Heyyyy! How was your Memorial Day weekend? I hope it was a great one for you! And many thanks to the veterans who have served our country. We had a nice long weekend over here. It was a mix of emotions at times, so I figured a High Low High post was the perfect way to recap it. If you’re unfamiliar with this series, I recap the high and low points of the weekend. It’s fun….

Good morning, friends! Holy moly, the past month flew by. I feel like I was just writing Quinn’s 22-month Day in the Life post. What a whirlwind month that was. Whoa. Anyway, our little dude turned 23-months (aka “almost two”) yesterday, so here’s a recap of last Friday as a way to remember this time in Q-Man’s life. 6:11 AM: I hear Quinn on the baby monitor. I’m barely awake, but I really need to pee,…

Hi, friends! Happy FRIDAY to you! I haven’t written a What I’m Loving Lately post in weeks now, which means I have quite the round-up of fun, cool things to tell you about. Are you ready? Here we go… What I am loving lately! Magnetic boards in Quinn’s playroom – How cute are these boards?! I got them from Wayfair and there’s a bunch of different ones available, all painted in beautiful watercolors, including a dinosaur,…

Hey, hey! If you follow @carrotsncake on social media (snapchat + Instagram), you know that our little family spent a few days on Cape Cod reently. We had an awesome time, and I snapped a zillion photos, so I have quite a few recaps coming your way, including a review of the wonderful and amazing Chatham Bars Inn (CBI), who kindly offered us complimentary accommodations during our stay. That said, let’s start at the beginning with…

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the radiance PLATINUM campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Good afternoon, friends! From time-to-time, readers ask me what kind of vitamins and supplements I take, so I wanted share my current routine. I mostly keep things simple and do my…

Hi, friends! How’s your Hump Day going so far? Mal was at a workshop all week, so it’s been just Quinn and me (and Murphy) in the mornings, which have quickly become my favorite time of day. I look forward to hearing the little guy on the monitor (even if it’s insanely early) just so we can get up and hang out together. A morning “baba” is always the first thing on our agenda, so we cuddle…

Hi, guys! It’s late here and I’m exhausted, so I’m going to whiz right through this post and give you the cliff notes from the day. Here goes! Early-morning Rice Chex with my little love. Quinn would much rather eat “on the go” than sit down for a meal. There’s way too much to do and see! This boy never stops moving. Iced coffee for mama! I also finished off the rest of Quinn’s Chex….

Hey, hey! Good morning and happy Monday! Here’s a special Photo Dump edition: Old House, New House! The first several photos were taken on my iPhone before we moved and the last bunch were taken just last week after we moved into our new house. OLD HOUSE Just hanging out at the playground. He actually liked “swinging” this way quite a lot. Swinging with my boy. Oh, how we are going to miss that playground. It was a…

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Good morning and a very happy Friday to you!! One of my favorite ways to motivate myself and get excited about exercise is updating my fitness gear. Sure, I…

Heyyyyy! How’s your week going so far? Our little family has been quite busy with plenty of unpacking, organizing, and shopping. We took a trip to IKEA yesterday and it felt like we bought one of everything there. We also bought a new couch at the first place we looked, which we said we would never do again. Mal and I even reminded each other of this before we entered the store, but, hey, now we have…

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. We did it! We survived a cross-country flight to Portland and then a nearly 3-hour drive to Black Butte Ranch with a toddler. Holy cow. We did it. I’m happy with…

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Life has been kind of insane lately. Obviously with Murphy’s recent health issues, but we’ve also been busy for other (good great) reasons. (Sorry to be vague, but I’ll…

Happy New Year’s Eve, friends! Can you believe that we’ll be ringing in a new year tonight? I’m really looking forward to 2015, and I want it to be my best year yet, especially with regard to my health– obviously, my UC issues, but also with regard to healthy eating and my fitness goals. I’m sure a lot of you guys are on the same page, so here’s a great giveaway to help you get off to a…

Happy Monday, friends! I thought it would be fun to kick off the week with a delicious giveaway. I mean, chocolate on Monday morning sounds like a great way to start the day to me! That said, here’s your chance to win an amazing chocolate-themed gift basket from the Gold Emblem line at CVS/pharmacy. Here’s what is inside: Gold Emblem Select Gourmet European Dark Chocolate Truffles – European Dark Chocolate Truffles filled with Lava Cake…

Hey, hey! Yesterday started bright and early at 4:30 AM once again. Mal offered to get up with Quinn since his alarm usually goes off at 5:15 AM for school, but I couldn’t fall back to sleep, so I got up and hung out. And Mal offered to make me breakfast, so, yea… food. Mal left for school. Quinn and I played. We sang. We read books. I watched the news. I drank iced coffee. I tried…