Sunday

50 Things to Do on a No Spend Week




Have you heard of the " no spend" trend? It's probably the easiest, fastest way to save money. You know the old saying, " A penny saved is a penny earned."

Probably the hardest thing about a no spend week is finding ideas to keep the family busy. Here are 50 amazing things to do on a "No Spend Week".

  1. Go for a hike
  2. Plan a picnic
  3. Go for a bike ride
  4. Go to the playground
  5. Visit the library
  6. Attend a free concert in the park
  7. Go to the beach and build sandcastles
  8. Pick berries in your backyard, or someone elses!
  9. Play board games
  10. Play video games
  11. Watch movies on netflix
  12. Make a youtube video with the family
  13. Learn a new skill on the internet
  14. Write an e-book
  15. Blog
  16. Take family photos
  17. Have a garage sale
  18. Visit friends
  19. Have family over for a potluck dinner
  20. Get a group together and go out to play Pokemon or Ingress
  21. Take a free class at the church or community center
  22. Youtube a new food and cook it at home
  23. Go swimming 
  24. Learn to braid hair in cool styles
  25. Play with your pets
  26. Play with your kids
  27. Watch the Sunset
  28. Watch the Sunrise
  29. Do Yoga
  30. Wash the cars
  31. Organize a room in the house
  32. Bake a cake
  33. Clean out a closet
  34. Dance around the house
  35. Take a bubble bath
  36. Write a long letter or email a friend
  37. Update your resume
  38. Update your social media accounts
  39. Take new selfies for online accounts
  40. Dress up in your fanciest clothes and walk around town
  41. Upcycle something you already have at home
  42. Video chat your mom
  43. Exercise with a friend
  44. Memorize a speech
  45. Learn a card trick
  46. Paint a wall in your house with some leftover paint
  47. Do your nails, or someone elses!
  48. Clean out your email box
  49. Give a bag of clothes to a shelter
  50. Go the pound and take the dogs for walks or just ask to play with them


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Saturday

Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers Review

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The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers

Queen of Katwe is not only about the success of Phionia Mutesi in chess. It's about two generations of family and mentors behind her that had to overcome enormous personal life obstacles, for Phionia to reach her success. It's the story of her mother and her grandmother and her mentor Robert Katande, as well as his mother and aunts and grandmother.

The world that they live in so harsh that babies get kidnapped and left for dead and children starve and are abused on a regular basis. Women sell their bodies to support their children out of absolute necessity, because their are no other choices. Children can't go to school unless they have the funds to pay for it and even if they do, they still may starve while learning since they can't afford their food as well as schooling.

It's in this environment that Phionia rises to a chess champion at an International Level. She travels the world to play chess while being raised in a place where where most children don't know anything outside of their neighborhood.

It's a story that is truly both captivating and heartbreaking. 


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Monday

How Makeup Is Made Behind the Scenes | Avon Research & Development Lab

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