Last Day to Get Our 40 Menu Plan Ideas Packet for 50% Off!

Saturday, July 19 is the final day you’ll be able to get Heavenly Homemaker’s 40 Real Food Menu Plans Packet at half off.  Grab yours now!


The 40 Real Food Menu Plans Downloadable Packet includes 40 (of course) real food, real easy menu plans - 10 for each season of the year.  In each menu plan, you’ll find ideas for all 3 meals each day for an entire week.  No need to follow the menu plan to the letter.  Change them as needed to fit your family’s schedules and preferences.  You’ll find most of the recipes included in the menu plans here on the Heavenly Homemakers website (hyperlinks included on the pages!) or in the Oh, For Real Cookbook.

See some sample pages of 40 Real Food Menu Plans Here.

Last day for the discount!!

40 Real Food Menu Plans Downloadable Packet
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How I Will Blog and Be Away From Home At the Same Time

During the next two and a half weeks, I will be making a quick trip for the 4th of July, then I’ll be out at our church camp with my family.  There is wireless internet at the camp, so we’ll be packing up the laptop to keep up with work as we can.


However, internet can be a little tricky there.  Plus, I plan to spend time with campers and other staff while I’m there instead of working on my computer for several hours each day like I try to do at home.

Here’s what you can expect here during the next two and a half weeks:

  • New posts now and then.  I’ll try to check in here when I can, because two weeks is a long time to be gone and I’ll just miss you all too much if I stay away that whole time.
  • Gratituesday as normal – hopefully.  At the very least, I hope to get online to share how God is working in my life and to praise Him with you on Gratituesday.  If my schedule at camp just doesn’t allow this, or if the internet doesn’t cooperate, we’ll all just be grateful on our own.  :)
  • Older posts re-posted each day.  To date, I have written 3,650 posts for this website.  I bet there are a few you’ve missed here and there, eh?  I’ve picked out some that I think will benefit you to read (or re-read), and scheduled them to pop up throughout the next two weeks.  It’ll be a fun blast from the past!

How can you pray for me?

Oh hey, thanks for asking.  :)  This summer has been great so far, and also very, very full.  I’m a little tired already as I head into these weeks away from home.  I’d love prayer for energy.  But mostly, I need prayer to be fully surrendered to letting God work.  I want the people I’m with to see Jesus shining through me, not myself shining through me.  I struggle with this.  But God is biggest, and He has already won the victory over this battle in my life.  How very gracious of Him to continue working this out in me.

I’ll be praying for you too.

You are all an important part of my life, and I appreciate you.  I want you to know that I pray for you, and will continue to pray while I am away.  Thank you for being a blessing in my life!

Get 6 Heavenly Homemakers eBooks For Just $7.40 – This Week Only

Have you heard of  Each week, subscribers are offered a set of 5 digital books, which can be purchased at a huge discount in either eBook, Kindle, or ePub format.  So first you’re going to want to sign up for the weekly newsletter so you’ll be kept up to date with each new bundle.  Who knows when it might meet a need for you!

I’m excited to share that this week only, all 5 of the books in this bundle are Heavenly Homemaker books!  I hand-picked a bundle of my cookbooks that I thought everyone would enjoy.  Simple recipes, easy homemaking…well, I can’t tell you any more.  You have to go to to see the group of books we put together.

I can tell you that when you purchase the 5 books in the bundle, you’ll get this one for free…

40 Real Food Weekly Menu Plans

I’m super excited that you can get so many of my eBooks for such a low price.  $7.40 for six of my eBooks?  And you can get the Kindle or ePub version if you prefer?  Well, that’s just awesome., 5 eBooks for $7.40!

Go check it out!  Enjoy this fun bundle through Saturday, June 28 only.

Heavenly Homemakers Homemade Vanilla Extract – For Sale Today While Supplies Last

As you know, we very much encourage everyone to try their hand at making  Homemade Vanilla Extract.  It saves money and produces the purest, most delicious vanilla possible!  For those of you who don’t care to make your own, or who are currently making some but waiting for it to finish up, we are excited to once again offer a big batch of our Heavenly Homemakers Vanilla Extract for sale today.

