Posted in Home Economics, Homeschool Information

Culinary Arts in the Homeschool: Enjoy Cake Decorating

Are you enjoying home economics in your homeschool? One of the benefits of homeschooling is having the time to teach your kids all the skills they will need to use after they leave the nest, and being able to make it a fun part of your homeschool day! Another great benefit is that your kids can focus on a home economics subject if it’s one of their passions, such as the culinary arts – including cake decorating.

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Culinary Arts in the Homeschool:

Enjoy Cake Decorating

The culinary arts are a big hit with both my 18 year old son and my 13 year old daughter. My son has even been working in a kitchen for two years now. They each started helping me in the kitchen when they were toddlers and could cook simple meals by the time they were 6 years old. Many days, you can find my kids both singing and dancing to music in the kitchen while they cook homemade chicken nuggets and fries or beef stroganoff, or bake chocolate chip cookies or homemade brownies. I love moments like that – especially when I get to enjoy the fruits of their labour!

My daughter developed a particular interest in cake decorating, years ago. I’m no expert, but I love making fancy cakes for birthdays. Kids love piping frosting on cakes so we often allow guests to decorate their own cupcakes or collaboratively decorate a cake at her birthday parties.

At first, my daughter enjoyed simply baking cakes from scratch with me. Then she started to experiment with decorating them. A lot of her inspiration and information at first came from videos she watched through Always Icecream.

She started to get interested in making and decorating with fondant. I knew absolutely nothing about it, so we turned to Craftsy. There’s a great, free, step-by-step mini-course called Basic Fondant Techniques that has taught my daughter how to make fondant and use it to great effect! She has watched it countless times, and each time she wants to use one of the techniques, she watches the video while she works. My daughter has insisted on making her own birthday cakes for years now!

She made this dragon egg (nesting in the sand) cake for her dragon themed birthday party a few years ago:

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This cake is a masterpiece from a few years ago:

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She also enjoys making fondant flowers:

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And my daughter still loves having fun decorating with buttercream frosting as well. Here is a Pinky Pie (from My Little Pony) cake that she created freehand:

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Craftsy offers a bunch of great, free mini-courses, many of them in the culinary arts, so be sure to check them out! And then, if your child loves them, they can move on to classes such as Advanced Fondant Techniques and The Art of Painted Cakes.

Does your child have an interest in the culinary arts? Do you have any fun ideas to share? Please let me know in the comments below!

If you’d like to see how other homeschoolers cover home economics and life skills in their homeschools, check out Add Life Skills to Your Homeschool at The Canadian Homeschooler.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Please note: This article was originally published in October, 2014 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Posted in Home Economics

Don’t Miss Out! Help for a Healthier Family, Healthier You


With just a few hours left before The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle disappears, I wanted to reach out so you don’t miss out.

When it comes to taking control of your own health, you could go it alone: you could figure out your own system and see how it works. The two key questions to ask yourself are:

a) Do you have the time to figure it out?

and

b) Can you afford the cost of the errors in a “trial and error” approach?

The way I see it, you’re far more likely to make successful, lasting changes to your health if you get started with The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle (2016 Edition).

More than 64,000 people have used this bundle (and its previous editions) to make meaningful and lasting changes to their health – including me! I guarantee that if you take action and use the incredible resources at your fingertips, you will, too!

If you agree, now is the time to act.

At 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time, the bundle will be gone for good!

Let’s make the next 12 months your healthiest year ever. Click here to get started:

Love, Luck &

Laughter,

Kimberly

P.S. It all ends soon! Grab your copy before the sale ends tonight at midnight Eastern Time:

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Posted in Home Economics, Resources

How to Keep Up with it All

**This sale has ended but watch this site for future sales!**

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How to Keep Up with it All

Does being a mom and homemaker and Homeschooler ever feel a little too hard?

There’s no question you love your family like crazy and would do anything for them, but it can be an exhausting job.

If you’re anything like me, I bet you wish your home felt more put together and peaceful, you kept up with housework better, were more consistent about serving healthy, homemade meals, and weren’t running ragged so much of the time.

