Murphy Is Pug McScrooge {& Minted Giveaway}

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Hi, 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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Good morning!

Check out this year’s Christmas tree!

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Yay! I love the holidays!

Decorating our Christmas tree was a lot of fun. We listened to holiday music, drank eggnog, and ate a million red and green M&Ms.

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Seriously. A million.

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And, of course, we reminisced about ornaments. Here are some of our favorites from the evening (clockwise from top left):


  • Sparkly pineapple from the Dole plantation in Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Tiny snowman from last year’s 24 Days of Togetherness.
  • An ornament from The Rink at Rockefeller Center. Mal and I bought it after we got engaged there in December 2006.
  • “New Home” ornament from my mom. She bought one for my sister too and my sister bought the exact same one for my mom since all three of us purchased a new home in 2010.

And Day 3 of 24 Days of Togetherness fit in quite nicely: Dress Murphy in holiday garb and snap a photo of him. It was actually quite entertaining trying to get our little scrooge to look at the camera. Remember Pug McScrooge last year?

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Apparently, he’s still not a fan of Christmas.

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We eventually sort of got it right, but Murphy still doesn’t look pleased. He’s such a Grinch.

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And he’s definitely not a fan of Christmas hats. Hates them.

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Speaking of holiday photos, I ordered our holiday cards from Minted this past weekend and they arrived yesterday!

What do you think? I really love them, and I can’t wait to send them to friends and family. I love exchanging cards during the holidays, and it makes me so happy when I receive one in the mail.


Minted offered to cover the cost of our holiday cards as well as offer a giveaway to one lucky CNC reader for $125 worth of product from their website. Pretty sweet, right?

If you’ve already purchased your holiday cards, Minted also offers greeting cards, invitations, and save the dates for all sorts of occasions as well as gifts, art prints, stationary, business cards, and much more!

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Ready for the giveaway?

To enter: Just click over to Minted, shop around, and leave a comment on this post about one product you would buy if you win the giveaway. I will randomly pick a winner on Monday. Good luck!

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