January 15, 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 friends! Happy Monday.

This weekend we:

  • had an amazing dinner at my parent’s house with cousins
  • straightened up the house/cleaned
  • took down the Christmas tree (YAAAY!)
  • washed car (thanks, Casey!)
  • rocked out on laundry

I’m starting to feel like I’m getting my routine back and I’m so happy about that. I think I’ll celebrate by doing some meal prep this week too. It’s been FOREVER and I’d like to get myself back on track with that. It saves time during the week and it’s also a really good way for us to control what we put into our bodies when we’re armed with good options. Anyone currently on the Whole30? How’s it going?! I think I’m going to ease into it soon. It depends on how many social engagements we have coming up soon. That’s always the kicker!

And here we have it— My Intentions for the Week:

Intentions for the Week

  • accounting work
  • conquer laundry pile
  • hang out with Leslie
  • sort through letters/enter addresses in my holiday card spreadsheet
  • post Intentions for the Year (probably tomorrow!)
  • eat more salads
  • work on printer
  • delete surplus of photos on computer
  • send out letters/stuff for The Handwriting Club
  • make lemon ginger elixir
  • clean out fridge/keep it clean
  • have a long date with my calendar
  • figure out Easter vacation plans
  • order a kit from ThredUp to clean out closet
  • make a list of things I want to do around the house this year
  • make a new recipe for the blog
  • get outside & move body go to yoga
  • dip toes in the ocean


Last Week’s Intentions:

  • start taking down the Christmas tree
  • write my Intentions for the Year
  • tackle laundry (it’s not pretty)
  • go to a yoga class + hike (went to dance class & yoga class)
  • spend quality time with cousins in town from NY!
  • mail thank you cards
  • share art on my blog (here it is!)
  • get printer situation figured out
  • continue to get my house in order
  • photograph recipe for One Potato
  • take stuff to Salvation Army
  • catch up on social media/blogging
  • do some meal prepping (made banana bread & chili)
  • clean computer screen (it’s so gross right now)
  • finish up hand lettering project for a client (!!!)
  • send out some zines! Check out The Handwriting Club on etsy
  • take good care of myself (I tried!)
  • limit carbs (oops)

Mantra for the Week:

Every week, Tracy Benjamin from Shutterbean.com types up her TO DO list with her Intentions for the Week post. Check out this week's post!

What about you? Need to get your head in the game? Write your Intentions for the Week down!

January 14, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 2

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 2

I feel like I finally got some of my photo mojo back this week. I think it’s because I set out some extra time to make it happen.


My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

I got lost in a bamboo forest with my friend Jerry!

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

We had our own 20 year high school reunion.  Jerry was visiting from New York!

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

Adventuring in Mill Valley.

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com 

The trees are very good for the soul.

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com


My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

Leaf pile.

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com


My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com


My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

Flowers from Barbara + Tim.

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

Flowers from Elaine & Sharon.

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com



January 12, 2018


I LOVE LISTS // a collection of links from the 'net on Shutterbean.com

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS! It’s Friday. Let’s see what’s up on the internet this week:

  1. Here’s a feel good food plan if you’re looking for one this month.
  2. I suppose the photos from drones are sometimes worth how annoying they are.
  3. Millenials are not grocery shopping anymore.
  4. What’s hurting kids.
  5. No gifts, please.
  6. Get your finances in order.
  7. Here’s a Bob Ross rabbit hole for you.
  8. Grieving in the New Year.
  9. Whoa, Ikea.
  10. Nut’nola looks like something I’d enjoy for sure.
  12. This dress makes me miss summer
  13. These vegetarian Swedish meatballs look awesome.
  14. Whole Foods looks empty
  15. I found this amusing.
  16. We all die eventually. This is true.
  17. This makes me want to redo our master bathroom SO BAD.
  18. How you see the world if you’re colorblind.
  19. Epic kitchen fails.
  20. Weekend reading: Wisdom of Sundays
  21. We’re improving ourselves to death.
  22. This makes me pretty happy we moved out of Silicon Valley
  23. Simple Valentine’s Day Ideas from yours truly.

have a great weekend!