Photo Dump III

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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Hi, friends!

I haven’t done a Photo Dump post in over a year now, so I figured it was time for another one. Plus, I need to free up some space on my iPhone because I can’t take any new photos! Gahhhhh! Anyway, without further ado, here are some random pics from my iPhone! Enjoy!

Quinn’s expression in this photo is priceless. I put a sneaker on his little foot for the very first time, and he soooo wasn’t sure what to make of it. Haha!

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My nephew likes to eat his Cheerios with a fork. This actually isn’t a one-time thing either… he always eats his Cheerios with a fork! What a nut.

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I’m loving pumpkin spice protein shakes after my workouts. This one is super simple to make: Just mix a scoop of vanilla protein powder (I like the Recovery from SFH) with almond milk, ice, and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Easy as that and it is so good! FYI: You can get 10% off orders at SFH with coupon code CNC10.

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After a particularly rough night (I think Quinn woke up like 4 times), I found this breakfast plate waiting for me on the kitchen counter. Mal is the best ever.

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Traveling with an infant! Look how much stuff we brought for just 3 days in Newport! Insanity. Haha!

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Oh my gosh, this photo is ridiculous. It’s actually a screenshot of Mal’s Instagram feed. We took this photo during our date night in Newport and then Mal edited it to make my eyes look all weird. He shared it with his Instagram followers thinking someone would make a comment about my weird-ass eyes, but not a single person did! Haha! Maybe I just look weird all the time?

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One of my mom’s friends sent us this beautiful blanket that she made for Quinn. I love that his name and birthday are embroidered on it. What a special item to own. I love it.

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Haha! Another gem. This one is from a summer barbecue. Check out our koozies! They are crocheted masterpieces from Etsy.

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This huge praying mantis was hanging out on the fence in our backyard, so I snapped a photo to send to Mal. They’re so prehistoric-looking, right? They sort of freak me out, but they’re pretty cool at the same time. Side note: I feel like I used to see praying mantis all the time when I was a kid, but I hardly do nowadays. Aren’t they becoming endangered? I think I read that somewhere?

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Murphy is starved for attention. His new favorite place to snooze is ON the Boppy. Poor pug.

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Reebok Skyscape & ZQUICK Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a pair of Skyscape and ZQUICK shoes from Reebok. Here are your winners:


Awesome giveaway.. I’ve been eyeing the reebok skyscrapes for a while.. I really like the purple ones and the black/pink/white/teal Zquicks! You look amazing by the way.. thanks for sharing!


omg love the Black / Pink / White / Teal ZQuicks! Congrats on body after baby!! :) Thanks for the giveaway! :)


Wow, these are so cute! I like the red polka dot Skyscapes and the neon green/blue ZQuick Electify. Great colors!

Leann D

I love the Persian blue Runaround Skyscapes! So cute!

Congrats!! To claim your prizes, please email me at with your shoe size, color choice for both the Skyscape and ZQUICK, your full name and mailing address.

Question of the Day

Tell me about a random/funny photo on your phone! 



  1. if you delete your text messages it frees up so much space! i always run out of picture space on mine and then delete them and am good for awhile!! i have all william cuteness on my phone – nothing better than babies!! 🙂 🙂

      1. @Tina: I second this! I couldn’t believe how much room my texts were taking up. I think it’s all those baby/kid photos we end up sending to family and friends!

  2. Those koozies are hilarious! How sweet of Mal to make you breakfast. Thank goodness for amazing husbands/dads. I couldn’t have made it through the first two weeks with our little one without his help, that is for sure!

  3. You can also take more pics on your iphone by going into a text and then clicking take a picture. Or if you’re really desperate, take it through instagram without posting it! These are some of my tricks because I’m a picture hoarder :p

  4. Murphy is too funny!! Poor pug. My favorite photo on my phone right now is one that my fiancé ans I took a few weekends ago during one of our weekend walks. He is making a silly face in it and it pretty much sums up our relationship to a ‘T’. Great photos.

  5. love photo dump posts 🙂 (also why i tend to love instagram more than blogs lately, ha)

    side note – what is it about drinking out of a mason jar that makes it taste so much better??

  6. Quinn is soooo adorable. And so is Murphy on that hoppy. I always kind of liked the praying mantis until I found out they kill hummingbirds

  7. Love all these pics! My boyfriend and I recently went through our phones to see what was taking up space, and he was shocked that for him it was texts…he had some going back to 2012, lol. The eyes in that date night picture make you look like a character out of Avatar!

  8. Thanks for the smoothie inspiration! I will be making a pumpkin spice smoothie today!

    I have a bug photo on my phone too and I also took it to send to my husband. It is a picture of a centipede that i found in our house and trapped under a glass. I hate killing bugs so I always trap them and save them for my husband/cat!

  9. Mal’s artistry on your eyes had me cracking up!! And no one said anything!? That’s hilarious! You definitely do not look like that normally! And my husband would love those koozies! Thanks for the Christmas present idea! 😉

  10. oh my gosh thanks so much tina! i didn’t even realize it was both! best day ever!!! 🙂 will check colors and email later today! thanks again!! 🙂

  11. Cute photos!
    Just curious: is “Mal” short for something? I like it either way! 🙂
    And haha Q looks so much like Mal! So sweet!

  12. I`m such a nerd. Catching up on the blog and I entered to win the Reebok shoes and I see NOW that the contest is OVER! LOL

  13. Funniest pic currently on my iPhone: a photo of a GIANT pumpkin being towed by a pick-up truck down a Massachusetts highway. When we were visiting my parents last weekend, there was some sort of Great Pumpkin weigh-in, going on. I was leaning out my window, trying to get a good shot of this beauty and noticed a bunch of kids squeezed into the back seat of the truck. They all started waving to me, so I pointed to their pumpkin and gave them an enthusiastic thumbs up!

  14. Haha!!!! Oh my goodness the photo of your crazy eyes and those koozies made me laugh so hard!! Haha…still laughing “) You two are too funny!

  15. I’ve always loved reading your blog but I love it even more now! Since our kids are 2 days apart, I feel like I’m reading a little bit about my life in here hahaha

    those koozies are hilarious! i think I need to buy a set for my husband and I


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