My Everyday Life: Week 20

Here’s what this past week looked like:

I think this is one of my favorite pictures of Cooper. EVER.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

He’s with his friend Lucy.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

It’s so funny to watch him hold hands with another kid. He basically PULLED her along.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

SPRAY ME.  Don’t mind if I do…

My Everyday Life: Week 20

I forgot how much I like dresses over jeans. Is it way out of style? I don’t care.

I picked up a few crystal necklaces from this Etsy shop.  Totally reasonable!

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Speaking of Etsy, my old neighbor Cindy is planning to put her party kits on Etsy. I went over to her house to take photos. Amazing, right??! I’ll let you know when her shop is up. She’s so dang talented.  I miss our craft nights.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Our old house. I inspected all my plants. Things have grown!

This is where we brought our boy home. That’s all I can think of when I see it. So many good memories there!

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Open toed shoe season!!

My Everyday Life: Week 20

I knocked over the bottle of dishwashing soap when I was in a hurry and left the room for a minute. I didn’t think I did anything until I saw it ALL OVER THE COUNTER. I liked the reflection though. Silver lining.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Working on this post while Casey made us dinner.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

He made us steak nachos!! They were exceptional. I like it when he is in charge of dinner.

The avocado section is mine…

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Working on a high straightenance post!  FINALLY.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Prolonged eye contact.

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And then SWISH.

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Four eyes.

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Such a good way to spell it!

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Watching Louie. That scene with his daughter in the subway stressed me ouuuuuuuuuut.

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Sunrise. Love the beams of light!

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He can finally do it!!! His fingers look like crab legs.

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She waits for me in the shower.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

I ate a lot of kiwis this week. Some of them had barely any seeds. Look at the one on the left.

Is that bad?

My Everyday Life: Week 20

This recipe plus this recipe. I added toasted coconut. OH MY GAWD. Do it.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

I told you I was obsessed with that whipped coconut cream.

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I also really love chia seeds these days. Chia on everything please.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

We tried out The Munchery this week.  It’s a Bay Area & Seattle based food delivery service. You order your food, made by local chefs and they deliver it to your door that night. It was really good! Casey got the Lobster Mac & Cheese and I got the Grilled Chicken with Rainbow Quinoa, a side of broccoli gratin and some salted chocolate chip cookies. I think it will be great for Casey and Cooper when I am away from home and for the times I don’t feel like cooking when I get home from work.

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BABY.

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We are saying goodbye to the washer & dryer I grew up with this weekend.

I totally WORKED them the past two years.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Casey and his brother are putting in the new washer & dryer we bought. We had this pair (they’re LG) in our old house and I’m so stoked to have a front loader again. This time we’re stacking them! I’m ridiculously excited.

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He makes me so happy. He also makes a crazy mess with rice cakes.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Rainbows in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. I had to get a lot of blood work done this week.  If you listen to the Joy the Baker podcast, you might know that I experienced sudden hearing loss in December. I lost most of my hearing in the left ear and I’m trying to figure out if there’s something that caused it or if it was just a fluke. The ENT doc I went to told me that I won’t ever get my hearing back… but I’m not giving up. Some of my hearing came back…

My Everyday Life: Week 20

All the dots caught my eye.

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Meal prep for this week! Added some tortellini & broccoli to the rotation.

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Baby steps to better latte art. It’s HARD, yo!

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Took my silver clogs out into the world! They’re Lotta From Stockholm. After a full day of wearing them, my feet were fine. It’s kinda crazy to feel the ground after walking on wood all day. The concrete in our garage felt soft and cushioned. Weird!

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Working a drink for the Fall.

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Hans Solo Jaguar.

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This morning.

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Mother’s Day.

He told me that Mother’s Day is a day when you kiss your mom on the lips.

I didn’t get a photo of that…but yeah. He honored that day.

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Doughnuts!

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Casey & Cooper made me a card. So sweet.

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I put together an arrangement for my Mom. My parents came over for dinner and my brother was in town.

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This was the only picture I snapped on Mother’s Day. I enjoyed my family and crispy potatoes.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Something to think about.

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Have a great weekend! xo

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  • Ronni

    You’ve been in the house for 2 years??? Time flies, man.

    • Tracy

      RIGHT?!!! My mind is blown. It honestly feels like one year. ONE.