Our families matter more than anything else. Our job is so important, and we want to do it right.  But so often, we end up feeling discouraged and even as if we’re failing.

Maybe you wonder how to keep up with it all and still have the energy and intentionality to be the kind of mom, Homeschooler, wife, and woman you want to be.

I know as well as you do that homemaking will never be stress-free (though it sure sounds nice). But what if you had more (and better) tools to help make it stress-less?

That’s why I’m over the moon to tell you about something very special happening right now called The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2016!

It was created to give you a plethora of amazing, high-quality resources to take some of the stress, overwhelm and difficulty out of homemaking and mothering.

To make you feel like you’re winning more often.

And to bolster you in the work you’re doing, because every awesome, hard-working mom deserves a little help sometimes.

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle includes 93 hand-picked eBooks, eCourses, and printables, on topics that matter to moms such as:

  • organization, routines, and creating a cozy home (my favourite category)
  • recipes, grocery shopping, and meal planning
  • budgeting and saving money
  • motherhood (no matter what age your kids are)
  • cultivating a strong marriage
  • faith (for you and your kids)
  • and even self-care (exercise, weight loss, life planning, and colouring books!)
  • and much more…

You have a full year to download the eBooks and printables and take the online eCourses, and everything you’ve downloaded becomes part of your permanent library so you can go back to it whenever you need it.

Plus, it comes with these FREE bonus offers from companies who know what homemakers need and want. My favourite is the FREE Online Class from Craftsy ($29.99-$69.99 value)! We chose a Chinese cooking class to enjoy in our homeschool. It’s worth the cost of the bundle all by itself! You can use this and many other resources in your bundle to teach your kids.

It’s available for just 2 days – from now until Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. That’s why the Ultimate Bundles team can offer so much, because they only have permission to sell it for such a short period of time.

The total value is an astonishing $1000+ (plus over $300 in bonuses), but you get it for just $29.97 US. That’s a whopping 97% off what it would cost to buy everything individually!

Learn more or get your bundle now!

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If you think getting all those homemaking & mothering helps for less than $30 sounds like a steal, then make sure to go HERE to see exactly what it includes and grab yours before this deal ends! I am loving these resources and I know you will, too!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Please note, this article contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I make a few pennies to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!

Posted in Home Economics, Parenting

Don’t Miss this Homemaking and Mothering Help!

**THIS SALE HAS ENDED. Please stay tuned for future sales**

Does being a mom and homemaker (and homeschooler) ever feel a little too hard? There’s no question that we love our families like crazy and we’d do anything for them, but we all know motherhood can be exhausting!

If you’re anything like me, you wish your home felt more put together and peaceful, that you could keep up with housework, that you could be more consistent about serving healthy, homemade meals, and that you weren’t running around with your head cut off so much of the time.

Our families matter more than anything else. A mom’s job is so important, and we really want to do it right.  But so often, we end up feeling discouraged and even as if we’re failing.

Now, I know as well as you do that homemaking is never going to be stress-free (though it sure sounds nice). But what if you had more (and better) tools to help make it less stressful (and even a little more fun)?

That’s why I’m over the moon to tell you about something very special happening right now called The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2016.

homemaking and mothering help

Don’t Miss this Homemaking and Mothering Help!

This bundle offers you a plethora of amazing, high-quality resources to take some of the stress, overwhelm, and difficulty out of homemaking and mothering. To make you feel like you’re winning more often. And to bolster you in the work you’re doing, because every awesome, hard-working mom deserves a little help sometimes.

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle includes 93 hand-picked eBooks, eCourses, and printables, on topics that matter to moms such as:

  • organization, routines & creating a cozy home
  • recipes, grocery shopping and meal planning (use these for homeschool home economics!)
  • budgeting and saving money
  • motherhood (no matter what age your kids are)
  • cultivating a strong marriage
  • faith (for you & your kids)
  • and even self-care (exercise, weight loss, life planning, and colouring books!)
  • and much more…

You have a full year to download the eBooks and printables and take the online eCourses, and everything you’ve downloaded becomes part of your permanent library, so you can go back to it whenever you need it. In fact, for the first two days, until April 28th, you not only get PDFs of all the ebooks, you also get a FREE ereader upgrade! This is something I never picked up before because of the extra cost, but I am SO happy to have everything on my Kobo this time around!

