• Four Years

    February 3, 2012

    Did you know that February 3rd is National Carrot Cake Day? It’s also the day that I published my very first post on Carrots ‘N’ Cake. Quite the coincidence, right? I guess it was meant to be!

    On February 3, 2008, Carrots ‘N’ Cake was born. Four years later, she’s still kicking!


    Past blog birthdays:

    I can’t believe four years of my life (and food) are documented on the Internet. Crazy! It’s even more crazy to think about all of the amazing opportunities CNC has afforded me over the years. Here are just some of them:

    What started as a fun, little hobby has become such a huge part of my life, and I thank each and every one of you for that. Carrots ‘N’ Cake wouldn’t be what it is today without you.

    So, thank you for reading.

    Thank you for commenting.

    And thank you for sending me funny videos and pug photos, which totally make my day.

    As a way to further show my thanks, I’m hosting a super awesome giveaway sponsored by yours truly. I wanted to do something special for you guys, so I’m giving away TWO gift cards—each for $50—to either Lululemon or Whole Foods! The winners get to choose which they’d prefer.


    To enter: Just leave a comment on this post about why you enjoy reading CNC. You can earn an extra entry by tweeting about this giveaway or posting it on Facebook. Just be sure to leave a second comment on this post with your tweet or FB post.

    I’ll randomly pick two winners on Monday morning.

    Good luck! And here’s to another year of Carrots ‘N’ Cake!

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    Kim February 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I tweeted! @oowidescrnoo (I can’t figure out how to get the twitter link when I tweet from my iPad 🙁 )


    chau taylor February 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    healthy stuff. im trying to get some motivation back to being healthy again
    lost my way.


    Elizabeth February 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Over the years, you’ve gone through a wide variety of changes and challenges – changing work, being married, changing up your exercise and eating choices, and dealing with illness, and I love how C&C has served as a great example of how you’ve been able to adjust and deal with it all. For so many of us, change can be so challenging that it’s hard to think about how to adjust and move forward, and blogs like yours can be such an inspiration, letting us know that it’s just LIFE after all, and to approach it with an optimistic attitude!


    Adrianna February 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    you were the second blog I ever discovered and have been reading for years. I love it bc you are real, down to earth, love to work out and eat healthy in a realistic manner, love sweets and booze, and you and mal are so damn cute!


    Katie @ Plates and Paste February 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! Your posts are an inspiration 🙂


    Sonya February 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Love the workout and food inspiration! Congrats on 4 years!


    Carly February 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I have been loving your treadmill workouts lately!


    Angie February 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Congrats on 4 years of Carrots’n’Cakes!

    I love reading your blog for different healthy food ideas & your approach to maintaining a healthy weight! Plus Murphy is soooooo entertaining!

    Here’s to many more years to come!!


    Melissa February 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Congratulations on four years of not only writing for CNC, but for so many amazing accomplishments that came with it 🙂

    I love reading your blog because it makes me happy. Your pug is adorable, the food you make looks delicious, your workouts are inspiring, and you and Mal are super cute together!


    Teresa February 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Treadmill workouts!


    Kim February 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I love reading cnc because you are hilarious and I love all the out talk!


    Audra H February 5, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I love seeing what workouts you do and meals you eat. CNC gives me workout motivation and healthy meal ideas!


    Leah February 5, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I love reading carrots n cake because you always have such great info about yummy treats, meals and lots of great info about working out!! helped so much when I had IT band injury questions!!


    Coleen February 5, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I try to eat healthy most of the time (I need my treats to stay sane) so I like that you post easy healthy recipes. I like to see someone who has balance in their life when it comes to being healthy-it inspires me to do the same.


    Jen K February 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I love following your blog for all the healthy living ideas. The recipes are great and easy for even me to make. And the workouts are motivating and inspirational!

    Thanks for posting and congrats on another year!


    Denise February 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    I enjoy reading because you have real food and a real life. Nothing that is unattainable to live a healthy lifestyle!


    Abby February 6, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I like reading CNC because it is great motivation for me!


    Rachael February 6, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I like reading CNC because of the variety in your posts and I love the most recent posts about Crossfit. I hope to join a group one day and your posts help ease my anxiety!


    Claire February 6, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I love your healthy outlook on life-it’s so refreshing and nice to see a healthy living blogger who enjoys all aspects of life and doesn’t feel guilty at all. Happy blog birthday!!


    Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) February 6, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Love that CNC shows balance and how to live a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying life’s simple pleasures!


    Meg February 6, 2012 at 8:05 am

    love your blog! read it about work 🙂 it’s enjoyable, down to earth, and BALANCED. beer=good too!


    Elizabeth Jarrard February 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

    congratulations on 4 years of blogging!!!


    Grace February 6, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Love reading about your life in Boston!


    Tricia February 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Happy Anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog for its practical healthy living inspiration and ideas. Thanks for what you do.


    Jessica February 6, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I love the puppy photos and the simple recipe ideas!


    Jill February 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Oooh, I hope I’m not too late to enter. Congrats on 4 years of blogging. That is impressive!


    becca @ bellebottoms February 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

    i enjoy reading this blog because you are wine-drinking, workout loving, crazy face-making, good food eating dog owner who can laugh at herself and make others laugh as well!

    love it!


    Tania February 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for writing this blog! This blog inspires me to hope someday I can run a marathon (even though 10 minutes of straight running still eludes me…) and keeps me honest.


    Valerie February 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I like reading about your workouts, especially the treadmill workouts. I don’t use them on the treadmill, but take them to the streets. It’s nice to mix up my normal routine!


    steff February 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

    love the tips on healthy living – and your sense of humor!


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