• #24daysoftogetherness

    December 3, 2012

    Good morning! Happy Monday!

    Are you partaking in 24 Days of Togetherness? If so and you’re on Instagram and/or Twitter, feel free to use the hashtag #24daysoftogetherness. It’ll be fun to follow along and see what everyone else is doing to celebrate the holidays and togetherness.

    On the agenda for today: Buy each other a small gift. I have a couple of ideas for Mal—D&D gift card, a bag of pistachios (one of his favorite foods ever)… things like that—but I want to get him something unique or really random/funny to make him laugh. Any ideas?

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    On December 1, Mal picked “Write Haikus about one other.” Of course, right? The most random one of the bunch to kick it off! Ha! He didn’t want me to share his Haiku on CNC, but here’s mine:

    Why I love you so
    You smile with your whole face
    You make me happy

    We ended up turning our Haikus into a Christmas tree ornament with our poems written on each side. We just used a piece of cardstock and ribbon to make it.

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    Yesterday, Mal picked “Bake Christmas cookies,” which we were both really excited about. We planned to make cut-out sugar cookies and decorate them with sprinkles.

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    Well, unfortunately, we ran out of all-purpose flour (we substituted almond meal/flour, which just wasn’t the same) and sugar, so our cookies kind of bombed. The dough was much too sticky to use cookie cutters, so we just made regular round cookies with sprinkles. They still tasted delicious, but they weren’t as fun as we had originally planned. Oh, well, it was still fun to bake cookies together!

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    Breakfast

    This morning’s breakfast was a French Toast Breakfast Scramble with blueberries and almond butter in the mix.

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    I ended up going back for two more scoops of almond butter. TJ’s raw crunchy unsalted almond butter is where it’s at! YUM!

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    Weekly Workouts

    • Sunday: Off
    • Monday: CrossFit
    • Tuesday: 5 miles
    • Wednesday: CrossFit
    • Thursday: Yoga
    • Friday: Off
    • Saturday: CrossFit

    Erica Sara Designs Giveaway

    Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a “Love Notes” necklace from Erica Sara Designs. Here’s your winner:

    Liz M.

    I would put L+S on one side & an R on the back for my newborn son, Ryan.

    Congrats, Liz! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com to claim your prize!

    Question of the Day

    What’s your absolute favorite kind of nut butter?

    Mine is Teddie crunchy peanut butter, but TJ’s raw crunchy unsalted almond butter is a close second.

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    Megan@funsizedfitness December 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    We thought about doing the 24 days of togetherness, but decided to make a list together of festive things we want to do in December. Making a gingerbread house is my #1 must do!

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    Marissa December 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    you guys are so cute with the 24 days of togetherness. i love the idea! i think it’s nice for married couples to do, and kids would also love it!

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    Tara December 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I love that you made the Haikus into ornaments, so sweet!

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    Emily @ Emily Eats and Runs December 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Peanut Butter & Co’s White Chocolate Wonderful!

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    Tara December 3, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Oh and my favorite PB is Vermont & Co. Mad River Mojo.
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    I keep saying I am going to make my own and still havent done it. I need to get all the ingredients at once!!!

    http://www.vtpeanutbutter.com/vermont_peanut_butter.php?title=mad_river_mojo

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    Tina December 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

    @Tara: I love their peanut butter! So amazing!

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    luv what you do December 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Homemade nut butter is the BEST! I love white chocolate peanut butter. That’s my favorite kind to make!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Mine is soy nut butter from The Soy Nut Butter Company! I wish I could have peanut butter, cashew butter, etc, but I love soy nut butter, so I’m not too sad about it!

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    Melissa December 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I loved the 24 days of togetherness when I read your post, and I used some of yours for ours. We picked buy a gift today too! I got my husband a cookie monster t-shirt because he LOVES cookies.

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    Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy December 3, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    CASHEW BUTTER! It’s almost too good to buy…because eating it by the spoonful gets expensive. :)

    I have a knack for messing up cookie recipes–especially gluten free ones!

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    Tina December 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

    @Cheryl @ Happy is the new healthy: Agreed, cashew butter is amazing!

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    Khushboo December 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Skippy Natural never fails me :-)

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    Shelly @ Life of a Diet Queen December 4, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Justin’s Maple Almond butter is my fave! Unless Nutella counts? :)

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    Suzanne December 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Whole Foods freshly ground almond butter is the best! Dedham also has freshly ground peanut and dark chocolate chip butter which is crazy good, but dangerous!

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