Menu Plan-8

Investing less than 30 minutes per week to plan out our meals has made life easier for me. This way I only have to think once about dinner for the week. Each night as I close the kitchen, I look at my plan to see if I should take anything out of the freezer. When it comes time to cook I just walk into the kitchen and start cooking.

Here is what’s for dinner this week:

Leftover soup

Lentil Burritos (from freezer)

BLT Sandwiches, potato chips

Spaghetti (sauce from freezer)

Dinners out on long weekend away.

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3 Reasons Why MLM Is Right For Me

This is the third in a series of posts. See part 1 and part 2 here.

MLM which is short for Multilevel Marketing is not for everyone.

Some people cannot wrap their minds around the idea of anything other than traditional marketing.

A lot of people are happy with their jobs and finances and see no reason to look elsewhere.

I however am enamored with the idea of MLM and here are three reasons why.

Reason 1: I am often called “the idea girl”. Many times in my work a day world I have suggested ideas that were beneficial to an employer.

Of course I have never been directly compensated for any of them.

I would like my ideas to directly benefit me financially.

Reason 2: In MLM I get to decide how much money I earn.

My income is not capped by what my job is worth in the marketplace.

Reason 3: I really like setting my own calendar.

I am a hard worker but like the freedom to work on my own terms.

What about you?

Do any of these reasons tug at something inside of you?

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Menu Plan-7

Investing less than 30 minutes per week to plan out our meals has made life easier for me. This way I only have to think once about dinner for the week. Each night as I close the kitchen, I look at my plan to see if I should take anything out of the freezer. When it comes time to cook I just walk into the kitchen and start cooking.

Here is what’s for dinner this week:

Spaghetti

Lentil Burritos

Black Bean Pasta Salad

Chicken and Corn Chowder

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

Omelets.

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The Body Of An 80 Year Old

In the first part of this series I talked about how A Freight Train Ran Over My Health.

Recently, I had another physical therapy appointment for my prolapsed organs.

Therapy seems to be going well, as I feel like I am getting stronger.

Or so I thought…

Until the physical therapist told me I moved like her 80 year old patients. She also said that my core is like a “black hole” without any strength. No wonder I take so long to do anything!

Thankfully, she does not think I am hopeless and to prove her support she gave me 3 additional exercises. Of course these are on top of what I am already doing and will take an extra 15 to 30 minutes every day.

I am so thankful for physical therapists who devote their professional lives to those of us who have “girl troubles”.

What do you think?

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 This is the second post in this series.

See part one here.

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Menu Plan-6

Investing less than 30 minutes per week to plan out our meals has made life easier for me. This way I only have to think once about dinner for the week. Each night as I close the kitchen, I look at my plan to see if I should take anything out of the freezer. When it comes time to cook I just walk into the kitchen and start cooking.

Here is what’s for dinner this week:

Hamburgers, roasted potatoes

Black bean quinoa bake, corn muffins

Baked beans, corn on the cob, biscuits

Red bean and rice salad, corn muffin

BLT sandwiches, leftover roasted potatoes

Blueberry buttermilk pancakes, bacon and fruit

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Three Reasons Why I Like MLM

 

This is the second in a 5 part series. See part 1 and part 3 here.

One of my favorite features about MLM, also know as Network Marketing, is that it does not care who you are.

College educated?            High school dropout?

Full time employee?                    Stay at home parent?

Anyone who wants to build a business of any size for any reason is welcome to participate.

My second favorite feature about MLM is that, unlike in a traditional job or business, your compensation is a direct correlation of your activity. Salaried work is always fraught with competition, and deserving people often do not get paid what they are worth. Only so many people in the normal work environment can make the “big bucks”.

In MLM, if you want more money you have the opportunity to earn it.

Finally, I really like the flexibility MLM offers.

You can live anywhere you want.

Can choose the people whom you work with.

Can build a business on your own schedule, giving it as much or as little time as you see fit.

What about you?

Are you interested in an equal opportunity business that pays you what you are worth and allows you to live the lifestyle of your dreams?

What do you think?

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Menu Plan-5

Investing less than 30 minutes per week to plan out our meals has made life easier for me. This way I only have to think once about dinner for the week. Each night as I close the kitchen, I look at my plan to see if I should take anything out of the freezer. When it comes time to cook I just walk into the kitchen and start cooking.

Here is what’s for dinner this week:

Grilled pork chops, corn on the cob, new potatoes with butter and parsley, sliced tomatoes

Cannellini bean flautas, spicy roasted potatoes and zucchini (made from plain potatoes held back from the first day)

Grilled chicken salad, French bread (from freezer)

Sausage peppers and onions over pasta, French bread (from freezer)

Sausage pizza, salad

Savory bread pudding, sliced tomatoes.

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MLM v Pyramid Schemes

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To the untrained eye, MLM or Multilevel Marketing companies and pyramid schemes look very similar. A close look however reveals significant differences.

The first difference between MLM companies and pyramid schemes is whether the company is in the business of selling products. Think soap, vitamins, food etc. Something that real people would buy on a regular basis. All legitimate MLM companies have a catalog of products. In a pyramid scheme, generally speaking, the “product” is distributorships. No one buys any soap or shampoo, just positions on a matrix.

The second difference between MLM companies and pyramids schemes is how distributors get paid. In a legitimate MLM company distributors get paid a commission on product sold. When a distributor sells his company’s product to someone at the retail price, he keeps as profit, the difference between wholesale and retail. Also when someone joins an MLM organization at the invitation of a distributor, and purchases product at wholesale pricing, the distributor receives a commission often called an override on those purchases. All income earned is based on product volume.

Conversely, in a pyramid scheme, profits are generated from sign up fees or purchased distributorships. Your income is based solely on people signing up and paying large fees of which you are promised a portion. Eventually these plans fall apart because at some point people realize that there are not enough new people willing to buy distributorships.

The final and most important difference is legality. MLM is legal and pyramid schemes are not. I cannot say it more clearly than that. As I close I will leave you with a quote from http://www.consumerfraudreporting.org/MLM_listofnames.php

Plans that promise profits mainly for recruiting new members are illegal pyramid schemes. In legitimate multilevel marketing plans, profits come primarily from selling goods and services to consumers.

What are your thoughts about MLM?

 

 

Menu Plan-4

 

Investing less than 30 minutes per week to plan out our meals has made life easier for me. This way I only have to think once about dinner for the week. Each night as I close the kitchen, I look at my plan to see if I should take anything out of the freezer. When it comes time to cook I just walk into the kitchen and start cooking.

Here is what’s for dinner this week:

Grilled rosemary, lemon,garlic chicken, new potatoes with butter and parsley, green beans

Quesadillas with black beans, green salad with radishes

Chopped salad with black beans and chicken, French bread

Hamburgers, potato salad (made from plain potatoes held back from the first day)

Lentil soup and spicy, cheesy biscuits (both from freezer)

Oven pancake, sliced peaches, sausage

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Queen of the Lost Scraps of Paper

“Queen of the Lost Scraps of Paper ” should be my legal name.

I am very good at writing all sorts of things on scraps of paper and then promptly losing them. Frankly, it never dawned on me that there could be a better way until a couple of weekends ago.

When I was sitting on the sofa with scraps of paper scattered all over the coffee table,  a thought suddenly floated into my head.

It said…

“Why don’t you use one spiral bound notebook for each topic?”

It was so clear that I immediately found a marker and labeled 3 notebooks.

Now I have one each for Shopping,  Blogging and Menus.

After only a couple of weeks in to this system,  I find it is working beautifully. Everything I have written is in one spot.

No more missing scraps of paper!