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a 25¢ lesson cost me hundreds [day 241]

Yes, I made a judgement call based on 25¢, a quarter I thought I would loose.  Listening to some bad advice, I decided not to try a new grocery store in my area, a store that opened over a year … Continue reading

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the clothing experiment update [day 237]

Here’s the experiment.  I decided to reduce my wardrobe by 50%.  I also threw out a mini-challenge.  Take 25 pieces of clothing from your closet, place them in a box or plastic tote.  Put it away for a month and … Continue reading

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the green machine [day 223]

I’m really not sure exactly how much money I’ve saved doing this challenge, as I haven’t tracked it, however I know it’s a substantial amount.  I have no debt, I’m not always broke and comparing my finances to last year, … Continue reading

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let’s move in together [day 220]

I went to the movies on Christmas day and saw the movie How Do You Know.  I don’t do chick-flicks and the way I ended up at this movie was a text message gone wrong.  It wasn’t horrible, but it’s … Continue reading

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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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what would I buy today… if I could? [day 218]

Some setting materials for the pile of slate in my driveway.  I can make two countertops and finish my patio. Some gray paint. Caulk and wood filler.  (I got liquid nails for Christmas!!  Thanks Lloyd and Susan!) A modern bathroom … Continue reading

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my kids are okay with it [day 215]

Here’s the answer to the big question, “Were your kids okay with this no retail shopping Christmas?” Yes. I’m very proud of them.  I’m imposing some of my challenge on them, but just by the stuff I get for them. … 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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