Country Living

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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It’s been so nice spending time in the “country” at Mal’s parents’ house. I always feel so peaceful and relaxed out here. I actually decided to stay another night instead of going back to Boston this afternoon like I had originally planned. It was a wonderful decision!

I took a mini break from blogging today, so I didn’t snap too many food photos. It was nice to “disconnect” for a little while.

After sleeping in and eating breakfast, Mal, Murphy, and I headed to the park.

IMG_5905IMG_5907IMG_5904At the park, Mal and Murphy practiced walking on a leash. Murphy sort of got it!



The three of us hung around the house all afternoon– playing in the yard, watching a movie (Mal and me) and napping (Muprhy).

At dinnertime, we threw together one of Mal’s favorite meals: Croque Monsieur. We used a recipe from the Food Network, which was fairly easy to make and turned out de-lic-ious! IMG_5929So much cheesy goodness! The recipe called for both Parmesan and Gruyere.
IMG_5933Like the French, we ate our salad after dinner.
IMG_5935And for dessert, I enjoyed coffee ice cream topped with a chocolate peanut butter chip cookie. It was the perfect treat for a warm evening in the country!
IMG_5937My belly is full and I am ready for bed.

See ya for breakfast from the commuter rail! Good night!



  1. I can’t get over how adorable Murphy is. I just want to eat him up!!

    And that bowl of coffee ice cream seriously looks like the perfect ending to the day 🙂 (Especially after that cheesy goodness Croque Monsieur!)

  2. Looks like you guys enjoyed a lovely day!

    The croque monsieur sandwiches turned out beautifully – I’ve had fantastic ones and sub-par ones, but this one looks superb!

  3. My mom always likes to pretend we’re French and eat the salad after the meal. I never understood why they consume it after though.

    Murphy is sooooo adorable!!! He’s the perfect addition to your family:)

  4. Good luck getting Murphy to walk on a leash! That was a bit of a struggle with my labradoodle. Now he is 90 pounds, though, so I’m glad I worked so hard on the training when he was a a puppy! At least Murphy will always be small enough that you can pick him up when he doesn’t want to walk 🙂

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