TAKE THE CHALLENGE

AFTER THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, OUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS SEEM TO DRIFT AWAY. RECENTLY, I BECAME AN INTERN WITH THE SOUTHCOAST ENERGY CHALLENGE AND I WAS REMINDED OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ACHIEVING A GOAL. SOME RESOLUTIONS I MADE IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR WAS TO LEARN HOW TO MANAGE TIME AND MONEY AND AS THE MOTHER OF A 6YR OLD, MY LIFE GETS PRETTY BUSY AND I AM ALWAYS ON TOP OF FINDING THE RIGHT SOLUTION QUICK AND ON A BUDGET! AND THE CHALLENGE IS TO MAKE IT A HABIT. I BELIEVE THAT BASICS SOMETIMES HELPS YOU THROUGH THE DAY AND HELPS YOU SAVE THE DAY!

SIMPLE RECIPES LIKE THE FOLLOWING MAKE IT EASIER TO MAINTAIN A GOAL, SAVE TIME, MONEY AND MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD WHILE DOING GOOD!

  • SUPER CLEANER – 4 INGREDIENTS, MANY POSSIBILITIES.

– ½ CUP OF VINEGAR

– ¼ CUP OF BAKING SODA

– ½ TSP OF DAWN DISH SOAP

– ½ CUP CITRUS VINEGAR (PEELS OF ORANGE, LIME OR LEMON KEPT IN A SMALL MASON JAR FILLED WITH VINEGAR)

o   MIX ALL INGREDIENTS IN A SPRAY BOTTLE AND SPRAY ON ALL COUNTER TOPS, SINKS, BATHROOM, MOP YOUR FLOOR, CLEAN WINDOWS, TV, ETC. FOR BEST RESULTS WARM THE VINEGAR FOR 30 SECS TO ACTIVATE ITS POWERFUL POWER! (SOME FIZZING WHEN THE BAKING SODA IS ADDED.)

 

·         DIY LAUNDRY DETERGENT – EASY, CHEAP AND WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS BEFORE?

– 1 SMALL OXI CLEAN BOTTLE

– 1 BOX OF BORAX

– 1 BOX OF BAKING SODA

– 1 GRATED NAPA BAR SOAP

o   MIX THESE INGREDIENTS ONCE AND USE THEM FOR OVER 3 MONTHS, STORE IN AIR TIGHT CONTAINER IN A DARK PLACE. WHITES COME OUR BRIGHT WHITE WITH COLD WATER AND CLOTHES SMELL FRESH!

 

·         WEDNESDAY DINNER SAVER – A QUICK MEAL THAT GETS ME OVER THE WEEK’S HUMP.

– 1 PCKG OF SOFT TORTILLAS

– 1 PCKG OF MOZZARELLA SHREDDED CHEESE

– 1 CUP OF ROTISSERIE SHREDDED CHICKEN

– 1 SLICED AVOCADO

– GREEK YOGURT DRESSING (SALT, PEPPER, SMOKED PAPRIKA)

o   SAVORY AND QUICK DINNER AND CAN BE EASILY REPLACED WITH OTHER INGREDIENTS, SUCH AS PULLED PORK & BBQ, CHICKEN BUFFALO, ONION PEPPER AND TOMATO,ETC

LIFE CAN BE EASY OR DIFFICULT BUT IT IS UP TO YOU TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE AND FIND OUT!

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

    IT IS LACK OF FAITH THAT MAKES PEOPLE AFRAID OF MEETING CHALLENGES, AND I BELIEVE IN MYSELF  –  MUHAMMAD ALI

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