The bundle books I love and the ones I'm ready to devour {+ new pay in May option!}

First: real life talk. I can't go on with regular blogging without mentioning this. My dear pastor's family needs as much prayer as they can get. Monday 4/28 at noon, their precious daughter, who spent her 14th birthday in the hospital yesterday, will undergo a very invasive surgery for a tumor that was found unexpectedly in her skull a few days ago. The details are here and our church family covets your prayer. 

I've been wanting to give you a bit more personal look at the bundle, so today I'm going to share some of the books that are already favorites of mine, and also the ones that have got me really excited to read or use.

Get paid May 1st? You don't have to miss the bundle! Read on below to see how you can order now and pay/get the bundle on May 1.

 Homemaking

Life Your Way Printables Download Pack by Mandi @ Life Your Way - Mandi has basically created a printable for every part of life that needs organization. I'm excited to try out some of them and see how they work with my current planning system. 

Sewing School 101: Simple Tips to Get You Stitching - ahem. Am I allowed to call my own book a favorite? ;) Seriously, if you need a friend to hold your hand through learning to sew, let me and my book be that friend for you.

 The Homemaker’s Guide to Creating the Perfect Schedule by Amy @ Raising Arrows - I love the idea of a schedule but in reality tend to balk at it, so I'm excited to have another resource for creating one that I might be able to stick to. 

See these and all the homemaking books here.

Food

Just Making Ice Cream: Over 70 Delicious Recipes Made with Nourishing Ingredients – 2nd edition by Marillyn @ Just Making Noise - Any of you who know me at all, know my affinity for homemade ice cream. One of my favorite resources is this cookbook-- I've probably made close to a dozen of Mare's flavors and they've yet to disappoint, and have in fact, received rave reviews from whomever I've fed them to. I reviewed her first edition a few years ago, and it's been one of my go-tos for Ice Cream Sundays ever since. 

Meal Planning Made Easy by Kelly @ The Nourishing Home - I've heard nothing but good things about my friend Kelly's meal plans, so I'm thrilled to read through this for meal-planning inspiration.

The Healthy Lunch Box: Sandwich-Free Secrets to Packing a Real Food Lunch by Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship - One of my favorite food bloggers and eBook-writers is Katie- I know I can trust her recipes and research. Since I pack mostly GF/grain-free lunches for my kids, it's one of my biggest challenges in the kitchen to come up with creative lunch combos. Katie's lunchbox book is a fabulous resource and I feel inspired after reading through it to make my kids' lunches.

I have a friend with Candida, so I was more than happy to give her my copy of The Sweeter Side of Candida: Desserts for the Holidays, Special Occasions, & Everyday Sweet Treats by Paula Miller & Sarah Ives - I'm hoping it blesses her with some great ideas for sweets that her body can enjoy.

The food options are blowing me away in this bundle. From freezer cooking to a meal-planning workshop, I can't wait to dig into all the goodies in this category.

Motherhood & Marriage

Steady Days: A Journey Toward Intentional, Professional Motherhood by Jamie @ Steady Mom - I read this book by my friend Jamie a couple of years ago and loved it. It's written in short approachable chapters that a busy mom can get through in snippets of reading time, and it really inspired me. I think it's time to go back and read it again. 

Discipleship & Discipline: Practical Parenting Help for the Desperate Mom eCourse by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae - I was really bummed to miss this webinar when it happens so I was thrilled to see it added to the bundle. I can't wait to take it and look to be as inspired as I was when I read Sarah & Sally's book Desperate

Undivided Mom: Finding Christ in the Chaos of Motherhood by Kayse @ KaysePratt.com - This book sounds like it was written just for me. I look forward to digging in to it. 

To Love, Honor and Vacuum Audio Download by Sheila @ To Love, Honor and Vacuum - I've really grown to love listening to audio of some sort while driving and cleaning and doing mundane tasks around the house, so I look forward to listening to this one.

These are just a few of the motherhood and marriage resources which look inspiring in the bundle.

Faith {for me & for kids}

How To Manage Your Mouth: A 30 Day Wholesome Talk Challenge by Connie @ Smockity Frocks - I know how powerful the tongue can be for good or for evil, so I look forward to reading this book to help me speak life to my family.