Plus, your bundle comes with these FREE bonus offers from companies who know what homemakers need and want. Some are 100% free; others are yours for the cost of shipping only. You’ll get:

  • FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap, Mrs. Meyer’s Multi Surface Spray, Grove Collaborative Spray Bottle, Grove Collaborative Scrubber Sponges and FREE 60-day VIP trial with FREE shipping from Grove Collaborative ($30 value)
  • FREE Online Class from Craftsy ($29.99-$69.99 value – well worth the cost of the bundle all by itself!)
  • FREE Kids Discovery Box from GreenKidCrafts.com ($24.95 value)
  • $15 Gift Certificate to InkWELL Press ($15 value)
  • $15 Credit to Hope Ink Shop PLUS Two FREE 8×10 Art Prints with Any Purchase ($71)
  • FREE SPOT Treatment for Acne & Eczema OR a $15 Gift Certificate from Bloom Naturals ($15 value)
  • FREE 90-Day Pro Membership to ListPlanIt.com ($30)
  • FREE 1-Year MollyGreen.com Membership ($29 value)
  • FREE Hand Massage Routine Videos from Melt Couples Massage ($24 value)

It’s available for just 6 days – from now until Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. That’s why the Ultimate Bundles team can offer so much, because they only have permission to sell it for such a short period of time.

The total value is an astonishing $1000+ (plus over $300 in bonuses), but you get it for just $29.97. That’s 97% off what it would cost to buy everything individually!

Learn more or get your bundle now! I am LOVING mine!

homemaking and mothering help

homemaking and mothering help

If you think getting all this homemaking and mothering help for less than $30 sounds like a steal, then go HERE to see exactly what it includes and grab yours before this deal ends!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Please note: This article contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy, I make a few pennies to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!

Posted in Home Economics

Weaving for Kids

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Weaving for Kids

Does the process of knitting seem to take too long before you finally have a finished product? You may like to give weaving a try in your homeschool. We started to learn how to weave when my son was just a few years old, with a frame loom, and he was hooked!

Frame Loom

A Frame loom is the simplest kind of loom. It looks like a picture frame but with pegs along the top and bottom. Frame looms are generally inexpensive, and can be made of wood or plastic.

Once you have run yarn lengthwise (known as the “warp”), you use a large needle to weave yarn in and out from side to side (known as the “weft”). Frame looms are good for making small items such as place mats, but it takes time because you have to manually weave the weft in and out, in and out of the warp.

Rigid Heddle Loom

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Rigid heddle looms come in sizes that will fit in your lap (see photo) or on a stand or small table. With a loom like this, you can weave a scarf, potholder, or purse – and if you’re willing to sew them together you can make a bigger item such as a blanket.

weaving for kids

The rigid heddle itself is what you lift up and down to separate the warp. You then push the yarn (wrapped around a shuttle) through the space between the two sections. This space between threads is called the “shed”. Weaving goes a LOT faster with no weaving in and out of the weft with a needle; simply draw the shuttle from one side to the other, change the position of the rigid heddle (from the up to the down position or vice versa), then draw the shuttle from this side to the other and repeat.

Table Loom

weaving for kids

The table loom (see photo above) sits on a table and you use levers to create the shed. Throw the shuttle across the shed one way, throw the lever; repeat. The table loom is large enough to make small throw rugs and small blankets in addition to everything you can make on a rigid heddle loom.

When I took this photo of my daughter weaving on a borrowed table loom a few years ago, I also took a video. It’s amusing because the table loom is so big and she is so small, that she had to throw the shuttle across, go around to the side of the loom, throw the lever, go back to the front of the loom and sit down to throw the shuttle across and so on. It was fun to watch her get her exercise while weaving!

