Fabulous Resources to Help You Organize Your Home & Health in 2015!

Social Media, Family Resolution Revolution GraphicI’ve been nearly bursting at the seams with all of my excitement over so many great things to tell you! I’m going to wait until next week to share my own exciting blogging plans, but for now I want to let you know about a fantastic eBook bundle!

The Family Resolutions bundle is here and it’s coming at the perfect time of year since many of us are making New Year’s Resolutions & promises of living healthier in 2015. I’ve taken a peek in some of these books and they look absolutely fantastic.

From organizing your home, to fitness, to healthy recipes and essential oils, this bundle offers something for everyone, and at an incredible price – it’s an $820 value available for ONLY $39!

And since I’m on my own quest to reorganize my home and fitness routine in 2015, I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of this Family Resolution bundle!

Now for the eBundle details…


40 Real Food and Healthy Lifestyle Resources PLUS Tons of Discounts for Only $39

Are you looking to revolutionize the health of your family in 2015? Are you sick of setting goals and feeling overwhelmed on how to tackle them? Are you ready for change in all areas of your life?

   Family Resolution Revolution - What's Included

The Family Resolution Revolution bundle has you covered! Weve gathered the very best resources and brought them together in one perfect package to help you create change. The absolute best healthy living bloggers have teamed up to share their bestselling eBooks, workshops, meal plans, calendars, printable worksheets, magazines and more so that every family can create a healthful, happy life!


The Family Resolution Revolution bundle includes 40 life changing resources, available at $0.97 a piece, and is available for ten days only – Friday, December 26 through Sunday, January 4!

All 40 resources (PLUS THE BONUS DISCOUNT PAGE – including fourteen exclusive discounts) come in PDF form and are available for instant download. Access the e-books, workshops, meals plans, calendars, worksheets and magazine subscription from your computer, phone and e-reader of your choice!

Family Resolution Revolution - Buy NowEach of the 40 items included in this bundle were carefully selected to provide support in total wellness and health for every member of the family – and including the fourteen exclusive discounts, this bundle is valued at $820!

Family Resolution Revolution - What's Included

(Click the titles to learn more about each item!)

Transition & eGuidebooks with Shopping Lists, Plans & More (a $97 value!)

Family Resolution Revolution - Transition & How To Guide Books

> 3 Phase Paleo by Paleo Parents

> Work Day Eats for your January Challenge by No Cook Paleo

> The Paleo Approach Dinner Club E-Book by The Paleo Mom

> 28 Days of Low FODMAP AIP by A Clean Plate

> The Safe Starch Cookbook by The Domestic Man

> Grain-Free Meal Plans Freezer Cooking Guide by Health Home Happy

Kid & Family eBooks (a $36 value!)

Family Resolution Revolution - Kids & Families Books

> Make Your Kids’ Party Paleo by The Merry Maker Sisters

> Real Food Nutrition for Kids by Food Renegade

> Joshua’s Primal Lunchbox by Primal Bliss Nutrition

Meal Planning Programs (a $55 value!)

Family Resolution Revolution - Meal Planning Programs

> Once a Month Meals, 1 Month Pro Membership

> Real Meals by Healthful Pursuit

> Winter Watercolor Calendar Printable Bundle by Colorful Eats

> Paleo Plan 30 day Membership

Online Magazine Subscriptions (a $35 value!)

Family Resolution Revolution - Magazine Subscriptions

> One Year Digital Subscription to Paleo Magazine

> One Year Digital Subscription to Paleo Living Magazine

Online Programs & Workshops for Fitness, Self Love, and More (a $151 value!)

Family Resolution Revolution - Programs, Workshops, Self-Love

> 21 Step Body Image Remix by Summer Innanen

> 30 Days to a Life Made Full by Shanti Landon

> Skincare and Skin Healing from an Ancestral Perspective by Dr. Natcha Maithai

> Chaos to Clutter-Free by Davonne Parks

Real Food and Paleo eCookbooks (a $47 value!)

Family Resolution Revolution - Real Food and Paleo Cookbooks

> Well Fed 2 by The Clothes Make the Girl

> Keeping It Real by Delicious Obsessions

> Blend | The Basics by Everyday Maven

> Easy Paleo Slow Cooker Meals by Rubies and Radishes

> Slow Cooker Soups and Stews by Peace Love and Low Carb

> Easy Paleo Gelatin Treats E-Book by Grass Fed Girl

> Modern Paleo Cuisine by Planks, Love, and Guacamole

Snacks & Treats eCookbooks (a $64 value!)

