If You’re a Mom, Wife, Homeschooler, or Foodie, You’ll Want to See This!

I am more excited than I can express to share with you about a monumental ebook library that will be going on sale beginning on Monday. I have already read several of the ebooks and I am doing my best to pour through the rest before next week, so I can give you detailed feedback. But there are not only ebooks! There are eCourses and bonuses as well! You will find these books to be inspiring, encouraging, and educational. There are so many resources here that there is something for everyone.

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

I am more excited than I can express to share with you about a monumental ebook library that will be going on sale beginning on Monday. I have already read several of the ebooks and I am doing my best to pour through the rest before next week, so I can give you detailed feedback. But there are not only ebooks! There are eCourses and bonuses as well! You will find these books to be inspiring, encouraging, and educational. There are so many resources here that there is something for everyone.

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

This library of homemaking helps include topics such as mothering, organization and cleaning, recipes and kitchen helps, home education, spiritual growth for both moms and kids, home décor and DIY, pregnancy and baby care, frugal living, health and fitness, and even work-from-home and financial tools. See the complete list of books, resources, and bonuses here.

To sweeten the pot, we’ve also teamed up with 10 companies to bring you over $140 in bonus offers, giving you an affordable opportunity to get products you’ll use and love for only the cost of shipping, or in some cases, entirely for free! Plus, we will be holding a giveaway for a Kindle Fire HD during the sale!

eBooks are wonderful additions to any library. I love them because they are portable, they don’t take up any (physical) space–remember I live in a bus, they are easily searchable, they include links to other fun stuff, and best of all they don’t need dusting. We use our Nook every day for homeschooling, to free reading, to doing research, and more.

Don’t have an eReader like the Kindle or Nook? Not a problem! You can still enjoy ebooks.

If you have a smart phone like the iPhone or Android you can download an eReader app, Nook app or Kindle app which will allow you to read the ebook on your phone any place!

Surprisingly, statistics tell us most people read eBooks on your home computers.

Here are a few recommended eReader softwares to help you manage your digital library on your desktop/laptop:

  • Calibre – Works with almost all eBook formats. Requires install on your home computer. REALLY nice organization. Can also convert formats. Highly recommend.
  • Google Books – Manage your eBook library online, which means no installation on your home computer. You can access your library on any computer by signing into your Google account on the browser. Can only access what’s available on Google Books though.
  • Firefox ePub extention – If you’re running Firefox this plugin allows you to read ePub format ebooks that you’ve downloaded in a browser. No software to download.
  • Kindle for PC – software to read Amazon Kindle eBook formats. Syncs with Kindle account online.
  • Nook for PC – software to read ePub formats and PDFs. Syncs with B&N account.

Be sure to subscribe to our RSS or subscribe to our email newsletter so you don’t miss the sale or the  giveaway for a Kindle Fire HD we will be doing to accompany it! Next week I’ll cover several of the books so you can really see what’s being offered in more detail.

 


Ultimate Homemaking Bundle: 97 Books for Less Than $0.31 Cents Each! + Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

NOTE: The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is no longer available. Thank you to everyone who purchased. The books are available on an individual basis though, so be sure to check them out.

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For 6 days only, more than 75 widely-known bloggers and authors in the homemaking sphere have joined together to offer 97 of their most popular eBooks and eCourses, valued at just over $600, for the incredibly low price of $29.97!

More than anything, our goal for this sale was for it to be, well… ultimate! We firmly believe that you will not find a more comprehensive collection of homemaking resources anywhere on the web, and particularly not in this price range. For this low price, you gain access to every single one of these resources, so that you can customize your own collection to contain exactly the ones you want and know you’ll use.

Disclaimer: Links on this page do include affiliate links. Eat Nourishing will earn a small commission if you purchase any products through our links. Your cost is not affected. We would never recommend products to simply make a commission. We love this product (and have been super blessed by them!) and know you will too, or we wouldn’t recommend it to you. Thanks for helping to support Eat Nourishing!

