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the weather, my hair, & pancakes. typical.

the weather, my hair, & pancakes. typical.

Ahhhhh I’ve been so absent from the blogging world. It has been an insane couple months.

Fairbanks is thawing out slowly, but surely. We’re up to 12 hours and 50 minutes of bright, sunny daylight! And when I mean sunny, I mean sunny. This dry tundra has almost no precipitation in the spring months and we get beautiful sunlight all day long. The temps have stubbornly stayed around 30 degrees but I’ll take what I can get. The warm weather has my clients at work eager to advertise, so work has been getting busier and busier by the day.

8:00 pm and the sun is still demanding to be seen in our backyard every night.

Yesterday, I decided I was in the mood for a change…


Definitely the only picture I took as I snapchatted some friends the new color...oops.
Definitely the only picture I took as I snapchatted some friends the new color…oops.



I’m not sure how long this will last. My hair doesn’t hold brunette well at all, and it was sort of a spontaneous decision. I probably should have just gone shopping. But I do like how tame the hair stylist can get my hair. It’s unreal because it never gets this straight, flat, non-poofy, or non-frizzy no matter how much money I spend on products and supplies at home.

Besides Fairbanks weather and my indecisive feelings over my hair, my life has consisted of Crossfit, healthy eats, and writing for two weeks. That’s right, writing. Not here, obviously. I blame the fact that I am writing for myself the main reason I have lost my muse when it comes to blogging. I only have so much inspiration and by the time I finish my personal writing, I’m usually too tired out to add blogging to the mix.

Not to say I won’t get back into it full force soon. I’m just thoroughly enjoying this hiatus.

I don’t want this post to be totally useless, so I’ll leave you with my all time favorite recipe for the past month, courtesy of Mountain Mama Cooks with a little tweak for my heavy work out schedule. Her blog is filled with amazing recipes, so definitely check it out!

Banana Oat Blender Pancakes Banana-Oat Protein Pancakes

(Flour-free, white sugar-free)


  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 large ripe, organic banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 heaping tablespoon local honey 1 packet of Stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large organic egg
  • coconut oil or butter for cooking
  • 1 spoonful of vanilla protein powder (I use Soy Protein 95 from GNC)
  • 1/2 cup of water (because w/ the protein powder, the mix gets a little thick)


  1. Place all ingredients, except egg and coconut oil in the base of a blender and blend until smooth. Add egg and pulse a few times until egg is fully incorporated.
  2. Heat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat and melt a teaspoon or two of coconut oil. When hot, pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides (about 2-3 minutes per side) and serve hot with maple syrup your favorite nut butter & fruit (I use coconut, almond butter and various berries whenever I make it!)
  3. *If batter becomes too thick to pour easily, add a tablespoon or two of almond milk/water to thin.
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Look at these beauties from this morning. Drooling.

Hope you all have a happy Sunday!

“Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.”

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