Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dottie Angel Challenge

Today, I've decided to try something crazy.

I've decided to join dottie angel in her amazing and scary challenge.

I am committing to buy only handcrafted or secondhand goods for my home or my closet for 1 year. I'm also adding my 4 children to the challenge. They have so many clothes right now. I can mend, thrift, get creative, and do what I need to do to make sure nobody goes naked.

As I am typing this, I'm really considering how challenging this could be. I'm thinking: what about Christmas? I guess that can be handmade. My kids have too many toys and things anyway. Spencer's birthday on Friday. I don't have presents bought for that yet.

So here are my exceptions. I'm starting TODAY. But, I don't have time to get creative and make Spencer something for his birthday, so I'm going to make that my exception (unless I have some great idea before Friday). The other exception is, of course, any underclothing that may need to be purchased. Oh yeah, and diapers. I won't do cloth diapers. I just won't. Sorry. And the store isn't included in this challenge. I need supplies and can't get them second hand.

I will update my blog whenever anything worth mentioning comes up with this challenge. Wish me luck!



  1. Hi - I'm in too! My boys are almost totally thrifted anyway, if you know what I mean, so I guess they'll be part of the challenge without even noticing it... they did have some really good, easy, non-offensive cloth nappies way back when, but I guess you know all there is to know about cloth nappies and have made up your mind, so I'll shut up.

  2. Thought I would stop in and say hello to a fellow challenger. Good luck and have fun!

  3. WOW what a great idea! Best wishes and good luck on your challenge.

  4. I'm in as well:) Good luck! Love your blog. I'll check back often.

  5. Just another challenger (challengee?) dropping in to say hello, and good luck! It's very brave of you to include all your children, too, and I look forward to reading about your progress!

    Pomona x

  6. Hi I'm doing the challenge too. I have become a follower so I will definetley be dropping back in.


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