We try to live a clean and sustainable life. Really. Well, not so really. We recycle, we try not to overconsume, my husband takes the bus to work, we belong to a CSA. But there’s a lot we’re not doing–getting rid of chemicals and toxins in our house, eating locally grown produce and meat all year, walking instead of driving, and eliminating severe toxins in our food supply (I’m talking to you, Mr. Diet Soda…).

So this is our year-long journey to see how a family of 3 (+dog +cat) can make a shift in living a healthier life without blowing our budget in one trip to Whole Foods. Because, let’s face it, our commerce system makes it challenging and expensive to live healthy.

Can we do it? It will be an interesting journey and I’ll share with you our triumphs and pitfalls along the way. Here is to ending 2012 feeling good, living healthy and with money in the bank. Let’s begin!

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  1. Jahnavi

     /  February 18, 2012

    Good luck on your journey. Hope you triumph!

  2. Hey– keep trying to read your newest post, but the link from the WordPress “Read Blogs” page isn’t working… haven’t tried the email link yet, but I thought you’d wanna know!

  3. I really look forward to seeing lots from your blog my friend – every post is awesome 😀
    Thank you very much for subscribing as well – hope it lives up to your expectations 🙂

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  4. I agree with you- organic foods seem to cost so much more, and spoil so much faster! I find the concept of your blog very interesting, and will be taking away some wonderful tips! Thanks for visiting me 🙂

  5. Lovely! I am so glad you are making conscious changes. Whole Foods can be oober expensive… however, I do so love going there because the atmosphere is so much less overwhelming and full of good energy… and the healthy goodies are always wonderful. I’m excited to look at some of your posts to maybe learn how I can enhance my own lifestyle. 🙂

  6. Love this. Like you, we are a (kinda sorta mostly) green household, eating locally and living sustainably … but I feel like there is always more we can do. I am going to follow along for ideas and inspiration!

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  8. Emme

     /  June 8, 2012

    I love your blog so I’ve nominated it for the Sunshine Blog Award. You can get all the info here: http://agentaemme.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/sunshine-bloggers-award/

  9. It’s a great journey and one that will require continuous improvement. I wish you hadn’t called out diet soda! I have done so well and then caved this week and enjoyed every sip.


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