The Ultimate Bundle-76 Craft-DIY e-books $34.95!

Do you love doing crafts? Are you a DIY’er? You will absolutely love The Ultimate Bundle. The sale starts 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 and ends at 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26. Don’t wait, or you could miss out on this great bargain!

What is The Ultimate DIY Bundle?

If you’re here, you clearly love the feeling of creating something of your own – and you know that the sense of accomplishment and fulfillment is pretty hard to match.  The Ultimate DIY Bundle is your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses. There are projects that the whole family can get involved in – from pet photography and home decor to chalk pastels and sewing.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to, and a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value).

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…
Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late. Or, learn more here.


Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

Carefree RV Resorts For Affordable Florida Vacation Homes

This article is sponsored by Carefree RV Resorts

My husband, Fabgrandpa, and I lived for thirteen years in a travel trailer. We towed it around the country, following jobs at campgrounds, RV resorts, and with the National Park Service. We loved our time spent in new places every six months, and got to know many places more than we could have on a one or two week vacation. Living the full time RV life was fun, exciting, and rewarding.

A Park Model Home at Carefree Resorts

A Park Model Home at Carefree Resorts

We often discussed what we would do when it was time to “hang up the keys” and where we would live. If we had known about Carefree Resorts back then, we probably would have taken a look at the park model homes they have available.

About Carefree RV Resorts

Carefree RV Resorts  is a family of 101 RV parks and Manufactured Home Communities across the United States and Canada. Carefree offers a wide selection of new and used Park Model homes for sale in their RV Resorts, and mobile homes in their Mobile Home Communities.

Park Model homes are spacious and comfortable

Park Model homes are spacious and comfortable

What Is A Park Model Home?

A Park Model is a smaller, single-wide home that is considered a recreational vehicle. Park Models are designed for placement in RV resorts, campgrounds, or locations where smaller trailers are an acceptable living environment. Although they are small, they are usually larger than the travel trailer we lived in for so long. They typically have one bedroom, one bath, an eat-in kitchen and living room.They are also permanently placed in a RV resort or campground so that you can live in the seasonally or year-round.

Park Model Homes at Carefree Resorts--some are on the water.

Park Model Homes at Carefree Resorts–some are on the water.

Your Passport To Paradise–You Stay We Pay!

If you are thinking of a retirement or vacation home in Florida, now is the time to take a look at Carefree RV Resorts.  With over 50 Carefree destinations for homeownership in Florida—including Daytona Beach, Naples, Orlando, Tampa, Key Largo and Sarasota, you can experience a perfect getaway in a mobile home, and Carefree Resorts will pay for it!

The “Passport to Paradise” offer from Carefree Resorts lets you plan a 4-night stay vacation home visit at prime Florida destinations based on your interests and preferences. A Carefree will select properties that have everything you are looking for (and more) to preview during your personalized visit to ensure it’s everything you dreamed it would be before you purchase. Arrive in a car or an RV and stay four night free!

If at the end of the visit, you do decide to buy a vacation home, you will receive a $1,500 check within 15 days after the close of your new vacation home in Florida. Thanks to Carefree RV Resorts, you are able to live the Carefree life you have always dreamed of at an affordable price!

I know that living in an RV resort is relaxing and fun, because my husband and I did just that for more than thirteen years. You can have a wonderful vacation, or retirement, at Carefree RV Resorts in  your own park model home. Make your plans to visit a Carefree Resort now while you can stay for free!



Red Gold Tomatoes and Laura’s Lean Beef Makes Fantastic Lasagna

I received products from Red Gold & Laura’s Lean Beef

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 Red Gold and Laura’s Lean Beef are celebrating the comfort of lasagna this winter and since many people have made resolutions or goals to lose weight in 2015, they are encouraging folks to make their own homemade gourmet skinny lasagna.
Red Gold Diced Tomatoes

Red Gold Diced Tomatoes

Red Gold will  is also hosting a promotion that started Jan 13, where twice a week, they are giving away a Le Creuset Lasagna Pan, a Simple Gourmet Lasagna Kit, Red Gold spatula, Garfield Toy, coupons and an apron. Click on this link  to enter thru February 2nd! Also check out the end of this post for entry to a giveaway right here on Fabgrandma!
Red Gold’s skinny lasagna recipe is a great-tasting lasanga that is layered together in just minutes with Red Gold tomatoes and three cheeses… And of course you can add all kinds of things to make it your own – meat, veggies, etc…
Skinny Lasagna with Red Gold Tomatoes and Laura's Lean Beef

