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Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 1

It’s Fibre Friday! We have been working on all sorts of sewing and knitting projects. As you know, we like to cosplay (see our Elsa cosplay here). I am going to share the cosplay we are finishing for Hal-Con in Halifax next week! We are big fans of the animated series (not the movie), Avatar: The Last Airbender. Since my daughter is into acrobatics, she decided to dress as Ty Lee.


Sewing a Ty Lee Costume: Part 1

My daughter started with a design.
Ty Lee costume

Then my daughter and I went on a shopping trip to the local fabric store and found the perfect colours for Ty Lee’s costume.
Ty Lee costume

Next, my daughter cut out some pattern pieces on her own for the collar and the skirt.
Ty Lee Costume

For the pants, we used a combination of a basic kids’ pattern I had on hand and this harem pant pattern we found on Pinterest.
Ty Lee costume

We cut strips to make cuffs.
Ty Lee costume

Then we cut pieces for the skirt, hemmed them, and attached them to the waistband. If we had it to do over again, we would have doubled each piece, sewn around them, and turned them inside out so they hang better.
Ty Lee costume

Here are the finished pants!
Ty Lee costume

Since we hadn’t finished the top before CaperCon, my daughter wore one of her pink tops with the pants. We will be finishing the Ty Lee top this week and I will share with you! Are you working on any Halloween or Hal-Con costumes? Will we see you at Hal-Con? Please let me know in the comments below!

You can find Sewing a Ty Lee Costume Part 2 here.

Love, Luck &


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Cleaning Game: A Weekly Home Blessing

Children are capable of a lot more than we give them credit for. My children have enjoyed helping me around the house since they were each as young as two years old. Not only do I like having the help, but I also take pride in teaching my children how to run a household so one day they will be able to run their very own. We enjoy doing a Weekly Home Blessing a la FlyLady together as a family, with a bit of a twist.

cleaning game

Cleaning Game: A Weekly Home Blessing

If you’re not familiar with FlyLady, it’s a home cleaning system created by Marla Cilley. Part of her system is the Weekly Home Blessing. This is not the detailed part of her cleaning system but simply a one-hour spruce up of your home. The seven “blessings” that FlyLady suggests accomplishing are:

• Vacuum
• Dust
• Quick Mop
• Polish Mirrors and Doors
• Purge magazines/catalogues
• Change Sheets
• Empty all trash cans

You set a timer for 10 minutes and tackle the first task, then set the timer again and move on to the next. We have been doing this a little differently in our home for the last several years. When my daughter was little, she used to call this our “House Bath.” I have written each task on a piece of paper, and placed them in a container. My son, my daughter, and I each pick a paper from the container. Then we set the timer for 10 minutes and run to get our individual task completed quickly. There is a bit of competition involved as each child exclaims if they are the first to finish. Those who finish early pick another paper and get started on that task before I reset the 10-minute timer.

We have added a few more tasks to our Weekly Home Blessing:

• Clean the floor of your room (on three separate papers so everyone can get a chance)
• Scoop cat litter
• Clean toilets
• Clean washroom sinks

The tasks we have added are in areas that ALWAYS need cleaning. Even with more tasks, with all three of us working it takes only about 30 minutes! We even manage to have fun. My daughter especially loves the dusting. When ouR FlyLady Ostrich-feather duster first arrived, the two children actually fought over doing the dusting, much to my surprise!

I encourage you to read more about FlyLady and her system at, or pick up her book, Sink Reflections. It may be just what you need to “FLY” as a family!

How do you get weekly cleaning done in your home? Do you FLY with your family? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &


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This article first appeared in Homeschool Horizons Magazine, March 2012.

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Homemaking Help is Here! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

**This bundle has ended. Stay tuned for more great offers coming in future!**

Does it feel like the inmates are running the asylum?

I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand … piles of dishes, piles of toys, piles of paper …

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
  • a safe place for personal expression, sharing and growth

And then real life happened …

… laundry, stretch marks, 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 … coping with all the endless rehearsals and competitions we have to attend (and my daughter’s tears over math) … a husband who works long hours at two jobs, a kid with the sniffles, stomach aches and a fever … and trying to keep up as I 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.

Homemaking Help is Here!

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 give you a big 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:

  • 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 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 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 this is a Chinese buffet and you start with sweet and sour chicken balls?

