My Everyday Life: Week 45

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Highlight of my week was seeing Deb make her Apple Cider Caramels at Whole Foods in Napa.

We also got to share some food afterwards. Such a blast!

Gin & ginger ale.

We ate burgers at The Counter last night.

My burger with mushrooms, avocado, mixed greens & pepperoncini. BOOM.

Stripes & leopard print….and some green nail polish that I regret buying.

A moment at a stop light on the way to work. I love the gold accents on this house.


Are my Golden Gate Bridge pictures getting old? I don’t care.

I like looking at the reflections inside rain drops on my car window.

The morning I made crepes. I had such high hopes for Cooper.

It’s a good thing I love crepes because I ate enough for the both of us.

This is our new fish, Chalupa Batman. If you watch The League then I like you.

Currently reading Canal House Cooks Every Day before bed. It’s AWESOME. I can’t wait to cook from it.

Lots of layers of clouds. I love how the bottom ones pop out.

Not a bad view.

Juice for lunch….followed by a lot of snacks. HA. That’s real.

I’m also looking for a new juicer right now. Got any recommendations??

Listening to the Joy the Baker podcast while folding laundry. No bigs.

Egg sandwich for breakfast one morning.

A gluten free waffle with peanut butter & bananas another morning.

I love his little eyebrows.

Action shot!

Mercury is in retrograde. AHHHHHHHHHHHH. Blue screen(s) of death at work.

When the sky has it’s last strip of pink.

Two recipes coming your way next week. This was our lunch this week.

Election night dessert. We’ve been sandwiching Trader Joe’s Ginger Snaps with vanilla ice cream.


I’ve been leaving notes in Cooper’s lunchbox. I wish I could see his face when he finds them.

I’m sure he tells all of his classmates and teachers when he finds one.

This week was big. Cooper ate spaghetti!!!!!!!!

It only took him 4 years to figure out how good it is. Ahahahahaha.

I’m gonna be sad when these jammies don’t fit anymore.

Outdoor painting. Saw this rubber band trick on pinterest.

Turns out splashing paint on paper with a brush is waaaaaaaaaaaay more fun.

Leeks in the morning light.

I turned them into a hash with potatoes & bacon. Topped with in egg=heaven.

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  • Elise

    I love your shirt/scarf/necklace combination! Awesome πŸ˜€

  • Laura C

    This is my personal favorite one of these posts from you yet! I love that you named your fish Chalupa Batman. And that your kid discovered spaghetti! Lovely, lovely post.

  • dana@minimalistbaker

    I love your everyday life features. So lovely seeing a glimpse into your everyday doings. Big fan!

  • Tempa

    1. Meeting Deb was the highlight of my week too!
    2. That burger creation looks/sounds so good!
    3. Golden Gate pictures never get old. Ever. Keep ’em coming!
    4. We just got a Hurom juicer and we love it.
    5. What case did you get for your iPhone 5? I’ve been looking for one for awhile now. I think I might get this one that I found on Etsy:

    • Tracy

      i’ve been looking at the Hurom Juicer! I’m intrigued by the slow juicers. I like that it makes less noise than the one I have now. The case I have is just a silvery/gray one. It’s totally plain. I really want a Kate Spade one one day….if only they would come out already! How do you feel about a fabric cover? I think it could get dirty!

      • Tempa

        Yup, the Hurom juicer is super quiet.
        You’re right about the fabric iPhone case. I had a fabric case for my last iPhone and after awhile it does start to get dirty but I like the way the fabric looks aaaaaaaand it’s a good excuse to get a new case once it starts to get dingy!

  • Sandra

    Such great pictures! I just recently discovered your blog and I look forward to them every week. Oh and The League, I love that show, so uncomfortably true… Thanks so much!

  • Neill

    I really enjoy your weekly postings. You are a truly wonderful & clever Mom & also a fine human being.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Jennifer P.

    I can’t believe you traded away the naming rights to your fish!:)

  • Jenny Keith

    Tracy Shutterbean your “League” reference made me love you even more! Thanks for being so rad!

  • whoorl

    Wito JUST grew out of those jammies, and I feel like I should bury them in the backyard next to a pretty tree or something. Loved those things!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Yay for the spaghetti progress!!!! I’m certain crepes will be next. Surely. Love the leeks in morning light.
    Heidi xo

  • Alli

    I LOVE the Breville Juice Fountain Plus. I had the same juicer as you for about a year but it rocked all over the counter. The new one was an investment but I haven’t looked back!

