Since Quinn was born (5 years ago now!), both my real life and internet friends have asked me about the best sports bras for nursing moms. Of course, I realize sports bras aren’t the ideal undergarment for nursing a baby, but life happens and sometimes you need to feed your little one right before, during, or after a workout. (Hey, it’s just a tiny bit of sweat, right?) The best sports bras for nursing moms…

Hi, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 🙂 Here’s the most recent episode of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live. If you missed the 24 hour replay, it’s shared below for your viewing pleasure. If you have any questions that you’d like for me to answer in the next video, please let me know – either comment below or send me an email or DM on Instagram!     This week’s Instagram Live covers the following topics:…

Hey, hey! If you haven’t entered already, pop over to my giveaway for a chance to win a sports bra of your choice from the Moving Comfort Collection at Brooks! My friends at Brooks recently offered to send the special guy in my life a full new running outfit since he’s a huge part of my “support system” when it comes to my running. (Mal is also training for a half marathon right now, so new running…

Good morning! If you’re a long-time reader, you probably remember me writing about sports bras more than a few times over the years. I have a few tried-and-true favorites, but I’m always on the hunt for the next best one. I recently had the opportunity to chat with the bra team at Brooks about some new styles that were just released this summer (one of which I personally tried and reviewed below). They also offered a number of…

Hi, friends! Happy, happy, HAPPY FRIDAY to you! It’s time for another edition of What I’m Loving Lately and this one is really great. There are a bunch of things I am digggggging this week. Ok, here we go! Boxed! – Ok, I know I’ve mentioned Boxed quite a few times on CNC, but it’s really the best online wholesale service out there. It’s basically like Costco or BJs, but everything is delivered right to your…

Good morning! Happy Monday! I had such an amazing weekend with the folks from Brooks and the other blog ambassadors. Guys, it was a blast. I feel like I have so much to tell you! Are you ready for a recap? Sit back and relax. Here’s the best of the weekend! Visiting Brooks HQ and meeting the team What a wonderful place with an awesome group of people. The new Brooks headquarters (it’s just about a…

The marathon is just 4 days from today! FOUR!! AHHHH! I can’t believe it. I really can’t believe it. I am so excited and so nervous at the same time. At this point, I know I need to just trust my training, stop obsessively checking the weather forecast, and focus on the things that I can control, like my OUTFIT for race day. I’ve also received quite a few questions from readers about what I am wearing…

Hi, friends! How’s your Thursday going so far? I just got back from a glorious 90-minute run (9.67 miles), which was outside and actually semi-warm (upper 40s). Holy cow, it was amazing. Seriously, it was so nice to not have to run through snow and slush while dealing with cold hands, frozen cheeks, and scary I’m-running-in-the-road conditions. Man, I’m glad Spring is finally here! Look how much of the snow has melted. Geese = Spring! Anyway,…

Good morning! I’ve received quite a few questions about my winter running gear, so here’s a little recap of what I wore for my long run this past Sunday. (FYI: It was 19 degrees when I started running and 29 degrees when I finished.) Except for my ear-warmer/headband and socks, everything I wore was purchased by me (or Mal), so they’re are not “sponsored” in anyway. They’re items that I absolutely love and recommend 100%. Head-to-toe winter running gear:…

Good morning! I started my day with a delicious batch of overnight oats with fresh berries and chia seeds. It was de-lic-ious. Recipe here! I also enjoyed a Hawaiian Chocolate Nut iced coffee from Marylou’s. (This photo is actually from yesterday, but I snuck out at the butt-crack of dawn for one this morning.) Even though it’s been about 2.5 weeks since I started working out again, it still takes me a good 10 minutes to…

You guys really liked my Beauty Products I’m Loving Right Now post, so I decided to do one for the workout gear that I especially love right now. I’ve also received a few questions asking what I typically wear for CrossFit workouts, so here’s a run down””from head to toe””of what I wear (and love)! Headband BIC Bands BIC Bands really do stay put and come in a variety of patterns, colors, and sizes, so I’m…

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…

About a month ago, Champion contacted me to see if I might want to review some of their sports bras. I am really picky when it comes to sports bras since I can never find ones that properly fit me, so I was all about putting the Champion ones to the test. I have a double sports bra method that works just fine, but I’m always looking for new and improved options. I mean, imagine if one…