Tag Archives: retail

A post Christmas story of be longing [flashback]

This was written 4 days after Christmas last year on my blog iembracechaos.com. What is out of the ordinary?  Choosing to help others and live differently in a way that changes life as we know it.  My kids really didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in excessable, flashback | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BLACK FRIDAY: the video [day 185]

Any other day of the year, no retailer would allow you to walk around their store with a camera around your neck, they would stop you and make you put it away.  On black friday, that’s not the case.  With … Continue reading

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

half way! [day 183]

Today maks the half way point for the no retail shopping challenge!  It’s hard to believe it’s been one half of a year already, but it also feels like I have a long way to go.  Today is Thanksgiving, and … Continue reading

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

challenging the challenge [day 144]

Yes, I did it. I went into a retail store. It was Marshalls, and I went because I was asked to help pick out a tie and a shirt. Just for the record, we did look at the thrift store … Continue reading

Posted in excessable, save $, the challenge, thrift store | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

clean up in aisle 27 [day 111]

I didn’t really have any shopping challenges yesterday.  I think this might qualify for my most boring update.  🙂 I did have to shop at the grocery store yesterday.  It’s retail shopping no matter how you look at it.  The … Continue reading

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

thrift store vs. retail [day 54]

I decided to go to the thrift store yesterday.  I was hoping to find some shoes and shorts for the boys.  I made them look for shorts individually, which did not go well until I forced them t do it … Continue reading

Posted in the challenge, thrift store | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

the challenge: day 52 [iSticker… iDitched it]

iDecided to take the Apple logo off the back of my car.  iWent outside after church, going to my car and saw a guy taking a photo of the sticker on the back of my car.  It made me think … Continue reading

Posted in excessable, the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

questions about the challenge.

I had some questions posted on my blog from my friends about the details of the challenge.  I’m going to attempt to answer them, although I’m not sure I’ve thought of everything, you know, like the batteries.  (day 2) The … Continue reading

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

the challenge

I have been reading many books lately about poverty and homelessness.  Among those are Under the Overpass, Trolls and Truth and Irresistible Revolution.  I have a long list of other books that I have on my reading list, but one at a time. … Continue reading

Posted in excessable, the challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments