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Tuesday

Hello everyone! Gosh it does not feel like Tuesday. Or maybe it's more that I wish that it was Thursday so that tomorrow would be Friday. Well well. I actually had a really fun weekend and I also have some fun things planned this weekend. My mom and I are going to julbord on Saturday that and that is going to be fun. Julbord is a smörgåsbord but with Christmas food. Jul = christmas. So I am really looking forward to that.

Talk to you late boos!


your writer, Erika

Bootylicious

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I know I know I know! Sorry for being so absent. I don't know why really? My life is boring and empty without the blog. Hmmm, but I just trying to figure out what to do with it. Urgh! This blog is my second job (that I don't get paid for). Which is also why it's so annoying putting so much time into this when it doesn't give me any thing. But that's not entirely true! What motivates me is you guys - my readers. So thank you!

I tried this new butt and thigh routine from Fitness Blender (you know that I LOVE them) and it is really good. My ass is a little bit sore from it but that's good because that means that I have really used the muscles in my butt. I love the routine because it's only 20 minutes so the time just flies by. It's a great workout for your thighs and butt and none of the exercises are boring. Just when you feel like you ca't take it any more you move on to the next exercise. Try it out for yourself!




your writer, Erika

Changes

Hello! You know what, I am actually thinking about changing a blog platform. I am not sure about it and I am not sure which one. But I'll keep thinking about it. I want to do some changes to the blog and I am not sure this platform is the best. First of all I am not really sure what changes I want to do. But I'll keep thinking about it and we'll see what I'll do.


your writer, Erika

STHLM Food & Wine

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Hello! Sorry for not posting anything yesterday but I was busy living my life. Hahaha. My mom was here over the weekend so we went to STHLM Food & Wine yesterday and after that we went shopping. I bought a new pair of pant because I really need new pants. But I didn't just buy any pants I bought jeans! I never wear jeans so we'll see how much I'll actually use these. Nah I am kidding because I look great in them and the feel great.

I had really fun at the convention. I bought a cookbook, and a couple of kitchen cleaning products. I am sorry that I didn't take more pictures but I was trying to stay in the moment. Idk, but like went I saw Justin Bieber last month I didn't take a lot of pictures because it was way more fun being there that experiencing the concert through the camera lens on my phone. The same with with STHLM Food & Wine. Just that particularly in life. I think that it's way more fun to experience the moment right then and there than just t…

Friday

Hello! Sorry for such a late post but I didn't know what to blog about earlier and I also have just been feeling off all day. Like I am about to get sick or something. Not like I am going puke or anything, but just that I am about to get sick. That is a strange feeling for me because I am very healthy and I never get sick. One or twice a year, but I have already been sick this year so nope.

Other than that I actually feel good. But since I have been feel off all day I skipped my cardio and did yoga instead. I don't really don't like skipping a workout and since I didn't actually feel sick I decided to workout anyway but keep it simple. If you workout a lot it is actually better for you to continue to do some type of excise when you're sick because it will help you recover faster. But it's always important to listen to your body


your writer, Erika

#TBT To My High School Graduation

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I thought that I would to a little tbt and share some pictures from my high school graduation. Look how awkward I look but I was just a little teenager back then and aren't all teenagers awkward? Hehehe :)

My hat is sitting so weird because I couldn't pull it over my braids without ruining them. I for sure was not goung to ruin my hair on my graduation day :)



your writer, Erika

Winter Fun

This snow chaos has inspired me to make a post about fun winter activities. Because snow does not have to mean the end of the world even if it's not your favorite weather. When I was younger I actually took ice-skating lessons. Sadly I never stuck with it so I never learned any cool figure-skating tricks. I do remember that I got a diploma at the end of the year.

Picking up a sport is a really good thing because you're working out without really thinking about. The most important thing is to pick a sport that you have fun while doing it. Otherwise what's the point, right?

1) ICE-SKATING I think that I was around 5 or 6 when I started taking ice-skating lessons. I was really excited about because I had begged my parents about it. Then it wasn't was fun as thought. It was something I "had to do". So instead of going every week I started going every other week. I really wish that I would have had stuck with it. Ice-skating is a very good cardio exercise. 


