Last-Minute July 4th Celebration

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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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I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! Mal, Murphy, and I had a great one!

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It started out like a regular day: OMG Pancakes for breakfast.

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A CrossFit workout.

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We did a hero WOD (“D.T.”) in honor of Independence Day.


And then Mal and I decided to host a last-minute barbeque at our house, which meant we needed to take a quick trip to the grocery store.

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Clean our house.

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And backyard.

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And prep the food.

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We kept the menu short and sweet, which really simplified things for us.

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Ready to party!

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We served veggies and dip.

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Watermelon, cheeseburgers, and Pretzel Crisps with salsa.

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Our friends brought ribs, pasta salad, cookies, more burgers, sausage, chicken.

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Red velvet cake.

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Watermelon beer, homemade wine, more watermelon, and Doritos.

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We had quite the feast!

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Besides tons of delicious food and drink, there was also plenty of yard games.

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Polish horseshoes.

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With Burpee penalties!

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Team Blue Shirt.

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Good times!

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How did you spend your 4th of July?



  1. FUN!!! and I have to comment that your shirt has to be the cutest shirt EVER!!!! Love it!! I am a new reader of your blog and I just got your book and I am enjoying reading at the pool (after my run)

  2. Hi Tina, your impromptu barbecue looked like so much fun! Question – do your friends feel like they need to look picture perfect when they hang out with you guys? I’m just curious – do some of them opt out of appearing on the blog?

  3. Just wanted to say I love the tank top you’re wearing in these pictures and I love the Jalapeno pretzel crisps! Looks like you had a great 4th!

  4. My fourth of July was awesome (even though it was the first one I wasn’t able to spend on Cape Cod with all of my high school friends). We had a fun day poolside, grilling burgers, dogs and ribs, and muting on veggies and dip, and some chips. We had a corn hole set we made good use of too.Then ended the night watching fireworks on the bay ( we could see about 6 different groups setting them off from way in the distance, really cool!).

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