Monday, June 22, 2009

not buying it - week 15



clothing



food
-harvesting salads from the lawn and garden: carrots, chickweed, kale, dandelion, violet, lettuce, dill, mint, lemon balm
-zucchinis
-cherries from the orchard
-eggs and milk from our backyard

household

-reusing plastic bags for trash bags

utilities
-shutting down power strips whenever possible
-making sure lights and fans are off when we are not in the room (kids are bad about this upstairs and it's driving me crazy!)

gifts
~hand made card for my dad for father's day (gift was a bottle of wine from a local winery), wrapping paper was white packing paper tied with some hemp yarn with bergamot blooms

exercise/self improvement
-hooping
-weeding
-knife throwing
-walks in the woods

homestead
~mom and dad picked up a ton of quart canning jars at a garage sale and gave them to me
~brought home food scraps from dinner at their house to feed the chickens (they were going to throw them away)

education
~requested books from the library to get started on our summer semester of school
~started sewing bags for the kids to hold nature study equipment (journals, paint, charcoal, pencils, containers for storing specimens, etc)

weaknesses
~ate out at the festival (cheap chinese)...was gone from 7am - 11p all day so even though i spent money, i only spent about $10 for the entire day on food and 2 beers

purging
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cleaned out a corner of the dining room (long past due!)

1 comment:

Pink & Green Mama said...

Wow! What a great idea, I may have to try this but am not sure if I have the same self-discipline...may have to try it in journal form. Not sure that I'm brave enough to share my attempts online!! : )

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