    Also, you and Charlie are breakfast twins with your waffle/banana/PB situation. He has that nearly every morning!


  • Deanna

    My friend is pregnant with a girl and I’ve taken to calling the baby Quesadilla Batgirl. They love the League, but I’m not sure how they feel about the name.

  • Kate @ Eat, Recycle, Repeat

    I like the fillings in all your sandwiches – the burger & the egg! maybe that burger with an egg? And I love the leopard print & stripes. Work it girl! Cooper enjoying spaghetti is adorable. Have another wonderful week!

  • Pam

    Eye Delight!

  • cindy

    I always love your Golden Gate pics and your cloud ones, too! Yay for spaghetti!
    PS, I love that scarf, and don’t regret the nail polish, it’s pretty…or re-gift, ha!

  • leah

    I’ll never get sick of your cloud pictures! :)

  • Lucia

    I’d love to eat all the lovely things you eat for breakfast. I need a breakfast plan :-)

  • Jennifer S Duncan

    I tried on my first striped shirt EVER in 40 years yesterday because of you. Loved it so much, I bought two! I always thought stripes would make me look as big as a house. Turns out, it does the opposite! So thanks!!!!!

  • Melody

    Tracy, I have the Omega 8005 juicer and I totally love it! We have put it through its paces and it has never complained, and I think it’s easy to clean.

  • Colleen

    Chalupa Batman, I love it! And no, your Golden Gate Bridge pics will never get old!

  • Joy

    I confess! I’ve been ‘following’ your blog for a while now but I’m only now commenting! I suck.:( Yes. I guess I’ll start leaving more comments now! I love your blog and I look forward to these My Everyday Life posts every week. I get so sad when I see the last picture and realise that I have to wait a whole week until the next post! Anyway, hope you have an awesome week so you can fulfill my expectations for next week’s post. LOL jk! but no, seriously. :)

  • amanda (simplemittens)

    I miss living close to The Counter. SO good. I would get the same thing every time. Also, can’t wait to see what those recipes will be!!

  • Jane M

    Nope nope nope. I never tire of your Golden Gate Bridge photos! Wish I was there right now! I’ve got a hankering for a bowl of pasta right now!

  • Jayne

    I’m going to say that eggs on anything is delicious. My lunch today is fried egg sandwich with brie and tomato slices. I just love eggs!

  • heather @ chiknpastry

    at first i read chalupa batman and thought, “now where have i heard that before??”. man, i love that show. last week’s episode was especially fantabulous.

    also, i love the GGB pictures. i do the same thing though. my friends/fam out east are tired of it, i’m sure. but oh well ;).

  • lacy

    I love that you named your fish Chalupa Batman, amazing. el cunado.

  • Lucy

    I’m a big fan of the blog. You’re League reference made me very happy! I actually work at a Williams Sonoma in the Bay Area and I think the Hurom if definitely you’re best bet for a juicer. Its quieter than others and easier to clean (the bigger ones have sharp blades you have to carefully scrub).

  • Shawna Greenway

    Get a Hurom Juicer! I just saw one last night at Costco so I took a picture of it and messaged Santa Claus, aka The Hubby.

    4 seems to be the age when they really start understanding the fun of spaghetti. Jack, our 5 year old, orders it at restaurants now – I try not to sit next to him on those nights!

  • Cathy Ly

    Holy Moly.

    I love your blog!! Newest follower over here. :) Love the photos and your boy Cooper is the cutest thing.

    Follow back and we can stay in touch maybe?

    Cathy Trails

  • Amy

    Chalupa Batman!! Ahahahaha! I want some betas named Ruxin and Taco now.

  • Grace

    Hurom Juicer, all the way!

  • jamie @ green beans & grapefruit

    How did I just notice this section on here?? That Cooper seems like a keeper!

  • Marilyn

    I extra love your pictures this week!

  • Jessica

    Keep taking the Golden Gate pics! I take pics of the Washington Monument and others on a near weekly basis. My friends are convinced I could make a 100 page photo book just of sunset Washington Monument pictures.

  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    Jealous of: seeing Deb in Napa, drumsticks, and your views of the Golden Gate bridge.

  • Nicole @ The Dirty Oven

    Finally got your your post. I just loved this one. The “action” shot is just awesome. Been there done that. Real!

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