What I’m Loving Lately XLI

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Hi, 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.

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Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY to you! I hope you have a fun weekend ahead!

Since it’s Friday and all (it’s also National DONUT Day), it’s time for another edition of What I’m Loving Lately. You ready? Here goes!

National Donut Day – It’s National Donut Day today and Dunkin’ Donuts is offering guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. Hop on it, people! 


Amazon’s New Grocery Line – Say what? I might never leave the house again.

What it looks like when your toddler has a tantrum at Obama’s feet during a fancy White House event – Oh my gosh, this was awesome. And I hope I’m ready for the toddler stage!

50+ Popular Restaurant Dishes ”” Hacked! – So many delicious recipes you can recreate at home, including Shake Shack’s classic cheeseburger, Starbucks Pumpkin Scones, Olive Garden’s breadsticks, Wendy’s Frosty, Chipotle’s Guacamole, Magnolia Bakery’s vanilla cupcakes, PF Chang’s lettuce wraps, and more!

Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla Cupcakes

30-Day Push-Up Challenge – I so need this. I have the weakest core ever.

Heather ”˜Dooce’ Armstrong Talks Life After Mommy-Blogging – This was an interesting read.

20 things you didn’t know about JAWS – For the JAWS lovers! (I have a weird obsession with sharks and this movie!)

This Is What Women Who Lift Weights Actually Look Like – Spoiler: You won’t get bulky.

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You’ll Need For the Rest of Your Life – Oh, yea? I’m all ears. Must make this recipe.


Why the Majority of Your Workouts Should be Couplets and Triplets – Yes!

14 Starbucks Hacks That Will Save You Money –  I thought I knew all the tricks at Starbucks, but this post had a few new ones for me!

5 Sites Better Than Craigslist – I hadn’t heard of any of these sites, but they definitely look cool for buying and selling.

Homemade iced tea – We made our first batch of the season the other day, which I mixed with soymilk for an iced chai latte of sorts. Mmm!

homemade iced chai tea

How I build drool worthy salads – From Diane Sanfilippo of Practical Paleo. Lots of delicious ideas to jazz-up your salads!

How I build drool-worthy salads | Diane Sanfilippo #dianessaladmadness #paleo

10 words that you’ve probably been misusing – Yup, guilty.

New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation – Super interesting research.

Questions of the Day

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

Are you more of an iced coffee or iced tea drinker?

How often do you eat salads?

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  1. My nephew is here visiting for the weekend and that is always fun. Plus we have a wedding on Sunday evening.

    I could go either way; iced coffee or iced tea. I guess it depends what mood I am in and what my day is like.

  2. Amazing WIALL! Always love Starbucks hacks and saves, love the post by Heather as well. Ah! So much great reading here. Thanks for the round up!

  3. Loving the link about the salads! I eat at least one salad a day (It was challenge I started with myself and have not let up ha) And this will for sure give me some new ideas! LOVING the Amazon as well! Have a great weekend!

  4. I’m looking forward to heading up to Lake Erie this weekend for a half marathon! Should be a fun weekend. I’m definitely more of an iced coffee girl (especially the cold brew from Trader Joes!) Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. amazon has a grocery store?!?! WEIRD!!! i am hoping to SLEEP this weekend because baby william is cutting molars so neither of us are sleeping very well right now…. argh!

  6. I try to eat a salad, even just a small one, once a day. I don’t really like hot drinks, so I love ice tea, not so much ice coffee. I’m looking forward to my “surprise” from my boyfriend tomorrow, and hopefully some beach time! I love those Starbucks hacks.. I had no idea I could ask for no water with my tea… Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

  7. I’m so not into iced coffee / tea. Give me it hot any day!

    Salads are a several-times-a-week occurrence for me. They are often my lunch 🙂

    Also – I don’t think I’ve ever heard of workouts being referred to as couplets, but the concept is something I’ve always focused on doing when exercising!

  8. I loved the one about beautiful ladies that lift. I was expecting of pictures of super shredded and lean women but I’m glad it wasn’t like that. Real women in real life, not supermodels on a magazine cover. Happy weekend to you!

  9. You can totally nail that push-up challenge! I just tried it out and with your arm strength you’ll be able to do it. 🙂 Good luck!

  10. Oh my gosh, the chocolate chip cookies really look delicious. I am always looking for the perfect cookie recipe. Can’t wait to bake those chocolate cookies. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

    Warm wishes, Sylvie

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