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Hi, 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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(You can thank Mal for this amazing blog post title! Haha!)

Hi, friends! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start! I’m just popping in real quick to share some adventures from our weekend. Our little family had quite the fun-filled Saturday and Sunday! Ok, here we go… weekend recap time!


We attended our first Hanover Day, a three-day event that included a carnival, vendor fair, road race, live music, fireworks, and more. It was awesome, and I’m so glad that we decided to check it out. We’ll definitely visit again next year. It was so, so fun!!


We headed over to Hanover Day on Saturday afternoon, which meant we missed a good portion of the day, but it actually ended up working out well. It wasn’t crazy-crowded and there were still plenty of vendors and games set up as well as live performances and carnival in full swing.

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Quinn especially loved the yard games at Hanover Day, so we spent quite a while trying them out!

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He also got a kick out of the “Flying High Frisbee Dogs.”

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And enjoyed some fro-yo!

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Quinn was too small for the carnival rides, but we still went to check them out.


He was totally mesmerized by them. “Whoa!”


Quinn also had the chance to play a carnival game and won a trumpet! (Back at home, Murphy was not a fan of Quinn’s new toy!)



On Sunday morning, we woke up bright and early to visit the New England Aquarium and, oh my goodness, it was incredible. I’m still smiling about our visit.


I’ll never forget Quinn’s face when he saw the sea lions outside the aquarium for the first time. His face lit up with pure joy and amazement, and then he realized there were “more” of them around the corner and ran off to see them. It was so adorable.

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Quinn absolutely loved trying to feel the sting rays in the touch tank and probably would have stayed there all day. This is super cheesy to admit, but I literally had tears in my eyes when he touched his first sting ray. It just made me so happy watching his sweet face.


After visiting the aquarium, we headed to the nearby Rings Fountain to cool off.

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It was a bit overwhelming for Qman, so he stayed close to Mama and didn’t go in. (Of course, I didn’t mind and enjoyed the cuddles.)

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We wandered around downtown Boston for a little while longer and then drove to my sister’s house for Matthew’s camping-themed birthday party.


Super cute, right?


It was such a fun time, and Quinn loved playing with all of cousin Matthew’s cool toys!


S’mores cupcakes = so good!

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Happy 3rd birthday, Matthew!!

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