There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart ~Celia Thaxter

we’re spending our days out and about, swimming, playing, and making plans to drive the Georgian loop later this summer

but this week, we’re sticking close to the water at a relative’s home… and while I will post about how we’ve done with out ‘greener living’ project later today, I’ll give a quick update now!

This past week we have

  • gone from spending an average of $56 a week on Starbucks and Tim Hortons… to spending just $1.53
  • reduced our waste at the curb by an incredible 70% (not including waste from sorting through old boxes in the garage – this was an exceptional circumstance and we freecycled everything we could)
  • our groceries have come in at 80% local and 20% not
  • tried kohlrabi for the first time
  • reduced our average take out meal cost from $60 to $0
  • doubled the amount of vegetables in our daily intake
  • reduced our meat consumption
  • tried two new recipes using only whole foods
  • driven only 16 km without carpooling (down from approz 200km a week)

so far, all of our changes are going just swimmingly!


About heather

We are organic eating, chocolate sneaking, homeschooling, book reading, knitting, playing, music loving, experimental tourists of life!
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2 Responses to There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart ~Celia Thaxter

  1. sarah says:

    Good for you!

  2. Catt says:

    That’s awesome! Good for you! I used to eat Kohlrabi all the time when I was kid, my grandma still grows it in her yard!

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