What I’m Loving Lately 77

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.

Good morning and very happy FRIDAY to you!

We got quite the snow storm in southern Massachusetts yesterday. We even had “thundersnow” at times, which I didn’t realized was a thing until it happened, and it was actually kind of unsettling. I thought I was hearing snow plows coming through our neighborhood until I realized the sound was not stopping and just getting louder. Whoa. It was not at all what I was expecting  and definitely a first for me! Anyway, we have quite a lot of snow to dig out from this morning, and I hope everyone in the area and surrounding areas is staying safe and warm. Ok, enough weather talk. Here’s the next edition of What I’m Loving Lately!

First things first: Zella Flash High Waist Leggings + Mindful High Waist Midi Leggings  Oh my gosh, I love both of these leggings so much. Super cute. And you can never have too many pairs of black leggings, right?!

super cute zella leggings

Also, lovvvving these Steve Madden ‘Ecentrcq’ Slip-On Sneakers – I absolutely need them in my life.


EBATES – I’ve blogged about EBATES a number of times over the years because, well, it’s truly the best, but I just had to mention it again after I received my January Cash Back Statement. Hello, $134.96! I mean, I did do a lot of online shopping last month for the holidays, but, hey, that’s straight up cash back in my pocket. If you’re not using EBATES yet, GET ON IT!!


Lightened-Up Mac & Cheese – An oldie, but goodie recipe! I made this for dinner the other night, and I forgot how delicious it is!


365 Organic Texas True Barbecue Sauce – Oh, man, this stuff is so damn good, and I love that it doesn’t have a crapton of sugar in it. I love mixing it with roasted or steamed veggies to give them a little extra pizzazz!


Lash Boost

I’ve used a few different lash “growers” over the years, but this one is THE BEST by far and totallllllllly works. The photo on the right is my lashes WITHOUT mascara after using it consistently for about 6-7 weeks now. And my lashed are still growing!!

lash boost no mascara

Retainer Brite – Ok, this one is kind of random, but it’s something I’m loving lately! 🙂 I used to use denture cleaner tablets to clean my retainer, but they’d always seem kind of scuzzy no matter how long I soaked them. I discovered these cleaning tablets specifically for retainers, and they work so much better! I wish I found them sooner!


Pawsy Portraits – How adorable is this portrait of Murphy?! The nice people from Pawsy Portraits sent it to me, and it’s now displayed in my home office, so I can see his cute pug mug even while I’m working…. I mean, if he’s not already sitting on my lap. A portion of all proceeds are donated to animal rescue organizations, so your purchase will help other animals find their forever homes. Wouldn’t one of these pet portraits make an awesome gift?


And, finally, just a quick shout-out to ButcherBox since we’re totally loving it lately!

Designed to Fit Nutrition Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway to win a 4-week custom meal plan from Designed to Fit Nutrition! Here’s your winner:


I am a new mom and have really struggled going back to work full-time and eating healthy/meal planning. I feel like this plan is just what I need to help make life a little easier right now.

Congrats, Shannon! Please email me at tina@designedtofitnutrition.com to claim your prize!

Questions of the Day

What are YOU loving lately?

What’s up for the weekend? Any fun plans?



  1. I’m loving Daves Killer Bread 21 Grain thin sliced! I’ve been making avocado toast or banana and peanut butter toast these past few mornings for breakfast with it, I can’t get enough!

    I’m celebrating my 35th birthday this weekend! I remember being a little girl and thinking “35 is so old!” ha! But these days I always say “age is a privilege!”

  2. You have to check out bucketfeet website, the cutest and comfortable sneakers for adults and kids, am obsessed and have my friends and coworkers buying them. I shoud be getting paid for my PR haha.
    Let me know if you love them.❤

  3. Do you feel like these Zella leggings pass the squat test? I keep seeing them and I want to try them, but I am usually so disappointed in how see through leggings can be!

    Side note: I do have a fun weekend plannned! Doing an Iron Tribe workout this weekend (my friend is a coach there and invited me) and then celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early with a surprise date I planned for my hubby. 🙂

  4. This weekend is my husband’s birthday and I’m going to bake him a pie. I’m trying a new to me gluten free crust recipe. He loves pie. Lately I’m loving working out on my lunch break. There’s a gym across the street from my work and it gives me more time with my dog in the morning.

  5. When I buy a new tube of mascara, I add one drop each of rosemary and lavender essential oils to the tube and swirl it around. I thought it would burn my eyes but it doesn’t and my lashes are longer!

  6. Your retainer brite find couldn’t have come at a more perfect time!! Just last night, I was thinking how gross my nightguard was and scrubbing it with soap was just not cutting it. Thanks to you, I’ll have a clean and bright night guard in 2 days (yay amazon prime)!

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