Tag Archives: new

when the inside of your house is colder than the inside of your refrigerator… [day 230]

Here in North Texas, we’re a little spoiled by the not-too-cold winter temperatures.  We get our once a year snowfall, but generally our low’s are still above freezing.  This was not so 2 days ago, when the low, including the … Continue reading

Posted in read the fine print, save $, the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

you know they’re good friends when they let you dive in their trash bin [day 189]

I was at my friend’s house finishing up a painting project when I noticed she had cleaned out the garage.  Upon opening the garage door, I also noticed a truck full of junk.  Now this is an invitation for me … Continue reading

Posted in ideas, the challenge, trashograms | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

to infiniti and beyond… [day 175]

I decided to take my 14 year old car in to be repaired, as it’s been 5 years since I’ve had any major work done to it.  Of course, I do keep up with the oil changes and regular maintenance items.  My … Continue reading

Posted in read the fine print, save $, the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

yes, I went to the mall [day 152]

I know!!  But I had a good reason!  Three actually… #1 – Friendship My friend Susan, who is a walking miracle and an awesome woman, can’t drive right now.  She had major surgery and is on a no driving restriction … Continue reading

Posted in excessable, read the fine print, the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

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

Posted in save $, the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“jodys”, my new line of shoes [day 142]

When I was image searching yesterday, I found this version of “Bobs”.  Now here’s a shoe that has a good reason to be called Bobs.  I wonder if Spongebob has a pair of these?  That would be no different than … Continue reading

Posted in the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

an ipad or an xbox 360? [day 119]

I went to the store yesterday… for my son.  My oldest lost his Gameboy charger and has been begging me for the past few days to take him to Game Stop so he could buy a new one.  He knew … Continue reading

Posted in ideas, the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

school supplies [day 72]

I found many supplies at the thrift store, but not everything I need yet.  It’s taking a really LONG time to try and find all of the stuff from last year, inventory it and see what we still need.  No … Continue reading

Posted in the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

what if nobody bought new stuff? [day 56]

“What if nobody bought new stuff?  What would happen to the economy?”  This was a question asked by Thom yesterday, and I might add, a very good one. First let me say that I appreciate the people that have enough … Continue reading

Posted in save $, the challenge, thrift store | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

the challenge: day 33 [should you buy new, used or not at all?]

My friend Ryan sent me this list of things you should never buy new, which also has a link to things you should never buy used.  I agree with most of it.  I got burned two years ago on buying … Continue reading

Posted in read the fine print, salvaged, save $, the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment