Hi, friends! Another annual Newport weekend is in the books! It was our 10th year visiting (and Quinn’s 6th – feel free to do the math on that one), and it’s still one of our favorites (if not our FAVORITE) weekend of the entire year. We have so many wonderful memories from our trips to Newport and always make more there! 🙂 FRIDAY We arrived early Friday evening, got settled, and then Quinn and I…

Hi, guys! I’m a little behind on “live” blogging, but I wanted to share this post since I get questions ALL the time about how I count macros on the weekends. And, truthfully, I typically take breaks from tracking on Fridays and Saturdays (sometimes Sundays too), but I still “game plan” my food choices – just so I don’t go totally off the rails. Not that there’s anything wrong with letting loose every once in…

Good morning, friends! Happy Monday to you! As you probably remember, I love a good weekend High Low High blog post. They share both the high and low highlights from it. I always like to focus on the positive side of things, so there’s typically more highs than lows! 🙂 With that, here’s how our weekend went. And, of course, I’d love to hear about your weekend too, so feel free to share some highs and lows in the…

Happy Sunday, friends! First things first: If you haven’t yet entered my 10 Year Blog Birthday Giveaway, be sure to head over for a chance to win! I’ll pick a winner later this week – and who doesn’t love new clothes! 🙂 Speaking of blog birthdays, Mal, Quinn, and I went out to dinner to celebrate at The Range on Friday night. Ten years deserved a night out – and, well, we had NO FOOD at…

Hi, guys! I just landed in Austin a little while ago, but I wanted to share a quick recap of my impromptu “day date” with Mal yesterday. He had Monday off from school, but Quinn’s daycare was open, so we used it as an opportunity to hangout just the two of us. I mean, it was “free” childcare since we have to pay for it if he goes or not. And, well, childcare just gets…

Hi, guys! As you can see, CNC is up and running again. HOORAY! That was a rough few days, but I’m glad to be back in business again. In fact, I woke up in the middle of the night on Wednesday morning – my brain just wouldn’t shut off – and checked to see if my blog was working again (I know, I have issues…). It was working (!!), so I busted out 3 hours…

Good morning and a very happy Monday to you! I love a good High Low High blog post, so here’s a recap of our weekend, which shares both the high and low points from it. I always like to focus on the positive side of things, so there’s typically more highs than lows. With that, here we go! And, of course, I’d love to hear about your weekend too, so feel free to share some highs and…

Good morning! To date, I have written and published 5,291 posts on Carrots ‘N’ Cake. Isn’t that nuts? Along with these blog posts, I’ve come up with 5,291 titles – some good and some, well, not so good. Usually, I have a title in mind when I’m writing a post, but, sometimes, I need to write the whole post before something comes to mind. I came up with “Bar Hoppin” for today’s blog post title and kind of…

Good morning! I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day! Mal and I celebrated with an early dinner at Scarlet Oak Tavern. We actually weren’t planning to do anything for the holiday, but then we forgot to use a gift certificate that we received for Christmas the last time we dined at Scarlet Oak, so we gave ourselves an “excuse” to visit again for Valentine’s Day. Hey, whatever works, right? 🙂 Mal and I met at the…

Hi, friends! Happy Monday and happy National Truffle Day to you! Be sure to stop by your local Lindt Chocolate Shop to receive a complimentary LINDOR truffle! And don’t forget that my May Booty Challenge starts today! I hope you decide to join in! We had a really nice weekend, so here’s a recap via superlatives! BEST THING I ATE: It’s a toss up between The Big Island pizza (grilled chicken, smoky bacon, scallions, sweet potatoes, BBQ sauce, pineapple…

Good morning and happy Marathon Monday to you! Today is my favorite day of the entire year. I absolutely love Marathon Monday (aka Patriot’s Day aka the day that the Boston Marathon is run) because it (typically) symbolizes the start of Spring with the nicer weather and people engaging in many more outdoor activities. It’s like everyone comes out of hibernation after the long winter. And, of course, the energy around the marathon is contagious. I loved Marathon Monday…

Good morning and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a very nice Easter! When I was brainstorming with Mal about how to recap our weekend on CNC, I kept talking about how it was our second time doing certain things, like Quinn’s second Easter and our second time suffering through Open WOD 14.5, so I decided to use it as a theme for this morning’s blog post. Ok, here we go… counting the seconds from our weekend! It…

Hi, friends! How was your Labor Day weekend? Ours was awesome. It was a nice mix of fun + rest and relaxation, which is the best kind of long weekend, right? That said, here are 23 things to recap our weekend. Here we go, in no particular order… 1. My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew came over to our house for a barbecue. 2. Mal cooked chicken on the grill while I whipped up my Grammie’s broccoli salad (I need to…

Heyyyyy, friends! First things first since I promised my Periscope followers a recap of my meal plan for the week. Yesterday, I “scoped” our weekly grocery haul and meal plan, so I wanted to share what we’re eating this week. Sunday: Winged it/leftovers (I was at a wine tasting and then Mal was at a Fantasy Football draft) Monday: Moroccan Paleo Chicken with roasted broccoli Tuesday: Cobb salads with canned tuna (instead of chicken) Wednesday: Turkey Bolognese (from Trader…

Heyyyyyyyy! Just popping in to share some photos from the past few days to show you what we’ve been up to. Basically, it’s a little “slice of life.” (You can thank Mal for this post title. Ha!) TUESDAY Quinn and I had some serious fun at My Gym! Check out his flip! He hung on the whole time. I was definitely a proud mama! WEDNESDAY Quinn and I did a 3-mile stroller run together. I…

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