This library of homemaking helps include topics such as mothering, organization and cleaning, recipes and kitchen helps, home education, spiritual growth for both moms and kids, home décor and DIY, pregnancy and baby care, frugal living, health and fitness, and even work-from-home and financial tools.

To sweeten the pot, we’ve also teamed up with 10 companies to bring you over $140 in bonus offers, giving you an affordable opportunity to get products you’ll use and love for only the cost of shipping, or in some cases, entirely for free!

What’s Included in the Sale?

When you purchase The Ultimate Homemaking eBook collection , you will get instant access to any of the 97 eBooks and eCourses listed below.

PLUS over $140 of FREE Bonuses

Each The Ultimate Homemaking eBook collection comes with more than $140 of FREE Bonuses from 10 companies that we know you’ll love. More on these bonuses below.

Even if you don’t have an eReader, you can still read these! Read this post and scroll part way down to read about other options for viewing ebooks on your desktop or smartphone.

Please note: This collection is only available from 9 a.m. EST on April 29th to 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4th. There will be no late sales offered.

list of ebooks

Home & Property {Cleaning, Organizing, Decor}

31 Days to Clean by Sarah Mae @ SarahMae.com ($4.99)
Getting it Together: Your Guide to Setting Up a Home Management System that Works by Kayse @ kayse pratt ($3.99)
Pulling Yourself Together: Implementing a Cleaning Routine that Sticks by Becky @ Clean Mama ($10.00)
Simple Living by Lorilee @ Loving Simple Living ($2.99)
NOT a DIY Diva by Melissa @ The Inspired Room ($3.99)
One Bite at a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler by Tsh @ Simple Mom ($5.00)
28 Days to Hope for your Home by Dana @ A Slob Comes Clean ($5.00)
Organizing Life as Mom by Jessica @ Life as Mom ($9.00)
Clean Enough: Simple Solutions for the Overwhelmed by Jenni @ Live Called ($4.99)
10 Steps to Organized Paper by Lisa @ Lisa Woodruff.net($5.00)
Handmade Walls by Jamin and Ashley @ the handmade home ($9.95)
Easy Peasy Chores: An Easy-to-Use Chore System That Brings JOY Back Into Family Chores by Alina Joy @ The Good Old Days Farm ($17.99)

Educational Children’s Resources

Princess Training by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($3.99)
The Armor of God by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($2.50)
My Bedtime Learning Book by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($1.00)
Think Outside the Classroom by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($6.97)
Raising Rock Stars — Kindergarten Bundle by Carissa @ 1plus1plus1equals1 ($10.00)
The ABC’s For Godly Boys Curriculum by Lindsey @ Road to 31 ($8.00)
The ABC’s For Godly Girls Curriculum by Lindsey @ Road to 31 ($8.00)
K4 Curriculum by Erica @ Confessions of a Homeschooler ($15.00)
Write Through the Bible (print) by Trisha @ Intoxicated on Life ($5.00)
Write Through the Bible (cursive) by Trisha @ Intoxicated on Life ($5.00)
Balcony Girls (books 1 & 2) by Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer ($19.90)
The Dig for Kids: Luke (Volumes 1 and 2) by Patrick, husband of Ruth @ The Better Mom ($5.98)
Music: An Essential Ingredient for Life by Ryan @ Resound School of Music ($6.99)

Budgeting {Finance & Time}

From Debtor to Better by Barry @ From Debtor to Better ($10.00)
Tell Your Time by Amy @ Blogging with Amy ($2.99)
The Homemakers Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule by Amy @ Raising Arrows ($4.99)
Your Grocery Budget Toolbox by Anne @ Authentic Simplicity ($7.99)
Finding Financial Freedom by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($5.97)
Become a Frugalista in 30 Days by Susan @ The Confident Mom ($3.99)

