Homemaking Bundle + Free $31 Gift for Sidetracked Sarah Readers!

Dear Homemaker,

(be sure to read to the end, for special offer for Sidetracked Sarah readers!)

 

Are the inmates running the asylum?

 

I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand.

 

When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home.

 

I imagined a home that was more than just 4 walls, a roof, and a mortgage.

 

I wanted to make a special place that was a magical mash-up of:

 

  • a school,
  • a playground,
  • a refuge,
  • a boo-boo “fix it” station,
  • a “you can do it” pep rally, and
  • a safe place for personal expression, sharing and growth.

 

And then real life happened…

…laundry, diapers, stretch marks, and never-ending meal prep… money worries, gritty floors, soap scum, and the stain that won’t come out of my son’s favorite shirt… holiday stress, and teaching my daughter to read (and master long division)… a husband who works long hours, a kid with the sniffles, stomach aches and a fever… and a secret dream to run my own little business from home.

 

And that’s why Erin and Stephanie created the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle… because as rewarding as it is, homemaking is hard work and it doesn’t always come easily.

 

I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

 

To help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker – help, inspiration, tips, encouragement, resources at your fingertips…

 

… the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is just for you.

 

It is a complete library of carefully selected eBooks, eCourses, audios, online conferences, and printable packs designed to help you turn your house into a home… without all the overwhelm.

 

What’s in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?


The first step in putting together this collection was to find the critical homemaking skills that you need to transform your house into a home.

 

Here they are:

  • Cleaning… create a healthy, toxin-free home
  • DIY/Homemade… fun and frugal ways to express your personal style
  • Devotionals and Faith… take a break from the daily grind to renew yourself
  • Finances… build a budget that works
  • Cooking & Meal Planning… serve easier, tastier meals in less time
  • Holidays & Special Events… brighten up old family traditions and create new
  • Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease
  • Marriage… heat up your marriage
  • Motherhood… find peace, balance & joy in mothering
  • Organizing… conquer the clutter and simplify your life
  • Pregnancy & Babies… enjoy a healthy pregnancy and prepare to nurture your baby
  • Health & Wellness… soothe aches & pains with natural remedies
  • Working from Home… hone your talents, live your passions and earn money to help your family

 

… a complete library of 99 eBooks and eCourses to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships.

 

 

 

Are there too many books in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle?

 

Let me ask you a question.

 

Have you ever taken your family out for a buffet dinner… and then been disappointed when you couldn’t eat every single morsel on display?

 

Of course not!

 

Sure. There’s that first, breath-taking moment when you see and hear and smell the amazing meal spread before you… and you think, “Where will I even start?”

 

But that’s the thing… because you do start… with something.

 

Maybe it’s a tender flaky biscuit, or a piece of delicious roast beef, or maybe you’re like me and start with a piece of pie (mmm, blueberry or apple with whipped cream)?

 

So relax, enjoy, and start anywhere you like. Come back to the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle “buffet” as many times as you like. It’s all here for you.

 

Is the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle worth it?

 

In a word… yes!

 

To be absolutely certain, Erin and Stephanie asked questions, tried techniques and just about drove themselves crazy making sure that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle was the very best homemaking resource anywhere.

 

They dug through hundreds of websites and connected with dozens of authors and teachers.

 

And then we all worked together to make these resources the most affordable possible.

And They Were Delighted to Help…

 

The result? This collection is a fraction of the price of what someone would pay for each resource individually!

 

For a short time, the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle… a complete library of:

  • 76 eBooks
  • 6 eCourses
  • 1 audio download
  • 2 online conferences, and
  • 14 printable packs

 

…99 carefully selected resources designed to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships… is only $29.97. (A total value of $984.74.)

 

That breaks down to 30 cents per book.

 

Your 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

 

If for any reason, you decide that the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is not for you, then please send an email to customerservice@Ultimate-Bundles.com and we will refund 100% of your investment. No questions asked.

 

Don’t Forget the Bonuses…

 

Of course, no Ultimate Homemaking Bundle would be complete without the generous, inspiring gifts donated by companies that understand homemakers like you. Every gift is yours to keep and enjoy.

 

  • Choose 1 FREE Online Class from Craftsy (Select from 24 of Their Most Popular Classes – Up to $60 Value)
  • 1 FREE Kids Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts ($19.95 Value)
  • FREE $15 Credit to Hope Ink PLUS 2 FREE 8×10 Art Prints ($71 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day “Good Deal” Subscription to She Plans Dinner ($15 Value)
  • Choose 1 FREE Stylish Spring Scarf from Deborah & Co. ($20 Value)
  • FREE $80 Healthy Moving Class Credit ($80 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day Pro Membership to ListPlanIt ($30 Value)
  • FREE 65 Tyndale Rewards Points to Be Used for a FREE Book or Towards Any Book of Your Choice ($15 Value)

 

One More BONUS for Sidetracked Sarah Readers ONLY!

