Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nothing new?

While the economy is less than well, lets say, great. Thrift shops and garage sales are popping up on every corner and the more and more I realize there's really no need to buy anything brand new. I love to decorate and refinish thing and thrift shops can be quite fun. So I've been thinking maybe I'll spend a year buying everything used. While for some, not going shopping would be torture of epic proportions. But I'm really not a shopper and have always been fairly frugal. But I think I could learn a lot and really save some money by buying used items. 

You may ask yourself, why set this goal if you don't have a shopping problem? The answer is simple. I'm moving into my own place and have NOTHING at the moment. Just a few items I've picked up over time but still lots to be done. To furnish an apartment with nothing new is quite a challenge in my opinion. I'm still coming up with the guide lines for my nothing new challenge. i.e. I can still buy new underwear. But I think I'll start on March 1st. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

kid quote of the week:

Learning about the letter D:

Teacher: What are some things that start with the letter D?
Student: Donuts!
Teacher: That's right! and when do we eat donuts?
Student: After Church

Wednesday, February 2, 2011