Tasks to the Max

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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I am tired. I haven’t stop moving all day long, but I got a lot done… and, that’s all that matters, right? πŸ˜‰


Before Mal and I headed out to tackle our monstrous To Do list, we shared a Peanut Choco Nature’s Path Chewy Granola Bar that the company sent me to sample.


It was a really yummy bar– chocolaty, peanut buttery, and sort of cinnamon-y.



Then, Mal and I hit-up Dunkin’ Donuts for some caffeinated energy. The beautiful weather also called for iced coffee! πŸ˜‰


The first task of the day was washing Mal’s car, which was sort of like a mini workout.


It was fun, too! πŸ˜€


So fresh and so clean.


Oh, baby! πŸ˜‰


Our next stop was Best Buy to buy a new microwave. (We finally broke down and decided that we needed one in our lives.)

The microwaves at Best Buy were so expensive! I had no idea that microwaves cost so much, so instead of buying the first one that we saw, Mal and I ran over to Kmart to comparison shop.


Surprisingly, Kmart’s microwaves were more expensive, so we went back to Best Buy.


We ended up purchasing this beauty from Best Buy. Looks sort of futuristic, doesn’t it?


The final stop of the day was the grocery store, where Mal and I battled some serious Sunday afternoon crowds, but we made it out alive in about 30 minutes. Not too bad!


Mal and I arrived home after 4 o’clock, so, not surprisingly, we were starving for lunch. I threw together a couple of bagel sandwiches with all of the fixings for us.


On my bagel sandwich: deli ham, Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, mayo, and sprouts. It was one of the best sandwiches I have eaten in awhile! The Everything bagels were an excellent choice by my husband.



On the side, I had some cucumber sticks and Pop Chips.



And, a pickle!


After lunch, Mal and I took Murphy for an hour-long walk around the neighborhood. On our walk, we stopped by Dave and Marie’s house for some puppy playtime. Murphy played his little heart out and now he is totally pooped! He’s snoring away in his crate right now.

Then, Mal and I cleaned our entire apartment and started on 3 loads of laundry.

And, finally, the very last thing that we had to do was hang our pictures, which took FOR-EVER!!! 😯 But, now everything is hung and our place is just about complete. Thank goodness!

Here’s another little preview of our apartment. I think the grand tour will be next Saturday!

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Because Mal and I ate lunch so late in the day, we decided to have peanut butter-banana smoothies for dinner, which was an excellent decision.


Mmm… smoothie! It totally hit the spot.


I also enjoyed two coconut date nut rolls for “dinner.”


Up next: PJs + couch + movie.

Good night, guys!



  1. I love Sundays where I get a lot done. You just feel so much better about Monday! I still love those keep calm signs, I need to find one that fits me.

  2. 1. LOVEEE pickles
    2. LOVE dunkin coffee–that’s what’s in our freezer
    3. i never knew natures path made bars, i’ll have to check it out

    have a great evening πŸ™‚

  3. wow I am getting tired just reading about your day.
    Our microwave bit the dust a few months ago, and I, too, did not know how expensive they were!

  4. No wonder K-Mart is closing so many stores. I’ve often found that they are more expensive thatn other stores. Plus their stores are always such a mess!

  5. LOVE your pictures! i’m excited for the big reveal…i bet y’alls place is so cute! i’m pretty impressed with your productivity; I was supposed to have a day like that but broke down and took a nap instead. OOPS πŸ™‚

  6. that picture of murphy is too cute!! I actually like days where you’re going, going, going…it always makes me feel so productive!

  7. Those bagel sandwiches look tasty! Are they bagel thins? (By the way, I recommend bagel thins to anyone who hasn’t tried them.)

  8. I love all the photography and art that you hung up. There’s something about wall art that really personalizes a space. I’m in a college apartment and I haven’t hung any art because I don’t want to make any holes in the wall or anything. But your pictures are making me consider some art in my own life!

  9. Tina, I think there’s an iPhone app that would let you compare prices of things on the spot.My boyfriend’s Droid has one where he can scan the barcode using the phone camera and it will tell him the price of that item at other stores. I’m sure someone’s thought of that for the iPhone.

  10. My biggest annoyance with buying a microwave was seeing it on sale for $20 less two weeks later… I wanted to throw my current microwave against a wall when I saw that… grr! But at least I would have been able to acquire a new one on sale…

  11. Oh my gosh! My husband and I were THIS CLOSE to buying the Very Same Microwave at Target yesterday!!!!!! (we don’t own one either at the mo., and have decided to buy…) … instead of getting it though, we decided to research our online options. πŸ™‚ (though I had an Oster toaster once that withstood daily use for more than five years and was still going strong when I sold it on craigslist. Wow!)

  12. Everything bagels are totally a food weakness of mine. I’ve been plotting to make my own whole wheat everything bagels one of these days since I can’t seem to find them anywhere in stores.

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