Christmas is Coming

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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What is it with dogs and big sticks?!? Check out the huge-ass stick that Murphy found in the backyard last night! 😆


Little did the pug know that his stick would soon become wood for our fireplace. 


He was pretty upset when “Dad” broke it into kindling.



Murphy actually sat and whined about his stick for a good 30 minutes. (It was really annoying.) Eventually, he grabbed a small piece and ran off into the bedroom to make a mess chew it. I’m glad that his whole night wasn’t ruined.


During all of the “stick drama,” I tidied-up our house, turned on the holiday music, and lite some votive candles on the mantel.


I love the holidays! 😀


Meanwhile, Mal built a fire.


Then, we kicked back and watched the Oregon football game.


Did you hear that they’re going to the National Championship!?! Mal is so psyched!


While I watched the game with Mal, I drank a beer.

FYI: Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale is not very good. It sounded like an interesting beer (“Brown Ale matured on Madagascar vanilla beans and bourbon barrels”), but it just tasted weird””artificial, I guess. The vanilla flavor didn’t seem to “mesh” well.


About an hour later, Dave and Marie arrived for dinner. Fondue was on the menu!


With the fondue, we had steamed broccoli.


French bread and kielbasa.





Hooray for Family Dinner! 😀


My husband is such a hottie! 😉


After dinner, Marie and I broke open a bottle of champagne”¦ and drank the whole thing.


Hey, it was really good champagne! 😉


We also enjoyed some snowman sugar cookies for dessert.


Happy holidays! Christmas is coming! :mrgreen:



  1. Hi! I’m a long time reader but this is my first time to comment. Love the blog! I must say that’s not the main reason that I am out of lurking. I went to Auburn and have been a huge Auburn fan my whole life.

    Give Mal a big WARRRR Eagle!!

  2. I was inspired and made fondue last night….and it turned out terrible (lol). Do you have any good fondue recipes I could steal?

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