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 mine!

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 the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is not for you, then please send an email to [email protected] 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. This is the best part!

  • Choose 1 FREE Online Class from Craftsy (Select from 24 of Their Most Popular Classes – Up to $60 Value – MY favourite bonus!)
  • 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) I’m already enjoying this one with my daughter!
  • FREE 90-Day Pro Membership to ListPlanIt ($30 Value) LOVING this one, too!
  • 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.

Act now! Don’t miss out on all this fantastic homemaking help!

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Best wishes and happy homemaking!

Love, Luck &


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Stressed About Housework? Free Mini E-Course for Help Now!

***This mini-course is no longer available. Please watch for upcoming freebies and deals for homemaking help.***

Are you a stressed-out homemaker? Don’t stay overwhelmed! Check out this free eCourse: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking! **Only available until 9am AT (8am ET) April 20 – click below now, don’t miss it!** Are you tired of getting behind on laundry? Do you struggle to keep your kitchen clean? Does the dinner hour have you harried?

Yes to all of the above for me! I’m often stressed about housework! It’s SO hard to juggle all of it PLUS homeschool, PLUS working from home if you’re like me!

If so, you cannot miss a FREE 4-part mini eCourse that is available for a limited time: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking!

In this eCourse, you will learn:

  • how to never get behind on laundry again,
  • how to wake up each day to a sparkling clean kitchen,
  • how to avoid the 5 ‘o’clock scramble with a super simple meal planning method, and
  • how to set yourself up for success with a quick nighttime routine.

Control My Spin’s Holly Dvorak, a popular speaker and home management coach, and her long-time homemaking mentee, Erin Odom, of The Humbled Homemaker, have put together this eCourse to help curb homemaking overwhelm and give you the tools you need to run your home like a well-oiled machine. 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking will not take you long to complete, but what you learn through it can totally revolutionize your home.

What comes with this eCourse?

  • 4 videos: These videos are all less than 10 minutes long, so it won’t take up a lot of time to watch them. But they each pack a punch!
  • 4 printable worksheets: We don’t want to just leave you with the teaching; we want you to brainstorm ways to implement it in your life!
  • FREE REWARDS by sharing this FREE eCourse with your friends as well!

What rewards can you earn?

  • Share this FREE eCourse with 1 friend to get $5 off the 2015 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! This year’s sale starts next Monday, April 20!
  • Share this FREE eCourse with 5 friends to get a FREE 1-year magazine subscription!
  • Share this FREE eCourse with 10 friends to get the 2015 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle absolutely FREE! (The Bundle this year is awesome! I’m already enjoying mine IMMENSELY!)

We let a sampling of bloggers get a sneak peek at this course, and this is what they had to say about it: “I absolutely loved the course! It was so encouraging for me to hear someone else’s homemaking struggles, and the tips I learned are so practical, I can implement them immediately! Each video is less than 10 minutes, and well worth your time. I’m recommending it to all of my friends!” ~Kayse Pratt, blogger at Kaysepratt and author of Worth the Fight “I was really encouraged by the videos to really think about the little things that make my day go smoother when I do them. Thank you!” ~Angi Schneider, blogger at Schneiderpeeps and author of Hope: Thriving While Unemployed “I cannot tell you how much this simple free course has helped me already! I’ve watched them with my oldest daughter, and we are putting them to action! The motivation it provides can be life-changing! It made me really look forward to digging into the rest of what’s in the bundle.” ~Jill York, blogger at Jill’s Home Remedies and co-author of Homeschooling Day-by-Day “The four mini lessons taught in this eCourse aren’t overwhelming, won’t load you with guilt, and are really doable. There’s also room to tweak the lessons for your family’s unique needs, which I appreciate as a homeschooling mom of give younger children. Instead of feeling like a failure by watching it, you feel motivated to make the small changes that Holly explains.” ~Kristen Smith, blogger at Smithspirations and author of Strengthening the Heart of a Homemaker

I hope these FOUR, simple, common sense tips will help you as much as they have me! Don’t miss out on this FREE eCourse that can help take the stress out of homemaking and help you put a dent in your housework! Watch it with your kids as part of home economics! Get immediate access by signing up here, now, or click on the button below!

Love, Luck
& Laughter,


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Last Chance to Save on Meal Planning Help PLUS a Bonus!