Freezer to Slow Cooker Blank Week

If you purchase this bundle using my link, I will personally email you all 9 of my weekly menus, as well as my $250 One Month Walmart menu for FREE!  That is a $31.90 value!  This exceeds the value of the homemaking bundle itself!

 

Now It’s Your Turn

 

The proven, simple, and effective skills you need to transform your house into a home are all waiting for you in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

 

This is your chance to get all the love, support, guidance and inspiration you need to nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships with proven, simple, and effective tools that really give you a boost as a homemaker.

 

But time is running out! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle will only be available from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, April 20 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 27.

 

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After that, the shopping cart closes and the deeply discounted price is gone.

 

Act now!

 

Click here for more info or to buy now.

 

 

After you’ve made your purchase, come back here and enter your first and last name, as well as the email address you’d like for me to send your bundle to.  Once I check the list and show that you completed an order for the homemaking bundle, I will email you your extra products!  Just go to this form here.  I will check my list each night of the sale and email them out to all purchasers once per day.

Best wishes and happy homemaking!

 

Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

 

 


Talking with My Daughter’s About Doing Hard Things + Giveaway!

This conversation is sponsored by GoldieBlox.  Please read to the end for a chance to win an amazing toy set for girls!  

 

GoldieBlox Giveaway

 

When you read the things that I write, do you assume that I live in a perfect little world, as I share with you all the perfect little things that I do?  Ha.  Well, maybe you don’t really think that, knowing that I’m sidetracked and all, but … as bloggers, we can give the appearance that we are better than we really are, because we like to show you the good stuff.  We often don’t sit around and tell you about what a rotten job we’re doing in certain areas of life.  We especially don’t let you see the backgrounds of our messiest rooms in our pictures, if we can at all help it.  Nobody really likes to dwell on their own negative qualities now, do they?

 

Even though I’m typically an optimistic person, sometimes I feel like such a failure of a mother and wife.  Here’s some thoughts that are often going through my head….

 

  • Why can’t you be thin like ___________?
  • If you would actually stick to a weight loss program for longer than 2 months, you’d be thin by now!
  • Why can’t you be more organized like _____________?
  • If I were a better mom, my kids would be clean right now.
  • I bet all of my friend’s have already gotten dinner on the table and I’m just now trying to figure out what to have.  I’m such a bad mom and wife.
  • If I were a better blogger, my site would be in better order, I’d have more consistent content and I’d have a million pageviews like ________.
  • My kids would be happier if we did all those cool science experiments like __________.
  • Everyone will love you more if you’re ______________ (thinner/more organized/awesome/fill in the blank).
  • You’ve been trying to lose weight for so long, nobody believes you ever will.  (Ouch)

 

Are you hard on yourself, like I am?  It’s not an all the time thing, but sometimes those thoughts start creeping in and, suddenly they start taking over, making you feel miserable!  In fact, my biggest failure mindset lately has been about losing weight.  Even though I’ve done well, I tend to fall back into old habits when I reach a certain timeframe and I have really struggled with if it’s really worth the effort to lose the weight.  I know in my mind that it is, but I have a hard time implementing it with my actions….making me feel even more like a failure.  It’s like I’m going round and round with myself.

 

I have 5 daughters and we’ve been talking about doing hard things.   I want my daughters to know that they can do most anything they put their mind to.  While I want them to be feminine and lady like, they can also be strong and confident.  In order to be strong and confident, they must embrace some basic principles.  Like…..

 

1.  Stop Comparing Yourself to Others!

If you look up at my list, you’ll notice that most of the things I’m hard on myself for are because I’m comparing myself to others.  Comparison is such a bad thing to get wrapped up in, if you are doing it in a negative way.  Who cares how clean, organized, fun, skinny or whatever else anyone is.  Who cares if I don’t do things like my next door neighbor.  I am not my next door neighbor!  Each of us has a unique way we handle situations, and that is based on all of our experiences in life so far.  So, please, ladies, don’t compare yourself or your children to anyone else.  Lets teach our children, that it’s OK to be unique.  Imagine how boring life would be if we were all exactly the same.  There would be no spontaneity at all!

