Acorn Vase Filler

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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.


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On Sunday afternoon, I flipped though a Pottery Barn catalog that I had laying around the house and stumbled upon an image similar to this one:


Cute idea for fall decorating, right? Well, Pottery Barn is charging $14.50 + shipping for their “acorn vase filler.” I wasn’t about to pay nearly $20 for 54 plastic acorns, so Murphy and I headed outside in search of our own acorn vase filler in nature.


Vase + votive candle


+ acorns =

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Yesterday’s breakfast was my usual two-ingredient pancake, but I used two eggs in the mix and added some almond butter and sliced strawberries on top.

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I also drank a glass of Dandy Blend with canned coconut milk stirred in.

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Weekly Workouts

  • Sunday: 2-mile walk
  • Monday: 2 mile walk + at-home WOD
  • Tuesday: ZUMBA
  • Wednesday: Yoga
  • Thursday: 5 miles
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: CrossFit

Question of the Day

Where do you find most of your decorating ideas?

Pinterest is my new favorite. I’ve set up all kinds of boards with decorating ideas (room- and holiday-specific), and it’s so addictive to keep pinning ideas to them!

P.S. Check out my guest post on The Merrell Blog: 6 (Fun) Ways to Stay Fit in the Fall!



  1. I haven’t read all the comments but have you done Zumba before? I don’t think I’ve ever heard you mention it. I was just really surprised to see it on your workout list. I love Zumba!

  2. When I was in grade school my mom sent my sister, the neighborhood kids and I on a scavenger hunt for acorns to make an acorn wreath (similar idea, decorate the house with nature). Within a week of the wreath’s construction, there were a TON of little worms crawling out of the wreath and wriggling down the door. Hopefully this doesnt happen to you, but just in case, keep an eye out! 🙂

    1. @lauren: I had the same thing happen to me. I used acorns that my girls had gathered in the canyon. I placed them in glass vases with a candle. Within a week, I had worms in the bottom of my glass container.

  3. Cute!!!
    I haven’t been decorating lately because I live in two apartments so I can’t be bothered. LOL. And have you read my comment I left about my cats? Anything I put out will most likely be destroyed. Now, I just decorate for parties. I have a pumpkin carving party next month though so I have to get some fun Halloween stuff. I just have to decide on a theme: Scary Halloween, tacky Halloween, or Cute Fall?

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