April Challenges

Somehow April appears to have turned into a ‘challenges’ month for me – albeit of the fun kind! I finally decided to participate in both Fat Mum Slim’s Photo a Day Challenge, and Fox in Flats Style Dare a Day Challenge, as well as the Simple Green Smoothie‘s 30 Day Challenge (kind-of!).

If you don’t know how the Fat Mum Slim and Fox in Flats Challenges work, basically each month both ladies release a daily challenge list which you then try and achieve and take a photo of each day. The photos can be posted on instagram, facebook, twitter or anywhere else really! I have been posting mine on instagram¬†each day, and occasionally on facebook as well, but thought I would share my first week here too!

Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day – Week 1

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| The Challenge | Play – Game of Thrones | Blue – Ring & Belt | A – Art (of the street variety)

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| This happened – Drinks at Section 8 | Something good – Karaoke night | Air – High in the Air | Dreamy – The Hotel Bed |

What I’m enjoying about this challenge is that it’s making me look around me more each day, trying to find a something to photograph that works with the days challenge – some days are easier than others! You can get involved using the hashtag #fmsphotoaday

Fox in Flats Style Dare A Day – Week 1

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| The Challenge | Arm Party of Bracelets | Sparkly Nail Polish | Pink Scarf |

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| Slick of Black Eyeliner | Hot Pink Lips | New Black Boots | Dress |

I’m really enjoying this challenge as some days it takes me right out of my comfort zone, and has had me pulling out things I barely wear (like scarves in general!) which is never a bad thing! Some of the days ahead could be very challenging – but that’s part of the fun! You can join the fun by using the hashtag #FoxInFlatsStyleDare

Simple Green Smoothies 30 Day Challenge

The Simple Green Smoothies Challenge is a bit different. The ladies behind the website send out a list of recipes each week, and a shopping list to follow. Due to the fact I get an organic box of fruit and veggies delivered and therefore can’t guarantee I will have the necessary ingredients I am not strictly following the challenge, but instead using it as a way to expand the variety of my morning breakfast smoothies by gaining inspiration through their recipes. I had been getting stuck in a bit of a rut and making the same thing most days, so this has been an excellent way to get new ideas, and I’m loving the new flavour combinations I have been trying!


Pineapple, Pear, Almond Milk & Spinach


Spinach, Pear, Banana, Ginger, Cinnamon & Coconut Water

What do you think about monthly challenges? Are you keen to give any of these a go?

2 Comments on April Challenges

  1. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    April 17, 2013 at 10:03 am (11 years ago)

    Ooh, both of those smoothies sound so good! I’ve been having green smoothies daily lately too, usually in the afternoon when I need a little energy boost.

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 24, 2013 at 5:26 pm (11 years ago)

      Green smoothies are so good for that aren’t they! I’m still trying to mix it up a little because there are so many possibilities it seems silly to get stuck drinking the same ones all the time (even if they are delicious!)


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