1. From Your Freezer To Your Family: Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes
I don’t even know where to begin with this eCookbook because I love it so much. It’s like the perfect trifecta of slow cooker love, organization, and healthy meals. Now, if one of those three descriptors interests you, put this on your list, however, if two or more are your thing? BUY IT RIGHT NOW. You won’t be sorry.
Stephanie Brandt Cornais, from Mama and Baby Love, is a huge proponent of eating fresh, local, and organic, which she talks about in the book, but it’s her love of organization that won me over. Here’s the deal – we all have those weeks when it’s virtually impossible to devote time to making fresh meals in the evening, which is one of the reasons I love my slow cooker so much. Stephanie’s book has tons of really delicious slow cooker recipes, and she groups them together so you can prepare and freeze several meals on the same day.
Essentially, it works like this. Stephanie provides grocery lists for three meals, like so.
You buy your ingredients, prepare all three meals at the same time, put them in freezer bags, and store away. BOOM. Three great meals ready to go when you are. Just pop one in the slow cooker in the morning, and you’re good to go for dinner that night. Genius. Genius, I say!
You don’t have to prepare three at once, but when I’ve got a busy week coming up, that method is a godsend. Plus, Stephanie’s recipes are 95% grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. I could go on and on, but you can check out the eCookbook here, which has a list of all the recipes and more information. Best $9.99 you’ll spend, mark my words.
2. A Hip Handmade Holiday
I’ve made my love for Susan known, and her new Craft Pack venture is so cool. First up? A digital craft book (150+ page interactive PDF) with 18 projects, 9 instructional videos and over 100 printable gift tags, stickers, labels, stencils, and patterns. This holiday craft eBook is a gem, whether you are a crafting master or minor.
The book is broken up into sections: Gifts for Gents, Gifts for Ladies, Gifts for Four-Legged Friends, Gifts to Treasure, Gifts for the Home and Gifts In a Hurry, and each craft has short cuts for quicker crafting (awwww yeahhhh), as well as ideas on how to give each craft a personal touch.
I am totally making those gorgeous keychains, mark my words. You can purchase and download the craft book here.
3. 30 Braids in 30 Days
Remember when I posted 30 Days of Gorgeous Updos by Christina of Hair Romance? Love that book. Well, Christina is at it again with a new eBook totally dedicated to braids, called (you guessed it) 30 Braids in 30 Days. Ladies, everything you could possibly need to know about braiding is in this book. EVERYTHING. Braiding basics, how to prep you hair for braiding, and most importantly, full written instructions AND step-by-step picture tutorials. (Need the photo tutorials, thankyouverymuch.) Christina is my #1 gal for hair inspiration. If braids aren’t your thing, at least check out her great blog.
So! Great food, great crafts, and great hair. I think I’ve covered all the bases for today. Now, back to packing.