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Happy Monday, friends.  It’s a happy Monday if we say it is, right?


Today has been go-go-go.  I slammed through a little writing project, argued with my car insurance company about a rate increase (boo), did some work at the clinic, and drove to not one but two TV studios to do The Naked Face Project segments with Molly Barker.


Up first:  Charlotte Today.  This segment was live.  It’s nice to do media with Molly because she’s an old pro after all her Girls on the Run work.  We just sat on the couch and giggled about stupid stuff as we waited to go on the air.  No pressure!


Here we are!  I find it so much easier to talk about The Naked Face Project than to write about it, which is kind of strange because I think this might be the only subject that I feel more comfortable verbalizing. 

Then, we drove over to a Charlotte CBS affiliate to do a virtual segment for a CBS studio in Tampa.  I don’t think this one was live – but it could’ve been!  I just show up and talk. 




Now, I’m back to where I feel most comfortable – behind the computer.  Gotta get stuff today.  “Tis Monday, after all.


Eats, Eats, Eats


My belly was SUPER itchy this weekend – a sign my skin is stretching.  I am also hungry all the time (but can only eat small meals in single sittings).  I think BabyHTP is currently undergoing a massive growth spurt.  Grow, baby, grow!


Breakfast #1:  Yogurt, pine nuts, raw oats, blueberries.


Breakfast #2:  Eggs on toast.


Lunch (this is going to actually be Lunch #1…):  Peanut butter sandwich, apple, and pear.


Thought of the Day:


"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think.  Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”  ~A.A. Milne



  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 27, 2012, 2:37 pm

    Wow, GREAT job Caitlin, and to Molly too! You guys are TV pros. I think it’s great that the project is taking off the way it is. I hope you have a wonderfully productive afternoon (and I’ll try to do the same as well.. starting NOW!)

  • Poptartyogini February 27, 2012, 2:42 pm

    I’m so impressed that the cameras don’t freak you out! I was interviewed randomly by the news once and I was so awful they didn’t use me in the segment. I was a bit heartbroken but my shoes made it on tv. Awesome.

  • Alexandria February 27, 2012, 2:42 pm

    Love that quote, thank you for sharing!

  • Caroline February 27, 2012, 2:43 pm

    So awesome! What an exciting day!

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 27, 2012, 2:46 pm

    Great job on the TV segment! Thanks for posting the link; it was fun to watch. You and Molly are truly inspiring. And I love the Pooh quote 🙂

  • Julia February 27, 2012, 2:46 pm

    Hey Caitlin,

    I’m such a fan of your blog. Can’t wait to see you speak at UDel this thursday!


  • Courtney@Translating Nutrition February 27, 2012, 2:48 pm

    I’ve got to tell you how inspired I am by the naked face project. The past week or so I haven’t touched my makeup bag. Yesterday I was heading to a social gathering and said to myself “I should put on some make up.” But then I countered that by thinking, “no I don’t have to put on makeup, I’m good enough as I am.” It is very freeing and empowering! And you know what, my social gathering was just as enjoyable without the makeup and fancy clothes. Thanks for encouraging other people to try this and for spreading this message!

  • Linz @ ItzLinz February 27, 2012, 2:55 pm

    you are fabulous! great interview!

  • Kim February 27, 2012, 2:58 pm

    Great interview!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 27, 2012, 2:58 pm

    Congrats on the TV features! I love Pooh quotes. 🙂

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb February 27, 2012, 3:06 pm

    some of life’s best and most important lessons are found in winnie the pooh quotes!

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love February 27, 2012, 3:07 pm

    Great Job Caitlin and Molly! Great interview!

  • Lisa February 27, 2012, 3:17 pm

    Great job with the television appearance! I could tell you were really relaxed and it seemed fun!

    Also, can I say how cool that host was? She was really engaged with her questioning and her own experience (I understand her feelings of shying away from people when she isn’t “done up”). It seemed like she really supported the cause!

    Oh, and the radio spot you did that was featured on News14 earlier this month was cool – I thought it was AWESOME that the newswoman at the end of that segment had her naked face out. Amazing!!! 🙂

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 27, 2012, 3:17 pm

    what a great interview!! Great job guys!

  • Kim L. February 27, 2012, 3:26 pm

    You and Molly did a great job with the interview! I could tell the host got a little emotional during the segment- it appeared that she was personally inspired by what you both had to say. Thanks for sharing!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 27, 2012, 3:44 pm

    The wise words of Pooh 😀

  • Jill February 27, 2012, 3:44 pm

    all those eats look great. love simple pb sandwiches especially.

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets February 27, 2012, 4:25 pm

    Great interview! You and Molly did a fantastic job!

