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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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Hey, friends!

How is it already August already?! It seems like the summer months were just beginning – yet somehow we are already counting down the final weeks before Mal heads back to school. I mean, hey, it’s kind of a bummer, but all we can do is make the most of the rest of summer.

So, I’m back with another edition of What I’m Loving Lately with a few fun end-of-summer finds and other goodies to check out. I hope you enjoy it, and please let me know what YOU are loving lately! I feel like so many of my usual commenters have went MIA. I totally get it, but would still love to hear from ya! 🙂

Trader Joe’s Coconut Cold Brew + vanilla-flavored Ripple – You guys know how obsessed I am with my iced coffee. I love mixing up my combos and trying new add-ins or cold brew flavors, and this one has totally hit the spot lately! Trader Joe’s never lets me down and certainly didn’t disappoint with this coconut concentrate. Just add in a few splashes of creamy vanilla Ripple, and it’s the perfect start to my day. Plus, I love the added plant-based protein in my iced coffee! 🙂

Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant – If you watched my IG Live video about my favorite deodorant, I raved about this one, but noted that it was expensive. It does last quite a while, but it’s still expensive at $22. Since then, I tried two other natural deodorants and pretty much hated them because they didn’t work and left white stuff on my clothes and body (eww!), so I’m back to Primally Pure. If you sign up for a subscription, you get free shipping, so I’m getting a new one every 6 weeks. I swear, this stuff is WORTH the extra money!

Broccoli Fritters – I love a good fritter recipe, and this recipe quickly made my “to try” list. These look so easy to make – just throw together for a fun side dish!

Cotton pullover sweater with pointelle stitching – Loving this sweater for late summer! And you can save 30% off with code SHOPNOW!

cotton pullover sweater with pointelle stitching : women just in

12 IUD Side Effects You Should Know About – Very interesting!

Brooks Hyperion – I have loved and used so many Brooks shoes over the years and for good reason. They are such great quality and really keep aches and pains at bay. These Brooks Hyperion are especially great for running workouts at CrossFit. I’ve been wearing them non-stop lately. They’re super comfy and flexible, but sturdy for lifting and other CF movements like box jumps, wall balls and KB swings. However, FYI, they are not great for rope climbs. I learned this the hard way and totally tore the sole. Oops! Stick to running WODs with these babies! 🙂

Justin’s Mini White Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups – I’ve always been a fan of Justin’s product, so when they sent me a box of goodies last week, I couldn’t wait to dive in. And, truthfully, I don’t normally love white chocolate, but these babies are a new favorite FOR SURE. We keep the bag in the fridge, and they’re the perfect mini treat when I want something sweet after dinner. They’re rich and delicious and hit the spot, which means I don’t need to eat half the bag to feel satisfied!

Beautycounter Dew Skin with SPF 15 –  I love this skin product for the summer and always throw it on before the gym or running errands. It has SPF and a little bit of tint, so it’s super easy for summer skin. I wear a No. 2 for the shade, and it blends perfectly.

Mediation for Fidgety Skeptics – I just learned about this new book from Dan Harris and immediately ordered it. It arrived yesterday, and I’m so pumped to really dive in. NBC news anchor and author of 10% Happier (you might have heard me mention the book a few hundred times now!) wrote a humorous reply to all sorts of reasons why you can’t meditate, which is PERFECT for me. I am so THAT person, and I’m still not sure if I actually will meditate, but everyone says I’d love it since my brain never stops. I’ll be sure to report back!

Crossbody buckle bag in Italian suede – Loving this bag for fall! It would go with everything! It’s also 30% off right now with code SHOPNOW!

womens Crossbody buckle bag in Italian suede

Stainless steel tumblers + straws – Quinn and I are absolutely loving our transition from plastic water bottles, sippy cups, and straws to these stainless steel ones. I wrote a blog post last week about why we decided to make the switch, and I do not miss throwing away tons of straws or worrying about the amount of plastic we are using. These are so easy to wash and reuse, not to mention it feels good to be a bit more eco-friendly – small steps make a difference! Plus, Quinn looks all sorts of grown up with his little steel tumbler on his way to school! 😉

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