Tag Archives: need

2 stores in store [day 228]

I had to go to 2 stores for work yesterday.  I needed a frame, a mat board and to have 1 photo printed.  I decided to go to Aaron Brothers for the frame and mat board, because in January, they … 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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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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helping the homeless stay warm [day 194]

Thanksgiving day, we brought many coats and blankets to Dallas to pass out to the homeless people living there, trying to stay warm.  Even though there was a lot of food, many said they had already eaten, as everyone gives … Continue reading

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a new outfit [day 147]

I will be leading a breakout session today at ministryCOM, a church communications conference.   I like to dress comfortable, and I usually do without a second thought.  So why did I feel the need to try on everything in … 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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what is it? [day 78]

You know, there’s just not a lot to blog on with the no shopping challenge.  So how is it going?  Really well.  I guess I don’t like to shop too much.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had my days of … Continue reading

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life without a remote [day 50]

Our Nikon D5000 camera was our family gift a few months ago.  It was an open box deal at Best Buy and I got  screaming deal on it.  The only problem?  All of my Nikon accessories don’t work with this … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 40 [field trip: grover’s abacus]

Today is my field trip with Dave!  We’re going to the local hardware store, also known as Grover’s.  Okay, so I’m a little odd, but this place looked so awesome when we drove by. Now I know I’m not shopping … Continue reading

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the challenge [day 1]

Day one of any long time period challenge is more of a normal time than a reality check of the radical decision you just committed to.  I decided to do this challenge very early in the morning, which is the … Continue reading

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