July 16, 2018

Intentions for the Week:

Looking to get your head in the game? Tracy from Shutterbean makes a weekly TO DO LIST called her Intentions for the Week. Here's what this week looks like:

Hello friend!

Hope you’re doing well. This weekend we drove into the city to hang out with my Dad and niece (who is staying with him this summer!). We had dim sum and then hung out on my Dad’s roof with wine. Yesterday we strolled around Sausalito, looked at all the funny names of boats and had lunch. Family time on the weekend is the best. Especially when there are food adventures involved.  Did you have a nice weekend? What makes a good weekend for you? I’d love to hear what your ingredients are that make up a good weekend.

We have a few trips coming up, so I am starting packing lists and daydreaming about adventures.

I also need to figure out where to get my prints done for the paintings I made for #100daysartbeforebreakfast.

Can anyone recommend a good place online?

What about you?

What are you up to this week?

Write down your Intentions for the Week in a journal or on a piece of paper and commit!

Have a great week!

xo – Tracy

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry (always laundry)
  • manage working from home while Cooper is home
  • send out returns at post office
  • drop off library books
  • post ice cream cake on instagram
  • look out for the August issue of Better Homes & Gardens (I’m in it!!!)
  • straighten up office
  • pick up Birkenstocks at the shoe repair place
  • do some meal prep
  • make kombucha
  • figure out something to do with carrots or make this carrot soup
  • make a cake, post about it
  • work on favorite pen roundup
  • art time with Cooper
  • work on letters to pen pals with Cooper (he has a few!)
  • catch up on social media & computer work
  • work on summer bucket list
  • work through this workbook while I try to eat healthily
  • get my heart rate up/go workout or hike or both (Fitbit is helping)
  • make a packing list
  • drink enough water


Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • spend quality time with friends
  • clean up the kitchen from the weekend
  • figure out meals for hangouts this week
  • get work done so I can feel good about hanging out with friends
  • catch up on computer work
  • get haircut
  • post a new recipe
  • edit photos
  • get used to using a windows computer, RIP MAC LAPTOP
  • play some board games with Cooper (we played uno)
  • binge on Handmaid’s Tale at night
  • choose sleep over watching another episode a few times at least (went to bed at 11 one night!)
  • work through this workbook while I try to eat healthily
  • get my heart rate up/go workout or hike or both (Fitbit is helping)
  • work on summer bucket list (went to beach & library!)
  • finish up my #100daysartbeforebreakfast project  (I FINISHED. F YEAH!!)
  • find a sticker for my water bottle
  • spend time daydreaming about vacation/mapping out intentions
  • give myself permission to slow down when I need to
  • ask for help when I need to (it’s working!!!!)
  • make healthier eating choices when possible (I’m trying!!)
  • catch up on bookkeeping
  • DRINK WATER  (drank this shrub with sparkling water all week!)

Mantra for the Week:


A song to pump you up:



July 15, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 28

In case you were wondering…

My Everyday Life: Week 28 on Shutterbean.com

This week I finished the #100daysbeforebreakfast project! YAAAAAAAAY

My Everyday Life: Week 28 on Shutterbean.com

Delicate flowers.

My Everyday Life: Week 28 on Shutterbean.com

I worked on this one for awhile.

My Everyday Life: Week 28 on Shutterbean.com

When I was working on this one while my friend Nicole was over, a butterfly flew up to one of the flowers and tried to rest on it.

It happened twice!

My Everyday Life: Week 28 on Shutterbean.com

My friends brought their new baby over! So nice to have a little baby in our house.

This is Rowan!

My Everyday Life: Week 28 on Shutterbean.com


July 13, 2018


 Welcome to I love Lists! Let’s see what’s up with the internet this week:


  1. Animal facts!
  2. What makes this cat look like it has a human face? I mean it does… is it the eyes?
  3. Social media depression is on the rise.  I totally get it and it suuuucks.
  4. How to eat like a marine in the field.
  5. The middle child is going extinct. I didn’t even think about this!
  6. The dangers of distracted parenting are real.
  7. 10 traits every aspiring artist needs according to Frank Lloyd Wright
  8. A new routine for you- set a new alarm for each day of the week.
  9. You can blame/thank California for all of your fancy pizza toppings.
  10. People are impressed by this lemon rolling down the street
  11. When parents push too hard or not enough
  12. Put your phone away!
  13. This must be so cool to see in person
  14. Make a pizza with a tortilla. Smart thinking!
  15. Short story clubs are the new book clubs
  16. That would be camel pose for me.
  17. The most popular video game that I won’t let Cooper play
  18. Oprah is doing is going to be part of a restaurant chain
  19. Apparently telling people to “Find Their Passion” is terrible advice
  20. I was wondering why some big Instagram accounts are private
  21. The Power of Positive People is real
  22. The different between perfume, cologne & other fragrances
  23. #5 gives me life
  24. All the top restaurants in California

Are you watching The Handmaid’s Tale?  We have 4 episodes left! AHHHHH

My favorite pen + paper combo– black paper & this white pen

This sweatshirt is making me happy this summer! So lightweight and stretchy.