Wednesday, April 30, 2014

a big fat DIY fail: if it weren't so awful it might actually be funny...

Last fall my sweet friends at church used these lovely wood slices as table decor for our women's retreat:
pic from my friend Emily :) I thought they did a great job making our retreat beautiful! :)
And I've seen log slabs like them on Pinterest too- they always look fantastic as centerpiece like this one:
fabulous source: Twin Cities Wedding from the Wedding Chicks
You know how much I love simple, gorgeous decor that's nearly free like that! After seeing those inspiring tables I was on the lookout for my own {free} log slab. About a month ago, I scored one of these from a fallen tree at my mom's place, and brought it home for my very own centerpiece:


I was so proud. :) I stacked a bunch of candles on it and called it a day. {It was free and I didn't even have to chop it down myself, so I figure it really was a good day!} 


Fast forward to a month later, last weekend- when our weekend guests were here {which I plan to tell you about soon, when my computer is working again}. I asked Rob to clear the table for the food to go on...

And.this.was under the log: 


My farmhouse table is now growing a centerpiece of its very own.


I'm calling that one a DIY fail.

Just a little. ;)

{I talked to my decor-savvy log-centerpiece making friends and apparently you're supposed to polyurethane them before you use them. I guess you can't just go get any old tree and put a chunk of it on the table. Ahem.}

Have you ever had a massive DIY/Pinterest fail? Please make me feel better, LOL!

Monday, April 28, 2014

today's the last day to get the homemaking bundle :)


I just wanted to pop in and remind you that today is the last day for the Ultimate Homemaking bundle sale before it's gone forever! :) You have until 11:59 EST tonight to buy one if you were interested! :) It's so exciting I'm an affiliate again this year- I'm downloading my bundle today {which is good because we finally finished cleaning the upstairs and I now can enjoy them, you know? I had to use it as my motivation! ;)}.

If you're wondering what you could do with this kind of bundle of ebooks and bonuses, this video will help you get an idea! :)


Also- here are a couple of ways to buy if you're on a tight budget right now:

You can go in with a friend to buy 2 bundles and get one free making your price less than $20 each:


AND! :D While the bundle is only available to purchase through today, they've made a special way for you to purchase it now and pay on May 1 if you need to wait until the end of the month! :)

"You asked, we listened. We've heard from many who want to buy the bundle, but simply don’t have it in the budget until May 1st. Since the sale ends for good on Monday, April 28th @ 11:59 PM, we’ve come up with a way for you to have your cake and eat it, too. From now until the sale ends on Monday night, you can choose to order the bundle but defer payment until May 1st.
By completing this payment form, you are purchasing the bundle today, but your card will be charged on May 1st, 2014 in the full amount of $39.97 (Kindle version) or $29.97 (PDF version). Once it has been processed, you will receive access to your bundle." 
Click over here to get the deferred charge on May 1 for pdf {$29.97} and Kindle {$39.97}.

It's such a great deal!! :) And they've really worked hard to make sure that everyone has a chance to get in on the deal before it's gone. :)

I really don't think you could find a more comprehensive set of homemaking resources anywhere on the web for this price. Bought separately, they’d cost a total of $698 (not including $200+ in bonuses!). But you can have all of them for just $29.97

Or, for just an extra $10, you not only get the full set of PDF files, but also a bonus set of Kindle editions, perfectly formatted for easy Kindle reading. 

Act now to get the ultimate eBook collection on homemaking at a once-in-a-lifetime price.






Here are just a few of my favorite titles in the bundle! These are the ones I'm reading first! You can see all 78 + of them here!

No Cook Freezer Meals
No Cook Freezer Meals
Kelly McNelis

Inside the No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook you’ll find 18 recipes, a grocery list, nutrition info, freezer labels, a freezer inventory sheet, and tons of freezer meal tips – including how to find time to freeze, step-by-step instructions, and more!

Life Your Way Printables Download Pack
Life Your Way Printables Download Pack
 Mandi Ehman
With the Life Your Way printables, you’re able to get all of the information out of your brain and onto paper so you can free up your mind for things like enjoying your family, rediscovering your creativity, and improving your productivity. This set offers more than 400 simple, uncluttered printables that don’t require a lot of ink to print or a lot of time to use!

