24 Days of Togetherness: The First 10 Days

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Hello, hello!

This week is totally flying by for me. How the heck is it already Thursday?! And just 14 days until Christmas?! Holy cow. The holiday season is whizzing by like lightning. Well, can lightning whiz by? I guess so? It kind of crashes down, I suppose. I dunno, but the holiday season is passing quickly! Anyway, I wanted to share a quick recap of our 24 Days of Togetherness this year. We are having a lot of fun so far!

Day 1: Buy a Christmas tree and decorate it

photo 2 (4) (600x800)

Day 2: Write each other a love note

We actually texted each other our love notes, which I know is super duper romantic. Haha! Actually, we thought it would be nice to be able to read them whenever we wanted (since we almost always have our phones on us) instead of having them on a piece of paper tucked away in some drawer or box where we would only see them every once in a while.

Day 3: Buy Quinn a Christmas ornament

photo 1 (3) (800x600)

We bought Quinn the white, fuzzy bear ornament””second from the left in the top row.

photo 2 (7) (800x600)

Clearly, he was really excited about it!

photo 3 (8) (800x600)

Day 4: Make a Christmas drawing

Like last year, Mal and I played the drawing game (at 5:45 in the morning before Mal left for school). His drawing is on the right; mine is on the left. (I told Mal my drawing was a Dr. Seuss-inspired Christmas tree. Haha!)

photo 4 (13) (800x800)

Day 5: Watch a Christmas movie

Ok, we technically watched a Christmas movie, but only because it was already on TV. It was Friday night, so by the time we caught up with our DVR shows from the week, we were just too tired to sit through one of our favorite movies, so we watched about 30 minutes of “A Christmas Carol” and then went to bed.

Day 6: Celebrate the holiday season with friends

SAM_0446 (800x533)

Day 7: Drink eggnog

We drank eggnog with Trader Joe’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s, which, in my opinion, taste better than the ones from Whole Foods””mainly because they have more creme filling.

photo (9) (800x800)image (800x800)

Day 8: Buy a tree topper

We’ve been meaning to buy a tree topper for years now, but we never found one that we liked when we were out shopping, so we took to the Internet to purchase one. Success!


Day 9: Take a family photo

We took two family photos!

image (2) (800x450) image (3) (800x450)

Day 10: Listen to Christmas music

Question of the Day

A little holiday survey:

  • Have you set up and decorated your Christmas tree yet?
  • What’s your favorite holiday movie?
  • Would you rather drink eggnog or hot chocolate?
  • What tops your Christmas tree?
  • What’s your favorite holiday album?

My answers: Yes, Elf, depends on my mood, light-up star, Home Alone soundtrack



  1. Yes.
    White Christmas and the Muppet Christmas Carol
    Egg Nog—with bourbon!
    A crocheted angel is at the top of our tree—and has been for 30 years!
    Harry Connick, Jr’s Christmas album

  2. Tina,
    Califia farms makes an almond milk eggnog… I really like it because it’s not heavy like the traditional stuff. I usually have to cut the regular one with sprite or 7up. This one I can drink straight….although, my hubby didn’t like it because he said it wasn’t thick enough. I guess it’s a matter of preference… I think it’s worth a try.

  3. We’ve also been meaning to buy a tree topper. For years. My husband goes crazy for this giant bobble-head snowman ornament and somehow sneaks him on the top when I’m not looking. I’m ready to find a tree topper that we both love! It’s a lot of pressure… We want to choose it together and would love our tree topper to be meaningful, handmade, have a story behind it, etc. Online may be a good option! 😉

  4. No Christmas tree yet – we’re going to get one this weekend and I am so excited!
    White Christmas, Christmas Story, and Elf all tie for my favorite Christmas movies.
    I’m usually a hot chocolate fan, but my husband makes an eggnog drink that has scotch in it and it tastes so good!
    On top of my tree: an angel that my grandmother knit for me when I was baby.

  5. We cut ours on my husband’s grandparents’ land… That was an adventure but it is up and uh… unique.
    I love the original animated Grinch and Polar Express
    Hot chocolate!
    A star similar to the one you found online. Our’s has a weird green glow to it though :/
    Frank Sinatra

  6. Yes-twice, it didn’t look that good the first time.
    Home alone
    Hot Chocolate
    Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas

  7. This is such a cute idea. I’m glad you are continuing the tradition even with the busy-ness of the new baby!

    My favorite holiday movie by far is The Santa Clause with Tim Allen. Fingers crossed it’s on TV sometime soon.

  8. Have you set up and decorated your Christmas tree yet? It was up the weekend after Thanksgiving 🙂
    What’s your favorite holiday movie? POLAR EXPRESS!
    Would you rather drink eggnog or hot chocolate? Hot Chocolate
    What tops your Christmas tree? A star
    What’s your favorite holiday album? Any of the classics

  9. Pingback: At My House Survey

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Join the community!

Get recipes, workouts. and discounts straight to your inbox for FREE!
© 2022 Carrots ‘N’ Cake. All Rights Reserved | An Elite CafeMedia Food Publisher | Funnel Build & Design by: Maria Filipina Co.