FREE Stress-Free Homemaking eCourse & Printables

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FREE Stress-Free Homemaking eCourse & Printables

For a limited time, you can sign up to access this FREE Stress-Free Homemaking Series.

Each video has companion worksheets that will help you pinpoint your homemaking struggles and formulate a plan to conquer them.

Video & Worksheet Topics:

  • Stress-Free Laundry
  • A Sparkling Clean Kitchen
  • Super Simple Meal Planning
  • A Speedy Nighttime Routine

The Stress-Free Homemaking eCourse is only available until Monday, so grab yours now! It is a fun & fabulous promo for the upcoming 2015 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale.

Are interested in earning a FREE Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for yourself? After you sign up for your free eCourse, you will be given an option to earn rewards by sharing with friends.

What can you earn?

Happy Homemaking!!

Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home Review & Giveaway

Growing Your Blog Review

I started this blog years ago, when the bloggy world was just a little community of people who had a few things in common. There was no following anyone on Pinterest, or making graphics for every post on Picmonkey. As the internet gained speed, and blogging became commonplace, I’ve had to take a crash course to keep up with all the changes.

A blog can be a blessing for a family or it can become a curse. It is very easy to pour hours into writing, editing, creating, and promoting. Balancing blog and home is a challenge. Jacinda from Growing Home has launched an ebook this week that will help create a plan and save you from wasting time hunting for the info you need to kickstart your blog.Her blog has grown ten times in size and now generates a five figure income annually.

Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home offers a wealth of information to help you set priorities and manage your time. The ebook is divided into four parts:

Part 1: Creating a Vision and Maintaining a Schedule starts with questioning whether blogging is right for you. It will help you set priorities and manage your time online and in the home.

Part 2: Content and Design covers a long list of tips for creating a quality site that is going to draw and keep a reader’s attention.

Part 3: Growth and Monetization  walks you through ways to grow your numbers and monetize your blog.

Part 4: Logistics and Legalities dives into the not-so-fun part of blogging, like dealing with ugly comments or people who steal your content. This is my favorite section because Jacinda reminds us that we are to react softly because the name of Christ is at stake. Such a powerful and important reminder!

You can see the entire Table of Contents HERE.

growing launch week

Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home is available in PDF or Kindle format for a launch-week sale price of only $3.99 through January 18th! (reg. price is $7.99)

Would you like to enter the giveaway but don’t want to wait to get started on your blog? Jacinda will graciously refund your purchase cost if you win, so go ahead and buy it while it’s on sale!

I am giving away a copy of Growing Your Blog While Managing Your Home in your choice of PDF or Kindle. Giveaway is open to all countries and ends Monday, January 20th.

Growing Your Blog Giveaway

I received a free copy for the purpose of giving my honest review. This post contains my affiliate link. I signed up as an affiliate because I believe this is a product that will bless my readers. Thank you for supporting my site through your purchase!

Free Household Notebook Printables

 

Enjoy this updated MEGA list of FREE household notebook printables!

Leave a sweet “Thank You” behind at these sites if you use their pages.

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* Quick Start Homeschool

*Blooming Homestead

*Week at a Glance – A Holy Experience

*Daily Planner – A Holy Experience

*MommyTracked

*Scattered Squirrel

*Desiring Virtue

*iHeart organizing

*CleanMama

*The Good Wife

*Imperfect Homemaking

*Lisa Whelchel

*Buttoned Up

*The Household Planner

*Artsy-Fartsy Mama

*delicate CONSTRUCTION

*The Ultimatest Grocery List

With the Fruit of Her Hands

A Virtuous Woman

Executive Homemaker

Donna Young

Organized Home

Digital Women

Kristen’s Guide

Organized Scrapbooks

ParenTime’s Printable Checklists

A Clean Heart

Woman’s Day Cleaning Checklists

Printfree Custom Calendars

Mint Printables

Chart Jungle

Real Simple Checklists

Set Your Goals

D*I*Y Planner

The Hem of His Garment Bible Study Resources

Revive Our Hearts not planner pages, but many great Christian resources & lists to put in your notebook

You Might Also Be Interested In:

~ Printable Menu Planners

~ Free Garden Planners/Journals

~ Printable Student Planners

~ Homeschool Planners

31 Days to Clean

I’ve read rave reviews the past few weeks about the new eBook                 31 Days to Clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way.

