Tag Archives: recycling

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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cool art made from junk mail [day 207]

I got an awesome little gift a few days ago, unexpected and very much related to trash society.  The gift?  An origami box with a photo album inside, all made with junk mail and paper stuff from the recycling bin.  Check it out…

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things I just don’t get [day 192]

Let me just say, before you read my list of things I don’t get, that there’s a purpose behind this list.  That purpose is something I say regularly.  Just think about what you’re buying and what you’re doing.  Your actions … Continue reading

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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

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at the mall??!!? [day 88]

I went to the mall… yeah, but it was to eat lunch with a friend.  We ate at Potbelly’s, which is really good!  It made me happy because they recycle there.  I must have a thing for trash since we … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 51 [from a kid’s perspective]

Doing this challenge, my kids seem to have more money too.  Just yesterday, Cole paid Joe to clean his room.  You know, if his room gets clean and that’s how he wants to spend his money, I’m good with it. … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 41 [an island of green… bags]

I got to tour a private island yesterday.  The owners are really wonderful people and the island is absolutely beautiful.  After seeing the rocks, the landscape, the ocean views and the beach, if I had to guess at what I … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 34 [digital hoarders and dead computers]

I just realized something yesterday, not only do I have some hoarding tendencies, I’m clearly a digital hoarder.  I save all of my files, even the ones I know I will never use again.  I have several binders filled with … 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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sports, borrowing & recycling [day 15 & 16]

I’m going to play racquetball this morning, and I just realized I’m down to one ball.  Last time I played, the ball split in half.  Now I’m quite sure this is not attributed to my incredible upper body strength, but … Continue reading

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