A New Year began today. For something a little different, I am beginning two challenges.
CHALLENGE #1 is called the January No-Low Spend Challenge, hosted by Carla of My 1/2 Dozen Daily. Quite simply, Carla is moderating an exercise in trimming the fat from our budgets. This Mom of four (like me!) has tons of experience in cutting non-essential spending, cheap day-to-day living and planning to save. Since I have always been a seat-of-my-pants budgeter, I am keeping my goals straightforward:
1/ Limit my shopping to two days per week (I am setting Tuesdays and Fridays... for now);
2/ Plan all my meals ahead of time, preferably weekly;
3/ Develop a savings plan;
4/ Investigate part-time work which will not interfere with my home responsibilites.
Notice I am taking BABY STEPS. I'd like to get to success!
CHALLENGE #2 is from Amy at Copper Diem. We will be creating earrings, 100 Pairs in 100 Days to be precise. Amy is a continuing supporter of the very worthy Ears to You organization, which distributes earrings to women undergoing cancer treatments, as a morale booster. Read the easy instructions on her blog. I will be doing my best to follow along with Amy, the Queen of the Earrings!