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The 30 Day Buy Nothing Challenge

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This is a topic I’ve been wanting to cover for a long time and since July starts tomorrow I’ve decided the time has come. 554 more words



Well, my plans for this shiny new blog have been put on hold for a bit this month due to a very pesky ankle injury! I had thought it was getting better but it actually seems to be getting worse so have been given strong painkillers and muscle relaxants and am under strict instructions to rest it. 465 more words

A Piece of the Puzzle

In considering how to best begin my “Buy Nothing” plan, a few thoughts and starting points have occurred to me.

A modestly simple change I’ve made is to unsubscribe from the barrage of promotional emails I regularly receive from websites, stores, magazine, groups, and any number of mythically persuasive sales based creatures. 289 more words

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Jumping Right In

In the spirit of accountability and openness, I want to put out in the internet world that I am undertaking a personal challenge in the first part of 2015. 384 more words

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One Week In: Challenges Thus Far

Who knew earlier when I had the Starbucks slip up, that wouldn’t be the worst of it?

Almost immediately after I hit submit, boom. I nearly got blind-sided by a TOMS clearance sale on Target.com (I mean, afterall, how often can I actually afford name brand shoes for my kids?) & then 88 cent cookie sheets at Walmart. 683 more words

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The Gift of Nothing

In April 2007, I read about The Compact – a group of friends in the USA who decided to make an agreement not to buy anything new for a year. 595 more words

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The First Buy Something Slip Up

It happened. I knew it was going to. I tried to deny it would, but I knew deep down I couldn’t keep up Buy Nothing Year for an… 779 more words

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