What I’m Loving Lately 114

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.


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.

Hi, guys! Happy Friday!

Did this week fly by for anyone else? Holy cow, it was quite the whirlwind, but I am totally welcoming the weekend with open arms. Bring on more summer fun! 🙂

So, I have the next edition of What I’m Loving Lately for you, and it’s quite the mix of awesome goodies, so let’s get right to it!

Kohv Sunglasses – I’m lovvvvving the sunglasses from Kohv lately. I blogged about them a few week ago and, since then, Mal and I have turned into true SUPER FANS! More info here!

In the photo below, I’m wearing the LIVERMORE, which are super cute and stylish! They also look much more expensive than $19.99. I also love the ASH as seen in this blog post, and I’ve wore them a ton lately. They’re casual and go with everything! Right now, you can save 10% of any pair of Kohv sunglasses with code carrotsncake. The code is only valid until 7/22, so be sure to hop on it! 

Cloudlight Rib Sleeve Top – It’s no secret that I’m not the best at dressing myself – that’s why Mal made me buy this super soft top from Athleta. It’s so cute and versatile. Plus, he just knows what looks good on me, and I trust he won’t steer me wrong! I can easily dress up this top with a cute necklace (I actually wore it with a skirt for our anniversary dinner) or down with leggings and flips (aka my everyday uniform). Love!

CCFA’s Power of Two – A reader sent me an email about this great resource, and I just had to share it on CNC. CCFA has a program called “Power of Two,” which matches similar patients (either same age, similar diagnosis or similar disease complications, etc.) and gives them an opportunity to connect 1:1 to foster a relationship so patients feel less alone. I love this concept so much and know how important it is to have someone to talk to that “gets it” and understands what you’re going through with an invisible illness. Feel free to pass this along to anyone you know who has IBD!

Lemon Zucchini Loaf – New recipe from Kate Scarlata (love her)! It looks delicious, nutritious, and doesn’t call for too many ingredients. I definitely want to make it soon!

Why You Need to Give Permission for Your Healing & How to Do It – This hit home HARD for me. It’s definitely worth a read!

Trophy Top – I’m lovvvvving this new top from Athleta! It’s another piece that Mal “made” me buy since I can’t dress myself. The mesh detail on the back adds ventilation while the long sleeves keep you warm, especially during chilly summer nights. I love wearing it at the beach over my bathing suit!

Compound Used in Food Packaging Linked to Severe IBD Symptoms in Animal Study – Very interesting!

Archer Roose Wine – A new favorite “wine in a can,” which is perfect for the beach and other summer activities – just grab and go! I love that I can toss them in a cooler – no corkscrew or glasses needed. The sauvignon blanc is definitely better than other canned wine that I’ve tried in the past. I even like the chardonnay, and I’m not usually a big chard person. I’m definitely a fan!

Quickbooks Self-Employed – We finally finished our taxes this week with me sending in a big ol’ payment to my SEP account, so I figured I should QuickBooks Self-Employed a shout-out since it saved the day once again! It makes it SO EASY for you to track your income and categorize your expenses – it evens connects to your bank accounts and credit cards, so you don’t have to input any data. It also gives you “tasks” to do at the end of the year to make tax time that much easier. If you’re a small business owner, I highly recommend checking it out.

Easy Spirit Geinee – The nice people at Easy Spirit sent me a pair of their Geinee Flats to try, and I must say they’re very comfortable. I could easily walk for miles in them without any issues. FYI: The seemed to run a little big, so I’d order a half size down for the right fit.

@ecowithem – Great eco-friendly account to follow on Instagram! I love the fun (and helpful) infographics in her feed!

Our Berkey Water Filter – I know that I just blogged about my love for our Berkey, but it deserves another shout-out because we use it multiple times a day, everyday! I don’t know how we lived without it! FYI: You can save 5% with code carrotsncake, which is good now through 7/31, so be sure to hop on it if you’re interested in purchasing one!

Question of the Day

Do you generally like “wine in a can”?

Did you take advantage of Amazon Prime Day? I was so unprepared and didn’t buy anything. Whomp whomp.



  1. HI! I love these posts 🙂 The food packaging link led me to gmail though? Can you tell me where to find the story?

  2. How does the Berkey keep the water cold all day? Does it plug into the wall with a cooling component? I can’t see from your pictures.

  3. I’ve been toying with the idea of the water filter/cooler. I have three teenagers and we go through so much bottled water. My oldest is the most hydrated human being alive! My husband was always concerned about consuming water bottles that were left in the car or bags, etc. because they probably warmed up and the chemicals from the bottle could seep into the water. And then you mentioned the temperature changes before the cases of water even get to the store. I never thought about that part of it. Scary!

  4. I’ll have to try that wine in a can. I really like the Trulys or White Claws in a can. So nice for a pool or boat day. I totally missed Amazon Prime Day too… I didn’t really need anything so I’m not too bummed about it. I definitely stocked up on some goodies from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale today though! It was pretty good!! Have a great weekend!!

  5. Hi Tina,
    I love your gray tote bag…would you mind sharing where you found it? I have been looking for a good, everyday bag that is bigger than a purse but not gigantic. Thank you!

  6. Hi Tina, would you mind sharing where you found your gray tote bag in your first photo ? I have been looking for a good, basic tote that I can use instead of a purse or backpack. Thank you!

    1. It’s from the trip I took with Brooks – they had the made especially for our group. Unfortunately, there’s no tag inside that says the brand. 🙁

  7. I actually just had my first wine in a can this past weekend. I went fishing and camping and didn’t feel like bringing a wine bottle with me. It worked great!

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