June 24, 2016

I love lists

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Welcome to I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY! Let’s surf the internet together:

  1. The Intentional Summer
  2. These croutons sound AMAZING
  3. I am so impressed by this project/design/website. I want this VAN!
  4. The State of the Domestic Goddess. (I miss Nigella)
  5. Getting comfortable with saying NO.
  6. On keeping the illusion of Disney alive.
  7. I want to make coconut bacon.
  8. Packing for one week away.
  9. How could you not notice all the innuendos in kid’s shows? I’m on high alert!
  10. I freaking love camping hacks even though I don’t go camping.
  11. The cutest flag project. I want this on my wall!
  12. Summer Goal: Host Outdoor Movie Night
  13. To eat: Blueberry Slab Pie + Funnel Cake
  14. Stalking this website...curious about professional organizers! These ones are local.
  15. I love Aaron Sorkin- THIS LOOKS RAD!
  16. My spirit vegetable is a Chioggia Beet
  17. One person’s obsession with healthy living blogs.
  18. For bloggers wanting to know how much to charge, here’s a formula.
  19. Starting to take yoga classes online. My maj introduced me to this site.
  20. 2016 is the year of the Mac N’ Cheetos. AHHHH.

Things that caught my eye:

June 23, 2016

Currently: June 2016

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Currently I am:

Wondering if you’d like to see my stream of consciousness in list form. HERE IT IS.

Tired from travel…getting back in the routine SLOWLY but surely.

Happy that I don’t have to wake up at 6:30AM until end of August.

Taking my time in the mornings. Not eating breakfast right away (it’s hard).

Fostering the love between two cats. THAT’S RIGHT WE HAVE TWO NOW.

Contemplating switching fonts on my blog. I don’t think this one suits me.

Dreaming about a legit vacation with my family involving a lake or beach.

Fantasizing about cherry pie filling…and ice cream.

Wondering if I’ll ever see a game at Fenway Park.

Trying to eat less carbs. The struggle is real. #ihadpizzalastnight

Finishing unpacking from my Aspen trip. I usually unpack the day of. #tired

Working my way out of a creative rut. Trying new mediums.

Figuring out how I can plan a monthly ladies craft night at my house.

Needing to wash the outside of my car SO BAD.

Drowning in paper piles. WHY DO I HAVE SO MANY?!!!

Getting more photo gigs and am excited about that.

Trying to finish working on my Summer Capsule Wardrobe….thinking about how nudists don’t make capsule wardrobes.

Enjoying my time on snapchat (name: tshutterbean). You get to see my weirdo brain there- also CATS.

Looking for a lighter robe situation for the summer/missing my winter robe.

Not feeling like cooking. Well…maybe I feel like grilling. Just grilling.

Working on a book proposal… second guessing myself.

Downloading software and apps to help the process but getting sucked in by new software.

Trying to stay on top of deleting photos off my phone I don’t need. Kinda failing.

Figuring out new ways to procrastinate….that don’t cost money.

Rearranging things on our deck to make a good hangout place.

Obsessively pinning things to these two boards: New Old House + Out Doors

Bleaching & dyeing all of the things.

Starting the new season of Orange is the New Black.

Researching: comfortable sandals, essential oils for bug bites, linen sheets, eye cream

Wondering why my husband and child have SO MANY BASEBALL HATS.

Measuring things out for a project. Wondering how I will shoot such a small space.

Dealing with a cat who pees all over the place. My past cats never did that.

Healing the gut of a cat who has IBS– also new to me.

Pondering the state of our country…WHY ARE WE HERE?!

Wondering what you’d like to see here and how I can be useful to you.

Remembering that my birthday is soon. AHHH.

Remembering that my child’s birthday is relatively soon and how it always sneaks up on me right after we start the new school year.

Trying not to eat all the popsicles I made for you this week for #popsicleweek.

Wondering when I will have time to write that post up. Look out, Saturday.

Again, trying not to eat carbs and realizing the popsicles have peanut butter cookies in them.

Writing out some classes I’d like to teach.

Excited for my brother & sister-in-law to visit this weekend.

Thinking about making an ice cream cake.

In awe that July is coming up.

-June 2016

Feel free to type up your currently stream of consciousness in the comments.

It feels good…like a nice brain massage for people who love lists.

June 21, 2016

Out & About: Aspen, CO

A trip to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Check out Out & About: Aspen CO on Shutterbean.com!

Last Wednesday I flew to Aspen, Colorado to attend the Food & Wine Classic with my maj.

Joy was on assignment for American Express and I got the opportunity tag along. (YAY MAJ TIME!!!)  It was an incredible trip. There were moments of relaxation, mixed with work, altitude wooziness and non-stop laughter. Oh yes…there was also FOOD AND WINE.


But mostly, there was pause–pause from my everyday life. There was time to reflect on my life and what my current sense of home/place is. There was time to myself- something I don’t think I’ve had that in a really long time.

Ummm….I had 7 hours in a hotel room all to myself…with no one talking to me or needing anything from me.


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Honestly, traveling is sometimes scary for me because I get anxiety about packing and getting to the airport on time. I get hung up on checking bags and not checking bags and then I always take a smaller suitcase to challenge myself to pack lightly but then I forget things… There’s a lack of control in traveling that’s both good and bad for someone like me. I’m a person who is early to the airport and loses my plane ticket every 5 minutes because I don’t put it back in the right pocket. Traveling is annoying and cumbersome at times,  but being away from home and experiencing something new is so good for my soul. It’s important for me to step out of my comfort zone, so I can have a deeper appreciation of my everyday life. Being away makes me miss my routine. It also recharges my creativity, which is something I have been struggling with lately. So YAY, VACATION. Even more YAY that I was able to have girl time with my best friend.

Aspen!  Here’s what I experienced: