Random Thoughts & Happenings From Yesterday

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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

First things first…

LUNA is making their entire portfolio gluten-free, so they are hosting a 2,000-bar giveaway of their Peanut Caramel Cluster bar to give everyone the chance to try it for free! Here’s the link to get your free bar: http://www.lunabar.com/tryLUNAgf!

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And now for some random thoughts and happenings from yesterday”¦

I really love our mantel this year. It’s so festive! I bought a couple of sparkly Christmas trees at Marshalls yesterday, and they totally complete the look. Love it.

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I love egg sandwiches with bacon. Related: Everyone Was Wrong: Saturated Fat Is Good For YouNow Saturated Fat Is Good for You?Don’t Fear The Fat: Experts Question Saturated Fat Guidelines.

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I also love KFIT. It kicks my butt, and I enjoy every second of it.

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Yesterday’s workout was 21-15-9 x 2 (!), adding weight. I think the name says it all.

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Every time I hear the song “Jessie’s Girl,” I think of Rick Springfield in Californication. That show totally wrecked the song for me. Haha!

My new favorite iced coffee combo is 1/2 gingerbread + 1/2 toasted almond. It tastes like a straight up cookie. OMGSOGOOD!

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This iced coffee combo is also delicious mixed with vanilla protein powder.

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I bought this sign to hang in our bedroom, so it’s the first thing I see when I wake up and go to bed at night. 

I’m “back on the (buffalo) sauce.”

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I love this pug face so much. Murphy had a blast at the park yesterday. There were so many dogs to play with!

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I watched this video about a female runner named Kayla, who, despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, has become one of the best distance runners in the country. It was such an inspiring story!

Quinn reminds me of a little elf in the photos below! 

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Questions of the Day

Share a random thought or happening from yesterday. The more random, the better! 



  1. Your mantel is so cute! I love that sparkly tree too – I have had my eye on one at Target. Maybe I will have to look at Marshall’s.

    Can’t wait to try the Luna Bar!

  2. Your mantel is gorgeous! I can’t wait until we have a mantel (we are in a high rise apartment). For now we just have to make do with a tiny tree, a few decorations, and the lights we have strung around the ceiling (from last year–we liked them so much we use them year round!)

  3. I love bacon with everything! Have it at least once a day. Your mantle is gorgeous and festive and making me want to decorate even though we’re Jewish 🙂 Who am I kidding we always wind up doing a *little Christmas anyway!

  4. Two randoms:
    1) I found the other yur bud ear bud cover I had been searching for in my purse yesterday which was awesome!!

    2) When I set out to run w/ said found ear bud cover, this older guy that works in my building came around the corner as I was getting my satellite signal and asked me to run with him… so I did.

  5. Mmm . . . that new flavor of Luna bar looks delicious! But since I am living in Italy right now, I don’t think I will be able to try it. Maybe when I come to the States for Christmas. 🙂

  6. We decorated our house last night for Christmas and it makes me so, so happy!

    I really miss home this time of year even though I know we’re flying home in 18 days.

    He looks like the cutest little elf in the world 🙂

  7. Random happening from yesterday…my dad had to have emergency eye surgery! He had a tear in his retina that apparently happens with age. Weird, right?

    I really want to try Marylou Coffee…any ideas of good substitutions on those flavors for those of us without any shops around?

  8. Love the mantel, your son def looks a little elfish (in the cutest way) in those jams and egg sammies (without bacon) are my jam.

    Randomness from yesterday – my daughter saw our first tiny little Christmas tree lit up last night. She was enamored with it. I cannot wait to get our big tree up for her to see. I just love the holidays with a kids!

  9. The video on Kayla made me teary eyed! So inspirational.

    Love the mantel–I haven’t been very inspired with ours yet, so it’s just a mish-mesh of things with our stockings (including a tiny stocking hanging between my husband and I for Baby A&W–my hubby’s idea).

  10. Quinn is SO cute! Yesterday’s random thought: My friend posted an article that said that a study showed processed food is the cause of autoimmune disease. I have an autoimmune disease (Celiac) and now I am wondering if working at a bagel shop for 4 years in college may have contributed… Oopsy 🙂 #theworldmayneverknow

  11. I love that sign! I’m obsessed with having sweet or inspirational quotes around the house.

    Random happening from yesterday- A friend and I met for dinner at a new-to-us sushi restaurant and when we walked in it was a tiny little place that’s really meant for carry-out with a couple of random tables and chairs thrown in. We were expecting more of a restaurant feel, but we decided to stay anyways. The sushi was SO GOOD! Such a good find!

  12. Random thing from yesterday: I bought the box of fancy chocolate covered Jo-Jo’s at Trader Joe’s thinking that they would fit into my daughter’s advent calendar. They didn’t… so we just ate them. What a wonderful mistake!

  13. I love the glitter at Christmas! My nails are about to be ‘glittered up’ for Christmas this afternoon.

    Random: I found a love for Celestial Seasonings Holiday Tea- Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride! I love hot teas in the winter and it is seriously helping with my sweet tooth after dinner!

  14. Luna is saying they are sending me a peanut, carmel cluster not chocolate cupcake 🙁 Boo! We have a peanut allergy at my house so we keep nothing in the house.

    Something random about yesterday: I was asleep by 8:30, right along with my kids. ha ha

  15. Random from yesterday — I was home sick so I sat on the couch and watched a marathon of Chopped episodes. That was a bad idea because I was craving some pretty off the wall foods by the time it was all said and done.

  16. I love Quinn’s outfit, so adorable! My randomness from yesterday was raiding my mom’s reject Christmas decorations so now I can decorate my apartment!

  17. I started CrossFit yesterday! Foundations class #1 complete. That was my happening. I feel like you’re a friend I need to tell about it — you and my boyfriend are the two people who most convinced me to join ”¦ creepy 🙂

  18. I have the exact same stockings, alternating colors like you, and the little one for our dog. So funny! I can be a little neurotic… Last year I somehow ordered the wrong color combo for my youngest so ended up ordering a second one to replace it. I wanted oldest to youngest with the colors alternating. 🙂

  19. We decorated for Xmas over the weekend and I completely obsessed with my mantle. I’d be obsessed with yours as well if it were mine. 🙂

    You coffee sounds amazing. I wish there was a place near me that offered those kind of flavors. Yum.

  20. Random from yesterday – I had to go to the Dermatologist for an emergency visit because something bit me on the arm a week ago and it totally blew up over the weekend with a big red ring around it! Scary stuff – turns out it was just a bad allergic-immune system reaction to the bite.

  21. I love bringing out the Christmas decorations and finding the new stuff I bought at the end of the season on sale last year. I love adding to our collection each year. Random: Our Christmas color scheme is blue and silver.

  22. Thank you for mentioning the GF luna bar. I have been gluten free for a month and have not found many packaged snacks outside of Kind items.

  23. Random question–but can you do a post on how you make your egg sandwiches? They always look soooo good 🙂

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