Floor Loom

Floor looms take up a lot of space, and sometimes even a whole room. You still throw the yarn across with a shuttle, but to create the shed between the warp, you use foot pedals (instead of levers as on the table loom). You can weave anything on a floor loom.

There are many more types of looms, and sub-types of looms. If your children are interested, explore more along with them. Then, enjoy making a simple loom together.

Make Your Own Index Card Loom!

You can make your own loom using simple 3×5 index cards and yarn! Look up “Learn How to Weave with Paper Index Cards” on Youtube for a step-by-step how-to video or watch here:

You can also print this pocket loom template out onto cardstock, which includes a shuttle and pocket loom. What you are making here is a rudimentary rigid heddle/backstrap loom. A backstrap loom is something you’ll see in many third world countries, with the warp stretched between two sticks, one strapped to the weaver around their back. You can also use this index card rigid heddle if you have a frame loom and want to thread the warp yarn through it so you can lift and lower it instead of weaving in and out. We’ve tried this and it works well.

More Ideas

If your children try the index card loom, love it and yearn for more (like mine did), consider purchasing a rigid heddle loom. My two children have enjoyed the “Cricket” by Schacht (the one pictured above, with both my son and daughter weaving) that we bought for them as a joint Christmas gift in 2010. They take turns weaving on it – usually making beautiful scarves of one, two, or three colours.

If you would like to study weaving more formally, Harrisville Designs has put together WoolWorks! a curriculum designed for Grades 3-8. Created for use in a classroom, this curriculum is easily adapted for use in your homeschool or local co-op. It comes in a binder, which I find very practical because I can easily add any extra resources or patterns I find to supplement the curriculum. This curriculum contains 12 Lessons, four of which concern weaving, including information on weaving and looms, and weaving around the world. Each lesson is full of ideas, projects, and photographs.

Weaving for kids can be an educational addition to your homeschool, especially when studying past history and cultures that weave. Children can also create beautiful woven items for themselves or as gifts!

Have you added weaving for kids to your homeschool curriculum? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

Posted in Home Economics, Resources

Organizing Your Email Inbox

Face it. Your email inbox is out of control. If you’re anything like me, you’re addicted to emails and freebies from homeschool companies. You’re drowning in emails and have all but given up on organizing your email inbox. But it can get better! You can succeed at organizing your email inbox. It really does help save time and clear your head to have a nice, clean inbox. Get to inbox zero with these tips and tools.

organizing your email inbox

Organizing Your Email Inbox

To get your inbox organized in 2016, start with the free Unroll.me service! I use the free app IOS app on my iPhone, but you can also use Unroll.Me on your computer. I challenge you to see how many emails you can swipe through and unsubscribe to right now!

With the first scan, this is how many subscriptions Unroll.Me found …

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Yes that does say a whopping 348!

I’ve been using Unroll.Me for over a week now and I am proud to say I have unsubscribed from 110 email lists!

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Sure, I still have some work to do because 266 emails is too many, but it’s progress. I receive the rest of the emails in a daily roll up that’s easy to glance through and open any that are important. Then I just delete them in one big batch – MUCH faster than opening them one at a time!

Check out Unroll.Me now – it’s free! I challenge you to see how many email subscriptions you can get rid of that you don’t really need and that simply waste your time every day.

Unroll.Me probably won’t solve the problem for good, though. You have to have a system to deal with each of your emails. Here are a few of the tips I learned in a course that helped me get to inbox zero:

  1. Create folders and store emails you want to keep in them for easy reference later – for instance, you could create a Homeschooling in Nova Scotia folder for keeping any of these posts you want to refer to later *grin*
  2. Set filters on incoming emails so they drop right into the relevant folder instead of cluttering your inbox, to be read when you open the folder.
  3. Set a time to go through your inbox each day. Don’t read every email as it comes in all day long.

