Murphy says GOOD MORNING!!! Ok, well, he probably didn’t say it that enthusiastically, but he’s still happy to send you some positive pug vibes for a good day! Please note Murphy’s new stuffed toy that he brought to bed with him. I know he brought it to bed with him because dog toys are highly illegal in our bed. I’m obsessed with having clean sheets, and it’s already gross enough that we let Murphy sleep…

Greetings from high in the sky somewhere over Nebraska! I’m on my way to Los Angeles right now, and I’m using the very expensive in-flight internet to blog. (Frickin’ $17.95 for internet? Jeez, Louise. I almost didn’t buy it, but, hey, it’s for my job, right? Plus, I like blogging and it keeps me entertained.) Breakfast Once again, we had a nearly-empty jar of nut butter in the house, so I made Overnight Oats in…

Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday! The other day, I stumbled upon this cool infographic created by some CrossFit number crunchers. It shows the average stats of the men and women who placed in the top 10 in the 2012 CrossFit Open. Check it out! Just for fun, here’s how I compare: Snatch: 80 lbs. Clean and Jerk: 95 lbs Deadlift: 200 lbs Back Squat: 155 lbs. Haha! I’m not even close to the average! It just…

It’s probably no surprise I love nut butter. I mean, you guys see how much of it I eat on CNC. I basically plow through about a jar in one week all by myself (ok, maybe 1.5 jars). Mal might eat a serving or two, but, typically, I dominate the jar. What can I say, I am nuts for nut butter! Breakfast Mal (surprisingly) finished off the jar of Teddie Peanut Butter yesterday afternoon, so…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a (peanut butter) wonderful start! Breakfast I had a nearly-empty jar of almond butter, so I made Almond Joy-flavored Overnight Oats in a Jar last night for breakfast this morning. In the mix: rolled oats, chia seeds, cottage cheese, sliced almonds, almond milk, shredded coconut, and coconut extract. De-lic-ious! Workout After breakfast, I headed out for a 4-mile run. It’s a good thing I didn’t…

Worst blog title ever? Probably. But, it tells you exactly what this post is about! Ha! This morning, I woke up to the sounds of “ooohs” and “aahhs” coming from the bathroom. (I promise this story is rated PG!) I recently bought a new memory foam mat for our bathroom, so Mal made sure to let me know just how good it felt on his feet when he got out of the shower. Even at…

I don’t know where my head is today. I wrote this post hours ago and thought I published it, but just now I noticed it was still my drafts. Oops! I actually don’t think that’s ever happened in nearly 4 years of blogging. I’m a space cadet today. Breakfast This morning’s breakfast was an oldie, but goodie: Overnight Oats in a Jar. In the mix: rolled oats, Greek yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds, almonds, raisins,…

The other day, I read an article in Self magazine (July 2010) that quoted this Latin phrase: omnia quae cupio iam habeo. It means: everything I want I already have. Once I finished reading the story, I started to think about my life, both past and present. If you’re a long-time reader of Carrots ‘N’ Cake, you may remember my life this time last year. I was miserable. Absolutely miserable. Basically, everything I wanted I…

Hello! I hope you have a smile on your face this morning! First things first: breakfast! I enjoyed some yummy Overnight Oats in a Jar (OOIAJ) made with old-fashioned oats, Mad Hectic oatmeal, ground flaxseed meal, dried cranberries, walnuts, vanilla soy milk, and, of course, lots of Barney Butter from the jar. Mmmmm… best breakfast ever! 😀 I also enjoyed some S’mores iced coffee with soy milk along with my OOIAJ. I hope you’re enjoying…

Get ready for the craziest week ever on Carrots ‘N’ Cake!! There’s going to be a last-time trip, fancy events, a cookbook launch, giveaways, deals, my final Lose the Dough check-in, and a wedding. Oh, yea, and I turn the big 3-0. It’s going to be an interesting (and exciting) week! Breakfast I started my morning with OOIAJ made with old-fashioned oats, Mad Hectic oatmeal, dried cranberries, walnuts, chia seeds, and vanilla soy milk. I also drank some…

Happy FRIDAY, friends!! Is anyone else psyched for a 3-day weekend!?! So, guess who locked themselves out of their apartment this morning?? 😯 THIS girl! I’m such a space cadet sometimes. 😕 You see, when I take Murphy for long walks, I just take my house key with me instead of my whole key chain. I use a hair tie to put the key around my wrist, so I can travel light. Well, I forgot…

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