Monthly Archives: October 2017

Facebook Live on Pencils and Pancakes

Hi all! So tomorrow night I’m going to try something that I’ve never done before on the blog- go live on Facebook to share some information with you. 

Are you overwhelmed with trying to overhaul your diet and don’t know where to start? Changing your diet and lifestyle is HARD. Instead of stressing yourself out trying to go gluten free, dairy free, cage free, grass fed, GMO free and 100% organic, take the first steps to overhauling your diet and watch my LIVE Facebook video: 3 toxic foods to cut out now.

This is for people who are interested in transitioning from a standard American diet (sad) to a healthier lifestyle, anyone can tune in! Just make sure you’re following my Pencils and Pancakes Facebook Page.

When I talk about the way I eat, so many people are so drastically difference from me that they are turned off by the thought of eliminating everything from their diet in order to be healthy. But the truth is I didn’t do this overnight. This has been 5-6 years of gradually changing over to what I first considered a “paleo” diet but now has evolved into a diet that works for me. And I always subscribe to the idea that what I do MOST of the time is way more important than what I do once in awhile. 

So some people ask me what the first step is. If you were going to eliminate just ONE really unhealthy food, what would it be? Well that’s what this video will be about- basically the worst three things I think anyone can easily take out. And then I’ll be telling you how to get the written version of the guide including brand suggestions for multiple stores and where to buy them. So I’ll tell you what to buy instead of just leaving you out in the cold. I hope you’ll tune in to maybe see me making a fool out of myself!! 8pm Thursday, October 19th. “See” ya then! 




Loving Lately October 3rd

I just wanted to start out by saying I am very disturbed and still processing the tragedy that transpired earlier this week. There is not much to say about it besides how horrific and sad it is but I didn’t want to just proceed without mentioning anything.  I can’t imagine what people who lost a loved one are going through. 


I don’t think I’ve EVER done one of these posts….but I just felt like it! I keep wanting to share these random things with people in real life and most of the time they’re like…yeah whatever. LOL So here’s a list of things that I am currently enjoying in my life

Eden’s Garden Worry Less Essential Oil

I recently discovered Eden’s Garden Essential Oils and I thought they were too good to be true. The prices are SO amazing and I just assumed it was junky or fake oils. But then I checked my favorite essential oil safety website, Using Essential Oils Safely. This company is one of their TOP RATED companies!!! I’ve been diffusing this at bedtime and absolutely love the scent!


Beautycounter Baby Daily Protective Balm 

I recently restocked on one of my favorite Beautycounter products, the Baby Daily Protective Balm. The little has some eczema from time to time and this banishes it very quickly. It’s also great for dry elbows and other extreme moisturizing needs. I can imagine i’ll be using it on my hands when winter comes! 

If you’re interested in learning more about Beautycounter’s safer skincare, please email me

Bringing up Bebe   by Pamela Druckerman

I thought I was done reading baby books because they tend to just give me more anxiety than help but I am really enjoying this book! The premise is an American living in Paris notices the difference between French and American parenting. French kids are good eaters and sleepers and well mannered. So what are they doing right? My interpretation is that they’re not trying so hard. Parenting in America is about competition, stress, being the best, worrying about decisions. Am I going to screw my kid up if I do X Y or Z? The authors says it seems like the French are way better at following their gut and using common sense when it comes to parenting. They don’t debate this way or that way and agonize over every decision the way we do. And they don’t give in to their kids’ every demand and whim. Some good ideas in this book!

Buffalo Cauliflower

I don’t have my own picture of this one (I’ve gotten out of the habit of taking pictures of my food….) but I’ve been obsessed with roasting the crap out of cauliflower, smothering it in buffalo sauce and then dipping in blue cheese. The first time I made it I actually did an almond flour breading and it was good, but the next couple of times laziness kicked in and I just roasted it plain with coconut oil and then coated in Frank’s Red hot. Here’s a similar recipe. 

That’s all I have to share today! Hope things will start looking up for the rest of the week.