Sunday, June 28, 2015

July Projects

So, July will be an interesting month at my house. My hubby and I will be doing a couple "projects" in that month.

The first is a "No Spend" month project. I found this idea on 31 Days of Living Well and Spending Less by Ruth Soukup. We will go the whole month without spending any extraneous money. We will not eat out or buy any extra things, other than the necessities. We will pay bills and by minimal groceries. We will eat all the stuff that is in the pantry that we have bought but never used.

July will be a good month for this because there are actually 3 paychecks in the month, so I am hoping that we will be able to save a little money!

The second project will be some downsizing of "stuff." When I started this blog, I did not have any idea that the name would actually become two-fold. First it was just about my weight loss journey, I am a plus-size woman trying to downsize her weight. But recently, it has taken on greater meaning. We have a plus sized life, too much stuff and too much stress and we are going to try to down size this life, getting rid of things that we don't need. I still have boxes of stuff that have not been unpacked since I moved to Northern Nevada from Florida, that is 10 years ago... We really need to downsize, especially if we become serious about living in the van and traveling and blogging about it.

I will keep you guys informed about our progress on these projects...follow our journey!

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  1. A 'No Spend' project is so practical and admirable! It's such a good challenge to take up. I'm trying to save a bit of money for grad school and I'm saving money this summer as well :) Good luck!

    Alessandra | The PumpUp Blog

  2. Thank You!!! Good luck to you too, Alessandra!

  3. Saving money is soooo hard for me, I feel like each month I am spending lots of money for things we should not really need..
    You know makeup, hair extensions, kitchen tools, clothes and all the other stuff :)


  4. I know what you mean, I find myself spending money and at the end of the month I;m like, why don't I have any money left?, oh, yeah, I bought this and this and this...

  5. Those sound like great goals. I'm trying to do both of those things..actually all money, lose weight, and get more organized. Can't wait to see your progress.

    1. Thank You! The July projects did not work out so well, but we are trying them again in September...