Ate Berries In The Canaries

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.

Hi, friends!

I just need to say: I AM SO HAPPY IT’S FRIDAY!!! Yay! Fun times ahead this weekend!


GREAT lunch today!

I had a Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger with buffalo sauce.

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A juicy orange.

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And edamame. Nutritious and delicious all around!

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After lunch, I spent the next hour or so resizing (or deleting) photos from my blog. Just another reminder to resize your photos! Otherwise, they will slow down your blog and/or you’ll have to pay a fortune for bandwidth/hosting!

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After lunch, I headed to Oasis Day Spa to cash in a gift card for a manicure. My nails finally grew a little (I generally like ”˜em short), so I decided to get them done up all nice today.

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My color of choice: OPI Ate Berries In The Canaries. Weirdest nail polish color name ever? I think so. Pretty though, right?

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After my manicure, I snacked on an English muffin with peanut butter. A Marylou’s iced coffee also might be in my near future.

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Now, I’m headed to the dog park with Mal and Murphy and then to CrossFit. Unfortunately, I think there’s a high probability that I will destroy my manicure at both of these places. Oh, well.

Happy weekend, friends!



  1. I have been dying to get a manicure lately, but have just been too lazy (and cheap) to go get it done.
    You seem very happy in this post, you must really be enjoying the weather or have fabulous weekend plans, or both!!?? I am headed to VT to sneak in some skiing before the mountains close and the snow is completely gone.

  2. Pick up Essie’s No Chips Ahead. It’s amazing stuff that will keep your manicure in better shape. I guess I’ll have to check out Oasis when we finally move to Boston this summer. 🙂

  3. Tina – Question on the photo resizing since I’ve been having some hosting issues lately. I don’t have Livewriting (mac person) so I’m not quite sure what you mean. Just make them smaller in wordpress? Or completely save them in Iphoto smaller?

    1. @clare @ fittingitallin: If you click on the post I linked to, there’s a little tutorial how to resize your pics. I resize my pics (in my photo program) before I put them into my blogging software (WLW). Basically, since you’re using them on a blog/website, you don’t need the quality to be super good, so you can resize them, which saves you some load time and bandwidth. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

  4. I’m so hesitant to get manicures because I always manage to chip the paint within 5 minutes of getting my nails done. Maybe I should try shellac? Pretty color though! Random, but I think I’ve heard there is actually a place called the Canary Islands, so maybe they have berries there?! haha

  5. Hi. I just discovered your website/blog from Pinterest. Your recipes look delish. I’m following a gluten free, (grain free) as much as I can, sugar free, etc..Paleo way of life and am loving your recipes. I look forward to checking out your site a little more. My parents have Pug too, so I love your photos of your little guy.
    Have a wonderful day

  6. Thanks for the reminder I need to cash in a gift certificate for a mani/pedi. My nails look horrendous thanks to washing my hands 300,000 times a day at work. Plus, my poor little running feet could use a nice scrub and buff!

  7. I just got a manicure yesterday and it was so nice. On a separate note, I just arrived in Boston and I already love it! Gorgeous! 🙂 Now I see why you love running here so much.

  8. Love the nails and LOVE Dr Praegers. It’s a staple in our house, especially since it’s a great way to get my daughter to eat her veggies. Never tried it with buffalo sauce though…hmmm.

  9. Tina – I’m having Murphy withdraw. I miss seeing photos of the little man. Not that your nail polish color and name isn’t to die for – it is! But for a while, you were posting cute pics of Murphy almost daily and my husband and I logged in every day to see what he was up to. LOL

  10. Just out of curiousity, do you have Photoshop? If so, you can create an action to resize all of your photos for you. No sitting all day clicking away! Shoot me an email if you have Photoshop and need tips! 🙂

  11. A lot of my photos weren’t resized when I first started blogging and it’s really annoying now because those pages load soooo slowly. I’m trying to go back through old posts and remake recipes so I can update the photos – with a smaller image and one that looks better. It’s going to be a long process!!

    Happy Friday!

  12. You have small nail beds like me. Actually mine are even smaller. Your mani looks nice.

    I just love Dr. Praeger’s products. Love the veggie burgers but can’t eat them often because they are processed in a facility that also processes wheat but they told me their sweet potato one is completely gluten free so meaning to try that.

    Hey Taylor- love your blog name!

  13. I love Dr. Praeger’s!! I just discovered it last month–I’m pretty much obsessed now.

    Nail polish color is pretty too! My nails are looking pretty shabby lately I might have to find that color!

  14. Cute color on the nails. So summery/spring. Its already summer weather here in Florida, so I just painted my toe nails that color the other day! If you don’t mind me asking what does an edamame taste like? Never heard of it.

  15. Great nail color! If you think that’s a weird name, how ’bout this: I had a pedicure, and decided to try an abnormal color, so I chose a dark green. (What was I thinking?) The name? OPI’s ‘Oh no! roll Down the Windows!”

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