5 Days to Budget Breakthrough: Change Your Money - Change Your Life
5 Days to Budget Breakthrough: Change Your Money – Change Your Life
Kimberlee Stokes
In 5 Days to Budget Breakthrough, you’re given practical steps broken down into five days with tasks for each. Take each step one day at a time, and watch your finances change immediately!

Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning
Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning
Leigh Ann Dutton
Too many people let life pass them by, never considering that what they do today can have a profound impact on tomorrow. Others are in a season of being so overwhelmed they have no idea how to dig their way out. The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way! Live for Him: A Grace-Filled Look at Planning has everything you need to create a plan to get your life on track and living for Him.

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life
21 Days to a More Disciplined Life
Crystal Paine
Do you have ideas, hopes, and dreams for what you want to accomplish in your life, but you feel like you’re being held back by a lack of personal discipline? 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life will teach you: how to prioritize and name your goals so that you can accomplish them faster than ever, how to expose the obstacles that will come up and then make a plan to conquer them, and more.

Undivided Mom: Finding Christ in the Chaos of Motherhood
Undivided Mom: Finding Christ in the Chaos of Motherhood
Kayse Pratt
Undivided Mom is a devotional for moms who feel distracted, pulled in a million different directions, and really just desperately need Jesus to keep them from losing their ever-loving minds. It’s about mothering with a vision, with a purpose, for His glory, and through His strength.

Intentional Marriage: The Art of Loving Your Husband (A 31 Day Devotional)
Intentional Marriage: The Art of Loving Your Husband (A 31 Day Devotional)
Crystal Brothers
An intentional marriage is based on the recognition that love is an action more than a feeling. Not sure how to be intentional in your marriage? This book contains everything you need, including 31 days of devotionals, each with a verse, devotional thoughts, a challenge, questions for reflection, and more.

Simplified Dinners
Simplified Dinners
Mystie Winckler
Simplified Dinnersenables anyone to transition toward home-prepared, real, whole foods cooking – even those less confident in the kitchen. Simplified Dinners helps keep dinner streamlined while allowing flexibility.

Learning to Speak Life: Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional
Learning to Speak Life: Fruit of the Spirit Family Devotional
Michael & Carlie Kercheval
This fun 9-week family Bible study is geared for families with young children ages 3-9. It examines the fruit of the Spirit according to Galatians 5:22-23 – teaching children how to speak God’s life-giving words in place of words that tear down and destroy.

It's Me or the Coupons: How a Busy Mom Can Win the Grocery Budget Battle
It’s Me or the Coupons: How a Busy Mom Can Win the Grocery Budget Battle
Beth Cranford
Maybe you’ve heard that using coupons can save you a lot of money, but you’re worried it will be like taking on a new job. This book discusses several money saving strategies, focusing mostly on how to use coupons effectively. It will guide you through setting up a simple system so you can use coupons to cut your expenses, without adding more stress to your day.

A Simple Homeschool Planner
A Simple Homeschool Planner
Tsh Oxenreider
This download includes 39 different pages you can print till your heart’s content, along with extras like a multiplication table and conversion chart, and even eight different chalkboard printables (four quotes on both a green and black chalkboard) – perfect for your planner’s cover, or to print and frame around your learning area.

Blog at Home Mom: Balancing Blogging and Motherhood
Blog at Home Mom: Balancing Blogging and Motherhood
Christin Slade
Blog at Home Mom(#BAHM) is a source of practical and encouraging tips to help moms balance their life at home with their blogging ministry or business online. You will find ideas for organizing and prioritizing your blog and writing, as well as setting goals and keeping balance with your home and children.

