You know what makes exercising a lot of fun? PUGS!!! Murphy kept me entertained as I worked out in the backyard yesterday afternoon. The WOD: 100 push-ups + 100 sits-up + 100 air squats for time. As you can see, I had lots of pug motivation to get me through it. I broke the 100 reps into two sets of 50 for each exercise, but you could break them into 4 sets of 25 reps…

My poor dog. Look at that sad, sad, sad pug face. It breaks my heart to see him so miserable. Yesterday, when I was having a grand old time with my mom and sister, Mal and Murphy were at the vet. (I’m a terrible pug mom. I feel so guilty.) Recently, Murphy has had some gross eye boogers when he wakes up in the morning, but Mal and I didn’t think anything of it because…

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes yesterday! You guys are the best! I started my 32nd birthday the best way I know how””with a Peanut Butter Wonderful iced coffee from Marylou’s! Breakfast For breakfast, Mal took me to Strawberry Fair in Norwell. It’s such an adorable place! We actually tried to eat at Strawberry Fair once in the past on a weekend, but the place was so packed, we couldn’t even get into the…

Noun 1. snacker – someone who eats lightly or eats snacks between meals Confession: I don’t show all of the snacks I eat on Carrots ”˜N’ Cake. I try to photograph most of what goes into my mouth, but it’s not always possible. Sometimes my camera isn’t handy, sometimes I’m enjoying the moment and don’t want to ruin it with a photo, and sometimes I’m just lazy. So, what you see on CNC isn’t always…

Hello! We’ve been having issues with our internet lately and it crapped out again this afternoon, so instead of getting frustrated and waiting for it to come back up, I used the “downtime” to take Murphy to the dog park. He was also sort of driving me crazy, so I figured letting him get out some of his pent-up pug energy would benefit us both. The second I let Murphy off the leash at the…

I welcomed hemp milk back into my diet this morning. I love it””it’s so tasty and nutritious””but, man, it’s expensive. Whole Foods had a coupon for it last week, so I splurged a bought a carton of it. Breakfast This morning’s breakfast was “Oatmeal” Minus the Oats made with hemp milk instead of almond milk. There wasn’t much of a flavor difference because the banana typically dominates, but it did taste a tad more “nutty”…

Umm, yum. I made Pumpkin Protein Pancakes for breakfast this morning, and they totally rocked my world. The texture and taste reminded me of a pumpkin muffin, so I must have said “oh my gosh, these are delicious” at least three or four times while I was eating them. And, just as awesome, they’re loaded with protein! This pancake recipe has close to 30g! Pumpkin Protein Pancakes Ingredients: 2 tbsp canned pumpkin 1/2 of a…

One of the best perks about working from home is afternoon cuddle time with my favorite pug. How adorable is this dog?! Murphy often spends much of the day sitting in my lap while I work at my computer. I’m sure it’s terrible for my back, but he’s so darn cute, I just can’t say no. Plus, he keeps me warm! Breakfast I woke up craving a warm, creamy bowl of oatmeal, so I whipped up…

Good morning! Happy Monday! So, last night, Mal and I chatted about how good Murphy has it. He lives a really nice doggie life. I mean, he sleeps whenever he wants. And wherever he wants. He gets treats on a regular basis. He goes for long walks everyday. He takes frequent trips to the park. And other fun places. And he’s loved very much by his owners. As you can see, this pug has a…

It’s hard to tell who’s winning between Murphy and the couch. At first look, it seems like the pug is dominating his competition. Without much (if any) effort at all. But, when you look closer, it doesn’t seem like Murphy is very comfortable, so maybe the couch is winning after all? I dunno. It’s anyone’s call! Lunch Phenomenal lunch today! I had Creamy Broccoli Soup, but it didn’t come from a can for once. I…

Good morning! Happy Monday! Steel cut oats and I have a love-hate relationship. After eating and loving the steel cut oats at La Pain Quotidien, I went out and bought some to make at home. It’s been about a month since I bought the canister of steel cut oats, but I still haven’t made them. The main reason: they’re a lot of work to cook! The recommended preparation for steel cut oats is boiling water…

Good morning, friends! Nothing says “happy holidays” like pug butt on your wrapping paper! Murphy is always so helpful. Aren’t all pugs? They love to be as close as possible to the action. Murphy honestly didn’t realize that he was in my way at all. Or maybe he did and just gave me the most pathetic pug face possible? Dinner Last night’s dinner was all over the place. I ended up having a Crème Brulée…

GAH! Look what happened overnight! SNOW! BOO times a million. Murphy felt the same way about the snow this morning. I had to drag him outside into it, but once he was out there, he quickly did his business”” he wanted to get back in the house as much as I did! I’m glad that Murphy is a snow-hater too. Breakfast At 7:45 this morning, Murphy was hungry for breakfast, so he woke me up….

This afternoon, one of the tiki torches on our deck snapped off and fell into the backyard, which really confused and freaked out Murphy. He kept barking at it, so I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to tease him with it a little bit. I love this dog. He’s such a nut.

I hope you’re ready to smile! In no particular order, here are my favorite posts about Murphy from 2010. Enjoy! It’s a Tough Life for this Dog Murphy in a Lobster Costume Pug Cannibalism “Elephant Butt” Video <— This is a must see! How Murphy Finagled His Way Into Our Bed A Day In The Life of Murphy The Time That The Mirror Fell Stinky Dog The Original Sock Monster Murphy’s Dog Bed Problem Bone…

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