  • Millie

    Love the prolonged eye contact photo – it’s so arty! And all the ones of you and Coop are too cute!!

    • Tracy

      Thanks. I can’t believe I got him to stop moving for a second.

  • Caitlyn

    Tracy,
    I know this is totally random, but I’ve found some comfort in you sharing tid bits about your hearing loss. I’ve lost a quite a bit of hearing in my right ear myself (I’m only 24!) and it’s scary as hell. Scary to not have answers, scary to have doctors shrug and tell you, “sorry, you’re just partially deaf now.” and scary to have a doctor inform you that a super intense surgery that involves drilling away bone in your head and removing your ear during surgery (!!!!!!!!!!!) would be beneficial to prevent any future infections and no, even that won’t give you any of your hearing back. Basically, this whole rant was to say thank you for reminding me to not feel so alone and for the hope that I will regain some of that hearing.
    I love the blog and I love the pod cast!

    • Tracy

      Caitlyn!

      I did tons of research online about sudden hearing loss– I feel like I exhausted the internet! I read a post about how isolating it is to lose your hearing in one ear and how there are support groups for it. When I read that I was like WHAAAAAAT?! Support groups? I didn’t understand it until I went out to dinner and couldn’t hear at a restaurant. My life for the most part is pretty quiet and it’s not until I’m in public where it’s like OH MY GOD I CAN’T HEAR. It’s kind of terrifying and sad because some people will say hi to me in a store and I won’t even know. I try to remain positive about it all and focus on the fact that I am so lucky I can hear out of my right ear but then all of a sudden I get paranoid that it’s gonna go too. It just doesn’t make sense and there’s no real explanation. It never occurred to me that I could lose my hearing for no reason in my 30s.

      So yeah, I know understand why there are support groups. You’re not alone!! I know what you’re going through! xoxox

  • Alice

    Loveeeeeee this week’s (ah who am I kidding, I love them all equally) ‘my everyday life’ post. It never fails to make me : D

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    I love your thought at the end. Plus the latte art. There is something so calming about lattes.

  • Jane M

    Very nice week in review! Thanks for sharing! PS – love your new washer/dryer set as well! WEEEEE!

  • Stasha

    your weekly meal prep pics/posts have been areal inspiration- thanks Tracey! also looking forward to your high straitenance post. i moved last month and my make up basket is still a disaster!

  • Alexis

    So much mama love with you and Cooper’s photos. One of the favorite things about your weekly series:) Isn’t it crazy how long appliances from times past can last? None of my washer/dryers have lasted 25+ years! Mine are stacked too and I love how much space is saved.

    • Tracy

      They lasted for a LONG time, indeed. But then again we get used to our modern advances like really short drying time. Trade offs! We’re getting used to the stack. It’s so different!

  • Sophie Harriet

    I attended a talk about blogging yesterday at the Ballymaloe Literary and Food Festival and Shutterbean was mentioned as awonderful food blog – and I couldn’t agree more! Beautiful photographs and mouth-watering recipes in one place! Who could not love it?

    • Tracy

      That’s so cool!! Thanks for telling me that and I’m glad you found my blog!

  • Patri

    Cooper is so handsome and cute! :)
    Also, so true what you said about wearing clogs all day! When you take them off you feel the floor is so soft… Weird! Hahaha
    Have a nice week Tracy!!!!
    Love from Spain
    Muaaaaaks

  • Ashley

    Love it! What book is that last quote from?

  • Heidi Jo

    Hi Tracy,

    I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to learn about your hearing loss, but I’m rooting for you to get it back. The human body is a remarkable thing, and is capable of so much if we just treat it right and keep our minds positive. This is the first time I’m hearing about it, so I just wanted to let you know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Also, your photos this week were wonderful, as always. I never cease to gain so much inspiration from these posts. Thank you.

    Heidi Jo

  • Catherine

    I didn’t know you had lost your hearing. I got a year behind on podcasts. I will be keeping you in my prayers! I am glad you are not giving up and I know you will get your hearing back.

    Congrats on the high straightenance post. Looking forward to it.

  • Ellen

    Love that you found beauty in spilling things! Also, as always I adore the pics of Pinot.

