Enter to Win A Digital Download of the Kitchen Binder!

Guys! I’m so excited about launching the Kitchen Binder that I just seriously had to do a giveaway! This one is so easy! All you have to do to enter to win is Subscribe to homesweethomebinders.com! You will automatically be entered to Win all this:

  • Digital download of a full Kitchen Binder with dividers
  • Weekly Meal Plan (3 design versions)
  • Grocery Lists (3 design versions)
  • Grocery Haul List (3 design versions)
  • Pantry, Fridge and Freezer Lists (3 versions)
  • Recipe Cards (Includes: Beverage, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, and Veggie recipe cards. 4 versions which is 24 resources just with the recipe cards!)
  • Kitchen Cleaning List (3 design versions)
  • Kitchen Weekly Cleaning Planner (3 versions)

Do the math, that’s a lot of resources! If you are already subscribed to Home Sweet Home Binders, no worries! Thank you and you are already entered to WIN! 

Subscribe by July 14th. The Winner will be contacted and announced on July 15th the day of the Kitchen Binder launch.

Good luck!

Don’t Break The Piggy Bank! Download Your FREE Expense Tracker!

Money, money, money, money… Can’t you just hear me singing that tune 🙂 Listen, money matters. We all need it to put a roof over our heads, food on the table, clothes on our body and a whole more. You work hard for your money, so know where you are spending it and what you’re spending it on. The collection on finances include monthly budget printables, expense and savings trackers, a 6 page packet on keeping your accounts in order and there are more resources coming soon. I’m serious about keeping track of your finances because I know how important is to your peace of mind.

Download 1 of 3 designs of the Expense Tracker Printable for FREE as part of this week’s promotion until July 7th. All you have to do is enter the Code: Money19 when you click purchase on the design you choose. You’ll receive a confirmation and your download soon after.

Don’t forget to check out the other individual printables in the Finance Collection! Visit homesweethohttp://homesweethomebinders.com to subscribe for updates and promotions!

Plan to Hit The Open Road! Download Your FREE Road Trip Planner Printable!

I’m a road trip kind of girl! The nomadic spirit in me, loves to jump in the car, kid in tow, with a change of clothes and an intention get lost on the open road. Summer is the perfect time to create memories with your family and go exploring. However, there are some trips that require planning. I get it! Currently, I’m writing this sitting in my little Airbnb tree house near where my daughter was in a National Dance Competition (they did great by the way! That’s her in the pic). But, this was one of those trips that took planning.

The competition was July 1st-5th, in a popular beach destination. Uh, hello? What was that about, right? Needless to say I had to put together a plan. I had to research a place to stay, decide on the budget, pack, and plan out a fun itinerary! So planning was essential. 

That is why creating the Road Trip Planner was a no-brainer and why I want to give this to you as one of the promos this week in celebration of the website launch (I mentioned my goal was to launch this website was July 1st, right? Yep, I’m a little loco!) But, you don’t have to be! Take a look at this pretty printable:

Download your FREE  Road Trip Planner today in 3 Simple Steps:

1. Click on Road Trip Planner

2. Click Purchase 

3. Enter the Code OpenRoad

Finish the purchase and you’ll be sent a confirmation and a download in moments. I hope you plan some fun, fabulous memory making trips! Remember to subscribe so I can send you promos and updates on the many new and upcoming printables coming up!

Get it Done Moms! Download Your FREE To Do List With Time Blocking!

This is one of my absolute favorite printables that I’m offering today for FREE! The Daily To Do List with Time Blocking helps me to stay on track and get things done! Moms, I know you are busy and this is a system that works! When you plan your to do’s in chunks of time it gives you a visual and a timeline of what you need to do and when, which helps you plan your day in a way that makes sense!

Download the Daily to Do in 3 Simple Steps!

  1. Click on this Link
  2. Click Purchase
  3. Enter the Code TODO19 (all in Caps)

That’s it! You will be sent an email confirmation and then your download in moments (see below)!

Please remember to subscribe for updates and promotions and take a look around!

Home Sweet Home Binders Has Launched! Receive a FREE Weekly Meal Plan Download!