Ett film…

Orange Is The New Black

Hello! You know what I am utterly choked! I really am. Well well this is your future now America, just make sure he doesn't hurt the rest of us. Actually, TV4's Marcus Oscarsson said a couple of days ago that he believed that if Trump would get elected that he would actually step up and calm down. That everything Trump has up and til now has just been for show. Let's just hope that he does a good job and not ruin the country. I mean 'cause I really want to move back there some day.

I mean Trump is now the president of the United States and that's something that we cannot escape. I just hope that he can learn to include everyone and provide an amazing future. I really hope that he steps up. He has to.


your writer, Erika

The Day Has Finally Come...

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Good morning my darlings! How are you today? It's election day! I think that the whole world is on the edge of their seats right now. My cousin told me that she just wanted this day to be over and wished that it was Wednesday. Me too honey boo boo, me too. Well well, as painful as this day might be we just have to get through it together. Alright?

Urgh! Another doomsday has come, yesterday was the first day that I had to use my winter coat! No! I don't like winter coats because they just make you look big and fluffy. You know, Gabriel Iglesias style. I like my winter coat though, it's from Tommy Hilfiger. A couple of years ago I got my sisters old winter coat but I used like maximum five times because it's like a tent on me. Not that she is big she is just taller than me. I don't think that I ever used it last year because it wasn't that cold so I could use my black coat from ZARA. This year I decided to invest in a real winter coat because it's just good t…

A Miracle Worker

Hello and good morning everyone! How are you this Monday morning? The US presidential election is tomorrow, exciting! Any of you Europeans that are staying up to see who wins? I don't know I might. It's just that I need my sleep and I have work the next day. Well well. Either way this election is very exciting.

So a couple of weeks ago I blogged about the benefits of turmeric (you can read about it here). One of the things that I mentioned was that turmeric is very good for your skin. How it can increase your skins elasticity and whiten scars. I have tried putting turmeric on my face to see if it really works and IT DOES! I used to have wrinkles under my eyes and they're gone now. Not kidding! My colleague even said the my skin looks more even. I am so happy that it works! This is so amazing. I have nor before and after pictures (which is really bad of me) so you are just going to have to take my word for it. One thing though about turmeric is that it yellow and often used…

Kelli's Before and After Story

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Erika's World

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Hello so today I am going to to a lot of work for the blog. All of it, most of it won't even be shown here. It's just a bunch of behind the scenes things, but in time you will know. Have a great day everyone and don't forget to follow me on social media!

Twitter: @erikaworld
Instagram: @eriikaworld



your writer, Erika

No Excuses

Hello! How are you? I am good except from that I felt like I was going to die when I worked out this morning. My body was dead! But I kept pushing through. I never  give up when it comes to working out. I am trying to have the "no excuses" Kevin Hart mentality when it comes to working out. Hopefully it pays off and shows. Now that I have started doing cardio three times a week I feel so much better. I mean I don't really do that much cardio but I do it. Plus the videos that I do from Fitness Blender are amazing! I love that I have found them. Check them out here!

I went shopping after work yesterday and I got recognized from Espresso House. Hahahaha but I recognized the woman too. This spring she used to come by regularly. I am glad that she recognized me because otherwise I would never have had remember from where I knew here. Hahaha.


your writer, Erika

Kim Cesarion - Therapy

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It's Fri-YAY!

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It's Friday! Or better know as Fri-Yay! Hahaha. Now that I work office hours I so do appriciate weekends way way more than I did when I worked at Espresso House. Side note: I have lost me staff discount at EH. I knew that this day would come, I just in reality never thought that it actually would happen. Well well. Okay back to the post, it's Friday and I appriciate weekends way more now because I always have weekends off from work. I hated working weekends and I used to always tell my boss at EH not to schedule me on weeekends. But she did so anyway because for some reason she hated my. I don't know why I mean I am such a lovely person.

I am excited for this weekend because I am hopefully going to meet my cousin tomorrow. We'll see. We had plans to do something tonight but then we realised that it was better to meet up tomorrow. I am also going to try and do some work for my blog. This blog is starting to take up more and more time of my life. I love it though and tha…

Do What Makes You Feel Good

Hello! Thankfully most of the snow is gone It's too warm outisde for it to stay. Moahaha! Okay that is not good because global warming is not good. But I don't like snow and yeah yeah. Snow is only nice on Christmas and maybe New Years Eve. Then I want it gone. Urgh!