  • Amy

    Precious photos of Cooper! I am glad you had a great Mother’s Day and that your Mum got to spend it with you and your brother.
    My cat has a habit of sitting in the bathtub in the morning. Kinda creepy when he watches me have a shower…

  • Amy

    Precious photos of Cooper! I am glad you had a great Mother’s Day and that your Mum got to spend it with you and your brother.
    My cat has a habit of sitting in the bathtub in the morning. Kinda creepy when he watches me have a shower…

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    oh boy, I’m so sorry about your hearing loss. All the best with the tests & finding out ways to manage it. I can’t even imagine! Thinking of you xoxoxo ps I love how retro that old washer is – so impressive, they’re like 100 years old in washer years.

  • Rebeca

    I love those weekly peeks into your life so much! Your photography is stunning, as usually. That picture of Cooper holding hands with his friend reminds me of a similar one I have with my brother. I was the one pulling him along though!

    Regarding the hearing loss – I can relate. I started experiencing it along with tinnitus when I was 21, I think. My doctor at the time was like “oh, no big deal, you’ll get used to it”. Right. I got a diagnosis a couple of years later, and although my Meniérè’s is rather under control now that I’m 29 and my hearing loss isn’t complete, I still get terrified thinking it’ll get worse or affect the other ear.
    So, hang in there! I hope it’ll get better.

  • tara

    Ohh I LOVE that quote at the end! So powerful.

    Your hair is seriously so amazing. Whenever I see photos of you I think, “Yep, I’m cutting my hair off,” but then I chicken out.

    Those party boxes will be amazing if they look anything like that photo! So awesome!

    Dress + jeans are always in style in my mind. I think that looks is adorbs.

    Wuddevs. Totally spelling it like that from now on.

  • Denise

    LOVE Louie!!!! Too much fun. As always, I really enjoy catching up with you over your everyday life. Kind of makes me sad because we haven’t see each other in so long …. miss Tracy! We need to schedule a ladies lunch sometime soon. xx

  • Kiera

    great set of snaps this week, as ever. Despite your discussion re: blog burnout a couple weeks ago, your recipes, pics and writing are as awesome now as they always are!! Love the healthy(er?) stuff you’ve posted lately.
    So sorry to learn of your unfortunate hearing loss – that must be really frustrating. However, maybe this will bring hope? My brother lost virtually all hearing in one ear last year and it is now nearly completely restored! Same situation as you seem to be in – no real explanation for why it went away nor why it came back. wishing for the same result for you!

  • Maggie

    Nooooooooo!!! I’m listening to your Devil With a Blue Dress On and you were just discussing the changing internet habits of people….I don’t want to misquote you here…..but anyways you mentioned how people leave less comments and it makes it harder for the blogger because it means less feedback. Well that is just not a nice thought. So let me tell you: you pictures are brilliant. I loved your spilled soap pic. AhahaHA, too funny. I love that part of your reaction was to take a picture. I loooooved getting glimpses of what recipes we will see in upcoming posts later on. I FINALLY got coconut cream today! TWO Trader Joe’s stores were out of it…I kept on thinking, “Tracy made them run out, now everyone wants it!”….then I found a mini can at Whole Foods. I’m so excited to whip it and eat it with strawberries with my best friend. We are basically planning a get-together around this whipped coconut cream.

  • Taylor

    Those doughnuts looks SO GOOD! Yummmy!!!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Jamie

    I love the pic of Pinot next to the pic of kiwis – they make an interesting pair. LOVE the blue and yellow pic, too. = )

  • Lauren

    Love all this but especially the dress with jeans! Thank you for that! It’s something I always like on myself and then chicken out last minute before I walk out the door. I guess I need to DO IT and OWN IT cuz I LOVE IT:D

    • Tracy

      Life is too short to wear things that make you uncomfortable. DO IT! OWN IT.

  • Katie

    That photo of Cooper in the tub…it’s magic.

  • Jessica @ Living La Vida Holoka

    I love these posts. So much love and sweetness in a quick snap of a picture!

  • Darla

    So sorry about your hearing loss! I suddenly lost the hearing in my right ear when I was 16, and I know how hard it is to adapt. This hearing aid makes a world of difference, though: http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/us/recipients/baha-3/baha-3-basics/basics. The newest digital model is especially great. Only downside: It’s better hidden with long hair instead of short, but I pulled off a pixie cut a few times with mine. Good luck!!

  • stacey

    The amount of joy that these posts bring me is ridiculous. You are so very talented, and I appreciate you!

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