the do without month of January & a W.I.P.

Recently Drew & I began discussing the world’s need to cut back. Not just them, but us too–for sure. We are JUST as guilty as anyone. We get drive through coffee when we’re too lazy to make our own. We swing into Target for groceries & leave with toys. We get bored and visit REI…surely there’s a better way to pass the time. So, for January, no unhomemade lattes, or even going out to eat. Groceries & necessities only for 1 month. No movie theaters, un-free parks, or random day trips.

Plus, we should save. Anyway, we ARE coming up with resourceful ways to spend our time/money & are tightening our reigns on frivalities. (do you understand that word)?

So…what picture can I include to demonstrate this? Well, a while back I mentioned something on my to-do list–a braided rag rug. Today Naomi & I began this project.
hot to make a rag rug
  1. gather rags (like these sheets with holes given to us as a wedding present–soooo soft).
  2. Measure 3 inches & snip.
  3. Rip.
rag rug

or assign the task to a willing assistant.
Here is what we have now:
braided rug
This commitment to not consume is in response to the One Small Change Project going on here. Join in!


  • Melissa Posted January 5, 2010 12:14 am

    It's going to take forever but it is going to be so cool! I would love to make one for our playroom someday. Keep us updated on your progress!

  • torahmama Posted January 5, 2010 2:21 pm

    Guess we can't meet for lunch then huh? 😉

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