I went shopping yesterday and got a new swimsuit that I’m really excited about! I haven’t bought a new swimsuit in awhile because I don’t wear swimsuits that often, but this summer my family is going on a trip to the Bahamas so I figured that would be a great excuse to buy a new suit! Here it is:
Now I just have to make sure I keep a flat stomach until August when our trip is so that I can feel great showing off the neon colors!
I got the suit at H&M and both pieces together were about $30–such a deal! Where is your favorite place to get a swimsuit?
Over the past few weeks I’ve gained some weight and not been able to lose any despite eating healthily and working out. I definitely do not consider myself overweight, but I’ve a hard time seeing my actions not reflected in my appearance. I have to decided to try to nix unhealthy habits. In order to do this realistically, I think it’s best to start with just one habit: my need to drink pop. I always drink diet drinks, but I still feel this is not healthy. I am hoping this will help me lose some bloat too. I usually drink pop when I am hungry, but know that I will be eating a big meal soon so I don’t want to spoil my appetite.
What are simple things you do to stay healthier?
What are your tips to nix pop cravings?
I made a “cooking bucket list” for the summer and one of the items on it was banana bread since I’ve never made it before. I found a great recipe for blueberry banana bread here. Mine wasn’t as brown on the outside as I had hoped, but it was moist on the inside and tasted great!
Blueberry Banana Bread
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/4 cups)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 oz blueberries
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9″ X 5″ loaf pan.
– In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
– In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients, except blueberries. Add in flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in blueberries with a spatula.
– Pour batter into loaf pan.
– Bake for about 55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
– Let cool in loaf pan 10 minutes, then let cool completely on wire rack.
What’s your favorite bread recipe?
For my first post, I’ll tell you a little bit about myself. I am 21 years old and just finished my junior year of college. I love to cook, bake and stay active so most of my posts will pertain to those things. I recently ran the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon, so running is my most recent fitness craze. Since I am home for the summer, I am able to cook a lot more, and I hope to share those recipes!
I’d love to hear feedback and what kind of things people want posted!