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.

5 Aspects of a Learner + An Annoucement

One of my biggest hopes for my children is that they will be learners. Yes, I want them to have have a general concept of history, geography, kings, queens, American politics, ect. when they graduate my biggest hope is not that they will know, but they will seek to know. That they will enjoy the process, and they will embrace it whole heartedly.

My husband and I have recently started trying to remember to ask each other what is something we have learned that day. He always has something brilliant to say. Sometimes in between changing poopy diapers, finding out at dinner time I forgot to feed one of my kids lunch, and washing dishes I forget to seek growth and learning. But, that little question reminds me of my love of learning.

I believe kids are born naturally inquisitive, but that fire of curiosity can be stoked or quenched (at least partially) by environment. One of the best ways for them to embrace learning is through Mark’s and my examples. The flame of curiosity can encourage another fire to begin. Like a candle igniting another.

Today I want to talk about 5 attributes of a learner. So we can remember, and embrace them, and so we can hand them down to our children- the next generation of leaders, voters, teachers, and parents.

While we tried to order these, they all overlap and can not be done without the other.

1. Listen.

Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance Proverbs 1:5

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:19

I do not use the word “listen” as merely the physical action of hearing what another is saying, but to let it effect you and then to absorb what is true. Listening can happen through hearing another speak, reading, videos, nature- anywhere you can observe what is going on around you.

Do not just take someone’s word though- weight it against other sources especially the bible and through prayer.

2. Embrace your ignorance

Not embrace as in accept, but as in acknowledge. Don’t view ignorance as a bad thing. Recognize it for what it is- just not knowing. It is not bad, evil, a slight of your character, or a measurement of intelligence. It is is only a state which can be changed. But only in accepting where you are ignorant and resolving to change.

3. Let go of embarrassment/the concept of stupidity

The only way to overcome ignorance is to seek knowledge. Even if that knowledge is something you think you should already know. It is along the same idea of “no such thing as a stupid question”. If you can overcome the feeling of embarrassment or inadequacy, it will open up the channel to finding answers.

Once you cure that area of ignorance, embrace the next. There is always ways we can learn. Some might not be of interest to us, but never let not knowing something stand in the way of knowing it.

This is a big struggle of mine. I often feel so inadequate next to my highly knowledgeable husband. But, he is wonderful in that he will never let me use the “s” (stupid) word to describe myself. He pushes me to learn- and I am better for it.

A few weeks ago I asked my husband what the difference between “then” and “than” was. At 23, and after 3 years of blogging, I did not know. Now I do. And guess what, it was simple! I just had to swallow my pride and ask. Even admitting that here is hard for me- but I want to be real.

4. Ask questions

Books, friends, and google. Seek out answers. Then of course reference them. Knowledge will not just fall into our lap. “Learning” is a action verb.

5. Do not be afraid of working hard

Go run around your family room. Was it easy? For most of you it will be. Now go run a marathon. Was that easy? For must of us it would not be. Just because sometimes learning comes easily does not mean we should only try to learn and grow WHERE it is easy for us.

Also, even if something comes easily to someone you know does not mean it will come easily to you. My sister Laura is a lover of all things words. She used to laugh at long words as a baby, walk around spelling them as a toddler (i-d-i-o-s-y-n-c-r-a-s-y idiosyncrasy means a weird or peculiar habit), and can pick up on all things language easily. It took me 2 years of consistently writing to be able to formulate most sentences without tears of frustration. It does not come easily to me, and I am far from amazing. But, I enjoy it and am far improved from where I once was.

And, an announcement.

Above are five very important aspects of a learner. Now I want to share with you my favorite way to learn and tell you about an amazing deal coming up.

Reading. 

I bet my mom would not have thought that would be the case for me while I was sounding out “dddd—oooowwww—–nnnnn” for the hundredth time and my little sister yelled “Down! Debra! Down!” But, I love reading and learning from books. I will be honest, I love snuggling up with a hard book, but I am really warming up to e-books. I have read many over the last few years of being a blogger and am just beginning to see what amazing resources and knowledge is out there.

75 bloggers (including me!) have teamed come together to offer an entire e-book library (97 books!) related to all areas of homemaking- home and property, finances, homeschooling and educating children in general, cooking, time management, hosting, holidays, marriage, spiritual growth, motherhood, healthy and fitness. You get the idea. The best part is it is only $29.95- over a $610 saving.

I have been enjoying reading the books over the last few days (being a blogger has it’s perks- I got to review them you know!) and enjoying what I have learned so far. I am not a sales person by any means- but I can tell you what I love, right?

One book has already showed me more about me than I would care to know about myself and yet has given me hope in one of my biggest struggles. Another I wish I had a few years ago when I started cloth diapering. A third and fourth are making me feel again like I can do this whole thing called cooking which despite usually feeling like I have that area under control, I have struggled with it more than I can imagine in the last few months. 

There might even be one I am avoiding… because I know how much I need to read it. *cough* I will be talking more about those books leading up to, and during the days, of the sale.

Those are with just seeing a few of the 97 offered. And don’t worry, I will actually tell you what is in it! Make sure to come back on the 29th to see the full details. 

I for one can’t wait to read more! 

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?