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My Attitude of Gratitude Daily Journal: A Blank Gratitude Journal with Prompts to Help You Express Thankfulness and Appreciation by Alina Niemi

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386 Pages
Interior black and white
Includes how to journal tips
365 blank pages
With writing prompts on every page

Want to keep a gratefulness journal but run out of ideas? Or are you new to gratitude journaling?

This book will fill you in on the science behind appreciation and why so many people are using it to increase happiness and fulfillment in life.


The Hawaii Doodle Book: A Fun Doodling and Coloring Book for You to Finish by Alina Niemi

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128 Pages
Interior black and white
Includes Glossary
Includes Hawaiian language pronunciation guide

Be creative and draw, doodle, and color this book while you learn about Hawaii and its unique culture. Each page has the start of a drawing for you to finish, embellish, or color.

Great for a souvenir or gift. Use it to remember your trip to the islands.


Lizard Lunch and Other Funny Animal Poems for Kids: With Animal Facts, Puzzles and Fun Activities by Alina Niemi

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Know a kid who likes animals? Lizard Lunch and Other Funny Animal Poems for Kids: With Animal Facts, Puzzles and Fun Activities will give them hours of entertainment.

They can test their knowledge with an animal facts quiz, do puzzles, mazes, and doodle. And read funny animal poems with colorful, lively illustrations.


The New Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream in Unusual Flavor (Plus Some Old Favorites) by Alina Niemi

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Learn how to make dairy-free, vegan ice cream without using dairy products, eggs, starches, or hard to find, expensive ingredients like soy creamer. The recipes in this cookbook contain less saturated fat than traditional ice creams, and they have no cholesterol.

If you are avoiding dairy products because of ethical reasons, lactose intolerance or allergies, or if you are looking for healthier alternatives, these frozen treats will hit the spot. You can still have delicious, creamy ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and sorbet that satisfies.

Find recipes with herbs, tropical fruits, vegetables, unusual flavor combinations, all without eggs or milk. You’ll also learn how to make your own yogurt at home, plus step-by-step directions for making Mochi Ice Cream.


Articles, Essays, and Recipes

A Time For Every Turner is an essay that was featured in Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Evolution: Celebrating The American Association of Woodturners 25th Anniversary 1986-2011, along with essays from some of the most influential woodturners in the Western world.

article by alina niemi
Is Your Child Ready for Music Lessons? was published by Mothers of Preschoolers

Rempah, Rendang, and Rojak: A Taste of Malaysian Cuisine, article in The Herbarist 2010, Journal of the Herb Society of America.

hot cross buns by alina niemi
Spiced Fruited Hot Cross Buns Recipe was featured in Light and Tasty Magazine, April 2007.

An Easy Way to Make Sauerkraut is a November/December 2011 feature article in The Backwoodsman Magazine.

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