Udemy offers a great variety of online courses, at such great prices! I was recently selected by Mom's Meet to test a course. I went for the photography course. What mom doesn't want better pictures of her kids, or daily adventures? I love photography, but there is always room to improve.
The photography course is currently $10 which 71% off the original price. This is a STEAL! I love it! The course is about 5 1/2 hours long total (doesn't have to be done in one day), and whether you are a pro or a beginner it really gives you some great tips / insights into creating beautiful photographs.
I found the instructor to be great too, very likeable and easy to listen to. As a busy mom of two, I don't have all the time in the world to take classes right now -- which is why I am thankful for these online, affordable classes. Plus once you complete the course you get a certificate of completion!
Thanks to this course, I really learned some new tips for producing great photos, which no matter how great you can edit -- it all starts with the great photograph in the first place. I enjoyed the courses, and can definitely see myself signing up for another one!
I learned a lot of about lighting, how to focus on your subject, and about manual shooting.
Check out the course here, and see what else they offer. Sign up now for a great discount!
***I was given this course free of charge, in exchange for my honest review.
This super simple recipe, made for hours of fun with the boys. It is a bit messy and makes the floors pretty slippery! But truthfully, cleanup was rather easy. If done inside, I definitely would throw something under the bucket / table you are using.
Here's what we used:
2 cups of corn flour
2 cups of brown sugar
10-12 tablespoons of vegetable oil
We went to visit our favorite pumpkin patch over at Brookedale Farms again, for the 6th year in a row. It's a special farm to us, and it is really awesome there. Brookedale has a kids play area, U pick (from the vine!!!) pumpkins, and horse-drawn hayrides. The hayrides are done by Gene, who is 80 years old. He has been doing this for years, and the two horses he has are amazing!
The whole feel of this farm, is so family friendly. There are also other great spots next door to this farm. They also sell delicious local jams, honey, salsa, etc. Brookedale always has a great selection of pumpkins, but this year they did get hit by the hurricane which affected their fields.
Luckily, we still found three good pumpkins from the field. And as always we enjoyed another year at our favorite farm in the area. The boys totally weren't into picture taking, so I didn't get a ton of shots but they had a blast.
A couple days ago, the family and I got the opportunity to go check out 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Chesapeake for the first time! It's the only location in the Hampton Roads area and just recently opened. It was a bit of a drive for us, and in the middle of a rain storm, but it was definitely worth it. I love trying new places, and we had never been here. I've loved pizza since as a kid we briefly lived in Italy and ate a lot of pizza. Here we found that it was a small place, with big taste!
My first impression was how awesome all the fresh available ingredients were, and the fact that it was pretty much a pizza bar. I love burrito / salad bars but this place really topped it especially with both the quality and taste. The employees were also very fast, and friendly with our order. We got mozzarella cheese, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, black olives, and pineapple. I loved the brick oven! Our order came out super fast too, there was literally no wait. We also got buffalo wings with ranch, which were definitely up to par with their pizza.
They offer unlimited toppings, though they recommend not over-doing it so that the pizza cooks evenly. The prices are comparable to other pizza places such as Dominos, etc but the quality is much higher. I've had some HORRIBLE pizza, but this pizza is not greasy, cheap tasting! 1000 Degrees Neapolitan pizza has a great taste to it -- I especially love the fresh mozzarella.
I highly recommend replacing your usual pizza place, and trying 1000 Degrees Neapolitan pizza in Chesapeake! The taste is one of my new favorites in town, and we look forward to returning again. Once you taste their pizza, you won't wanna go anywhere else. Now, I will say that there is ONE con to 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza.....;) the fact that they don't deliver! Just kidding! The whole experience of watching them top their fresh dough with toppings of your choice is part of the fun. We can't wait to go back!
**Note: I wrote this review in exchange for dining here. All thoughts are my own, and my personal opinion. I wasn't compensated in any other form.
Oh how the time flies! Yesterday was our youngest son's birthday, and he turned 2. It is crazy how fast kids grow. He is a sweet little boy! He has begun talking in full sentences, he loves garbage trucks, monster trucks, work trucks, and anything trucks. Also trains -- loves them.
We celebrated with friends and family, and had a little cookout. He had a great time! Here's to a great year of being 2.
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It is so hard to believe our little man is growing up before our eyes! Brody turned 5 last month, so of course he started school this year. I've pretty much been a stay at home mom with a few jobs in between, so it is scary to send him off to school. He rides the bus to and from school and loves it so far.
There's no early morning fighting, etc. He is happy to go to school! I can only hope his positive attitude stays. Of course I am a proud mom and had to snap some pictures of him! :)