I can not believe it is October first!!! Seriously the last thirty days have flown by yet crawled like a snail down a long road, but it's over and so is the 30 Days of Nothing challenge. And what a challenge it's been! In the last thirty days I have been positive about the challenge and I've been extremely angry and I've been humbled to the point where I've made major changes in our home. Major! This couldn't have come at a better time for us. I am so happy we did this....SO HAPPY! Thank you Christie for putting this challenge to the test for us and inspiring us to change things in our lives that needed a little clarity.
Here's our dinner from the one of the last nights of the challenge...Black Bean Burrito Bake which is a favorite around here!
This is one of those recipes that I use as a guideline.
I add LOTS of other stuff to those burritos, this time I added shredded carrots and spinach. Yum!
For us this challenge is not over, it's only just begun. Yep...we're going to keep moving forward to think about how and where we spend our money from here on out. Dinners out will be far and few between, if at all. Waste is no longer an option. Another pair of shoes is not a necessity for us but for someone who needs them. We've already made some changes that will be a challenge in themselves for all of us. We are getting rid of our big gigantic car that has been financially draining us each month with it's enormous gas consumption and payment. Yeah you read that right, we're getting rid of my car. I did say this challenge changed us right?? We may be a little cramped in the months ahead BUT the end result will be well worth the sacrifices we're making. It's all about the sacrifices in the end. They make us stronger and build a sense of pride in how we live our lives.
I've only just begun to figure out exactly how much we saved these last 30 days and go to the million pound food drive at church. We are so looking forward to writing that check! I'm also excited for my God Is photo challenge to begin on Wednesday! Come join me in capturing what God Is to you through your camera....you can click on the button below to find out more. And many, many thanks to everyone who's been supporting us through these last four weeks. We had so much family come into town for a visit and everyone was so understanding of our wishes of spending no money during their visit. Thank you for all your love!