Monthly Archives: December 2006

In 2007 I resolve to…

I’m not one to make a lot of New Years resolutions. Despite spending my days helping others with goal setting, time management and organization, I don’t always practice what I preach. I’m well aware that setting SMART (specific, measurable, action-oriented, … Continue reading

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Highlights from Christmas 2006

Our kids had a ball on Christmas morning. When it was all said and done, it looked like we had a HUGE Christmas. I’d love to tell you that it only seemed big because we’ve been living the simple life … Continue reading

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Coming clean about Christmas

Kind of like ripping off a band-aid, I decided to cram all of my Christmas shopping into two quick, consumer-crazy trips. And let me tell you, when I’ve had 3 cups of coffee, I can get a ridiculous amount of … Continue reading

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Going green isn’t just for tree huggers anymore

For all of those red blooded Americans who think going green is a bit sissy or “vaguely French,” check out this Tom Friedman clip from earlier this year.

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Playroom Organization 101

I just spent my evening cleaning out our playroom in anticipation of all the shiny new stuff that is about to move in. Despite our well-intentioned efforts to scale back and simplify Christmas this year, I know that BiBi has … Continue reading

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Final stretch…

We’re entering our final month of consumer-free living. I’ve spent a lot of time lately asking myself “what’s next?” Will I return to the old Perri on January 10th? Will I shop till I drop? Will I emerge on the … Continue reading

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Buddha on the Brain

In the midst of the Christmas craziness, my friend Gretchen gave me a book called “100 Ways to Keep Your Soul Alive” and in it, I happened upon this: “Great trouble comes from not knowing what is enough. Great conflict … Continue reading

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