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November 20, 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:

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and my life right now is one big TO DO LIST. Here’s the game plan for Thursday.

Cooper has only two days of school this week so I have to cram in as much as I can in those two daaaaaaaaaaays and then he’s with me and I’m putting him to work!

Last week was super social. This week will be social towards the end, so I am going to focus on getting as much done as I can so I can hang out with my family and be PRESENT for our big feast. I still need to figure out if I’m gonna make a pie or not…. If you weren’t around last week, and you’re looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving feast, I wrote up a whole post about that here!

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. Check out more here!

INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK:

  • enjoy time with my family
  • give thanks!
  • try not to stress out that much because it’s supposed to be about FAMILY this week
  • go grocery shopping
  • shoot a recipe for One Potato
  • exercise- dance/hike with family/possibly go to yoga
  • eat healthy up until Thanksgiving/go crazy
  • make sure bathrooms are spotless
  • clean house for company
  • ship prints (my etsy shop is open btw! Check out thehandwritingclub)
  • get guest bedroom ready/Cooper’s room ready for company
  • clean out fridge
  • make cranberry sauce
  • cut up turkey for recipe
  • finalize recipe for Nugget
  • make a pie?
  • make rolls? or buy them?
  • set the table for Thanksgiving/make place cards
  • cleanup garage area
  • straighten up deck
  • catch up on social media

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • take dance class & yoga class (took two dance classes)
  • LAUNDRY- get it done and don’t leave anything sitting in a basket!
  • play date/coloring club
  • make kombucha
  • make new cookie recipe
  • test recipe for Nugget
  • get house in order
  • clean out car
  • straighten up inside of garage
  • build some time in to do leisure reading
  • start going over holiday card address list
  • catch up on social media
  • do some meal prep
  • clean out fridge (need to do this)
  • keep the kitchen clean
  • send out letters
  • return library books
  • bring donation into thrift store
  • sew curtains for office/studio
  • bank appt?
  • map out Thanksgiving
  • bookkeeping
  • eat better/move body!

Mantra for this week:

And I Quote // shutterbean

What about you? Got any Intentions for the Week? Leave a list in the comments below & get your head in the game.

I hope you have a productive week!

 

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November 19, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 46

FRESH AIR IS AMAZING.

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Family adventure into the city for lunch at Zuni.

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We took Cooper. We had a blast.

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An older couple came over to tell us they used to take their kids there (their kids are in their 20s now and they moved into the city as empty nesters!).

It was a sweet moment.

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Casey took our picture.

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He did good!

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I look at floral arrangements more closely now that I paint them.

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November 17, 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 FRIDAAAAAY. Here’s a list for you:

  1. Redefining better.
  2. Cooper has done this to us before…. lol
  3. More people are buying Christmas gifts on credit card than ever.
  4. To be a writer, you have to be obsessed.
  5. This would be a fun photo series to do. College friends then/now
  6. Spaghetti Burrito is a thing.
  7. I got 6/8. It was hard!
  8. The hoodie of my dreams.
  9. DIY Beautiful Paper Pointsettias  Heart eyes!
  10. The more you want, the poorer you’ll feel.
  11. Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2017!
  12. Dad + baseball
  13. What a beautiful kitchen! I love the cabinet colors.
  14. An amazing photographer
  15. My new favorite pen!
  16. Omg a miniature pony on an airplane. 
  17. I found this video to be quite relaxing.
  18. 2017 is all about constant anxiety.
  19. The big money behind naming the color of the year
  20. Inspired by: Liz / Tiffany / Nicole
  21. Eataly IN Italy looks awesome
  22. The rule of thirds for photographers.
  23. Lifecycles of planes. These pictures please me.
  24. Weekend reading: The Sun & Her Flowers + Tartine All Day

have a great weekend!

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November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. Check out more here!

After 10 years of blogging, I have compiled all the recipes I need for a good Thanksgiving!

Actually- there’s only one recipe I haven’t blogged. It’s the Mark Bittman’s braised turkey recipe that I’ve been making for the past three years now. IT IS AMAZINGLY moist and flavorful and it makes sooooo much gravy (which my family LOVES). If you are looking to shake up your turkey game this year, try it! It is less daunting than roasting a whole bird in the oven.

