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September 25, 2017

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:

Happy Monday! It’s Sunday night as I type this. We spent most of the day at baseball and I AM WIPED! I had intentions to write some letters while I was at the game, but I didn’t get the chance. Adding that to the list this week! I also have a lot of housework to catch up on so I’m hoping I get in a good cleaning zone. Wish me luck! Here are some of my intentions for the week:

Intentions for the Week:

  • make a new recipe for shutterbean (anything you wanna see??!)
  • try to do some meal prep
  • one potato recipe- roasted chicken
  • make kombucha
  • dance or yoga or both
  • bank visit
  • organize office/clean it up
  • chiropractor appt.
  • dentist appt.
  • keep adding things to my gratitude journal
  • work on bookkeeping
  • spend time reading through this book
  • return at Staples
  • keep working on handwriting book
  • write Currently post for September
  • chill on the bread this week
  • drink more water (this is helping)
  • prep for In Good Company conference
  • don’t be hard on myself

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • type up recipe
  • clean out fridge
  • LAUNDRY
  • work on new recipes for Shutterbean
  • catch up on letter writing (more on @thehandwritingclub) (didn’t have the time)
  • make kombucha
  • make thai basil beef with rice
  • put together box for my niece (her college was dumb and overbooked admissions)
  • go to Target with niece (so she isn’t going to college this semester)
  • take niece to college! (what a bummer!)(it’s a long story, but it’s not mine to tell)
  • dance or yoga
  • figure out volunteer work
  • see Joy when she’s in town (yay!)
  • contact landscaper (putting that on delay)
  • shoot/edit/upload for One Potato 
  • return to Staples (oops)
  • oil change  (YAY!!!!!)
  • bank visit (now I need another one)
  • call chiro
  • research:  bleacher seats, a new pop-socket   

Mantra for the Week:

And I Quote // shutterbean

What are you up to this week? Leave some Intentions in the comments. Hold yourself accountable! :)

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September 24, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 38

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 38

Sometimes a simple breakfast is the best thing in the world.

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com

 

 

I spent some time with my junk drawer this week.

This is what it currently looks like:

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com

 

I’ve been doing my morning pages from The Artist’s Way. I wrote down all of the animals + bugs we see outside our house on a regular basis and started looking up what they each symbolize in The Illustrated Book of Signs & Symbols. It was a fun exercise. 

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com

 

Tiny.

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com

A legit dinner.

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com 

I accidentally spilled water on my gratitude journal. 

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com

An old photo from college popped up in my everyday life this week.

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com

I stumbled upon a labyrinth in San Anselmo.

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com

Working on my bullet journal with a treat + coffee.

My Everyday Life: Week 38 on Shutterbean.com

 

CONTINUE READING

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September 22, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

 Welcome to I LOVE LISTS. It's Friday and Tracy of Shutterbean.com shares her finds from the internet on a weekly list called I LOVE LISTS!Welcome to I LOVE LISTS! It’s Friday. Let’s see what’s up with the internet this week:

  1. Self- help books + changing your life
  2. Fall eats:  kale salad / pumpkin granola / pumpkin french toast
  3. There are some really good signs in here.
  4. Anthony Bourdain reflects on Parts Unknown.
  5. If you also love post-its….
  6. A whole bunch of reasons why I watch movies at home.
  7. The beauty of peacock feathers. WOW.
  8. What it looks like in the Florida Keys right now.
  9. How restaurants can become beacons in catastrophes
  10. How to make time for deep work when your calendar is PACKED.
  11. Some of these are really good.
  12. Star lovers:  boots  /  glasses  / dress / tee /  necklace / earrings /pjs
  13. Care to weigh in on this?
  14. You can hear the pieces Mozart composed when he was FIVE.
  15. Amen.
  16. Tech breakthroughs that will make us live foreverrrrrrrr
  17. I will take all the advice I can from this beauty.
  18. This building is magnificent.
  19. The story behind the distracted boyfriend meme.
  20. This takes a lot of dedication.
  21. Relax: 30 Day time-lapse of a cargo ship at sea
  22. A soup to put in the rotation- Spinach Tortellini Soup
  23. A delightful read!
  24. Kids vs. Weddings

have a great weekend!

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September 20, 2017

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

My child won’t eat chicken parmesan but he’ll eat Chicken Parmesan Meatballs so there’s THAT!

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I mean… I put it on garlic bread and served it with some spaghetti.

