Monday, April 29, 2013

The Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle is Here!

*********THIS SALE IS NOW OVER************************

 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!  That's about  .31 cents a book! This get's even better when you see all of the freebies!
Yes I am excited about this!!!

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 d├ęcor and DIY, pregnancy and baby care, frugal living, health and fitness, and even work-from-home and financial tools. To sweeten the pot, 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

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.

31 Days to Clean by Sarah Mae @ ($4.99) Getting it Together: Your Guide to Setting Up a Home Management System that Works by Kayse @ kayse pratt ($3.99) Pulling Yourself Together: Implementing a Cleaning Routine that Sticks by Becky @ Clean Mama ($10.00) Simple Living by Lorilee @ Loving Simple Living ($2.99) NOT a DIY Diva by Melissa @ The Inspired Room ($3.99) One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler by Tsh @ Simple Mom ($5.00) 28 Days to Hope for your Home by Dana @ A Slob Comes Clean ($5.00) Organizing Life as Mom by Jessica @ Life as Mom ($9.00) Clean Enough: Simple Solutions for the Overwhelmed by Jenni @ Live Called ($4.99) 10 Steps to Organized Paper by Lisa @ Lisa$5.00) Handmade Walls by Jamin and Ashley @ the handmade home ($9.95) Easy Peasy Chores: An Easy-to-Use Chore System That Brings JOY Back Into Family Chores by Alina Joy @ The Good Old Days Farm ($17.99)


Princess Training by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($3.99) The Armor of God by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($2.50) My Bedtime Learning Book by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($1.00) Think Outside the Classroom by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($6.97) Raising Rock Stars — Kindergarten Bundle by Carissa @ 1plus1plus1equals1 ($10.00) The ABC's For Godly Boys Curriculum by Lindsey @ Road to 31 ($8.00) The ABC's For Godly Girls Curriculum by Lindsey @ Road to 31 ($8.00) K4 Curriculum by Erica @ Confessions of a Homeschooler ($15.00) Write Through the Bible (print) by Trisha @ Intoxicated on Life ($5.00) Write Through the Bible (cursive) by Trisha @ Intoxicated on Life ($5.00) Balcony Girls (books 1 & 2) by Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer ($19.90) The Dig for Kids: Luke (Volumes 1 and 2) by Patrick, husband of Ruth @ The Better Mom ($5.98) Music: An Essential Ingredient for Life by Ryan @ Resound School of Music ($6.99)

From Debtor to Better by Barry @ From Debtor to Better ($10.00) Tell Your Time by Amy @ Blogging with Amy ($2.99) The Homemakers Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule by Amy @ Raising Arrows ($4.99) Your Grocery Budget Toolbox by Anne @ Authentic Simplicity ($7.99) Finding Financial Freedom by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($5.97) Become a Frugalista in 30 Days by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($3.99)


Crock On by Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents ($5.00) Real Food, Real Easy by various bloggers @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95) Wholesome Mixes by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.00) 20-Minute Meals by Leigh Ann @ Intentional by Grace ($4.99) Restocking the Pantry by Kresha @ Nourishing Joy ($9.99) Money Saving Mom's Guide to Freezer Cooking by Crystal @ Money Saving Mom ($3.99) Simply Summer by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95) Do the Funky Kitchen by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers ($4.95) Real Food Kids: In the Kitchen plus 1 month access to select Real Food Kids eCourse videos by Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS and Jami @ Eat Nourishing ($20.00) Seasonal Menu Plans on a Budget: A Month of Meals from My Humble Kitchen to Yours by Diana @ My Humble Kitchen ($4.99) Just Making Ice Cream by Marillyn @ Just Making Noise ($12.00) The Curative Kitchen by Susan @ Handy Pantry ($20.00)


First Bites by Hilary @ Accidentally Green ($9.99) Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95) Stress-Free Baby Shower by Sara @ Your Thriving Family ($4.00) Unbound Birth by Jenny @ The Southern Institute ($2.99) My Pregnancy Journey by Mindy @ Simply Designs ($9.99) My Buttered Life Baby Edition by Renee @ Made On Hard Lotion ($5.00) The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Rachel @ The Minimalist Mom ($5.00) Redeeming Childbirth: Growth & Study Guide by Angie @ Redeeming Childbirth ($3.99)