You know what I just wanted to say something about having a healthy lifestyle. I feel like this is important. Having a healthy lifestyle is not just about exercising and eating right it is also about doing things that makes you feel good in your soul. You have to take care of yourself psychically as much as you take care of yourself physically. Mental health is just as important as physical health. How to reach a good mental health is different for everyone. For me, I try to surround myself with people who inspire me to do better and to be better. It's important to do stuff that make you feel good. Whether that is shopping, haveing a social life, working on cars, reading or partying. Whatever it is make sure y…

An Update

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Hello! Happy Wednesday! I woke up to a nightmare this morning. A freaking nightmare - it was snowing! Like no? Like Why? I don't get it. I don't like snow. I really do question why I live in this country. But it is really good to be Swedish. There are so many great things about Sweden. The only thing is that there is one bad thing that over weighs all of the good ones. The weather! I don't like winter weather. I want Cali weather! Well well, I am not moving anywhere anytime soon I guess that I have to try and cope with it.

YESTERDAY
TODAY

I have been in a really good mood the past few days. I feel like I am starting to understand some things and just letting go of what I can't do. It's not really that I am letting go because I don't think that I'll ever will but I am moving forward. It feels so healthy. Plus I also have a couple of things in the works for the blog. Maybe not exactly for the blog but in general. Something that I have been wanting to do for a l…

Benefits with The Plank

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Hello my darlings! How are you? I am good. Last month was a really good month for Erika's World. That is mostly because of you! I mean of course I produce all of the content but without you my fantastic readers I wouldn't really have much. So thank you! It means a lot!

I told you guys that I switched from doing back-lifts and sit-ups to doing the plank. I do it for one minute at a time, rest for 15 seconds and repeat it five times. Yesterday I wasn't really sure if it was substitute but it really seems like it is. There are plenty of health benefits from doing the plank every single day. I thought that I would tell you about three of the benefits from doing the plank every day.

1. TONED TUMMY. When you do the plank every day you'll strengthen your core and your adbominal muscles. Doing the plank is actually way more efficient than doing crunches! Who could have guessed that? Not me anyway. The plank provides 100% activation of your six pack muscles whereas doing crunche…

I Tried Pilates

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Hello! So it's Monday and that means back to the real world. How is everyone feeling today? Did you have a good weekend? I had an amazing weekend but I told you all about that last night.

I swicthed up my workout routine a little yesterday. I have gotten a little bored with it lately. I mean I love the results that I get from it and that is what motivates me. But it's just boring to do the same thing over and over and over again you know. So I decided to try some new things. Not just for me but for you guys! I like sharing workout tips with you. I mean just because I like it and it works for me doesn't automatically mean that it will work for you. But there is no harm in sharing, right? And if you want to share something with me you can always email me at eriikaworld@gmail.com or just comment. Whatever you prefer. Both is appricated.

Anyway back to my workout routine. I did my usual cardio but I did a different butt and thigh workout that didn't include any squats at a…

Weekend with My Mom

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OMG I had an amazing weekend with my mom. It was really nice to get away for a couple of days. So much needed. I loved seeing the dogs and getting to meet Carlos, the new little pug puppy. He is so cute and so much full of life, but which puppy isn't?

Yesterday we had a really nice day in Nyköping. We went shopping which was really fun. I actually bought something on sale which I never do because I rarely find something I like on sale. No I actually bought two things on sale. The other thing I got an 10% off because I have student discount at that store. Mohahaha. Got to love student discounts!