Keep in mind as you see the price that this amount covers our expenses, including shipping – and the most important thing:  You can use half the amount of vanilla called for in recipes because this vanilla is so pure and strong.  Therefore, this bottle of vanilla will last you twice as long as a typical bottle!  Read more here about how to make your own vanilla extract.

We have a limited supply, so this is being offered while supplies last.  Typically, we sell out within just a few hours – so act fast if you want some!  These prices include shipping, so what you see below is the total you’ll pay.  We are only able to ship within the U.S.

4 ounce bottle (only 2 left)
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Do You Live Close to St. Louis or Nashville? I Want To Meet You!

Our family is hitting the road for a reunion next week.  Along the way, we’d love a chance to meet you if you live in the St. Louis, Missouri or Nashville, Tennessee areas.

We just have a small window of time while our boys are between church camp obligations, otherwise we’d make more stops along the way to meet even more of you.  We have loved our time meeting up with you when we travel!!


You realize, don’t you, that it was at last year’s Meet and Greets I started liking coffee?  :)

Soooooo, can you come, can you come???  Here are the details:


St. Louis Area Meet and Greet:  Panera Bread (actually known as St. Louis Bread Company) located at 2079 Zumbehl Rd, St Charles, MO 63303

Our family will be there on Wednesday, June 18 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am


Nashville Area Meet and Greet:  Panera Bread located at  2534 Powell Ave, Nashville, TN 37204

Our family will be there on Thursday, June 19 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.


Come if you can so we can hang out and chat.  You are welcome to bring your kids along.  I love meeting them too!


It’s been so much fun to watch your kids interact with my kids during the Meet and Greet times.

A couple of notes:

  • If you live in one of these areas and think it will work for you to be there, would you mind shooting me a quick email?  I’d love to have a point person for each location, just in case I need to call and say, “We’re late but we’re coming – watch for the scatter-brained lady with frazzled hair.”
  • If you don’t email me, you can definitely still come.  Just show up – it will be so fun to see you!
  • I’ll be bringing along some Oh, For Real cookbooks and printed Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve curriculum in case any of you are interested in buying them without having to pay shipping costs.
  • Sorry for the late notice.  I’m just now getting the details of this trip figured out because I’ve only known about this upcoming trip for 8 months.  {rolls eyes at self}
  • I promise to talk about more than just the subject of butter when we’re together.  Wait.  What else is there?
  • Can’t be there on time?  Just come whenever you can before 11:30.

St. Louis and Nashville friends – I can’t wait to meet you!

Want to Give Homemade Vanilla For Gifts This Christmas? Time To Get it Started!


Yep, it’s that time of year again.  It takes 4-6 months of brewing time to get a really good, pure vanilla extract.  If you would like to give Homemade Vanilla Extract for Christmas gifts this year, it’s time to get your supplies together and start a batch!

Here is all the information you need about making homemade vanilla.  Be sure to take advantage of the 10% discount offer Olive Nation gives us here at Heavenly Homemakers.  Use the code home to receive the discount at check-out.  I love their vanilla beans, their price, their quality and their free shipping on this product!

Important Announcement!  We have a batch of our Heavenly Homemakers Vanilla Extract ready to bottle and sell.  If you would like to give it a try while you wait for your own vanilla to brew, or if you simply don’t want to make your own, we are thrilled to offer you a bottle of ours!  We plan to offer this batch for sale on Saturday, June 14 beginning at 8:00 am CST.  It will only be available while supplies last, and the supply typically only lasts a few hours.  So mark your calendar and be prepared to stop by our site to snatch some up if you’re interested!

Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve $15 off Sale!

If you’ve been eying our Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve early learner curriculum – now’s your time to grab it.  We’d love for you to have this resource to begin working through with your kids this summer and/or next school year.  So we knocked $15 off the price to help make it possible for you!


