Monthly Archives: November 2006

Could Oprah come calling?

I was just reading my favorite green tip site, Ideal Bite, (I know I mention them a lot…if you haven’t signed up for their free newsletter, what are you waiting for?), and what do you know, Oprah is looking for … Continue reading

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It’s Back, It’s “Better?”, It’s Baby Alive

For those who read my earlier post about Not So Amazing Amanda, you’ll be surprised (and horrified) to see me mention another piece of crap doll on my to-buy list. However, the “must have” toy for my five year old … Continue reading

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Another reason not to shop

Heads up women…in addition to being paid less than men, we shop more, meaning in the long run, we’ll have even less money! Jean Chatzky includes an excerpt from her book Make Money, Not Excuses in this week’s Time Magazine. … Continue reading

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Chin up

WARNING: Lack of shopping may bring about periods of low self-esteem and self-doubt. Side effects may include feelings of isolation, feeling sorry for oneself, and general whiney-ness. Symptoms are known to diminish after receipt of public affirmations via blog comments … Continue reading

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Am I a social outcast?

When we first started our consumer-free experiment WAY back in July, I felt pretty cool. People enjoyed hearing about it and I was often met with comments like “Wow, that’s so great, we should really do that!” People were reading … Continue reading

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Black Friday Avoidance

I love a bargain as much as the next gal (and perhaps even more so), but I’ve never, ever lined up at 5 am outside of Wal-Mart, Sears, Circuit City, or any other store on the day after Thanksgiving to … Continue reading

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Consumer-free at two great art shows: A survival guide

I managed to survive the temptation of both Piedmont Craftsmen AND the Winston-Salem Whimsical Women show without buying a thing. I can only thank uncomfortable shoes on Friday night for keeping me in my seat rather than browsing and buying. … Continue reading

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