The Ultimate Homemaking E-book Bundle (and Kindle Giveaway) Is LIVE!

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The Ultimate E-book Bundle is Finally Here! Can you tell I am excited?

This is an amazing deal and I have already read several of the books (got to preview the books so I could review them!), and am excited to read more.

Note: Buckle yourself down ladies, with 107 books, courses, and bonuses plus one amazing giveaway to share about this is going to be a long post!

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive collection of homemaking resources anywhere on the web, and particularly not in this price range. For this low price, you gain access to every single one of these resources, so that you can customize your own collection to contain exactly the ones you want and know you’ll use.

This library of homemaking helps include topics such as mothering, organization and cleaning, recipes and kitchen helps, home education, spiritual growth for both moms and kids, home décor and DIY, pregnancy and baby care, frugal living, health and fitness, and even work-from-home and financial tools.

To make it an even better deal, we’ve also teamed up with 10 companies to bring you over $140 in bonus offers, giving you an affordable opportunity to get products you’ll use and love for only the cost of shipping, or in some cases, entirely for free!

What’s Included in the Sale?

When you purchase The Ultimate Homemaking eBook collection, you will get instant access to any of the 97 eBooks and eCourses listed below.

PLUS over $140 of FREE Bonuses

Each The Ultimate Homemaking eBook collection comes with more than $140 of FREE Bonuses from 10 companies that we know you’ll love. More on these bonuses below.

Please note: This collection is only available from 9 a.m. EST on April 29th to 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4th. There will be no late sales offered.

Home & Property {Cleaning, Organizing, Decor}

 

Educational Children’s Resources

 

Budgeting {Finance & Time}

 

In the Kitchen {Recipes and Cooking}

 

Pregnancy & Baby Care

 

Holidays & Special Events

 

Spiritual Growth

 

Marriage & Romance

 

Motherhood

 

Health & Fitness

 

Beauty

 

Working from Home & Blogging

 

Ecourses

PLUS, You will receive FREE Bonuses from these companies…

A FREE Two-Month Membership to Fit2B Studio, where their wholesome workouts for the whole family are tummy safe and particularly target Diastasis Recti (split abs). ($19.98 value. No shipping restrictions.)

 

A $15 store credit to TruKid. With products like their aware-winning sun care, they are dedicated to providing all natural skin and hair care for kids, babies, and now pets. ($15.00 value. Standard shipping applies. International shipping available.)

 

Your choice of incredible natural products like sea salt and clay for FREE. Choose from the Redmond Trading Earthpaste Bundle ($24.90 value) or the Facial Mud Bundle ($26.90 value). (Standard shipping applies. Continental US only.)

 

Your choice of a FREE heirloom sourdough starter or FREE yogurt starter from Cultures for Health, the leading supplier of starter cultures and supplies for making cultured and fermented foods ($12.95 value. US & CAN addresses only. Standard shipping applies.)

 

Your choice of: a FREE 3-Month Subscription (for new accounts) or 30% off a One Year Subscription. Plan to Eat is an online menu planner that uses your recipes, scheduled for the days you want them. ($15.00 value. No shipping restrictions.)

 

A FREE Culinary Herbs Assorted Seed Pack Check just in time for spring planting from www.wheatgrasskits.com, a living whole foods company. ($11.95 value. Standard shipping applies to all US states and territories- no international shipping for seeds.)

 

Get $10 off Union28’s original “my husband rocks” tee. Their marriage apparel lets you celebrate your spouse in style. ($10.00 value. Standard shipping rates apply. International shipping available, but free shipping only available within USA.)

 

A $10 store credit plus 1 FREE lip balm from Bee All Natural. Their whole body products nourish and heal, and are made using only the highest quality, food grade, organic ingredients. ($13.49 value. Standard shipping applies. International shipping available.)

 

A FREE 2 oz. bottle of your choice of liquid herbal formula from TriLight Health. They specialize in fast acting, great tasting natural herbal remedies. ($12.95 value or more. Standard shipping applies, within the USA only.)

 

Your choice of 3 FREE ePlanners OR a 3-Month FREE Membership to ListPlanIt, whose mobile lists will help to organize your life. ($15.00 value. No shipping restrictions.)

The fine print:

Bonus Offers

  • Each bonus offer can be redeemed once only per eBook Bundle purchase.
  • For each bonus offer, transaction numbers or proof of purchase may be required at the time of redemption.
  • All bonus offers are free gifts from the bonus sponsors, are their sole responsibility to provide, and are subject to availability.
  • All bonus offers expire at midnight on May 19th, 2013 (2 weeks from the last day of this sale).

General

  • It is your responsibility to download and back-up your purchase within the 1-month download time-frame. With proof of purchase, we can renew download links up until August 1st, 2013. After this date we will no longer have access to the books and will not be able to provide any new links to download.
  • Due to the nature of this sale, there will be no refunds available. However, we would invite you to read our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the file types, the download process, how the bonus offers work, etc.

Please note: This collection is only available from 9 a.m. EST on April 29th to 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4th. There will be no late sales offered, so make sure that you get your bundle right away!

