Tag Archives: repurpose

recycle your electronics for good [day 238]

I saw this recycling box at the local camera shop.  No, I wasn’t shopping, I had to go there for work.  I was surprised to see the red dot that says, “10% of proceeds will go to charity”.  10%?  There … Continue reading

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robinhood is good, homeLESS, organized hoarders and more… [day 200]

Is 200 a milestone in the challenge?  No, it’s just a nice, round, even number.  I remember my mom pumping gas into the car when I was little and she always rounded it up to a full dollar amount, even … Continue reading

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what do you do with broken stuff? [day 196]

At work this week, someone dropped and broke our cordless drill.  Accidents happen, and we had to buy a new drill.  Right after that, the tape measure wouldn’t retract back into the case.  So what do you do with these … Continue reading

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no what??!! yes, that’s what I said, know what! [day 178]

Thanksgiving day will be day 183 of no retail shopping, marking the one-half  year point in my challenge.  Along with a recap of what I’ve learned so far, I’ll have a 1/2 year celebration surprise challenge, adding it on to … Continue reading

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stuff(ing) [day 164]

I stumbled upon this photo while doing some research on recycling.  A design student created it, a plastic chair form and you stuff it with recycled, or in the case, reused stuff(ing).  According to the info given, he got a … Continue reading

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ask the chickens, maybe they know [day 162]

Last night at dinner, I was having a conversation about not being wasteful, mostly with food, but really anything else.  In efforts to not be wasteful, the conversation quickly lead to the subject of expiration dates. Expiration dates are helpful … Continue reading

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global-give-green, an exercise in repurposed art [day 139]

These small pieces of art are made on painted MDF panels that were about to be thrown in the trash.  The words are cut out of magazines, the leftover magazine skeletons went to the recycling bin.  Most of the paint … Continue reading

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crazy idea or inexpensive and fun? [day 136]

Back on day 103, my friend across the street called asking for some ideas about painting her kids bathroom.  I’m sure Diane is thinking… *note to self*, don’t ask Jody a decorating question unless you want to remodel your entire … Continue reading

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back to school [day 58]

Houston, we have a prob… challenge.  It’s time to buy school supplies.  The boys dad is buying their new shoes, which is good, because I have had a difficult time finding used ones for them.  I suppose it would be … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 14 [free recycling]

I haven’t had any shopping challenges over the past few days, but I did figure out how to do some recycling at the church… for free.  Churches are considered a business and fall under the commercial recycling programs.  At my … Continue reading

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