a really super awesome sugar scrub.
then I took a really super awesome shower.
I put sugar(obviously), some lavender stuff, vitamin E, and some bach flower essences. :)
Next time I want to put in some different things. I made a very small amount this time since I was just trying it out. I want to have some sugar that is “in the raw” so-to-speak. So it is a little bit more coarse.
I also picked up knitting recently! I love knit socks. I want to make a bunch. woooo-hoooo 3 years ago
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a really super awesome sugar scrub.
I’ve started making my owns soaps and salt scrubs and now when I run out of shampoo or lotion I’m just going to make it myself! It’s less expensive and I get to pick and choose exactly what is going into my product! Plus it’s fun :) 4 years ago
mostly because this will help with my goal of eliminating my credit card debt. i have a fairly serious shopping addiction and sometimes when i go to the mall i will look for things to buy if i don’t have anything specific in mind.
i worked retail for several years and i know how they operate. when i worked for icing and sam goody we were told to add on add on add on and you can get in serious trouble if you don’t make those quotas. i always hated having to do that because when i walk into a store i don’t want people pressuring me to buy things i don’t want or need.
the baskets we handed out at icing were to make people forget how much they had in their hands so that they would buy more. the cashwrap is set up so that you can see smaller items that could be impulse buys (purchase with purchase). loyalty cards so that you won’t buy cd’s elsewhere because you get points if you buy them here. etc. etc.
everything is set up to get people to buy more regardless of what they actually NEED. and that is what i want to focus on. only buying things i actually NEED or really want.
so my plan is to pay off all my bills first the instant i get paid and budget what remains. from now on i won’t buy anything that is not on my shopping list. if i think about it for a two weeks and still really want it and think it’s worth it and have the money THEN i can buy it. 4 years ago
I am way less of a consumer than I used to be. Sociology kind of does that to you. Once you realize how much you consume effects everyone else then your heart breaks. I drive only to places I can’t bike within an hour. I only buy food and clothes that I need. I wish I didn’t have to use so much gas but my job is 20 mins. away by the freeway. 4 years ago
I am going to Indianapolis tomorrow. Let’s see how little I can consume. I took out $20 in cash for 4 meals and maybe a coffee in the morning. 5 years ago
It is way easier to be less of a consumer when you are poor. I haven’t been eating Chipotle as much. I have taken use of my library card that I currently have. Tonight I’m packing my lunch for tomorrow. I will be honest though, I have been buying lots of clothes lately. I don’t really need them but I do need them. Mine from last year don’t fit anymore. 5 years ago
One of the problems with life in the US, I think, is that our world is consumerist. This causes problems in the environment, as we buy things that must be shipped only to throw them away or stuff them in a closet and forget about them. It also causes problems in society, as we work to get more stuff to consume. Americans work long hours to buy the things we are supposed to want. Then, because we’re working all the time, we have impoverished inner lives, little time with family, and a loss of a spiritual center. It also, I think, causes humanitarian problems, as people in developing countries work in unfair and unhealthy conditions for little pay to produce cheap goods so we can buy more and get good prices.
For me, this is a moral issue. Sadly, when we’re born into a culture of consumerism, it’s a radical change to resist buying and acquiring. I want to resist and instead use my energy to engage in community in some meaningful way—or just do a lot of knitting and read a lot of good books that I get from the library. 6 years ago