Every day has two challenges:

  • The Mary Challenge -Something you do that encourages/engages your heart
  • The Martha Challenge – Specific cleaning tasks

There are tons of resources out there that tell you how to tackle your house, but this one also deals with the heart issues involved.

I discovered that, starting May 1st, there is going to be a 31-Day Homemaker’s Challenge using this book.

There is a Kindle version that can also be read on Kindle PC, which is super handy for highlighting and taking notes without having to print.

The eBook is ONLY $4.99, but if you share through your blog or Twitter before midnight tonight (EST) you can get a free copy!

wfmw – cozy home scents

This week’s WFMW has an Entertaining theme.

I love to create a cozy atmosphere in my home, especially when people come over. A burning candle is part of our everyday life.

There are lots of inexpensive ways to add a lovely scent to your home:

~ Keep a pot of simmering spices on the stove

~ Wash all of your linens in this fabric softener & they will smell like warm vanilla sugar

~ Toss pinecones, orange peels or cinnamon sticks into the fire

~ Sprinkle peppermint oil or vanilla on cottonballs and hide them around the house.

~ Tuck a perfume strip from a magazine into a drawer or cabinet

~ Sprinkle some cinnamon inside your vacuum cleaner bag

~ Toss a fabric softener sheet into the bottom of your trashcan after you empty it

~ Make your own Febreze with 2 cups warm water, 1 T baking soda and 2-3 T fabric softener – test a small spot first before using

~ Add a couple of drops of essential oil to a box of baking soda to make your own carpet deodorizer

~ Fill a basket with scented pinecones I fill a planter on our porch to greet guests with a cinnamon-y welcome

What do you do to make your home cozy?

Run on over to We Are That Family for tons of entertaining tips!

spring cleaning: get the junk out


I am really looking forward to this unique spring cleaning carnival. Here is a list of hostesses and weekly themes:

  1. 3/23 Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship: antibacterial soap/bleach
  2. 3/30 Amy @ Simply Sugar and Gluten Free: gluten
  3. 4/6 Beth @ Fake Plastic Fish: plastic food containers
  4. 4/13 Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up: refined sugar
  5. 4/20 Micaela @ Mindful Momma: parabens
  6. 4/27 Lenetta @ Nettacow: food additives
  7. 5/4 Kelly the Kitchen Kop: CAFOs
  8. 5/11 Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers: pesticides
  9. 5/18 Mandi @ Organizing Your Way: clutter
  10. 5/25 Claire @ Saving Money Plan: debt

730 in 365

Amy @ The Finer Things is hosting a Declutter Challenge. She is getting rid of 730 things in 365 days – that’s only two items a day.    I can do that!!

She will post a linky at the end of each month so everyone can encourage and challenge each other. I plan on taking and posting a picture each month just to have a visual record of the junk that I am sending packing!

ministering @ home

Colossians3_12

My morning devotional time for the past couple of months has been spent working my way through Titus 2. One day I would read the book of Titus and the next I would read a lesson from God’s Beautiful Design for Women: Living Out Titus 2:1-5. (The Revive Our Hearts Ministry is a fantastic source for studies. Nancy Leigh DeMoss is gifted by God to convict hearts and show us how to apply Scripture.)

I’ve begun to read familiar Bible verses in a whole new light. Instead of reading them in the context of interacting with fellow Christians and the church body, I now try to read them as they would apply to my children, husband and home. All of a sudden new life is being breathed into Scripture!

I want you to give it a try. Read the following verses and think of how you can apply them specifically to your family. It will change your actions and your speech….oh, and it might sting a little too 😉

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.            Titus 2:7-8

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:12-13

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.  II Timothy 2:22-25

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.                        I Peter 4:8-10