Tag Archives: ideas

the story of stuff [day 214]

I have an idea.  I know, no surprise… I stumbled upon this little video called The Story of Stuff.  It’s a little over 20 minutes long, but I watched the whole thing.  Before I get into the details here, take … 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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I’ve saved a lot of money, but that wasn’t why I did it [day 201]

I’m speaking tonight at Preston Trail Community Church, in the Financial Peace University class, about the “no retail” shopping challenge.  I didn’t start this to save money, but it did turn out to be a nice benefit.  Here’s a recap … Continue reading

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addiction? maybe… [day 168]

One of my favoriet scriptures is James 4:17. 17 Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. I have so many ideas in my head, many of which are goodwill ideas.  I … Continue reading

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imadomainnamehoarder.com [day 146]

I think I’m a hoarder.  I hoard domain names.  I love to .communicate on the web! I own 25 domain names, 4 of them belong to my friends and 2 belong to my kids.  I get ideas for blogs and … Continue reading

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toms shoes vs. bobs skechers. for real?! [day 141]

I would have loved to be in the brainstorming meeting when the Skechers people thought this was a good idea… Exactly copying Toms Shoes, marketing program and compassion program?  Why?  The compassion part is understandable if they are wanting to … Continue reading

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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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light bulb! [day 65]

We went to see Despicable Me the other night and loved it.  My kids and I try to get one good line from every movie, and then we pretty much wear it out.  Our line from this movie is “light … 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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