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The Hundred Pound Life

Could you reduce the trappings of your life to 100 pounds and two suitcases? Sounds like a tall order, indeed! Read on for more about the hundred pound life.

  • September 27
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Shopping: Drug of Choice for the Masses?

Does shopping really make everything better? Is our consumer economy sustainable? You be the judge and weigh in with your experiences and opinions.


Lessons from a Happy Closet ala Audrey: Round Two

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Our blogger still aspires to simplify her wardrobe ala Audrey Hepburn’s classic style. Progress is happening, but even this aspect of “closet” stewardship is more process than destination.

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Be Ye Neither Hot nor Cold—Just Air-Conditioned!

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Summertime…and the living is, well hot and humid. Instead of cranking the AC a few degrees cooler, our blogger is turning the thermostat up and considering the impact of being cool on the planet and her neighbors.


Minimalist VBS?

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Does VBS have to be a costly, lavish production in order to share God’s love and pass on the faith? No way! Try a Minimalist’s VBS, and you will be pleasantly surprised.


Dis-attachment: Lessons from a 20 pound Puppy with Separation Anxiety

A cosmic canine caper causes our blogger to rethink her attachment to possessions. Read on to find out how the dog ate, among other things, the couch, a shoe, clothes, stuffed animals, and organic cotton sheets.


SNAP to it Food Stamp Challenge–Day 29

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Only one more day left for the SNAP to it Food Stamp Challenge, and our blogger is feeling a little food stamp fatigue and a whole lot of gratitude when everything is put into perspective. Do you what the average income is worldwide? Read on to find out.


SNAP to it Food Stamp Challenge–Day 28

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SNAP to it Food Stamp Challenge–Day 28
Our blogger is thinking about all the leftovers in her fridge, so today she shares some of her favorite ways to help the hungry and one really good book!


SNAP to it Food Stamp Challenge–Day 27

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Did she really go dumpster diving? See what our blogger’s been up to now and what she’s learned about food waste, repurposing, and freegans.


SNAP to it Food Stamp Challenge–Day 26

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On day 26 of the SNAP Challenge, our blogger tries to be a good kitchen steward by salvaging black bean burger goop and looks to John Candy for a food repair laugh.