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shopaholics are cute :) [day 213]

I had to go to the grocery store for a couple of things, and as I was walking through the store, I found something that seemed a little off.  Shopaholic wine glasses.  Cute, right?  Not so much.  The definition of … Continue reading

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what frugal geeks do with a spare 15 minutes [day 205]

In a creative-type job, if you have an extra 15 minutes, that’s just play time.  It’s not enough time to start a project, because in 14 minutes, you would just be getting into your creative zone, then have to stop. … Continue reading

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robinhood is good, homeLESS, organized hoarders and more… [day 200]

Is 200 a milestone in the challenge?  No, it’s just a nice, round, even number.  I remember my mom pumping gas into the car when I was little and she always rounded it up to a full dollar amount, even … Continue reading

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did OJ really do it? maybe wikileaks has a document on that… [day 190]

There have been many days I have been called an activist.  I never really thought of myself that way until a couple of years ago.  Maybe I’m just getting old and cranky?  Could happen.  I do get overly passionate about … Continue reading

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bad design [day 126]

Yes, I’m a fan of apple products.  In the graphics world, their products are far superior and much more dependable than PC’s.  With one exception.  Power cords.  My G4 Powerbook went to my kids after almost 5 years.  It still … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 51 [from a kid’s perspective]

Doing this challenge, my kids seem to have more money too.  Just yesterday, Cole paid Joe to clean his room.  You know, if his room gets clean and that’s how he wants to spend his money, I’m good with it. … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 44 [good buy, bad buy]

I made a purchase.  It was within my guidelines of “it must be used or come from a thrift store”, but let me confess, I didn’t need it.  Here’s the short story… Once upon a time, many years ago, a … Continue reading

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recycling the recycling conversation [day 19 & 20]

On day 14 of the challenge, I blogged about a recycling program I set up at our church building.  I have received some emails about my “free recycling program”, challenging me with the question, “Is it ethical?” Let me start … Continue reading

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