Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies sets out to document that women have been in the film business since the beginning of its existence, when it was a mere flicker of light on the screen. We have done the research to create an historical compilation of the many women who contributed to the Hollywood film industry. Included are around 1200 women who have added their talent and creativity in the many categories needed to make a movie. Some of their stories are known, while some have been all but forgotten. The book is divided into chapters by decades, examining what was happening with women at that point in time in the film industry, from the very beginning to the present. We have found photos for most of these women, giving a unique visual impact for each of the decades.
Torte, Ashland’s favorite bakeshop is decking the halls and brewing up cups of holiday cheer. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is dark for the season, but spirits are high as twinkle lights illuminate Main Street and snow falls softly on rooftops. Torte is bustling with activity. Jules and her team are rolling out dozens of Christmas tree cutouts and dusting them with sparkling green sugar. Helen’s signature Antoinettes, a delectable almond cookie filled with raspberry preserves and slathered with chocolate buttercream, are an instant hit. As are Andy’s peppermint bark mochas and eggnog shooters. While carolers serenade shoppers in the plaza, Jules packages up festive boxes of holiday sweets. She feels a bit like Santa Claus as she delivers glistening Christmas stolens, dainty tea cakes, and mincemeat pies.
To cap off the merry season, Jules and Helen host their annual staff party at the historic Winchester Inn’s Dickens Feast. The six-course dinner is a beloved tradition, complete with Yorkshire pudding and a Christmas goose. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and even a cheerless Ebenezer Scrooge delight dinner guests with jokes, friendly banter, and surprise gifts. As snow piles up outside the hot buttered rum and mulled wine keep everyone toasty inside. However, just as the dessert course is about to be served the power goes out. When the glow of warm light returns, the merriment evaporates. One of the guests is sprawled out in front of the twenty-foot Christmas tree. Suddenly Jules finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. Her only wish this Christmas is to catch a killer.
The heat is on for pastry chef, family business operator, and unlikely sleuth Jules Capshaw. Just when she thought she could enjoy some time away from the kitchen, Jules manages to discover a skull during a picnic by the lake. As if unearthing remains that may be connected to a missing-persons case from the 1960s isn’t enough on her plate, Jules must contend with the unsolved matter of her own marriage while her estranged husband Carlos sails the open seas, awaiting a verdict. Then there’s Jules’s bitter landlord Edgar, who is intent on making a sweet deal on a vacant lot down the block from Torte―until he turns up dead. If only Jules could find a recipe that would let her bake her cake and eat it, too…
Combine you love of nature and passion for making things to create a delightful singing bluebird. With this kit, you'll create an accurate and beautiful felt model of a bluebird that can be displayed in your home. The included sound module plays the bird’s call whenever the finished model is squeezed.The 44-page paperback book contains step-by-step instructions with gorgeous photos of the process, plus fun facts about bluebirds. You'll learn skills like pattern reading, hand sewing, three-dimensional construction, appliqué, and beadwork.Included in the kit:
An assortment of colorful felt Sound module Needle and a variety of thread Glass beads Fiberfill
Craft gorgeous works of art from strips of rolled paper! Paper Monograms provides step-by-step instructions to form every letter of the alphabet, along with the most popular quilled shapes, following the designs of prominent quilling artists. The kit comes complete with a rolling tool, ready-to-go paper strips in multiple colors, and a thorough guidebook.
Every month, we hand-curate the perfect blend of intention, reflection, and action and deliver it straight to your doorstep. Each planner is inspired by thought leaders, books, podcasts, bullet journal layouts, and positive psychology techniques to create a personalized, guided journaling and planning experience just for you.
In Chasing the Bright Side, Jess Ekstrom shares her own inspirational story of how optimism helped her overcome multiple challenges, and the dynamic ways her mindset propelled her as a young entrepreneur, international speaker, and philanthropist.
Hedgehogs are the new darlings of the Internet and social media pet circles and, while these little guys might look prickly, they're actually kindhearted sweeties who just want to be loved. This 16-month wall calendar features full-color pictures of these "quill kids" as they party, pig out, poke around, and have the time of their hedgie little lives!
Stand out and be proud with Llama Nation 2020! Get in on the adorable antics with this wall calendar featuring 13 full-color illustrations of no-nonsense side-eyeing llamas as they prance, relax, and refuse to take any guff from the haters.
"Time spent with cats is never wasted." ~ Sigmund Freud
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