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use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
USED UP / WORN OUT
  • Second to last mason jar candle
  • Threw out one of my MOST worn out, unflattering, stained t-shirts


Pick up 50 pieces of litter
1/50

Something that has struck me about this Malaysian airline disaster is how much trash is in the ocean. Today I picked up a cookie wrapper in the parking lot on my way to the dumpster.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
DO WITHOUT / USED UP

I have been trying to get better at being able to just get rid of things if I know I won’t use them. I was able to throw out the rest of the travel shampoo I had from Italy that was just sitting in my shower. No one was going to use it and I kept having to move it to clean the tub. I also went to the dentist this week and got rid of the mini toothpaste they give out since it is always a hassle to use it. I also threw out my deodorant since it was nearing the end and it was going to break off at any moment. I used up the rest of a container of Clorox wipes to clean. From now on I won’t be recording this stuff because I use the same things over and over again and there is no chance they will just be sitting in my cupboard.

I have a few items of clothing I am ready to toss (worn out) but I just can’t. I don’t know why we get so attached to things. I stained my favorite shirt yesterday and it didn’t come out. I know I won’t be wearing it again because the stain is large…but I’m still hanging on to the shirt. Why?!



Make the most of my 20's (read all 25 entries…)
1,338 days left

I did a countdown and realized I have 1,338 days left of my 20s. I really feel that I have made the most of this decade. I have done a ton of traveling, am almost finished with my education, and am working toward the future I want in my 30s and the rest of my life.

My friend and I got tickets to see Oprah and Liz Gilbert when they come in September. This will be an exciting weekend!



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
DO WITHOUT

Sold three of my Bath and Body Works gift cards for about the amount they were worth. I hate their retun policy which is if you pay PayPal you only get a gift card back. At least I got the money back.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
USED UP
  • Bath and Body Works Soap
  • Deoderant
  • Mango Soap (so many of these left to use up)
  • Huge shampoo
  • Toothpaste


Donate my hair to Locks of Love (read all 2 entries…)
Just a bit longer

My hair is the longest it has ever been. Some days I want to keep it longer because I’ve become attached to it, but other days I can’t wait to chop it off. It becomes tangled very easily and I’m always fighting knots. I’m due for a trim soon so hopefully I only have another month or two.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
USED UP / DO WITHOUT
  • Used up the last of my mini candles…no more left
  • Used up my last big candle
  • Donated a pair of jeans that I bought on Ebay that never quite fit right
  • Used up one of my mango soaps from The Body Shop


Go on an African Safari (read all 2 entries…)
83 days to go

I got my shots today and Malarone pills. The nurse liked me so much she gave me a ton of discounts (including only charging me 1/2 for her services). I ended up spending only half of what I thought I would ($280) which is not bad at all considering my insurance covered a lot of the cost of the medication. I spoke to the company yesterday and they say so far the tour will run as long as nothing dangerous happens there. I am a little nervous because of the Yellow Fever shortage I was unable to get it. But if my layover isn’t in Zimbabwe I won’t need it. I will continue to keep my fingers crossed!



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
WORN OUT / USED UP

I finally threw out these shoes. One of my favorite pair I’ve ever owned but the backing wore out. Last time I wore them my feet were soaking wet from them leaking.

Sal used up all my Nexus conditioner because he really likes it.



become a social worker
New Internship!

I landed a new internship starting in September at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care. I am incredibly excited for the opportunity. It is going to be an amazing experience and wonderful for my career.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
USED UP / DO WITHOUT
  • I listed my $73 Bath and Body Works gift card on Ebay because I would much rather have the money for my travel fund. Right now the bid is up to $65 which I am super happy about.
  • Used up two more of my mini candles and only have one left. Won’t buy these again I will just invest in the big ones in my scent ever comes back.


use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
WORN OUT / USED UP

I wore these shoes for about three years and took them with me to New York City and Italy. The shoes were never comfortable, never had any support, and really hurt my feet badly. More for fashion than anything else. In Italy the sides of them cracked. I really love these shoes because they are slip on and so match anything, but they are awful. I tried to wear them today and yesterday walking in the mall and I couldn’t stand it. I threw them out today after one last attempt. Just weren’t worth the $45 even if they lasted three years.

I also used up all our antacid tablets. Time to stop eating so much spicy food!

Lastly, I wore out my nice pedicure beauty tool from The Body Shop. This was highly worth it for $2.50. I bought another one.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
USED UP / DO WITHOUT

I used up this candle and returned the other two I had in this scent. The candle doesn’t smell like anything to me and I burned the entire thing over the last few weeks. I guess the real diamond in the rough is the raspberry peach macaroon candle. Maybe I’m still not a candle girl at all…I just found something I really enjoy that was a one time deal.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
USED UP / WORN OUT / DO WITHOUT
  • A beach bag that I never really cared for – donated
  • A shirt that I didn’t care for – donated
  • A cardigan that I loved but could never find anything to match – returned
  • Used up blueberries in the fridge to make pancakes
  • Used up the steak seasoning


Go on an African Safari (read all 2 entries…)
102 days to go

I have so much to do before I go to South Africa. I have an appointment to get the rest of my shots in a few weeks which is going to cost a ton of money since insurance doesn’t cover travel vaccines. I am also nervous because the tour may be in danger of not running due to low enrollment. I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out but am going to go ahead and prepare to go.



Make the most of my 20's (read all 25 entries…)
Italy Vol. 2

I didn’t get much of a chance to post but I had a wonderful time in Italy. My friend and I got along very well and there was no bad moments. We ended up taking a day trip to Venice which was amazing. I actually got to eat at the same restaurant where I had the best meal of my life, and it was just as fantastic as I remember. Florence was also beautiful but nothing compared to Rome. I managed to see everything I missed the first time. I am so happy that I went back to Italy. It really is my favorite place I have ever traveled. If I hadn’t gone back I would have regretted it for the rest of my life.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
USED UP / WORN OUT
  • Candle
  • Toothbrush


use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
A splurge

I bought two of these tonight for our kitchen and bathroom cabinets which were an absolute disaster. They made such a big difference I am happy I spent the money. I was going to buy more sponges tonight but I found an unopened pack in my cabinet! These will make it easier to see what’s in the cabinets and stay organized so I can check before I buy more.



use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 152 entries…)
USED UP
  • Bath and Body Works soap. I prefer the foaming soap to the beads. Wouldn’t buy this again.
  • Chapstick
  • Clorox Cleanup – won’t buy this again either


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