Saturday, March 19, 2016

Eating and Buying Local

As I continue to read Omnivores Dilemma I'm pulling more and more away from mass produced food. (I think it's my Oregonian side coming out in full force! hah!) I can't help but wonder what is in the food we buy from the grocery store. We eat whatever the animal was fed or however the produce was grown. Can can't wash off the chemicals or antibiotics the animal ingested... It makes me nervous not having any control over it.
Since Ryan and I live in an apartment and we have no land to grow a garden, I've signed us up for a local Community Supported Agriculture program.
What is a CSA? I had no idea before reading the Omnivores Dilemma either!
A CSA allows city residents to have direct access to high quality, fresh  produce locally grown by regional farmers. When you become a member of a CSA, you purchase a "share" of vegetables from the regional farmer.

Pretty awesome, right?! So, every Saturday morning, beginning in May, we will drive about 20 minutes to Dreyer Farms and pick up our weekly produce box. All local, all fresh from the farm.

CSA's are all over the country and very easy to find. You'll be able to find your local CSA by a quick Google search.

I'll let you know how it works out! I can't wait for May!

Thanks for reading,

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Favorites: Workout Wardrobe

I love working out and I love work out clothes.
I'm pretty obsessed with the Nordstrom brand Zella. Most of my leggings are Zella. Great quality - great styles. And the Zella running socks are my all time fave!
Here are some items that I would love to add to my workout collection!

Links! Zella socks, Zella tee, Nike capris, Zella black leggings, Zella blue and pink capris

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Little Things

My quest for an organized household is still in full force. This past weekend I focused on my jewelry.
This jewelry organizer did the trick!
I've never really had a designated place to keep my necklaces, lately I've been hanging them in our bathroom. Not the best place for them. So when I came across this jewelry organizer on clearance at Target, I knew I had to buy it.
I also picked up that candle you see... I'm just a little obsessed with candles... I can't leave Target or Pier 1 Imports without one in my basket! Anyways - moving on!
A little part of my life has been organized for only $6! I love how my necklaces are displayed now and I can SEE everything. Which in turn makes getting dressed in the morning just a little bit easier. Total win-win.

It really is the little things that make you happy. I keep realizing this time and again when I make little organizational changes and updates.

Thanks for reading,

Monday, March 14, 2016

Eating Organic

I've been reading Omnivore's Dilemma and it has literally changed my life. I know, I know... that's a HUGE statement. And I haven't even finished the book yet! But it really has!! It changed the way I look at the food I put in to my body.
We do not have control of what the farmers, ranchers and the mass production food industry feeds the animals and what they spray on the produce we eat. So how do we fix this?!
Eat local and eat organic. And research the companies you are buying from. I've also been slowly moving towards a vegetarian lifestyle. And you know what, I feel better. My insides feel lighter. It's kind of amazing.

Why go organic and local? Because I don't want to eat pesticides and chemicals. I want my produce fresh because it was grown nearby, not because of the fertilizer it was grown in. Yes, it costs more - but the end result - healthier me and a healthier Ryan. :)

Has anyone else read Omnivore's Dilemma?

Thanks for reading,