume, invites you to consider whatever happened to cuckoo clo...cks? Or bed curtains? Why do we have so many "friends" but have done away with the much more useful word "acquaintance"? All of these things, plus hot toddies, riddles, proverbs, corsets, calling cards, and many more, are due for a revival. Throughout this whimsical, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of nostalgia, Blume breathes new life into the elegant, mysterious, and delightful trappings of bygone eras, honoring the timeless tradition of artful living along the way. Inspired by her much loved column of the same name and featuring entries from famous icons of style and culture, Let's Bring Back leads readers to rediscover the things that entertained, awed, beautified, satiated, and fascinated in eras past. Read More

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$12.95 at Chronicle Books

Parents were here first! How did the kids suddenly take control? Sure the world has changed from the days when children were suppo...sed to be seen and not heardbut things have gotten a little out of hand. What about some quality time for the grownups? Author Christie Mellor's hilarious, personal, refreshing, and actually quite useful advice delightfully rights the balance between parent and child. In dozens of short, wickedly funny chapters, she skewers today's parental absurdities and reminds us how to make child-rearing a kick. With recipes, helpful hints, and illustrations, this high-spirited book is the only book parents will really needand enjoy. Read More

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This delightful guide gives new grandmas clear direction on how to navigate foreign territory. Celebrated columnist Adair Lara adv...ises on how to choose a decent name (Oopsie? Boopsie?). She outlines how to give advice without getting a Dr. Sears guide chucked at the head. She offers wise counsel on how to stay on the parents' good side (hint: don't say anything, ever). Hilarious in its blunt truisms, The Granny Diaries steers around the shoals of grandma sentimentality. And yet, having fallen madly in love with her own grandchildren, Adair affirms that the years after the big G truly are golden. Read More

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