Family Resolution Revolution - Snacks & Treats Books

> 34 Single-Serve Desserts by Fit Foodie Finds

> Grain-Free Simple Sweets in 5 Ingredients or Less by My Heart Beets and The Real Food Guide

> The Grain-Free Snacker by Ditch the Wheat

> We Can ALL Scream for Ice Cream by Predominantly Paleo and The Real Food Guide

> Paleo Treats and Healthy Sweets by Taylor Made It Paleo

Healthy Living and Informational eBooks (a $115 value!)

Family Resolution Revolution - Healthy Living & Informational Books

> DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes by Mommypotomus

> Real Food: Making the Transition from Processed to Unprocessed Living by Unlock Better Health

> Disease-Free Revolution by Ron Garner

> 10 Things You Need to Know About Essential Oils Before You Buy by Whole New Mom

> Yoga for the Everyday Flow of Life by Rx’d Yoga

> Oh Lardy’s Guide to Fermenting Fruits and Vegetables

> Oh Lardy’s Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens

> The Healing Kitchen by The Dabblist

> Grain-Free Grab and Go, 30+ Recipes for Portable Meals by Health Starts in the Kitchen



Dont waste another day, month, year, dreaming of a healthier, balanced life for your family. Make that life a reality – purchase the Family Resolution Revolution bundle today!

Family Resolution Revolution - Buy Now

When You’re Not Quite Ready for Christmas


I want to encourage you today. Maybe your house isn’t clean, your gifts aren’t wrapped or you don’t have the finances to purchase gifts, and you won’t have time to bake the cookies you wanted to make. It’s okay. Christmas will come and go, and more than our family wants us to have everything perfectly done, they want us to be present and pleasant.

And you know, there’s so much beauty in the undone. There’s beauty in the imperfect. And we can find joy amidst the mess and the tight budgets.

If you need a few last-minute ideas or encouragement, here are some things you may like. Don’t read all of these articles. Just pick and choose a few that will help you the most:



Embracing an Imperfect Holiday – on Beauty through Imperfection.

The Christmas Cookie Disaster – Sometimes it’s easy to think that other people’s Christmases are perfect and beautiful all the time, but that’s simply not true. In this post about my nearly disastrous cookie baking experience, I share how I finally realized that my attitude matters more than the circumstance.

Why We Simplified Christmas This Year – by Money Saving Mom.

Dealing With Difficult Relatives During the Holidays – on Worshipful Living.



22 Themed Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List – If you’re trying to think of a last-minute gift for someone on your list, then read this article. Not only are there 22 great themed ideas, but each idea is also frugal and (mostly) clutter-free! Plus over 30 other gift lists are included in the link-up on this post so you’re sure to find some fantastic inspiration.

10 MORE Themed Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List – Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers, need a last-minute co-worker or family gift, or just want a little fun inspiration, you’ll definitely want to check out these neat ideas.

Celebrating a Memorable Christmas on a Zero-Dollar Budget – by Brandy at the Prudent Homemaker.

How to Frugally Fill Awesome & Clutter-Free Stockings – Enough Said 🙂

Scheduling, Cleaning & Organizing


Last Minute Holiday Sanity-Saving Tips – If you need to simplify your holiday to-do’s but aren’t sure where to start, then check out this article for practical tips and encouragement.

How to Keep Your Kid’s Christmas Gifts From Taking Over Your House – This was one of the most brilliantly simple ideas I’ve ever had and I just had to share it.

How to Fake a Clean House in Less Than 20 Minutes – If you want a cozy feel amidst the chaos in your home this Christmas, or if company is coming on short notice, then you’ll definitely want to see the tips in this article.

Crafts, Recipes & Decor

Christmas Dinner

Simple & Elegant Christmas Dinner Menu – This is what I’ll be making for Christmas Dinner this year. Maybe you’ll see a few ideas that you like?

25 Frugal Days of Christmas – Check out this link-up for crafts, recipes, and other fun ideas.

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments – My friend Stephanie introduced me to these Christmas tree decorations, and they’re absolutely wonderful! These are so easy that my five-year-old can make them almost completely by herself and these beautiful ornaments make the house smell amazing.

A Cute and Easy Way to Display Greeting Cards – If you’re looking for a quick way to display your greeting cards, then simply put them on a bookshelf or try this idea. And I’d love to know: how do you display your greeting cards?

