Organic produce isn't always easy on a budget, and I try to remember the things that contain the most pesticides. The Environmental Working Group publishes a list of the 'dirtiest' fruits and vegetables in terms of pesticide residue. Apples are number one. They are sprayed and sprayed to become shiny, big and pest free- but the skin absorbs those chemicals. I love to eat apples, but I hate to think about all of the chemicals I eat when they aren't organic. Here is the complete list:
Buy these organic
Grapes – imported
Sweet bell peppers
While I try to buy these organic, there are other fruits and vegetables that don't contain a lot of pesticides. Whether it's because their skin isn't eaten, they don't need as much pesticide treatment, or because they don't absorb the chemicals, the things on this list are good to buy on a budget!
I'm a huge fan of Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee. It's smooth and has just the right coffee taste. I took my guy there while we were in FL to taste the wonders of a huge cup of it in the middle of the afternoon. They know how to make it. (shhh, don't tell but as far as iced coffee goes, I like it way better than Starbies...)
If I was packing for a quick weekend trip AND I had all of these clothes, this is what I'd take:
three pairs of shoes
3 tanks for layering and wearing alone
For only a couple of days I probably wouldn't wear all of this, but a girls got to have options, right? All of these things would fit just perfectly in a small carry-on suitcase with my pjs, a sweatshirt, and other necessities.
This set is inspired by this jacket from Anthropologie. Isn't it adorable? I couldn't wait to start styling it. Now if only I could afford it! lol, it's still fun to dream.