What I’m Loving Lately XXII

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.


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Heyyyyyyy! How’s it going? I hope your morning is off to a fabulous start!

I love writing these posts, so here’s another What I’m Loving Lately for your viewing pleasure!

Buffalo sauce

I am totally loving buffalo sauce lately, and I am putting it on everything: eggs, toast with Laughing Cow, chicken, salads, potatoes, roasted veggies”¦ As Mal says, I’m back on the “sauce.” Haha! It’s funny because when I was pregnant, the thought of buffalo sauce (along with hot sauce and sriracha) made me sick to my stomach, but now it’s my favorite thing! Give me ALL THE BUFFALO SAUCE!


Well, ok, I always love Sephora, but I’m especially loving it lately””mostly because I went on a little shopping spree there the other day and bought a whole bunch of awesome new products that made me happy. Maybe it’s just me, but buying fun, new beauty products does something good for my soul! Haha!

Chicken Tortellini Soup

I made Chicken Tortellini Soup in the crockpot the other day and, oh my goodness, it turned out so well””like it was SO GOOD and definitely, definitely, definitely a recipe that I will make again. I pretty much followed this recipe, but instead of mixed frozen veggies, I chopped up some carrots and celery and then tossed in some sliced mushrooms and frozen corn along with frozen tortellini and chunked raw chicken, and spices. And just four hours later, it was done! The leftovers were awesome too! Definitely make this!!


Reebok YO-GA Hoodie

This hoodie is easily the most comfortable one I own, and I wear it ALL of the time. I absolutely love it.


Girls Gone WOD podcast

My new favorite podcast! (Here’s a list of my other favorites.) Joy and Claire, co-hosts of the Girls Gone WOD podcast, talk about all things related to CrossFit, but it’s not all CrossFit all the time. It’s actually pretty random and every week is a little different. Joy and Claire talk about their lives, goals, food, pop culture, and other silliness. I swear, they are always laughing about something, which makes me love their podcast even more. When I listen, I seriously smile and laugh along with them.

15 Unexpected Protein Powder Recipes <— I totally want to make the Cookie Dough Protein Balls!

Funfetti Blondies

OMG. Funfentti Blondies. These look absolutely amazing. I need a reason to make them. Or do I?

This article: 10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

Cupcake ATM. How cool is this?! I LOVE this idea so much and totally want to buy a cupcake from it!

NEW YORK - March 24,  2014. For Pulse/News. New York's first Cupcake ATM by the Sprinkles cupcake store is at 780 Lexington Avenue. Model Alexandra enjoys a cupcake from the machine.(photo by Tamara Beckwith/NY POST)

Questions of the Day

What are you loving this week?

Buffalo sauce? Yay or nay? What condiment do you put on everything?

What beauty product makes you happy every time you use it?

Have you seen a cupcake ATM live and in person?

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  1. I just saw a recipe for roasted buffalo chick peas that sound so good! LAURA MERCIER is one of my favorite beauty products hands down. I put it on with some blush and mascara and am out the door. Life of a new mom 😉

  2. I am loving that I saw my baby-girl via the 3D ultrasound this week! Holy goodness it is CRAZZY to see her little face in there! Ahh! I LOVE Bare Minerals powder and the power of red lipstick. I’ve never seen a cupcake Atm (but desperately want one) however the ones in Korea distributed some crazy things: like underwear, hard boiled eggs, toothbrushes, it was like a one-night stand recovery ATM, lol;)

  3. I wish I had a cupcake ATM around in person, that would be so amazing.

    I’ve been loving Gilt City lately, I swear they’ve been personalizing their deals for me. I bought half off classes to Surf Set. Love it.

  4. My fingers are a little fast in the submit button. Oops!
    Buffalo sauce goes on everything except dessert.
    My favorite beauty product to buy and use is red lipstick from MAC Cosmetics. A bold pop of color, It smells likes vanilla, and leaves my lips so soft.

