5 Must-Read Books from The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Confession time: I stayed up way too late last night reading books I downloaded as part of The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. There is so much good stuff in this bundle — and I wanted to highlight 5 of the books that are my favorites so far.

{By the way, this sale ends tonight at midnight so today is your last chance to get all 99 of these resources for just $29.97! Go here to read more about The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and why I’m highly recommending it!}


How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul is written by my friend, Ruth Soukup, who I think is positively brilliant — a term I don’t use lightly. The way she thinks and processes just blows up my brain.

She’s always experimenting, testing, tweaking, and strategizing. And she’s freely shared the resulting lessons and light bulb moments with me.

All I can say is “wow!” Because what she’s figured out really works. Case in point: by implementing the Pinterest strategies Ruth has shared with me, I have increased my site traffic by over 500,000 unique visitors per month!

Yes, I told you she’s brilliant! :)

Her ebook, How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul, is hands down the BEST blogging book I’ve ever read. It’s comprehensive, but not overwhelming, and packed with amazing information.

One Bite at a Time

I love, love, love Tsh and her blog. She’s a huge inspiration to me in so many areas.

And her ebook, One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler, is fabulous. I read it over the course of a week and a half as I was doing my warm-up and cool down on the treadmill before my morning run. I enjoyed the book so much that I had trouble getting off the treadmill every day because I just wanted to keep reading. I guess that’s not a bad problem. :)

As you probably well know, I love the concept of breaking things down into bite-sized manageable pieces. And Tsh’s ebook does just that. It gives you 52 bite-sized steps you can take to become more efficient, streamlined, and organized.

You know those things you always say you want to do someday? Like planting a garden, switching to natural cleaners, composting, setting up a system for paper clutter, organize your photo collection, learning to cook from scratch, setting up menu plans, planning regular date nights, or regularly turning off technology? Tsh gives you the tools, motivation, and encouragement you need to slowly make those positive changes you’ve hoped to make. And she makes it simple and doable.

Now I have to tell you: Tsh suggests that you pick one project per week for a year–thus the 52 projects. However, I’d suggest to maybe slow the pace down a bit and just pick one project every other week or once a month. That way, you can really take your time and let the changes really sink in before moving onto something else.

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If you are struggling with balancing work and family, I think you’ll find this book by my friend, Anne Bogel, very insightful! From the Amazon description:

In How She Does It, author Anne Bogel unpacks these trends in family & work culture, and gets to the core of HOW you can make your work goals fit into your unique family situation.

Inside, you’ll find the personal success stories of 30 women who found – by playing to their unique strengths– solutions that really work for their families.

How She Does It will show you how to:
• Explore options for the shape of your work life, and plan ahead even before there’s a husband or kids in the picture.
• Abandon old limitations on home life demands leftover from previous generations.
• Embrace this changing landscape where it’s easier than ever to find time to work and be there for your family.
• Squeeze in more work hours without increasing childcare.
• Overcome common barriers like a tentative husband or a seemingly inflexible boss.
• Set priorities for your personal, budgetary, and family goals.
• Create a plan for your unique family situation.
• Adapt your work and family rhythms to the changing seasons of life.
• Meet other women like you who have walked the path of blending work and family–and succeeded.

How She Does It is the roadmap you’ve been looking for – packed to the brim with the creative solutions, encouragement, and resources you need to make a plan that works in the actual, every day life of your family.

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Project Organize Your Entire Life: The Quick Start Guide is packed with step-by-step encouragement to simplify and organize almost all areas of your home and family.

Stephanie is encouraging, realistic, and down-to-earth. Plus, she gives you ideas that you can tweak and adapt for your own family’s situation. There are also links to printable forms and lots of helpful articles and resources at the end of each chapter.
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Okay, so this isn’t a book, but I still wanted to highlight it since it’s out product and all! :)

Grocery University is a 2 hour, 19 minute audio course that will teach you everything you need to know about making the most of your grocery budget, regardless of whether you’re new to bargain shopping or have been a super-shopper for years.

This original, in-depth course goes deeper than anything you’ve ever seen before and will have you stretching your grocery budget further than you ever thought possible! It’s produced by my good friend, Carrie Isaac, a mom of five and owner of Springs Bargains.

