Monthly Archives: January 2007

and you thought the State of the Union was entertaining…

I just came across this SNL skit again and laughed till I cried. It wouldn’t be so funny if it weren’t so close to the truth…

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A woman obsessed

Perhaps the only thing more challenging than living without shopping for six months is living without Internet access for six days. My beloved iMac crashed (again!) and has been enjoying an extended stay at the Genius Bar at SouthPoint Mall. … Continue reading

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Consumer-free wrap up…the final tally

Our experiment in consumer-free living came to an end this past week. As promised, I’m going to offer our thoughts on living with less, what we learned, what we missed, how we cheated, how we’ve done in the past 7 … Continue reading

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A freebie…

If you live in the Triangle of North Carolina and want free organizing tips, please come out to the Barnes and Nobles at Streets at Southpoint mall this Saturday, January 13th at 1:00pm. I’ll be speaking, with my colleague Yvonne … Continue reading

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Six months down, a lifetime to go…

Our six month consumer free experiment is officially over today. Interestingly, I had three different people contact me today (2 by phone and 1 by email) to let me know that they, too, are embarking on a consumer free experiment … Continue reading

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Two days to go…

…and I feel like our consumer-free experiment is ending with a sigh. This Tuesday we’re technically finished with our six months of not shopping. I recently spoke with someone at Marketplace who is writing a story about sustainability and our … Continue reading

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New toys? What new toys?

Two days after Christmas, this is how I found our children: A truckload of new toys, and they’re fighting over who gets to climb in the box that our free, promotional grocery store luggage came in. Oh, and yes, that’s … Continue reading

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