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Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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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Heyyyy! Good morning! How’s it going?

It’s time for another Photo Dump! I know you guys like these posts (I do too!), so here are some more random photos from my iPhone! Enjoy!

Quinn reading at breakfast. He looks so concerned, doesn’t he? Quinn examined this piece of newspaper (with a furrowed brow) for a solid 5 minutes. It was adorable.

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The “Little Maniac” strikes again! Some days, I honestly can’t keep up with this kid. I clean up/put away/take away one thing, and he’s already onto the next. (I actually kind of love it.)

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Just hanging out in a raft inside Grammie’s house. Quinn thought this was hilarious. I did too!

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My new favorite meal. Check out the tiny T-Rex photobomb in the background. Those little arms kill me!

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Murphy humping a dog bed. I don’t know what Mal was thinking when he bought Murphy one for our new house. The dog has issues.

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Quinn and his friend Grace playing with chairs. They were pushing them around the kitchen. Too cute.

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Post-work selfie at Row & Ride. I absolutely loved my first class. Review coming soon!

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Quinn is obsessed with our trash compactor. He would turn it on ALL THE TIME, so we finally removed the knob to start it. Haha!


A recent dinner that was quite delicious. It came together in no time, so I was going to blog about it, but then I never did. The meal was Vietnamese Chicken Wings with roasted broccoli and shredded Brussels sprouts mixed with Laughing Cow cheese. It was so good. Mmm!


A road trip snack. We stopped for gas, and I was starving, so I grabbed this Salted Caramel Nut Protein Bar from Nature Valley. It was really tasty!

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Who you gonna call? Frogbusters! I took this photo to send to my sister and cousins. As kids, we use to save frogs from my Grammie’s pool and we called ourselves the “Frogbusters,” so I just had to send along a pic for old times’ sake.

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Lunch at Funny Farm with Papi and Grandma. We planned to visit Papi, so we invited my mom over too. We all ate lunch by the pool and both grandparents enjoyed spending time with their grandson.

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The move that will never end. Seriously. We finally have all of our stuff in our house, but, man, it took a lot of time and energy to get it there. (We’re never moving again.)

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Impulse buy at Target. Obviously, I needed salted caramel Brownie Brittle in my life. Obviously.

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Another road trip snack. This chocolate peanut butter Clif Builder’s Protein Bar was pretty good too!

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Questions of the Day

What was your last impulse buy?

What’s something you will never do again? 

P.S. Be sure to enter my radiance PLATINUM giveaway to win a $50 gift card to CVS!



  1. Every time I move I say that I’ll never do it again. Ha! But last time we hired movers and it was the best decision of my life. Last impulse buy was coffee…but is that really impulse? ha!

  2. We live in Florida and my husband found a frog IN our house a few days ago – gross! It was a tiny one and I think he came in from the garage but now I’m worried one is going to jump around the corner at any moment, haha! Moving is such a pain!! I hope you’re feeling a little more settled now πŸ™‚

  3. Looks like Quinn has his eye on that play set in the news paper! That really is an adorable photo!

    My last impulse buy was jeans from The Gap…I need another pair of jeans like I need a hole in my head.

    I will probably never run a marathon again. That was the most dedicated I had ever been with regards to running, and as much as I loved the experience, I have no desire to do it again.

  4. We moved just over a year ago, and were still cleaning out our old house for about six weeks (my parents had to walk away from it. It became too much). I still don’t think we’re fully unpacked. Moving is NUTS. Sadly, I have to move again one day, because I don’t want to be living with my parents forever.

  5. You’re absolutely right- moving is the worst! I’m going to have to do it in the next year or so and I’m not looking forward to it. Last night I impulse bought a denim dress from Madewell…I’ve been lusting after it for a while and saw that they’re sold out of every size except mine. I had to get it before I missed my chance!

  6. Since I’m in the midst of getting ready for a Machu Picchu trip… my last impulse buy was a pair of those “jogger” pants! FWIW, they were only $6 on Amazon and I wanted something that wasn’t leggings or sweatpants to lounge around in at the airport/hostel before and after the trek πŸ˜‰

  7. My last impulse buy was poutine flavored Ruffles when I was in Canada this past weekend. I haven’t eaten them yet, and am not sure I want to. Ha!

  8. nope murphy’s not the only one. Our dog regularly humps her bed every single night. we still find it hilarious 1 plus year later!

  9. OH MY GOSH! Not sure what was funnier: Murphy humping his bed or the fact that you took a photo of it! Ba ha ha!! Our pug will hump slippers if she gets the chance so this was so funny to me. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the laugh!!

  10. Ugh, moving is the worst! So stressful. Hopefully you all will be settled in in no time! My last impulse buy was a pair of leggings and a sports bra from Athleta. I figured a girl can aaaalways use a new pair, right?? πŸ™‚

  11. I’m looking forward to the possibility of you sharing that Vietnamese chicken recipe! Sounds delicious! πŸ˜€
    Recent impulse buy: a mint chocolate ice-cream sandwhich because it’s summer, I was hungry after work, and because… Ice-cream
    What I would never do again: First years of med school. I would never wish that upon anyone. hah! Unfortunately there are no shortcuts :/ but fortunately I had no idea what I was getting into πŸ˜‰
    I love the photo dumps! πŸ˜€ Do you take all or most of your blog pictures with your phone?

    1. Just click on the link for the recipe! Yep, I take a lot of photos for CNC with my iPhone, but I also have a Samsung that I use occasionally.

      1. @Tina: Thanks for the response! I just had a ‘duh’ moment when you mentioned clicking on the recipe, haha! Your photos always look great! Nice phone-photography skills πŸ˜‰

  12. I had to buy more almond milk for breakfast last night, and my impulse buys were a bottle of sauv blanc (Wise Guy from Washington state), Nutella, and PB Cheerios. Okay, so the wine and cheerios were more planned. But the Nutella was definitely an impulse!

  13. My last impulse buy was a shirt from Pick your Plum email. Something I will never do again…order something I can’t return. The shirt came yesterday and it is horrible.

  14. Target knows how to get me! My impulse buy was Simply Balanced dark chocolate banana chips… holy crap!! Crack in a bag!

  15. Ohhh I love brownie brittle!! My last impulse buy was probably a tea for a homeless guy at starbucks. big purchase, probably…. oh an as is bench/cubby thing from Ikea.

    Never do again? Pay for a 5k or 10k. Cant justify the cost for a few miles. Also drugs or alcohol, hopefully! 11 years in september, think i’ll keep it up hahah

  16. Those chicken wings look so good!

    My last impulse buy was Breyer’s vanilla caramel gelato. I just couldn’t resist it!

  17. My last impulse buy was a betta fish! Ha ha ha. I named him Paul Anka. My husband and I are taking our sweet time deciding if we want kids, so we keep adding pets to the family. Paul Anka joins two cats and a dog.

    Love seeing your Quinn and Murphy pics!

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