Pursuit of the Proverbs 31 by Amy @ Amy Bayliss ($3.99) The Best of Visionary Womanhood by Natalie @ Visionary Womanhood ($5.00) God’s Word in my Heart: A Scripture Memory Learning Guide with Verses {all 4 versions} by Jenn @ The Purposeful Mom ($3.99) Kept: a 13-Week Inductive Study on 1 Peter by Lara and Katie @ Quench Bible ($4.99) Love Like Him: an 8 week Inductive Bible study on 1 Corinthians 13 by Lara and Katie @ Quench Bible ($2.99)

100-pound Loser by Jessica @ Muthering Heights ($4.99) Honoring the Rhythm of Rest by Danielle @ Domestic Serenity ($2.99) 42 Days to Fit by Brandy @ The Marathon Mom, Emma @ Real Fit Moms and Stacy @ A Delightful Home ($4.99) Healthy Homemaking by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($12.95) Personal ePlanner by Jennifer @ ListPlanIt ($5.00)

Frumps to Pumps by Sarah Mae @ ($4.99) The Cottage Mama’s DIY Guide by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.00) Simple Scrubs to Make and Give by Stacy @ A Delightful Home ($3.99) The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley @ The No Brainer Wardrobe ($7.99) Embracing Beauty by Trina @ Trina Holden ($9.00) Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose by Kristen @ The Frugal Girl ($3.99)


Learning in Love: The Preschool Years by Renee @ FIMBY ($7.99) Homeschooling from the Heart by Renee @ FIMBY ($7.99) Grocery University by Carrie @ Colorado Bargains ($24.95) Vibrant Living Strategies for Moms by Lisa @ Well-Grounded Life ($59) You Can Do This! The First Five Steps to a Real Food Kitchen by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers ($5.00)

PLUS, You will receive FREE Bonuses from these companies...

A FREE Two-Month Membership to Fit2B Studio (for new members) or $20 off a Yearly Membership (for current members), 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 award-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, 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).
  • 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 Please click HERE
This post includes affiliate links, and will receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you.  Since this site's purpose is ministry based I decided to donate the profits I receive from the sale to charity.  If you have any questions please do so in the comments.  Thank you for your support of this site.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A Sneak Peek of the Ultimate Homemaking E-book Bundle Sale

So this is not something I normally do, but a friend of mine, Jenni Mullinix has her awesome book in this bundle, Clean Enough. Plus there are about 6 other books I have been wanting to purchase and you guessed it... They are in this bundle!!! (Hence my excitement! I love getting a deal. Woot!)

This bundle goes on sale tomorrow morning at 9am EST and will only be on sale until May 4th.

 I can honestly tell you I am buying it for myself. Just check out this listing of fabulous books and I think you will see why. I am already following some of their blogs and have read some of their books.( I cannot vouch for all of them as I have definitely not read all 97 books, but I am looking forward to it.)

Some of the items I am especially excited about are the home school resources and the devotional studies to do with your children. I am especially excited about, The Dig, which I have already heard great things about from quite a few people.

Also in my families efforts to switch to healthier, more natural meal plans, I am pumped for the cook books section. (EEP!) The ice cream cookbook (Not healthy!) and 20 minute meals are quite handy too. (Okay, so I love cooking. I really, really do.)

The list keeps going with devotionals for women, marriage, cleaning helps, home decorating, pregnancy and more. Truthfully, I am a little over-whelmed by this listing, but then I love to read and once I  download them to my reader I get to take my time going through them. :)

If you have questions about how to use this with your particular E-reading device Please Click Here for the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please, take some time and check out this list that is a hint of whats to come tomorrow. It's only on sale for one week and then I promise you won't hear a thing about it again. I normally do not have the time to review or sell things from my blog, but I thought this was worth it and I love helping to get the word out about some of my wonderful blogging friends.

I hope you have a wonderful week friends, and again there is absolutely no pressure to buy any of this. (Seriously, I don't like pressure.) I just wanted to let you know about it.

