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May 24, 2019

I LOVE LISTS

I LOVE LISTS

  1. Proof that some people live with monsters.
  2. These balloon sculptures are pretty incredible. 
  3. I wish I could send this article to my Mom.
  4. Something to create at home- A noticing board. 
  5. Use google as your Pomodoro timer.
  6. Overlooked women who made an impact on Rock N Roll in the 1950s
  7. If you love Jim Henson…
  8. If you love Lizzo…
  9. Check out the world’s Largest JELL-O pool.
  10. How to deal with a jerk without being a jerk.
  11. I’m excited for the new season of Stranger Things.
  12. Take a mental break and look at these.
  13. A list of the world’s most powerful brands. 
  14. The sweetest video about a grandfather who left all his journals behind.
  15. Whoa. Robot restaurants?? WTF.
  16. These time-lapses are unbelievable and they make this introvert feel claustrophobic.
  17. The most creative people in business in 2019
  18. A restaurant I’d like to go with my brother.
  19. I didn’t know this about Bittersweet Symphony.
  20. Check out this rainbow village painted by one man in Taiwan. 
  21. Iceland’s blue lagoon- reality vs. Instagram.
  22. Food & Wine’s best new restaurants of 2019. 

 

I’m selling my food journals and other fun items you see above at NAPA MAKES   on June 8th from 10-4 in Napa!  Mark your calendar!

Would love to sign your food journal in person.  Come by and say hi 🙂

 

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May 22, 2019

Lemon Artichoke Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs

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I saw this recipe for Lemon Artichoke Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs in my friend Christina’s new cookbook- Dinner Just for Two and quickly made it because I almost always have a lemon, spaghetti and artichoke hearts (jarred)  in my kitchen. Also, my husband and I were home alone without Cooper and I felt like I HAD to take advantage of the fact that our pasta + artichoke despising kid wasn’t around to complain.  Dinner for THREE can be so complicated sometimes.

You know what sold me on this recipe? The bread crumbs!

We have a lemony artichoke sauce that’s slightly tangy mixed with creamy Parmesan cheese and bits of crispy breadcrumbs.  The flavor profile reminds me a little bit of a fried artichoke, which I almost always order if I see it on a menu.

For all the times we’re home alone without kid(s), Lemon Artichoke Spaghetti for two is the ultimate love language.

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May 20, 2019

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:

Intentions for the Week:

  • drink water
  • pick up supplies for class
  • take amazing photos
  • meet new friends
  • have a good time TEACHING in Santa Fe
  • work on a blog post with students
  • edit photos
  • meditate
  • make good food choices
  • get exercise
  • track food in my food journal
  • track my steps with my Fitbit
  • find a way to recharge my introverted brain
  • Santa Fe farmer’s market adventure
  • send out invoices
  • spend time working in Currently notebook
  • delete photos from phone
  • get some sleep
  • continue 100 day challenge project on my Instagram 
  • unpack suitcase from trip when I get home
  • go grocery shopping
  • meal prep
  • paint fingernails

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • drink more water
  • get some exercise
  • track food in my food journal
  • track my steps with my Fitbit
  • conference call with E
  • conference call with T
  • volunteer at school
  • baseball games/practice
  • prep for Santa Fe class/print out the syllabus
  • email students
  • pick up book at library
  • go to post office
  • package/ship food journals
  • make a new recipe
  • edit photos
  • pack for Santa Fe trip
  • look at plane flights
  • get some meal prep done for the boys while I’m gone
  • work in my Currently notebook
  • delete photos off phone
  • clean up kitchen desk
  • continue 100 day challenge project on my Instagram 
  • passport appointment for Cooper
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal

 

Pump Jam for the Week:

Meal Inspo this Week:

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas

Quick Tomato Basil Pasta

Lemon Garlic Roasted Shrimp makes weeknight dinner making EASY. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Chicken Piccata

Roasted Broccolini with Lemon Tahini

Philly Cheesesteak Fries

 

Mantra for the Week:

Intentions for the Week/ Shutterbean.com

TAKE YOUR TIME. Don’t RUSH. Rushing is when mistakes happen.

Don’t forget to write down your Intentions for the Week! It’s a great way to get yourself UNSTUCK.

Have a great week, wish me luck and I’M ROOTING FOR YOU!

Sending sparkles, 

Tracy

 

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May 19, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 20

Mother’s Day flowers from my Dad.  My boys got me some too!  It’s nice to be treated to flowers.

My Everyday Life: Week 20 on Shutterbean.com

We went to Barrel House Tavern in Sausalito for Brunch. Can’t beat that view.

My Everyday Life: Week 20 on Shutterbean.com

It’s fun to play tourist as a local.