I am excited to finally write that Home Sweet Home Binders is finally launched! This project has been a labor of love…long and a little painful, but I’m in love with the product. I am thrilled to share these products with you. As a single mom, order and organization helps me maintain my sanity! Not to mention it affords me to do the things I love and spend time with the people I love. A Home Binder is my command central. Everything I need is at my fingertips and I wanted to share this with you

Currently, there are over 60 individual products available at seriously affordable prices. The products include, weekly meal plans, cleaning plans, kitchen inventory checklists, to do lists, monthly budgets, expense trackers, savings trackers, summer bucket lists, account management, holiday planning, travel planning checklists, spring cleaning lists, home projects and more!

Once you purchase the download it is yours forever! If I update it you get a free update automatically sent to you! The printables come in sweet and attractive designs that I think you’re going to like 🙂 Check out the meal plan below!

Every day this week I be offering a small gift in celebration of the launch! You have options! Today’s offer is a FREE Weekly Meal Plan. Just click here to purchase and then enter the code Mealplan19. This is a fun collection, so please take a look at the other items!

Hard cover binders will be available mid July and I’m also launching Bible Binders, College Binders, and more printables. I’ve worked so hard on these printable because I know they will be helpful to you as a mom and as head of your home. If you have any questions, drop me a line.

Also please subscribe to homesweethomebinders.com to receive updates and promotions. Thank you for your support!

Experiencing Writers Block in Your Life? Hand the Pen Over To God!

Are you experiencing writer’s block in your life? Are you desperately trying to write this incredible story for you own life, that is filled with purpose and passion, a life you know in your heart your were destined to live and hitting a wall? You try so hard to fill the blank pages and you keep coming up short, or you write this story that doesn’t feel right, so what do you do?

It’s time to hand the pen over to the real author of your life…God. We fight so hard to be in control of everything, don’t we? After all we know ourselves best, so we should be able to write a story for our life that matches our vision. This is our first misstep. We do not know ourselves best. The Lord, our creator, the one who knitted us in our mother’s womb and knew our lives before we ever came into being, knows us more intimately than we can imagine. Why wouldn’t we trust God to write our story?

I’ve been in a season of uncertainty and frustration. Life is going by and I have all these dreams on my heart that I’m trying to bring to fruition and I’m stuck. The paper is laid out, I’m picking up the pen and nothing is happening. The enemy is whispering every day…give up, just settle, you’re not special, you will never be more than what you are right now. It is so easy to listen to that lie, to stop believing and trusting that God has an amazing story for my life. When we surrender and submit to God instead of hearing the enemy’s whispers we hear God loud and clear. He will guide our steps, he will remove the writer’s block and start writing your story with you.

If you feel as though you have nothing to give, that you don’t want to write this life story anymore, please do not give up! That is a lie from Satan. As long as you have breath in your body, and faith in God your story is still being written. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Let the powerfulness of this scripture marinate in your heart, spirit, and mind. You are taken care of…God has the plan and it is a good one. A plan that is full of hope and prosperity, that will have you glorify him and be a testimony to all that he is capable of doing in your life and those who believe in him. Your future is secure.

Hand the pen over and allow God to write a bestseller of your life!

Summer Bucket List Featured in Home Sweet Home Binders

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I spent it with my family and celebrated Father’s Day in hometown. We had a great time taking in the art and music at the Three Rivers Arts Festival. We had a bunch of laughs and made some sweet memories! It reminded me of why being intentional about squeezing out all fun you can in the summer months matter!

In my new business, Home Sweet Home Binders, one of the printables is the Summer Bucket List you see above. The printable has a space for your Top 10 activities, places to visit and a place for each family member to add their number one bucket list wish. Also available will be a more specific list that will have dates for those of you who want to get super specific!

New Business Launching! Home Sweet Home Binders!

I’m thrilled to announce that in addition to my eBook, “15 Tips to Avoid Single Mom Burnout,” I’ll be launching, Home Sweet Home Binders. Home Sweet Home Binders is a project that is dear to my homemaking heart! I now how much smoother life is when there is order, and that is why I am so passionate about creating these pretty printables that will be available on July 1st!

