November has come and gone. During the month, my family did a no spend challenge. Now that it is over, it’s time to do a no spend November recap. Though we have done no spend months in the past, this was the first one we did since starting the blog. In fact, it was the first one we had done in close to a year, so it was overdue. After setting some rules, it was time to get to it. I have to say that doing this no spend month was just what we needed. I know a lot of people find the idea ofRead More →

NaNoWriMo progress update

It’s officially the halfway point of NaNoWriMo. I thought it would be fun to give you a little update on how I’m doing. Though I have posted a few minor updates on Twitter, I haven’t gone into too much detail. Thus, I give you my official half-way through NaNoWriMo progress report. Day 1 & 2 I started off strong. Getting ahead on the first day is something that I strive to do each year. Not only does it make me feel great, but it gives me that little cushion for days when the words don’t flow as easily. At the end of day 1, I wasRead More →

It’s time for a no spend November. Back in October, Saving Joyfully and Lemon Blessings did a no spend month. I had wanted to join in on that. However, knowing that we had our annual pre-winter stock up trip, it’s wasn’t feasible. Putting off that shopping trip wasn’t an option, because we knew winter could potentially hit at any time and we wanted to get it done while the weather was good. So we decided to do a no spend November. This is not our first time doing a no spend month. Last year we successfully completed a few no spend months and we actuallyRead More →

NaNoWriMo progress update

NaNoWriMo is just over a month away. You know what that means? That’s right, it’s time to panic! What are you going to write about? When will you have time to write? How do words even work anymore? Why do I do this to myself every year? Where did that flash drive full of ideas go? Who will feed me when I am buried deep in my writing? These are just a few of the things to figure out in order to get ready for NaNoWriMo. For those who aren’t aware NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is a writing challenge held every NovemberRead More →

30 day fitness challenge results

Last month I decided to do a 30-day fitness challenge. Part of the reason for this was to try to get back into shape. The second reason was to see whether these challenges actually work or not. I was pretty sure ti wouldn’t work. Afterall, how could adding some exercise for a month really make a huge difference? Especially when I was still eating like I always have. Well, that was a bit reason why I wanted to test one of these challenges out. To see just how accurate the results were. I highly doubted that I would go from fat to a ripped skinnyRead More →

There are quite a few 30-day challenges out there. Some are for photography, others for cooking and there are a large number of fitness ones. There are those that look easy, while others seem quite challenging. But I am going to focus on the 30-day fitness challenge ones. We have all seen those before and after photos. Where the before picture if a person with plenty of fat on their body. Then 30 days later they are not only slim but have a killer six-pack to boot. However, the kicker is when they claim that no diet change is necessary. All that is required is aRead More →