The book is presently available (as of April 19, 2011) via Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Order online using any of the above bookseller links or visit your local bookstore! For retail inquiries, please email HarperCollins Special Sales or call (212) 207-7104.
The book has three sections:
Part One: Home-ify Your Pad. A room-by-room approach with quick and easy ways to make your place cozier. Check out the blog for these low-cost, special touches to tap into and show off your inner artist…because no one should get away with, “I’m not creative.”
Sometimes it just takes a little spark to get you going (or $11 in your wallet for the week.)
Part Two: Impressive Acts of Domesticity. I’m doing housewifey things on my own terms. I’m your alternative-Martha, acknowledging that it’s a bit stressful to go from doing nothing around the house, to attempting projects via Ms. Stewart: sewing/mending, cleaning, fixing, crafting.
Most importantly though, don’t be afraid to don your domestic goddess hat. After all, some of this stuff isn’t as hard as I’ve been led to believe (once you break the first-time barrier.) I’m still not doing dishes after dinner; the happy life of digestion sans dish soap is planted firmly in my heart.
Part Three: Life after Restaurants. Meet your kitchen and try a few homemade projects while you’re at it. After you’ve managed a few meals at home (and still have more produce than you can eat) take a shot at small-batch, seasonal canning and preserving. Show your work (off) through entertaining with low-key, low-stress ways to host.
Hip Girls is about being open to trying new things. Have a go at something new that’s guaranteed to impress your friends and family, or just see what people who raised your parents used to do before packaged, industrial food, television, Ikea or Facebook.
The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking blog is here for you to use as an enhanced version of the book with actual photographs, detailed tutorials and recipes, and even videos!
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