Sep 4, 2011

Update...everybody settle down

We have started our 30 day challenge and are doing ok.  I say ok, because we are a impulse buying family.  Let me say that again, we buy OFTEN without really thinking about it.  Sad to say, but it is what it is.  Here is a list of our weekend so far.
*Fri afternoon slushies replaced by homemade koolaid slushies.
*Sat am donuts replaced by wonderful sausage bisquits at home with a WONDERFULLY cool am. Sat. afternoon was a sammy of choice with veggies and watermelon. Then sat dinner we pulled out a recipe that I had forgotten and it was a HUGE success with another wonderful family meal.

Hmmmmmm seems to be a trend starting here.  If we don't disperse with fast food to the tv room and actually eat on plates around the table......WE HAVE WONDERFUL FAMILY TIME, even with the teen. Sigh...good times had by all.  We are having cooler weather, so outdoor activities won't be so horrendous.

Thanks so much for Mrs. B for starting this challenge and helping us to slow down and enjoy what we have and not think about what we want.  Go say hello and leave a note of encouragement, this is harder than you think.


sweet momma luv u said...

Hi Shelly,
Kool Aide Slushes sound yummy!! I think it is a great thing that we are participating in! IT is a life changing experience which is what we wanted.

I know we can do it if we just pluge a long and look at the goal.
I hope it continues to go smoothly for you and yours!
Thanks for the encouragement!!
= ) Jody

Young Creations said...

Thanks for the comment Shelley. We are really having a good time with the challenge. I appreciate that everyone has to do what they can to cut back. And I can relate to you taking out the new recipes. We are doing the same. We can do it....We can do it!!!!Lauren

laurel said...

Hang in there!

Christie said...

This post made my heart so happy! I love hearing that the challenge is bringing families back around the table. What a wonderful by-product of not spending.

So proud of you Shelley!

Kayce said...

Love the KoolAide slushies!! We are all totally going to rock this challenge and oh boy we are going to be so proud of ourselves! Enjoy the family time you're all having.

Lynda said...

Good for you!! Breaking habits (impulse buying) is always a stretch. Congrats on the great change and best of luck for the remainder of the challenge.

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