Skinny Lasagna with Red Gold Tomatoes and Laura’s Lean Beef


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½ cup water
1 (28 ounce) can RED GOLD® CRUSHED TOMATOESor
2 (15 ounce) cans RED GOLD® CRUSHED TOMATOES
Ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 lb Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Round, or ground turkey, cooked and drained
1 (16 ounce) box traditional whole wheat lasagna noodles, uncooked or
1 (16 ounce) box of your favorite gluten free lasagna noodles, uncooked
1 (15 ounce) carton low fat cottage cheese
2 cups shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated low sodium Parmesan cheese

  • Preheat oven to 350oF. In large mixing bowl combine water, RED GOLD® CRUSHED TOMATOES and RED GOLD® DICED TOMATOES with BASIL, GARLIC & OREGANO, black pepper, Italian seasoning and ground round, stir to combine ingredients in the sauce.
  • Cover the bottom of a 9x13x2 inch baking pan with 1½ cups of sauce mixture.  Arrange 1/3 of noodles on top of sauce, slightly overlapped.  Top with ½ of cottage cheese, ½ of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of sauce.  Repeat layers and top with last 1/3 of noodles and the remaining sauce.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 to 1½ hours; until noodles are cooked. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Using Laura’s Lean Ground Round:

Calories 330, Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 610mg, Carbohydrate 38g, Fiber 7g, Protein 26g,Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 40%, Iron 15%

Red Gold is also sponsoring a giveaway right here on One of my lucky readers will receive a prize pack that includes:

  • Red Gold Tomato Products
  • $10 Laura’s Lean Beef Coupon
  • A Laura’s Lean Beef Apron
  • A Red Gold tote bag
  • A package of Creamette’s Lasagna Noodles
  • Recipe cards

Use the Giveaway Tools form to enter the giveaway.

Prep Sportswear For Your High School, College, and Greek Week Sweats and Hoodies

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My youngest daughter is a teacher at a high school, so when I was contacted by Prep Sportswear for a review, I said yes right away. I know that Emily loves her job, her school, and her students, so it would be just like her to want to show her support of her school with a personalized “team” sweatshirt.

Crew Neck Pullover Sweat

Crew Neck Pullover Sweat

Prep Sportswear has hundreds of middle and high school team logos to choose from. When you arrive on their website, there is a box where you can type in the name of your school. Once you do that, you will see all of the merchandise available with your school’s name, mascot, and colors. You can even choose from a great variety of sports.

Pullover Hoodie with Embroidered Name

Pullover Hoodie with Embroidered Name

 In addition to high school and prep school logos, Prep Sportswear has the largest selection of Greek gear for Greek rush weekwhich happens in mid January for most colleges.

Though you don’t really need an occasion to purchase a sweat, tee, hoodie or hat from Prep Sportswear, Valentines Day is right around the corner.  The  Vintage line makes a great gift idea for the guys, and the Sparkle Twill is just the thing for the gals in your life!
Prep Sportswear has sizes up to 6XL, so you should be able to find a size or style for everyone on your gift list. (My daughter did say that the hoodie she received ran small, so you should order a size or two larger than what you normally wear.)
If you sign up for the Prep Sportswear email list, you’ll get 10% off your order and chances to earn more free stuff through their social media referral program. Go take a look now and make your shopping plans in time for Greek Week, Valentine’s Day, and January, February, and March birthdays.

Moments Of Life Made Better With Hospice Care

This post is sponsored by Optum Palliative Care for

Last summer, my father-in-law, who was dearly loved by all of his family, declined in health rather rapidly. He went from staying at home on his own, to a nursing home, to home health care, to hospice, in a matter of weeks. Although it was an extremely difficult time for those of us who only knew Poppa as a strong, fun loving, supportive husband, father, grandfather, and friend, hospice care made it easier for us all.

If you are the caregiver or person who has to make decisions for or about your older parents, or for someone in your family who has a life-limiting illness, you may have to decide whether or not to choose hospice care.  Hospice has been in existence for more than 40 years, yet, professionals in the field still see a need for basic information about hospice, advance care planning, care giving, and grief. Hospice care makes the last days of live better for all concerned. Because of his in-home hospice care, Poppa’s last days were spent surrounded by those who loved him, in his own home, right where he wanted to be.