Christmas In The Midst Of Our Mess – by the Nester.

More Christmas-ing

You can read all of my Christmas articles here or see my Christmas inspiration board on Pinterest.

What’s one thing you do to simplify Christmas preparations?

Simple & Elegant Christmas Menu

{EDITED TO ADD: I just saw Overwhelmed to Organized menu scheduling tips, and she has great suggestions for organizing your time in the kitchen this Christmas! Definitely go check out her article!}

Here’s what I’m making for Christmas Dinner this year. Maybe you’ll see a few ideas that you like?

Christmas Dinner

Main Course

Whole Chicken or Cornish Hens – When I only serve a few people, cornish hens are delicious and elegant. When cooking for a crowd, a couple of whole chickens are also delicious but much simpler. (Note: Short on time? Buy a rotisserie chicken!)

Plum Sauce – This is the most amazing sauce ever. We start by putting a dab on our chicken just to try it. By the end of the meal, this sauce is smothering nearly everything on our plates.

Homemade Stuffing – Until recently, I didn’t know that stuffing doesn’t have to come from a box. Or that it doesn’t take hours to prepare from scratch. After I bake this in the oven, I like to let it cook in the bird, then top the stuffing with plum sauce. Delicious.

Whole Sweet Potatoes – When topped with butter, brown sugar (or cinnamon-sugar), and miniature marshmallows, it’s basically like eating candy for dinner.

Green beans or peas – A simple way to round out the meal with a healthy green veggie. If I have time, I may add bacon or ham to the beans.

MuffinsBanana, pumpkin, chocolate or blueberry gingerbread? Tough decision!

Fruit – Homemade applesauce, tiny clementines, or a fresh fruit salad will grace our table this Christmas.

Desserts & Snacks

I’m still trying to decide which dessert to make. Here are a few I’m thinking about:


{I recently made this old-fashioned peanut butter pie. Click the photo for the recipe.}

Pie – Mmm. Pie. What’s your favorite kind?

Pecan Ice Cream Ball – shape ice cream into a sphere, then roll it in roasted pecans (or sprinkles, crushed candy canes, or anything else you’d like). Top with hot fudge or caramel sauce and a cherry. Simple. Beautiful. Delicious. The best part? These can be made ahead and placed in the freezer until Christmas.

Cake or cupcakes. Either way I go, I’ll use Wilton’s icing recipe.

Cookie Tray – The girls and I make a cookie tray every year (you can read about one year’s cookie disaster here). This year I’m thinking about keeping it simple by making fudge, buckeyes, Rice Krispy treats, and only one type of cookie. Perhaps chocolate chip, gingerbread, or these dark-chocolate cookies?


Punch. I usually make this kind but think I’ll switch it up a bit this time by using wild berry juice instead of grape juice.

Wassail. An old-fashioned fancied-up apple cider. Or, if I’m running low on time, I’ll just pour some apple cider into the crock-pot and let it simmer for awhile.

Need more ideas? Check out my Thanksgiving menu suggestions.

And don’t forget that you can read all of my Christmas articles here or see my Christmas inspiration board on Pinterest.

What’s your favorite Christmas food?

Christmas Dinner

Simple December Menu


Confession: I’m terrible at menu planning! I’ve tried and failed many times. But, when I do manage to keep up with menu planning, I’m always amazed at how much it helps out at dinnertime. So I’m determined to keep trying and to keep making progress.

That’s why I agreed to make Frugal Homeschool Family’s weeknight dinner menu this month – I figured that I can’t be the only one who could use a little nudge in this area.

So whether you want an entire month’s worth of dinners planned out for you this holiday season, or whether you just want a few fresh and simple ideas, make sure to take a look at the December menu I created for you – it’s free, it’s printable, it’s easy, and it includes links to delicious recipes for your convenience!

Details I shared on Frugal Homeschool Family:

Most of us like to indulge in the delicious desserts that are always at holiday parties! What we don’t love is when those fun treats cause the pounds to creep on while our kids are simultaneously going crazy from way too much sugar.

That’s why this month’s weeknight dinner menu is so fabulous – it was created with cold weather and holiday parties in mind! You’ll find a perfect mix of comfort foods and really clean, healthy meals. Every dinner is kid friendly, delicious, and takes less than 20 minutes to prepare – perfect for those busy December schedules!

>>Click here to download your FREE December menu plan!<<


Day 22 of Simple Organization.

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