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  1. Canning and freezing
    Would anyone be interested in a canning challenge for 2017? It can be totally up to any individual what they want to do. But basically you'd be committing to canning 12 different things in 2017. For a monthly challenge, here's my thoughts. You can substitute your own if you prefer. Jan...
  2. Home and family challenges
    This challenge is for those who are interested in de-cluttering or purging all or parts of their homes in 2015. Join in anytime and post your progress. Before and after photos are welcome! :) I'm currently working on the main floor of my home. I plan to do a deep de-clutter in 2015. I...
  3. Lifestyle challenges
    I was looking through old challenges and found one started by Homestead Mamma back in 2008 regarding getting back to the basics. I would like to start a similar thread here. While I am primarily challenging myself I would love to see what others might be challenging themselves to do. We will...
  4. Writing Forum
    Just wondering if anyone was thinking about doing this years NaNoWriMo. The challenge is to write 50,000 words over the 30 days of November. It can be a novel, collection of short stories, memories, fiction, non fiction and any kind of genre you can think off. It works out to be an average of...
  5. General Chat
    Is everyone still alive out there after all these weeks of deprivation? You have done so great! Guess what? Your favorite Great Uncle Joe has been feeling sorry for you and the family, struggling with the budget and the menu and all. Yesterday when you were visiting him at the nursing home...
  6. Home and family challenges
    Heres the set up for May, try to get at least three things a day done, and mark it off your list 4- 30 all done 5-1 vaccum clean out back fridge sweep kitchen
  7. General Chat
    Yea for all of you that took the challenge and came up with some great ideas to make a bad situation liveable. Imagine that you and your family have been on this challenge for the past 6 weeks. And you really see no end in sight. You are looking at living like this for many more months to...
  8. Home and family challenges
    Aloha!! Has anyone else noticed that my skills are much better at starting the week with lists than the follow through? Well, I am not done with this yet and I am back at it again this week!! Week of April 22, 2012 Sunday...
  9. Family
    For Valentine's Day, I gave my husband a home-made gift idea I saw on Pinterest. Here's the source page for the idea:a content housewife: “Love” message board {tutorial} DH was a bit confused by it at first, just a frame that says "I love you because" on it. He thought he had gotten a dud of...
  10. Home and family challenges
    Easter Sunday - what a great way to start a new week!! I used the goodness of today to put various parts of my life in focus and am ready for Monday!! All I have left to do tonight is to color my hair. Monday: 1. Cut out blue dresses 2. Finish white blouses 3. Walgreens - check Easter sales...
  11. Home and family challenges
    I've decided I need to make a point of either fixing, sorting, or cleaning one item I don't normally work with every single day. Anyone care to join in? Today I'm going to fix a wind chime that was given to us for our thirty-fifth wedding anniversary. One of our resident squirrels chewed...
  12. Home and family challenges
    madhen, I'm setting this up for April. I need to get back into doing 3 things a day, at least. April 4, wednesday take plants outside finish 1 job take meat out to freezer
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Thought I would start this up! Hope you don't mind madhen. :) Didn't waste any money today. :)
  14. Home and family challenges
    Starting the second quarter of 2012!! Sunday: 1. Weekly menu planning 2. Weekly wardrobe 3. Clean out my car 4. Clean up sitting area of living room 5. Laundry 6. Organize working projects 7. Start sewing pa'u costumes 8. email accountant re taxes 9. pay bills Monday: 1. Send home progress...
  15. Home and family challenges
    Okay, I really need this to stay focused. 1. Register new printer 2. Get in touch w/ OM re: discount not taken on new printer 3. Check OM for sale on post it notes - need 17 for swap 4. Shop for groceries for Mousaka 5. Take sewing machine downstairs 6. Check progress reports 7. Print progress...
  16. Home and family challenges
    Today: One load of laundry Change out puppy pads Clean out back of truck Take pic of Angus' graduation Wash blankets on bed Write up grocery list for coming week Start mom's socks Wash bird cage towels Figure out how many push-ups/sit-ups I need to do to catch up Repack gym bag Email sister re...
  17. Money challenges
    I have been following DR to get out of debt and am so thankful to have started this program when I did. I was projected t0 be out of Debt around April 2015. However I have learned so much and have become so frugal I truly bbeleive I can do this by April 2014. We will be out of debt except the...
  18. Home and family challenges
    Today: Do 100 situps Clean Kenya's cage Clean Froggy/Herbie's cage Hose off trays in spare cage One load of laundry Re-pack gym bag for coming week Water plants Add two new episodes to iPhone Put away clean socks Find sock pattern Start socks for Mom Prep back of truck for puppy transport
  19. Home and family challenges
    They are just slipping away, aren't they? Okay, week 10....BEGIN!!
  20. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    New month!! New chance to not waste money!! What did you buy just because you wanted it, not because you needed it? How much money did you spend on little luxuries, or googaws, or fast food, that could have gone toward savings, debt reduction, or other things that could change the quality of...
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