Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Ultimate Answer to Invitation Season (+Free Book Bonus!)

Dear Bootcampers,

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the ramp-up of mail now that it’s spring?

Of course, winter brought its delightful share of holiday greetings, and later, cheerful seed and hatchery catalogs. (I love those!) But spring brings a different kind of mail to the Schaap homestead.

It’s Invitation Season.


Darling babies are being born. Sweet young ladies are turning sixteen. Bright young men and women are graduating. Handsome couples are becoming One in marriage. It is a season of celebration. And all of this means I spend a fair amount of time thinking about gift-giving. And spend a fair amount of money, too, if I’m being honest.

Just last night I was discussing a few upcoming gift-giving events with my Mr., and reminiscing over one of the most fun and personal birthday gifts I’ve given.

For a dear friend’s Sweet Sixteen, I scoured all the free eBook resources I could gather and compiled a Homemaking Treasury on a USB stick. I included lots of vintage books with wonderful titles like The American Frugal Housewife and The Country Housewife and Lady’s Director in the Management of a House, and the Delights and Profits of a Farm. I also included articles, printables and of course, my book, too. There were 74 books in all. A tiny treasure trove of knowlege.

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Can you imagine if I had given her a box with 74 books? Though that would have been insanely fun for her to open, I can’t imagine giving someone that much actual, physical stuff. Unless I also build her a bookshelf?! Plus, the price. One reason I had to resort to mostly free digital books is because I simply can’t afford to buy 74 books on homemaking as a gift. Even with a Kindle sale, at, let’s say, $3 a book? That's $222. Not in my budget, Bootcampers. And probably not in yours.


But what if you could gift an amazing library of digital titles to a sweet young lady for only $29.97? 


You can!

I’m talking about 76 eBooks, 6 eCourses, an audio conference, 2 online conferences, and 14 printable packs, plus, bonuses like a course from Craftsy (she’d get to choose!), a ListPlanIt membership, credits for beautiful art prints for the home, a dinner planning service subscription…even a beautiful scarf! I’m thinking this gift would be amazing for a young homemaker or homemaker in training.

Of course, with 99 hand-picked resources in the bundle, you could streeeeetch the gift — and your budget — even further. Going to a baby shower soon? Gift that sweet new mom the books on pregnancy and babies, motherhood, and faith-building in children. Heading to a wedding shower this summer? Give that beautiful bride her own little package on cleaning, DIY, cookbooks, and marriage. Does your Mom or Daughter need some encouragement? Give her the books on faith and self-care. Do you know a young homeschooling mom who’s struggling? Send her a little encouragement with homeschooling books and printables. And after all that? You’d still have books and the bonuses left over for yourself! *FAQ's at the bottom of the post!

 Gifting a bundle is easy. 


1. Buy a bundle and download the resources you want to gift.
2. Transfer them to a cute USB drive (you could even decorate it with stickers)
3.  Delete the files you gifted from your own computer. 
4. Give the gift, and watch her smile. :) 


 I know I’ve shared my story before — I went into marriage, homemaking, and motherhood largely unprepared. I remember fondly when my Momma, who helped me set up our newlywed apartment, took me to a Barnes & Noble to look for a book on how to outfit a home. (We didn’t even have a wedding shower, so we were seriously starting from scratch, y’all!) The young salesman led us to a section of books and knowingly held up a volume on Feng Shui. Almost seventeen years later, and we are still laughing over that one! What a difference a bundle like this one might have made.

Can I make this deal a little sweeter?

Buy a bundle and I’ll send you an eBook copy of Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers to add to your bundle! 


Give it away, or maybe just keep it for yourself! (I won't tell!)  Just email me at bootcampforlousyhousekeepers (at) gmail (dot) com and tell me your name and whether you purchased a .pdf or Kindle version, so my eBook version will match yours. (When you buy the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through me, I see your name so I'll be able to match you up!)

Don't wait too long, friends. Look at the countdown below to see how the time on this deal is flying by!
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 Want more details about what's in this year's Ultimate Homemaking Bundle? Check out my blog post about it, or click on over to the Ultimate Bundle site.





 I know I’m buying an extra bundle for gifting away this Invitation Season. I can’t wait to make some young homemakers smile! Who’s with me?


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Just so you know: Some of my links are affiliate links. That means I get a little bit back if you choose to purchase a linked item. It doesn't cost you anything, but it might help me buy another chicken...Win-Win! Thanks!

*From the Utimate Bundle FAQ, here's the fine print on gifting books: “Though sharing [that is, you have your own digital copy and ALSO give the same purchased digital copy to someone else] is not allowed, you can give an ebook to someone else if you decide you don’t want to keep it or have read it already and won’t use it again. You can do this by sending the book to the receiving person and then deleting it from your computer and any other electronic devices you own so that they have the only copy.”

What if you just want to gift the whole bundle via email and skip the USB stick? “If you’d like to purchase and give an eBook bundle to someone, that is perfectly fine! When you order a bundle, please forward the download email to customerservice@ultimate-bundles.com and let us know the full name (first and last names) and email address that you would like to give it to, and we’ll take care of the rest!”

Can I give someone a few of my bonuses and keep the rest for myself? "Unfortunately, no. You’re welcome to tell anyone about the bundle or these fantastic new companies you’ve discovered, but these offers are made available solely to those who have bought their OWN eBook bundle, and are not able to be used multiple times.
That said, you are welcome to redeem your bonus offers, and then give them away to someone else as a gift. The point is that you may not share the redemption codes or information with anyone." (If you'd like someone to have all the bonuses themselves, gift them an entire bundle directly, as in the point above!)

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