For the Creative DIY-ers…

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When I first began to sew it was 2008 and I had recently discovered the goodness of Etsy. A few months later, newly married yet unemployed living in Detroit (what?!), I realized I had the power to take my addiction to sewing and turn it into a handmade business. All I needed to do was learn more about sewing, social media, and creating a community online. It took a bit of time but overall it was super easy. I loved each of these things and so it was a worthwhile investment.

I mostly used YouTube and library books to learn how to sew, but there are other resources available like eBooks — which are always updated and super relevant.

Fast-forward since 2008: have you heard of The Ultimate DIY Bundle? It’s a DIY library of 76 books on the topics of crafts, holidays & seasonal, home & garden, home decor, photography, scrapbooking & art journaling, sewing, the business of DIY, and writing. Can you even imagine the tools/resources this library can offer you personally or for your business?

A few of the sewing eBooks //

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The Ultimate DIY Bundle is your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses. There are projects that the whole family can get involved in – from pet photography and home decor to chalk pastels and sewing.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

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Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 5 awesome bonuses, worth over $150. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com, a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

This amazing deal ends in just…

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You may not feel like you’re ready to start a business, or feel like you have any time to DIY, but here’s what I do know: this is a great bundle of resources and they’re waiting for you to use them :)

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.

 

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I want to remember…

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– how messy (but worth it) painting with Maxwell really is ;)

– how crazy quiet the apartment feels when the white noise is turned off (and everyone’s asleep)

– how much time is wasted thinking about something verses actually doing. #inspiration

– the way Max plays hide & seek behind the living room curtains (while giggling uncontrollably)

– how I feel when Zack wraps his arms around me

– that Bauer looks like a dog baby when he sleeps

– how grateful I am for community, both in real life & online

– some of the podcasts I subscribe to: hope*ology, Dave Ramsey and Elise Gets Crafty

– that baby hair smells delicious

– how wonderful this book is (and beautiful, inspiring, easy-to-read, and life-changing)

– how freaking adorable Max is when he runs across the room (!!!)

– how BIG Natalie’s smiles are :)

– that list-making is the best way to feel accomplished

- how much joy our children bring me. The days are like small marathons but I get better at running them every week.

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These posts help me to cherish and remember the fullness of mamahood. They help me to not hold back because I fear I don’t have time to “take notes”, but instead I can move forward and embrace life where we’re at TODAY through simple sharing. It’s incredibly freeing and makes my heart feel full to write these. See the rest of my “I want to remember” posts here.

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A special book for “the dreamers & the doers”.

Since September I’ve been praying over (and working on) a special group project, and today I get to share with you what we’ve been up to! :)

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It’s no secret I’m a dreamer and a doer. Since I was young I’ve been creating and making plans. I love to sketch on paper my dreams to see how real they can become. But perhaps more than that I love how far an encouraging word can take my dreams. Do you feel the same way?

Last year I joined a group of women and together we co-wrote a book called, Thirty One Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer — and, it’s a lovely prayer book.

Lovely like, “my heart is re-filled with grace and overflowing encouragement to keep going.”

Lovely like, “I wasn’t sure how to pray over my situation, but now I have new-found direction.”

Lovely like, “I am not alone.”

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Inside this 200+ page book are beautiful, real prayers covering the following topics:

prayer // God’s word // worship + gratitude // faith

freedom // seasons // rest + balance // wellness

authenticity // identity // grace in my home // simplicity

serving // loving {well} // singleness // marriage

motherhood // dreams // my spouse’s dreams // my children’s dreams

fears // comparison //confidence // goals

creativity // stewardship // success + failure // busyness

my business // branding + marketing // collaboration + opportunity // online influence // social media

 

Each of the 31 prayers includes a full-page prayer, four verses and three reflective questions.

I’ve written on the topic of simplicity. This was an opportunity for me to share my heart on living cozy in a big Los Angeles. It’s so important to be thankful for exactly what God puts in our lives. This community collaboration has allowed me to be vulnerable with so many others who may be thinking, worrying, and praying about the same things.

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I’m so honored to be joining these women and my friends over at The {Well} Studio.

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I want to remember…

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When life is good it ticks by fast, so during this season of “good life” I want to pause to remember…

– the kitchen counter piled high with dishes from a delicious meal

– Maxwell talking to Siri by mostly telling her dada, mama (pronounced “muma”), Nony (Natalie) and no no nooooooo

– babies who nap through the lawn maintenance hour (so odd to hear these sounds in January considering I grew up in Michigan)

– what Max’s favorite things are: running, reading books, the occasional cookie, telling us what things are hot, pointing out who the items in our home belong to (so cute)

– good books within reach (currently loving this design book)

– the awesome relationship I have with my older brother, Matt

– the way Natalie smiles at me when I crouch down to her face and talk to her

– that I’m never too proud to own multiple journals and lip balms

– how we’re teaching Max how to count to 10 and say each letter of the alphabet

– the way Max so generously gives Natalie kisses

– that showering at night is the way to go, and the less hair products I use the better my hair is (this texturizing spray is the good stuff)

– how grateful I am to have Zack as my husband and friend.

*This post is brought to you by baby wearing. Affiliate links used throughout, meaning I will earn a small commission on any items purchased.

 

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