Author Billee Sharp shares her freecycling, budget-savvy, barter-better wisdom in this step-by-step handbook for revolutionizing spending habits and reclaiming quality of life. Lemons and Lavender is an inspiring and instructive guide to living the handmade life by consuming less and creating more. Practical and profound, this handy how-to covers every area of life and offers easy-to-do tips, recipes, and advice for saving money and the planet. Learn how to ditch your lawn and raise organic vegetables, cook healthy meals for pennies, cure minor maladies from the kitchen cabinet, save big dollars with small repairs, and eco-clean your house with lemons and lavender. With this guide, families can live more joyfully and far more creatively, all on a dime.
About the Author
Billee Sharp was born and raised in a little village in Dorset, England, where she spent a lot of time at the garden gate waving to passersby. She studied anthropology and ancient history at University College London. Billee went on to style herself a career as a contemporary art curator and gallerist. Working with Damien Hirst and others, she opened Building One, a huge gallery in an old biscuit factory, and mounted a series of group shows which contributed to the emergence of the YBAs. Quickly disenchanted with the art world, she turned her interest to the underground house music scene flourishing in London. Not long afterward, Billee moved to California. In 1993, she took up residence in San Francisco and started both a family and record label with Scotsman Jonah Sharp, a pioneering electronic musician. The birthplace of counterculture has been a wellspring of inspiration for her life and her creative writing.
"There are a ton of GREAT tips in this book." Mi Saving Mama
"The book has a lot of suggestions on cheap ways to clean house, simple eco friendly cleaners that don’t cost much, easy recipes, and lots of advice." Simple Wyrdings
"Lemons and Lavender would make a nice addition to any gift that you might give to a newly married couple. Not only will they enjoy the money saving, environmentally friendly tips this book offers, but also the recipes and words of wisdom from the author. I would recommend this book to anyone who is new to a green lifestyle, is looking to create less waste and reduce the negative impact that their life has on the environment. Overall the book was an entertaining and interesting. I believe I will reference the tips and recipes included in Lemons and Lavender many times over the years!" Sweepstakes Love Blog
"There are seven chapters crammed full of ideas to fix things, grow things, and more. Each time I thought I had discovered a favorite chapter I read a little further and discovered another gem." Just Like June