Character Badges by Caroline @ The Modest Mom Blog - I can't wait to try this system to try to train Gigi (it's designed for kids 5+) in forming habits of obedience and integrity. We're hoping to start this week!

The ABC’s for Godly Boys/The ABC’s for Godly Girls by Lindsey @ The Road To 31 - These sound like a great way to teach Bible doctrine to the kids, I'll definitely be looking into trying them out with our family.

There are numerous other resources which look to be great resources for building up our faith and training up our kids in the way of the Lord in these categories of the bundle.

Homeschooling

A Simple Homeschool Planner by Tsh @ The Art of Simple - I've really enjoyed using some of the pages from Tsh's planning book (you may remember me reviewing it at the beginning of the school year)-- they go great with my homemade planner.

The Charlotte Mason Way Explained by Dollie @ Teachers of Good Things - Classical education is our foundation for schooling but I'm excited to read this as I know there is a lot of crossover between classical and CM. 

The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight: Managing Your Days Through the Homeschool Years by Heidi @ The Busy Mom - This book is technically in the self-care category, but either way, it's one I definitely want to read. 

Self-Care

I seriously want to read every book in this category, but I'll just highlight a couple of them here.

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life by Crystal @ Money Saving Mom - Since I just read Crystal's book, I know this will be a great next step as I'm definitely looking to add more discipline to my life. 

Equipped: Because You’ve Been Made to Live On Purpose by Elisa @ More to Be - This book is already on my Kindle waiting for me, as this has been a season of learning about intentionality. I recently listend to Elisa on one of Kat's podcasts and was encouraged by her. 

Health & Wellness, Holidays & Special Events, Working from Home & Blogging, Pregnancy & Babies

There are just so many great books and resources in here! I'll just highlight a few more I'm interested in.

Healing With God’s Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama - This looks like it will be a great one to keep on hand for reference. 

Feast! Real Food, Reflections, and Simple Living for the Christian Year by Daniel & Haley @ Carrots for Michaelmas - I don't know a lot about the liturgical year but I think it would be great to incorporate some of Haley and her husbands traditions into our family's repertoire. 

The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year by Rachel @ The Minimalist Mom - I can remember feeling so overwhelmed with STUFF when we had our first baby, simply because I didn't know better. I think this will be a great resource that I can recommend to new mom friends along with my own story of simplifying the baby life over the years.

The Blog Planning Kit: A System to Maximize Your Blogging Efforts by Kat @ How They Blog - I use many of Kat's pages in my planner and find them super helpful. 

Blog at Home Mom: Balancing Blogging and Motherhood by Christin @ Joyful Mothering - This is fine like that I'm constantly trying walk and figure out. Looking forward to reading this book for inspiration.

You guys, there really are just SO many wonderful resources in this bundle. I'm thrilled to have them at my fingertips and I know if you buy this sale you will grow and learn from them as well. The sale ends today, Monday at 8:59 PST, so don't delay in getting yours.

Pay in May

pay in may for the bundle sale

If you don't get paid until May 1st, you will happy to learn that we know have a way to pre-order the bundle before the sale ends today, but not get charged until May 1st.

If you use these special forms (PDF or Kindle), your order will go in before the deadline, but you won't be charged until May 1st. That's when you'll receive the bundle as well. I love that the bundle creators were able to add this option at the last minute.

Bundle bonuses

I'm going to send out a newsletter today highlighting a few of the bundle bonus offers that I'm most excited about. If you haven't signed up for my newsletter, you  can do so here, which will also get you my printable calendar for praying for your community, and access to secret news and posts from me.

And don't forget, the giveaway I'm a part of ends tonight as well. Enter to win an iPad mini, an apron and an Amazon gift card today if you haven't already!

And finally, thank you so much for all your support in this bundle sale and at the launch of the my book. I appreciate your patience throughout the sale and I know that those of you who have ordered it will be blessed by its contents. Tomorrow I will be getting back to a normal blogging routine, and I even hope to share with you what that might look like moving forward.

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.