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The Ultimate Collection Of Tips For Backyard Hobbies And Leisure

 Is your family sitting around in the house all day on the weekend? You don’t want to hear your kids say again "Mommy, I’m bored!" Well, time to turn off the TV and head outdoors. There is plenty that you and the entire family can do in your own backyard if you just let your imagination run wild. 

Need some alone-time on the weekend? Take it easy by:

*   Gardening, reading, sewing or knitting

Need to bond with the kids? Have fun with them and their friends by:

*   Playing card games and board games

*   Playing scavenger hunt

Get imaginative, work out the body and mind:

*   Jump up and down a trampoline 

*   Play tic-tac-toe or hopscotch using chalk in the pavement to draw the lines

*   Play backyard bowling with soda cans, cereal boxes or stuffed toys

*   Paint on rocks or draw on backyard walls & pavement using chalk or washed-off paint

*   Give your kids a digital camera and have them take pictures of plants, flowers, rocks, furry creatures

Why not chill out and just let everything go?

*   Pitch a tent, grab some marshmallows and hotdogs and camp out complete with a campfire and a cookout!

However way you take some time-out, enjoy fooling around in your backyard and just have a good time!

Refuse To Choose!

Don’t know what to do with your life? Drawn to so many things that you can’t choose just one? New York Times best-selling author Barbara Sher has the answer–do EVERYTHING!

With her popular career counseling sessions, motivational speeches, workshops, and television specials, Barbara Sher has become famous for her extraordinary ability to help people define and achieve their goals. What Sher has discovered is that some individuals simply cannot, and should not, decide on a single path; they are genetically wired to pursue many areas. Sher calls them “Scanners”–people whose unique type of mind does not zero in on a single interest but rather scans the horizon, eager to explore everything they see.

In this groundbreaking book, you will learn:

  • What’s behind your “hit and run” obsessions
  • When (and how) to finish what you start
  • How to do everything you love
  • What type of Scanner you are (and which tools you need to do your very best work)

The Good Husband’s Guide to Balancing Hobbies and Marriage

Avid hunter Steve Chapman (A Look at Life from a Deer Stand-200,000 copies sold) enthusiastically pursues a lifelong hobby while remaining passionate about his wife and home. Knowing the perils of spending too much time in the woods, he prayed, studied God’s Word, and sought advice. The result? Nine life-changing principles to balancing hobbies and marriage, including- investing equal finances in his spouse’s interests spending more time with his wife than with his hobby communicating desire to be with his family sharing the child-rearing load making sure hobby doesn’t cause a mess Whether their passion is hunting, golf, or team sports, this guide will help men participate in hobbies and keep their families happy.

Hedonizing Technologies

Rachel P. Maines’s latest work examines the rise of hobbies and leisure activities in Western culture from antiquity to the present day. As technologies are “hedonized,” consumers find increasing pleasure in the hobbies’ associated tools, methods, and instructional literature.

Work once essential to survival and comfort—gardening, hunting, cooking, needlework, home mechanics, and brewing—have gradually evolved into hobbies and recreational activities. As a result, the technologies associated with these pursuits have become less efficient but more appealing to the new class of leisure artisans.

Maines interprets the growth and economic significance of hobbies in terms of broad consumer demand for the technologies associated with them. Hedonizing Technologies uses bibliometric and retail census data to show the growth in world markets for hobby craft tools, books, periodicals, and materials from the late 18th century to today. The book addresses basic issues in the history of labor and industry and makes an original contribution to the discussion of how technology and people interact.


This is a facsimile reproduction of Hobbies magazine, originally published in 1932. Contained within its pages are a variety of diverse craft projects. Replete with classified advertisements, this book is a treasure trove that offers a window into a bygone age. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.