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April 19, 2017

Penne with Pistachio Mint Pesto

Celebrate Spring goodness with a bowl of Penne with Pistachio Mint Pesto. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Spring!! Spring makes me want pesto for some reason.

Celebrate Spring goodness with a bowl of Penne with Pistachio Mint Pesto. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Pesto and peas and leeks and leftover Easter candy….

Celebrate Spring goodness with a bowl of Penne with Pistachio Mint Pesto. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s celebrate all of Spring’s goodness with a bowl of this Penne with Pistachio Mint Pesto. It’s fortified with sauteed leeks and peas and topped with fresh pea sprouts and a heavy dose of Parmesan. Don’t have peas or pea sprouts? Throw some asparagus in there!

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April 17, 2017

Intentions for the Week

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Hey! Happy Monday! We’re on break from school this week, so my schedule is going to be a bit thrown off. I’ll have Cooper with me at home and I am traveling later this week, so maybe some of these restrictions will help me be better at organizing my time? We’ll see!

Last week’s intentions:

 

  • take a hike (def need some headspace!)
  • yoga x 2 (definitely feel off because I didn’t go)
  • finish S-town
  • finish up tax stuff
  • straighten up bedroom closet
  • call insurance co. for the 6th time re: overbilling
  • catch up on social media work (I need an assistant)
  • figure out the menu for this weekend
  • dye Easter eggs
  • put together Easter basket
  • Etsy shop- keep working on it (working on prints so there’s that)
  • mail birthday package to Camden (ugh not done yet!)
  • library visit – return books/pick up new ones (didn’t have time)
  • mail letters to readers
  • return GAP order (it’s in my car…)(IT WILL BE DONE I PROMISE)
  • drink more water 
  • eat healthier (hahahaa. OOPS)
  • finish laundry
  • catch up on blog work
  • shoot/post recipe this week
  • delete photos from my phone (lagged on this)
  • water plants
  • continue working on the 100 days project/ post

This Week’s Intentions:

  • hang out with family
  • ask my parents as many questions as possible
  • write in journal/continue the #100daysmusiclyrics project
  • post penne recipe
  • unpack car from road trip
  • LAUNDRY
  • water plants
  • research plants for the front yard
  • finish vision board
  • grocery shopping
  • deal with RX/health insurance (UGGGH)
  • return library books
  • figure out what to do with old clothes
  • catch up on writing letters
  • post items on etsy/think of better name
  • get caught up on social media
  • make some good food for boys to eat while I’m gone
  • work on two recipes
  • exercise/go for a long walk or 2
  • pack for Nashville trip (going to visit Joy!)
  • find white denim jacket
  • straighten up house
  • deep clean kitchen
  • DRINK MORE WATER

What about you?? What are your intentions for this week?

Type them out, let’s see! 

 

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April 16, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 15

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 15

Playing around with double exposure.

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Sun roof….more like rain roof.

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Planning a part of our garden.

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20 year old Tracy.

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KITCHEN KATZ!

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Favorite meal. No one complains.

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Stink eye.

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ORGANIZED.

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We rode our bikes this week. IT HAS BEEN YEARS SINCE I RODE A BIKE!

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Cracklin’ Chicken from Nom Nom Paleo. SO GOOD!

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I served it with kale (from the Instant Pot ) and some sesame noodles.

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We tried out the meal kits from Good Eggs this week!

This is how the ingredients arrive.

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This is the mint pistachio pesto penne!

I loved it so much that I tried to recreate it a few days later. I’ll share my results soon.

SO GOOD!

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My friend Jessica was in town this week and I had her help me with my closet!

She had me try on all of my clothes through the process we put 40+ new outfits together.

The best part is that I have given new life to some of my old stuff and I also got rid of a few bags of clothes that don’t serve me any longer. Thank you, Jessica, for teaching me so much about proportion and shoe pairing. Your brain is full of goodness, I appreciate you! I have a list of items to help complete my wardrobe and some homework to do. I am secretly excited!

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Ink art.

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Cutting/taping.

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POPPY TIME in California.

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These are my favorite. What are these?

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Clematis too.

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Charming houses are CHARMING.

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WOW.

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The day after the rain.

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Squish.

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Jessica is the best.

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#stuffonmycat

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#evenmorestuffonmycat

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This week I went on Instagram stories LIVE and wrote people’s names for 30 minutes.

I also wrote words that I like writing because someone asked me that.

It was fun! I’ll do it again.

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Here comes the sun!

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HERE'S MORE OF MY EVERYDAY LIFE ON SHUTTERBEAN.COM

Week 15 in 2016

Week 15 in 2015

Week 15 in 2014

Week 15 in 2013

Week 15 in 2012

Week 15 in 2011

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