Mohegan Sun, Here We Come

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.

Hopefully, I’m not being too annoying, but please vote for me in the Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming Tour! :mrgreen: If I end up going on the tip, my charity of choice, Back on My Feet (BOMF), will get $5,000, which is enough to put nearly three members through their program.

I’ve actually been in touch with the folks at BOMF and they featured me on their blog yesterday. Neat! They even invited me to experience BOMF firsthand, bright and early, on Monday morning with the inaugural run of the Boston chapter. (You know I’ll be there for the photo opp! ;-)) Following the run, I was also invited to attend the Back on My Feet “Breakfast in Your Sneakers” event. Very cool! I’m really excited to get involved with this organization!


I kept breakfast simple this morning. (I was too tired to think after last night’s festivities!) I had plain Chobani yogurt with about 1 cup of Maple Pecan Quinoa granola mixed in.

The Maple Pecan Quinoa is Galaxy Granola’s newest flavor, so they sent it to me to sample. It’s made with oats, spelt, barley, maple, pecans, quinoa, oat bran, white grape juice concentrate, apples, crisp rice, coconut flakes, and cinnamon. It’s quite delicious!



After taking a Body Pump class this morning, I rocked the Chobani again– this time, pomegrante flavor. When the weather gets warm, all I want to eat is cold food, like yogurt, smoothies, and ice cream. Heavy food is just not appealing to me.



Today’s lunch was a big salad with all of the fixings: lots of veggies, grilled tofu, BBQ KooLoos, and balsamic vinegar.


I finished off lunch with my favorite new treat: hippy butter + caramel sauce. I actually ended up eating two pieces just like this. So yuuum! 😀


I’m already thinking about a mango smoothie as an afternoon snack. I have a very, very ripe mango in the fridge that needs to be eaten ASAP!

Mohegan Sun

I love birthdays… especially when it’s my husband’s! I’ll try not to be too cheesy, but Mal and I really have a fun time together. He’s my favorite person to hang out with because we’re always laughing at each other together. So, of course, I’m really looking forward to our weekend away. (Murphy is staying with my sister and Batman!)

Mal and I have history of fun trips to Mohegan, so I thought I’d do a little recap on the blog this afternoon. Enjoy! :mrgreen:

April 2004

Our April 2004 trip was long before I started blogging, so I don’t have a recap (or many photos). I actually had to scan this photo from a hardcopy. I do remember, however, that Mal and I drank quite a few martinis at the Star Bar! 😉


Recognize my pink shirt? Six years later, I’m still wearing it! It definitely went out of style and came back into style! 😉

February 2009

In February 2009, Mal and I visited Mohegan with our friends, Dave and Marie, to celebrate Marie’s birthday.

Mohegan Sun: Part III

Mohegan Sun: Part II

Mohegan Sun: Part 1


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It was SUCH a fun time! Dave and Marie rule! :mrgreen:

May 2009

And, the most recent time Mal and I visited Mogehan was for his birthday last year. He loved it!

Brunch at Tuscany

Cake on the Brain

SolToro & The Longhouse

Relax and Run

Greetings from Mohegan Sun!

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I cannot wait for this weekend!!!

Trading Up Downtown

Murphy is featured in today’s blog post on Trading Up Downtown! 😀

RIPE Cocktail Recipe

The folks from RIPE saw my post this morning and sent me the recipe for the strawberry-basil cocktail. I figured you guys might want it. Trust me, it’s really good! 😉

Strawberry Collins


  • 2 oz Double Cross Vodka
  • 1 oz of Drinkripe Sour Mix
  • 2 whole strawberries
  • 4 sprigs of basil


  • Muddle strawberries and basil. Add Double Cross, Drinkripe Sour Mix and ice.
  • Shake well and strain into high ball glass filled with ice.
  • Top with a splash of soda. Garnish with basil leaf.

Jack & Ginger Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered the horseshoe charm giveaway! You can see all of Michelle’s lovely creations on her Jack & Ginger Facebook page.

Here’s your winner: 176

#176 Megan S

I am getting married in two weeks and planning the wedding is totally doing it for me! I’m having a blast, and I loooove that necklace!

Congrats, Megan! Please email me at to claim your prize!

I have a busy day ahead: long walk with Murph, haircut downtown, possibily JP Licks with Leslie, dinner with Mal, and meeting friends for a birthday celebration. Wahoo! I love today! :mrgreen:

Enjoy the start of your weekend! 😎



  1. I know just what you mean about the weather and food. I just got back from a run and don’t want to eat a thing heavy.

    Have fun at Mohegan Sun! My family would celebrate every occasion at Foxwoods if they could 🙂

  2. i LOVE the pictures of you guys kissing…SO cute! i think it’s so important to marry someone you want to spend time with…i know that nate and i have so much fun together and love exploring new places and revisiting old favorites 🙂

  3. You look awesome in the pic with the brown shirt and jeans. Is your hair shorter? It almost seems like it is in that picture and I love it!

  4. Fun! My husband and I feel the same way – we have so much fun together. A casino trip sounds so fun right now. I am not a big gambler but I still have fun when we go.

  5. I’m totally with you on the food/weather thing – I was trying to think of a snack today and all I could think was ‘COLD. NEED. COLD!!’
    Hot oatmeal has gone out of the window too…
    Have a great afternoon 🙂

  6. Have fun at Mohegan! I bet it would be awesome to celebrate a birthday there. I actually had my first ever casino experience there. 😀

  7. I love all your adventures at Mohegan! You and Mal are SUPER cute. You should hit up Luckys Lounge for drinks! have an awesome time

  8. Have an AWESOME time at Mohegan Sun! I’m sure it’ll be a blast 🙂
    You are SO LUCKY to have a JP Licks near you…I tried it once last summer while I was in Maine and I fell in love. Unfortunately, I don’t have one around me (which is actually, probably a good thing!) 😉

  9. This might be a dumb question but how do you make the grilled tofu that is on your salad today? I love tofu but have a hard time prepping it a way I like myself… Thanks!

  10. so cute!!! mal has such a great smile and you always look cute as a button. you compliment each other very well!

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