What I’m Loving Lately 116

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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.


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Hi, guys!

I’m back with another edition of What I’m Loving Lately. I’ve received great feedback on these lately, so look for me to share my favorite finds on the regular. I also love hearing what you are into lately, so please leave a comment and let me know what I should check out next!

I’m actually hitting publish on this blog post early because there is a MASSIVE Beautycounter sale happening right now, and I want you guys to have first access to it – details below!

HUGE BEAUTYCOUNTER SALE – This is seriously the biggest one yet – I’ve never seen a Beautycounter deal like this before! Get 20% off site wide with promo code LOVE (excludes the Flawless in Five, Get the Look, Peel and Countersun)! The offer goes public tomorrow and is good thru August 13th. It’s time to stock up on your favorite products! Quantities are limited, and I assure you things will sellout, so act fast! If you’ve wanted to try Beautycounter, NOW is the time! ***Just make sure you use the promo code – no discount can be applied after that.

Simple Mills Almond Flour Cracker Snack Packs – I’ve always been a fan of Simple Mills products because they are made with high-quality, simple ingredients – not to mention they taste amazing! Their crackers are SO good, which means they can be a little addictive. Has anyone else eaten a whole box of Simple Mills crackers in one sitting? I love that they have these pre-portioned snack packs to keep me from eating them all in one sitting. Plus, they’re easy to pack up for the beach, school, or travel for adults and little ones.

Primally Pure Ugly Truth Behind Drugstore Deodorant Blog – Over the past year or so, I have worked to be more mindful of what I put on my skin – starting with my beauty products (above) and deodorant. I found this article to be an interesting read for anyone curious about making the switch to a more natural deodorant. I personally love the Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant because it WORKS and doesn’t leave white residue all over my clothing.

Women’s Sugar Zeffers – Flip flops from Allbirds!?! I’m in love! I don’t own a pair YET, but these look so comfortable and lightweight. And, of course, I love the fun colors as well! My current flip flops had a fun summer, but it’s time for a new pair. I can’t wait to scoop these up for next year’s summer wardrobe!

Brooks Launch 5 ON SALE at Zappos – You guys know I love my Brooks running shoes, and these are definitely a favorite. They are lightweight, but supportive – I love running shorter distances in them (anything less than 7-8 miles). The Launch 5 are on sale right now for just $79.95 – not to mention you get free shipping both ways – in case they don’t fit, your return is no problem! FYI: The Launch 5 are also on sale on the Brooks website (same price), so check both places for the best selection!


Kite Hill Chive Cream Cheese Style Spread – Apparently, I’m on an almond kick! Between the Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers and this delicious cream cheese spread, I’m certainly hitting my nuts quota! This flavor is incredible – just like the real deal – and the perfect pairing for an afternoon snack. It’s great with crackers, chopped veggies, or used as a based for a party dip. I also like it spread on toast first thing in the morning. Yum!

“Beach bum” sweatshirt – How adorable is this sweatshirt? I love having a comfy lightweight sweatshirt to toss on over my bathing suit once we have the AC going on the ride home. This cute top is on sale right now and a perfect addition to your late-summer wardrobe!

women's beach bum sweatshirt - women's knits

Deland Bakery Millet Zucchini Bread – I stumbled upon this bread at Whole Foods a couple of months ago and thought I’d give it a try. The millet and zucchini combo sounded interesting, and I loved the whole food ingredients. It did not disappoint and since has been part of my regular bread rotation! It’s also is super allergen-friendly for those that need to be mindful of certain ingredients.

Striped snap-neck sweatshirt – J. Crew is one of my go-to stores when I want to add a few new pieces to my wardrobe. While I’m still living the summer life, fall is just around the corner. I happened to see this cute striped sweatshirt and thought it would be a classy addition to my closet.

women's striped snap-neck sweatshirt - women's knits

ButcherBox – I’ve used ButcherBox on and off for years now. Off because I often just forget or our schedule gets busy so I put deliveries on pause. On because I think it’s so convenient to have the best quality meat delivered straight to our doorstep. I really feel good about serving my family protein from healthy, happy animals, and ButcherBox makes it so easy. Plus, I just like having a well-stocked freezer, so I can reach in and grab what I need when meal planning/prepping.

26 Movies to Watch on Netflix – I love enjoying a good movie, but cannot stand searching Netflix for hours. It’s the worst, right? Here’s a great list of recommendation – vecause we all need a little bit of Netflix and chill time. 😉

Question of the Day

Have you started shopping for fall yet?

What new food product are you loving right now? I’m always taking recommendations! 🙂



  1. Thanks Tina! I’m loving the summer athletic wear sale at TJ Max. Also loving Virgil Kaine ginger infused bourbon (with a little Zevia gingerale). Did you watch the Crossfit Games?? I’m not even a crossfitter (just a garage gym lifter) and really enjoyed watching it! Any athletes/trainers that motivate you?

    1. We had some technology issues, but I watched a few events. All of the women are so inspiring – what they can do is just so mind-blowing to me!

  2. Is there a starter pack or a couple of basic skin care products you would recommend for someone who is considering trying beautycounter and really has no existing skin care routine (unless you consider wiping off yesterday’s makeup with toilet paper in the morning a skin care routine….hah! I’m terrible.)

    I think you may have mentioned this in a blog post once, but I’m not sure?

  3. We just finished back to school shopping which seems a lot less fun and more practical with uniforms. New shoes and school supplies were fun though!

    We’re loving the Aprons meal kits from Publix! Not sure if any of the grocery stores near you have anything similar. It’s kinda like a commitment free Hello fresh. My daughter is 12 and they’re perfect for her night to cook ’cause everything is prepped and the instructions are simple.

  4. I saw Silk has pumpkin spice almond milk creamer out in stores now (at least in Giant in VA), so I thought I’d pass on the word! I’m trying my hardest to wait until September 1st before purchasing anything pumpkin spice-flavored, haha! I need to shop for fall since my job and masters classes start soon, but it’s still way too hot to even think about it. I’m ready for cooler temps!

  5. Four things:

    -I love when bloggers post about their favourite things!

    -Who tucks in sweatshirts?!?!?!

    -Thanks for the Netflix link. I also hate being in Netflix “limbo” trying to find my next show.

    -I’m loving dried ginger though most is coated in sugar so I just soak it off with water.

    Okay #5, mixing the last few tsps of condiments in my fridge to make a dressing to drizzle over popcorn!

  6. Love the Netflix recommendations! My husband and I have the terrible habit of browsing Netflix movies for so long that it becomes too late to even start one. No fall shopping yet but it is for sure my favorite season to shop for. We love the gluten free pizza from Costco… the debate in the house is if it should be under-baked or over-baked for the best flavor. I vote over-baked because you can’t beat a crispy crust!

  7. Thankfully I’m in Texas so Fall is pretty much summer!

    Regarding natural deodorant…I’ve been on the hunt for one and loved Native but my body didn’t like it. I recently found ClayDry and so far it is working great (stands up to the Texas heat)! You might give it a try…it’s not as expensive as Primal Pure and you can get it on Amazon!

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