Today we took a little walks with three of the pugs and let them run free. That was so much fun to see because I didn't know or think that they love to run around as much as they do! Maybe that is because they live with a bunch of whippets. They were crazy! I love it. Oh and Carlos, that little cutie. My mom took him out on the front lawn so he could run around a little crazy for a bit.…

Saturday with My Mom

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Hello! I just wanted to make a quick post. I am still at my moms' for the weekend but I am going home tomorrow. I wish that I could stay longer but it's nice to get away a little bit like this. Cuddle with the dogs and of course to hang out with my mom. We had a really nice day today. We baked cupcakes this morning - snickers cupcakes. They don't look anything like the pictures from the recipe. But who cares, as long as they taste good, right?



your writer, Erika

Bella Hadid

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Hello my darlings! How are you? I am good. I am visting my mom this weekend, so I don't know how much I'll actually blog. I just wanted to tell you guys this. I thought that it would be polite. OMG (maybe I am a little late on this news) but Bella Hadid is going to be in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show this year. That is so cool! I was just thinking about it last week that she would be perfect for it. OMG I am so excited!




your writer, Erika

Yummy In My Tummy

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Hello! So last night I made a delicious dinner from this cookbook I got from my mom this summer. It's funny because the cookbook is all in English and I usally use recepie in Swedish so some of the ingredients I had no idea what they were. But it's a good thing that there is something called google. It's fun trying these new recepies because it's dishes I don't usally eat or would think of to cook. So this is broadening my horizon. Plus I am learning new words in English. It is a win-win situation.

If you compare my dish with the picture in the book I don't think that they look that much different. What I made was spiced tofu, nudles and pak choi. It was delicious! The sauce - OMG!






your writer, Erika

Where Is The Love?

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I have currently become obsessed with this song again. It is really amazing! Have you heard the charity single version of this song? I love that they made a new version because it was really needed. But it's sad that it was needed.



/ charity single version /

your writer, Erika

A Late Night Post

Hello! I sorry this ain't post than it should be. Eh, I guess it's just one of those days. You guys know that I do my grocery shopping online. Yeah so I ordered a bunch of food yesterday and I got it delivered tonight. So first the guy comes with three bags and I just looked at it because it just seemed too little. So I did a quick check in the groceries bags and I didn't see any yoghurt. If had seen my yogurt I probably would have thought that that must be all of it. Thank God for me that he didn't picked the bag with the yoghurt. Then I yelled at him from my balcony and said that there had to be more. I told him that he had to double check. Then a few minutes later he came back with three bags of groceries.

I don't know what I would have done if those first three bags really was it. First when I saw those three bags it looked too little and I know I ordered for a shit load of money. I just knew that couldn't all of it. I would have demanded all of my money ba…

Turmeric - The Healing Root

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Hello everyone! I have been meaning to do this post for a while now. I mean a post about turmeric. Why turmeric you ask? Well turmeric is a fantastic root and wondeful spice. It gives your food a wondeful natural yellow color and a wondeful taste. Except for it giving you food a lot of flavor turnmeric has a lot of health benefits. I have decided to share three of my favorite reasons on why we should all eat turmeric.

1. Turmeric is one of the strongest anti-inflamatories there is. It has a lot of healing power and is a very powerful antioxidant that is ten times stronger than vitamins.

2. Turmeric has been proven to be anti-diabetic. The active ingredient curcumin has been shown to affect both insulin sensitivity and blood lipids.

3. Turmeric can help with skin problems. Try to make a facial mask out of turmeric because it will whiten scares and increase your skins elasticity. It will also protect your skin against chemicals and pollution in the air.



your writer, Erika
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New In

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Hello! So um yeah I went shopping yesterday and I just want to show you what I got. I bought some socks but I am just gong to mention that because it's not fun to look at socks. They're just regular black ancle socks. I got other things that are way more fun to look at. I got a new blouse from ZARA and some new nail polish. I just had this urge that I wanted to be girly and pink nail polish was the way to show that. Not that I am not girly but eh, I wanted pink nail polish so I got pink nail polish okay. I also got grey nail polish. I was just standing there trying to decide which pink color I should choose and then I saw this cool grey color and was just like "This one too!".

/ here /






Grey: Volcanic mud, Pink: Roseraie





your writer, Erika

3x

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Hello my darlings! It's Saturday, what's up? I just came home from a little shopping spree and now I am sitting here on my couch calming down from today. I had an intense morning! I tried a new cardio workout from Fitness Blender and wow I hate it. That means that it was good because it made my body have to work. I feel like you if hate a workout because it's too hard that is good. No it is amazing, because if you never push yourself you're never going to progress and that's why we workout right?! I mean we want to improve ourselves whether it is just to be healthier or you want a rounder butt or to be stronger or whatever your goal is. But we workout to be better. If I was perfectly content with how I am I wouldn't workout. Well now I am but if I stop working out my body will go back to the way it was, so nope.

