December 2, 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! 

We are on week 49 of 2019. Here’s what that week looked like for me last year. 

This weekend it rained! We put up my Mom’s Christmas tree for my Dad. We went out to dinner, I packaged up orders for the Handwriting Club all Sunday and tried to rest and eat healthy after a big week of indulging. It’s supposed to rain here all week and I love how cozy it makes our house!  We have the fireplace going in the mornings when we’re drinking our coffee and it’s DIVINE. One of my Intentions for the Week is to get as many pep talk packs out this week as I can! They make a great gift for yourself or a loved one who needs a pep talk!

Find them in my Etsy shop! 

Here’s what they look like all packaged up!


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Your pep talk packs are being packaged up! Thank you for your orders!!!!!

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Ok, time for me to type up my Intentions for the week. Here they are! 


November 29, 2019



  1. Hurricane Season, by David Sedaris
  2. Holiday dresses: one /two /three / four
  3. This bloody mary bar seems excessive.
  4. If you need some homemade holiday gift inspo, I’ve got you! 
  6. Recycling isn’t enough. Here’s more ways we can reduce your plastic consumption
  7. I love looking at vintage Christmas food ads.
  8. Alexa is gonna end up with an attitude. 
  9. Sober bars! They should totally open one up in my area.
  10. Time to make some art with our pressure washer.
  11. If you have leftover mashed potatoes, put them in a waffle iron!
  12. Marilyn Monroe’s handwritten turkey & stuffing recipe
  13. This robe is my everything,
  14. Whoa. A bed with a built-in TV situation.
  15. These bird portraits are pretty stunning.
  16. 40 people having a worse day than you.
  17. Wanna live longer? Surround yourself with plants!
  18. My favorite things of 2018!  Working on 2019 this weekend.
  19. Here are some of my favorite white elephant gifts too.
  20.  This holiday season, get cashback for your purchases online with Ebates! It’s a MUST!

If you’re doing some holiday shopping, my Currently Workbook for 2020 is for sale! 

Thinking of starting a food journal for the new year? I’ll do it with you!


I have also put together a PEP TALK POSTCARD & STICKER PACK for GIFTING!

Check out my Etsy shop for more details.  Who doesn’t need a pep talk??

November 26, 2019

Sausage Bread

Sausage Bread was always something brought out for special occasions on my father’s (very Italian) side of the family.  While the recipe floats around throughout the year with my East Coast family, we only experienced my Grandma’s sausage bread during Easter. What I can tell you is that I would have gladly accepted her Sausage Bread over my candy filled Easter basket. That’s how good it is.

Now that I have the recipe (THANKS TO MY FAIRY GODMOTHER, AUNT JEAN!!!) I can have it whenever I want! What a gift it is to receive a cherished recipe from a generous family member!  

If I wasn’t making artichoke squares for my brother this Thanksgiving, I’d definitely make this Sausage Bread.  It’s the ultimate comfort food. Pizza dough rolled around sausage and cheese. What’s not to love?  It tastes like my childhood.

Casey likes to think of it as pizza bread but without the sauce.  He’s not wrong! 


November 25, 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 week Cooper is off of school there’s a lot to be done! My head is in PLANNING MODE.


I’m making everything in orange.

Cooper also have the WHOLE week off of school so I’ve got a little buddy with me at home this week while I prep for Thanksgiving.

Time to get my brain together and write down my INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK! Here they are:


November 24, 2019

My Everyday Life Week 47

Here’s what this past week looked like My Everyday Life Week 47

So much orange this week. It’s my Mom’s color and today is the 2nd anniversary of her death.

Here’s what that week looked like. I am glad I powered threw and shared that week. 

Our house is in the in-between world of renovations. This tree is popping.

I haven’t been able to garden and it’s messing with me.

A trip into the city. The hand caught my eye and then that orange glow at the top of the building made me happy.  It’s a reflection of the sunset.


November 22, 2019




  1. How to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie
  2. For you Paul Rudd lovers!
  3. Dealing with the holidays at work.
  4. Self-care strategies for the Holidays
  5. Animated interviews with celebrities 
  6. The latest with Nespresso and all the waste it makes.
  7. Vintage photo finds: ladies on boats
  8. Dads being dads.
  9. The best comfort food restaurants in SF according to yelp.
  10. Permission to taken an intermission.
  11. Robin Williams lived in an incredible home here in Marin.
  12. My favorite thanksgiving sides: creamed spinach / pecan sweet potatoes
  13. Surreal photography is surreal.
  14. The best inventions of 2019.
  15. Writing notes is so much better for your memory than typing them
  16. Here are the email folders you need.
  17. Cute boots:  One / Two / Three / Four
  18. How much rest do you need to avoid burnout?
  19. Vintage recipes are so fascinating. I cannot believe people ate these things.

If you need some help with Thanksgiving… I have ideas!

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas from Shutterbean.com!

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas!

My Currently Workbook for 2020 is for sale! You can see all about it here.

Need to decompress?? Make ART!!  Here’s 2 months FREE Premium membership to Skillshare.  My creative practice has improved greatly since I started taking classes several years ago!  You can see more on @thehandwritingclub

November 20, 2019

Currently Workbook 2020!

Currently Workbook 2020

As you know, for the past year, I’ve been working in my self-reflection workbook- Currently 2019 

It’s been an incredible way for me to:

  • practice my handwriting
  • take time to reflect
  • write down all the good things that happen
  • leave a trail of magic behind for my son, Cooper

Quite a few of you have joined in on this adventure (THANK YOU!!!).  If you want to order one for 2020, I’m selling them through Amazon this year (here’s the link!) to help alleviate the shipping challenge on my end. If you are international, here’s an option to get yours too. 

Let me show you inside!