My Everyday Life: Week 52

Here’s what the last week of 2014 looked like:

Our tree this year. We’ve had it for 7 years (?) now.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

Half of my house was in white/blue/green.  The other half was a red/green combination.

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My dad digging into the pate on Christmas Eve.

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Remind me to use glitter more often…and to be more careful next time.

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A little piece of my table.

My Everyday Life: Week 52

It was a super mellow Christmas this year. My brother & his fiancee came up from Los Angeles and my parents came from the city. We had a sleepover and a sit down dinner.  Normally we have Casey’s family over for dinner, but family members have moved and things have shifted a little bit. We’re in the in between…figuring out new traditions. Life is like that, you know?  I did really miss all of the cousins. I know Cooper did too.

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I made this herbed beef tenderloin  with an impromptu mushroom sauce.

We had roasted potatoes & sweet potatoes and a side of my creamed spinach.

Of course we started with my Mom’s Green Salad :)

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I’m working on a project with Patron Tequila and they sent me bottles that have SHUTTERBEAN engraved in them. How cool is that??! It was nice to see my dad take a few shots of tequila. Good sign, good sign.

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Opening presents.

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Leisurely morning with my parents. My mom and I were team egg/bacon/toast.

Everyone else just dipped into my mom’s coffee cake. 

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Cooper was busy putting together legos ALL DAY.

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Sunny morning in our family room.

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Seeing my dad read a book on his phone… on my couch made me happy.  It meant he was relaxed.

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My cat was more friendly with less people around. It was weird!

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On Christmas day we ventured into the city for dim sum at Yank Sing. 

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We went for a long walk afterward.

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Checking out the tree in Union Square.

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It was weird to be in the city when all of the stores were closed.

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We popped into hotels looking for cocktails.

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Hot toddy adventure!

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Steamy windows.

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My parents watched Cooper this week and we had a one day stay-cation.

I made us hot toddies with Apple Infused Bourbon.

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Foggy morning hike.

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Day date in the city!

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Day dates remind me how nice it is to hold hands with my husband.

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Banh mi sandwiches at Bun-Mee.  I had this fried catfish situation with salt & pepper fries.

BONKERS.

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A little detour into Jonathan Adler…my happy place!

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I want Christmas lights up YEAR ROUND. I’ve been enjoying coffee on the couch in the mornings with this view.

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Dinner at Delarosa with my family. This kid got a haircut after I saw this pic.

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Black, white, red & blue.

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I helped put together a puzzle this week. IT WAS AWESOME. More puzzles in 2015. Please/thank you.

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Testing out light with Joel.

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Above.

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Below.

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Photo by Joel Aron.

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Proof of my first kayak experience. Thanks for the pep-talk, Joel. I really thought I was gonna fall in.

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My brain makes the water animate.

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Testing out emotions.

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If I have a sharpie and your foot is near me…be careful.

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A moment of calm.

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Master builder on his new Lego table (thank you NINI!)

Also…watching A Christmas Story because THAT’S WHAT YOU DO ON CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

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A grouping of my favorite things.

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Take your boo to work day ONE.

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Take your boo to work DAY TWO.

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Retox Detox recipes in the making.

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Party nail.

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Blue yellow orange.

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One last JOY shot. Bonus N.

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LAST WEEK OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!  I can’t believe how fast that went.

I’ll be continuing this series in 2015 because I really love looking back and seeing both the little/BIG moments throughout the years.

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  • christina

    Beautiful! I’m glad you are continuing the series in 2015. I look forward to it every week. Also, I made your creamed spinach to go with our prime rib xmas eve, and everyone loved it! xo!

  • Cindy

    I also look forward to your series! Your house is gorgeous- more pictures please!

  • Sarah

    I am so glad you will be continuing this series. I love it and look forward to it every weekend. I get my cup of coffee and sit back and just enjoy your beautiful pictures. Thank You.

  • Jane

    So thrilled you are continuing this series… it is my weekly Sunday coffee treat. Thanks for all that you do, Tracy!

  • Denise Ruggeri

    Tracy …my son made a great cocktail you would like: bourbon, Fireball and Fever Tree Ginger beer. Over ice…. Very Christmasy!
    Denise

  • Jenna

    Fantastic photos to round out 2014 & so glad you’ll be continuing next year! It must also be a good way to track how Cooper is growing week by week (seems like he’s grown up so much just this year! Looks like you had a great Christmas, hope you also have a fabulous New Year’s!

