To be totally honest, I didn’t have high hopes for my 40th birthday celebration amid a global pandemic, but it was everything I wanted and more! It’s funny because this time last year, I had HUGE plans for my 40th. We talked about chartering a yacht and spending a long weekend on Block Island with friends. I know, right? Of course, this was super extravagant, financially and logistically, so, eventually, my 40th was “downgraded” to…

Hi friends and happy Friday! In today’s episode of the Friday 5, I’m sharing everything from running sneakers to favorite TV shows, a new supplement I’m taking, and more! It’s quite the mix! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 1. Brooks Revel 3 You all know how much I love my Brooks sneakers, especially for Orangetheory workouts. They’re lightweight, yet supportive, and just an all around comfortable running shoe that I can wear…

Hey there! Mal and Quinn are on vacation this week, so I’m doing my best to unwind and relax with them. Of course, that’s easier said than done for me! 😉 If you haven’t had a chance to enter to win a charcoal deodorant from Primally Pure, there’s still time. I will pick a winner tomorrow! And here’s a little update from life lately… I recently tried the kale gnocchi from Trader Joe’s. I had…

Hey there and happy Friday to you! 🙂 It’s finally the last day of January. Didn’t January seem like the longest month ever? With it being Friday and all, it’s time for another edition of the Friday 5 where I share my top 5 favorites from the week. It’s quite the mix this week, and I hope you enjoy! Don’t forget to sign up for my new Free Fridays newsletter full of lots of freebies…

Hey there! So, January is quickly coming to an end, and I’m so thankful. When I registered for the FDN certification, signed a cookbook deal, and took on fifteen 1:1 nutrition clients for January, I kept telling myself, “you just need to get through January.” Ok, well, technically, I need to get through January and the first two weeks of February when the cookbook is due, but we’re almost there! Basically, things have been BUSY…

Hi, friends! Happy new year to you! Long time, no talk, right? It’s been a whirlwind over here with the holidays, new clients, writing a macro cookbook, and trucking along with the FDN certification. I took some time away from work and social media around Christmas through the new year, which was a nice change of pace. I had to do some work, but I was excited about it! 🙂 I had 15 (!!!) new…

Hi and happy Friday (the 13th)! Do you have any fun holiday weekend plans? We’re busy with the usual December festivities – a holiday party, birthday party, and 24 Days of Togetherness. We actually picked “make holiday pancakes” yesterday, so we’re saving them for Sunday morning. In today’s edition of the Friday 5, I’m sharing 5 things I’m loving lately including our fun evening at the Celebration for Kids event, a new cozy cardigan find,…

Hey guys, welcome to this next addition of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live! As always, thank you for sending in your questions, and feel free to keep them coming! I have a running list, so I picked three great ones for this week, so let’s get right to it.     Transitioning off the pill… what was it like for you? Any advice? If you guys have been following along for a little bit, there’s a…

Hi friends! Happy Monday Tuesday! 🙂 It totally feels like a Monday today. The boys had yesterday off from school, so we did some typically Sunday errands and family adventures. I woke up today 100% thinking it was Monday. Woahhh. It’s actually a “Quinn and Mumma” day because he’s off again today. Quinn’s school closes for professional development days a few times a year and today is one of those days. I’m actually really looking…

Another Newport weekend is in the books, and it might just be one of my favorites yet! 🙂 It was our 11th year visiting and Quinn’s 7th (feel free to do the math on that one), and it’s still one of our favorite weekends of the entire year. It just never gets old, and I truly cherish the moments we spend together there as a family. That said, here’s a recap of our Newport weekend!…

Greetings from somewhere over Minnesota! Are you ready for some meal prep hacks for a long flight? Oh, I bet you are! 😉 I was up and at ’em this morning to catch an early-morning flight across the country to Seattle to visit the Brooks Running team and fellow #runhappy ambassadors. The flight is nearly 6 hours long, so I packed all sorts of food, including breakfast and lunch as well as snacks (just in…

Hi, friends! It’s been a busy week over here. Mal is back to school, and Quinn starts Kindergarten on TOMORROW. Quinn’s had all sorts of orientation-type activities leading up to the big day, including a playdate, open house where he met his teacher and saw his classroom, and a practice bus ride home. I love that the school really helps the kids prepare, but remember the days when our parents just threw us on the…

Hey guys! We recently spent the weekend in a tiny house, courtesy of Getaway, and I wanted to tell you all about our experience aka here’s a review of Getaway Boston (tiny house) + discount code! The nice people at Getaway offered us a weekend away in one of their tiny houses. Mal and I are kind of obsessed with tiny houses, and since they’re dog friendly, we took them up on their offer and…

Hi, guys! We had quite the fun time on Friday night… and it was totally impromptu! I didn’t feel like cooking, so we decided to take the whole family out to dinner at the Hingham Shipyard. We took Murphy to dinner at Trident last year and had such a great time together, we decided to do it again. It was basically a dog-friendly Friday night on the South Shore. Woohoo! Trident has an outdoor patio…

I just wanted to jump on here and tell you about our trip to Stowe, Vermont!  We stayed at the Lodge at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain Lodge). It’s an amazing place, and we’ve actually vacationed at the lodge during the last three summers. The PR person there is wonderful, and we’ve been friends for a while now, so when she invited our family for another visit, of course, we said yes! With that here’s a…