My Nuts Are Yours

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Catching up on weekend posts?

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! :mrgreen:

Check out the card that I almost bought Mal for Valentine’s Day!

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(I know, I have the sense of humor of a 15-year-old boy.)

I ended up saving my $3 and making my husband a homemade card instead. Mal and I don’t usually do much for Valentine’s Day, but, this year, we decided to celebrate with dinner and presents, so I saved my money where I could. Plus, isn’t a homemade card so much better? Although, a card that says “My Nuts Are Yours” is classic.


This morning’s breakfast was an egg and cheddar cheese sandwich on a toasted Lender’s bagel.

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On the side, I had some warm cinnamon apples.

To make cinnamon apples: chop up an apple, add to microwaveable-safe bowl, drizzle lemon juice, sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, and nuke for 2 minutes.

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I also drank a glass of iced coffee with breakfast.

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Question of the Day

What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day? Do you love it? Hate it? Or don’t really care either way?

P.S I’m hosting a cookie giveaway over on Trading Up Downtown this morning!



      1. Aren’t they awesome!!!?

        My boyfriend actually bought me the “My Nuts are Yours” card!
        I laughed so hard last night when I opened it!

  1. I am nuetral about Valentine’s Day. I don’t hate it but I don’t love it. I will admit that I REFUSE to go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day because I feel stupid. Like I have someone so we should go out and flaunt it?? Don’t get it. I am married…have been for 5 years to the most amazing man and typically I get flowers. Peonies because they are my favorite. But that is about it…we get eachother cards and call it a day.

  2. I used to hate Valentine’s day but as the years have gone on I have realized it’s not all about having a significant other to share it with. Valentines day is also about the friends and family that have loved you and supported you through the year. Some people are bitter on this day but everyone should embrace and know there ate people out there who love you.

  3. My friend’s boyfriend got that card for Valentine’s Day! Hilarious!

    I like Valentine’s day mostly because it’s an excuse to be a little extra affectionate toward my honey. I don’t really need an excuse…but it being V-Day makes him squirm less…AND it’s an excuse to buy “love gifts” for each other!

  4. I love it! We don’t go all out or anything, but we’re savers the rest of the year so a little holiday is nice now and then! We’re just going out for burritos tonight 🙂

  5. Definitely don’t care either way, but I have to say I enjoy it more when I’m single. Less pressure! I don’t really like to do gift-giving in relationships because I think it causes more problems than it’s worth, haha.

  6. I’m pretty indifferent when it comes to Valentine’s Day. My husband and I always celebrate it, but in small ways that’s special to us – not the mainstream way (go-out-to-fancy-restaurant-with-everyone-else kind of way!). I do love all the candy though!!

  7. I have to say I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s too Hallmark and for some reason I never really enjoyed it, even as a kid. However, in the sixth grade I did win a prize for my valentine’s day box, which was a chocolate swirl cheesecake looking box (not edible 🙂 ). I’m still going to try and enjoy the day!

  8. I genuinely enjoy Valentine’s Day and always have, but I don’t designate as the only day to be extra sweet on my husband. It is a fun day though and I like thinking of it it as an opportunity to let all my friends and family know how much I love them. Cheesy, maybe. But I don’t much mind. Love is a little bit cheesy sometimes.

  9. I’m feeling very pro-valentines this year. Although I’m single…I’m celebrating the fact our country is growing to be more accepting of love in all its shapes and forms. I can be single, in a relationship, married or not…regardless, I have the freedom to choose…and I love it.

  10. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 20 years. We don’t celebrate V day b/c of our religious beliefs. I personally think holidays are commercialized. No thanks. It’s love all year round here. LOL!!

  11. I TOTALLY would have bought that card!! Love it!
    Valentine’s Day was never a big deal for me…. I could take it or leave it…… Until I found my love (obsession) for cooking… and now I use any and every holiday as an excuse to make a “festive” meal. You name it… we celebrate it with food. National Cheese Day, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day… etc. It’s a good thing my husband loves to eat just as much as I do! 🙂

  12. Awesome title.

    I’m more meh about Valentine’s Day. I did take off from work so I am treating myself to a relaxing day–about to go to the gym then see if my Target has $1 Chobani on sale like I’ve been hearing in the blog world. Let’s hope it’s a success!

  13. Not a big Valentine’s person, but it is kind of fun. We’re having a special lobster dinner in celebration. I also named a roach after my fiancee (you can do it on the Bronx Zoo website)! Nothing says love like hissing roaches.


  14. Happy Valentine’s Day! I am so with you on the apples – I microwave mine all the time now. They get so nice & soft when done like that. I don’t even spice mine, they are awesome as is!

  15. I’ve never been big on Valentine’s Day, but my boyfriend likes for us to go out to eat and get a small something for each other, so I bought him some candy he really likes and he got me some earrings, and we had dinner on Saturday night at a cheap but awesome Persian restaurant since I have class tonight.

  16. I do handmade cards for my guy too – much more thoughtful and special than store bought, I think.
    I think Valentine’s Day is a great time to express your feelings even more than on a regular basis, but I don’t make a huge deal out of it!

  17. B and I don’t really celebrate V-day every year. This year we both proclaimed ‘happy valentine’s!’ before morning coffee. Some years its just cards, dinner at home, sometimes dinner out, flowers for me … but this year it’s been crazy so far and we’re both TRIED! ;P …and I’m getting over an injury. SO, we pretty much have nothing planned and no cards… BUT, I bought myself some flowers at TJ’s the other day 😀 I’ll probably run to the market and grab a few things to make my mister a nice (suprise) dinner. He’s been working so hard!

  18. Valentines Day is cool, I mean it doesnt feel like a different day to me, maybe when I was single it did, lol! I used to do anti-valentines day when I was single ! Mike and I get eachother cards and little gifts, we exchanged yesterday and doing a dinner this Friday : )

    Happy Valentines Day to you and Mal! xo

  19. I don’t love or hate it, but my husband and I do usually do a few cute sweet things for one another. There is definitely no need to spend any money.

  20. I’m pretty ambivalent to valentines day. I just think it is a hallmark created holiday. It’s funny though because when I was younger I always wanted a valentine, but now that I have one I don’t even celebrate!

  21. Not really a fan of Valentine’s Day. Hated the day as a single girl. Dislike it as a coupled girl. I show my boyfriend I love him every day of the year. I don’t need Hallmark to tell me to do it. 🙂

  22. Aahaha! Love the card!
    Well, I love valentines day for the chocolate. Even though it’s a ‘consumers holiday’ is that a crime?
    Jess 😀

  23. Our anniversary is definitely the “love holiday” we dedicate our energy toward, but V-day is a nice additional excuse to spend some quality time together and be deliberately romantic. We don’t have high expectations of it. I make a good dinner, we put on some tunes and just connect.

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