She’s Tying the Knot

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Hi, 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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Sorry that I’ve been MIA. Saturday was a busy one! 😯

I woke up bright and early on Saturday morning to get a jump-start on packing. Starting on Tuesday, Mal and I are finally moving into our new apartment. I’ve really enjoyed living with our friends, but I’m ready to have my life back to normal once again. I don’t like feeling so “unsettled,” living between houses and having our lives in shambles. But, only 2 days to go! Ahh, we have so much to do!

After a few hours of packing and breakfast at the Wheelhouse Diner, it was time to go to my sister’s bachelorette barbeque, which was hosted by one of her bridesmaids. I offered to bring dessert, so cupcakes from Babycakes was an easy decision.

I love Babycakes! 😀  It’s always such a special treat to have them– like on my birthday and at a baby shower.


Babycakes has such a yummy selection of flavors! They have Everyday Flavors as well as Daily Specials, Tuesday through Saturday. (They’re closed on Mondays.)

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Babycakes is tiny inside, but super cute! :mrgreen:


I purchased a dozen cupcakes for my sister’s shower, and let’s just say they didn’t last long!


I tried bites of a few different cupcakes. My favorite was easily the French Toast cupcake, which was basically French toast-flavored bread pudding shaped as a cupcake. It was heavenly! I also really liked the German Chocolate and Oreo Cookie cupcakes. Holy yum! :mrgreen:


Over the course of the 5-hour bachelorette barbeque, I enjoyed a bunch of “autumn” beers. I absolutely love pumpkin and Octoberfest beers. I’d drink them year-round if I could!
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I pretty much snacked from the start of the party to the very end. With all of the delicious food, it was hard to turn down tasting almost every dish! I probably should have taken my own advice and made a plate for myself! Oh well. Next time!

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The dish that I especially loved the hostess’s “Beer Dip.”

Beer Dip

  • 2 packages of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 packet of Ranch salad dressing mix
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (to taste)
  • 1 bottle of full-bodied beer

Directions: In a large bowl, blend cream cheese, Ranch salad dressing mix, and cheddar cheese. Slowly pour beer into mixture and stir. Continue to add beer until dip achieves desired consistency.

I ate a ton of this stuff! It was excellent with French bread, crackers, pita chips, and pretzels! 😉 It was so addicting! Everyone else at the party agreed too!


In addition to eating lots of wonderful food, we played some games.


And drank some more beers! 😉

My sister and I really loved the Jack’s Pumpkin Spice Ale! Delish!


For my sister’s big night out on the town, the bridemaids designed bachelorette t-shirts for all of the girls to wear. After all of the fun we had with the t-shirts at Ashley’s bachelorette, I knew my sis would love the idea!


The back of the t-shirts said: “She’s typing the knot… Buy us a shot!


My mom and my aunts attended the bachelorette barbeque too, but they said their goodbyes before we headed into Boston. I think we scared them a little bit!


We took the T into the city for a bachelorette pub crawl! :mrgreen: My sister was psyched!

The bride needed a little help with her Charlie Card!


On the T, we met another bachelorette party heading into the city too!


Part of the bachelorette crew at the first bar:


My sis had 20 gals come out for her big night! It was so fun seeing a sea of purple shirts at each bar!


The final bar was about a half mile away, so instead of walking, the bride, a couple of friends, and I took advantage of a man-powered ride!


Riding the streets of Boston in a rickshaw was hilarious! We had so much fun! :mrgreen:

We made it to Dillion’s in one piece! 😉


There, the bachelorette mayhem continued!

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Being the old fart that I am, I ended up leaving the group around 11:30 pm. My sister was having the time of her life, so I said a quick goodbye and told her to have a blast with her girlfriends. She didn’t seem to mind that her old lady sister was headed to bed!

I can’t wait to hear her stories from the night! 😉

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