 

2.  Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things

One of the ways that we help instill confidence into our daughters is by making them do things that they may think are too hard.  Things that they wouldn’t normally tackle on their own.  We have been known to have them mowing the lawn and painting right alongside us at an early age, just to instill that confidence that they can do this, even if it seems hard.  I grew up believing I could do anything and I want my daughter’s, and all of my children to think in the same way.  There’s no need to be inhibited by self doubt.

 

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Last week, we received a neat little toy set in the mail called GoldieBlox.  It is a building set for girls, where you can build many different architectural type designs…one of which is a zip line that a cute little doll named Goldie can ride down.  I was heading for the store and my girls were dying to get into the box, but weren’t sure they wanted to tackle it without mom by their side.  There were lots of pieces that they weren’t sure what to do with.  I assured them that they’d be OK and to just give it a try and see what they think.  Not only did they figure it out, but they had a ball doing it.  (It’s fun when you’re not afraid to try hard things!)

 

Later they decided to take it outside to the playhouse where they could tie the zip line at a much larger angle and send their unsuspecting doll crashing gliding down the zip line.  Here they are, getting ready to launch her:

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They were so proud of themselves for figuring this out without my help!  I was proud of them, too!

 

3.  If You Fail, Dust Yourself Off and Try Again

 

If you fail, do you just quit?  Do you say never again?  Do you know how many times I’ve failed at losing weight?  Can you imagine how much larger I’d be if I never tried again?  While I have not ever met my long term goal, I have not all out failed either.  I have hit bumps in the road.  Life happens.  Habits and happenings get in the way of the best laid out plans, but all that means is that you must continue trying.  Don’t roll over and play dead.  If we quit trying, we teach our kids that it’s OK to give up.  We must not go there with them.  I want my daughters to know what to do when they hit those bumps in the road.  It’s OK to cry for a short time, but it can’t last long, because there’s work to be done!  Wallowing in self pity simply is not allowed.  Nobody conquers the world while they’re feeling sorry for themselves!

 

We must never let fear of failure stop us from trying!

Do you know how many times famous inventors have failed before they found the winning idea?  Thomas Edison is famous for a quote that says,

I have not failed, I have just found 1000 ways that won’t work.  

 

Let me encourage you to embrace the habit of trying hard things.  Let’s teach our daughters that it’s OK to fail as long as we learn from those failures.  Failure can lead to innovation!

 

Are you interested in learning more about GoldieBlox?

 

 

We received this kit in the mail and had a ball putting things together.

 

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My girls’ favorite was making the zip line, but then went on to build a dog house, by following the carefully laid out instructions in the spiral bound instruction book.

 

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They will be building more and more as time goes on.  I was so impressed with how they made their instruction book spiral bound.  It will be so much harder to lose those instructions full of ideas of what they can build now!    Of course, they can always explore on their own and come up with their own creations, too!  You can get 20% off of any purchase for GoldieBlox toys by using this discount code before April 5th:

 

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Giveaway

GoldieBlox Action Figure

GoldieBlox Builder's Kit

If you’d like to be entered into a giveaway for a Goldie Action Figure and Builder’s Kit, please leave a comment below sharing about a time that you failed and bounced back.


Basket of Eggs “Easter” Craft Printable

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I love walking outside and seeing all the flowers in bloom and hearing the birds chirping away.

 

That means Spring is here and I am in love!

 

And with Spring here, well, that means that Easter is coming soon.

 

After a long winter we could all use a bit of cheer, and what could be better than a quick and easy craft to make with your children to get excited about Easter?

 

My Basket of Eggs Easter Craft is the perfect solution!

 

What could be more fun than coloring eggs and gluing them into a basket?

 

No mess, no hassle, just memories to create and remember.

 

Want to make it a teachable lesson?

 

How about having your preschoolers count eggs as they glue them into the basket!

 

Perfect fun and learning in ONE!

 

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What you will need to have on hand:

  • Crayons or Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A Printer
  • Paper

What you will need to do to complete this Easter Craft:

  • Print off Basket Printable and Egg Printable
  • Color Basket and Eggs
  • Cut out eggs
  • Glue Eggs in Basket
  • Hang up to enjoy

 

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To Download click Basket of Eggs Easter Craft.

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

*All clipart and graphics were created by MyCuteGraphics.

 

 

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Miranda, is a Crunchy, Country Mama giving her look on a Homemade Life of Homeschool, Good Eats, (Mis) Adventures, and Living Grace-Filled Everyday@GraceandGravy with a side of life! Miranda has been married to her sweet husby for 16 years and a homeschool momma to 2 kiddos at home. She loves her four-legged, fur babies and they make her life complete. Miranda is passionate about Guatemala Missions, Early Farmhouse Life/Decor, and learning to be a Self-Sufficient Homesteader!

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