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Last Chance to Save on Meal Planning Help PLUS a Bonus!

Is life feeling hectic? Could you use some meal planning help to save time? I shared a great Build A Menu sale on Facebook earlier and I have great news: you have one last chance to take advantage of it! Since some readers had a little bit of trouble with the coupon code before the sale ended, it’s been extended!

Get menu planning help and recipes for a whole year for just $35 AND Build A Menu is going to include a FREE BONUS for your kids! With each subscription, receive their brand new Cooking With Kids 12 week curriculum ebook for free. This is a $14.95 US value. This special sale ends on Wednesday, February 4th at midnight PST. Just go to the Build A Menu website and use Coupon Code JOIN435 (this code works, I promise). The link to download the free ebook for your kids will be emailed to you after you join.

Did you already join during the sale? Good news! You will receive the Cooking With Kids eBook free via email as well. I have mine already and it’s adorable – a great way to get your kids started in the kitchen. Click here to get your meal planning membership for less than $3 a month and a free Cooking With Kids curriculum for home economics in your homeschool, free now! Just don’t forget to use Coupon Code JOIN435.


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Fibre Friday: Spinning and Dyeing

Fibre Friday

Fibre Friday: Spinning and Dyeing

Last weekend I had the great fortune to help organize and of course attend the Maritime Spinners Retreat. This year it was held here on Cape Breton Island. What a time we had! The theme was “Dyeing to Spin” so we spent time dyeing fibre as well as spinning.

I dyed some wool from Cape Breton sheep with G&K Dyes – blue, teal, and black. I simmered it in a pot:

spinning and dyeing

Citric acid was then added to the water to make the dye set (vinegar can also be used). Then I rinsed it out and let it dry. The colours came out beautifully:

spinning and dyeing

The next step was carding the wool to prepare it for spinning. Instead of hand carders, I used a handy drum carder:

spinning and dyeing

And then I had this lovely batt of wool ready to be spun:

spinning and dyeing

I thoroughly enjoyed spinning up the wool on my spinning wheel. I decided to make it fun, lumpy, bumpy art yarn:

spinning and dyeing

During the weekend, in addition to enjoying the company of other spinners, I spun up some beautiful super wash merino wool for sock yarn. I also dyed some silk hankies to spin and the colours turned out just gorgeous. I haven’t had a chance to spin them yet, but I’m looking forward to it. I hope to attend the Maritime Spinners Retreat again in the future. I hadn’t been to one in several years. Next year it will be held in New Brunswick.

Here is what a gathering of almost 100 people with their spinning wheels looks like:

spinning and dyeing

Do you ever have a chance to get away from it all for a weekend at a retreat? What are you or your kids knitting, crocheting, sewing, or spinning this week? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &


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Fibre Friday: Make a Cape Out of an Old Curtain

Fibre Friday

Fibre Friday: Make a Cape Out of an Old Curtain

make a cape out of an old curtain

Last week, I promised to show you how to make a cape out of an old curtain. It’s a quick and easy sewing project. You can make a cape for Halloween or to dress up and make history studies come alive in your homeschool. I made this one a few weeks ago for a local haunted trail; it’s a Halloween fundraiser for Two Rivers Wildlife Park. We’ve been volunteering as a family for this event for several years.

I started with an old curtain. Using my son as a model for height, I cut off some excess length at the top of the curtain. I found that when folded in half, the curtain covered quite a bit of his body. Without any more cutting, I just folded the curtain in half, inside out, and hemmed all around the edges:

make a cape out of an old curtain

I left a small gap in one corner:

make a cap out of an old curtain

Then I stuffed all the fabric through the gap, and turned it right side out:

make a cape out of an old curtain

Next I hand sewed the gap closed using a blind stitch:

make a cape out of an old curtain

If you need some help with a blind stitch, here is a blind stitch tutorial video on YouTube.

The final step was sewing in some elastic a few inches from the top of the cape, on what I wanted to be the inside of the cape. When sewing in the elastic, just remember to pull it taught toward you as you sew, so the fabric bunches up nicely:

make a cape out of an old curtain

Here is the finished cape! It doesn’t look like a curtain anymore:

make a cape out of an old curtain

For the closure, I simply used a safety pin. You could also use Velcro or a nice, fancy closure such as a clasp or chain.

