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April 20, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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

I LOVE LISTS

  1. This is a very good obituary.
  2. What’s my day rate?
  3. Let’s ditch work and go to Europe.
  4. How to spot a fake video
  5. Self-care is building a life you don’t want to escape from
  6. Parents- what they say vs. what they mean
  7. Let’s daydream…. and look at pictures of the 1950s
  8. This cake looks absolutely lovely.
  9. These recipe videos in the style of great directors are awesome. 
  10. The rise of Kerrygold butter in the US– one of my favorites.
  11. Millenials don’t like to touch meat. So it means MORE PLASTIC! Yay (sarcasm)
  12. What a cute trailer!
  13. I don’t know about you but I don’t like a restaurant treating me like crap
  14. Questions to ask before purchasing
  15. Look at this perfect spring cocktail!
  16. Ketchup slices??! Too far, I think.
  17. Very cool: this pin /leggings /hanging planters
  18. #5 is my reality...but also like I’ve got a knife in my hand! Be careful.
  19. Don’t let your kids use your apps
  20. We’re all buying into Amazon Prime. I mean. Shipping is so expensive, right?
  21. Too bad this fishing town in China is abandoned. It’s really pretty.
  22. My Sharona was the biggest song out during the year I was born.

 

Super Soul Sunday podcast. I started listening to it on my trip to LA this week. Hearing Oprah’s voice helps my mental health.

Bought myself a jar of garlic gold because I was super curious about it and am really loving it! It’s great on green beans and we dip bread it in too!

The Light Between Us is on my nightstand. I’m definitely enjoying it so far.

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April 18, 2018

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal


Start the morning off with a little indulgent treat! Check out the recipe for this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal on Shutterbean.com

Should we make Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal for a special breakfast or a late night indulgence?

It’s all up to you.

Start the morning off with a little indulgent treat! Check out the recipe for this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal on Shutterbean.com

Have someone in your life who isn’t super sure about oatmeal (me!).

Make them oatmeal with chocolate in it.

That will make them an oatmeal fan.

Start the morning off with a little indulgent treat! Check out the recipe for this Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal on Shutterbean.com

Dear Jessica,

Congrats on your new book-  Pretty Dish . I LOVE IT!   I just wanted to let you know that you are my hero. I too waffle back and forth in my taste for oatmeal. Most of the time it’s a hard pass. But then I saw the picture of the chocolate oatmeal in your cookbook and OH, MY GOD, HOW COULD I NOT TRY CHOCOLATE IN MY OATMEAL??!  I drizzled peanut butter on top. Then I sliced bananas because FRUIT. The only thing I regret was not using chunky peanut butter. Next time!

My world is forever changed,

Tracy

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April 16, 2018

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! Happy Monday. How was your weekend?  The sun was shining here in the bay area and then we ended the weekend with rain. While my brother in law was here visiting us,  I did some painting, worked around the house, spent time outside in my garden and got ahead of the week by ordering some stuff from Costco from Instacart. (btw-I really like ordering stuff online because I can be more intentional about what I buy. If I go to Costco in person, I will come back with so many more things that I didn’t need.  Plus, it frees up time so it’s worth it to me!  I just don’t like people picking out my produce (ever). That’s super personal to me and I can’t always trust what I’m going to get.)

This week I’m headed to Los Angeles for a quick minute! While I’m gone, I gotta get all of Cooper’s school stuff situated so my boys have a smooth week. I have a mountain of laundry to fold (hello, I procrastinated!!). The only thing that keeps me motivated to do it is having something on TV on in the background. I’ve been “watching”  Off Camera on Netflix while I work/fold laundry and it’s been really good. I highly recommend the Matt Damon interview. He’s golden.

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Meal Prep this week includes:

This Week’s Intentions:

  • workout/sweat/get the feelings out
  • pack for trip
  • finish laundry- get it back to ground zero
  • drink water
  • put all winter clothes away
  • clean out fridge/freezer
  • straighten up office space
  • send off taxes
  • catch up on social media/email
  • work on my #100dayproject (#100daysartbeforebreakfast)
  • make recipe from Pretty Dish 
  • send out packages (friends & family)
  • find the charger for my Fitbit
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • send out orders for The Handwriting Club

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • work out/figure out gym membership   (I worked out 4 times!)
  • do yoga/go for a walk
  • try to work my Fitbit back into the routine (where’s my charger?!)
  • paint toenails
  • make recipes from What’s Gaby Cookin & Pretty Dish 
  • get back on the kombucha making routine
  • work on my #100dayproject (#100daysartbeforebreakfast)
  • volunteer at thrift store
  • catch up on emails (I tried!)
  • catch up on social media
  • map out big photo project
  • put away all winter clothes/refresh closet (almost done!)
  • keep on top of laundry (totally abandoned it)
  • send out a few letters
  • return library books/dvds
  • return shirt from Old Navy
  • tax prep
  • prep for phone meetings
  • hangout with Amy
  • keep house tidy (we tried!)
  • stay on top of the calendar
  • send out orders for The Handwriting Club

Mantra for the Week:

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Good luck this week! Hope you get all your Intentions for the Week crossed off your list!

