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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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Hey, hey! Happy Friday!

Thanks for all of your well wishes on yesterday’s post. You guys are the best. Truthfully, I still feel like garbage, but I am better today than the day before (thanks to some serious steroids), so, hopefully, things will keep improving. Anyway, I haven’t done a What I’m Loving Lately post in awhile, so here is another edition! Enjoy!

Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies. I haven’t actually made these cookies (yet!), but, wow, they look amazing. I just want to bite right into one. The stuff that Averie bakes is RIDICULOUS! If you’ve never checked out her blog, you really should. There are some incredible-looking recipes on it!

candy corn cookies.. I'm so making these, but only once a year!

DIY baby costumes. Some of these are genius, and Quinn is going to be one of them for Halloween! Any guesses which one?

Unimpressed pugs in costumes. Related: Murphy is going to be a frog this year for Halloween and he’s modeling his costume on MarthaStewart.com. He’s so fancy.

Psychics. I was recently offered a free reading over the phone through PsychicSource.com and it was really fun. The psychic I spoke with told me all sorts of crazy things. Here are some of them””we’ll see if they actually happen!

  • I asked her about my UC. She says my symptoms will calm down around the holidays. (I sure hope so!) She said the disease started because of something I ingested (she mentioned bad spinach or lettuce) and now my gut bacteria is out of whack. She also said a lot of my symptoms are related to stress. Obviously this woman is not a doctor, but I found it kind of interesting that she came up with this much info for probably not knowing all that much about UC. On the flipside, she said I shouldn’t go on Remicade and the answer to my health issues is much more simple. She said I should get a second opinion and a female doctor would ultimately help me.
  • The psychic said we’ll move to a new house in the next year. We definitely want to move (our house feels SO SMALL now), but we aren’t thinking about moving for a little while. We’ve started looking at houses, but I don’t think we’ll actually make any moves in the next year or so. (Building up on our current house was basically a no-go after we crunched the numbers and realized how much work it would take!)
  • The psychic said I “push myself too hard” and I need to “better pace myself.” Yes, true. I know I’m a freak. But, she said I’m a “go-getter,” and I will “never fail” when it comes to my career. Isn’t that nice of her to say?
  • She said there is another “soul” waiting for us if we want another child.

Window shopping on Target.com. I was randomly looking on Target.com yesterday (did you hear they have free shipping on EVERYTHING right now??), and I stumbled upon all sorts of fun goodies: Pug-opoly (for the pug obsessed), adorable rain boots (mine need to be replaced ASAP), and this sweater. What do you think? Mini shopping spree?


This video. It’s pretty much all I want in life.

Reebok CrossFit High Impact Bra

I went to Reebok HQ last week and did some shopping in their store. (Everything is 40% off!) I went there with my friend Kerrie, who needed new kicks, but I have more than enough workout gear, so I was just along for the ride. But, I stumbled upon a very Lululemon-esque sports bra and just had to try it on. I’m still in between sports bra sizes, so I figured why not. Well, to my surprise, it FIT SO WELL, and I lovvvvvve it! It’s super comfy, flattering, and it comes up high on the chest, so you don’t have crazy cleavage when you’re working out. (You ladies with big boobs know what I’m talking about!)


I thought this was interesting: 3 Weird Ways Birth Month Can Affect a Baby’s Health.

Healthy Decadence for One: Single Serving Breakfast and Dessert Recipes, a new e-cookbook that my friend Lauren recently published. Breakfast and dessert are my favorite meals of the day (yes, dessert counts as a meal), so I was pumped when she offered to send me a copy. Some deliciousness from inside: Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze, Paleo Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie, Coffee[cup]cake, and Cheesy Chipotle Pumpkin Grits with Poached Egg. Yummmm! I can’t wait to try her recipes!


Questions of the Day

What are you/your kid/pet going to be for Halloween?

What do you think of psychics? Have you ever had a reading?

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