The Art of Gentle Homemaking (Video Series and Maid Service Giveaway)SarahMae, 27 Apr 09:39 PM How many of you would like to have a maid? How many

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The Art of Gentle Homemaking (Video Series and Maid Service Giveaway)
SarahMae, 27 Apr 09:39 PM

How many of you would like to have a maid?

How many of you feel like if you just had a fresh start, you would be encouraged to keep going?

How many of you are feeling discouraged and overwhelmed WITH ALL THE THINGS? And how do you get your kids to clean up after themselves anyway?

How many of you ever wonder if you got the wrong personality when it comes to being a “keeper of the home”?

Let’s talk.

For years I thought that being a “good” homemaker meant that I had to act (and let’s be honest, look) a certain way.

I thought I had to fit a mold, one that included aprons and chore systems and cleaning routines. I mean, good moms, good homemakers, they have this homemaking thing figured out, right? Why is it taking me so long, and will I ever get “it” together? What is the secret?

As I wondered and tried and worked at being a “good” homemaker, it seemed like I just kept failing. I’ll just try harder, I thought.

But it turns out trying harder doesn’t actually work as a sustainable way of living. Because every time I tried harder and failed, the crash bruised me up a little more, and eventually, I didn’t want to get back up; I didn’t want to try anymore.

The discouragement was too much.

But I didn’t want to give up, because my heart wouldn’t let me. The same heart that accused me of failing was also telling me to keep going. So I had to learn what it meant to keep caring and trying without the condemnation. I had to learn how to embrace my weaknesses, carry on in my strengths, and rely on God for all of it.

If you’re feeling discouraged or like you keep botching up this homemaking thing, if you feel like you got the wrong personality to keep a home, I’ve got something that will encourage you:

The Art of Gentle Homemaking: Trading in “Good” for Gentle.

This is a new video series I created to encourage those of you who are ready to give up, or have at least begun to settle for some mediocre version of yourself in fear of failing, again.

In the series we’re going to talk about:

  • Homemaking guilt and “What does it mean to be a “good” homemaker, anyway?”
  • The idea that only certain personalities can do this homemaking well
  • The “How-To’s” of trading in “good” for gentle (learning how to be gentle with ourselves and others)
  • Having a deeper relationship with Christ through our {perceived} failures
  • Homemaking and depression and how to get through the hard days without everything falling apart
  • Expectations (for this one my husband makes an appearance)

This series will be available on Monday, May 1st, and I want to give it to you for FREE.

You can get The Art of Gentle Homemaking for free when you get a copy of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle (because they go hand-in-hand).

First, I should probably tell you a little bit more about the 2017 bundle.

What is the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and How Will it Help Me (I’m already too overwhelmed)?

Sarah, stop talking about it, I want it, and I want the Art of Gentle Homemaking series. Just tell me how to get it right now. No problem, just head HERE and then send a screenshot of your receipt to sm@sarahmae.com. Boom, done.

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a collection of a 106 curated resources (including courses, ebooks, membership sites, and even a few physical bonuses) that aim to help you in your every day. Specifically, it’s nearly $2,000 worth of tools for less than $30. That’s the big deal.

Here’s the key though with something this enormous: find a few things that will help you and your family, and leave the rest. 

For example, my favorite items in the bundle are the Nester’s Cozy Minimalist course ($49) and Lisa-Jo Baker’s Temper Toolkit ($39). These two resources alone are more then the cost of the entire bundle. You see where I’m going with this?

Without fail some of you will email me when the sale ends and ask if you can still get the deal. The thing is, you won’t be able to, that’s why it’s a good idea to take some time and at least check it out.