Are you making costumes for your homeschool or Halloween? What are you knitting, sewing, or crocheting this week? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &


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Fibre Friday: Sewing a Skirt

sewing a skirt

Sewing a Skirt

Welcome back to Fibre Friday! I haven’t shared our latest sewing adventures in our homeschool. My daughter and I have been learning how to sew together in our homeschool. The last project I shared was the adorable jean tote bag she made for a friend. Well, another birthday came around and she decided sewing a skirt as a birthday gift would be a good choice this time.

Since we had already made a skirt once before, for her Elsa dance costume, we used it as a template for sewing a skirt. We just cut out the pattern a little bigger and longer as her friend is a little older.

My daughter made the skirt almost completely independently. First she sewed up each side:

sewing a skirt

Then she hemmed the bottom.

sewing a skirt

And then we tackled the waistband together. I didn’t really know what I was doing when I made the waistband for her Elsa costume. This time, I consulted the book, Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp. I got this wonderful book with the Craftsy sewing class, “Sewing Studio”. We followed the steps, first sewing the “tube” the elastic goes through, then threading the elastic through with a safety pin.

Here is my daughter modelling the finished skirt. As I mentioned, we made the skirt a little bigger so it would fit her friend well. It turned out quite well.

sewing a skirt

Next week, I will show you how I sewed a cape out of an old curtain. It may just come in handy if you celebrate Halloween, or if you like to dress up for history in your homeschool.

What are you sewing, knitting, or crafting in your homeschool? Please let me know in the comments below!

Love, Luck &


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The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is Here!

**This sale has ended. Stay tuned for more amazing bundle deals coming your way!**

We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and for our families. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to stay healthy and prevent serious diseases.

It’s SO easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the mass amount of healthy living advice out there – to the point where we’re frozen into complete inaction!

That’s where The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle comes in. For the ridiculously low price of just $29.97 (for the PDF version) or $39.97 (for the eReader version), you can get access to a carefully curated collection of eBooks and eCourses with a total combined value of $1,030! Wow!

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The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for only 6 days – from 8am AT (7am EST) on Wednesday, September 10 until 12:59am AT on Tuesday, September 16 (11:59pm ET, Sept 15). But don’t wait until the last moment – there are only 30,000 bundles available and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

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Here’s what you need to know about the sale:

When? 8am AT (7am EST) Wednesday, September 10 until 12:59am Tuesday, September 16 (11:59pm EST Monday, September 15)

What? 73 eBooks and 7 audio & eCourses, PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you’ll really use!

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Want to know exactly what’s included in the bundle?

Take a look through the categories, as well as the full list of eBooks and eCourses.

There’s something here for everyone, and don’t forget…the Getting Started Guide will show you exactly which resources cover the topics and health concerns that matter most to you!

Alternative Health & Home Remedies

  • Can I Get A Pickle Without Yellow 5, Please? by Sarah Nichols, M.Ed @ Simple Life Abundant Life ($3.99)
  • DIY Natural Remedies by Nina Nelson @ Shalom Mama ($12.95)
  • Essentials of Essential Oils: How to Use Essential Oils for Beginners by Rachel Ramey @ Titus 2 Homemaker ($2.99)
  • Herbal Preparations and Applications by Natalie B. Vickery @ The Family Herbalist ($9.99)
  • Repelled by Hilary Kimes Bernstein @ Accidentally Green ($1.99)
  • The Eczema Cure by Emily Bartlett @ Holistic Squid ($29.95)
  • The Nourished Metabolism by Elizabeth Walling @ The Nourished Life ($30.00)
  • The Postpartum Herbal Guide by Laura Schuerwegen @ Authentic Parenting ($3.99)
  • Traditional Remedies for Modern Families by Sarah Pope @ The Healthy Home Economist ($9.99) 

Audio Courses & eCourses

  • 5×5 Fitness Challenge from Fit2B by Beth Learn @ Fit2B studio ($10.00)
  • Essential Oils & Natural Health by Jessie Hawkins @ Vintage Remedies ($95.00)
  • Grocery Savings Made Simple: A Real Mom’s Guide by Shannon Brown @ Growing Slower ($37.00)
  • Let’s Do This! Getting Ahead in Your Real Food Kitchen by Laura Coppinger @ Heavenly Homemakers ($5.00)
  • Making Herbs Simple: Volume 1 and Volume 2 Video Downloads by Shoshanna Easling @ Bulk Herb Store Blog ($14.95 each)
  • MamaBaby Birthing by Kristen Burgess @ Natural Birth and Baby ($97.00)
  • Real Food Cleansing Guide eBook & Webinar by Lisa Grace Byrne, MPH @ WellGrounded Life ($29.00) 


