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January 14, 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!!

We had a pretty busy weekend with company and basketball!  Made a quick cheeseboardgarlic rolls (from pizza dough in the fridge), Mom’s green salad and baked pasta.

We still have some wine glasses to clean up! Oof.

Yesterday I got my head in the game by doing #shutterbeanmealprep!

This is what I have in my fridge to work from!

 

Meal Prep this week includes:

  • Mint Iced Tea
  • Kombucha
  • Roasted Delicata
  • Sausage pasta (recipe soon)
  • veggie rice (made from leftover roasted vegetables)
  • croutons (from old bread)
  • cooked chicken (for salads)
  • cooked pasta (for lunches)
  • broccoli + radishes for snacking
  • hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot

This week my Dad is having surgery (send good thoughts!) and so my brother & I will be making sure he heals OK and  is comfortable.

Besides that, here are my Intentions for the week!

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January 13, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 2

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 2

Packaging up orders!

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Sold out in a few hours! Thanks for your food journal orders. I’ll have more soon!

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

Meanwhile, I’ve been tracking what I eat all week.

Follow more adventures on @thehandwritingclub on Instagram.

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

Steamy nighttime shower.

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

These ladies are in my office now. Look at that cat!

My Everyday Life: Week 2 on Shutterbean.com

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January 11, 2019

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS

  1. Marie Kondo’s new show is giving people anxiety.
  2. Apparently, I’m an oreo cheesecake kinda person.
  3. Reading through how people lost weight.
  4. This whole Bird Box thing is getting out of control.
  5. Why do we even saber champagne bottles to begin with?
  6. Why smart people make stupid mistakes.
  7. The Google Doodle winner was a 2nd grader! YAY!
  8. Dream (island) job
  9. Do you have an affective presence?
  10. You should really send that thank you note you’ve been meaning to write.
  11. No Martha, I will not use my espresso machine to make eggs.
  12. I bet Cooper would love these citrus lollipops.
  13. I am inspired by Elise’s clothes making journey and Elsie’s wardrobe goal for 2019
  14. This free little library is goals.
  15. Bill Gates is pretty cute when he’s talking about his favorite books.
  16. I am already dreading Cooper not responding right away when he gets a phone one day.
  17. Strategies to get more done in less time.
  18. What was it like to be a photographer in 1865?
  19. How tech is changing the way we eat.
  20. Don’t be paralyzed by the speed of change.
  21. A good list of films to watch.
  22. Organizing projects:  laundry closet/linen closet /closet / pantry / makeup drawer

 

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January 9, 2019

Keeping a Sketchbook

 

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Keeping a Sketchbook has become one of the greatest organizing/stress relieving tools in my emotional toolkit. Even though I spend a lot of capturing my life through my blog via camera & writing, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of putting pen to paper.  As much as I love playing around with my iPad and getting into a fun photoshop session, my brain prefers the simplicity and easy access to pen and paper.

What’s the best thing about having a sketchbook?

It doesn’t require batteries to be charged.  You just need to make sure you carry enough around in your bag. I always do!

My goal last year was to MAKE MORE ART and if you’ve been around here, you’ve seen how I made art with kids, watercolored, expanded my bullet journal practice, and learned new creative skills all with the help of Skillshare,

The work I put into learning new creative skills in 2018 totally changed the way I keep a sketchbook. I’d like to share with you some of my creative explorations in my sketchbook today!

If you’re not familiar with Skillshare, it’s an online community for learning & teaching creative skills. Skillshare connects expert practitioners with students around the world who collaborate on everyday skills from culinary arts, photography to design.

Skillshare has kindly offered my readers TWO MONTHS free of Skillshare Premium!   Thank you, Skillshare!

 

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January 7, 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!!  This is my first Intentions for the Week list of 2019.

I’m wondering if I should keep up this practice in 2019. Is it helpful for you? I know it helps me, but I’m wondering if I should just stick to writing in my bullet journal every week?

This is my current week before I filled it in!

We watched the first episode of Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show and I got the bug to organize over the weekend.

I cleaned out my pantry:

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January 6, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 1

A new year, a new week!

Here’s what this past week looked like – My Everyday Life: Week 1

Adventure in the city with Coop and Casey.

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A reader sent me a Rose of Jericho and it’s been cool to see it come to life this week.

THANK YOU.

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January 4, 2019

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS

  1. Creating Healthy Eating Habits – I am re-reading this as we start January!
  2. I’m curious to try these golden milk snack bites
  3. I like reading what ingredients people like to have on hand
  4. The best skincare trick is to be wealthy.
  5. If you’re grieving.
  6. Wrap me up in this blanket, please.
  7. The pleasures of Ina Garten.
  8. What an incredible way to leave an impact after death.
  9. 11 ways to be a better person in 2019
  10. Do you remember getting an allowance when you were young?
  11. Timelapse photos of airplanes = RAD
  12. Shoutout to all of us introverts out there.
  13. I cannot fathom being on a cruise ship for that long.
  14. What a beautiful studio space filled with amazing things!
  15. Cooper loves when movies break the 4th wall
  16. My friend Andrea is blogging regularly again and it makes me so happy.
  17. How It’s Made videos for inspiration.
  18. If you’re a cat lover…
  19. Gout is making a comback! 
  20. A whole bunch of photos to be inspired by.
  21. current kitchen favorites:  crunchy chili garlic sauce/ herb salt / bee’s wax wrappers

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