A few weeks ago, Mal surprised me with a special gift that, according to him, was just “so Tina.” Apparently, he saw the Tokyo Tote on the Bellroy website (he’s already a huge fan of the brand) and decided that I just needed to have it in my life. I love a good tote bag and know you guys do too, so I wanted to share this Bellroy Tokyo Tote review. Rewind to 2014 when…

It’s that time of the year again… Beautycounter’s Friends + Family is back!!! WHAT: 15% off site-wide* WHEN: Today – August 12, 2019 WHY YOU SHOULD SHOP: Beautycounter hardly ever offers percentage-off sales like this one. Their promos are typically a free gift with purchase with a minimum order of $100+, so a straight-up discount with no minimum is a BIG DEAL! It’s a great time to restock on your go-to favorites or try something you’ve been eyeing. Have…

As you guys might member, I’m a huge fan of the sunglasses from Kohv. Last summer, the brand sent Mal and me a few pairs to try, and we were immediate fans of them! Kohv just launched a bunch of new styles on their website last month, so we’re teaming up for this blog post and an awesome giveaway below as well as a Kohv sunglasses discount code! Seriously, you don’t want to miss it! The brand…

Hey there! I’m popping in with a quick blog post that includes some awesome fashion finds from the week (aka SALES) + a full-body medicine ball + running workout. It involves a complex (3 movements = 1 rep), so it was a fun challenge mixed with some 800 meter runs. I did it yesterday – and, holy cow, I was a sweaty mess by the end! FYI: If you don’t have a medicine ball, you…

Hey, hey! Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 🙂 Here’s the most recent episode of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live. If you missed the 24 hour replay, it’s shared below for your viewing pleasure. If you have any questions that you’d like for me to answer in the next video, please let me know – either comment below or send me an email or DM on Instagram!         This week’s Instagram Live covers…

Good morning! I’m popping in with a quick blog post that includes some awesome fashion finds from the week (aka SALES) + a great upper body dumbbell workout that I’ve actually done twice now, and it’s left me quite sore the next day! It includes all single-arm movements, so it’s helpful for increases strength, especially if you deal with any sort of imbalances. I hope you like it! Mal snapped the photo below as we…

Happy Friday, friends! I’m a sucker for a good sale and pretty much never buy something full price, which is why I am a huge fan of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale every year. I love shopping through Nordstrom year round since they have brands I like and a great customer service, but their annual sale can’t be beat. It’s seriously such a good time to stock up on cold weather essentials for fall/winter, activewear, shoes, and…

I know some of you might be curious, so I wanted to share some information about my journey and why I became a Beautycounter consultant. I actually didn’t know anything about Beautycounter before hearing a few rumblings in the Paleo blogger community. It sounded like a great company with an awesome mission, but I didn’t think much about it until a follow blogger reached out about joining her team. She actually offered to send me some…

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Primally Pure launched a new line of facial serums. Woohoo! It includes 3 varieties, each for a different skin care concern: Clarifying, Pumping, and Soothing (with 300mg CBD). The nice folks from Primally Pure actually sent me the Clarifying and Pumping serums to try out, and, so far, they’re incredible. (The Soothing will be available at the end of July.) Both serums smell amazing, and I love the…

Hi, happy Friday and happy first official day of Summer – wahoo!! It’s been a very fun birthday week over here. I’m officially 39 and the final year of my thirties is off to a great start! 🙂 We’ve had such a great week, and we are looking forward to celebrating the first weekend of summer with a Dave Matthews Band concert (we have friends visiting from NYC), spectating a CrossFit competition, and my cousin’s…

I’ve been getting a TON of questions from those of you who are curious to know I cleared up my hormonal acne. My skin has definitely taken a very positive turn in the past few months, and it looks like you guys have noticed. As always, I’m thrilled to share what’s been working for me, especially if you want to know how to get rid of acne when nothing works. Read on to learn how…

Hey hey, happy Friday to you! I can’t believe it’s the middle of June already! Murphy’s 10th (!!) birthday is today, Father’s Day is this Sunday and then my birthday next week – it’s a busy (and fun!) time of year for us, for sure! Since last weekend was jam-packed with wedding festivities, we’re taking it semi-easy this weekend. Quinn’s pool party is on Saturday and then we plan to go out to breakfast and…

Hi and happy Fri-yay! It’s been a great first week of June (my favorite month!). We’re one week down with the Macro Tracking Challenge… just 12 days to go, which means 12 days until I enter my last year in my thirties! It’s been awesome watching you all kick butt at the challenge, and I definitely appreciate the extra accountability. Now that it’s the weekend, so we’ll see how things go! 😉 Anyway, today’s edition…

So, I’ve raved before about my love for Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant, and I get lots of questions about why I made the switch from conventional to natural deodorant as well as my thoughts on the dreaded “detox” phase (more on that below). Prior to discovering brands like Beautycounter and Primally Pure, I didn’t pay much attention to the skin care and beauty products I was using. I figured if it’s being sold in stores,…

Hi, friends! Happy Friday to you! So, we’ve had quite the fun April vacation week. We got back from New York City on Monday morning, which, of course, was a great way to kick off the week. On Wednesday, I filmed a donut review with Jack from The Donut Digest at my beloved Coffee Shack. The location closer to our home went out of business, but the original Coffee Shack is alive and well (in…