Tag Archives: expensive

recycle freecycle [day 246]

Freeycycle is the modern day dumpster diving, without having to touch a dumpster or trash can.  From the freecycle site: It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. … Continue reading

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the ridiculousness of cereal straws [day 239]

I told my kids I would let them buy a box of cereal straws if they promised to blog on the  ridiculousness of them.  They chose to do it, so I purchased the box of Oreo Funstix cereal straws for $3.50. … Continue reading

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airing my dirty laundry… and clean laundry [day 235]

I promised you dirty laundry, so here it is.  There’s actually more of it, but this is my basket.  My kids have one upstairs too.  So why an I showing you this?  I have no idea, other than it seemed … Continue reading

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keep walking… [day 224]

I recently found this at a thrift store.  I had no idea what it was, I had to look at it a bit.  It’s a doggie treadmill.  A revolutionary exercise system for dogs, to be exact.  This item, at a thrift store, … 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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sometimes I want to shop [day 217]

Sometimes I have a desire to shop.  Not because I need anything, but because I just feel like it.  Maybe it’s because I was raised that way or because it’s the cultural norm, or maybe because it’s human nature.  I don’t know exactly. I … Continue reading

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to buy or not to buy [day 167]

I promised my kids a movie and a trip to Game Stop yesterday.  They had their own money to spend on games and I paid for the movie.  Interesting lessons learned: New release days. Yesterday was the release date for … Continue reading

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slurpeevader [day 122]

Halloween is right around the corner.  It’s not even October yet and I’ve seen several houses that have already started decorating with the orange and black ghoulish accents.  Thinking ahead on halloween and my shopping challenge, I pondered the whole halloween event … Continue reading

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solar panel dilemma [day 87]

I had a great idea!  Solar panels on my house.  They have some great tax incentives, and with the energy savings, that has to be a great plan, right? I called to get some pricing and to see if my … Continue reading

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