While Beanland and Terry do care about having a nice home, throwing fantastic parties and whipping up fabulous dinners, they have better things to do than polish the silver. The coauthors of Its a Chick Thing: Celebrating the Wild Side of Womens Friendships throw Martha Stewart-esque caution to the wind in this lifestyle guide with attitude, irreverently addressing the "four pillars of nesting": decorating, entertaining, cooking and gardening. In each section, they give a basic overview of how to approach the task at hand, and then delve into the nitty-gritty, with sidebars, lists, pull-out quotes from celebrities and quirky clip art, all with a can-do, girl power mind-set, evident in the inclusion of such lines as "I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house" (from Zsa Zsa Gabor). Among other tidbits, readers will find cocktail recipes, flea market shopping tips, party invitation ideas, suggestions for creating a garden that suits their personality and reasons to give Martha some credit ("the chick can carve a pumpkin 200 ways and make 65 recipes from the seeds alone!").
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"I absolutely love it...NESTING addresses all sorts of issues that go to the very heart of womankind!" -- Sue Ellen Cooper, Exalted Queen Mother and New York Times best-selling author of The Red Hat Society
"NESTING: IT'S A CHICK THING by my two favorite chicks--Ame and Emily--makes nesting fun, inspired and chick-centric!" -- Jill Conner Browne, THE Sweet Potato Queen and New York Times best-selling author of God Save the Sweet Potato
Cute book. One "risky" writing, so caution to those embarrassed easy.Published 6 months ago by Susan A. Schubert
I love to be very organized and this book helps you do just that but with humor.Published 7 months ago by Irish Susie
This is more than a woman's guide to cooking, partying etc. It's a happy woman's instruction book to living life well.Published 18 months ago by Toni Hajek
it's fun to read, easy to do projects and very personal. makes you want to try it all. try it!Published on May 20, 2013 by bonnie hennessy
My hubby gave me this book for our first Christmas as a married couple. I love it! Cute ideas and lighthearted writing style. Great present for a new bride.Published on January 4, 2010 by S. Wesley
When we moved last year, my new neighbor gave me this book as a housewarming gift. It was such a treat! It would make a great wedding gift too. Read morePublished on May 27, 2009 by A. Moore
I saw this on the Q shopping channel. So I came to Amazon to get it at a much better price. I'm glad I spent less. It is worth it for a bout 5 recipies that are really great. Read morePublished on July 23, 2008 by kindred spirit
In another life, I think I was a princess, goddess AND a Queen who resided at the Ritz-Carlton--NOT in a household that required cleaning, cooking, and landscaping (or painting)! Read morePublished on June 4, 2008 by Go Margaux
It is so nice to read something life affirming and fun at the same time. It is a wonderful girlfriend gift. The book is quick to read with such a positive attitude. Read morePublished on March 20, 2008 by Allyn