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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Pinterest Challenge – Easy Peasy Egg Muffins

Pinterest Challenge – Easy Peasy Egg Muffins

Finding foods that I can make and serve all week is a goal.  When I saw this pin with egg muffins that would keep five days in the fridge I was in.  It turns out that these are super easy and a great way to get G involved.  I prepped the ingredients and G did the rest. He put some red peppers and spinach in each cup.  I poured egg on it.  G then topped them with bacon and Daiya…

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Pinterest Challenge – Borax to the rescue!

Pinterest Challenge – Borax to the rescue!

I’d planned on trying a new recipe today, but G had a friend come over and then Ohio State was on (I really should have skipped this) and I didn’t get to the grocery store.  So, I browsed Pinterest and thought why not make some homemade household cleaners?  I looked at a few pins and realized I didn’t have a few of the ingredients that made the good stuff.  So, I pooled all of my natural cleaners together to see…

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Pinterest Challenge- Meal Planning

Pinterest Challenge- Meal Planning

Those of you who have known us for at least the last few years know that G has dietary challenges.  His diet is a moving target that changes drastically too often.  Once I get a handle on what we’re doing to heal him, something forces us to change.  Breakfast and lunch we all eat something different during the week and I try to cook us all three the same thing for dinner.  I am terrible at planning!  I get a…

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