Tag Archives: supplies

anything can be art with a little imagination [day 243]

My son made these cards, inspired by Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards.  The little gun is made from a pencil, a ticket, some tape, a camouflage band-aid and a pencil eraser.  A lot of detailed work went into making it.  All of the … Continue reading

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box tops for education [trashogram]

All of these box tops were in the junk drawer.  These have expiration dates on them, but this is only a 2 month supply, so they’re all good.  I sent them off to school this week. Even if you don’t … Continue reading

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labeled: TRASH [day 115]

Dumpster diving.  I have to say, I really love those two words together.  It never ceases to amaze me what retailers will throw away, expensive stuff, stuff that could be used elsewhere or repurposed.  The corporate blockheads force them to … Continue reading

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school supply update [day 83]

I was able to find a lot of supplies at thrift stores and I also pulled from the stuff we still have from last year.  Again, this was a lot of work.  I see why people just buy new stuff … Continue reading

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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

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cleaning the garage [day 62]

Let me start by saying I’m not posting a photo of my garage.  It would scare people.  I did decide to start cleaning it.  I do this process about once a year, but I’m pretty sure that the stuff is … 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 45 & 46 [how’s it really going?]

So 45 days into this, and how’s it really going?  I think it’s going well.  Here’s a few situations and challenges I’ve run across over the past couple of weeks. Superstores… 😦 Even though I can buy groceries and toiletries … Continue reading

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