We’re Never Leaving the South Shore

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Hi, guys! Friday afternoon and evening were so incredibly fun! Seriously, it was probably the best of the summer so far! 🙂

After Quinn’s nap, we took Murphy to the park to stretch his pug legs and give the humans a little exercise of their own. Obviously, Murph Dog was pumped – just look at that face!

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We haven’t been to the park (Bare Cove) in awhile because dogs are now required to be on-leash. It’s a huge bummer because it was the best dog park ever. ***Update: I did some Googling and it looks like both Hingham residents and non-residents can apply to get an Off-Leash Dog Walking Permit. We are definitely going to look into this! Murphy would be so psyched for regular visits to the park again!

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So, when we arrived at the park, the (huge) parking lot was literally empty (ok, there was one car, but usually it’s packed), so we broke the rules and let Murphy run free for most of the walk. Rules were made to be broken! Haha! I mean, there was NO ONE at the park, which was kind of strange considering it used to be bumpin’ all the time.

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Murphy had THE BEST time at the park. He was ping-ponging all over the path – sniffing out new smells with the biggest smile on his face!

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After the park, we headed to Hingham Shipyard for dinner. Trident (and Beer Works) both allow dogs outside on their patio, so we took Murphy with us. (I packed his dinner, so he could eat with us.)

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Qman’s Tegu blocks were a huge hit with the metal table and chairs!

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Mal and I started with oysters, which were just so perfect.

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For my entree, I ordered the garden salad with grilled shrimp on top. It totally hit the spot.

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And, for dessert, we shared the chocolate hazelnut mousse. Mmm!

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After dinner, we walked over to a free outdoor concert.

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And, my gosh, it was a good time! The band played covers of popular country music and everyone was moving and grooving!

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Dance party!

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I love where we live so much. I can’t believe there was a time in my life when I didn’t want to move to the South Shore. I still remember driving to see our first house and thinking it was sooooo far outside the city. I didn’t think I was ready for life in the suburbs, but now that we live here (even more south now), I never want to leave. Ever.

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It was an A+ night for sure!

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Back at home, I snacked on a vanilla almond Health Warrior Chia Bar, which is my favorite flavor. It tastes like dessert, so it was just what I wanted at the end of the night.

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Question of the Day

Do you love where you live? What makes it so special?



  1. Oh fun!! I keep meaning to check out the hingham shipyard! Im also south shore (marshfield) and LOVE it! 🙂

  2. Most of the time I love AZ but right now
    It’s so hot it’s hard to remember!!!!!! I think I love it because it’s where my family is and having lived away from them I know anywhere is better with them!

  3. I live at the base of Diamond Head on Oahu and LOVE it! I moved here from 20 years of Colorado life because the ocean was calling my name. The Hawaiian islands are so special to me because of the people and the culture, it is truly special. I get chills on so many trails on the islands, it just feels different than anywhere I have ever been.

  4. Looks like it was a super fun night! I enjoy my city since I never have to deal with Traffic but close enough to bigger cities to visit! Only downfall… Terrible winters!

  5. I live in Seattle right now which I hate, but I grew up in Denver, CO, which is all awesome. Before Seattle we lived in California for 6.5 years, which is where my heart is. My husband and I want to retire in San Diego. However, in a couple months we are moving to Hong Kong! Excited about that but it’s crazy to think about!

  6. I love our neighborhood here in North Carolina because it is quiet and we have a great community with crossfit. We’re not far from two neat “downtown” areas either! I do miss where I used to live in Washington state. Seattle and Tacoma weren’t far away, there was tons of hiking everywhere you went, just so much to do! It’s a toss up, but I do want to go back to the West Coast eventually.

  7. I USED to live near the south shore but moved many years ago to where you grew up ( near Littleton) We LOVE it here and swear we would never leave. Haha. Go back to visit friends and we can’t take the traffic!

  8. So fun! Loving where you live is super important. My boyfriend and I currently live in Old Town, which is right outside of DC. It looks like a Hallmark movie town with festivals and farmer’s markets. We were just talking yesterday about how lucky we were to be here during this season of our lives. We can walk everywhere (grocery, nightlife, gym) and have a beautiful view of the Potomac River with parks galore. We feel lucky for sure!

  9. I live in Tulsa, Ok and love it. I grew up in a small town and a big city just seems overwhelming to me. I need my space and that is what I love about Tulsa. Its big enough to have an awesome city feel with a great downtown area, but drive 20 minutes in either direction and you are in the country.

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