Things I Love

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Good morning! :mrgreen:

I forgot how much I loved overnight oats. They’re the perfect breakfast for a warm summer morning. Plus, I was kind of getting sick of regular oatmeal. It wasn’t doing it for me anymore.

In the mix this morning: 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/4 cup Mad Hectic oatmeal, raisins, walnuts, chia seeds, 3/4 cup vanilla soy milk, and 1 scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter.


I also enjoyed some de-lic-ious Birthday Cake iced coffee with breakfast. So yum!


Speaking of overnight oats and Birthday Cake iced coffee… they are just a couple of things that I love.

Things I Love:

I’m sure none of these things really surprise you. 😉

In honor of my obsession with love for iced coffee (and my upcoming 30th birthday), Caftea has offered to run a special promotion from today until my birthday on June 19th!

Get a “Tina Bundle” of 8oz S’mores Coffee8oz Birthday Cake Coffee + 1 FREE 8oz Roasters Choice Bag. It’s a free $10 value– get 3 bags of coffee for the price of 2. Plus, you’ll get to try my favorite coffee flavors! 😀


Question of the Day

Name 5 (or more) things that you love and put a smile on your face.



  1. 1. My daughter
    2. My boyfriend
    3. Family & friends
    4. Running
    5. Baking & cooking
    6. Being outdoors
    7. Good music

  2. Ovenight oats are definitely delicious…mmm! I will limit my list to 5 since I am sure there are sooooooo many…

    My family and friends
    My summer house on Martha’s Vineyard

  3. 1. I love that I did almost this same thing on my blog a few days ago (but I used “i heart”)
    2. My puppy, especially when he sneaks up and tries to share my pillow with me in the middle of the night
    3. My family
    4. Tasting menus at restaurants
    5. Snow!

  4. 1. My daughters
    2. My husband
    3. Running
    4. Bruschetta
    5. Traveling

    That DID put a smile on my face. 🙂

  5. 1) my family/friends (including my pug brother, Mugsy)
    2) kickboxing
    3) iced coffee
    4) the beach
    5) reading a good book

  6. When I was a freshman in college one of my professors told us all we should create a happiness list and keep it in our wallets. I still have mine (although things have changed). It is nice to read it sometimes when you’re down and remember all the good you really have in your life. Here are some of mine:
    1- cooking and baking
    2- dinners with my Dad
    3- writing a really great piece (the finished product, not the act of writing it 🙂 )
    4- pumpkin flavored anything on the first cool days of fall
    5- the feeling after having worked out

  7. weddings,
    getting picked up (so I don’t have to drive)
    and a quality pair of socks!

    sorry to copycat you on the first two

  8. Hugs,
    Finishing a good workout,
    Trying a new food,
    A good book 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. 1. My boyfriend
    2. My dogs
    3. Summer, especially warm summer evenings
    4. Reading
    5. Learning
    6. My family
    7. Colorado
    8. Being outside!
    10. Sunshine

  10. Things I love!

    – my huge dog, appropriately named “tank”. i find him every morning snoozing on my yoga mat, you know, brushing up on his downward dog and what not.
    – my lovely hardworking mama!
    – my hilariously, lovingly abrasive brother!
    -painting, painting, painting!
    -filling up journals.
    -spooning! come on, who doesn’t?
    -messing up the smooth tops of peanut butter jars! is this just me?

    🙂 love this post!

  11. 1. My family!!! Specifically, a pizza night with all the extended fam over with homemade pizza and lots of wine 🙂
    2. John, my boyfriend
    3. Family puppy- love at first sight
    4. A delicious beer or wine while sitting outside
    5. Iced coffee

    So many more… I should do this next time I need a pick-me-up!

  12. My loves include but are not limited to:
    1. God
    2. people
    3. sunrises
    4. berries
    5. Crossfit

    The last three were hard to pick!

  13. Obvious ones are friends and family but on top of those very important ones I love:
    1. cheese
    2. Sundays
    3. Target
    4. the feeling after a hard workout – delicious exhaustedness 😉
    5. a delicious adult beverage (any of the three – good beer, good wine or a good mixed drink)

    It’s hard to pick just five!

  14. As they appear in my head, some of the things that make me smile are…

    1: My family
    2: The sound of children laughing
    3: Sunshine
    4: Homemade baked goods
    5: Fresh flowers
    6: George Costanza
    7: Norwegian plums and apples
    8: Traveling
    9: Spending the day at the beach
    10: Anything chocolate!

  15. My Husband
    My two “furbabies”
    Seeing the clock hit 5 pm (Monday – Friday)
    A clean house

  16. I love making lists of things I love or that make me happy! So good for our mental health! Here’s a few: cats, orchids, my fuschia plant named Fanny, Glee, and sundresses!

  17. Tina – Quick Question – How do you prepare your iced coffee? I’m eyeing the coffee bundle in your Open Sky shop but need to know I can make it like you!! Thanks!

  18. My husband
    Our pets
    Brand new (as in just been released) never-been-read books
    Cool pavement + barefeet on a hot day

  19. my girlfriend
    endorphins after a good workout
    a good meal, cooked in or eaten out
    reading a good book
    bringing a smile to someone else’s face
    time with my niece or nephew
    being barefoot anywhere

    BTW Tina, you really should consider cold brewed coffee. I’ll never have iced coffee another way again.

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