Celebrity Obsessions & Friday Favorites

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.


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Happy Friday!

It’s a snowy, yet warm-ish, morning here. It’s very strange, but sort of pretty, too.

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We ran out of iced coffee this morning, so Mal, Murphy, and I headed to Marylou’s to get our morning fix.

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Yes, the drive-thru is bright pink! Love it!

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I ordered a Peanut Butter Wonderful iced coffee with milk and no sugar””it’s plenty sweet without it!

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For breakfast, I whipped up a Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancake to which I added a thick layer of Teddie Peanut Butter and chia seeds. So delicious!

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It’s no secret that I love celebrities, and, of course, I’m in love/obsessed with some more than others, including:

Ellen DeGeneres: Obviously. She’s pretty much my hero. I mean, why else would I wait two hours to see her walk by for 5 seconds? I’ve also applied for tickets to her show a half dozens times now (with every intention of hopping on a plane at last-minute’s notice). People, it WILL happen!

Hoda Kotb: After seeing her at the Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, I’ve become newly obsessed with her. She just seems like such a positive, down-to-earth person, who appreciates the little things in life.

Bethenny Frankel: I’ve been a fan of Bethenny’s for a long time now. There’s just something about her that I can relate to. She doesn’t sugarcoat things (I like that about people) and her neurotic characteristics are a lot like mine.

Jersey Shore cast: I wish I understood this one. I think the reason I love the Jersey Shore cast so much is that they don’t give a f*ck about what other people think of them, and they’re always up to something ridiculous and hilarious. I also just really want to spend one night boozing-face with them at Karma. Although, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t survive.

Ryan Reynolds: I don’t need to explain this one, do I? I’ll just post a picture of him.


Ok, two.


And Eva Longoria: I recently read an interview with her, and she just seems like someone I’d want to hangout with and chat about life over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

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Her interview and mini Q & A (“Eva’s Favorites”) also inspired today’s post!

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Here are my favorites!

Tina’s Favorites

  • Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Truffle salt. Love it.
  • Favorite item in my makeup bag: BeneFit They’re Real! Mascara. Totally worth the price.
  • Favorite item in my closet: My gray Chuck Taylors. I wear them a lot.
  • Best workout song on my iPod: Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
  • Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Produce! Bananas!!
  • Movie I’ve watched the most: The Goonies. I know every line by heart.
  • Favorite ice cream flavor: Depends on my mood, but either Almond Joy or Coffee Cookie (from Kimball’s Farm, obviously).
  • Favorite sandwich: Red Onion Sandwich on toasted honey wheat. I need to make a trip to Burlington ASAP!

Question of the Day

What are your favorites from the questions above? Feel free to play along!



  1. I’ll play!

    Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Red pepper
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Bare Escentuals Eye Shadow
    Favorite item in my closet: Toms
    Best workout song on my iPod: Club Can’t Handle Me by Flo-Rida. This has been my favorite pump me up running song for over a year.
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: The natural foods section
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Dazed and Confused?
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Something with a vanilla based
    Favorite sandwich: Tofu Veggie Pita from The Earl in Atlanta

  2. Fun idea! I’d like to play!

    Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Garam Masala
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: Urban Decay Primer Potion
    Favorite item in my closet: My grey Uggs
    Best workout song on my iPod: International Love (Pitbull, Chris Brown)
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Produce
    Movie I’ve watched the most: Pretty Woman
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
    Favorite sandwich: Tuna!

  3. I’m also a big Hoda fan…love her on th Today show 4th hour! My favorite spice is cumin, hands down.
    My favorite item in my closet right now is my sparkly pink lulu lemon sweater…LOVE IT!
    Produce is certainly my most favorite grocery store thing (sorry to be unoriginal).
    Ice cream? Going to Marble Slab and getting pb with skor and cookie dough!!!

  4. Is Bethany Frankel a celebrity? What is she famous for? I know I’ve seen/heard her name but am I living under a rock or something? What type of celebrity is she?

  5. Becca’s Favorites
    Favorite herb or spice to cook with: Truffle salt. Love it.
    Favorite item in my makeup bag: BeneFit Erase Paste!
    Favorite item in my closet: My rose colored maxi dress from Target.
    Best workout song on my iPod: You Know what it Is by T.I
    Favorite aisle in the grocery store: Produce 🙂
    Movie I’ve watched the most: My Best Friend’s Wedding
    Favorite sandwich: Peanut butter and honey!

  6. I hope this doesn’t sound crazy, but are we the same person? I’m obsessed with Ellen, Bethenny, jersey shore folk, and Ryan! Ellen is the bomb dot com…she’s my ‘if you could meets anyone living or dead …’ I’d love to party with the shore, too. I’d likely die but so worth it.

  7. I also LOVE Ellen and the Jersey Short cast. I know a lot of people hate on the JS cast, but I can’t help but appreciate the fact that they do NOT take themselves too seriously. How can you hate on them? There is a reason they are well-known. If everyone really “hated” them…no one would watch their show. But they do…soo yea get over it. Maybe those that hate them need to take a lesson from their book and not take themselves quite so seriously.

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