HOW COULD YOU NOT??

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

This recipe from Alton Brown Everyday Cook is definitely going into our meal rotation. The meatballs are tender and delicious. It’s definitely a fun take on an old classic….one that might get your picky eater eating!

CONTINUE READING

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September 18, 2017

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:

Monday has arrived. Hello!

This weekend we:

  • spent time with Casey’s sister who was visiting from Idaho
  • went out for pizza
  • walked around San Anselmo + Marin Country Mart
  • went to a parent’s dinner for school
  • fixed things around the house
  • organized my junk drawer
  • spent Sunday morning gardening & straightening up house
  • spent Sunday afternoon in baseball mode
  • had a nice family dinner

 

This coming week is kinda scattered. I have a bunch of things to catch up on. Some new things to work on and I am taking my niece (with my Mom!) to college. We’re road tripping down to UCSC. Should be fun!

Intentions for the Week:

  • type up recipe
  • clean out fridge
  • LAUNDRY
  • work on new recipes for Shutterbean
  • catch up on letter writing (more on @thehandwritingclub)
  • make kombucha
  • make thai basil beef with rice
  • put together box for my niece
  • go to Target with niece
  • take niece to college!
  • dance or yoga
  • figure out volunteer work
  • see Joy when she’s in town (yay!)
  • contact landscaper (know any good ones in Marin??)
  • shoot/edit/upload for One Potato
  • return to Staples
  • oil change
  • bank visit
  • call chiro
  • research: research bleacher seats, a new pop-socket

Last Week’s Intentions

  • write thank you notes/send out letters
  • yoga and or dance class- GET MOVING
  • get out in nature. hike if I can. (I did a ton of gardening)
  • have a date with my calendar
  • work on handwriting book
  • drop off library books
  • plan a date with my husband (we had one over the weekend)
  • get guest bedroom ready
  • book chiropractor (yet again, I put it off)
  • go to bank (didn’t work with my schedule)
  • edit photos/invoice
  • prep for One Potato shoot
  • catch up on social media
  • follow up with dentist
  • meal prep (see here!)
  • play around with my new yonanas machine (THANK YOU SALLY!!!!)
  • make kombucha
  • LAUNDRY
  • finalize Cooper’s birthday plans (we keep waffling back & forth)
  • research bleacher seats (forgot to!)
  • keep my desk clean
  • clean out car (washed it too!)
  • make some cookies this week (made a bunch of banana + mango soft serve instead)
  • eat healthier (planning on doing Whole30 at the end of the month) I TRIED.

Mantra for the Week:

I love lists // shutterbean

What about you?

What are you up to this week?

Leave some of your intentions for the week!

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September 17, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 37

Here’s what this past year looked like- My Everyday Life Week 37

A moment of calm.

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

Meal prep this week!

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

I went for a walk and found this….

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

One of my dreams is to have a water feature. One day!

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

Saw this while we’re at a baseball game.

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

Ella! ASLEEP ON COOPER’S BED!!!! (he was at school)

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

Our living room in progress.

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

Taco night!

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

Working at a cafe.

My Everyday Life: Week 37 on Shutterbean.com

CONTINUE READING

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September 15, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

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

  1. My friend Gaby has so many good meal plans.
  2. My friend Victoria has a shiny new website. So pretty!!
  3. Google image search: 1950’s housewife
  4. I am a sucker for baklava
  5. I’m curious what will become of Blue Bottle now…
  6. If you think everyone else has more friends, you’re not alone.
  7. The way these close… pleases me greatly.
  8. I want to live in these illustrated places. 
  9. To add color to your life.
  10. Another thing to take pictures of while you’re in SF.
  11. Are you friends with your parents?
  12. Now I want to make a diorama.
  13. This would be pretty for Thanksgiving.
  14. Will self-driving cars turn us into a bunch of drunks?
  15. Firework photo goals
  16. All of the items I favorited on Etsy.
  17. Facts about LaCroix!
  18. I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT JOLT.
  19. How to take charge of your healthcare as an adult. I’m still figuring this out…
  20. What a trip! People discover their museum doppelgangers. 
  21. The Most Influential TV Chefs ranked.
  22. Massive murals are popping up around Detroit.
  23. Items you insist on hoarding even though they’re garbage.
  24. Weekend plans: take an everyday object watercolor class
  25. Also, how many pancakes should we eat this weekend?

have a great weekend!