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Confessions of a Non-Shop-Aholic ?>

Confessions of a Non-Shop-Aholic

They say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but I beg to differ. I think Spring is the best time of year. It’s the time of year when we get to turn off the heat, plant our garden, go to happy hour on the patio and it’s also when I get to switch from my winter wardrobe to my spring wardrobe. I rarely go shopping anymore, mostly because I don’t make time to, but also because I…

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Budgeting for sustainability ?>

Budgeting for sustainability

There is often the perception that being sustainable is expensive. While that can be true, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, the goal of my blog is to show how we live sustainably without spending a lot of money. And while I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that, I thought it might be helpful to show how we actually make it work. If you have spent enough time with me and Josh, you’ll know that we…

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Want Not, Buy Not ?>

Want Not, Buy Not

I recently wrote about the success of our garden this year and how my intentions to track our crops ROI never really happened. I mentioned that part of the reason was that our goal to start a garden wasn’t just to save money. Personal finance is a taboo subject among friends. Josh and I never discuss my salary, spending or savings goals with my friends or family, and I don’t think many other people do either. But Josh and I…

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