After this morning I have decided that I need to do cardio more than I do now. Now I only do cardio once a week but I have decided to do it three times…

A Tower of Sandwhiches

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Good morning! or I don't even know if it's appropriate to say good morning because it's almost 11:20 am. Well well I said. I guess that I am a bad ass. Not that I have anything special to say aat the moment, I just wanted to show you guys the beautiful tower of sandwhiches that I made for then lawyers and their big meeting this morning. Doesn't it look absolutely delicious?!



your writer, Erika

I Have Been Revolutionized

Goodmorning my little darlings! How are you today? I am good. You know what I have discovered something that has revolutionized me! I am dead serious here! I mean it. I have discovered nigth cream! Boys and girls, not just boys and girls everyone reading this need to try night cream.

Maybe you don't have the skin problems that I do. I have atopic eczema on my face and during the winter it gets worse. For two years now it has been really bad. A few years back when I first got it I used body lotion on my face because it was the only thing to keep my face form being completely dry. Then it stopped and I went back to my regular moisturizer. Two years ago when it started to get really bad I didn't know what to do at first. The skin around my left eye was so dry and red because it was irretated. As soon as I put lotion on it it calmed down. But that is no way to live, waking up looking like you've been sunburned. It doesn't feel nice either because when my face is that dry I…

Apartment Hunting

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Hello darlings! So I told you yesterday that I was going to show you some apartments. I had the perfect one in mind but it has been sold! I mean how fun is it if I show you guys an amazing apartment thet you might fall in love with and maybe want to buy but you can't because it has been sold? Not so fun. I mean I link it in case you want to check it out anyway - click here.

So the apartment that I am going to show is absolut beauty! It was listed at 12 000 000kr but is now up at 13 400 000kr. So if you're intressted you better contact the real estate agent right now because I think that it's going to go very soon. Click here if you want to know more about the apartment or go to the showing on Sunday at 11AM.

source; http://www.lagerlings.se/vara-hem/linnegatan-32-exklusiv-vindsvaning-invid-ostermalmstorg/
Lagerlings Östermalm is my favorite real estet agency in right now. They have so many beautiful apartments around Östermalm. Check out their website for more beauties like…

Me New Stove

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I got my new stove/ oven today. They came and fixed it while was at work. It's not something fancy but I got a new stove which I am super excited about since my last one "caught fire". When I buy my own apartment I will make sure that it has the finest of everything. Most apartments has a nice stove and all of that or at least the ones that I have looked at (will show you some of my favorite apartments tomorrow). Maybe that's because I have a good/ expensive taste, call it what you want but I call it standards.




your writer, Erika

Yesterday's Outfit

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Good morning my little darlings! How are you today? So um yeah I took pictures of me in my new sports gear but hum, they weren't any good. I might try to take some pictures when I get home today. We'll see. For now these pictures I took yesterday of my outfit will have to do.




/ Pants H&M (similar here) / Nightgown Etam (exact one here) / Choker H&M /

Have a good day!


your writer, Erika

My Stove Broke

Hello! Did I tell you guys about my stove? I don't think that I did. Well it broke. Not just the stove but the oven as well. The whole damn machine broke! I am getting a new one (for free). Don't know when but he said it will probably be within a week but he also said that he didn't know when. Urgh so annoying! It is scary because I noticed a weird smell. First I thought that it was nothing but the When I checked the stove it was off but I could still smell something. Then I saw smoke coming from the oven. Not a lot but still. So I called my mom because I didin't now what to do. She told me to unplug the stove, which I did. This was late Friday night so yesterday she helped me and called some to get me a new stove. I got a replacement stove but it's just a stove, I need an oven too. I guess it's better than nothing.

