It’s Your Last Chance!

Reminder: today is the last day to get the eBook version of the Advent Prayer Journal for $5 bucks. 🙂 Tomorrow, the price goes back up to $10.

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You can find out more about the book here. Also, if you are looking for other ideas for Advent, I have 5 ideas to help you get the most out of this Advent Season.

I pray that this Advent Season is a grace-filled, prayer-filled, and peace-filled time for you! God bless.

Want Some (Inexpensive) Catholic E-Books?

From Wednesday, June 24 through Friday, June 26, the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers will be hosting an e-book sale featuring 15 indie Catholic writers. All of the books will be 99¢ or less! For more information, and to help spread the word, go here.

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This sale is a great way to support Catholic authors and to get some great summer reads at the same time!

(P.S. I am not an affiliate nor am I getting any compensation for promoting this sale. I just genuinely want to support fellow Catholic bloggers/writers.)

Complimentary eBook for Busy Women Looking to Make Time for Prayer

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A lot of women say they don’t have time for prayer. They say that they are spinning their heels running from one activity to another and barely have time to breathe let alone pray. I get that. We live in a fast-paced world and we are all pulled in many directions. We have many things vying for our attention and we often don’t know where to start first.

Here’s the thing, prayer is the most important thing that we can do each day. God doesn’t need our prayers, but we need to pray. Praying helps keep us grounded and centered. Prayer connects us to God and allows His grace to work through us. Without prayer, everything else we do loses its meaning.

A long time ago I was at a retreat and the priest guiding the retreat said to us (possibly quoting a saint), “You should pray at least one hour a day. If you are very busy and pulled in several directions than you should pray at least two hours a day!” He said this not to say that we should literally pray for one or two hours a day but to stress how important prayer is to our lives.

I certainly don’t have time to pray for one or two hours a day and I’m guessing neither do you. 🙂 However, if you think you don’t have time for prayer, it’s time to think again. With a little creativity and thought, you CAN find time for prayer. That’s why I wrote the eBook, The Busy Woman’s Guide for Making Time for Prayer.  I wrote it to prove to you that you can find time to pray if you really want to (even if it is only for 5 to 15 minutes a day) and to give you specific ways in which to do so.

And guess what? It’s f*r*e*e! I could charge for the eBook but I really want as many women as possible to read the eBook and hopefully put it into practice. So, to get your complimentary copy, all you have to do is sign up for blog updates. Once you confirm your subscription you will get an email with the download link to the eBook.

To sign up and get the eBook, just put your name and address in the box below and a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Or you can sign up in the opt-in box on the top right side bar if you prefer. —–>

Weekly Goals

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Gosh, another week has gone by. Here’s what went on this past week:

1.Continue reading  the gospel of Mark five minutes per day. (Slowly working my way through this!)

2. Pray the rosary each day with Andrew.

3. Prepare and practice for mock interview for speech class. Work on biology paper and take quiz. (I am relieved to say that the mock interview went very well! Praise the Lord!)

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day. (Well, I didn’t write EVERY day, but I’m still counting it!)

5. Write Michael a love note.

6. Participate in the 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge. (I’m loving the way my house is shaping up with this challenge!)

Here’s what’s up for this coming week:

1.Continue reading  the gospel of Mark five minutes per day.

2. Pray the rosary each day with Andrew.

3. Work on next speech project, work on next quiz and paper for biology. Register for Shakespeare class for fall.

4. Write for at least 5 minutes (of fiction) each day.

5. Work on the e-book I’m writing. (It is a book on prayer and it will be F.R.E.E.!)

6. Participate in the 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge.

What are your plans for this week? Let us know in the comments or head over to Money Saving Mom and share them with us!

Simple Slow-Cooker Handbook

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Simply Scrumptious Slow-Cooker Recipes is a collection of dishes that are so easy to prepare and yet are quite delicious!

Here is a rundown of the Table of Contents:

Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Benefits of using a slow-cooker ………………………………………………………………….. 5
How to Choose a Slow-cooker ……………………………………………………………………. 6
Time Saving and Other Tips ……………………………………………………………………….. 8
Apricot Pork Loin ……………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Beef and Barley Soup ………………………………………………………………………………. 12
Beef Stew ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
Chicken Cacciatore ………………………………………………………………………………….. 14
Chicken Noodle Soup ………………………………………………………………………………. 15
Chili ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 16
Ham and Cabbage …………………………………………………………………………………… 17
Lentil Soup (Vegetarian)…………………………………………………………………………… 18
Moist Crock-Pot Chicken ………………………………………………………………………….. 19
Red Bean Soup ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
Split Pea Soup (Vegetarian) ………………………………………………………………………. 21
White Bean Soup ……………………………………………………………………………………. 22
About Carol ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 23
About this eBook and Disclaimers ……………………………………………………………… 24

Every recipe has been a hit with my family and I am sure it will be a hit with yours! To get your FREE copy, just click here: Simply Scrumptous Slow-Cooker Recipes No opt-in required!

And the Winners Are…

A big thanks to all who participated in the giveaway! One of my neighbor stopped by unexpectedly, so I had her witness the drawing. 🙂 In order of how they were picked out of the bowl, the winners are:

Katie O.

Emily L.

Roseanne M.

Liz

Theresa A.

Congratulations to the Winners. I’ll get the eBooks out shortly.

If you have any trouble buying or downloading the eBook, check out the FAQ or email me carol @ simplecatholicliving (dot) com. 🙂

Thanks again to all who participated! If you know anyone who might profit from or be interested in slow-cooker recipes, please let them know about my eBook. Thanks!


My First Giveaway!

I’m very excited! I just finished my first eBook: “Simply Scrumptious Slow-Cooker Recipes.”  It is a project that I’ve been wanting to tackle awhile now.

I use my slow-cooker regularly – about once a week. I know there are a lot of people who have a slow-cooker tucked in the back of their closet or cabinet somewhere waiting to be used. With this eBook, I hope to inspire you to dust off that slow-cooker and start using it!

In this 22 page eBook you’ll find:

  • Tasty, easy to put together recipes
  • Benefits of using a slow-cooker
  • Advice on how to choose a slow-cooker
  • Two pages of time-saving and other tips

The eBook will be regularly priced at $9.95, but in celebration of the ebook’s launch, I am giving away FIVE (5) copies of the eBook FR*EE! To participate, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your name and email address. I’ll pick a winner Thursday around 2pm and then post the winners soon after. (You will NOT be signed up for giving your email address. I just need it so that I can let you know that you’ve won!)

Since there can only be 5 winners, everyone else will get a 20% discount on the regular price for a limited time. The code for the discount will be given out when I announce the winners.

( To get an idea of what kind of recipes you’ll find, take a peek at my Slow-Cooker Chili Recipe, which is one of the recipes included in the eBook. You can learn more and read a snippet of the introduction by going here.)