Before Pics: Driveway & Walkway

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Hi, 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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Hello, hello!

So, our next big home project is redoing our driveway and walkway because they’re both in need of some serious TLC.

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Mal and I actually spent a couple of hours weeding our driveway earlier this summer, but it doesn’t look like it at all now, does it?

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Holy weeds! As Mal said, “You know you’re in trouble when you need to mow your driveway.”

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There’s also a bunch of roots coming up through the ground in the driveway, which, I’m starting to wonder, might have helped mess up the Y-Pipe on my car? I do run over them every time I pull in the driveway. Hmm”¦

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The walkway going to our front door also needs some help.

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We also weeded it earlier this summer.

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Mal and I also want to remove these bushes:

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And pave in front of our stonewall.

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Last summer, I spent hours and hours weeding this area and almost got strung by a swarm of hornets because I upset their nest in the process. As you can tell, I didn’t even bother with it this year.

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We’re having a few companies come out to give us estimates in the next couple of weeks, so, hopefully, we’ll have a nice, new driveway and walkway sometime this fall. I just hope it doesn’t cost us an arm and leg! I hear paving driveways can be really expensive. Eek!

For those of you who have done similar projects, do you have any advice for us? Any idea how much paving a driveway and redoing a walkway might cost? Anything we should consider/keep in mind when picking a company to do the work? We are such rookies.


This morning’s breakfast was a two-ingredient pancake topped with a massive scoop of sunflower butter and a glass of iced decaf vanilla chai tea.

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Mid-morning, I started to get a little hungry, so I ate a spoonful of almond butter straight from the jar. It did the trick.

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Like yesterday, lunch was a “tasting plate” of sorts with a turkey burger topped with grainy mustard.

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A spinach salad with artichoke hearts, grilled zucchini, avocado, and truffle oil.

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And some Sweet Potato Wedges with some almond butter on top.

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Lunch kept me satisfied for quite awhile, but around 4:00 PM, I started to get hungry again. I thought about making an early dinner, but then I threw together a small snack, which was a scrambled egg with spinach and some strawberries. Random, but delicious.

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Off to take a walk with Murphy!

Enjoy the evening, friends!

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