One week away from the big day!!!!

This is the start of my list:

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. Check out more here!

Here are a bunch of Thanksgiving Menu Ideas to help inspire your meal planning:

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November 15, 2017

Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

 

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

So, your super cute neighbor who reminds you of your late grandfather gives you over 5 lbs. of persimmons… WHAT DO YOU DO???

You look up PERSIMMONS in the back of all of your cookbooks and find a recipe that looks intriguing and doesn’t require a trip to the store because you don’t feel like putting a bra on and you’re pantry is stocked. That’s when you make these super moist (sorry) and delicious Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze.

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

They taste like carrot cake but there’s no carrot in them…just persimmons. So, there ya go! A recipe to help you dip into that persimmon hoard given to you by a generous neighbor. And OF COURSE, you share the cake (or two!) with said neighbor. This IS the season of giving thanks, after all!

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

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November 13, 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:

Hello hello!

It’s Monday.

We’re about a little over a week away from Thanksgiving and I haven’t given it much thought.  Time to remedy that! I’m hoping to post something about how I prep for Thanksgivin this week so stay tuned!

This past weekend was a slow down/no plans except lunch at Zuni weekend around here. I spent most of the time organizing the house, getting my studio space together and researching stuff online. Some weekends are best when you just lay low and recharge. Turns out you can really go down a rabbit hole of youtube tutorials. I also tried my best to not fall asleep while watching Stranger Things 2 this weekend (we are finally on the 2nd season!). It’s not that it’s boring, it’s just that we start so late and I am waking up early these days (sometimes at 5AM!) so I can’t keep my eyes open. Enough about that, let’s dive into Monday with a few Intentions for the Week.

Intentions for the Week:

  • take dance class & yoga class
  • LAUNDRY- get it done and don’t leave anything sitting in a basket!
  • play date/coloring club
  • make kombucha
  • make new cookie recipe
  • test recipe for Nugget
  • get house in order
  • clean out car
  • straighten up inside of garage
  • build some time in to do leisure reading
  • start going over holiday card address list
  • catch up on social media
  • do some meal prep
  • clean out fridge
  • keep the kitchen clean
  • send out letters
  • return library books
  • bring donation into thrift store
  • sew curtains for office/studio
  • bank appt?
  • map out Thanksgiving
  • bookkeeping
  • eat better/move body!

Last Week’s Intentions:

 

  • continue the streak of productivity
  • take a dance class (took boxing!)
  • stay on top of laundry (could have done better)
  • map out Thanksgiving
  • get outside every day
  • make better food choices (I tried!)
  • setup workspace for photoshoot
  • catch up on social media/figure out coschedule plugin issue
  • research haircuts if I have time (didn’t, just wore a ponytail and forgot about it)
  • try a new recipe or two (persimmon bars soon & these meatballs)
  • go through my inbox and clean it up
  • make something with persimmons – maybe this cake
  • match all the socks in my house (didn’t do)
  • sort through that paper pile I’ve been saving
  • trip to the salvation army
  • return library books
  • organize letters/write some
  • bank appointment… still need to go
  • put the summer clothes up on the shelf in closet
  • bring in all the patio cushions/furniture
  • drink more water (this helps)

Mantra for the Week:

 

And I Quote // shutterbean

What about you? What do you have going on this week?

Leave some intentions to help hold yourself accountable!

 

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November 12, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 45

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 45

Ginkgo leaves remind me of my Aunt Marilyn.

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They’re all right outside my PO Box and it makes me so happy.

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New gouache setup.

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I heart art supplies!

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Thinking of my Mom while walking downtown.

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One of my favorite outfits currently. I am thinking I should challenge myself to another winter capsule this year. If anything, I need to figure out all the outfits I can make out of what I have left in my closet.

I tend to wear the same thing all the dang time.

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Coming soon!

My Everyday Life: Week 45 on Shutterbean.com

It rained off and on this week.

The air smells so clean. Wet redwoods are my favorite.

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GET LOW.

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Enchanting.

My Everyday Life: Week 45 on Shutterbean.com

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