Whew! It has been a crazy busy week.
My normal schedule is already a little more packed than I would prefer (I keep reminding myself that this is a temporary season), but this week has been extra nuts due to all the work I have done to get the word out about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.
My good friends Erin and Steph put together this bundle every year (along with a few others – the Ultimate Healthy Living bundle in the fall is another favorite of mine), and each time I am so, so impressed.
What’s Making Me Happy
The resources in the bundle that I’m most excited about busting into after this week is over are what’s making me over-the-moon happy right now. I have been steeping in a season of stress and anxiety on so many levels for way too long, and it’s time to do some serious overhauling.
Here are the ones I’ll be reading first:
The organization books in the bundle which are going to help me finally conquer the clutter in my house. I swear I’m not a messy person naturally… organizing brings me great satisfaction. But after moving way too many times and now living in a small house, I’ve realized that I just don’t have proper systems set up, so it’s a continual state of chaos. I’m an organized freak living in a messy slob’s house. Does this happen to anyone else? I need a fresh start in this area, so these books are at the top of the list for me. (Tsh’s book One Bite at a Time, plus Paperless Home Organization are the ones I’m most looking forward to.)
I edited my friend Erin’s book, The Woven Heart, and it’s a lovely collection of essays from the first six years of her mothering. I related to so many of her stories, as we have children of the same ages. I also plan to dive in to Sarah Bessey’s My Practices of Mothering. It is a beautiful and moving collection of some material she published on her blog several years ago, which I read and loved. Those essays are a personal all-time favorite of mine, of anything I’ve ever read about mothering.
I’m also growing increasingly nervous about diving in to full-time homeschooling soon. My oldest is 6 and a half, but we’ve delayed a lot of formal table-learning until now. I taught him to read, and he has learned tons through regular ol’ life experiences (it’s incredible what kids just “pick up” when they’re interested in something!), but we’ll start daily formal lessons soon. There are a number of resources in the bundle this year that I’m excited to add to my toolbox.
All of the above resources in the above graphics, plus many more, are included in this week’s bundle sale, so if you want to read even just a few of them, grabbing the bundle for $29.97 is a really great deal. You can grabs yours here:
On to the Links!
Tree Change Dolls on the Chicago news | An artist takes old dolls with overdone faces (like Bratz or Monster High dolls), and repaints/rehabs them to become simply adorable little darlings that I would be proud to give my own daughter. I first learned about the darling Tree Change Dolls a few months back, and I’m so happy to see them being featured in American news.
I Have the Perfect Body | She Just Glows
DIY Homemade Stain Remover | Don’t Waste the Crumbs
The Day the Natural Living Community Turned on Me | Simply Rebekah
On My Kitchen Agenda This Week
I want to do some freezer cooking. I haven’t yet managed to make it happen in our busy schedules, so task #1 is to schedule half a day for that.
Good thing there’s a freezer cooking book (No Cook Freezer Meals) in the bundle sale. 😉 I will also check out Gluten Free & Grain Free Breads, Batters, and Doughs to see if there might be a recipe or two in there that I can bulk bake and freeze. (Want those resources too? Buy your bundle here…)
Hello Friday Faves!
My in-the-moment favorite products, books, shows, kitchen/household tools, and beyond.
Y’all – I cannot stop talking about the bundle. Has it gotten annoying yet? 😉
I’M IN LOVE AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT. It’s such a great resource. I know that there are always bummed out people after every sale, sad that they missed out because they didn’t hear about it in time. I think to myself, “how is that possible?! Isn’t it everywhere on the blogosphere this week?”
But it’s true – not everyone hears about in time. And I just don’t want any of those sad-faced people to be any of my readers. So, hence the abandonment of my usual allergy to big promos, in favor of this week-long town crier role.
In other words: Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Ye ol’ Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is the Awesome-Sauce! More of my take on the bundle is here.
Get yours. Don’t miss out.
P.S. Don’t forget about the free $10 in natural skincare products at Taproot Farms Co. that you get if you order the bundle through my links (any Ultimate Bundle links on this site). When you’ve bought your bundle, email [email protected] to get your code.
P.P.S. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that there are two full and comprehensive e-courses included in the bundle this year that look incredible. They are valued at $95 and $99 and each of them more than makes up for the cost of the bundle on their own.
One is The Parent’s Guide to Natural Remedies, and the other is The Healthy Home by the Vintage Remedies folks. Both are stellar quality, and even if you buy the bundle for those resources alone, you won’t regret it.
Hello Fridays are dedicated to the awesome R+H sponsors:
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Rumi