How To Make French Toast In The Microwave

I can’t stop thinking about French toast! I’m a pancakes and waffles kind of girl, but lately cinnamon French toast has been occupying my thoughts whenever I’m craving a sweet breakfast dish.

3 weeks ago, before I caught the flu, I found an easy, mess-free, recipe on the Food Network website for French toast that can be made in the microwave. I’ve made this recipe 5 times and it’s easily become my new go-to breakfast treat. If you’re a college student who only has access to a microwave, someone who is working with a tight food budget, or a beginner in the kitchen, this recipe is perfect for you.


1 slice of bread
1 large egg
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
¼ cup of milk
½ tablespoon of melted unsalted butter (optional)
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 pinch of salt

*This recipe can be tweaked if needed, so feel free to make any changes to it that will accommodate your diet. I personally use sourdough bread, lactose free milk, and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

Equipment needed:
1 large microwaveable mug or 1 medium sized microwaveable bowl

1. Slice the bread into small cubes.

2. Mix the egg, milk, maple syrup, melted butter, cinnamon, and salt together in a large microwaveable mug or a medium sized microwaveable bowl.

3. Place the bread cubes into the microwaveable bowl and coat them with the liquid mixture. Make sure that all the bread cubes are thoroughly soaked with the liquid mixture.

4. Microwave the bread mixture on high heat for 2 minutes.

5. Carefully take the French toast out of the microwave with a pair of oven mitts and let it cool for 2 minutes.

6. Enjoy!


In non-food related news, I have 2 more days left of work and 6 more days left of college before I’m off for winter break! I apologize for the lack of blog posts and YouTube videos, but I have to put school and work as my top priorities at the moment. Once December 6th rolls around, expect more blog content!

Also, I was asked by a reader if I’m doing blog-mas (blogging every day until Christmas) this year and my answer is… I don’t know! Blogging every day is quite a commitment and because I don’t finish my exams until the 5th, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to commit to a blog writing/posting schedule. I’ll see how the next few days go and try to come up with a compromise!

If you’re in the same boat as I am with work and school, hang in there. You’ve got this! Good luck and remember, you’re so close to the finish line.

Keep smiling,

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The About Me Blog Tag

Guess what? I’m officially flu-free!

It’s such a relief to be able to return to normalcy and get sh*t done without coughing up a storm or feeling like I’m going to pass out. Thanks to being sick for about a week and a half, I learned to not overwork myself mentally and physically (especially at the end of the school term), to get an adequate amount of sleep every single night, to take more breaks and schedule some “me” time, and to regularly take my vitamins.

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 1.38.58 PMA selfie that I took recently. Please excuse my laundry in the background…

I thought I’d ease myself back into blogging by answering a blog tag that I’ve seen floating around the blogosphere. This tag is called The About Me Tag and it will let you, the reader, get to know me A LOT better. I’m not too sure who originally created this post, so if you know, please let me know. Also, if you have a blog, I challenge YOU to answer all these

