Friday, 12 July 2013

Clothing: The Best Of Basics

Cami's- Forever 21 takes the prize hands down. With a cost of only $1.80 each, you really cant go wrong. There are many colours to choose from, and since they are so affordable, its pretty easy to start a collection. I have two so far, including one in black and one in white and have to say, the quality is more than decent.

Jeans- I love American Eagle jeans! They have a bunch of different washes and fits to chose from. For about the last 4 years, I have been purchasing their jeans. My all time favourite pair that I think is an essential is the dark blue, almost navy in a skinny fit. I have seen tons of people wear them and have yet to see someone who they don't look flattering on.

Cardigans- Old Navy is my go to place when I'm in need of a cardigan. They have great basic ones that come in a variety of fun colours.

Dresses- Every time I'm in need of a cute, inexpensive dress, the first place I always look is H&M. They have great basic dresses, which usually cost under $20! I love finding solid colour dresses that fit great and then just accessorizing to add some personality to the outfit. H&M also provides a variety of dresses for different occasions such as simple or more dressy.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Two Ingredient Ice Cream

There's nothing better than ice cream on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, whether we like to admit it or not- it's definitely not the best thing for us. At least, so I thought. The other day, I was looking on Pinterest and came across a recipe for homemade ice cream, involving only two ingredients: bananas and peanut butter(I believe it could even be simplified further into a one ingredient ice cream if the peanut butter isn't added).  So, I looked into it more and did some research to see if it really worked. Turns out, much of the internet knows about this 'two ingredient ice cream' and somehow, I had no idea it existed! After reading great reviews, I decided to try it for myself. I suggest you do the same!

The first step is to cut a medium sized banana into little coin like pieces. After that, just put them in a air tight container and pop it in the freezer for 2-3 hours. Next, get out your food processor and add about 1 tbsp of peanut butter (you can use natural or not-so-natural peanut butter). Blend until there are no chunks of banana left and it is a smooth consistency.

Here is a video I made to show the basic steps. At the end I decided to throw in some cocoa powder, and unfortunately, the finished product got cut out!