I just really wish that I lived in the city now. It would be so nice if I could walk to work or take my bike. One day maybe, hopefully. Until then …

Saturday Workout

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Hello! OMG, so I switched up my workout routine today. I wanted something new and new it was and good it was. I decided not to go outside for my cardio workout today. It's freaking cold so that is why. I tried a new video from Fitness Blender and wow it was really good. It was a high intense cardio workout with a mix of excises (plus you don't need any equipment for this workout). While I was doing my cardio I thought about skipping my butt and thigh workout but that just made me want to do it even more. But I tried a new routine and it was fun so I am going to do this one again. I have posted both of the videos below for you to try them out for yourself! I really recommend you too because it will be an amazing workout. I did both of these routines today plus 160 situps and 160 backlifts.





your writer, Erika

Friday Night

It is Friday night and I am super tired. Maybe not super but yeah I would say that I am tired. Fredrik Eklund and Tyra Banks is going to be on Skavlan tonight. I hope that my body as enough energy to stay up for that. I am even more tired now because I have started to go to bed earlier. Just 30 minutes. I figured that I would get more sleep then. It would probably benefit me more if I got up 30 minutes earlier during the week. But that would mean that I would have to get up at 5 AM and no. But tomorrow is Saturday and that means that I get to sleep in. Y-E-S!

I got my new gym clothes in the mail today! Pictures will be up tomorrow or on Sunday (I haven't taken them yet). Yes, I am so going for a long power walk tomorrow (you now I don't like running except on a treadmill). I mean I want to show off my new gear! Hahaha I mean sin't that the reason you buy nice stuff because you want to show off how good you look in the or because you really like them and want to show off yo…

Thursday

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So today I have had a lot to do at work but I manage to get it done in time. Which is so nice! What's less nice that is that I almost became def in the process. Okay maybe that is a little bit over exaggerated but my right ear started hurting so much because of the ship sound from the stapler that I had to take two painkiller. It's better now, which I am so happy about. Now I am just going to chill on the couch eating my risotto and watch the latest episode of Empire.



your writer, Erika

Myths About Microwaves

Hello! So I have kind of always believed that microwaves are bad. They're bad for your food, they're bad for your health, and so on and so on. But apperently that's not true. It's just a big misconception that have given microwaves a bad reputation. So this afternoon I thought that I would clear some of those myths so that we all can live happily ever after with the truth. Isn't that amazing!

I think the biggest myths about microwaves is that they destroy all of the nutrion in your food when you heat it up. I have actully believed that this is true and not wanted a mircowave because of it. Now that I know that it's not true I still don't want a microwave because I don't need one but it doesn't make me afraid to use the microwaves at work to heat up my lunch. What is really the deal about this myth? How you cook your food with about how much you heat it up and not about how it's heated up. Water soluble vitamins like vitamin B and vitamin C is lo…

Impatient

Waiting for things that you've ordered online to arrive is very annoying! Or maybe it is just me being impatient about it. Are you also like this? I ordered new gym clothes from Zalando two days ago and I want them now. Hahaha. I am that kind of person that if I send you a text at 3:29 PM I except a reply by 3:28 PM. I kind of feel like that when I order things online too. I want them delivered right away. Because when you see an item in a store and you decide to buy it you get to take it home with you right away. But when you order something online you have to wait a few days. I would say that I am a pretty patient person otherwise but this is just annoying. Well I guess I will know if it has arrived today when I get home. Of course I will do a little photoshootwhen the package has arrived for you guys to show you what I've bought .


your writer, Erika

Food Inspiration

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hello my darlings! How are you this morning? I am good. You know what? Every morning when I wake up I always think about what I am going to eat for dinner. I always eat the same thing for breakfast and for lunch I always have leftovers. So dinner is always on my mind. It is the meal where I get to be creative and do something new. I love cooking and I always have. The sad thing is the I live alone so I always cook for one and havíng dinner by yourself is not always as fun. What am I going to do? A girls' got to eat right? Sometimes I'm just so brain dead about what to cook for dinner. When I am cooking for other people I always havce a ton of ideas and I am way more cxreative because I want to impress them. In case you're like me and just don't know what to cook sometimes I am going to do post pictures of a few dishes that I am made. Hopefully it will inspire you to make something delicious for dinner tonight.















your writer, Erika