Tag Archives: community

light bulb! an idea or just simply for light [day 234]

My friend that had the flood finally got to move back into her house yesterday.  As I was helping, I noticed the old bathroom light fixture sitting in the trash, with all of the old light bulbs still in it. … Continue reading

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what retailers should you support? [day 222]

I found myself being irritated at the grocery store, stirring over the little yellow tags again.  (day 160… trained shopping monkeys)  Upon a very deliberate observation, I would guess 60% or more of the little yellow tags are ‘low price‘ … Continue reading

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jesus wallpaper, a rollerskate & the kitchen sink [day 157]

No, this is not random, just a collection of odd things we found yesterday…

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charitable marketing. yes or no? [day 129]

Is charitable marketing good?  I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately, as it’s a huge and fast-growing trend.  It works, but is it ethical and trustworthy? As David Frey wrote on frugalmarketing.com, “Many savvy small businesses are affiliating themselves … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 8 [borrowing & community redefined]

I put the “community” plan into action yesterday.  I borrowed a small hand shovel from my neighbor instead of buying one.  Now I can plan my Asian Jasmine (which I bought almost two weeks ago) and clean up my yard. … Continue reading

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mexico [day 3 & 4]

I’m leaving Mexico right now and what an incredible weekend.  Going to Casa Hogar Elim (and surrounding areas this time) is always incredible and I never want to leave.  Being there sheds a whole new light, well, maybe not new, … Continue reading

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