Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art Of Self-Reliant Living by Kris Bordessa

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

Packed with delicious recipes, natural remedies, gardening tips, crafts, and more, this indispensable lifestyle reference from the popular blogger makes earth-friendly living fun.

Whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country, this essential guide for the backyard homesteader will help you achieve a homespun life–from starting your own garden and pickling the food you grow to pressing wildflowers, baking sourdough loaves, quilting, raising chickens, and creating your own natural cleaning supplies. In these richly illustrated pages, sustainability-guru Kris Bordessa offers DIY lovers an indispensable home reference for sustainability in the 21st century, with tried-and-true advice, 50 enticing recipes, and step-by-step directions for creating easy, cost-efficient projects that will bring out your inner pioneer. Filled with 340 color photographs, this relatable, comprehensive book contains time honored-wisdom and modern know-how for getting back to basics in a beautiful, accessible package.

my thoughts:

Talk about a timely book. With the world deep in the midst of a pandemic, learning about self-sustainability makes perfect sense.  Not only is now a great time to learn about the numerous and various ways in which one can garden, pickle foods, create natural cleaning supplies, and craft; but its also becoming more and more obvious how imperative it is to become even more self-reliant.  Grocery stores are filled with bare shelves and people are stockpiling toilet paper. It is most definitely a trying and terrifying time in the world.  I'll admit that at first talk of the virus, I couldn't help but be reminded of Stephen King's book, The Stand, and AMC's popular TV show, The Walking Dead.  Reality suddenly felt so surreal.

With the help of Bordessa's book, Attainable Sustainable, I feel like I can dive into projects that will help keep me feeling productive, engaged, and self-reliant.  Chock full of beautiful photographs and useful tips, this lovely tome will be a treat to flip through and read through. I am loving perusing it slowly each morning as I drink my cuppa. I can't help but be inspired and motivated to start a few of these projects. I would happily recommend Kris Bordessa's book, Attainable Sustainable to anyone and everyone looking for the next great read - you will LOVE this book so much!! Its a must-read!!

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Attainable Sustainable
Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

Awesome and timely book! I know I definitely wouldn't mind being more self-reliant right about now.

Sara Strand said...

I was going to order this since our stay at home was just extended until the end of May so clearly I have time to learn some of these tips! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours