10 Years of Carrots ‘N’ Cake + Giveaway

Good morning!

So, there’s a lot to celebrate: Tomorrow (February 3rd) is National Carrot Cake Day as well as the day that I started Carrot ‘N’ Cake TEN (yes, a whole decade) years ago. (I figured I should publish this post a day early since not everyone reads on the weekend.) I didn’t even realize the coincidence until a couple of years after I wrote my first blog post, but I feel like it was definitely meant to be!

First and foremost, I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOUTHANK YOUUUUU from the bottom of my heart for reading this blog and following my life journey. I started CNC as a hobby blog. I was 27 years old, and it was a way to keep me accountable as I shaped up for my wedding day. Nowadays, CNC is my full-time job and our family’s main source of income. It’s no longer a hobby, but I love it just as much as I did when I first started it. Today, I’m 37 years old, married with a child (and pug), and run two additional businesses that have been heavily supported by CNC readers. All this to say once again: THANK YOU for your support. This blog wouldn’t be what it is today without you, and I can’t even begin to explain how much each of your comments, questions, messages, likes, and emails mean to me. THANK YOU for being part of one of my life’s greatest adventures!

Speaking of adventures, CNC has awarded me so many incredible opportunities over the years. Since we’re celebrating 10 years today, I wanted to reminisce about some of amazing things I’ve done because of this blog. (I still think it’s crazy that a little online journal turned into what it did!) If you’re a new reader or someone who has followed since the beginning, I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane!

In no particular order:

1.  Spending a week in Israel as part of a fitness tour +  traveling to so many other amazing places, including Cabo San Lucas (twice), Stowe Mountain Lodge, Twin Farms, Oahu, Hawaii, and so many more. The amount of travel I’ve done over the past decade has been what I’m most thankful for – besides you guys, obviously!

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2. Running the Boston Marathon

3. Visiting the White House to hear Michelle Obama speak

4. Spectating the 2012 and 2013 CrossFit Games

5. Becoming a published author

6. Appearing on The Dr. Oz Show with the Cookie Monster as well as meeting and even interviewing a ton of other celebrities, including Tiffani Thiessen, Vanessa Lachey, Kelli RipaMonica Porter, Ally Reisman, Christmas Abbot, Jenny Simpson, Dara Torres, Martha Stewart (well, we got to do yoga together), Rich Froning + lots of CrossFit athletes, Bob Harper, Ellie Krieger, Ted Allen, Giada DeLaurentiis, Rocco Dispirito, Marisa Tomei, and more!

7. Creating and hosting the Healthy Living Summit

8. Participating in Reach the Beach with some of my favorite blog friends

9. Being a weekly contributor to Health Magazine for nearly 6 years

10. Working with so many wonderful brands, including Stitch Fix, who kindly offered to give away a $200 gift card to help celebrate CNC’s big day. Here’s your chance to enter to win!

GIVEAWAY TIME

To enterSign up for Stitch Fix, if you haven’t already, and fill out and/or update your Stitch Fix style profile (which is free!). Both existing and new Stitch Fix customers have a chance to win. Then, just leave a comment on this blog post. I will randomly pick a winner next week. Good luck!

 

370 Comments

  1. Congratulations on 10 years. I discovered your blog about a year ago and am enjoying it.
    I updated my stitch fix account.

  2. WOW! Congrats on a decade of blogging, that’s something incredible!!!! Way to be a force in this world. Keep up the great work. I’ll keep reading daily!

  3. Happy anniversary! A wardrobe refresh would be such a treat for this newly pregnant lady, whose clothes all look awkward!

  4. I’ve been reading your blog for six years. I have a three year old so love the posts about your workouts and Quin. Congrats!

  5. Been following you since your days at Harvard and have enjoyed all of your life’s changes and successes. Happy Tenth!

  6. I’ve been reading this blog for the past 5 years. I found it during a difficult transition time in my life, and it’s really been something that has brought some joy and positive vibes during the good and bad times. Thanks for writing and sharing!

  7. Congrats on 10 years! I’ve loved following along since the early days. I just got back to work after maternity leave and I’d love to spice up my wardrobe with a Stitch Fix. Thanks!

  8. Happy “tin” anniversary of CNC! I enjoy following along on all that’s happening both via email and on Instagram stories! Can’t wait for the next 10 years. 🙂

  9. Happy anniversary! you were the first healthy living blogger I found and have been hooked ever since 🙂 Thank YOU! for all you do!

  10. Congrats on 10 years, and thank you for all of the work that you put into your blog!
    Would love to give Stitchfix another go with a gift card!

  11. Happy blog anniversary!! Pretty excited to witness the upcoming year for you and your family via carrots and cake =D.

  12. Congratulations on ten years! I wore a cardigan yesterday from my last Fix – getting ready to schedule another one!

  13. Reading and catching up on your blog got me through a loooooong deployment back in 2018. Crazy awesome to see how far you’ve come!

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