Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Week of No's!

I have a 2 year old. "No" is an all too familiar word in our home.

Here she is in all her cute glory, she looks like such a sweet heart right?


This morning, like many others was full of "no's." No, I do not want my shoes on. No, I do not want to help you pick up my breakfast that I just spilled all over the floor. No I will not sit in time out. You get the picture right? I love her dearly though, and 99% of the time, she's a pretty good kid. I might be a little biased, but I digress...

This week, I'm taking a positive twist on "no". Each day this week, I'm putting into place a new "no." And here is how it is all laid out...

Monday - No processed foods. This was the start of an attempt to completely eliminate processed foods from my diet, so far doing ok with it. Aside from energy drinks, do those count?

Tuesday - No internet (at home.) I have to be on it at work....

Wednesday - No TV. Ok, so I probably can't stop my hubby from playing video games. But Wednesday nights will be no tv shows or movies.

Thursday - No spending. Yup, that's right. I challenge myself to a day of no spending. No stopping for coffee, no going out for lunch or running to the grocery store after work for a few last minute things for dinner, etc.

Friday - No chores - no housework. Yup that's right. Friday nights after work will be my night of rest. I've got all weekend to get that stuff done.

Saturday - No watches, clocks, or checking the time. Saturday is family time! No set time for being here or there, or doing this or that. Let the day take us where it may.

Sunday - No beverages - except for water. Sounds harsh, right? But if you knew me, you'd know I drink about 4 ounces of water per week, on a good week.

So wish us luck as we proceed through our week of "No"!


Oh, and I've got plenty of room on my sidebar for sponsors in July. Currently looking for swaps and have some guest post openings as well. Send me a message or comment if you are interested.





18 comments:

  1. That's a really cool idea (and good list of "no's"). Btw, I have a 2-year-old niece and a 2-year-old nephew and find it crazy how they automatically start saying, "no," upon turning 2!

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  2. Hey - I'd love to swap with you! :)

    xo, Lindsay

    threepeasinmylittlepod.blogspot.com

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    1. I have my ads set up through Passionfruit, but it doesn't appear to be working right now. :( I will message you on your page.

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  3. Um...we might be the same person! I am not eating processed foods either - but I make an exception for my carb free rockstar...It might be my lifeline! And I loathe water, so making a conscious effort on that too! My son is 18 months, so I'm sure you're giving me a preview on what is to come soon!
    Great list, and positive spin!

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    1. As a type, there is a sugar free rock star sitting inches from my monitor. =) Another funny thing, every time I sell to someone on Frugal Momma's, they've usually just left your work from buying from you!

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  4. oh I love this! such a creative take on it! I especially love the no wathces or clocks on Saturday... that's my favorite thing about vacations and weekends... no looking at the time! Just found your blog and have loved looking around and getting to know you better. You're adorable and I can't wait to follow along!

    new follower :)
    bonnie
    bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

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    1. Just followed back. =) Networking is one of my favorite parts about blogging. I have met so many neat people!

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  5. No is an every day thing here! It can be frustrating, but most times is pretty easy to laugh off. I'd love to sponsor swap with you! Shoot me an email ejxw33@gmail.com!

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    1. I sent an email Em. What's the URL for your blog?

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  6. hi there! coming from the hop!

    visit nichollvincent.blogspot.com!

    have a wonderful day!

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  7. Just came across your site, LOVE it! I love the week of no as well! SO going to do that!!

    I'd love to do a sponsor swap with you!! Still putting my July swap together. My e-mail is mamaq0608@gmail.com!

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    1. my blog url is www.our365days.blogspot.com

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  8. totally brilliant idea. Love this! I may have to give my own self a week of "no's" as well!

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  9. Great idea! I need to try some of these. :)

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  10. Great idea----totally know what you mean about drinking water...that's a great one if you ask me!

    -Julie
    http://www.thechirpingmoms.com

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  11. Awesome. Love how you put such a positive spin on "no". One question- how are you going to blog without going on the internet? Your daughter is adorable by the way. I'm your newest follower from the Mommy Brain Mixer blog hop.
    -Laura
    www.strollerparkingonly.com

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    1. My Tuesday posts are just written and scheduled to publish in advance. Working out well so far. =)

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  12. What a wonderful idea! I'm so glad you linked up to the Mixer and I hope to see you again on Thursday! Also, come on by and enter to win a super adorable Thirty-One bag or some awesome discounts on a Thirty-One order! :)

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