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TYoR check-in and some more goals

Posted on: Friday, March 12th, 2010 in: Independence Days, The Compact, The Plastic Project, The Year of Responsibility, Voltron, food

Let’s take a trip in the way-back machine…in December I made some resolutions and had some ideas that I wanted to implement. Now it’s check in time. More appropriately, confessional time.
–less plastic.
I would say that I buy less items that are packaged in plastic. And I certainly have curbed my purchases of items made [...]

Warning: This post contains very angry ramblings and call for Financial Revolution

Posted on: Saturday, March 6th, 2010 in: The Compact, Voltron

I just found out yesterday that we can’t buy a house. We had one all picked out that was just right for us.
So I do realize that there is a reason for why we weren’t able to purchase the cutest. house. EVAR. I always tell myself that and I’m always right–there is a reason [...]

100th Post! The Compact, Days 22-28

Posted on: Sunday, February 28th, 2010 in: The Compact

Wow, I’ve posted something here on this little ole bloggie 100 times. Most people do that in well under a year….it’s taken me 2 years. Oh well. We all travel at our own pace.
As far as The Compact goes, I assure I bought nothing new this week. I had another massage for my IT band [...]

The Compact: Month 2, Days 15-21

Posted on: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 in: The Compact

Hello, Compactors or People who like to read about Compacting!
This was a good week. While Ryan and I strayed a little from our food and entertainment budget, we still managed to keep our money on lock-down. Again, we have to reserve a lot of our pay for our vacation next month. So apart from bills [...]

The Compact: Month 2, Days 8-14

Posted on: Saturday, February 20th, 2010 in: The Compact

Well, I don’t have much to report here. Ryan and I are in Super Saver Mode since we are going on vacation next month. The dog sitting business also slowed a bit this month so we cleared out our pantry and did a good job of not purchasing silly things. Here are the rather boring [...]

Sunday Confessional and Month 2 Days 1-7 of The Compact

Posted on: Sunday, February 7th, 2010 in: The Compact

Forgive me Compactors, for I have sinned (again). It has been some days since my last confession. *cough cough*
Okay, I bought some Chaco sandals. On Ebay. New in box for a screaming deal. I do need sandal-y footwear for my upcoming trip to Puerto Rico. I used to have a pair of Chacos, that I [...]

The Compact, Days 25-31

Posted on: Saturday, February 6th, 2010 in: The Compact

I stopped posting last week because I was dealing with a knee injury and was really depressed. Then my mom called and told me my grandma died. She was 95. It was difficult to be here, and not be able to go home. That was also depressing. Last week was not a good one.
Anyway, things [...]

The Compact, Days 18-24: I avoided my (old) downfall

Posted on: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 in: The Compact

I’m in the home stretch of The 31 Day Compact. I have resolved to go longer. How much longer, I am unsure. I don’t want to pick and date then just go back to my consumer-y ways. I think that this project will prevent me from going on a buying spree the day after I [...]

Monday Compact Confessional & Days 12-17

Posted on: Monday, January 18th, 2010 in: The Compact

Forgive me Compactors, for I have sinned. It has been, um, 28 years since my last confession. This being my first.
I bought something new. And expensive (for me, anyway). I bought some boots. Not needed winter boots, but badass, made in America by America’s oldest boot company boots. There is really no reason for this [...]

The Compact, Days 8-11

Posted on: Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 in: The Compact

The Compact is still going okay in the Baker-Ridge house. I think that it helps that we have: 1) a budget; 2) debt to pay off (goal); and 3) vacation goals. Knowing that every little bit we don’t spend on extra crap that will just take up space translates into more cash being applied to [...]