  • 42 Days to Fit by Brandy Ferguson, Emma Swanston, and Stacy Karen @ 42 Days to Fit ($4.99)
  • Belly Lovin’: What You Can Do About Your Diastasis Recti by Danielle N. Baethge @ It’s a Love/Love Thing ($5.00)
  • Get Up & Go! Fun Ideas for Getting Fit as a Family by Jennifer Flanders @ Loving Life at Home ($9.95) 

Gardening & Homesteading

  • Natural Homestead by Jill Winger @ The Prairie Homestead ($24.95)
  • Oh Lardy’s Guide To Keeping Backyard Chickens by Kelly Liston and Tamara Mannelly @ Oh Lardy! ($9.99)
  • The Art of Gardening: Building Your Soil by Susan Vinskofski @ learningandyearning ($18.00)
  • The Gardening Notebook by Angi Schneider @ SchneiderPeeps ($9.95)
  • The Healthy Chicken Cookbook by Lisa Steele @ Fresh Eggs Daily ($6.99)
  • The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris @ The Homesteading Hippy ($3.99) 

Green Cleaning

  • All Natural Living: 75 Non-Toxic Recipes for Home & Beauty by Robin Konie @ Thank Your Body ($2.99)
  • A Simply Homemade Clean by Lisa Barthuly @ His Homestead Originals ($12.95)
  • Clean & Simple: 7 Inexpensive Ingredients, 12 Green Cleaning Recipes That Work by Stephanie Langford @ Keeper of the Home ($2.99)
  • DIY Natural Household Cleaners by Matt and Betsy Jabs @ DIY Natural ($9.99)
  • The Super Simple Guide to Decluttering and Deep Cleaning by Sandy Kreps @ Modern*Simplicity ($2.99) 

Healthy Children

  • A Practical Guide to Children’s Health by Kate Tietje @ Modern Alternative Mama ($17.95)
  • Confessions of a Cloth Diaper Convert by Erin Odom @ The Humbled Homemaker ($12.50)
  • Crash Course in Natural Parenting by Karli Von Herbulis @ Feed Me Mama ($4.99)
  • First Bites and Beyond by Kristen Burgess @ Natural Birth and Baby ($30.00)
  • Kids Eat Real Food: How to Raise Kids Who LOVE Real Food by Vanessa Pruitt @ Natural Family Today ($16.99)
  • The Happy Housewife’s Guide to Dealing with Picky Eaters by Toni Anderson @ The Happy Housewife 

Meal Budgeting & Planning

  • 7 Day Real Food Challenge: Winter Menu by Roxanne King @ The Holistic Mama ($19.00)
  • 22 Days to a Fresh Start by Tiffany @ Don’t Waste the Crumbs ($1.99)
  • How to Become a Better Home Cook by Lindsay Moe @ The Live-In Kitchen ($7.00)
  • Making Organic Food Affordable: A Step-by-Step Approach for Lowering Your Costs by 50% or More by Tara Wagner @ Sustainable Baby Steps ($18.00)
  • Meal Planning Made Easy by Kelly Smith @ The Nourishing Home ($7.95)
  • Meals ePlanner by Jennifer Tankersley @ ListPlanIt ($5.00)
  • Money Saving Mom’s Guide to Freezer Cooking by Crystal Paine @ Money Saving Mom® ($2.99)
  • Recipe Binder Printables by Laura Smith @ IHeartPlanners ($10.00) 

Natural Beauty & Skincare

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Natural Hair Care by Becky Marie @ For This Season ($4.99)
  • DIY Face Masks and Scrubs: Natural & Nourishing Homemade Skin Care by Stacy Karen @ A Delightful Home ($5.99)
  • Easy Beauty Recipes by Kelly McNelis @ New Leaf Wellness ($5.99)
  • My Buttered Life: Gift Giving Edition by Renee Harris @ MadeOn Skin Care ($5.00)
  • Natural Soap Making: Cold Process Soap Basics & Recipes by Jan Berry @ The Nerdy Farm Wife ($9.99) 