Okay, let’s get started…

  1. Do you have a middle name? Yes, my middle name is Michelle.
  2. What was your favorite subject in school? In high school I loved Cooking (I was the cooking club president) and Physical Education, and in college I loved Public Speaking.
  3. What’s your favorite drink? Diet Coke is my unhealthy addiction and my alcoholic beverage of choice is a Gin and Tonic.
  4. Favorite song at the moment? I can’t get enough of Sorry by Justin Bieber.
  5. What would you name your children? I have never thought about my hypothetical children, so I have no idea.
  6. Do you participate in any sports? In high school I was on the Cross Country Running team, the Track and Field team, and the Field Hockey team, in college I was on the recreational Field Hockey team and the Dodgeball team, and now I’m just a gym rat.
  7. Favorite Book? Ever since 8th grade I’ve loved Animal Farm by George Orwell.
  8. Favorite Colour? Firetruck red is my all time favorite color.
  9. Favorite Animal? I’ve always loved pandas.
  10. Favorite perfume? In the summer months, my go-to perfume is the Green Apple DKNY scent and in the winter months, my go-to perfume is Daisy by Marc Jacobs.
  11. Favorite holiday? I love Christmas because I get to see most of my family and friends, my family has a lot of Christmas traditions, and December is my birthday month!
  12. Have you graduated High School? Yes! Many, many moons ago…
  13. Have you been out of the Country? Yes, I’ve been fortunate enough have lots of opportunities to travel.
  14. Do you speak any other languages? I can read and write in French, but when I speak it, I’m a bit shaky.
  15. What’s your favorite store? I love Chipotle, does that count?
  16. Favorite Restaurant? Oh, I guess I answered this already in the previous question.
  17. Did you like school? Yes, overall I loved school.
  18. Favorite YouTuber? I’m currently obsessed with Em Dunc’s videos! They’re both entertaining and educational.
  19. Favorite Movie? Batman Begins, hands down.
  20. Favorite Tv show? My current favorite show is The Mindy Project!
  21. Pc or Mac? Mac, I’m a slave to Apple.
  22. What phone do you have? I have an iPhone 5s.
  23. How tall are you? According to my doctor, I’m STILL growing. I’m now 5”6.
  24. What do you order at Starbucks? It really depends on the weather, but a black iced coffee with a touch of soymilk is my most ordered drink.
  25. One thing in your closet you cannot live without? Leggings. I don’t know what I would do without my leggings.
  26.  What’s one thing most people probably don’t know about you? It’s not a secret, but I’ve been clinically diagnosed with OCD. I don’t like it when my food touches on my plate, I have to walk on a certain side of people, and most of the things I do is done in a particular order, among other things.
  27. Name one thing you want to do before you die. Oh man, what a loaded question. It’s a bit selfish, but before I die I want to get married.
  28. What’s one food you cannot live without? I can’t live without sushi.
  29. What quote/phrase do you live by? I guess “Face Your Truth” would be a good answer, since it’s tattooed on me.
  30. What’s your most listened to song on iTunes? All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey.
  31. What kind of style would you define yourself as having? I don’t really know how to answer this question because if I’m not wearing jeans, a hoodie and Converse, I’m wearing athletic clothing.
  32. Favorite number? 5.
  33. Two Hobbies? Besides going to the gym, I love crafting (specifically, scrapbooking) and YouTube-ing/blogging.
  34. Pet Peeve? People who talk on their cellphones/text while driving really piss me off.
  35. Guilty Pleasure? I enjoy watching Toddlers & Tiaras.

Well, that wraps up this tag questionnaire. I hope you all enjoyed learning a little bit more about me! If you do this tag on your blog, please let me know in the comments section down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink.

Keep smiling,

4 YouTube Videos That Will Put A Smile On Your Face

Unfortunately, for the past few days I’ve been sick in bed with the flu. Sure being bedridden is a huge inconvenience (especially 2 weeks before the end of the school term), but it’s given me the chance to catch up on some much needed sleep, think about future blog post topics, and watch YouTube videos.

Since is the first day that I’m feeling somewhat better (I can actually get out of bed and walk to the kitchen without feeling like I’m going to pass out!), I’ve decided to write a super short post sharing some of the videos that have made me smile over the past few days. Enjoy!

1. The Late Late Show with James Corden – Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke Vol. 2

2. PrankvsPrank – Aladdin Magic Carpet PRank

3. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – Daniel Craig Reveals A Mind-Blowing Scene From “Spectre”

4. Vogue – Jennifer Lawrence Nails The Awkward Interview

Whether you’re recovering from an illness like myself or just having a crummy Friday, I hope these YouTube videos cheered you up! Let me know in the comments down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink if you have a great YouTube video to share with me.

Since I’m not sure when I’ll be back to feeling 100%, I don’t know when my next blog post will be going up, but I’m aiming for Monday. If you’re interested to know what I’m up to when I’m not blogging, follow me on Instagram to get ALL the updates!

Keep smiling,

Stove Top Popcorn Recipe (Using Coconut Oil)

Confession: I only go to the movie theatre for the popcorn.

I love popcorn and when given the choice between candy or popcorn, I always pick popcorn, HANDS DOWN. If you consume a lot of popcorn like myself, then you would know that the cost of buying popcorn in the microwavable bags adds up. If I buy a 4 bag box of popcorn and consume 2 of the bags in 1 sitting (which happens quite often) then that’s half the box already gone in the span of an hour. I can go through 4 4 bag boxes of popcorn in a month, which is around $30.


About a year or two into my popcorn addiction, my mom suggested that I save money by buying popcorn kernels and popping it on the stove top. Remember folks, mom is always usually right! She showed me how I could pop popcorn easily in a large pot  using 4 simple ingredients: popcorn kernels, coconut oil, salt and butter. Her method takes around 10 minutes (set up and clean up included) and it’s relatively mess-free! It’s also pretty healthy considering you can control the amount of salt and butter that you consume. If you’re feeling very adventurous with your popcorn flavoring, I would recommend trying a melted peanut butter topping (just drizzle it on there!), a seaweed and sesame topping, and a cajun spice topping!

