Chatbooks Review (and FREE Photobook Code)!!

Disclosure: This is not a paid review. I just found Chatbooks and love them! The code below is my referral code, but it gives you your first photobook free with the Instagram series!

Chatbooks review and discount code

Chatbooks Review

One thing I have struggled with is figuring out how to organize and print photos. I know many of my friends make photobooks, but the thought of uploading and arranging and organizing the photos in the book tires me out. I know.  I’m terribly lazy. Or overwhelmed.  Or something.

Anyway…for several years, my photos have been on my phone and nothing has been done with them.

Enter Chatbooks. This little app is easy to use. I chose to make a custom book.  I just uploaded photos from my phone in the app. It put them in order by date. I added a title to the spine and chose a cover photo. It printed one photo per page.  Voila. Done. :)

That’s my kind of photobook. Super simple.

Chatbooks review and code to get a book free

Chatbooks also has an “Instagram” series.  So, if you are over on Instagram (join me here!!), you can sign up and have a new photobook sent to you for $6 shipped after every 60 photos you post!  (If you post some inspirational quotes or other random photos like I do, you can simply delete them from the book, and only include the photos you want.)

Chatbooks Free Book Discount Code

What I love about Chatbooks:

  • Super SIMPLE!!
  • All books are the same size (great for stacking on a bookshelf or displaying on an end table)
  • Puts photos in chronological order
  • Includes one photo on each page
  • You can choose to include a caption (or not)

Special FREE Chatbooks Code

If you want to give Chatbooks a try, I have a special code for you!  Now, this only works when you subscribe to the Instagram series, but it’s a great way to try it out!  Use the code Z2FPLV9A to get a COMPLETELY free book – you don’t even have to pay shipping!!


Make Over Your Mornings: 14-Day Course As Low As $5 (6/2 ONLY)

Do you struggle with mornings?  Wake up feeling stressed before the day even begins?  I understand…because some days are like that!  I’ve found it pretty effective to implement a MWG/MWM each morning.  It simply means “meet with God, meet with me”!  It’s a time to spend time in God’s Word and pray, review what needs to be done, get in some exercise, and get the day started in a calm and centered way.

I learned some other great ideas about the importance of a morning routine from my friend, Crystal, several years ago.  She is sharing these and many more in her brand-new 14-day course called Make Over Your Mornings

You don’t want to miss the launch of this new course, because you can get it for as low as $5 (reg. $17)!

The Rock-Bottom Launch Sale Prices for Make Over Your Mornings:

  • 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. ET on June 2, 2015 – just $5!!
  • 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET – just $7
  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET – only $10
  • 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. ET – only $13

More info about the course:

You’ll learn how to…

  • Develop a morning routine and before bed routine that actually works—and that sets you up for amazing success!
  • Streamline your morning tasks so that the biggest priorities are accomplished first.
  • Learn how to make to-do lists that support your day, instead of strangle your life.
  • Create realistic, but stretching goals and then follow through with them.
  • Discover the power of accountability and how to implement it into your life.
  • Establish internal and external motivations to create perseverance in your new routines.
  • Find time to refuel your tank and make space in your day for things you love.
  • Experience much more focus, organization, and clarity in your daily life.

When you purchase this course, you’ll get immediate access to all of the following:

  • 14 high-quality videos with motivational encouragement from me — one for each day of the course.
  • A behind-the-scenes peek into our everyday home and lives via short video clips throughout the course.
  • A comprehensive workbook with 14 chapters filled with practical ideas and inspirational encouragement.
  • Daily projects to guide you on your 14-day journey and help you implement and apply what you learned from the daily video and chapter.
  • Printable worksheets to walk you step-by-step through some of the projects and motivate you to follow through.
  • Additional links and resources for each day, if you’d like to dig deeper on a subject.

The course videos and materials can be accessed via any desktop computer, laptop computer, smartphone, or mobile device. You can choose to print the workbook or download it to your computer or phone.

This course is self-paced and you have lifetime access to all course downloads. You can begin it at any time and you can go at your own pace!


Check out more details about the Make Over Your Mornings course here!


Eating Healthy on a Budget: Shopping the “Three A’s”

Eating Healthy on a Budget Three A's

Over the past three years, we have changed our eating habits dramatically.  I’ve been dealing with various medical issues for a while now and made the decision to eat real, whole foods once I realized how much better I felt after giving up processed foods.  Unfortunately, eating a more whole foods diet can be more expensive, but it still can be done on a budget.

With that said, we have increased our food budget over the past few years (being healthier overall should end up saving us money in the long run).  While we’ve had to cut back on other areas to free up more money for food, I don’t regret it.  Simplifying and eliminating “stuff” has allowed us to make this change, and I shop the “three A’s” to get the most bang for my buck!

