A Month of Letters Challenge

A Month of Letters Challenge

I’m piggybacking on an existing challenge this month that loosely falls into my goals for a healthy year.  The more I read about longevity the more I realize how important relationships and community are, so I’ve joined A Month of Letters.  I was first introduced to this challenge by a fellow book blogger, Care, years ago and always look forward to my February postcard 🙂  I decided to join in this year because it fits nicely with my broad goals….

Read More Read More

January update

January update

Okay, this month has been a great one for steps, I’m 30 for 30 for getting 10,000 everyday, but less successful for the water and blogging!  My Fitbit has stopped synching (again) so I’m just going to ignore that and focus on the daily ‘party on my wrist’ as I like to tell Gage, that happens when I hit 10,000.  You will often find me pacing around the family room while Jason and I watch something at night.  He doesn’t…

Read More Read More

2018 and a fresh start

2018 and a fresh start

We’re going to do things a little differently this year.  I’ve been fighting a nasty cold/flu thing for about a week and a half and when I hopped on the scale last night I realized that I had gained another 4 pounds this past year.  I need to make this year about good health so instead of a monthly challenge like I’ve been doing I’m going to switch it up a bit.  I’m going to start doing things for my…

Read More Read More

James Patterson Master Class Challenge – 5 lessons in.

James Patterson Master Class Challenge – 5 lessons in.

I’m not sure where to start in these MasterClass posts.  You can see the instructors on the homepage and the FAQ here.  Before I signed up for the yearly deal I did look around at a few reviews and  they were generally positive, although the most common complaint was customer service.  I found this interesting article from last spring that said the A List instructors make $100,000 plus a percentage of the generated money for the their class.  It seems…

Read More Read More

James Patterson Teaches Writing Master Class Challenge

James Patterson Teaches Writing Master Class Challenge

I love the 30 day challenges, even when I fail to complete them.  Having a goal to focus on every month has been motivating and fun, but coming up with ones that I want to do is a challenge all on its own.  Last summer I signed up for a Master Class with James Patterson during one of my challenges, but I never started.  And then Master Class sent me an offer I couldn’t refuse.  I paid $90 for the…

Read More Read More

Pinterest Challenge ends with barely a whimper

Pinterest Challenge ends with barely a whimper

Ok, I think I made it halfway with this challenge, about 15 pins.  I had major trouble accessing Pinterest and my pins for days on end and it just became too frustrating to work around so I gave up.  Before I did quit some really nice things happened.  Three of the pins ended up being so, so useful.  Day one was cleaning my office.  Remember the pics? Embarrassing.  Wanna see how that pin has my office looking today? So much…

Read More Read More

Pinterest Challenge – Veterans Day

Pinterest Challenge – Veterans Day

G is a product of generations of veterans.  His dad, his grandpas, two of his great grandfathers and numerous other family members past and present all spent time serving our country in the military.  Jason’s time in the Navy actually put us in the same place at the same time over 21 years ago. I found this pin which was perfect for this challenge and for Veterans Day.  G got a video recorder for his birthday and I thought it…

Read More Read More

Pinterest Challenge – Books and Shepherd’s Pie

Pinterest Challenge – Books and Shepherd’s Pie

Yesterday, I had very little time so I found a few pins with Thanksgiving books for kids and reserved as many as I could at our library.  I’m guessing I’ll have a pretty big pile waiting for me in the next few days. Tonight I tried a new recipe that I found for Shepherd’s Pie.  I love the website this is pinned from.  It clearly marks every recipes with all the different allergies on the side.  It’s wonderful!  I had…

Read More Read More

Pinterest Challenge- Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

Pinterest Challenge- Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

I tried a new recipe tonight and G loved it (Jason liked it too).  No one in the house likes coconut, but when I’m so limited in what I can cook, I decided to give it a shot.  This pin stood out to me because it looked like something my guys would eat and it incorporated a few new ingredients in the daily diet. As for anyone who has made chicken meatballs, they are not nearly as soft and juicy…

Read More Read More

Pinterest Challenge – Chore List

Pinterest Challenge – Chore List

G has never had a set list  of chores and as I was looking at some of my pins I realized that I missed the boat on this years ago.  There are chore ideas for 2 year olds!  I looked around for some good starters and decided on 7, since he’s 7, and found a great printable chart on this pin.  These are all easily doable for him but I wanted to start with something achievable, so he could be…

Read More Read More