  • Presley (run pretty) February 27, 2012, 4:30 pm

    I think we’ve been having similar cravings… I’ve been eating yogurt, pine nuts, peanut butter, and eggs like it’s my job! (although not all together… Yet haha)

  • Presley (run pretty) February 27, 2012, 4:30 pm

    I think we’ve been having similar cravings… I’ve been eating yogurt, pine nuts, peanut butter, and eggs like it’s my job! (although not all together… Yet haha) I think I’m almost exactly 2 weeks behind you, but I’m huge!!

  • Joanna @ things after the rings February 27, 2012, 4:48 pm

    Great interview! So fun to see you both on camera!

    I attended training for Girls on the Run DC this weekend and I’m so so excited to starting coaching next week. Thank you for introducing me to GOTR!

  • Amanda February 27, 2012, 5:14 pm

    You have done so much good in your life, way to go!

    I usually don’t wear makeup because I currently stay home with my kids, so it was a matter of convenience and need since I’m not working…..but seeing your posts about the naked face project has really made me feel like it’s totally ok not to wear makeup. Thank you 🙂

  • m February 27, 2012, 5:24 pm

    I have to applaud you both, but I do find this whole project fascinating and definitely makes me wonder how much of it has to do w/ being raised in the south? I definitely do not want to jump to assumptions, but I remember when I interviewed at college down south, I distinctly felt that girls were more caught up in appearances than some of the northern schools I looked at (and ultimately matriculated to). Its been over ten years since then and I still almost never wear makeup with the exception of an occasional mascara swipe before going out to a fancier event a couple times a year. I wonder if you had been raised without it if you would have ever felt the need for makeup?

  • Anna February 27, 2012, 5:44 pm

    it’s called anticipation, pooh 🙂
    Have you read the Tao of Pooh? one of my faves!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 27, 2012, 5:56 pm

    I loved watching that video! that’s so great that you’ve been able to get this publicity for your project and hopefully reach more women with your message!

  • Kimberly (Sketch the Ebb and Flow) February 27, 2012, 6:54 pm

    That’s awesome that you got to spread the message! More and more, I find myself wearing less makeup than I used to, and going out more often without makeup on. But I must say, getting on camera with no makeup would terrify me.

  • Sarra February 27, 2012, 8:24 pm

    I just adore you! you’re going to make a great parent 🙂

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) February 27, 2012, 8:42 pm

    Great interview!

    I feel the same way at 30 weeks 3 days pregnant. I get so hungry and then when I am not even halfway through I start to feel SO full. Crazy phenomenon. My little girl is taking up a lot more room these days I suppose.

  • MsZ February 27, 2012, 9:01 pm

    Good interview! The reporter was actually asking some good questions and taking you seriously which is really refreshing. Nice job.

  • Courtney February 27, 2012, 9:20 pm

    Such a great interview! I really loved what both you and Molly shared about the transformations this project has revealed in both of you! Very inspiring!

  • Jessica @ MyKindnessCounts February 27, 2012, 9:24 pm

    This post made me so warm, happy, & smiley 😀 Both of you guys are truly lovely, inspiring, strong women. One day I hope that I can make at least a portion of the positive impact on the world as you guys have. Wonderful interview, such genuine questions and answers, and such a positive feel. Thanks to you both for being so awesome <3

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 27, 2012, 9:36 pm

    Awesome!!! Lookin’ good! I am proud of you ladies for doing what you feel is right. Very cool you got to go on air for it too 😉

  • Brianna February 27, 2012, 9:56 pm

    Caitlin, I don’t comment that often, but just had to say: go you! Not only have you tackled the Naked Face Project, but to go on air and talk openly about it?! That’s truly incredible, and I am totally inspired by the positive message you are putting out there for women. Rock on!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras February 27, 2012, 10:00 pm

    Great interview! You could tell the interviewer was a smart, conscientious woman, and that she genuinely admired and respected the two of you. You guys are awesome! And I love the Winnie the Pooh quote 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 27, 2012, 11:31 pm

    You both look so comfortable on TV!
    And I love this, congrats on being so inspiring to people with this project. 🙂

  • sam February 27, 2012, 11:51 pm

    Hello, your bread sure looks good. What brand is it?

    • Caitlin February 28, 2012, 7:34 am


  • Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions February 28, 2012, 12:23 am

    Your eats are looking completely delish! What I really stopped by to say, however, is that I love the Pooh quote at the end 😉

  • Jen February 28, 2012, 1:34 am

    I can’t get the interviews to load…WAAAAAHHH!

    On a happier note, I LOVE Winnie The Pooh! I even have the checks to prove it…although, I rarely use them thanks to online banking. 🙂

  • Kate February 28, 2012, 4:17 am

    I love that quote, sums up exactly how I feel about chocolate!

  • Allie Q February 28, 2012, 10:06 am

    They spelled your name wrong on the TV segment 😛

  • Amber K February 28, 2012, 2:28 pm

    What a great video! You both are so articulate.

  • Bobbie February 28, 2012, 4:35 pm

    I love that pooh quote…it’s one of my absolute favorites!

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