Optum Palliative Care is supporting the non-profit 501 (c) 3 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s, “Moments of Life” campaign.  “Moments of Life” educates the public about the choices we all have when facing a life-limiting illness, and how choosing hospice is not ‘giving up.’  The campaign presents the facts about hospice, advance care planning tips, understanding grief, and caregiver stress. The 30 second public service announcement video captures the vivid, emotionally powerful ‘moments’, showing what people who receive hospice care genuinely experience.
For more information about Hospice and Palliative Care, go to Moments of

Four Benefits of Installing an Electric Dog Fence

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Most people love their pets just like members of the family, and would do anything to keep them safe from harm. If you own a dog, you know that they’re the most loving, loyal creatures. However, they’re also blissfully ignorant of the dangers in the outside world. You want your dog to be free to run and explore, but you also need to keep them on your property. If you’re considering what type of fencing to get for your yard, you have two main choices: traditional or electric. While there are benefits to both types, here are some of the reasons you might install an electric dog fence.

Protect your pet with a wireless electric dog fence

Protect your pet with a wireless electric dog fence

Keep Even the Most Stubborn Dogs Safe

When your primary motivation for installing a fence is to keep your dog safe, an electronic dog fence is a reliable choice. Unless your dog is younger than six-months-old, pregnant, or very sick, they can be trained to use an electric dog fence. Despite what some people think, electric fences will not encourage aggression or bad behavior. For the most difficult dogs, electric fences are often the best way to contain them.

Dogs that love to dig, like terriers, and dogs that love to hunt, like hounds, are particularly inclined to do well on electric fences. These types of dogs can be stubborn, and their determination can lead them to jump over, break through, and burrow under a traditional fence. Wired fences, on the other hand, will stop them from getting close enough to the perimeter of your yard to escape.

Aggressive dogs may also require an electric dog fence. For the most aggressive dogs, it’s best to combine an electric fence with a traditional fence. The extra layer of protection will stop your dog from escaping your yard when their adrenaline is pumping. For dogs that simply do not want to be contained, electric fences can be the solution you need.

Enclose Large or Uniquely Shaped Yards

For farms and ranches with lots of acreage, an underground dog fence is a practical choice. Traditional fences take a lot of preparation, time, and money to install around large yards; the earth must be evened and cleared, and you don’t save money by purchasing more fence sections. An underground dog fence is comparatively easy to install and inexpensive, because any amount of wire can be added to any containment system at little extra cost.

If your yard has a unique shape, it’s also easier to bend your wire than it is to create custom fence sections. A wireless dog fence can also be used to enclose circular perimeters. If you want to fence an oddly shaped perimeter, a wired fence offers much more flexibility than a traditional fence. It’s also much easier to change the shape or dimensions of an electric fence.

Save Money on Installation and Maintenance

Traditional fences can cost thousands of dollars. In contrast, a DIY electric dog fence can cost less than $300 total. If your budget is modest, an electric dog fence is the best choice. Usually, for such important purchases, you don’t want to go “cheap,” but a self-installed electric fence is very effective. In fact, it can be more reliable than a traditional fence, which is prone to damage.

An invisible fence is protected from the elements, severe weather, and accidental damage. In the long run, you’ll save even more money by not having to repair or replace any sections of the fence due to unforeseen circumstances. The only long-term costs associated with an electric fence are replacing e-collar batteries every year at most, and they aren’t expensive either.

Maintain Your Yard’s View and Accessibility

Finally, an electric dog fence won’t alter the architecture or landscaping of your property. If you have a great view from your yard that you don’t want to obscure, a wired dog fence will do the trick while still keeping your dog safe and contained. The aesthetics of your property won’t change. Sometimes, housing authorities prohibit fences, in which case a wired fence is a must.

If you want to be able to easily access other parts of your property, an electric dog fence won’t interfere with your movements, either. For example, if you want to restrict your dog to a certain area of your yard, you can do so without having to open (and remember to close) a gate in order for you to cross the boundary. An electric fence gives you great accessibility.

If you’re considering installing an electric dog fence on your property, be sure to explore all your options before choosing a system. The PetSafe YardMax is a great choice, for example, but other system may be necessary for specific situations, such as if you have more acres. No matter what you choose, your dog will be happy to have an open space to roam.

We encourage you to share your experiences with a variety of dog containment systems in the comments section. Commenters and those who share the post in social media qualify for a drawing of a $50 Amazon gift card! Use Giveaway Tools form to enter the giveaway

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