In the Kitchen {Recipes and Cooking}

Crock On by Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents ($5.00)
Real Food, Real Easy by various bloggers @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)
Wholesome Mixes by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.00)
20-Minute Meals by Leigh Ann @ Intentional by Grace ($4.99)
Restocking the Pantry by Kresha @ Nourishing Joy ($9.99)
Money Saving Mom’s Guide to Freezer Cooking by Crystal @ Money Saving Mom ($3.99)
Simply Summer by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95)
Do the Funky Kitchen by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers ($4.95)
Real Food Kids: In the Kitchen plus 1 month access to select Real Food Kids eCourse videos by Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS and Jami @ Eat Nourishing ($20.00)
Seasonal Menu Plans on a Budget: A Month of Meals from My Humble Kitchen to Yours by Diana @ My Humble Kitchen ($4.99)
Just Making Ice Cream by Marillyn @ Just Making Noise ($12.00)
The Curative Kitchen by Susan @ Handy Pantry ($20.00)

Pregnancy & Baby Care

First Bites by Hilary @ Accidentally Green ($9.99)
Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert by Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker ($9.95)
Stress-Free Baby Shower by Sara @ Your Thriving Family ($4.00)
Unbound Birth by Jenny @ The Southern Institute ($2.99)
My Pregnancy Journey by Mindy @ Simply Designs ($9.99)
My Buttered Life Baby Edition by Renee @ Made On Hard Lotion ($5.00)
The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Rachel @ The Minimalist Mom ($5.00)
Redeeming Childbirth: Growth & Study Guide by Angie @ Redeeming Childbirth ($3.99)

Holidays & Special Events

Festive Traditions by Jill @ Modern Alternative Kitchen ($7.95)
Holiday Mixes: Gifts in a Jar by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.00)
Flourishing Spring by Michele @ Frugal Granola ($5.95)
Family Camping Handbook by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship ($6.95)
Truth in the Tinsel by Amanda @ Oh, Amanda! ($7.99)
Plan a Fabulous Party by Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect ($4.99)
iPhone Photography: The Visual Guide by Alli @ Alli Worthington($9.97)

Spiritual Growth

Pursuit of the Proverbs 31 by Amy @ Amy Bayliss ($3.99)
The Best of Visionary Womanhood by Natalie @ Visionary Womanhood ($5.00)
God’s Word in my Heart: A Scripture Memory Learning Guide with Verses {all 4 versions} by Jenn @ The Purposeful Mom ($3.99)
Kept: a 13-Week Inductive Study on 1 Peter by Lara and Katie @ Quench Bible ($4.99)
Love Like Him: an 8 week Inductive Bible study on 1 Corinthians 13 by Lara and Katie @ Quench Bible ($2.99)

Marriage & Romance

Rekindling Romance by Jason & Jami @ A Biblical Marriage ($4.99)
Good Wife’s Guide by Darlene @ Time-Warp Wife ($2.99)
31 Days to Build a Better Spouse by Ashley @ Ashley Pichea ($4.99)
31 Days to Great Sex by Sheila @ To Love, Honor and Vacuum ($4.99)
Entangled: Recognize Your Emotional Affair by Amy @ Amy J. Bennett ($4.99)

Motherhood

The Heart of Simplicity by various authors @ The Heart of Simplicity ($9.99)
True Christian Motherhood by June @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home ($7.00)
Hula Hoop Girl by September @ One September Day ($4.99)
When Motherhood Feels Too Hard by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($4.97)
Mindset for Moms by Jamie @ Steady Days ($4.99)
From Cube to Farm by Heather @ From Cube to Farm ($2.99)
4 Moms of 35+ Kids Answer Your Parenting Questions by various authors @ 4 Moms, 35+ Kids Parenting E-book ($7.99)
That Works for Me! by Kristen @ We are THAT Family ($8.00)

Health & Fitness

100-pound Loser by Jessica @ Muthering Heights ($4.99)
Honoring the Rhythm of Rest by Danielle @ Domestic Serenity ($2.99)
42 Days to Fit by Brandy, Emma and Stacy @ The Marathon Mom, Emma @ Real Fit Moms and Stacy @ A Delightful Home ($4.99).
Healthy Homemaking by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($12.95)
Personal ePlanner by Jennifer @ ListPlanIt ($5.00)

Beauty

Frumps to Pumps by Sarah Mae @ SaraMae.com ($4.99)
The Cottage Mama’s DIY Guide by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.00)
Simple Scrubs to Make and Give by Stacy @ A Delightful Home ($3.99)
The No Brainer Wardrobe by Hayley @ The No Brainer Wardrobe ($7.99)
Embracing Beauty by Trina @ Trina Holden ($9.00)
Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose by Kristen @ The Frugal Girl ($3.99)

Working from Home & Blogging

Your Blogging Business: Tax, Talk and Tips by Nikki @ Christian Mommy Blogger ($4.99)
The Bootstrap VA by Lisa @ The Home Life {and Me} ($12.99)
How to Grow Your Blog and Manage Your Home by Jacinda @ Growing Home ($4.99)
How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($12.00)
Simple Blogging: Less Computer Time, Better Blogging by Rachel @ Small Notebook ($8.00)

Ecourses

Learning in Love: The Preschool Years by Renee @ Tougas Cafe ($7.99)
Homeschooling from the Heart by Renee @ FIMBY ($7.99)
Grocery University by Carrie @ Colorado Bargains ($24.95)
Vibrant Living Strategies for Moms by Lisa @ Well-Grounded Life ($59)
You Can Do This! The First Five Steps to a Real Food Kitchen by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers ($5.00)

PLUS, You will receive FREE Bonuses from these companies…

A FREE Two-Month Membership to Fit2B Studio, where their wholesome workouts for the whole family are tummy safe and particularly target Diastasis Recti (split abs). ($19.98 value. No shipping restrictions.)

A $15 store credit to TruKid. With products like their aware-winning sun care, they are dedicated to providing all natural skin and hair care for kids, babies, and now pets. ($15.00 value. Standard shipping applies. International shipping available.)

Your choice of incredible natural products like sea salt and clay for FREE. Choose from the Redmond Trading Earthpaste Bundle ($24.90 value) or the Facial Mud Bundle ($26.90 value). (Standard shipping applies. Continental US only.)

Your choice of a FREE heirloom sourdough starter or FREE yogurt starter from Cultures for Health, the leading supplier of starter cultures and supplies for making cultured and fermented foods ($12.95 value. US & CAN addresses only. Standard shipping applies.)

Your choice of: a FREE 3-Month Subscription (for new accounts) or 30% off a One Year Subscription. Plan to Eat is an online menu planner that uses your recipes, scheduled for the days you want them. ($15.00 value. No shipping restrictions.)

A FREE Culinary Herbs Assorted Seed Pack Check just in time for spring planting from www.wheatgrasskits.com, a living whole foods company. ($11.95 value. Standard shipping applies to all US states and territories- no international shipping for seeds.)

Get $10 off Union28’s original “my husband rocks” tee. Their marriage apparel lets you celebrate your spouse in style. ($10.00 value. Standard shipping rates apply. International shipping available, but free shipping only available within USA.)

A $10 store credit plus 1 FREE lip balm from Bee All Natural. Their whole body products nourish and heal, and are made using only the highest quality, food grade, organic ingredients. ($13.49 value. Standard shipping applies. International shipping available.)

A FREE 2 oz. bottle of your choice of liquid herbal formula from TriLight Health. They specialize in fast acting, great tasting natural herbal remedies. ($12.95 value or more. Standard shipping applies, within the USA only.)

Your choice of 3 FREE ePlanners OR a 3-Month FREE Membership to ListPlanIt, whose mobile lists will help to organize your life. ($15.00 value. No shipping restrictions.)

The fine print:

Bonus Offers

  • Each bonus offer can be redeemed once only per eBook Bundle purchase.
  • For each bonus offer, transaction numbers or proof of purchase may be required at the time of redemption.
  • All bonus offers are free gifts from the bonus sponsors, are their sole responsibility to provide, and are subject to availability.
  • All bonus offers expire at midnight on May 19th, 2013 (3 weeks from the last day of this sale).

General

  • It is your responsibility to download and back-up your purchase within the 1-month download time-frame. With proof of purchase, we can renew download links up until August 1st, 2013. After this date we will no longer have access to the books and will not be able to provide any new links to download.
  • Due to the nature of this sale, there will be no refunds available. However, we would invite you to read our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about the file types, the download process, how the bonus offers work, etc.

Please note: This collection is only available from 9 a.m. EST on April 29th to 11:59 p.m. EST on May 4th. There will be no late sales offered, so make sure that you get your bundle right away!

Particularly for those wanting to read these ebooks on their mobile devices (iPhones or iPads, Android, Kindle, etc.) you will want to learn more about the file types, how to download them correctly, and how to transfer them to your device.

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Making Homemade Vanilla Extract: Is It Worth It?

I have always wanted to make my own extracts and give them away as gifts during the holidays. I have finally gotten around to trying it, but all the research begged the question, “Is it worth it?” Too much work? Not cost effective? I’ll go through a few pros and cons and then discuss the financial aspect, which was really my focus in this research.

I have always wanted to make my own extracts and give them away as gifts during the holidays. I have finally gotten around to trying it, but all the research begged the question, “Is it worth it?” Too much work? Not cost effective? I’ll go through a few pros and cons and then discuss the financial aspect, which was really my focus in this research.
Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe

3-4 Vanilla Beans (we’ll talk varieties below)

8 oz. Vodka (or other clear alcohol 35% or more)

Cut vanilla beans in half lengthwise and then cut into three smaller pieces. Place into bottle with vodka. Leave in a cool place for 2 months.  It’s really that easy.

Use cute Bormioli Rocco Wire Bail Bottles to house your extract for a great gift!

 

Pros

  • Simple to make
  • Supposedly cheaper to make yourself
  • Only two ingredients

Cons

  • Takes at least two months to extract the flavor
  • Vanilla beans aren’t exactly local and can be difficult to source (though hardly with the internet!)

What about the cost factor?

The major deciding factor for me was whether or not it was worth it financially. See, I’m a pretty busy girl, and though I love DIYing just to say I can, there are times when I need to draw some lines. I knew I wanted to make organic extract, since supposedly some heavy metals can be left in the final distilled product, though according to other sources there is chemically no difference at all between organic spirits and regular. I also needed to use a variety that was not made with a gluten grain, since my husband has sensitivities.

Before we get into homemade cost breakdown, here’s a list of some  brands of vanilla extract:

  • Mountain Rose Herbs Organic Vanilla Extract (8oz) – $34.50
  • Frontier Organic Fair Trade Certified Vanilla Extract (8oz) – $22.92
  • Nielsen-Massey Organic Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract (8oz) – $21.25
  • Flavorganics Organic Vanilla Extract (8oz) – $21.41
  • Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract (8oz) –  $16.38
  • Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract (8oz) – $10.03

Of course, you want to have good quality beans to make your extract. Tahitian is the best, but also more expensive. I would settle with Madagascar or Bourban. I sourced out vanilla beans in a few places. 25 beans is enough to make about 6 -8oz batches using the recipe above.

  • 25 whole Madagascar vanilla beans –  $25
  • 25 whole organic Madagascar vanilla beans -$25-$51 (best price here)

If you’re not looking to make organic  extract, you can easily get a liter of potato vodka at Trader Joe’s for $10. I found organic vodka for $26, but it was rye derived. The organic potato vodka I found was $50 (Ouch!)

Let’s Recap

Regular Vanilla Extract: $10 for vodka + $25 for beans = $35 for 4 batches of extract with some beans left over, or $8.75 per batch. TOTALLY worth it, financially.

Organic Vanilla Extract: $26 for grain vodka + $25 for beans = $51 for 4 batches of extract with some beans left over, or $12.75 per batch. As you can see this is a STEAL over buying organic vanilla extract. Even with the non-grain based vodka I can make it for $18.75 a batch which is still cheaper than the above options!

So is it worth it to make your own homemade vanilla extract (and other extract, too!), the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

Have you ever made your own vanilla extract or other extracts? Do you think they are worth it?