Tag Archives: books

new year’s resolutions [day 219]

I don’t have any resolutions for the new year.  I’m doing the no shopping challenge, I’m getting a lot of things done in my house and I’m doing most of the things I want/need to be doing.  One thing I … Continue reading

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A post Christmas story of be longing [flashback]

This was written 4 days after Christmas last year on my blog iembracechaos.com. What is out of the ordinary?  Choosing to help others and live differently in a way that changes life as we know it.  My kids really didn’t … Continue reading

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returns [day 212]

It’s the day after Christmas, the day where everyone returns the gifts they don’t want.  I gave myself a Christmas gift yesterday, and that gift was to take a day off of blogging.  I’m a couple of days behind and … Continue reading

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white elephant gifts [day 209]

As usual, I had to look up some information on this.  The white elephant gift exchange is defined on Wikipedia like this: A white elephant gift exchange is a popular holiday party game found primarily in North America. It has many variations in … Continue reading

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used book and trinket gifts [day 208]

A couple of years ago, they started the “360 feedback” process at work.  I’m a fan of it if people use it correctly, but I don’t want to wait until the end of the year to get zapped for something … Continue reading

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what are you getting your kids for Christmas if you can’t retail shop? [day 204]

I’ve been asked a lot, “…what are you getting your kids for Christmas if you can’t shop?”  Here’s the answer you’ve all been waiting for.  I can shop, it just has to be pre-owned things, so here’s the plan. Half … Continue reading

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AWESOME dumpster diving video! [day 199]

This video was created for a school project by a student at the Clarion University of Pennsylvania for a Physics of Energy and the Environment class.  It’s a wonderful video on the how-to’s of dumpster diving with some alarming statistics.  Check … Continue reading

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no electronics [day 80]

I’m doing no electronics for 3 days.  No computer, no phone, no camera (that’s the hardest) and no plug in stuff. 3 days of books and art supplies.  🙂  See you in three days!

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books, books and more books [day 30]

I worked most of day 30, so there was no time to think about shopping, even if I had wanted to.  Day 31 was a little bit different. I had bags of clothing and toys from a few days ago … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 11 [shopping, parties & second-hand stuff]

Still no desire to shop… although it has only been 11 days.  The nice thing about this is that I have a little bit more money in my account than I usually do.  Not a lot, but a noticeable amount. … Continue reading

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