The “Three A’s” that Help Me Stay on Budget

1)  Aldi

You know I love Aldi, right?!!  It’s been a great way to add a few more organic and gluten-free items into our diet and still keep the cost manageable.  I purchase lots of fruits and veggies, some fish, gluten-free pasta (on occasion), and some of their special buys.  Because we live about 45 miles away, I don’t usually get there frequently, but I’m sure to stock up when we’re there!

2)  Azure Standard

If you aren’t familiar with it, Azure Standard offers tons (and I mean tons) of natural and organic products for less.  Now, sometimes I can still find cheaper prices through Amazon or with certain sales at my local grocery store, but I find buying in bulk through them helps keep prices lower.  Also, purchasing items that are directly from Azure Standard farms can also save me money.  I like to buy sprouted rice, dry beans, canned tomatoes and sauces, raw cheese, butter, gluten-free noodles, and much more through them.

3)  Amazon

I pay attention to sales on natural and organic food items on Amazon to grab some great deals and help keep the budget low.  I often buy our dairy-free chocolate chips, coconut oil, almond butter, almonds, and more at Amazon.

I also utilize farms in our area, friends with chickens :) , Bountiful Baskets when I’m not able to get to Aldi, and preparing most of our food from scratch.  Those also help us to stay within our monthly food budget.

On a side note, if you’re are interested in eliminating processed foods from your diet, I share some ideas on how to transition to real food here



Don’t forget!  The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle sale ends in just a few days.  You can find some great helps in meal planning, whole food recipes, saving and living on a budget, and so much more!

Here’s How You Can Get the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for 97% Off, Get My New eCourse for FREE, and Help Build An Orphanage in India!!!

So, here’s the thing.  I’m trying to limit the number of bundle sales I share with you this year, because there are so many of them–but this is personally one of my favorites!  I know that lots of bloggers will be sharing this one, because it really is a great deal.  The bundle includes a complete library of 99 eBooks and eCourses (76 eBooks,6 eCourses, 1 audio download, 2 online conferences, and 14 printable packs) to help you become a better home manager and increase the beauty and productivity in your home and family relationships.

At a total bundle price of $29.97, the cost breaks down to just $0.30 each!!!

Topics include:

  • Cleaning… create a healthy, toxin-free home
  • DIY/Homemade… fun and frugal ways to express your personal style
  • Devotionals and Faith… take a break from the daily grind to renew yourself
  • Finances… build a budget that works
  • Cooking & Meal Planning… serve easier, tastier meals in less time
  • Holidays & Special Events… brighten up old family traditions and create new
  • Homeschooling… homeschool with grace and ease
  • Marriage… heat up your marriage
  • Motherhood… find peace, balance & joy in mothering
  • Organizing… conquer the clutter and simplify your life
  • Pregnancy & Babies… enjoy a healthy pregnancy and prepare to nurture your baby
  • Health & Wellness… soothe aches & pains with natural remedies
  • Working from Home… hone your talents, live your passions and earn money to help your family

Bonuses Include:

  • Choose 1 FREE Online Class from Craftsy (Select from 24 of Their Most Popular Classes – Up to $60 Value)
  • 1 FREE Kids Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts ($19.95 Value)
  • FREE $15 Credit to Hope Ink PLUS 2 FREE 8×10 Art Prints ($71 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day “Good Deal” Subscription to She Plans Dinner ($15 Value)
  • Choose 1 FREE Stylish Spring Scarf from Deborah & Co. ($20 Value)
  • FREE $80 Healthy Moving Class Credit ($80 Value)
  • FREE 90-Day Pro Membership to ListPlanIt ($30 Value)
  • FREE 65 Tyndale Rewards Points to Be Used for a FREE Book or Towards Any Book of Your Choice ($15 Value)


HOme Management...for the rest of us

I wanted to do something special if you purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through my link.  I was hoping to have my Home Management…for the Rest of Us eCourse all finished up by now, but you already know I’m no supermom…and life and illness and depression got in the way.  :(  I have just another lesson to get up and the closing (hopefully done this week!!), but the eCourse is open for enrollment and the first five lessons are ready.  Please note that this eCourse is on my Faithfully Nourished site and aimed at Christians, so there is Bible study in it (just wanted to give a heads up for my readers who are not interested in that).

IF you click through and purchase through my link, go ahead and email me your receipt (motherhoodonadime @ gmail . com), and I will set you up with the eCourse for FREE once I verify the sale!!!

Plus, I will be donating all of the proceeds I make from this bundle sale to the orphanage building project we’ve been supporting through God’s Little Explorers curriculum purchases!  I just received word that they have raised $227,000 of the estimated $300,000 cost.  I’d love to be able to help them get a little bit closer to that goal!


The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is available from 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, April 20 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, April 27.

Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

*Disclosure:  I’m sure you’ve realized by now that one way I keep this blog up and running is by using affiliate links.  This bundle link is an affiliate link, and I earn a certain percentage of any sales made through my link (at no cost to you).  I will be donating all proceeds from the sale to the AHH orphanage building project.