The Friday 5

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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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Daily Harvest Coconut + Lemon Macaroon Bites

Hi and happy Friday!

So, it was quite the (work) week here in Hanover. No school on Monday because of the holiday. No school on Tuesday because of professional development at Quinn’s school. And no school yesterday and today because half of the South Shore lost power. Whomp whomp. I’m definitely scrambling to get things done this week, but, hey, the work will always be there, right? Oy. Thankfully, we still have cell service, and I could communicate with my nutrition clients over WhatsApp, and I popped by Capital One Cafe yesterday for a couple of hours to finish what absolutely needed to be done. Quinn came with me and played on his tablet, and it all worked out!

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This week’s edition of The Friday 5 includes a little something from some of my favorite things: safer beauty, healthy treats, cozy Fall fashion, and Amazon (it gives me life!). I hope you enjoy your weekend!

1. Beautycounter Holiday Collection

Beautycounter‘s 2019 Holiday Collection is here, and OMG, it’s uh-mazing! So many beautiful sets – 19 in fact – to gift (or gift to yourself!). I am obsessed with many of the new sets already (there are several new products and many new shades and scents), but I’m particularly in love with the Jellies, Rosewood Lip Trio, and Counter+ Skin Care Favorites.

2. Daily Harvest Coconut + Lemon Macaroon Bites

These Coconut + Lemon Macaroon Bites from Daily Harvest have been the perfect sweet treat lately since I’m trying to avoid added sugar on the Candida Diet. They’re made with only 6 ingredients –  coconut, dates, lemon, ginger, cinnamon, and galangal – and each bite has just 130 calories and 7 grams of sugar (0g added sugar). I love eating them right from the freezer!

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Daily Harvest Coconut + Lemon Macaroon Bites

3. Fitness Gypsy Tank Top

But, seriously – how cute is this Fitness Gypsy tank top? I mean, it’s perfect for me! Whether I’m working out in my driveway, crushing WODs at CrossFit, sweating it out at Orangetheory, or running with my fellow Brooks ambassadors in Seattle, I am a fitness gypsy by nature.

4. Amazon Prime Now

So by now you probably know I’m a tad obsessed with Amazon Prime and Subscribe & Save, but now I’m in love in with Prime Now, too. It’s seriously the best for groceries! If we’re away for the weekend and don’t have time to do our normal grocery shopping, it’s the biggest stress relief to have your groceries delivered to your front door in a matter of a couple hours for FREE! I haven’t been to a grocery store in weeks, and I kind of love it. Thank you, Amazon – you’re a lifesaver!

5. Gap Flannel Shirt

I recently got a super cute flannel in my Stitch Fix box that I loved, but it was a little out of my price range ($158!) for a flannel. Luckily, I’ve found several others that I like that are much more affordable including this cozy emerald green plaid one from Gap. It’s currently on sale $36 – now that’s more like it!

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