|This is the snack drawer. Kids open this daily, as if somehow there will be more there. Yes, we keep dog snacks in there so the littles can feed them. Why do you ask????|
|This is our breakfast drawer....usually OVERFLOWING|
|Canned goods, mixes, etc....again usually filled. We did good to empty out older things.|
|This is our noodle drawer. Most everyone's favorite. Again,this is depleted of its normal inventory.|
This is our last week of the challenge. Thirty days of not buying anything that isn't necessary for basic daily living. No frills, no eating out, no "just because" purchases and what a road we have traveled. We have discovered how much we like cooking together AND sitting at the table together. We even had "picnics" in the living room, because we didn't REALLY have enough food to call a meal....just finger foods. We learned that happiness doesn't come in a treat that can be bought at the store. It can come from extra one on one time and making a special project because you made 100 on your spelling test. I haven't checked, but we could've lost a few pounds. BONUS. Honestly, it has been such an eye and heart opening experience. We have taken our money that was saved and spent it in places that NEEDED it more than us. It really felt good. Getting there was somewhat painful for the small ones. I am sorry to say that is probably my fault. I tend to over indulge. My heart has been changed with those thoughts as well. I believe Christie has another challenge up her sleeve and I am anxious to see what God will do with this one! Take a look at Christie's blog for more inspiration.