My Everyday Life: Week 20 on Shutterbean.com

It’s also fun getting surprising my son by getting out of my comfort zone.

My Everyday Life: Week 20 on Shutterbean.com

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May 17, 2019

I LOVE LISTS

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

I LOVE LISTS

  1. I want to make my hair this curly sometime
  2. Cute fabric makes me ridiculously happy
  3. A bowl of health!
  4. The US birthrate is at an all-time low. 
  5. These old photos of Soviet control panels are oddly satisfying.
  6. Maybe you should just watch a movie at home in bed? 
  7. I love looking at travel hacks.
  8. Some food servers share their psychological tricks! 
  9. I never knew why we have rivets in our jeans. 
  10. Frozen pizzas, ranked.
  11. How to pet a kitty.
  12. Mantras have a powerful impact!
  13. Vintage cat photos from the library of congress.
  14. Currently reading:  Dinner Just for Two / Wild at Home
  15. Goals- to have a kitchen garden plan!
  16. This is the kind of dog Cooper wants some day.
  17. It’s hard to delay satisfaction. Just ask the Cookie Monster.
  18. When will Hollywood’s obsession with guns end?
  19. These moms are unapologetic geniuses.   lol #8
  20. Cute summer dresses: one / two / three / four
  21. What cows look like with a blowout! AHH! SO FLUFFY.

 

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May 13, 2019

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, friends!

This weekend was good but exhausting!  A lot of extroverting with a hangout at a friend’s house, a show, a three boy sleepover, lunch with my Dad, a trip to Home Depot and an afternoon of gardening and working around the house. My hands are sore from working in the garden. I can’t wait to get into bed after I type this up!

My Everyday Life: Week 19 on Shutterbean.com

 

It’s Week 20. How are we going to fill the week? With Intentions!

Here are my Intentions for the Week:

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • drink more water
  • get some exercise
  • track food in my food journal
  • track my steps with my Fitbit
  • conference call with E
  • conference call with T
  • volunteer at school
  • baseball games/practice
  • prep for Santa Fe class/print out the syllabus
  • email students
  • pick up book at library
  • go to post office
  • package/ship food journals
  • make a new recipe
  • edit photos
  • pack for Santa Fe trip
  • look at plane flights
  • get some meal prep done for the boys while I’m gone
  • work in my Currently notebook
  • delete photos off phone
  • clean up kitchen desk
  • continue 100 day challenge project on my Instagram 
  • passport appointment for Cooper
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • finish up laundry
  • track what I eat in my food journal
  • catch up on emails/social media
  • prep for photoshoot at house
  • keep house tidy for shoot
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • clean out purse
  • work in the garden
  • volunteer at school
  • break down boxes
  • figure out a bang trim
  • research irrigation
  • continue 100 day challenge project on my Instagram 
  • research summer camps
  • research printing
  • book passport appt for Cooper
  • edit photos
  • conference call with OP
  • chat with Emily
  • call the doc
  • trip to Target
  • put away any heavy winter clothes
  • straighten up desk
  • go for a walk or two
  • package/ship food journals
  • trip to post office
  • return library book
  • work on course for Santa Fe
  • try a new recipe
  • make kombucha
  • research stickers
  • take photos of merch
  • drink enough water (keep up this water bottle filling routine up)
  • track my steps with my Fitbit  (I didn’t have it on for two days)
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • eat more salads

Meal Inspo this Week:

Herbed Goat Cheese on Crostini 

Creamy Goat Cheese and Spinach Pasta is a snap to put together on a weeknight. The sauce is made creamy with goat cheese and pasta water. Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Creamy Goat Cheese + Spinach Pasta

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy dinner to pull together on a weeknight. Find this healthy recipe on Shutterbean.com

Spicy Chicken with Chickpeas

Avocado Kimchi Toast

Pump Jam for the Week:

 

Mantra for the Week:

 

 

I hope you have a great week. Don’t forget to check in with your Intentions for the Week. Life requires maintenance! 

*Sending sparkles*

Tracy

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May 12, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 19

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 19

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a pretty sky. I caught this on the way to my car this week.

My Everyday Life: Week 19 on Shutterbean.com

New art for my kitchen!

My Everyday Life: Week 19 on Shutterbean.com

Lil’ photoshoot at my house this week.

My Everyday Life: Week 19 on Shutterbean.com

Cooper pointed out this car to me.

My Everyday Life: Week 19 on Shutterbean.com

My sister-in-law makes a great salad. I like the addition of olives! My Mom would be so happy that we are cooking in her kitchen together… giving new life to her green salad. 

My Everyday Life: Week 19 on Shutterbean.com

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