December 10, 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:

Happy Monday, Friends!

How are we feeling today?  MY TO DO LIST IS GROWING BY THE SECOND. HOLY COW.

How are we going to take care of ourselves this week?

Take a pause and have some hot tea. Gather yourself. Drink liquids.  Your body needs it.

This week is all about packaging up things and sending them out in the mail. My food journal is on sale.  THANK YOU for those of you who ordered last week. I posted it on my Instagram/Instagram stories and I sold out in a few hours!  I am doing it all on my own so I want to make sure that I have enough time to fit it into my schedule. Thank you for your patience!  Buy one here!

Also, a reminder that I’m teaching a food photography workshop in Santa Fe, NM May 2019. If you’re looking to expand your photography or give an amazing experience to someone special (ahem, cough cough YOU),  sign up here! 

Feeling overwhelmed? Let’s start with a list! Write down your Intentions for the Week!


Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • sell Food Journal!
  • address my holiday cards & send them out!
  • make a new cookie recipe/share recipe
  • work on packages/orders
  • trip to the post office (maybe a few trips!)
  • go out for a drive at night this week with the family- look at lights!
  • get some exercise
  • spend time around the Christmas tree
  • clean up office
  • clean out fridge/do some meal prep
  • remember to eat healthy food
  • drink enough water/tea
  • have a date with the calendar
  • plan a date night with Casey
  • grocery shop
  • bookkeeping
  • library time
  • donate items to school
  • work on Christmas shopping
  • keep the house tidy
  • give myself permission to go slow when I need to!

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • paint nails (didn’t get a chance to)
  • make gingerbread cookies with kids
  • charge Fitbit and use it! (found the charger last night! UGH)
  • get outside/go for a walk
  • be good about going to bed on time
  • work on packages
  • figure out holiday presents
  • grocery shop
  • find three outfits to wear for parties
  • post Currently November post
  • edit photos/post new recipe
  • make an arugula pasta recipe
  • mammogram appointment (a friendly reminder get yourself checked out!)
  • write in food journal/eat healthy
  • sell Food Journal!
  • be better about drinking water (this is my favorite cup these days)
  • follow up on invoices
  • have a turmeric latte
  • catch up on social media
  • clean out fridge
  • return to Target
  • address holiday cards/send out (got them this weekend!)
  • post office visit


Mantra for the Week:

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Pump Song for the Week:

Make sure to write down your own Intentions for the Week if you wanna get stuff done.

Have a great week! I’m rooting for you.

xo Tracy

December 9, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 49

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 49

This week I had a gingerbread cookie decorating party at my house.

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com

The delight of children is what this holiday season is all about!

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com

I used Simple Recipe’s gingerbread man recipe for the cookies and Alton Brown’s royal icing recipe.

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com

Sandwich baggies to pipe on the frosting!

My Everyday Life: Week 49 on Shutterbean.com


December 7, 2018



  1. People really didn’t think things through, did they?
  2. Tim’s holiday gift guides are always my favorite.  
  3. I find #17 to be extremely satisfying.
  4. Let’s transport ourselves into another time.
  5. I wish my mom could see this.
  6. How do we have so much time to watch TV these days?
  7. 2019 is all about coral
  8. What a pretty cocktail!
  9. A thought-provoking photography project of a father with Alzheimer’s 
  10. How to collaborate with people you don’t like.
  11. I liked reading through these gifting philosophies. 
  12. People will do anything for free cheesecake
  13. When the holidays are hard.
  14. Little moments when you are hit by grief.
  15. Selfies are ruining cool things.
  16. I gotta find me a mellotron to play with.
  17. Lasagna pizza. Whoa.
  18. I didn’t know this iPhone cursor trick. Did you?
  19. Why Accepting Help Makes Us Happier
  20. The beauty of waterways from above. Wow.
  21. I love the idea of making landscapes out of thread
  22. The best animal photos of 2018 are pretty cool.
  23. Some food storage tips. 
  24. Oprah’s favorite things + My favorite things