Below I have listed every single thing that is in the bundle. Take a look:

Creativity

  • A Mom’s Guide to Better Photos: A Beginning Photography Class for Moms With Any Type of Camera by Meg Calton ($99.00)
  • Adventures in Bible Journaling: An Extensive Beginner’s Guide to Art and Bible Journaling by Bethany Floyd ($18.97)
  • Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year by Carisa Hinson ($7.00)
  • Creative Sparks: 30 Daily Prompts for Creatives by Jennie Moraitis ($10.99)
  • DIY Art Journal – Your Jump Start to Creativity Volume 2 by Kimberlee Stokes ($12.00)
  • Mother’s Little Helper: Clean Up Your Photos with Photoshop Elements by Melissa Shanhun ($30.00)
  • The Garden Therapy Coloring Book by Stephanie Rose ($4.99)
  • The Spaghetti Shots: How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids During Everyday Life by Courtney Westlake ($6.99)

Faith

  • Curious Living Summit by Logan Wolfram ($29.99)
  • Delight in the Word of God, Volume 1 – Favorite Scriptures: A Devotional Coloring Book/Journal for Adults & Teens by JoDitt Williams ($8.99)
  • Discover God’s Calling for Your Life by Laura Krokos ($9.99)
  • Everlasting Joy Bundle by LaToya Edwards ($10.00)
  • Matters of the Heart: a 52-Week Scripture Memorization Journey for Women by Carlie Kercheval ($10.00)
  • Minding Your Mouth: A Biblical Study on Taming the Tongue by Jenn Thorson ($7.99)
  • My One Thing Alone: Going Deeper with Jesus Together by Asheritah Ciuciu ($36.00)
  • Praying the Promises of the Cross: A 40-Day Prayer Journal by Arabah Joy ($12.00)
  • Putting God First: How to Make God the #1 Priority in Every Area of Your Life by Brittany Ann ($6.95)
  • Reset: 31 Days of Real Joy Right Now by Marie Osborne ($9.99)
  • The Dig for Kids: James by Patrick and Ruth Schwenk ($4.99)
  • The Glorious Ordinary: An Invitation to Study God’s Word in Your Everday by Sarah Frazer ($10.00)

Finances

  • 31 Days to Radically Reduce Your Expenses: Less Stress, More Savings by Kalyn Brooke ($7.39)
  • A Zero Budget Christmas: How to Make Christmas Memorable with Little Money by Kristen Glover ($8.99)
  • Financial Goals Workbook by Krystal Sadler ($10.00)
  • How to Be Frugal: A Guided 10 Unit Course That Will Teach You How to Be Frugal Online, In the Store, and In Your Home by Jennifer Roskamp ($99.00)
  • How to Coupon Effectively: How to Save $5,200 Per Year in Just 2 Hours Per Week by Lauren Greutman ($9.99)
  • Living Well & Spending Zero by Ruth Soukup ($12.99)
  • Real Life Money Plan: Designing a Money Plan to Fit Your Real Life by Jessi Fearon ($49.00)
  • Thrifty & Thriving: More Life for Less Money by Victoria Huizinga ($5.99)

Home

  • Cozy Minimalist Decorating Class by Myquillyn Smith ($39.00)
  • Don’t Wait, Decorate!: An Encouraging Guide to Decorating by Chelsea Coulston ($24.00)
  • Yellow Prairie Academy Lesson 1: The Living Room – How to Create a Cozy, Pulled-Together Feel in Your Own Living Room. by Janna Allbritton ($25.00)

In the Kitchen

  • Feeding Toddlers: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Happy and Healthy Mealtimes by Dr. Orlena Kerek ($9.99)
  • Table Talk: Family Dinner Conversation Starters by Sarah Avila ($3.99)
  • The Well Ordered Kitchen Basic Version by Caroline Allen ($6.99)
  • What’s 4 Dinner Challenge Meal Planning eCourse by Erin Odom and Holly Dvorak ($47.00)

Intentional Living

  • 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine ($4.99)
  • 30 Days to a Simpler Life eCourse by Brian Gardner ($15.00)
  • A Peaceful Home by Crystal Brothers ($39.00)
  • Design Your Destiny [Goal Setting Workbook] by Kimberly Job ($9.99)
  • How to Achieve Your Goals and Create a Life You Love by Aby Garvey ($12.00)
  • I Love My Home: A Guide to the Balanced, Home-Centered Life You Dream by Verónica Serrano ($7.90)
  • Productivity and Well-Being eCourse by Lisa Grace Byrne ($47.00)
  • The Inspired to Action Planner by Kat Lee ($15.00)
  • Your Morning Manual: A Guide & Workbook for Resetting & Maximizing Your Mornings by Emily Bredeson ($15.00)

Marriage

  • 52 Date Cards by The Dating Divas ($6.97)
  • Boost Your Libido Course by Sheila Gregoire ($39.00)
  • Great Dates with Your Mate: Romantic Conversation Starters by Laurie Kehler ($5.99)
  • Making Big Life Changes Together: Pursuing Your Dreams as a Couple by Haley Stewart ($3.99)
  • Rekindling Romance eKit: 7 Ideas to Help Reignite the Spark by Jami Balmet ($11.95)

Motherhood

  • Beautiful Paradox: Musings, Marvelings and Strategies of a Special Needs Parent by Jessica Graham ($4.99)
  • Becoming a Deliberate Mom: A Reflective Parenting Workbook by Jennifer Bly ($15.00)
  • Boundaries and Margins Webinar by Saren Loosli ($15.00)
  • Engage: Simple Activity Plans to Engage Your Preschooler by Jamie Reimer ($12.00)
  • Everyday Hope: Real Encouragement for Worn & Weary Moms by Kayse Pratt ($7.99)
  • Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood by Bonnie Way ($7.65)
  • Parenting Manual 101 by Becky Mansfield & Rachel Norman ($34.00)
  • Sorta Awesome: Homemaking Confessions! by Megan Tietz ($5.00)
  • Sorta Awesome: Mothering to the Max by Megan Tietz ($5.00)
  • Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood by Jamie Martin ($11.95)
  • The Better Listening Workbook: Parenting Tips, Activities and Exercises to Turn Your Child Into an Amazing Listener by Lauren Tamm ($5.99)
  • The Mom Conference Complete Package: 20 Interviews by Experts by Desi Ward and Saren Loosli ($87.00)
  • The Mom Reality: What Parenting Books Never Tell You by Erin Myers ($4.99)
  • The Temper Toolkit: How to Take Control of Your Temper Before You Lose it! by Lisa-Jo Baker ($29.00)

Organizing & Systems

  • 14 Days to Opening Your Front Door to Guests by Dana White ($7.99)
  • 2017-2018 Yearly Personal Planner by Jolanthe Erb ($4.99)
  • Bullet Journaling for Book Lovers by Anne Bogel ($15.00)
  • Clean Mama’s Just One Page Kit by Becky Rapinchuk ($7.00)
  • Clutterfree with Kids: Change Your Thinking. Discover New Habits. Free Your Home. by Joshua Becker ($5.99)
  • Command Center 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Command Center that WORKS for Your Family by Meredith LeRoy ($5.00)
  • Creating Success At Home: Your Guide to Redefining Home, Conquering Clutter, Taking Back Time, Boosting Your Energy and Overcoming Decorating Fears by Sharon Hines ($3.99)
  • Family Chore System & Planner by Mandi Ehman ($17.00)
  • Life Your Way Complete Printables Download Pack by Mandi Ehman ($7.00)
  • Minimize the Mess: A Mother’s Guide to Simplifying the Home by Rachel Kratz ($2.99)
  • Overwhelm to Order: The Ultimate Homemaking Binder by Rachel Norman ($9.99)
  • Revive 30-Day Challenge by Jessica Fisher ($27.00)
  • Speed Clean the Deep Clean: A Collection of Time-Saving Cleaning Tutorials and Tips for Busy Moms by Katelyn Fagan ($4.99)
  • Sweet Life Planner: Vanilla Edition by Laura Smith ($35.00)
  • The Mindset of Organization: Take Back Your Home One Phase at a Time by Lisa Woodruff ($8.99)
  • The Paperless Home: How to Use Evernote to Organize Your Life by Abby Lawson ($32.00)
  • The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Hack Guide by Amy Bellgardt ($9.99)
  • Your Intentional Holiday: Heart & Home Planner by Victoria Osborn ($10.00)