  5. a trip to sephora is on my to do list. I need face and eye cream. Somews I look in the mirror and get scared by all my dark circles!!
    If your loving Franks buffalo sauce there’s a lot of wicked easy chicken buffalo crock pot recipes that are delicious and perfect for football Sunday. You should try it! Pats play at 8:30 this week 😄

  6. I love to put salsa on anything and everything. Green Mountain Gringo is a fav. That YO GA hoodie is cute. I bought a zip up sweatshirt from Reebok last year and I’m kicking myself for not buying it in every color. It was the cutest workout sweatshirt/comfiest one I own. I’ll have to check that YO GA one out for sure!

  7. I love buffalo sauce! 🙂 My favorite product that makes me happy is simply hand lotion! It feels so good to slather some on in then winter after washing my hands. As a teacher, I wash and sanitize my hands a lot so I try to use a lot of lotion. My favorite right now is Clinique deep comfort hand and cuticle cream.

  8. I’ve been putting the new Sabra Crisp Bell Pepper Greek yogurt dip on everything!!! You have to try it! There are other flavors but that’s my favorite.

    I’ve not seen a cupcake ATM but I read about it last year. I’m not sure I’d spend a lot of money on it, however… an ATM that gives out Reese’s… I’d be broke.

  9. I’ve been loving Lee Stafford’s Hair Growth Treatment for Hair That Never Grows Past A Certain Length. Nice name eh? My hair used to grow wild but in my mid-30’s I noticed a slowdown and PBF recommended this so I thought I’d give it a try. I think I’m starting to see a difference but most importantly the shine is amazing!

    Oh yeah, I’ve seen the Sprinkles cupcake ATM in Chicago but it was super new at the time and they were still working out the kinks. We’re going in January and I hope to get one just for the novelty of it.

  10. I love the sweat shirt! So cool!
    One thing I am loving is Simple brand face wash and moisturizer. I have been spending a ton of money on skin care all these years and this stuff works just as well for half the price!
    I like buffalo sauce but I never use it. I put dijon mustard on everything.
    Have a great day!

  11. I LOVE Franks and put that sh*t on everything:) Seriously though I have been eating at on of buffalo chicken salads lately. I mix some Franks with a little Ranch dressing and it is awesome. I also love making buffalo chicken egg cups. The only negative is that Franks is pretty high in sodium.

  12. Once you try the gel polish can you let us know if you think it’s worth it? I read the reviews and they are mixed so I’m on the fence about buying it.

  13. This week I am loving the new Keurig my husband got for his birthday! (his gifts end up being my gifts too hehe)

    I am not a fan of spicy so I would have to skip the buffalo sauce. I usually put ketchup one everything!

    My beauty blender makes me happy every time I look at it. I paid $20 for it at Sephora but Claires has one for $5.99 (winning)

    We have a cupcake ATM here in Manhattan by the 59th street Bloomingdales… i am dying to buy one.

  14. I am OBSESSED with GGW Podcast! I’m convinced they’re meant to be my BFF’s. Totally made my day on Instagram the other day hearing from you and them about the Spirit Animals 🙂

  15. I took my kids to the Sprinkles cupcake ATM in downtown Chicago and it malfunctioned and didn’t give us our cupcake and I pretty much think that was the most disappointing event EVER in our lives. 🙂 (okay, not quite, but almost)

  16. Love the yo ga sweatshirt! I was actually going to order one but I’m not sure what size to order… Is it true to size?What size is yours so I can get an idea? Thanks!

  17. I am SUCH a hot sauce fiend – but it has to be Frank’s or Sriracha, anything else is too spicy for me. My boyfriend thinks it’s hilarious that I can’t handle spicy food but yet I add hot sauce to everything (eggs, ground beef bowls, biscuit sandwiches, ramen, etc), haha!

  18. I seriously love Sriracha so much…and Sephora!! I constantly have things on my “love it” list on sephora’s website. And sriracha….oh boy. My husband is so tired of me sneaking it in everywhere! Haha (mac and cheese, omelets, sandwiches, marinades, dips, dressings, etc.) Lol

  19. I’m loving that I finally have my 16 week old baby on a nap schedule and he is reliably sleeping from 8pm – 7:30am, and I can put him down drowsy and he falls asleep on his own! HOORAY! Its life-changing!! Is it bad that I love him even more because of it?

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