What resources can you expect?

  • Meal Planning
  • Short and Long Version Grocery List
  • Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer Inventory List
  • Home Project List
  • Spring Cleaning Checklist
  • Cleaning Overview
  • Weekly Cleaning List
  • Holiday Planners including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, July 4th, Halloween, Labor Day Meal and Party Planning Lists
  • Gift Lists for Holidays
  • Important Dates
  • Budget Sheets
  • Account Number Sheets/Finance/Insurance
  • Login and Password Sheets
  • Back to School Lists
  • Important Phone Number List
  • Babysitter Checklist
  • Charitable Donation List
  • Emergency Numbers
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Schedules
  • Blank Calendars
  • Co-parenting Schedules

You will also be able to purchase sheets individually and as a whole home binder. I will also have Bible Binders available in August and Back to School Binders at the end of July. I am working around the clock to make everything available to you (literally! It is 3:15 am right now), but I am absolutely determined to get this product in your hands! There will be a separate website and I will post it very soon! I hope you enjoy these products!

Why I Started Using Cash Envelopes for Budgeting!

I am so stoked to write this post about one of my new favorite things…Cash Envelopes! The idea of cash envelopes have been around for some time, but it is new for me! This has been a game changer for my finances. Let me tell you why I decided to use cash envelopes.

I have been putting out a ton of cash lately. Whether it is school tuition, bills, competition dance (don’t even get me started) or unexpected expenses that have popped out, my finances have been taking a hit! I came across The Budget Mom on Instagram and if you haven’t heard of her please run to her site because she is amazing! She has paid off over $77,000 in debt and is inspiring and motivating women to take control of their finances.

One of the first steps in creating a budget is to determine where your money goes. I printed out my bank statement and line by line I highlighted and grouped my expenses. I was appalled when I realized I spent over $400 in eating out in one month! This $400 was not from fine dining mind you. I only ate at one restaurant for my birthday lunch and it was $55! So, the rest were small purchases that added up to big money! I needed to get control over my finances, and the break the habit of using my debit card mindlessly. I am a visual person and the cash envelopes was the perfect choice for me. Actually, pulling out the cash kept me mindful of what exactly I was spending.

Here were the steps I took in creating the envelopes:

  1. I paid all the bills I had to pay from my first paycheck.
  2. Based on the spending from my bank account I took out cash and allotted it into categories, such as Grocery, Eating Out, Gas, Miscellaneous, Fun, and Dog.
  3. I used an envelope template from The Budget Mom and traced it onto some scrapbook paper I bought for 79 cents from Michaels to make the envelopes you see above.
  4. I added a ledger in the envelope, which is simply an index card where I recorded how much I spent, the date, and balance.

The result was I did not touch my debit card for 2 weeks! I was so much more conscientious of how I used my money. I was also less stressed about my finances and tucked away $130 in savings. If you are struggling with your finances, try using cash envelopes as a step toward understanding what you’re spending and getting more control over your budget.

Also, get the family onboard! This month when I took the cash out I had my daughter count the money and put them into envelopes. Last month, she was like, “mom please do not pull out those envelopes,” this month she found $2 in her room and told me to put it in the fun budget! Building good habits start early and this is a fun way to get kids involved!

In two weeks, I’ll share more with you about how the cash envelopes are working and share some of my finance goals with you. I love getting on the road to financial freedom!

Download My Free Weekly Meal Planner!

I’m so happy to share my Weekly Meal Planner with you! Use this free download to help you prepare for breakfast, lunch and dinner! One of major stresses for moms is making sure our kids are fed. What’s worse than scouring the pantry and fridge for dinner after a long day? Ladies, save yourself some time and start planning your meals. Putting forethought into your meals is a great way to prepare for the upcoming week. Not to mention it save you money! Meal planning allows you to purchase exactly what you need at the grocery store, so you’re not aimlessly throwing items in a cart.

I’m creating a home binder that I can’t wait to share with you. It will be kind of like a… command central, that will help you stay organized in your very busy world!

Click Here to Download Your Free Resource!