We Have a Baby This Year {Newport}

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.

It’s crazy to think that when we were in Newport this time last year, I was about 6 weeks pregnant. The morning sickness, aversions (coffee!), and hunger had just started to set in, but we didn’t plan to tell anyone about my pregnancy yet””not even my in-laws. Even still, I think they were onto us. I turned down wine and pumpkin beer, and I woke up in the middle of the night and ate a container of my mother-in-law’s yogurt, which, at the time, was kind of a weird behavior for me. (Obviously, not anymore! I eat cereal like every night. Haha!)

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FYI: My jacket is from Stitch Fix! The brand is Market & Spruce.

Anyway, we’re in Newport, Rhode Island for the weekend with my in-laws once again for our annual trip. I truly look forward to this weekend all year long. It’s my very favorite.

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Mal and I were awake with Quinn bright and early this morning, so we popped into Mokka Coffeehouse for iced coffees.


I love this little coffeehouse. The staff is always so friendly and the iced coffee (cold brew!) is delicious. I ordered mine with soy milk this morning.

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A short while later, we met my in-laws for breakfast at Ocean Breeze Café, which is one of our yearly traditions.




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I always order the same breakfast: a huge-ass grilled muffin with a fruit cup and a couple of eggs. Perfect.

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After breakfast, we hit up Baby Gap for some shopping. We bought Quinn so many cute things, including the adorable outfit below. He’s going to be such a stylish little dude!

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On the walk home, we stopped by Starbucks for iced coffee #2 of the day. I went with a decaf with soy milk and one pump of pumpkin syrup. It was a little too sweet for my liking (I drank it anyway), so next time, I’ll order it with 1/2 a pump. Those baristas get a little syrup happy sometimes!


Then, we walked home and now I am doing a little work while our peanut naps.


More Newport adventures to come!



  1. Q is so cute!
    I have 2 questions for you:
    1. Where is your blue coat from? I love it!
    2. Do you have any tips for thick, healthy hair? Yours look beautiful!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

          1. @Tina: And while we’re at it…can I ask what brand your jeans are? I just bought my first pair of true skinny jeans from LOFT and love them.

  2. You look glowing and happy Tina 🙂 I hope this weekend gives you a respite from your recent difficulties. Are you planning on doing a health update soon?

  3. Tina, you look so beautiful! And that pic of Quinn in the orange knit hat is too cute for words. Glad you guys had an awesome time in Newport.

  4. Q and that pumpkin hat are just the cutest thing!!!

    I despise Starbucks soy milk because it already has added sugar so I can’t add any pumps without it being too sweet!!!

  5. I love Newport! Such a quaint little town. My family and I visited last October to remember my father on the anniversary of his passing. It was one of his favorite places too. Hope you’re having loads of fun!

  6. Hi tina, weird question. I know that you have your baby in jeans. I’m due in 2 weeks and read that it’s best for the first few months for the baby to not wear jeans for comfort issues. At what age did you start dressing the little man in jeans? Thanks 🙂

  7. My husband and I were in Newport on Friday! Too bad… would have loved to bump into you.

    FYI – There’s a MaryLou’s now in Newport. Of course, I had to stop since MaryLou’s is a constant on your blog. LOVED it!

  8. Wow, cool to think about how much has from last year to this year 🙂
    Grilled muffin sounds pretty awesome right now.
    Love the little pumpkin colored hat on Quinn, too cute!

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