Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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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Brrrrr… it got cold outside!! I must have jinxed myself by complimenting the beautiful fall weather in my previous post. Even with a big, puffy winter coat and a pair of gloves, I was still cold! 😯


I’m SO not ready for winter. πŸ˜•


Mal came home from work right when Murphy and I were about to head out for our afternoon walk, so he joined us for an extra long adventure. Mal and I had a lot to talk about– house stuff, of course! πŸ˜‰


Pugs are funny dogs! πŸ˜†


When we got home from our walk, I jokingly locked Mal out of the apartment (because I’m 5-years-old).


Locking him out actually turned into a (super nerdy) game to see who could “break” into the house. We both took turns trying.


My fingers weren’t long enough to unlock the latch, but Mal came really close a few times.


Mal and I play games like this all of the time… because we’re weird. πŸ˜‰

Mal is making tuna melts for dinner tonight, so I’m in charge of setting up the DVR to watch our “programs.” I love low-key Friday nights like this. TGIF! :mrgreen:



  1. Good thing you are moving cause someone with superlong fingers might try to break in!

    I saw someone jogging this morning with their PUG. It was hilarious. They were jogging and the pug was moving at superspeed to keep up with his little teeny legs.

  2. LOL, what is with those gloves? Is that a East Coast thing? Are your fingers not freezing? Sorry, this struck me as so funny. After a week of computer problems, I am a little bit nutzo.

  3. It is the exact opposite here – it was 77* today! In IOWA! That is unheard of and very weird. But I loved it. πŸ™‚

    I’m having a low-key Friday as well, getting ready to finally launch BodyPump 75 tomorrow! What did you think of the squat and back tracks? I don’t think I’m a huge fan. :/

    Have a great relaxing night!

  4. I read, OFTEN, but I need to comment on this one! πŸ™‚

    RE: “breaking” into your own house

    This is funny and scary because, TRUE STORY – someone DID this to my sister and her roommate!

    Their chain was too long on the lock that some one was able to put their fingers through the door like that and GET IN!

    My sister and her roommate were convinced their house was haunted because they would come home from work and things around their apartment was moved around.. chairs on the table, etc.

    I told them, NO WAY – let’s find the logical answer and that is what we came up with. After they had the apt mgmt change the chain lock.. no more “weird” thing happening around the apartment!

    Get this though… the reason they drew the line was because one night when they were SLEEPING in the apartment.. they woke up to all of the cabinets open, chairs on the table, pictures turned upside down… FREAKY! Someone had broken in WHILE they were in there sleeping!

    They did end up figuring out it was my sisters roommates ex boyfriend… VERY creepy!

    Ok… novel over! πŸ™‚

  5. I had such a big laugh over you locking Mal out of the apartment. That’s something I would to do to my boyfriend. I think it’s good to act like a 5 year old. There’s too much that we have to be serious about now.

  6. My boyfriend and I do silly stuff like that too. Our thing is running around the house snapping each other with the dish towel πŸ˜€

  7. I’m in a sweatshirt for the first time tonight. It feels nice and cozy. I’m not ready for COLD cold though.

    Enjoy your night! We’re about to enjoy the same kind of night after the husband finishes putting the wee one down.

  8. I love low key Friday nites also. It’s actually raining here in northern CA….looking forward to tortalini with butternut squash sauce, whole grain crusty bread and maybe our first fire in the fireplace of the season:) Cheers!

  9. Too funny…my husband and I play “dumb”games all the time…no use acting older than 5 when you don’t have to, right?

  10. Jealous of your cold weather! Florida is still at 85 and sunny! A curse in disguise to some…But gotta love a low key Friday night! A fav of mine too!

  11. OK- here’s what’s going to happen. I’m going to put port-a-pug together, name him something ridiculous, like Cornelius, and then recreate every pic you post of Murphy with him. How creepy would that be? It’s going to happen. Just you wait.

    Oh, and I love your gloves.

  12. That is totally something Jason and I would do — the lock each other out thing. Except I’m sure I would try for 2 seconds, get frustrated and whine “I don’t want to do this anymore!” I”m such a baby when I don’t “win”

  13. Aha, but after having only one summer in the past three years, I am *totally* ready for Summer to hit here in Australia! πŸ˜€ What goes around comes around…

  14. I’m a big fan of low-key Friday nights – it’s my favorite time to just relax after the long week! You and Mal are too funny! I love reading about all of your silly, down-to-earth stories πŸ™‚

  15. I’m so not ready for winter either! Ugh, I ran outside yesterday and I needed gloves and 2 layers. So long perfect fall running.

    On a better note, you and your hubby are so dang cute!!! Sounds like a great Friday night in to me! πŸ™‚

  16. I couldn’t stop laughing when you said, “because I’m 5 years old.” I do stupid things like that all the time, my family thinks I have a brain of a 2 year old. HAHA!

  17. Just checked out the Green Eyed Monster and LOVE their stuff. I think I’ll be doing some holiday shopping there…

    The reusable produce bags are such a great idea! I’ll have to pick some of those up for myself πŸ™‚

    Also a big fan of Mama Pea- recently tried her Blackberry Cinnamon Roll recipe which was delicious. Highly recommend it if you haven’t tried it already.

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