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Buy-Nothing Month Week 3 Update: Free finds and minimalist closets

For those of you who may be new here, here’s the premise for my month-long, spend-no-money challenge, as well as weeks 1 and 2. … 647 more words
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Buy-Nothing Month: Week 2 Updates!

If you’re just now joining us, feel free to check out my initial post about this challenge, as well as the Week 1 update.

Here we are, already halfway through the month of May!   688 more words


Buy-Nothing Month Week 1 Update: Bumps in the Road

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” -Woody Allen

My month-long challenge of buying nothing had a bang-up opening week. For starters, I went to the dentist for what should have been a quick follow-up visit (I had oral surgery last month), only to be told I needed ANOTHER surgery within the next few weeks!

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Buy Nothing Month Results!

Happy May!

April was a gorgeous month! A month full of 5Ks and getting the hang of biking to work. It was also a month of house projects. 942 more words


Embracing Thrift Part I

In my first year of college I lived with a family as a nanny and I got free rent. I worked two days a week in a bakery and got to eat lots of delicious free or nearly free food.   609 more words

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Here’s to stating the obvious…it’s the last week of April.

For some reason it feels like this months has gone by way too fast. So fast, I really haven’t thought about next month. 662 more words

Practicing Mindfulness

April’s theme is “things I would rather spend money on instead of _________________”. For me it’s student loans, which fits right in with goal #10 for 2016- become debt free! 359 more words