Adventures Working from Home

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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I’ve come a long way since my early days of working from home. I no longer sit on the couch hunched over my laptop or at the dining room table where I can watch TV. Now-a-days, I work in my office at a desk and only sometimes listen to music. I’ve also figured out how to work with a needy dog (aka “attention whore”) by my side all day long as seen here, here, here, and here.

This morning, I embraced my right-brain and rearranged the office. Now that Mal and I both work from home, we need to share the space. I broke up our “super desk” and moved them apart, so now we each have a one to work on. I gave myself the big desk! 😉

(Please note my very right-brained desk “filled with piles of papers, sticky notes, and business cards!” It’s organized to me! 😉 )


Aww, isn’t Mal’s desk cute?! 😉



I mostly have the needy dog thing figured out, but I’m a softie when it comes to Murphy. I let sit on my lap while I work, which is not an easy feat for a 29-pound pug. Doesn’t he look uncomfortable?!


Pug pretzel.


Poor guy.


Eventually, he got settled on my lap… at least for a little while.


Not long after Murphy got comfortable, an army of tree cutting trucks pulled up outside on my street and got to work. They were so frickin’ loud!! 👿



Murphy was not pleased.


Despite moving furniture, meeting my pug’s demands, and listening to hours of machinery raucous, I managed to get a lot done. I swear, I’m more productive working from home than in an office!


Around 11:30, I snacked on a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondie and some VitaCoco coconut water that has been sitting in my fridge since the Healthworks Blogger Bash. Surprisingly, it was still good and tasted alright. (I guess I don’t really like coconut water? 😕 )


I definitely ruined my lunch with this snack because now I’m not hungry at all. Perhaps a workout will get my appetite going again?

See ya for dinner! 😎



  1. i am not a fan of coconut water either. shame because its supposed to be super hydrating and in this heat we all need extra hydration! oh well…onto the next one!

  2. So I did take the test and I’m totally left-brained. Although your desk looks perfectly organized to me, so maybe I’m crazy? 😉

  3. I can imagine you get a ton more work done with an organized office….like when you rearrange a room – you just want to hang out in there! I’d love to work from home, but am having trouble finding a job!

  4. Sometimes I eat a snack before an actual meal too… and some of those times it actually gets my appetite goin’! My parents always say that the actual act of eating is what brings on the appetite, haha 🙂

  5. I really like your office space. I have my own built in work area in the condo we are renting. It sits between the spare room and the living room area. I love it! By the way…that blondie looks delicious. 🙂

  6. I used to work from home and called the kitchen table my desk. If I start telecommuting, even part-time, I’d get a desk.

  7. I’ve started to do a lot more work at home & I’ve had to use my study as a study. No eating in here, no movies or tv shows 9-5pm & I need to keep focused so I’ve made it more of an office

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