This 183 page downloadable or hard copy kit includes thorough lesson plans, games, crafts, recipes, memory verses, Bible story suggestions, vocabulary stimulation and discussion, play, books to read and so much more…all while encouraging service to God!

Each letter you study includes suggestions for service, such as “Take a new Bible to B__________” on Bb week, “Make soup for someone who is sick on Ss week, and “Deliver flowers to F_______________” on Ff week.  Your child will make gifts or food, offer help and learn to think of others.  As a family you can delight in praying together about who you would like to serve and what form of service you would like to offer!

This curriculum kit can be used as a supplement to what you are currently doing to teach your child preschool basics…or it can be used all on its own as a complete early learners curriculum tool.  It is absolutely not just for home schoolers.  Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve is for any family who would enjoy learning and serving together with little ones.  In addition, Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve Curriculum Kit may be purchased for use in a Sunday School Classroom or Preschool Classroom.

To get a feel for what this kit is like, help yourself to free Curriculum Sample Pages, including the lesson for LetterBb.

Get more details about this great resource here.

The following coupon codes are valid through Wednesday, May 14.  Hurry to grab this, and you’ll be well on your way to a great summer of learning and serving with your kids!

Downloadable Version
Use the coupon code SUMMER15
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Printed Version
Use the coupon code SUMMERPRINT15
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Contact me if you’re interested in having a book shipped outside the U.S.!
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 Visit Heavenly Homemaker’s Shop to find more great downloadable products to help you in your homemaking and parenting efforts.

**Memory verses are in NIV, but are available in KJV by request!

Thank You For Coming to the Homemaking Is Fun Facebook Party! Are You a Winner?

Homemaking is Fun Facebook InvitationDear Ones, tonight’s facebook party was a blast.  It was the next best thing to hanging out with all of you in my living room.  I’m still flying high from it.  Thank you to all who were able to join me for that hour and a half.  Wow, time flew for me…how about you?

We shared a LOT of giveaways tonight, many of which are still going strong here on my blog.  I’ll post those winners on Tuesday.  But tonight, we’ve got some winners to share for the special Facebook only giveaways.

As I shared on FB tonight:

I’ve been talking about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle so much this week because it truly is something I think you all can benefit from.  I want you all to have one. It’s such a great deal, and you get sooooo much great information, encouragement, and amazing products too.

I love it so much, that I’m going to buy a bundle for one of you.  I’ll post the random winner of this giveaway on my blog right after tonight’s party.  Leave a comment here – who should I buy this for?

The lovely winner of this entire bundle package is: Ellie Drechsel Hersey

In addition, we had some giveaways for a few of the individual books or packages within this bundle.  Those winners are:

The Healthy Lunchbox – Sarah Osborne

The Pregnancy and Baby Package – Tina Hopf

The Preschool and Toddler Books – StormyandDonald Chapman

Winners:  Email me and I’ll get your prizes to you!

Didn’t win?  I hope you can make it work to purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. Expired

And again, I loved hanging out with all of you.  You enrich my life…thank you!

New Amazon Deals Page at Heavenly Homemakers

If you look hard enough, you can find some amazing deals to save you lots of money at Amazon.  I’ve recently talked about how I utilize Amazon Prime and Subscribe and Save to get 20% off and free shipping on items I use all the time.  I’ve also shared that Amazon offers coupons now, that you can add to that 20% savings.  Wow, do we score some deals on organic groceries and other household supplies!

I love sharing these deals with you as I find them.  Now, to make it even easier for you to access the latest deals I’ve found, we’ve created a page specifically for Amazon Deals.  You can access it at any time by clicking on the button over on my side bar.  I’ll work to keep it updated every few days.

I’ll continue highlighting the greatest of these deals in regular blog posts, because I want to make sure you don’t miss a huge sale price on an item you might be needing.  But the majority of the deals will be housed on the new Amazon Deals page, so that you can access it at any time when you’re doing your online shopping.

Okeedokee?  Check out our Amazon Deals page!