In this week’s YouTube video, I’m walking you through this simple stove top popcorn recipe.

2 TBSP coconut oil (canola oil and peanut oil work as well)
1/3 CUP of popcorn kernels
(Optional) salt
(Optional) butter

Stove top
Large pot with a lid (preferably a glass lid)

Let me know in the comments section down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink if you try out this recipe and how you like it!

Keep Smiling,

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How Drinking 96 oz of Water Daily Improved My Life – The Benefits of Drinking Water And Tips For How You Can Drink More!

One of my goals for the month of October was to drink 96 oz (12 cups) of water every single day. On average, I drink around 64 oz of water a day (I fill my 32oz Nalgene water bottle up twice), but my trainer challenged me to drink 32 more oz of water every day for 31 days to see how it would affect my body.

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At first I thought that this challenge was going to be a no brainer. How hard could it be to up my water intake by another 32 oz? Well, after the first day of drinking 96 oz, I came to the conclusion that drinking 32 oz more water every day was A LOT harder to do than it sounds (Duh, Kels… it’s a challenge for a reason.)!

Although I was constantly running back and forth from my desk to the washroom, drinking more water helped me realize that during a meal I typically reached for soda or juice instead of water (which cost me extra money and upped my sugar intake), a lot of the times when I thought I was hungry, I was actually just thirsty, and I did a terrible job of replenishing my body with water after a workout.

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So what were the benefits of upping my water consumption? Did I see any improvements? YES, drinking more water DEFINITELY improved my body and mind in the following ways:

1. I felt more awake and focused throughout the day.
I used to drink 8 cups of water and 4 cups of coffee per day, which made me feel drained and sluggish instead of wide-awake and wired. When I replaced those 4 cups of coffee with water, I was more focused on my tasks at work and I didn’t feel like I needed a nap when 3pm rolled around. I guess you could also say that water also helped me kick my caffeine addiction to the curb!

2. My acne disappeared.
When I drank more water, a lot of my acne disappeared and my complexion cleared up, which truly shocked me. The solution to get rid of my acne was SO simple, yet I seriously overlooked it. Goodbye harsh acne face washes and scrubs!

3. My headaches stopped.
I used to get headaches ALL THE TIME and instead of drinking more water, I would pop an Advil. When I upped my water intake, my headaches disappeared, which made me realize that I was poisoning my liver for no good reason.

4. It kept me regular.
Water helps with digestion and it prevents constipation. It helps move waste and toxins out of the body, so it’s a natural detox. Instead of turning to detox teas or supplements, grab some water instead!

5. I stopped snacking late at night.
Water fills the body up, raises the metabolism, and is a natural hunger suppressant. I used to snack a lot late at night (we’re talking 3am, here) because I was desperate for something salty or sweet, but once I started drinking more water, the cravings went away and I cut my late night snacking out all together.

6. My mood improved.
I was happier because I was more awake, I could focus easily on my tasks (YASSS to productivity!), my skin cleared up, and I didn’t get headaches anymore. Like I mentioned above, the solution to a lot of my problems was WATER, which is crazy to think about because it’s such a simple fix.

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If you’re not drinking at least 8 cups of water per day, I HIGHLY recommend that you do so. I know that drinking water isn’t the easiest thing to do, so here are some tips and tricks that I learnt over the past 31 days:

1. Use a water bottle or water jug that has the measurements marked on the side.
The marked measurements will help you keep track of how much water you’ve consumed and how much you have left. I’m a visual person, so this tip helped me quite a bit. I suggest getting a Nalgene water bottle or Blender Bottle!

2. Make hourly water goals.
My trainer told me to break my water goal down and drink 19.2oz every 3 hours. I consumed 19.2oz by 9am, 38.4oz by 12pm, 57.6oz by 3pm, 76.8oz by 6pm, and 96oz by 9pm. This made my goal less intimidating and by the 15th day of the challenge, I even found myself drinking around 100oz per day.

3. Flavor your water with vegetables and fruit.
I’m not going to lie, I got bored of the taste of water really quickly. To remedy this, I avoided artificial water enhancers and added cucumber slices, lemon slices, orange slices, and frozen fruit to my water bottle to give the water some flavor. Drink your water out of a straw if your water bottle doesn’t have an infuser!

4. Stop drinking water 1 hour before you go to bed.
The worst feeling is when you’re finally comfortable in bed after a long day of running around and all of a sudden you have to get up and go to the washroom. I stopped drinking water an hour before I planned to go to bed to avoid multiple trips to the bathroom!

5. Give yourself Drink Water NOW reminders.

If you don’t want to make hourly water goals like I did, download a water app, set reminders on your phone, or write in your planner. When you’re busy and on the go, drinking water is sometimes the last thing that you’re thinking about.

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I hope you all enjoyed reading about how consuming more water improved my daily life and I challenge you to consume 8-12 cups of water every day and see how it can change YOUR life! Feel free to share your experience in the comment section down below, on Twitter @pandamoniumpink, or on Instagram @pandamoniumpinkfit.

Keep smiling,

*Picture Credit:
1. I took this picture in August 2015 of my Nalgene water bottle with my iPhone 5s while hiking in Manning Park.

Here’s To New Beginnings

Hello and welcome to!


My name is Kels and I’m 22 years old. I enjoy eating fish tacos and sushi, reading Sophie Kinsella novels, pumping iron at the gym (honestly, I don’t think I’m #GymRat enough to use that, but I’m just going to go with it), watching Netflix, and writing for pleasure. I’m deathly afraid of carnival clowns (hello American Horror Story season 4!), my guilty pleasure TV show is Dance Moms, and I collect food themed socks. I’m the happiest when I’m outdoors and surrounded by nature, I have a pet hamster named Burger, and my favorite color is fire truck red. I have extremely supportive parents and friends, I despise the rain, and I can perfectly recite every line from Batman Begins.

Did I just share way too much information, way too soon? My apologies, you’ll learn quickly that I love to ramble.

5 years ago my boyfriend encouraged me to start to blog about beauty and fashion. At the time, I was going into my sophomore year of college and I was more infatuated with makeup, skincare, clothes and shoes than I was with computer science. I found a lot of joy in writing product reviews, sharing pictures of my purchases, and documenting my personal life.

1 later, I discovered the beauty community on YouTube. Even though I was a makeup fan girl and not a makeup artist, I decided to purchase a cheap digital camera, make a YouTube channel, and film beauty related videos. Honestly, I didn’t think much about my decision to start a YouTube channel until last year when I found myself sitting in a meeting room at my first “big girl” paid marketing job. YouTube introduced me to the world of marketing, specifically social and digital media marketing, and it has not only given me a job, but also a career.


Since I was having a lot of fun filming, editing and uploading YouTube videos, 3 years ago I decided to enroll in business school. For the past 3 years I learnt about all the aspects of marketing (and I even dabbled into radio and broadcast communications) and now I work as a social and digital marketing manager and social media marketing content creator.

So what does this have to do with my blog?

Well, since I make a living creating and facilitating social and digital marketing plans for businesses and content creators, I think and talk a lot about blogs and blogging. This past year I neglected my own blog because I was too busy instructing other people how to make a blog, write blog posts, and stay on a posting schedule (which I know is very ironic), and I really missed it! Blogging is a fantastic creative outlet and for me it’s extremely therapeutic.


Last month I decided that I wanted to start blogging again and over the past few weeks I’ve spent a good amount of time staring at my blog wondering where to start. Every time I began writing a post about a makeup product that I’m currently trying out, I hit a mental roadblock. A week ago while I was at the gym, it hit me: I’m no longer interested in beauty and fashion. Sure I still wear makeup and I enjoy shopping for new clothes and shoes, but it doesn’t excite me like it used to. I realized that I’m much more passionate about health, fitness, and wellness, and I would much rather write about my health and fitness journey than beauty and fashion.


Okay, well now what?

I’ve decided to take a leap a faith and re-brand my blog. I want to start fresh and take my blog in a new direction. I want to share my personal stories about overcoming an eating disorder, my current workout routine, healthy recipes that I use on a daily basis, fitness tips and tricks, and so much more. Sure I’m going to find it challenging at first to adjust to these blog changes and of course I might lose my subscribers and viewership, but I want to take the risk. I want to dive into this headfirst and if it fails miserably, at least I can say I gave it a shot.

Top: Me at 115 lbs, Bottom: Me at 85 lb

Before I end this rather lengthy first post, I wanted to take the time to thank YOU the reader, the many brands and companies that I’ve had the chance to worth with over the past 5 years, and my management team. has truly changed my life and it has allowed me to experience so many things that I wouldn’t have been able to do if it wasn’t for this blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has made this online adventure unforgettable and I hope you all will continue to follow my blog’s journey and posts on

Don’t forget you can also connect with me on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Periscope!

Keep smiling,