Posted at 9:34 AM on Apr 20, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
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…
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)
Now It’s Your Turn
I think Laura Ingalls Wilder said it best…
“Just as a little thread of gold, running through a fabric, brightens the whole garment, so women’s work at home, while only the doing of little things, is just like the golden gleam of sunlight that runs through and brightens the whole fabric of civilization.”
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.
After that, the shopping cart closes and the deeply discounted price is gone.
Best wishes and happy homemaking!
Here is a list of all of the products included in this bundle:
Disclosure: The above links are my affiliate links. I do earn a commission from each bundle purchased.
Posted at 8:00 PM on Apr 18, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Mark
It is Saturday which means all the Coupon Matchups have been updated!
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Posted at 8:30 AM on Apr 18, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Mark
I’m all about cheap cuts of beef, and this marinated London Broil is as cheap as beef gets – especially when it’s on sale. London Broil is funny though… traditionally, it was another name for the flank steak. But now, it refers to a number of cuts of beef and usually never an actual flank steak (which has gotten popular in recent years and shot up in price).
So when you buy a London Broil at the butcher counter, you are more likely getting the top round cut of beef. It’s not bad – just different. It’s a bit tough so you will definitely want to marinade it – and I’ve got a TERRIFIC marinade for you using ingredients that you probably already have on your kitchen… Soy sauce, oil, water, mustard, black pepper, garlic powder. Easy easy easy.
To cook, throw it on a piping hot grill.
Now I know that many consider this to be almost sacrilegious – but flip it as many times as you want!! The whole thing about only flipping it once because the sear locks in the juices? It’s bogus. When you flip often, you can get a better sear and less of the “gray meat” in between the crust and the pink interior.
Just cook until it’s top your liking (medium rare works great for this cut) and then let is rest for about 5 minutes. Slice against the grain and then serve!
- 1 - 2 lb. london broil (or top round)
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp mustard (yellow or brown)
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp blank pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- Combine all marinade ingredients and mix well in either a freezer bag or a large dish.
- Add the meat and marinade for at least 6 hours (overnight is preferable)
- Preheat grill on high.
- Add the meat and cook until it has reached the desired temperature (flipping at least once)
- Let the meat rest for at least 5 minutes, then slice against the grain to serve.
Posted at 8:00 AM on Apr 17, 2015 by I am THAT Lady: Lauren
Seven years ago I sat on my bed in my huge master bedroom, in the house that was making us dead broke. I had laid all of the credit card statements on the bed. I was getting ready to confess to Mark how much debt I had racked up. As his feet hit every step of the staircase, my heart began to race faster and faster. My hands started to sweat, and I knew that I couldn’t turn back now. He needed to know the truth and we needed to be open, in order to move forward.
I had been spending without abandon. I had charged a lot of things and never told him, and I couldn’t take it anymore. I knew that I had to come clean, but after many failed attempts at doing so this would be the time I would succeed.
He came into the bedroom and I blurted it out – we have $40,000 in debt. There… I did it….I was now freed of the hidden secret of my spending woes. I was expecting Mark to yell at me, but he didn’t. He hugged me. He told me it would be okay and we would get out of it. He showed me grace that day, and that same grace was what encouraged me to change.
That was the beginning of a long journey of getting out of debt. Along that journey I had to take a job outside of the home as a server at a fine dining restaurant. I started smoking cigarettes and drinking wine every night, so that I could handle the stress of that job. I started becoming a person that I was not, because I was so mad at myself.
I wanted desperately to quit my job, dive back into my church, and spend more time with my son. Not to mention the fact that I was struggling with infertility at the time and so desperately wanted to be pregnant again!
Mark and I sat down and looked at our finances and in a fateful discussion, he told me that I could stay home if we were to cut our grocery bill from $1,000 a month, down to $200 per month. As a spender, that was laughable! $200 per month – we spend more than that per week! I am also an over-achiever, and if you give me a goal to achieve, I will do it.
I started off doing a lot of research. There were two particular bloggers whose blogs helped me get started: MoneySavingMom.com and SouthernSavers.com. I read everything I could find on their websites, and learned how to coupon and meal plan at my local stores.
I started playing the DrugStore game and getting most of our toiletries on sale. I learned how to meal plan, coupon, and put together healthy meals on a budget. Two months after I was given that challenge by Mark, I quit my job, and was finally a stay at home mom.
I continued to coupon and feed our family of 3 on $50.00 per week, I did that for about two years. It was a LOT of work and I spent around 10-15 hours per week strategizing and planning out our meals. I felt like I was contributing to my family, but in a different way. I saw couponing as an hourly wage in giving back to my family.
I stopped spending carelessly and started paying more attention to prices and sale cycles. My shopping habits were starting to change and now I was getting things for free! The first time I got asked to do a coupon class was by my local Mom’s group. Six of us huddled around a coupon insert in my living room talking about how I saved so much on my groceries. THAT is where I learned that God had given me a gift, and I needed to share it.
Shortly after that small coupon class, I was asked to do another one at a local ministry. This class was for about 50 people, and again I felt like I was doing something that God had given me an ability to do. I felt like I had something that could help them.
It has now been seven years since that conversation on the bed. I can still feel the sweat collecting on my palms, and remember the nervous thoughts running through my head. I remember being afraid that I wouldn’t be able to stop spending money. Afraid that I would always be a spender.
I am continuously brought back to is a story in the bible book of Esther. Esther 4:14 says “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” If you look back at the context of that verse, you will notice that she has been under a lot of attack for her heritage. She also is in a position to help save her people.
When thinking about that verse, I am reminded that what I have gone through and everything I learned – was meant to happen. I was born at this time in history, and made those mistakes for a reason. The reason is – I am now blessed to help millions of people every year!
This past week I was blessed to be able to speak to a large local moms group, which is one of my favorite things to do. One thing that God has told me is, “I have given you a platform – don’t waste it.” I hold onto that word and realize that I went through what I went through, so I could help YOU!
Just think, what if the struggles/troubles or season you are going through right now is for a greater purpose? What if the pain of infertility, marriage struggles, financial struggles, or parenting struggles is all meant to be for the good? Realize that you were put on this planet at this specific time, in your specific city, and what you are going through can be used for good!
I now think back to that conversation seven years ago, and smile. God has grown me and used me at this specific time in my life, to help each of you. And for that I am blessed!
Thank you for allowing me to use my gifting and coming here to visit me each and every day!