  • Bootsy

    Tracey,

    Not sure how I got turned on to your blog but it is my favorite. I so hope you continue your My Everyday Life. I so look forward to it every week. Its so awesome!

  • Kahala

    I have been following your weekly sharing since Cooper was being potty trained! I feel so close to you and appreciate your creativity and attention to all the details.

  • Jane M

    Another great week and a terrific year!!!! Looking forward to seeing your posts in 2015! Happy + Healthy New Year!!!

  • Jackie

    so happy you are continuing this series next year.. I look forward to your weekly updates every weekend.

  • Millie | Add A Little

    Christmas day dim sum?! Yes please!! I also ADORE your tree – it’s so chic!

  • Erica

    So glad you’re continuing this feature—love it! I’d also love to know who makes those crazy cool sneaks you’re wearing, if you don’t mind??????

  • Kat

    I love your photo posts! But…is it just me, or does it kind of look like the Grim Reaper is standing to the left in that photo you took in the ornament reflection?! What is that?

  • goldie

    Thank you for sharing this post. It made me miss my home in SF so much and it makes me so happy when you post pics in the City. Hope your celebrations were as sweet as your photos!

  • Holly

    Ok can I ask- how do you keep Cooper occupied at work? Probably cause my daughter is only 2 but I just can’t even imagine her being able to be at work with me.

    Please do continue your recaps! You inspired me to do Instagram, I use it like a journal/memory keeper of big and little.

    • Tracy

      2 years old is tough. Now that Cooper is 6 it’s a lot easier. He brings legos and colors and sometimes I bring his Leap Pad with us. It’s all about taking breaks!

  • Chineka @ Savor The Baking

    I have the same combination of nail polish on my nails for NYE. The sharpie foot made me laugh and I’m glad you had a good Christmas week.

  • Kali

    Yes to more puzzles! I’ve done two recently and have forgotten how much I love them. That is a goal of mine in 2015 as well!

  • Michelle Naomi

    Yay for more in 2015! I look forward to reading your posts. Can you share about that fantastic puzzle?!

    • Tracy

      My friend bought it- I’m not sure what the brand is, but it was FUN to put together.

  • joy the baker

    what a good ass life it is!

  • Ella

    I am SOOO onboard with having Christmas lights up all year! They make everything seem a little brighter and kinder, especially in dark/dreary months of Jan-Feb.
    http://www.youtube.com/sparklesandsuch26

  • Donna Stubbs

    Along with everyone else, I’m so glad you’re continuing this series. I love your recipes of course, but your everyday photos are so fun, and they inspire my own photography efforts. You have such a great eye!

  • Moriah

    I’m so glad you are continuing these posts in 2015! They are my favorite posts on your blog!

  • Jessica H.

    I must agree! These posts are great! Your Christmas looks like it was wonderful and relaxed. Sometimes I like when plans change. The Christmas chaos is fun, but I do love a quiet holiday sometimes.

  • Jenn

    girrrrrrrrrrrrl I just bought that same lime green stocking! good taste I see 😉

  • ruth

    yay! love this series. here’s to a fabulous 2015!

  • Caitlin

    Love these posts! Our Christmas was pretty mellow this year, too. A little different. Still trying to figure out the traditions with my family and boyfriend’s family. Happy New Year, Tracy Shutterbean!!

  • fusilliamy

    so much happiness (and JOY)! this series has become one of my favorite things to indulge in over the weekend. bring on 2015!

  • Courtney

    I, too, really enjoy this series. Your photos are amazing. Also, love the random Cafe du Monde coffee can holding the chopsticks at Bun-Mee. Shout out from NOLA!

  • Tracy

    Tracy you are so talented! Thank you for sharing your life and your photos! Happy New Year!

  • erinlucy

    this was my favourite week of all I think. Now I have some dot points:
    * I giggle every time you call something a ‘situation’
    * Cooper has an excellent profile.
    * Is it really that dark when you’re having coffee in the morning?
    * Nick and became hooked on puzzles in 2014. It’s the best nerdy pleasure when you finish one.
    * how do I get involved in a project that will mean someone sends me personalised bottles of tequila?!
    Happy new year! xox

    • Tracy

      *hehee
      *thank you! I love his little nose and his upper lip in his profile
      *yes it’s really dark! that’s the winter for you
      *it’s SO gratifying when you complete a whole section/I also love the sorting aspect
      *you show how much you love booze online. ha!

  • Amanda

    I love these posts! Your little guy is so adorable and your home looks amazing. I am also totally going to do your toe/sharpie trick – love it!

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