And don't forget about the bonus offers! ($200+ value)


In addition to all the amazing eResources, this bundle includes the best bonus offers it's ever had. These deals are worth over six times the price of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. So you’re up on the deal right away!
  1. DaySpring—A FREE 10-pack of Premium Greeting Cards($20.00 Value. Standard shipping applies.)
  2. HopeInk—$15 HopeInk store credit to be used towards anything + a FREE 8×10 Art Print with order. ($39.00 Value. Standard shipping applies.)
  3. Redeeming Beauty Mineral Makeup—3 FREE eyeshadows of your choice from Redeeming Beauty($16.47 Value. Standard shipping applies - only ships to US and Canada.)
  4. Marie-Madeline Studio—A $15 store credit for anything in Marie-Madeline Studio's online store. ($15.00 value. Standard shipping applies.)
  5. Once a Month Meals—A FREE One Month Pro Membership from Once a Month Meals($16.00 Value. No shipping required.)
  6. DizolveFREE 64-load pack of Dizolve Laundry Strips for you PLUS a Free 64-load pack of Dizolve Laundry Strips for food banks. ($25.98 value. Standard shipping [$3] applies. Only ships in the US.)
  7. TrilLight Health—Get a FREE 2 oz. bottle of a liquid health formula OR $15 store credit from Trilight Health.($15.00 Value. Standard shipping rates apply.)
  8. ListPlanIt—Free 3-month membership OR 3 free ePlanners from ListPlanIt($15.00 value. No shipping required.)
  9. Bulk Herb Store—Instant download of the instructional video Making Herbs Simple Volume 2 for FREE fromBulk Herb Store(up to a $15.00 Value. No shipping required.)
  10. Fit2B™ Studio—FREE 2-Month Online Fitness Membership at Fit2B™ Studio(up to a $20.00 Value. No shipping required.)


UH bundle + easy access Kindle files = $39.97
Remember, this bundle is available for 6 days only, from 8 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, April 23 to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, April 28th.

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle as well as read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

thursday things: room redo's underway, delicious soup, and my coffee/reading motivation

We are having house guests this weekend, and we are in excited-scramble mode to get ready for them. We didn't end up having our planned garage sale due to a miscommunication on work days ;), so we ended up donating much of our pile instead of selling it. I'm kind of relieved that it didn't work out, as well as glad that a local ministry gets to benefit from our stuff. It was hard, but it was time to let go. :) 

Rob's free time this week has been working on getting the boys' room ready for our friends. We had two gallons of Urban Sunrise {Valspar} that didn't work out downstairs, but thankfully did work out in their attic room:




The boys emptied out their room into the girls' room and the upstairs living area, so I have my work cut out for me before Saturday. :) I think we could probably have another garage sale just from cleaning the upstairs out again!


The paint is all dry up there, so it's time for me to get moving. Honestly, I'd really like to stay downstairs and eat this inhale this lovely smell all day instead:


{Last night after grocery shopping I went ahead and made a pot of Edie's creamy chicken tortilla soup (with a few modifications- I didn't have onions/garlic so I used dried), and it is delicious. You have to try it!}


Or even better, I'd really love to sit on the couch and read lots of new ebooks from the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle with a cup of coffee in hand, but I know that those two will feel better when I'm done with all the upstairs work anyway. Maybe it's Type A, but I don't enjoy leisurely things with work hanging over my head very well. :) I have to use them as motivation to keep moving! :D

 

Okay, I'm going now while they baby is still sleeping.  Pray for me. :P 


What's on your plate right now? {hehehe}

Does having visitors inspire you to tackle big projects or is that just for crazy people like me? :P

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

the deal of the year: 80 ebooks + printables + $200 in bonuses for $29.97!! {95% off}



It's called the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for a good reason. :D I'm amazed that you can get 78 ebooks, audio files, printables {like creating a household planner and a homeschooling planner}, 2 ecourses (one is with Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae!), and $200 in bonuses for less than $30 total!! {I have no idea how they can give you this good of a deal, but I don't ask questions! hahaha! :) It's really just an incredible deal. I'm so excited to be an affiliate again and get to share it with you! :D }

I'm also thrilled to dig into this whole new set of ebooks and printables! :) Some of my favorite titles I can't wait to read are: No Cook Freezer Meals. The Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Daylight: Managing Your Days Through the Homeschool YearsTaming the Laundry Monster, and The Homemaker's Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule. :)

The whole bundle is a crazy good deal that is only available through April 28 {6 days total}, so if you're interested you might not want to wait! :) {I had several people wanting to buy last year's after the deal was over, and I was sad to tell them it was gone forever!}.