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April 15, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 15

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 15

Continuing my painting project #100daysartbeforebreakfast

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It’s been really fun to see what comes out of the process.

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

Some days are more challenging than others.

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

I’ve been painting some of my plants.

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

I actually put this tomato seedling in the ground this weekend. YAY.

I saw these flowers after I left the gym.

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

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April 13, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

 

I love lists- a collection of links from the interweb by Tracy of Shutterbean.com!

I LOVE LISTS:

  1. Did someone say butter?
  2. That’s a lot of beauty tips.
  3. Apparently, I’m tea tree oil.
  4. Fun project alert: DIY geometric table runner
  5. This must be the most beautiful thing to experience in person.
  6. Also, they guessed my age correctly. I wonder what younger people cook.
  7. Daydreaming of all the beautiful beaches in Italy...sigh…
  8. BEST MOVIES SONGS OF ALL TIME!
  9. Cute look: This dress, these sandals, with these sunglasses. YES.
  10. The myth of one true calling might be holding you back.  I definitely understand the Einstein approach.
  11. I freaking love these optical illusion photos.
  12. Wasteful packaging fills me with rage.
  13. This Prince bush   is so cool!
  14. 100% Wanderlust.
  15. What makes this song great?
  16. What Facebook can learn from you by a single uploaded photo.
  17. How to clean up before your housekeeper comes.
  18. A whole new genre- doomsday prepper cookbooks!
  19. Handwriting fonts of famous people!!
  20. This is good news for my brother-in-law
  21. These photographs are so dang satisfying to my high straightenance brain.

The blooms outside. All the daisies!!

My overalls. I live in/for them.

Been loving the convenience of my travel watercolor set for my #100daysartbeforebreakfast project 

The last of the chicken enchilada leftovers from this week.

Books on my coffee table inspiring me: Gardenista / The Sun & Her Flowers

Thank you for all your black licorice recommendations. I’m currently enjoying a bag of these while I type this. I love the texture!

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April 11, 2018

Chicken Enchiladas with Cumin Crema

I’m always on the lookout for a way to shake up our weeknight meal game.

You already know this. That’s probably why you’re here!

It’s time for me to start introducing enchiladas to the mix because they are:

  • a great way to use leftovers
  • pretty inexpensive
  • a quick weeknight dinner
  • totally freezable
  • meal prep worthy
  • freaking delicious

Chicken Enchiladas with Cumin Crema is a snap to put together. All you need is a rotisserie chicken! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

This Chicken Enchiladas with Cumin Crema recipe comes from my dear friend Gaby’s new cookbook— What’s Gaby Cooking Everyday California Food!! Preorder yours today!!!!  There are so many great recipes in this book I didn’t even know where to start.  I love her mix of healthy & indulgent meals. All of the recipes are approachable, beautifully shot (great job Matt & Adam!!!) and packed with so much flavor. Gaby does California like no one else. She makes me proud to live here with all of our fresh produce and healthy food options. Yay, friend! Proud of YOU and your hustling!

Chicken Enchiladas with Cumin Crema is a snap to put together. All you need is a rotisserie chicken! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s discuss these beauties. The flour tortillas give the enchiladas a soft texture.  It’s almost a hybrid of a burrito and enchilada…or a wet burrito! Something I used to enjoy when I was up in Oregon for college.

I LOVE IT. We’ll be having these for lunch all week. I’m definitely excited about that.

Thank you, Gaby!

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April 9, 2018

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 MONDAY!!!

Back in the mix! Last week my Intentions were to hang out with my family, relax, charge my battery and get some work done while I was on our Spring break. You can see more of the week in Pacific Grove here.

Cooper and Casey were gone this weekend for baseball so I unpacked all of our bags and completed laundry! WE ARE FINALLY AT GROUND ZERO WITH LAUNDRY. It’s been months since I’ve been able to say that!!!  We had company over right before we left so there was some extra cleaning up to do. I’m hoping this momentum will carry into the new week. Ok, let’s see what my Intentions for the week are….

Intentions for the Week:

  • work out/figure out gym membership
  • do yoga/go for a walk
  • try to work my Fitbit back into the routine
  • paint toenails
  • make recipes from What’s Gaby Cookin & Pretty Dish 
  • get back on the kombucha making routine
  • work on my #100dayproject (#100daysartbeforebreakfast)
  • volunteer at thrift store
  • make banana bread or oatmeal
  • catch up on emails
  • catch up on social media
  • map out big photo project
  • put away all winter clothes/refresh closet
  • keep on top of laundry
  • send out a few letters
  • return library books/dvds
  • return shirt from Old Navy
  • tax prep
  • prep for phone meetings
  • hangout with Amy
  • keep house tidy
  • stay on top of the calendar
  • send out orders for The Handwriting Club

Mantra 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:

Good luck this week! Hope you get all your Intentions for the Week crossed off your list!