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The Ultimate Bundles Smorgasbord

Although some businesses have opened up in Moroleon last week, the status of the state of Guanajuato is still red. It appears that those of us in Mexico may be self-quarantining for some time yet. I’ve been using these home hours to work on several online courses that I enrolled in and been doing quite a bit of reading and gardening. 

I’m still working through the eCourses and eBooks that I got from the Garden and Sustainable Living Bundle from just a few weeks ago, but I wanted to let you know that Ultimate Bundles has several bundles up for grabs this week. These three bundles, the Work at Home Bundle, the Self-Care Mini-Bundle, and the Master Your Money Mini Bundle will be available at the listed price, with bonuses offers, from June 1 – 5, 2020.

Get your bundle now!


I’ve been working from home for the past two years and I NEVER want to go back to the office, that’s for sure!  Some of you may have had your first work from home experience during the recent lockdowns around the world. Others may be considering how to restructure your life so that you can spend more time with your family. Wherever you are in your quest for more flexibility in your working habits, the Work at Home Bundle has something for you!

This bundle has 11 eCourses, 9 eBooks, 4 printables and workbooks, and 4 templates with a total value of $1603.90. This week you can get all these plus the bonuses for $37.


Then there’s the Self Care Mini Bundle. This little gem has 8 eCourses and Membership Sites, 5 eBooks, 9 printables, and workbooks valued at $564.80 plus several bonus products! This mini-bundle is only $19.99 this week. I’ve signed for nearly all the eCourses and can’t wait to get started!


Money is a concern that has me worried this year. If you’re in the same boat, then take a look at the Master Your Money Mini Bundle. It includes 21 products worth $514.95 (plus bonuses) for the bargain price of $19.99.


Although the Herb and Essential Oils Bundle is no longer available from Ultimate Bundles, there are a few bundles that you can still get, albeit at a slightly higher price and without the bonus offers.


The Gardening & Sustainable Living Bundle is now $24.99. If you remember it has 6 courses, 21 eBooks, 5 Planners, and Printables and is valued at $577.71. It’s a handy set of resources to help you take control of your food source!


If you’d like to live more intentionally, then the Ultimate Productivity Bundle 2020 can help. This huge bundle has  10 eBooks, 29 eCourses, 28 workbooks & printables, and a membership site with a value of $2743.08. You can still get these productivity resources for $67.

Ultimate Productivity Bundle 2020


If you have kids, that will be home for the summer, then you’ll want to look at the Stay at Home Survival Bundle 2020. It has 4 eBooks, 11 Workbooks and Printables, 5 eCourses, and a summit worth $493.19. You can get these amazing resources for just $24.97.

Stay at Home Survival Bundle 2020


And last but not least, the Photography Super Bundle 2019 is available for a few more months. This useful set of resources includes 12 eCourses, 6 eBooks, templates & presets, and has a value of $1,195.98. You can grab yours for just $49.97.
Photography Super Bundle 2019***

Getting all the bundles I’ve listed above is probably biting off more than you can chew at the moment, but if, like me, you are spending a lot of time at home, there might be a bundle that piques your interest and you’ll have something new to look forward too as we wait out the next COVID-19 wave.



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International Self-Care Day

Today, July 24, is International Self-Care Day. To that end, I thought I’d take a quick look at my own self-care actions to see how I’m doing. 


After that LONG trip home from Pennsylvania, I was behind in my writing work and spent the next two days working feverishly to meet the deadline. I did, but then promptly came down with a stellar summer cold which knocked all the gumption right out of me. 


I dosed myself with bone broth and garlic tea and tucked myself into bed. About three days later, I was ready to face the world again. It was time to get my routine up and running again. 



I began by going for my daily walk in the morning again. The puppies loved the resumed daily walks. They certainly missed us while we were away. On days when I had classes or articles to write, I did my very light Tai Chi as a stretching break. It’s just amazing how taking 15 minutes away from the computer relaxed my muscles and cleared my head. 

Setting Aside Time To Grieve

In Memory

I thought I was well on the road to recovery, then Facebook kindly reminded me it was the anniversary of my friend’s death and I got mired in an emotional quagmire for a day or two. Daisy, my online best buddy that I actually got to meet last month, was her normal supportive self and I got through it.  Facebook–a blessing and bane!

Taking Time For Memories

7) The Bride and Groom

My grandparents on their wedding day.

Summer Savings – 70% off Photo Books with $30+ order! Use code BK70WIN30 (valid thru Jul. 31st).

Snapfish is having an amazing sale this month on photo books, so I made one with our pictures from our June trip. I’m also in the process of compiling pictures for a book for my mom that has all the old pictures she scanned of her parents and grandparents and even some great-grandparents. Some of the pictures are more than 100 years old, so I’m not sure it will be a quality photo book since they’ve yellowed and faded over time, but I’m going to try and preserve them this way.



I haven’t gotten any reading done, not even the book club books, or worked on that last little bit of the puzzle this month yet, mostly because my eyes have been so tired. So I missed that, but those new glasses are set to arrive any day. I’m hoping that will help.

I’m also behind the writing of my next book. Again, my eyes have been bothering me. So let’s see what we shall see with the new lenses, shall we? 


Free Making Herbal Preparations 101 Course
I signed up for the free course Herbal Academy is offering (details to follow) and am excited to begin at the beginning of next month. I also enrolled in the courses included in the Ultimate Bundles Herbs and Essential Oils packet and have been able to complete one and start another.


Instead, I spent the free time I normally devoted to these activities in straightening up the house. Spider webs be gone! We’ve also still are having issues with mice. Mouse-proofing the house was another priority. Better screens, herbs sprinkled here and there and some deadly traps brought the mouse issue back to reasonable levels in short order. 



My little patio garden also was suffering from neglect this month. Little by little, the sprouts are reviving. I also found some new additions to brighten up the bare patches.



I also splurged a bit. My friend Shannon had these amazing pans that I used while I was visiting. I ordered myself a set during Amazon Prime Days. After all, it’s been nearly 15 years since my last large cookware purchase. I love cooking with them in the remodeled kitchen with the new huge stove. Oh yeah, our kitchen is in the process of being redone yet again.  I’ll post an update once it’s all done 


Despite the financial generosity of friends and family last month, our month-long visit took a toll on my finances. About mid-month, I started stressing about money, but we ended up having enough to get us through.  I’ll have to rethink the budget for next month though. I am still in need of a new ride and my savings have been depleted.

Self-Care Month in Review

While I haven’t done all that I could have to take care of me this month, I was glad to see that I at least did a few things to foster my self-care and well-being. 

How do you take care of you?



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