Here is a snapshot of my email inbox before:

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Yes, I had a problem: 37,406 unread emails PLUS 27,321 read emails sitting in my inbox for a whopping 64,727 total! Yikes! After taking the Mind Organization for Moms course, I worked away at my inbox little by little and had whittled it down to 29,373 unread about a week later PLUS 24,858 read for 54,021. I kept going and got my inbox to zero:

organizing your email inbox

Tada!

The course I took was Mind Organization for Moms. It also taught me how to get my piles of paper under control and my life organized. It’s based on the Getting Things Done method but tailored to suit busy moms. I highly recommend setting aside some time to go through the course – it’s fantastic! You can check out the Mind Organization for Moms course here.

How many unread emails are sitting in your inbox? Can you beat my old inbox full of 64,727 total emails? Let me know in the comments below!

If you’d like more tips and tricks for getting organized in your home and homeschool, check out my Getting Organized posts on meal planning and problematic kitchen cupboards. And check out posts from the Canadian Homeschool Blogging team at The Canadian Homeschooler for more organizing ideas!

Love, Luck &

Laughter,

Kimberly

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Getting Organized: Meal Planning with Build a Menu

Are you focusing on getting organized in 2016? I am! I started with my kitchen this year. As I shared earlier, I started getting organized by taking care of my problematic kitchen cupboards and decluttering my kitchen day by day using Simply Stacie’s kitchen decluttering calendar. I also shared that my word of the year is CREATE and I am creating beautiful spaces and also creating some yummy meals in the kitchen by diving back into meal planning with Build a Menu and their yummy recipes!

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Getting Organized: Meal Planning with Build a Menu

I will confess, I got out of the meal planning habit so my goal is to get back into it this week. The Build a Menu sale this week is the perfect time to take advantage of Build a Menu’s awesome service.

We’re not talking only suppers here, either. You can meal plan for breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks with Build a Menu! It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Choose your grocery store (use “any grocery store” if yours isn’t listed), choose your meals (including awesome categories such as Gluten Free, Dine on a Dime, Vegetarian, and more) OR input your own recipes, view and/or print your recipes and calendar complete with shopping list! One of our favourite Build a Menu recipes is the Vegetable Fried Rice. Being able to add your own recipes is awesome, because we all have our family favourites!

meal planning with build a menu

But what if you don’t have time to build your own menu this week? Build a Menu has a solution for that too, the Done-4-You Plan! Pick the category you want and Build a Menu will send you a complete menu and shopping list every Friday! Incredible time saver! I chose the Family Friendly option for my family 🙂 I can’t wait to see what recipes drop in my inbox this Friday!

Click here to check out Build A Menu. If you decide to subscribe, use coupon code BAM12for35 to get a 12 month membership PLUS the Done-4-You plan for free ($82.95 value) for only $35.00 US. That’s less than $2 US per month! The BOGO sale ends January 31st, 2016. Unclutter your mind – get rid of the what’s for supper question. Start meal planning with Build a Menu and their yummy recipes today and meal plan with ease!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and buy I receive a few pennies to keep up Homeschooling in Nova Scotia. Thanks for your support!

Posted in Home Economics

Getting Organized: Problematic Kitchen Cupboards

Are you trying to get organized in 2016? I sure am! I am so tired of all this clutter – it clutters my home AND my mind. Every spare chance I get will be devoted to creating beautiful spaces in my home. CREATE is my 2016 word. If you haven’t chosen a word for 2016, get some help choosing a word of the year here. I think the kitchen is a good place to start …

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Getting Organized: Problematic Kitchen Cupboards

We have been living in our current home for several years now. The lazy susan cupboard, pictured above. has been the bane of my existence the whole time. It seemed like a great place to keep all our Tupperware, since it’s so large but Tupperware is so light that everything flew off the spinning shelves and got stuck in behind! Luckily my daughter is still small enough to squeeze most of herself in the cupboard and grab everything that fell in behind the shelving.

We thought about putting canned goods in the lazy susan cupboard because they’re nice and heavy, but we have a nice pantry cupboard for them already. So, we gave the pots and pans a try.

