Monthly Archives: October 2006

Ooooops, I almost bought a car

I didn’t mean to go car shopping. Really, I didn’t. I fully recognize that purchasing a VEHICLE in the midst of a six month consumer-free experiment would be cheating just a bit. In all fairness, I didn’t list a car … Continue reading

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Overheard…

at my daughter’s gymnastics class today (for children ages 5-7, mind you): “Hey coach, I got an iPod Nano and $160 for my birthday.” Oh my.

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Halloween without shopping…spooky, indeed!

I love Halloween. Always have, always will. I love that it’s fall. I love that there is candy. I love that there are decorations. And I even love costumes. I’m not a big fan of dressing up as an adult, … Continue reading

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True Confessions

Okay, so this morning, I had to return something to Wal-Mart. And while there, I did a teeny, tiny bit of shopping. I decided that my old black workout pants that were holding on by a thread just had to … Continue reading

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Simple is as Simple Does

I’ve been thinking about the word “simple” a lot lately–and trying to figure out what it really means to me. I’m preparing a talk to give to a group at church about our consumer-free project and my sister loaned me … Continue reading

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Organizational Fantasy

Here’s a little ditty from my latest organizing newsletter, NeatFreak News: I’m going to let you in on one of my organizational fantasies. I dream of having a mudroom in my home complete with built-in cubbies for each member of … Continue reading

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Plethora

Thanks to my friend Yvonne for informing me about Florida filmmaker Victoria Jorgensen’s documentary, Plethora. I haven’t seen it yet (it’s not exactly NetFlix material), but based on the review I read, the film provides further evidence that we Americans … Continue reading

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