Blogger Love in a Package

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.


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.

Boy, did I feel the BLOGGER LOVE today!!! :mrgreen:

Early this morning, I mailed the Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt care packages to the winners. I’m excited about the goodies that I picked out– I really hope the winners like what’s inside! 😀

When I arrived home from work, I was greeted by not one, but two packages

The first was from my “Secret Cupid:” Heather from Hangry Pants!!! I was especially excited to receive my secret Valentine’s Day gift from her because I read her blog every day.

Heather totally spoiled me with the goodies she sent: granola planks, fun V-Day socks, chocolate kisses, and a polka-dot bowl. 

I’m totally in love with the bowl that she gave me! It reminds me a lot of my polka-dot oatmeal bowl, but much cuter! THANK YOU, HEATHER!!!!! You put the biggest smile on my face today! :mrgreen:

FYI: The best part of Heather’s V-Day gift package is at the end of this post! 😉

Package #2 was awesome as well! Recently, Laura (a reader) and I did a bar exchange with one another. She lives in an area where Larabaras are hard to find, so I sent her a package with all sort of bars, including Larabars. Today, I received her package with Zbars, a breakfast cookie, and a coupon for a Think Bar. THANK YOU, Laura!!! I’m super excited to try the breakfast cookie! I do love cookies for breakfast! 😀


While I was at the gym this evening (I did the 45-minute treadmill run), Mal cooked dinner for us. He made Annie’s Mac & Cheese with TJ’s turkey meatballs and steamed spinach. 

My plate with a refreshing glass of POM + soda water… 


As part of my V-Day package, Heather baked Barney Butter/Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Muffins!!! The name is quite a mouth-full, but HOLY YUM! They’re the perfect mix of ingredients– all in one single muffin! 

I just ate one of these delicious treats, and I am already considering having another one. Heather is a baking goddess in my book! Thanks, again, Heather!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

It’s SO bedtime for me!!! G’ night! 



  1. What a wonderful secret cupid! That bowl IS cute 🙂 And I remember reading Heather’s post when she baked those muffins for you…I was hoping she was my secret cupid, hehe.
    Your dinner looks great- how are those turkey meatballs? They sound great!
    Have a relaxing night, doll!

  2. There’s literally no love like blogger love, right Teen? Those muffins look delicious. Are they super tiny or do my eyes deceive me? Heather is amazing. 🙂

  3. Yeah for blogger love! So glad you liked everything! It was really fun to shop and bake for you.

    Anyone who wants the muffins can buy them at Meghann’s Bake Sale!


  4. Lovely looking dinner!

    Quick question–I’m looking to change up my cardio, and I think adding some running would be good. But sometimes it’s too cold/inconvenient to run outside. For a treadmill workout, what’s a good speed/interval rate for a novice runner? In my eyes you’re a treadmill guru!

  5. @Mimi: I usually start my run at about 5.5 (incline 1.0) and work up my speed from there. I play with the speeds constantly– like run 2 minutes at X.X speed, then 3 minutes at X.X speed, then sprint at X.X for 1 minute. Try varying your speeds from 5.5 to 6.5 and see how it goes. You can always speed up or slow down depending on how you are feeling. Good luck!

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