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The ComPact is a commitment to simplify, pare down, streamline. It began as a way to gain some control over our collections of beauty products. Why were we amassing so much, yet not using what we were buying? Why were we always searching for the next new product? Why couldn't we just find what worked for us and stick with it?

 

The ComPact, however, is not restricted to beauty items. If you have a collection you want to address, do it here. Choose an area you want to work on, and track your progress on the ComPact thread. Members will offer tips and encouragement.

 

Choose one of our many mantras (“One by one until they’re done!” “We are SPAHHHRRRTAN!!!” “Not until you really have to.” “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” “Resist the propaganda.” "If it's high, I don't buy!" “When in doubt, do without!” “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” “Shoplighters of the World Unite!”) or create a new one and share it. Target items each month to toss, donate, or use, and post your “chopping block” -- or “hit list.” Post temptations, post victories.

 

They say it takes 30 days for something to become a habit: Let's see if taking the ComPact one month at a time works for you.

 

Join us.

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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER

Hep Cats

 

Hey, all you HEPcats and HEPdogs! We had discussed making the Healthy Eating thread a monthly jam session, so I just went ahead and did a little improvisation.

 

This is an invite to our crazy crib where you can come and break it down! I say we go 18 karat on this and really swing. If healthy eating’s not your bag, no problem.  But if it is, I dig.

 

It’s cool, I’m booted, let’s jump!

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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER

Remember that it's NOvember!

 

That's our theme...

 

NO!

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I had to say it several times this morning when I opened my email and saw Alegria's "biggest ever semi-annual sale."

 

Go ahead, say it.  Get some practice!

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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER

I couldn't help myself: I had to count the leftover candy bars this morning.  We started out with Snickers, regular and crispy; Twix; 3 Musketeers; M&M's plain. peanut and crispy; Milky Way; Skittles and Starburst.  I have 115 left, which means we gave away 41.  And that doesn't mean 41 kids, either.  That was the worst turnout ever.

 

And what's sad is that some families walked passed the house.  I wasn't that scary!

 

There's a thread on the other forum and one person got 350 kids.  Most people are stuck with candy.  A real bust.

 

Don't be surprised to find a ton of leftover treats when you get to work today.

 

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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER

I don't know, bee, you looked pretty scary to me.  Burlap and flannel?  How can it get any more frightening?  Right out of a slasher movie, for sure.     🔪🚿🙀

 

As far as it being NOvember, I've blown in the 'no' part of that already.  I ordered extra body cream when I vowed I wouldn't, but I told myself that it was now when it's on sale or later when it costs more.  And I caved with Paula's Choice and ordered a full size AHA gel after getting a sample that seems to work well--again, while the sale was on.  I'm trying a cheaper substitute for her cleanser but I think I may be coming to your same conclusion that cheaper cleansers aren't necessarily a better buy in the end.  I'm already finding that I use a lot more of the cheaper stuff, which isn't really cheaper that way.

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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER


@just bee wrote:

 

And what's sad is that some families walked passed the house.  I wasn't that scary!

 

 


@just bee

 

Yeah, that's happened in my neighborhood too.  I wonder if they were just pooped and on their way back home.

 

One year my brother took his kids trick-or-treating, and they had to stop in the middle and go home because my nephew threw a tantrum (he didn't like the candy he was given by someone, or the amount).  Maybe that was happening with a few families.



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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER

Just bee--Can you believe it?  They WON!!!👏🍾⚾️🎉

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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER


@geezerette wrote:

Just bee--Can you believe it?  They WON!!!👏🍾⚾️🎉


At last

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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER

It's in all the papers so it must be true! Woman Wink

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Re: ComPact 2016 -- NOVEMBER


@just bee wrote:

It's in all the papers so it must be true! Woman Wink


It's safe for you to watch the games now.  Spring will be here before we know it.

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