Life In Stories

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.
Hi, guys!
So many of you have left comments about wanting to hear more about my personal life on a regular basis. I love that you’re curious and feel so honored you want to know what I’m up to! I’ve moved quite a bit of my personal sharing over to Instagram Stories (@carrotsncake), but I know not everyone uses Instagram, and even if you do, you might not always check Instagram Stories. I, too, miss sharing pieces of my real life here with all of my loyal readers, so I thought sharing some highlights from my Instagram adventures on the blog would be a great way to keep you guys in the loop. Sooooo, stay tuned for a little peek at real life at the end of most of my blog posts. I’ll share my Instagram story photos here! To kick things off, here’s a sampling from last weekend!



I made my pizza on CAULIPOWER, a frozen cauliflower pizza crust, which was AWESOME. It was really tasty and way easier than making a cauliflower pizza crust from scratch. The texture was great too. It reminded me of thin crust pizza, and definitely not mushy/falling apart like some homemade varieties. And I love that you can just keep these crusts in the freezer until you’re ready to cook one up! I’m a big fan! 🙂





Secrets to the perfect 2-Ingredient Pancake


Dada’s measuring tape is ALL the rage lately!






After not running very much since November, I pulled off a 25:05 (8:04) 5K. Not too shabby!


Designed to Fit Nutrition was one of the race’s sponsors, and we’re so glad we were able to support such a great cause.


The rest of Sunday was all about cleaning and decorating (finally)!









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Question of the Day

What do you think about this new feature on CNC? Yay or nay? 



  1. I’m yay on the blogging about home life but nay on the medium of scribbles over photos and numerous hashtags. If I wanted to see that, I would use Instagram instead. (Which I do- but I come to a blog for a different experience. Congrats on the new furniture tho- looks nice!

  2. I like it.. but I kinda wish it was more like “i loved doing this. blah blah or im feeling..” than just copie of your instagram or snapchat..

  3. Tina,

    Do you recall how much the pizza crust was? Sounds like a great convenience item, but I’m worried because of that, it’ll come with a hefty price tag.

  4. Yay!
    I’ve been following your blog for many years.
    Thank you for making sure I don’t miss out since I’m not on Instagram.

  5. Sorry to say that, but I actually don’t like that format. If I only want to look at pictures, I can go to Instagram or whatever. It’s the texts I’m here for and I always loved and love your blog for those!

  6. I just bought that sectional too, getting it delivered on Saturday. Lowes, right? How do you like it so far?

    Also, agreeing with the previous posters about not loving the layout of pasting in instagram photos. I think your readers are craving more substance and details than snapchat-style musings.

  7. Those cauliflower pizza crusts look amazing, but they’re $39.96 + 29.00 shipping, yikes!!!!! Do they sell them at Whole Foods?

    1. I agree with this! Sorry, but I feel like everything lately is about DTFN, which I congratulate you for and I am sure keeps you busy, but it gets old for the reader (at least for me).

  8. Nay on the format. I think readers who want to see your IG or snap stories probably already follow you on there. People come to blogs for more substantive content, I think.

  9. I have to agree with many of the posters too. I’m not liking this format – it feels very much like you’re just “dumping” pictures in here to make a post, rather than actually creating content.
    Many people (including me) already follow you on instagram, so if you start using this blog to repost your instragram pictures/stories, I’ll probably stop coming here??

  10. Nah only because I follow you on Instagram, haha. So I’ve seen all of these. But really, I had no problem reading this post and seeing the photos again 🙂 I want your patio furniture!!

  11. Aw – I’ve had pugs all my life (currently loving on a 12 year old). Murphy is getting that ‘old pug’ look! 😀

  12. Longtime reader and not loving the new format. Not enough substance, as others have said. I’m sure it’s hard since you are juggling a lot with your new business so you are stretched for time. If it helps, why not focus on quality vs quantity ? One of my favorite blogs is Daily Garnish and while she posts far less often than she used to (once or twice a week at most), they are always long, in depth thoughtful posts. Just something to consider…

  13. This is just some constructive, totally respectful feedback (I am a writer/editor)- but I agree that I’m not sure how well this format works for the blog. I think a lot of blog readers are naturally extremely active on social media so they have already seen your Instagram posts. For those who haven’t, I think some of the pics might need a bit more explanation. I personally DO think this type of format could work for you and be very well received with slight tweaks- maybe take a separate picture sans text for the blog and then write a paragraph or so about what’s going on with each one, and make sure you have unique content to throw into the mix that hasn’t already appeared on a different platform.

    I think that people keep coming back to blogs to hear more about the voice behind them. I totally get you must be absolutely wiped out from your DTFN business, so I hear you on that. I think a “personal” blog post could be sharing why you had a rough day with your business, sharing a day in meals (like your Monday meals post), sharing what’s going on with your health (if you feel comfortable of course), meal plan posts of what you’re making for the week, Murphy pics or posts, etc. I also don’t think there’s anything wrong with posting less in general. As long as you are consistent with your posting schedule, your readers will adjust and keep coming back for the “meat and potatoes” content they want to read. That said, it’s your blog and you aren’t going to please everyone, so keep what YOU want to do at the center as well.

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