Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Day 10 Update

We are at Day 10 of the Challenge. I have exercised 4 out of the last 10 days, but was sick so that hurt that area.

I have started throwing out catalogs as they come in instead of looking at them. I received the Book I wanted from Ali, and sent her one in return. We are thinking about using the old futon in the basement for the big bed in Aubrey's room instead of buying something new. We have also started finding other ways to re-use things in the house. It is pretty cool.

Some friends and I with our oldest kids all the same age are going to send postcards to the kids from the kids as a geography type lesson and as an exciting I got something in the mail with my name in it treat. I was going to buy some postcards - but instead have done some research and will use a photo I took in Maine a few years ago to print out and mail! I am looking for a good photo of Baltimore and have none, so I will work on that :) But still excited that I had to stop and think about making something using things in the house vs just running out and buying stuff.

Stopping and thinking is the best part of this challenge!

PLUS, my sister is having a little girl in November so I will get a TON of clothes and blankets and coats and pink stuff out of my house very soon!!


Erica said...

Yay!!! Glad I could help! :)

Amy said...

Good for you guys!!

One other thing that I stopped buying...lotions...I swear I'm not going to buy another lotion bottle until EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. IS. GONE. in my house...including baby lotions...my goodness! I could years, I think.

Cleaning products...something else I don't want to buy until I'm all done using the 8 bottles of 1/2 used windex in my cleaning pantry!

Unknown said...

Sounds like it is going fairly well for you all. Good job.