Sunday, July 8, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Gone are the days of failed New Year’s Resolution attempts!
A Couple Shades of Green is a new project.  Every year, January 1st is a new year with a new resolution! Well January 1st, 2011 12:01am, I came to the conclusion... “I know. I am going to write a blog”.  As you can see it is now July 2012, so we’re  a little late. BUT! I had my profile written on December 31, 2011…so it still counts.
My name is Dawn, and my fiancé, Mike, and I will be co-authoring a new blog.
(Photo taken by Paul Charette, Charette Imagery -
So here goes, “A Couple Shades of Green”
To explain the title a little, it is a bit of a play on words. For anyone who knows me, they know I have always been an active environmentalist. No I don’t recycle waste water at my home or have worms that feed on my organic waste...yet, but I actively recycle EVERYTHING to the point of annoying others at times and I strive to reduce as much waste as possible in my everyday life.  One of the most common quotes when we have company for dinner is, “Dawn...I am just going to leave my plate on the counter…I have no idea where to put it.”
“Green” also refers to being financially independent and comfortable. In today’s society it is an understatement to say that a majority of households are struggling with money.  It’s not always easy to find that sensible balance between extreme couponing and being house-broke. I am a Chartered Accountant and Mike works in management for a large retailer.  We are NOT perfect…but we feel like some of the financial struggles and celebrations we have faced together can help others.
This blog will also be a story of our trials and tribulations with food. When you work full time, it can be difficult to make healthy meals at home while keeping within a budget and anyone who knows Mike and I… knows we love to eat!
To make a long story longer…this blog will tell our story of living life and doing what we can to live it ‘Green’. We will be posting a blog entry at least once every week and more often when we can.  We hope you like it.
Look for new posts on Sundays.


  1. Awesome guys. Looking forward to seeing future posts.

  2. Cant wait to read it :D

  3. Sounds like this will be a great blog! Good initiative :).

  4. Great job guys, I am really looking forward to reading your future blog posts! I love your concept and think its really fitting.