Here are all the details - and I would be happy to try to answer any of your questions {or you can find lots of answers over here and here!}!

Get The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle--Hurry: Sale 6 Days Only!


By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it's better than ever!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come.

Unlike a library, though, you don’t have to spend years building it up. The Ultimate Bundles team has done the hard work for you, searching the web to find the very best eBooks from top homemaking authors and combining them into one essential collection that you can buy in one simple purchase.

Act now to get the ultimate eBook collection on homemaking at a once-in-a-lifetime price.






I'm confident you won’t find a more comprehensive set of homemaking resources anywhere -- and certainly not at this price. Bought separately, they’d cost a total of $698 (not including $200+ in bonuses!). But you can have all of them for just $29.97

Or, for just an extra $10, you not only get the full set of PDF files, but also a bonus set of Kindle editions, perfectly formatted for easy Kindle reading. This has been a popular request over the years and I'm excited to say it's now available!

I believe it’s the best deal on homemaking eBooks anywhere on the web. But it will only be available for six days. So grab yours before it's gone!

You get ALL THIS in The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!
This huge wealth of information and guidance will be right there on your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or Kindle, whenever you need it.

Here's what you need to know about the sale:
When? 8 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 23 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, April 28
What? 78 eBooks, 2 eCourses, 2 audio files, and 2 printable packs PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you'll really use!
Where? Purchase the bundle here.
How much? Well now, that's the best part. The entire package is worth nearly $900, and it's selling for less than $30. Sweet deal, right?
Get ALL of these eBooks for 1 LOW Price! One Week Only!
What's in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle? ($698 value!)

Homemaking
Food
Motherhood
Marriage
Faith
Faith {For Kids}
Financial Stewardship
Health & Wellness
Holidays & Special Events
Homeschooling
Pregnancy & Babies
Self-Care
Working from Home & Blogging
What are the Ultimate Homemaking Bonus Offers? ($200+ value)

In addition to all the amazing eResources, this bundle includes the best bonus offers it's ever had. These deals are worth over six times the price of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. So you’re up on the deal right away!
  1. DaySpring—A FREE 10-pack of Premium Greeting Cards. ($20.00 Value. Standard shipping applies.)
  2. HopeInk—$15 HopeInk store credit to be used towards anything + a FREE 8×10 Art Print with order. ($39.00 Value. Standard shipping applies.)
  3. Redeeming Beauty Mineral Makeup—3 FREE eyeshadows of your choice from Redeeming Beauty. ($16.47 Value. Standard shipping applies - only ships to US and Canada.)
  4. Marie-Madeline Studio—A $15 store credit for anything in Marie-Madeline Studio's online store. ($15.00 value. Standard shipping applies.)
  5. Once a Month Meals—A FREE One Month Pro Membership from Once a Month Meals. ($16.00 Value. No shipping required.)
  6. DizolveFREE 64-load pack of Dizolve Laundry Strips for you PLUS a Free 64-load pack of Dizolve Laundry Strips for food banks. ($25.98 value. Standard shipping [$3] applies. Only ships in the US.)
  7. TrilLight Health—Get a FREE 2 oz. bottle of a liquid health formula OR $15 store credit from Trilight Health. ($15.00 Value. Standard shipping rates apply.)
  8. ListPlanIt—Free 3-month membership OR 3 free ePlanners from ListPlanIt. ($15.00 value. No shipping required.)
  9. Bulk Herb Store—Instant download of the instructional video Making Herbs Simple Volume 2 for FREE from Bulk Herb Store. (up to a $15.00 Value. No shipping required.)
  10. Fit2B™ Studio—FREE 2-Month Online Fitness Membership at Fit2B™ Studio. (up to a $20.00 Value. No shipping required.)
UH bundle + easy access Kindle files = $39.97

Remember, this bundle is available for 6 days only, from 8 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, April 23 to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, April 28th.

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle as well as read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

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