Packing Queen

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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Once again, I’m a packing queen. But, this time, it’s a different type of packing. I’m faced with the challenge of packing our entire apartment all by myself.


You see, Mal and I made a little deal. I’m on the West Coast from Friday through Tuesday, which means that I can’t help him with the painting in our new house. I’m also home during the day, so we agreed that I would take the lead on packing the apartment and he’d tackle the majority of the painting. We have a lot to do before we move in next week!


The pug kept me company while I packed this morning. (I’m pretty sure that tiny speck of white on his mouth is a packing peanut.)



I’m trying to use up the food in our pantry (I don’t want to pack it!), so I opted for instant oatmeal instead of rolled oats for breakfast this morning. I added raisins, ground flaxseed meal, and peanut butter to the mix.


I also drank an iced coffee with soy milk while packing.



For lunch, I tried a super easy recipe for Pumpkin Dumplings using wonton wraps, canned pumpkin, crumbled gorgonzola, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground ginger. I topped them with butter and grated Parmesan cheese. It’s an awesome recipe!


Back to packing!!!

Question of the Day

On a scale of 1- 10, how much do you dislike packing (1 being supreme hatred)?



  1. Huh. I’d say packing is a 4 for me. I really dislike it, because it means that I’m moving AGAIN, but I have done it so many times that it is just a necessity that doesn’t require much thought anymore. I do really HATE having my things packed, and not being able to find what I want though. Hope everything goes smoothly for you!

  2. Starting the packing process is usually ok – maybe around a 5 but then as the hours and days drag on and you are unsure how to organize and fit everything it gets harder. I find I am always left with a pile of stuff I have no idea what to do with then I would say my scale drops to a 2. Thiking about it I am so glad I am not moving! Good luck! 🙂

  3. 1. I’ve moved 10 times in 10 years and it SUCKS. Especially the packing and unpacking. You have my sympathy 🙂

  4. I think I must be a 4 on the packing but that painting wears me out. I just finished our dining room and will start on the front hall this weekend. I think picking colors is so hard! You are doing the right thing trying to do it before you move in. Good luck on the packing 🙂

  5. 11…I LOVE to pack! It’s a great opportunity to go through your possessions and toss the ones you don’t really need/want. In fact, the only thing I enjoy more than packing is unpacking…it’s like Christmas 🙂

  6. I had the same issue when we moved back in May! I was home much more than my fiance, so I packed our entire apartment up for the move. It’s amazing how many boxes you can fill with your crap, err, stuff lol

  7. Having moved 11 times in the past 10 years, packing has become less and less annoying. Painting on the other hand is the bane of my existence. I would gladly do all the packing if someone offered to paint for me. You are a lucky girl!

  8. 3- I really don’t like packing and moving (I’ve moved houses 3 times in the last 2 years!), but I LOVE organizing each new place. Finding a spot for everything is my favorite. 🙂

  9. 1 – I have packing and 0 for moving too…I just hate the whole process…that’s why we’ve been living in the same appartment for 6 years…but house hunting is coming for us mid-2011.

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