In this course, Carrie has taken her years of experience teaching live seminars and developed a comprehensive strategy that’s proven to reduce your grocery budget. Carrie produced this course in 2010 and sold it successfully to thousands of people. This past year, we bought the rights to the course from her, updated some of it, and are offering it as one of our products.

10 other books I read and found very helpful, too:

Grab all of these ebooks + 84 more ebooks, printables, and resources for just $29.97! This offer is only valid until midnight tonight.

Go get your copy of The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle here.

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Free Hamilton-Beach Programmable Slow Cooker (after rebate)

Free Programmable Slow Cooker after rebate

Top Cash Back is offering a $26 rebate on the Hamilton Beach Ensemble Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker right now — which will make it completely free after rebate. This is for new Top Cash Back members only. If you are already member, you are allowed to sign up another adult in your household.

Here’s how to get the $26 rebate:

1. Sign up for a new Top Cash Back account here.

2. Head here for the special KMart offer page and click through to Kmart to purchase.

Free Programmable Slow Cooker after rebate

3. Order a Hamilton Beach Ensemble Programmable 5-Quart Slow Cooker originally priced at $36.99 but to $24. Choose in-store pickup and shipping will be free. Very important note: Do not order anything else or the deal will not be valid.

4. Within 14 days of picking up your Slow Cooker from KMart, your Top Cash Back account will be credited with $26 — enough to cover the slow cooker purchase plus an applicable tax.

5. After you receive the $26 payment in your Top Cash Back account, you can choose to transfer it to your savings account or request a Paypal payment.

This offer is only valid through April 28, 2015 — or while supplies last.

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Last chance to win a Vitamix & a $500 Amazon gift card!


Who wants to win a Vitamix or a $500 Amazon gift card?!?! I’m giving both away this weekend!

I love my Vitamix and we use it all the time — to make smoothies, frappes, iced coffee, sauces, and much more. It’s one of our favorite kitchen appliances!

And who wouldn’t want to win a $500 Amazon gift card? You can use it to by groceries, household items, books, or even a large ticket item.

I’m giving away a Vitamix AND a $500 Amazon gift card to two readers who helps me spread the word about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. One reader will win the Vitamix and one will win the $500 Amazon gift card.

(Psst! Have you gotten your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Go read all about this special offer here — it’s only available through TONIGHT!)

Enter to Win a FREE Vitamix or a $500 Amazon Gift Card

It’s really simple to enter to win and will take you just a minute or two to do so…

To enter, just share about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle with your friends and family on social media. You can use Facebook and/or Pinterest!

Entry Option #1: Leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d do with the $500 Amazon gift card if you win it.

Entry Option #2: Click here to share this post about 5 Things You Should Do Every Single Day on Facebook.

Entry Option #3: Click here to share this post about the Homemaking Bundle on Facebook.

Entry Option #4: Click here to share this post about Eliminating Paper Piles on Facebook.

Entry Option #5: Click here to repin this pin on essential oils & the Homemaking Bundle on Pinterest.

Entry Option #6: Click here to repin this pin on paper piles & the Homemaking Bundle on Pinterest.

You can do all six things if you’d like — and enter up to six times. Leave a separate comment for each entry option if you choose to do multiple entries and each comment will count as an entry.

This giveaway will be open through Monday evening at midnight. I’ll choose and notify the winners within a few days.

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Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diapers — as low as $10.75 shipped!

Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diaper Sale

Fuzzi Bunz is clearing out a lot of their cloth diaper inventory to make room for updated diaper designs. Right now, they are offering 40% off a number of products, while supplies last.

Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diapers

You can get Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diapers for as low as $10.75 with this sale. Plus, use coupon code MSMFREESHIP to get free shipping on any order.

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Target: Huggies Pull-Ups for as low as $3.69 per pack


You can get a pack of Huggies Pull-Ups for $3.69 per package this week. Here’s how:

Buy 1 Huggies Pull Ups at $7.99-$8.99
Use $2/1 Pull Ups Target printable
Plus, use 5% off cartwheel
Stack with $2/1 Pull Ups coupon
As low as $3.69 per package after coupons

Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!

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