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I JUST realized that I had never posted that we had actually made the switch to our new domain. So, if you’ve been checking back here and wondering why we’re not posting – I’m sorry!

Please head on over to The Little Green Homemaker and follow us there instead! Thanks for reading!

One thing I’ve realized from starting our little journey is that one of the main things that motivates me about both being eco-friendly and being frugal is that both have an underlying theme of getting back to the basics. With being eco-friendly, we’re trying to grow our own produce (as much as we can in our space) and have fewer chemicals and hormones in what we eat – getting back to food the way God intended it: for it to nourish us and for it to be appealing. And for being frugal, it’s not just about saving a dollar or two but also realizing that our stuff doesn’t define us (a hard lesson to learn in many cases).

So our no-electronics night idea sort of stemmed from those notions. We realized that we were spending so much time on computers and cell phones, etc. that we wereย  cheating ourselves on each others company. No one can listen undivided-ly to someone else when they’re concentrating on what they’re doing on a computer or phone. Also, less electronics means less electricity which means being green AND frugal :). Really it’s a win-win-win situation.

So here’s to our inaugural night of no electronics. Hey, maybe if this catches on we’ll do it more than one night a week! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. And maybe this weekend I’ll be able to fill you in on the beginnings of our little indoor herb garden! ๐Ÿ™‚

So I will be the first to admit that I’m FAR from being “green”. Try as I might, I forget my reusable shopping bags 9 times out of ten, and I hardly know a thing about what’s truly organic or how you compost food. I AM though, ready and willing to learn. And this is part one of this blog.

I want to learn to compost (even though my husband and I live in condo with no foreseeable way to transfer our kitchen compost to an outside compost pile) and I want to learn how to grow the best, freshest herb garden right in our little window. I want to make reusable produce bags like these (and actually remember to take them with me!) And I want to investigate our condo’s community garden and get down and dirty this summer to grow our own produce.

My second part of this blog is to save some green. I’m dead-set on learning and mastering the art of couponing and deal shopping. Someday the plan is for me to stay at home when we have children (several years down the road), but I want to have stable financial practices in place so we can ease into the transition and learn how to do a lot with a little.

I want this blog to be a documentary of God’s blessings for us. Because what could be more rewarding?

Care to join me on my little excursion?