My Upcoming Adventure

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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Hey, friends! Happy Thirsty Thursday! Are you celebrating with a cocktail tonight? Do tell.

After breakfast and blogging this morning, I ran some errands around town. When I returned home, I found this note waiting for me:

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Apparently, Murphy learned how to write. It also seems like he developed quite the sense of humor”” much like his Dad’s. 

While the boys were at the park, I started packing for my 9-day adventure, which includes a jam-packed schedule.

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Check out what’s happening in the next nine days:

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Yep, it’s pretty much going to be madness. Fun, but crazy.


I finished about 3/4 of my packing and then took a break for lunch. I reheated some leftover pizza and asparagus. Easy, delicious, nutritious.

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I finished off lunch with a dark chocolate Adora disk dipped into almond butter. It didn’t look very pretty, so I just snapped a photo of the products instead. You can imagine it though, right?

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The pug came home a little while later and passed out on the couch.

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I heard the park was a lot of fun!

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Just now, I snacked on a piece of toast with almond butter, but it wasn’t as satisfying as I had hoped because I’m already thinking about dinner. I’m hungry today!

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P.S. Local bloggers: A friend of mine is hosting a blogger dinner at the restaurant where she works. If you’re interested in attending, please leave a comment on this post.



  1. I would be very interested in the blogger dinner! Details please! 🙂

    I had some cider wine this evening. It was very refreshing.

    And PS. Your dog and husband are too cute!

  2. I am new to blogging (May 2011) and new to the Boston area! I would love to get to know people and the local blogging community. Details would be so wonderful!

  3. Hi Tina, I am definitely interested in a local Boston blogger dinner! My blog is fairly new but I would love to do some real life networking.

  4. I dip adora disks in peanut butter all the time. I try, and I try, and I try to get into almond butter but its just not working.

    Oh, and I’d love to join the local Boston blogger get-together!

    The pug note is too cute – love the scribbly writing 🙂

  5. Did Mal write that note with his left hand (assuming he’s a righty)? Otherwise that would have taken a concerted effort to write so messy!

  6. omg omg! that’s my town! well, my dad’s town, but i’m there eery year (ill be there the 20th)! yayyy woods hole! i am wayyy too excited about this. i wish i were going to be there! also, im moving to boston in the fall for school…. super excited!

  7. Here is a fantastic cocktail that takes a little prep work. It’s a Mango-Ginger-Habanero Daiquiri, and it’s delicious! I found the recipe in Restaurant Hospitality magazine and have copied it below.

    Spice & Ice Mango-Ginger-Habañero Daiquiri
    From: Adam Seger, CCP, served at Tanzy, Scottsdale, AZ.

    Yield: 1 serving.
    2 oz. rum
    1 lime, freshly squeezed
    3∕4 oz. Ginger-Habañero Syrup (recipe follows)
    3∕4 oz. fresh mango puree
    Adam’s 7 Spice Blend (recipe follows)

    Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled 10-ounce cocktail glass rimmed with Adam’s 7 Spice Blend. Garnish with fresh mango wedge.

    For Ginger-Habañero Syrup: Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to just before boiling with 1 seeded habanero and 3 oz. sliced fresh ginger. Remove habañero 5 minutes after removing from heat. Cool and strain out ginger. Keeps sealed in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.

    For Adam’s 7-Spice Blend: Whisk together 2 parts ground cinnamon, 2 parts ground fennel, 2 parts ground ginger, 1 part ground Szechuan peppercorns, 1 part ground cloves, 1 part ground star anise and 1 part ground cardamom. Blend total spice volume with an equal part of superfine bar sugar.

  8. That pug is a genius.

    Hoping we run into you this weekend! If not, have a great race! And definitely keep me posted on this blogger dinner. Would love to hear more. 🙂

  9. The note from Murphy might be the CUTEST thing ever. Love it! And have tons of fun with all your travels!!! 🙂

  10. ha, Murphy’s note is hilarious! Have a fun jam packed trip! I am so sad that I am not able to make the HLS. It is finally somewhat close to me but it’s the same weekend as my first triathlon that I have been training for since April….so maybe next year! I look forward to the pod-casts, pictures, and blog recaps!

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