{Video Post} Cakes and Bangs

Hi friends–Major apologies for the blog down time this morning. The entire Dreamhost site was down, along with this little blog and many of my friends’ blogs. Blah to that. Looks like everything is back in action, though!

As agitated as I was, there was absolutely nada I could do about it, so I made pancakes 🙂

Used this new-to-me pancake mix for the depths of the pantry:

Maple Grove Farms Gluten-Free Pancake Mix

Usually I’m apprehensive about gluten-free mixes… sometimes they come out super chewy, chalky, or gaggable.

I said a Hail Mary and decided to go for it:

1/4 C mix (1 serving)

1 egg white

almond milk


pancake mix

When I cooked up the cakes, I was pleasantly surprised.

gluten-free pancakes with eggs

They got a little brown on the outside, but the inside was fluffy, foodgasmic city.


Like REAL pancakes 😀


So last week, I did a little twisty thing with my bangs since they were getting too long,

twisty bangs

and  received quite a few comments and emails asking how I did it.

It really ain’t no thang, so I made a little video to explain.

Twisty Bang Hair Tutorial

A pretty way to get your bangs out of your face 😀

(Side note: I almost didn’t post this video because of my nose –I’m super self conscious about it and this angle didn’t work in my favor- but in hopes of trying to embrace the honker, I decided to go for it.)

I’m off on an adventure with the Madre. See ya this afternoon!



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  1. Erika on March 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for the braid/twisty tutorial it’s super cute & that helped!

    Ummm p.s. your crazzzzy bout ur insecutiry you’re so beautiful! But I suppose we all have our insecurities.

    P.s. I’m having a hard time finding unsweetend shredded coconut clearly I need to move to a whole foods community friendly place, Lol I want to make your amaze balls!

  2. Jessica on March 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Great video! Thanks for sharing those tips. 🙂 BTW there is nothing wrong with your nose! You are beautiful! I can understand how you are feeling though because I am the same way about my nose. I am super self conscious about it especially when I see it in videos and pics. UGH! But honestly I didn’t even notice your nose!

  3. Lindsay on March 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I love your twist! I do the same but with a french braid, people ask me all the time if my hairdresser did it for me! I think yours looks so cute tho its a nice “twist” on the style 🙂

  4. Sheena on March 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I have shorter bangs but I did the twist behind them and it makes my pony look more polished. Yay!

  5. kirsten on March 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    This is great! I am going to try it out tomorrow. Don’t be self conscious about the video, you are gorgeous!!!

  6. Ashley on March 15, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    This was SO helpful!! I’ve tried to do the twists before, but never realized you only add hair to the one side. Duh! 🙂 Loved the “that’s what she said” bahaaa

  7. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland on March 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Thanks for posting the video! I can’t wait to try that with my hair. I’ve been practicing braiding my hair back, but I think this will be much easier!

  8. Avery on March 16, 2011 at 9:14 am

    wait… YOU ARE SO PRETTY! dont worry tho i’m the same way. if only we could see ourselves as others do :/

  9. Angie on March 16, 2011 at 11:46 am

    THATS WHAT SHE SAID!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!! I was sooo wondering if you were going to put that in there!! LOL!!!!!

    I laughed so hard, my little mini schnauzer just looked at me like i was nutzo!!

    SUCH a cute video!! :)))

    • Fitnessista on March 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      thanks girl 🙂

  10. Allison on July 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Totally random– just found this post like 5 months later but I just wanted to say this has been so helpful and you look gorgeous.

    • Fitnessista on July 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      thanks girl! <3

  11. Anna Bolina on October 21, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I finished watching the video, THEN read what you wrote about your nose and I was SO confused. I’m a detail oriented person who notices stuff like that – weird noses, uneven things – I’ve got a few of my own!

    And I had to rewatch to see if I’d not noticed some crazy nose – nope. Just isn’t noticeable.

    I think I see the little things that bug you about it if I think hard and look close, but I NEVER would if you hadn’t mentioned it. Never would have crossed my mind.

    And, even knowing about your insecurity, I never notice your nose in pictures ever! It doesn’t stick out at all.

    I know none of that matters if you’re worried about it, but it’s like being self conscious in gym class – everyone is staring at themselves in the mirror just knowing that everyone else is noticing their flaws, but everyone is too worried about what they look like to bother judging anyone else!

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