Real Food Recipes

  • 42 Simple & Healthy Dinners by Brandy Ferguson, Emma Swanston, and Stacy Karen @ 42 Days to Fit ($4.99)
  • Crazy for Kale: Glow from the Inside Out with 40 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes by Hallie Klecker @ Daily Bites ($5.99)
  • Easy. Homemade. (2nd Edition) by Mandi Ehman @ Life Your Way ($5.99)
  • Everyday Nourishing Food by Kimi Harris @ The Nourishing Gourmet ($4.99)
  • From Scratch: Easy Recipes for Traditionally Prepared Whole-Food Dishes by Shaye Elliott @ The Elliott Homestead ($9.99)
  • Real Food Recipes for Weight Loss by Jami Boys @ An Oregon Cottage ($2.99)
  • Simple. Healthy. Tasty. – Breakfast by Tammie Nelson @ Simple. Healthy. Tasty. ($6.95)
  • Smoothie Secrets Revealed: A Guide to Enhance Your Health by Elyse Wagner @ My Kitchen Shrink ($19.99)
  • The 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge eGuide by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner @ Simple Green Smoothies ($15.00)
  • The Everything Beans Book by Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship ($8.95)
  • The Granola Book by AlinaJoy Dubois @ Good Old Days Farm ($7.99)
  • Whole Foods for the Everyday Cook: Over 100 Natural Recipes for Everyday Cooking by Christy Greer @ Whole Foods on a Budget and Jessica Aveni @ Natural Health and Prevention ($6.99)
  • Will Forage For Soup: Gourmet Soup From Wild Greens by Amanda Rose, Ph.D. and Jeanie Rose @ Fresh Bites Daily ($6.97) 


  • Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year by Daniel and Haley Stewart @ Carrots for Michaelmas ($7.99)
  • Healthy Thanksgiving 101: A Grain-Free Meal Plan by Dr. Meghan Birt @ Just Enjoy Food ($8.99)
  • Nourishing Cookies for a Healthy Holiday: 10 Naturally Sweetened Holiday Cookie Recipes by Diana Bauman @ My Humble Kitchen ($4.99)
  • Real Food and Health Magazine: November/December 2013 by Heather Lionelle @ Real Food and Health ($4.99)
  • Simply Salads by Season by Kristen Michaelis @ Food Renegade ($17.95) 

Special Diets

  • 31 Days of Gluten Free Meals by Erin Chase @ $5 Dinners ($1.99)
  • Allergy-Free Cooking by Wardeh Harmon @ GNOWFGLINS ($20.00)
  • Allergy Friendly Comfort Food: 40 Delicious Recipes Made Without Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, or Soy by Kelly Roenicke @ The Pretty Bee ($3.99)
  • Beyond Broth: Nourishing Homemade Paleo Soups by Dr. Jill Tieman @ Real Food Forager ($9.95)
  • Gluten Free 30 Day Meal Plan by Amy Roskelley @ Super Healthy Kids ($9.99)
  • Gluten Free & Grain Free Breads, Batters and Doughs by Halle Cottis @ Whole Lifestyle Nutrition ($24.95)
  • Grain-Free Goodies: Favorite Grain-Free & Sugar-Free Recipes From Our Kitchen to Yours by Trisha Gilkerson @ Intoxicated on Life ($4.95)
  • Grain Free Grab-n-Go: Recipes for Portable Meals on the Go! by Hayley Barisa Ryczek @ Health Starts in the Kitchen ($9.97)
  • Grain-Free Meal Plans Freezer Cooking Guide by Cara Comini @ Health, Home, & Happiness ($18.00)
  • Keeping it Real: Gluten Free Recipes the Whole Family Will Love by Jessica Espinoza @ Delicious Obsessions ($6.99)
  • The Breakfast Bread Bible by Raia Todd @ Raia’s Recipes ($2.99)
  • The Nourished Kitchen Guide to Grain-Free & Dairy-Free Baking, Sweets and Treats by Jennifer McGruther @ Nourished Kitchen ($27.00)
  • Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat by Melissa Joulwan @ The Clothes Make The Girl ($9.95)

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