31 Day Challenge -Day 1

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This 31 Day Challenge in October is

for my own enJOYment….

simple things

simple joy’s

right here in my home…time to seek and find

–good stewardships-

I challenge myself to do those things I procrastinate or just plain don’t like doing.

I challenge myself to find savings where ever I can. ( even if it’s weird, I am trying it once Nyah-Nyah)

I challenge myself to shop my freezer and pantry before I go shopping.

Then only buy what I am intending <–God help me!!!

Today’s Challenges Met


1. when I first met my husband 15 years ago, I bought Whole milk and he would fill a glass half way and the rest of the way with water. Back then I thought he was nuts…but he was use to 2% milk.

So I thought I would give it a whirl …

I cleaned out our last milk jug of 2% . Then I bought 1 jug of whole milk for 3.58 and a jug of purified water 99 cents ( no chlorine taste or smell like tap would have) and we poured half into the other empty jug and the rest in both with water.

WHALLA! 2% milk …. two gallons for 4.57

one note…next time just a little less water! it’s a bit skim but still good and the 4 year old boy didn’t notice the difference, the husband didn’t mind at all and the daughter said well the after taste is the same, MILK!  lol  – works for me!!



1. I made a dinner list for the week out of what was here.

I got a spaghetti squash on the back table

recipe from mother in law

-stab holes in top of squash -go a little like psycho Smile with tongue out

(don’t forget holes..it will explode…lol)

-put in microwave oven for 12-15 minutes until soft

-cut in half and scoop seeds and goop out

– take a fork and scrap squash into a bowl

– add butter, parmesan cheese and salt – to your liking

I got some left over chicken breast that I will shred and add on top of the spaghetti squash. We also have melon….

**ADDITION***the chicken we had with the spaghetti squash turned out great!! left over chicken breast cut into cubes and on low/med heat, added little chicken broth, bell pepper, onion and quartered cherry tomatoes, basil and garlic chives it was GREAT on the spaghetti squash!!


2. I also have zucchini …so I cut and cubes it and put some of it on a cookie sheet to freeze and I can use it later. The rest I put in a tupperware. Then I cut up the carrots before they go bad. – on there way they were Disappointed smile– and I added those with a little water. I put that in the fridge for a meal on the menu this week.


3. After I post this I am going to do ONE load of laundry …

ONE A DAY KEEPS CHOAS AWAY!!! JUST DO IT!! as Flylady says!!!

GO TO DAY 2 : https://starleeta.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/day-2/

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  2. Nieves says:

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  3. starla says:

    THANK YOU!!!


  4. Alicia says:

    Stopping by from Ann’s today. I love your ONE THING challenge 🙂 I’m heading downstairs to fold laundry, too 🙂 Blessings from Iowa today!


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