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Disclosure: Starting on April 29, if you opt to purchase this bundle via a link from this site, I will receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. I am excited to tell you the Funds provided to this site through this sale will be donated towards charity. (Since my site is for ministry purposes, I wanted to keep it that way by using the profits for ministry.) Of course, you are never obligated to make a purchase. Thank you!  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Blog Issues, Updates, and... Hey! The Sun is Actually Shining!!!

Hi Everyone!

Well, I have to apologize for I have been a bit quiet on here the last 2 weeks. Mainly due to some issues I am having with Disqus.  They promised "seamless integration with any platform" on their website, but this apparently does not apply to mine. ("Argh!" does not begin to cover it.)

 My comments have returned to me in utter discord. They are completely out of order and because of this, sound a bit nonsensical now.(In other replies to other people's comments sometimes appear all in a row like I am having imaginary conversations with myself on my own blog.) 

 Disqus and I have been communicating and I truly hope they can fix it, but so far they are not being very helpful. :P
I will keep you posted. (Seriously, they need warning labels on their site.)

Moving on...

I am happy to tell you that I am still on the adventure of doing Seven. (A book that encourages a mutiny against excess.)  Some of the fab chickies from our youth group have also joined in. They have been a huge encouragement to me. I have now done the food fast twice, the clothing fast and our whole family did the media fast. (Pssss... We are about to start a mutiny against Stress, if you would like to join us.)

When I get some more time I will have to write out some posts on it. I can tell you this, at the start of each fast I am nervous about the craziness that is about to ensue, but by the end of each one I absolutely desire it to become a way of life for myself and our family.

Thank you Jen Hatmaker we are wrecked for normal in the best possible way. ;)

And on that note I have never been one who is okay with normal anyways. The last 2 years have been nothing if not a time of the Lord opening our eyes to His Word like never before. 

He has been turning things upside down and then right side up again and it's a beautiful kind of mess that has ensued. What an amazing adventure and blessing it has been. I am excited to see whats next. My God, You rock!

Oh and one more thing...The sun is actually shining!?! This is a big deal for us. It has been raining and raining and raining and ...Well you get the idea. ;)

Time to get out with my kids and go for an adventure! Bike rides, sidewalk chalk art, and climbing a tree...

How are you doing?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Dirty Laundry, Spit, & Fallen Idols...

Oooooh! Oh no, it' going to fall!”

We excitedly exclaimed as my daring young daughter stealthily removed the wooden game block from the tottering tower and placed it at the top.

There was a collective and audible sigh as the tower, still rocking from her move and its ever diminishing foundation finally stilled. 

This simple children's game reminds me of how we tend to lift and revere certain people up in our lives.

He speaks so passionately. He is just amazing... I would follow him and his preaching where-ever he goes.”

“This author's writing is breathtakingly brilliant. If only I could write like that...”

She is so real, with her talks about dirt on the floors and crazy kid moments. She's so pretty and fun... I wish I could be like her.”

And there they are...

Our tendencies to lift these people up.

Polishing them with a cloth and placing them high for all to see on a beautifully gilded pedestal of our own design...

And then I hear the shocking words of a good friend of mine pop into my head,

I think I need to spit on you now and just get this over with.”

She was responding to a woman gushing over her and praising her talents as a Bible teacher and speaker.

She noted the sincere woman's words went far beyond encouragement and were trickling into a lofty ideal she knew she couldn't possibly live up to.

Isn't it true though?

Eventually people will let you down. Sometimes in direct proportion to how high the pedestal is in which we set them on...

Is it any wonder God had to utter this reminder to His people again and again?

Exodus 20:2-4

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.”

Lifting them up on this pedestal is making them our idol.

Like my sweet children's game of wooden blocks, we detract from our foundation in Christ in an effort to place these people ever higher on tottering towers.

We become as the Israelites, choosing to stumble down into the ever welcoming trap of slavery yet again.

Willingly, we shackle ourselves to the binding chains of comparison.

Our outlooks imprisoned to strive for an image we never can, nor ever should, try to be.

And when our lovely idols spit on us?

When their dirty laundry is exposed for all to see and their tottering tower leans too far from the weight of our expectations?

When it breaks and crumbles to the ground?

We discover we are stumbling in a downward spiral with them...

Feeling betrayed and broken.

Haven't we all been there at some point or another?

Let us remember,

Galatians 5:1

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

Who are you lifting high today?

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