Organic Chemistry

Organic Buying Guide
As a family, we try our best to buy (and consume) as much organic as possible…especially now that we have little ones to think about. Admittedly, this isn’t always as practical (financially and otherwise) as one might hope….I often find myself wondering if my trips to those wondrously intoxicating (and expensive) organic grocers will be in lieu of say, our little monkeys’ college educations. I kid. Kind of.

That’s why I was very happy to come across the above. The EWG recently published its most up-to-date best and worst lists in terms of pesticide laden fruits and vegetables, and estimates that we can reduce our exposure by 80 percent simply by knowing which foods typically have the highest pesticide residue, and therefore should be bought organic. As some of the worst offenders also tend to see the most action in our home, I am happy to know that our organic efforts really are worth it…and to have a good guideline for prioritizing while wandering the produce department.

via EWG

Drink Up

Summer Smoothies
One of my favorite treats in the world is a delicious, flavorful, guilt-free smoothie. And…on the off chance that we haven’t been getting quite enough fruits and veggies (I’m talking to you, my carb-loving little one), I have made a resolution to start making them a part of our morning routine.

This collection of vegan, dairy-free, and potassium, antioxidant and fiber-filled smoothies should be enough ammunition to get me started. This Mama (who, for whatever reason, CANNOT get enough of the fruity/sweet combination during pregnancy) is getting thirsty just thinking about it.

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Expletive Chef

Kitchen Conversion Print
While I can *humbly* say that I have been blessed with certain gifts, aptitude in the kitchen is, quite frankly, just not one of them. True, in the past, this may have had more to do with a general lack of interest, being surrounded by amazing cooks, or the fact that I never really gave it a fair go. But funny enough…I have recently been feeling the itch. Maybe marriage and motherhood have finally kicked in…and along with them a smidge of domestication.

Either way, I will keep you posted on my progress…and no doubt, my unmitigated failures. I just love this kitchen conversion print…decor-worthy and practical all at once.

via etsy

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