Get Your Blog On

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Happy Monday! How’s your week going so far?

So, my recent post about what goes into writing blog posts for me spurred a number of questions about blogging, photography, and freelance writing, so I wanted to share some of the posts that I’ve already written:

If you have additional questions about blogging or related topics, please don’t hesitate to ask to me. Your questions will likely inspire new posts! 😉



Mid-morning, my stomach started to grumble, so I made a snack plate with a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone, some walnuts, and a dark chocolate Adora disk. The little bit of protein and fat from the walnuts held off my hungry for a couple of hours.



For lunch, I made an open-faced sandwich on Italian bread with Teddie peanut butter, chopped celery, and raisins.


This was a fun lunch! 😀



I still wanted something to eat after finishing my lunch, so I dug into a SOYJOY bar and an apple a little while later. I’m feeling snacky today.


I’m taking the pug for a walk next. He’s been super lazy today. Must be the weather.

See ya for dinner! 😎

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  1. ok, sad story: your posts never actually show up for me! usually they show up in my reader before you actually have written them and then don’t load until 3 hours later 🙁

    BUT this one worked and i can’t wait to go through the posts you’ve already written about blogging 🙂

  2. your lunch reminds me of my favorite snack as a kid– ants on a log! celery with PB in the crevice, with raisins on them to act as “ants”! my twin brother and i started eating that in kindergarten, and still eat it as 25 year old adults!

  3. I love adora disks. They always hit my chocolate cravings in the morning and afternoon..and provide calcium! Yes please!
    Thanks for posting about blogging. As a new blogger, I will definitely be reading up on your advice.
    Have a great day!

  4. I just saw the idea of a peanut butter, celery, and raisin sandwich in Real Simple! My first reaction was, “peanut butter and celery… gross!” But I just realized that the sandwich is a different twist on Ants on a Log. Duh! Thanks for listing all of your posts related to blogging!

  5. Oh my gosh! I’m lovin’ all this info in wonderful! i thank you so much for taking the time to write these blog posts! i’m definitely trying to get my blog on!! 🙂 I do have a question. You may not be able to answer b/c you’re not a mommy yet :), but do you have any blogging tips for a stay at home mommy to a 13 month old? I see you have the 9 to 5 er tips…but maybe you know a mommy blogger? 🙂 I just started my blog one month ago….I do have a business with it, but right now, since being home with baby girl, I’ve decided to just blog (see where it leads me)…and I have a Journalism degree, so writing comes pretty easy for me…but I’d really like to move my blog forward and wondering how I can do that while taking care of baby girl. Hope I’ve made sense here!

    I really need to try those scones!! deeelish!! 🙂

  6. Ok, call me a creeper, but I thought of a great name for your sandwich… since it’s so close to ants on a log, I think I’d call this (at least for a resident 5-year-old) “Bugs on a Plank” or even “ants and grubs on a shingle”
    I’m a weirdo.

  7. Hi Tina! I had a question, do you ever get nervous that someone will see on your blog that you’re on vacation and break into your house or something? I am hesitant to put any blatant “I’m on vacation” photos up in case someone knows I’m away. What are your thoughts on that? Since you have so many readers, do you ever get concerned about stalkers or anything? I think I’m just overly paranoid. Thanks!

  8. It was so nice to read about how you started blogging and everything else that grew out of it…I was especially touched reading the time last year when you resigned from your job…reason being is that I am at the point in my life where I, too, am thinking of resigning from a high-paying but stressful job to focus more on fitness training. I believe that I will finally do it…am just waiting for the “perfect time” in the next few weeks.

  9. All of this information on starting a blog is extremely helpful!! I am just beginning one, the most challenging part for me is to remember to take photos during the day! I’m hoping to get better at this in the next few weeks!

  10. Tina – You’re post couldn’t have come at a better time! I just started my own blog (like seriously, last night!) and was wondering where to find some tips! Thanks so much!

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