I didn’t take a photo of my lazy susan full of Tupperware (it was embarassing). Here is my ridiculously not organized pots and pans cupboard though (I swear, it’s not all my fault – my 16 year old son doesn’t know how to stack).

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I took everything out of it and tried putting everything in the corner cupboard. It works very well! Nothing flies out because it’s nice and heavy. Just look:

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I still have to figure out the best way to set up the Tupperware in the other cupboard. I’m not quite there yet. I will try to share once it’s all organized.

Don’t forget to get your kids involved in cleaning and decluttering! I couldn’t have done this without my daughter. This is a great way to teach kids how to clean and organize the home – part of home economics! Make it part of your homeschool day.

If you think the kitchen is a good place to start, too, check out Simply Stacie’s 30 Days to a Clean and Organized Kitchen list with just one cleaning/organizing project to tackle per day – what a great list to work through! Start number one today, or start on the day of the month it today when you’re reading this, and get the rest done on the first day of the month – however you want to tackle it. If you miss a day, just catch up or work the next day regardless of the date on the calendar. Crossing each one off will feel so good and at the end you can see all that you’ve accomplished on one page!

Another great way to get organized this month is to check out The Canadian Homeschooler’s Organize Your Home in 20(ish) Days Challenge. Get tips from a real organization expert, ooh! The first challenge of Week 1: Supplies is to corral all your writing implements into containers – I’m off to do that now, wish me luck!

What are you getting organized this month? Do you have a lazy susan cupboard or other problematic cupboard – how do you use it? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &

Laughter,

Kimberly

Posted in Home Economics

Feeling Overwhelmed in Your Home and Homeschool? Flash Sale!

Are you feeling overwhelmed?

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

… laundry and never-ending meal prep … money worries, gritty floors, soap scum, and the stain that won’t come out of my daughter’s favourite shirt … holiday stress, and trying to get my daughter to do her math and keep my son on track with his studies … a husband who works two jobs … and trying to balance my own work 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:

  • Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease
  • 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
  • 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 86 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 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 think, “Where do I start?”

You do start … with something.

Maybe it’s sweet and sour chicken balls, or a piece of delicious roast beef, or maybe you like to start with dessert first … chocolate cake anyone?

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! I am LOVING my bundle! It’s helping me get our home and homeschool ship shape, bit by bit. I like to take it in mother sized chunks 🙂

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 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:

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

… 86 carefully selected resources designed to help you nurture the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships… is only $29.97 US. (A total value of $913.88 US.)

That breaks down to 30 cents per book! Wow!

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 – the price of the bundle is worth it for the Craftsy class alone!)
  • 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 $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.”

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Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 2

Last week for Fibre Friday, (Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 1) I promised to show you our finished Ty Lee costume! We finished it this week, before we made the drive to Halifax to enjoy Hal-Con today.

Ty Lee costume

Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 2

To create the Ty Lee blouse pattern, we traced a blouse that fit my daughter well. We had to change the sleeves to make them the bell shaped ones so my daughter drew them out. This was the first time setting in sleeves for both of us and I’m not entirely happy with the seams at the armholes.

We also had to add a Mandarin collar. We used this Mandarin collar tutorial. It was easy! We had already finished the basic collar completely before adding a Mandarin collar though, making a strange seam. I think you have to look closely to notice.

We also cheated a bit because the iron broke. Instead of encasing the elastic for the hem, we ran the elastic on the inside, sewing it while holding it taut (like I did for sewing a cape). It worked quite well.

My daughter cut out and sewed the bracers herself. She also cut out the strips of fabric to wear in her hair.

Here is my daughter wearing the finished Ty Lee costume.

Ty Lee costume

My daughter’s ballet shoes are perfect as Ty Lee slippers. She is a blonde, so we did try dyeing her hair. However, the rinse we used only made her hair a darker blonde. She is currently seeking a brown wig at Hal-Con that she can use in future!

Are you sewing a cosplay, or Halloween costume for your child? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &

Laughter,

Kimberly