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?


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.


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.


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!



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


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!


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.


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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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