CNC Turns Three

Good morning! :mrgreen:

Happy National Carrot Cake Day!! Sounds like my type of day, right? Well, it is a very special day.

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Today is also the three-year blog birthday of Carrots ”˜N’ Cake!!!

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Funny coincidence, huh?

Carrots ”˜N’ Cake has come a long way in three years. If you’ve been following along for awhile now, you know it’s been quite a journey!

It’s crazy to think that doing what I love is now my job. It’s even crazier to think how many times I almost quit my dream job. Working full-time, freelancing for Health, writing a book, and blogging was so overwhelming at times, I almost decided to throw in the towel with CNC. But, thanks to many, many, many heart-to-heart talks with my husband, I stuck it out. It was worth all of the hard work, stress, and tears.

Carrots ‘N’ Cake is the most rewarding project of my life, and if it wasn’t for my readers, it wouldn’t be alive and well today, so THANK YOU, readers! Thank you for reading everyday and supporting this blog. Each of your comments, emails, and conversations motivate me to continue blogging and better myself each and every day. Here’s to another year!

Breakfast

This morning’s breakfast was a mix oatmeal mix of oats, butternut squash, soy milk, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, peanut butter, and granola. I felt like a mad scientist adding all of these ingredients to my pot!

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And, as always, I drank a glass of iced coffee with breakfast.

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CNC Anniversary Giveaway

Turning three deserves a celebration, right? Well, OpenSky recognized that and offered to giveaway an amazing Le Creuset 3 Piece Cookware Set (worth $350)!!!

Enameled cast iron cookware provides even heat retention and retains it longer no matter what heat source you use. Extremely attractive cookware pieces can go from your oven or stove to the table effortlessly. Set includes 3 1/2-quart round oven with lid, 1 1/4-quart saucepan with lid and 9″ iron handle skillet. Dishwasher safe.

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I’m already jealous of whoever wins. What an awesome prize!

To enter, you just need to follow me. OpenSky will pick a winner on Monday morning.

Question of the Day

What is your dream job?

245 Comments

  1. Wow, that is a fantastic coincidence! So cool to see that you have achieved so much. Just inspired me to look up a carrot cake cheesecake to make with my Grandma. Thanks for inviting us all to watch along the way.<–Not meant to sound creepy…Hahah.

  2. Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary!

    I’m fortunate enough to be doing my dream job – I’m a social worker assisting TANF recipients and refugees (from places like Liberia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Congo) with job readiness. It’s awesome.

  3. Congratulations on make it 3 years! That’s soo amazing. I’ve loved reading it & will continue to read it every day! =)

  4. Ok for one – that carrot cake at the top looks seriously amazinggg – my parents had carrot cake for their wedding and I def. want to follow suit 🙂

    And two, I am not kidding that oatmeal looks SO SO SO good – I am going to make it tomorrow night! YUM

    And three, what an awesome giveaway – I am moving to my first “real” apartment after I graduate so I am in desperate need of kitchen stuff 🙂

    http://oatandspice.wordpress.com

  5. happy third year! I just started following you but i’m slowly getting caught up on all your posts. My dream job would be teaching english lit at a highschool and eventually that’s what i’ll do!

  6. Oh my dream job is definately something where I help others. So the track I’m on to be coaching girls on the run and coaching the half and full marathon distances at our local fleet feet is a start. I would like to blend that with a degree in dietetics for athletes. Food has never been a big deal to me, i’m hardly ever hungry, but fueling properly for running has brought a passion to the surface I didn’t know I had before.

  7. CNC was the first healthy living blog I started reading over a year ago. I’ve learned so much from your daily posts and appreciate it greatly. Here’s to many, many more blogiversaries and continued success.

  8. Congrats on your three year blog anniversary, Tina! I’m not a frequent commenter, but I’ve been reading for over a year and you continue to inspire me daily! My dream job is to expand my gluten free & vegan bakery. I took a break to be a momma to my 9 month old, but am ready to get back at it!!!

  9. Happy blog birthday! You make such a great blog-model (aka role model) for how to effectively use postings to gain personal benefits, while building a community of support.

    My dream job would be to teach spin classes and be a stay at home mom. Simple, but thats me. 🙂

  10. Happy blog birthday! Here’s to many more!

    I’m not sure what my dream job is. I suppose if I had to pick, I’d love to be a doula, specifically working with postpartum mothers & newborns.

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