Tag Archives: thrift

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

I bought a bunch of stuff [day 127]

I went to the thrift store a couple of days ago.  I really didn’t need anything but winter coats for my boys, but I was also kind of looking for a chair for my kids loft room.  I bought the … Continue reading

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

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

Posted in read the fine print, save $, the challenge, thrift store | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 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 32 [dumpster diving]

I have taken dumpster diving to a whole new level.  I was leaving church after work and happened to glance over at the dumpster.  Sitting right on top were 6 really nice sofa/chair cushions!  I’m not talking about those cheap … Continue reading

Posted in dumpster diving, the challenge, thrift store | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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