#NoShip2017

#NoShip2017

When we originally created our instagram account in June 2016, our intent was to challenge ourselves and share our journey along the way of sourcing as many locally produced items as we could.  Food being the primary thing we had in mind.  But as we’ve pondered living sustainably in today’s world it quickly became apparent food was just the tip of the iceberg.  Our challenge is now to consider everything we consume and how it impacts our own bodies and lives along with our communities, environment, and world.

One such form of consumption we have become conscious of recently is shipping.  Sure, delivering goods long distances has existed for a very long time.  But with the dawning of internet based business over very recent history the trend of purchasing a higher percentage of our consumable goods online continues to increase.  We soon began to wonder in our own lives what impact occurred every time we clicked the “Buy It Now” button and a package showed up at our doorstep a few days later.  

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Creamy Chicken, Bacon, Veggie Bake

Creamy Chicken, Bacon, Veggie Bake 

I’m constantly on a quest to find nourishing recipes that are simple to make, stretch our budget farther, and make great leftovers.  This one fits the bill and was a hit with the whole family!  You can easily half it to serve four, but like I said, we like leftovers :).    

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“Put A Face On It”

“Put A Face On It”

When I asked the “mitten lady” how much time she put into making each pair of mittens her response of an hour and a half sounded fair.  Almost too fair for the $20, very fashionable and well crafted pair of mittens we had just bought for Joelle.  It helped put my mind at ease that we had just made a small but meaningful investment, not only in ourselves for the impending winter, but toward a skill, an art, a product, our community…. A person.

This past summer we challenged ourselves to “put a face” on our purchases as a family and this was just one of so many positive, personal, face to face interactions we had.

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We have a website!

Hi!  We are so glad you found creatingsustainableroots.com.  Our site is just beyond conception but we are looking to progressively launch in the weeks and months ahead.  We believe in a life that is pure, simple, and sustainable.  To us, the phrase “Creating Sustainable Roots” captures this perfectly and our goal is to live it daily.  Come back soon as we document our many adventures.