Half Day

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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.

The nice thing about being my own boss is the ability to make my own work schedule. I spent a lot of time glued to my computer this week, so I gave myself permission to work the morning and take the rest of the afternoon off. Hooray for half day Fridays!!


This afternoon, I met my friend, Jen, for lunch at The Kinsale, an Irish pub and restaurant in downtown Boston. I love The Kinsale. It’s one of those places I can always count on for a good dining experience.

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As soon as we sat down at the table, Jen and I both ordered a drink. A pint of Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale for me; an extra spicy Bloody Mary for her. TGIF!

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To eat, I ordered a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with fries on the side. I ate almost the entire sandwich, but only a few of the fries. I was really in the mood for buffalo sauce this afternoon!

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After lunch, Jen and I headed over to City Hall Plaza in search of the Cookie CAREavan. It didn’t take us long to find it!

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Happy Cookie Friday to me!

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A couple of readers met me for cookies too! Thanks for coming, Casey and Stephanie!

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I spent the rest of the afternoon doing small projects around the house and hanging out with M & m. Now, I’m relaxing and catching up with my DVR, including the final episode of Oprah. (I bet I’ll cry at the end.)

Have a nice night, guys!!!

P.S. What do you think of my shorts? Keep ’em or donate ’em?



  1. Donate them or hem them a few inches. That is too funny that you asked because I was looking at the pic and thinking those shorts are not very flattering on your cute figure!

  2. The cookies are such a nice touch!! My aunt and I stayed at a double tree for a girls weekend when we went to Napa and were pleasantly surprised when they whipped out warm chocolate chip cookies!! YUMMY!

  3. I think the shorts look great on you! And I love half days…I am a supply teacher so I occasionally get half days…the pay’s not as good, but you can’t beat all the stuff you get done! πŸ˜‰

  4. Donate those shorts!!!! Or keep them until you are 50 years old! You’re too young and beautiful–show off those legs!

  5. Shorts are adorable, what’s the issue?
    Haven’t been there in so long, my friends and I would take the T to Quincy Market and run around that big plaza, yes, we were 13 and seeing that brought back so many memories.

  6. I watched the Oprah finale last night and surprisingly I didn’t cry but I did get choked up. It sort of ruined it when my husband looked at me and said “wait, are you crying?” I guess he just doesn’t get it! I mean, Oprah’s been around almost my entire life! Geez!

  7. I used to work at Channel 7 right around the corner from Kinsale! I LOVED that place. Too bad I was making $7/hour and could barely afford it at the time. hee hee. They have amazing food over there!

    Why isn’t there a line at the cookie place? Hello Boston! Free Cookies! I thought for sure they’d be a line!

    I have some shorts like that too. They look fine on you. And they’re super comfy. Keep em’ for the summer. πŸ™‚

  8. There’s a Kinsale pub in NYC too. I had a buffalo chicken sandwich and a Magners there on Wednesday night. So yummy!

    The shorts look cute on you, I’d keep them.

  9. I’m so jealous you saw the Oprah finale- can’t wait till they play it here! I’ve already decided that when my own company is up & running (still just an idea in my idea though so a long way to go), half-day Fridays are going to be mandatory!

  10. since you asked, i’d say donate and go shorter.
    but i do like lynn’s comment, above: if YOU like them, and they’re comfy, rock ’em!

  11. Donate. Those shorts are nowhere near as cute as you are! With legs like yours you should be wearing much shorter shorts to show ’em off and make them look nice and long. That length would stumpify a supermodel!

  12. I am currently in Boston and visiting from California. Since I have been reading your blog daily, I was able to see both posts mentioning the cookie caravan, and I dragged four other visitors from CA to go find the truck! The cookies were yummy, thanks for the tip!!

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