Recipes

  • 10 Amazing Cakes To Make At Home For Under $20 by Samantha Jockel ($5.95)
  • Beef Dump Recipes by Sharla Kostelyk ($9.00)
  • Busy Mom’s Make-Ahead Breakfast Cookbook by Carrie Willard ($3.99)
  • Delicious Dinners in Under an Hour by Mique Provost ($9.99)
  • High Protein, No Powder: Protein Bars and Smoothies Made with Real Food by Tiffany Terczak ($15.00)
  • Low Sugar Treats, the Real Food Way by Laura Coppinger ($6.95)
  • Meat Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meals by Kelly McNelis ($3.99)
  • Morning Makeover: 14-Day Smoothie Challenge by Kari Newsom ($3.75)
  • Never Buy Bread Again: 20+ Homemade Bread Recipes by Laurie Neverman ($9.99)
  • Skinny Slow Cooker Recipes by Martha McKinnon ($12.99)
  • Slow Cooker Favorites by Lynn Walls ($4.99)
  • The Breakfast Revolution by Beth Ricci ($8.95)

Self-Care

  • 30 Days, 30 Ways for Mothers to Take Care of Themselves by Angela Henderson ($19.95)
  • Finlee and Me Self-Care for Mothers Workbook by Angela Henderson ($29.95)
  • Adore Your Wardrobe 14-Day “From Frustrating to Functional” Closet Makeover by Kelly Snyder ($69.00)
  • Breathe: A Faith-Based Journey Toward Margin by Amy Blevins ($49.00)
  • F5 by Beth Learn ($19.95)
  • Happy You, Happy Family: Find Your Recipe for Happiness in the Chaos of Parenting Life by Kelly Holmes ($14.99)
  • Kitchen Time Action Pack: Healthy Moving to Help You Build Strength, Increase Flexibility, and Improve Energy While You Work in the Kitchen by Jen Hoffman ($29.97)
  • Mama’s Best Self: Where Frazzled Mama’s Find Peace by Amanda Rueter ($75.00)
  • The SAHM Wardrobe Basics Builder by Alison Lumbatis ($29.00)

Work + Life Balancee

  • Busy Moms Building: 12 Steps to Running Your Own Online Business for Busy Moms by Monica Froese ($29.00)
  • How to Land Your First Work-at-Home Job by Angie Nelson ($24.00)
  • Streamline Your Side-Hustle: A Comprehensive Guide to Balancing Your Blog with the Rest of Your Life by Erin Mellon ($15.00)
  • Stretched Too Thin: 10 Days to Overcoming the Hustle and Thriving as a Working Mom by Jessica Turner ($39.00)

  • $15 store credit from Cultivate What Matters (international shipping available)
  • Free 1 month subscription from Kiwi Crate, $20 value ($15 off $50 shop purchase for existing customers, shipping available to U.S. & Canada)
  • Free 1 month MightyFix shipment from Mighty Nest, $17 value ($15 store credit toward next add-on order for existing MightyFix subscribers, international shipping available)
  • One project box from Detox Project Box, $25 value (shipping available to U.S. & Canada)
  • Free 1 month subscription from Bookroo, $18 value (box of past favorites for existing customers, international shipping available)
  • $15 store credit from Orglamix (international shipping available)
  • $15 store credit from Strawesome (international shipping available)
  • Digital download of the 2017 Hope Ink Calendar, $20+ value -or- $15 credit + 3 art prints from Hope Ink, $99 value (international shipping available)
  • Homeowner Lifetime Membership from HomeBinder, $120 value (digital)
  • Free 1 year annual membership from MollyGreen.com, $29 value (digital)

(Paypal is accepted)

And of course, for my readers only as a THANK YOU, you will also get The Art of Gentle Homemaking.

Now, you’ve read this far, so I’m going to reward you with a giveaway, one that I think you’re really going to love.

Giveaway: FREE Maid Service!

Who could use some help around the house? Yea, me too.

If you would like to enter to win a $100 gift card towards a maid service to give you a fresh start, just fill out the form below (and please share this post if you know someone who could use it!). This giveaway is open to everyone. You will received your maid service gift card at the end of May.
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The winner will be chosen on Sunday night and announced on Monday, the last day of the bundle sale. Good “luck” and happy homemaking!

Love, Sarah Mae

P.S. Don’t forget! The bundle sale ends Monday, May 1st at 11:59pm EST, and once it’s gone, it’s gone!

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