Particularly for those wanting to read these ebooks on their mobile devices (iPhones or iPads, Android, Kindle, etc.) you will want to learn more about the file types, how to download them correctly, and how to transfer them to your device.

Kindle Giveaway

We want to spread the word about this giveaway as much as possible, so 24 of the authors have gathered together to offer a kindle AND The Christian Homemaker’s Handbook e-book.
Note: you do not have to have a kindle to read the books. Visit here to read more.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

The Rules: An email address is required to enter so we can contact the winner. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter (via random.org) and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 4, 2013.

The Most Important People

I recently un-published almost all my super old posts due to feeling they needed an update on writing, attitude, legality of photos (I did not do a lot of research before I began blogging) and structure.  But, I want to republish the ones that I felt had good things to say, with a lot more time and attention given to them. For this reason you might see posts you have read before filling in over the next few weeks and months. 

Everyday I see the most important people in my life.

Back when I said “I do” I made a covenant with man AND God to be Mark’s wife. I promised to be there for him, to raise his children, to be his lover and his helpmeet. Mark became the most important earthly relationship, my relationship with God the overall first.

A very wise woman told me once, or was it a million times, that “your ministry begins with my family”. I nodded and thought “Yep, the church is my family.” I leave ‘c’ lowercase on purpose because I considered serving in our local church building one of the most important things.

It took a long time and her telling me this many times for me to realize she meant “your ministry begins with your family”. Who would have thought?

It is the serving God has called me to, back when I said “I do”. Other relationships are important, but THE MOST important earthly relationships is my family.

Too often is it easy to slip into giving others my best. Why? Laziness and pride, at least for me. Pride tells us we must impress others. Laziness tells us it is just our family, the people we see every day. 

  • Keeping house
  • Cooking a nice meal
  • Dressing nicely
  • Sitting down for a chat
  • Giving of my time and energy

These are all things I often find easier to do for others than for Mark.

If you were to come to our house for dinner, our home would be fairly clean the dinner would (theoretically) be nice, and my kids would actually be dressed. I would prepare for you. That is not wrong! But often I do not give the same energy and care for the most important people in my life. 

Do the MOST IMPORTANT people in your life get your best?

Confessions of Wanna-be Super Hero



If blogging has taught me one thing, it is that I am rarely alone. Even on things that are rarely talked about. Therefore I wanted to share what God has been convicting me of, in hopes that  can bless someone. So, today I share my heart… 

I want to be Superwoman. 

That person that can sweep in and save the day.

I want to do everything perfectly and to have the ability to never say (or think) no when I see a need. I want to be able to have everything under control.

I wish I was a superhero… But, I am not. I am human, weak, and often helpless to fix problems I see.

IT DRIVES ME CRAZY. 

I want to Superwife. I want to make his day wonderful. I want to be his super sexy, amazing, prima domestic diva for him. But, I am not. I have served dinner at 8 more often than not since starting GAPS. I can not keep up with everything and long after my energy is gone:

  • There is still crayon markings on the wall.
  • A pile of dirty dishes sits on my counter.
  • Too few clean clothes grace our drawers.
  • I did not make his food for the next day so he gets canned salmon… again. 
  • I have yet to spend time with him. 

I want to be Supermom. One who uses every teachable moment, seizes the day, is always kind and patient, takes joy in parenthood at all time.

But, I am not. I fail. I have a bad attitude and am impatient. Christopher asks me “will you be happy, please?” when I am frustrated, and says “it’s all fine!” when I burst into tears over silly things. I am no supermom!

I want to be a superhero to those around me. I want to be able to watch the kids of anyone who needs a break. To be able to cook a meal for anyone it would bless. To go help clean houses, to be family to those who do not have one, to invite people into my home and be the perfect hostess and serve them an amazing meal.

But, I am not. I rarely offer to babysit these days as my own kids wear me out. I rarely have anyone over, or cook for anyone other than for my family right now.

I struggle to want to be around people when I do not feel like I have extra energy to offer. I feel not a superhero but a “burden” so I “best” stay home.

I want to be a super crafter… blogger… musician… artist… To be perfect at everything I try. I do not want to have to learn things like mortals. To make mistakes. I do not want to be weak. 

I want to be a perfect, independent, superhero. 

Than I am not. I sink in guilt and try all the harder… with no better results- but more guilt stuffed into that too large bag I carry. 

I will never be a superhero. 

For this reason I declare myself an unworthy failure. 

But, God is telling me a different story. 

Through prayer he tells me the words “beautiful” and “strong”. Even if I am not a perfect superhero and would never win top model. (read that story)

He tells me his yoke is easy and his burden is light. That bag I carry to stuff my guilt into, needs not be carried. I can find rest. (Matthew 11:29-30)

He says to me “my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” I will boast the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

He loves me. A sinner. So much so that he sent his son to die for me. (Romans 5:8)

He tells me condemnation is not of him. That he died to set us free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8)

He tells me that it is fine to need other people, especially him. That does not make me weak. But, HE is my strength. (Psalm 46:1)

I need not be a superhero. God is in control.