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June 23, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

 I love lists - a weekly collection of links + inspiration on Shutterbean.comWelcome to I LOVE LISTS. Here’s a list because I love them!

  1. What’s up with all of those detox diets?
  2. This blew my mind.
  3. I like this professor.
  4. Upgrade tips!
  5. The best of green beauty products
  6. Am I the only one that’s disturbed by this??? also THIS
  7. Good food product design 
  8. The perfect summer dessert.
  9. You may have to sit down for this.
  10. Laughter Yoga is a thing.
  11. The robots are already taking over.
  12. Annoying things are annoying.
  13. I love how wildly random these prints are– especially this one.
  14. I’ve always been fascinated by courtroom illustrations.
  15. Can Amazon help Whole Foods fix itself?
  16. Why make regular s’mores when you can make banana oatmeal cookie s’mores?
  17. Some truths if you need to get your SH*T together.
  18. How to host a relaxed dinner party like an Italian.
  19. Waffle Corn Dogs. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY.
  20. Beach cover-ups:  one / two / three / four
  21. Seriously though, these tops are annoying.
  22. These photos please me so much…they make my brain tingle.
  23. For a mental break: watch this!
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June 21, 2017

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad is a weekly staple. Perfect for work lunches paired with extra greens. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Pasta salad is a big part of my meal prep rotation. It’s something we eat year round because I have the muscle memory to buy all of the ingredients at the grocery store every few weeks. Also, it’s PASTA SALAD. It’s salad that is PASTA BASED. How can you not like that??

Mediterranean Pasta Salad is a weekly staple. Perfect for work lunches paired with extra greens. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Pasta salad is part of my rotation because it can easily be fortified. Throw some on a bed of arugula and you’re golden. Add fresh tomatoes and chopped cucumbers and you’ve got yourself a little Greek feast. Heck, I even threw some avocado in there today for lunch because WHY NOT??

Mediterranean Pasta Salad is a weekly staple. Perfect for work lunches paired with extra greens. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Really, the tang of the vinegar, the green of the pesto and the sharp salty bites of the feta and olives will keep your attention. That is until you finally tell yourself to have some DANG self-control. Meditteranean Pasta Salad is coming to a picnic table near you!

Meditteranean Pasta Salad is coming to a picnic table near you!

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June 19, 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:

Happy Monday, friends! It’s been hot here in the Bay Area (102F!) and I don’t want to do A THING. I just want to sit on my couch and eat an ice cold cantaloupe with a fan pointed at my face. I have to remind myself of some snack dinners that might get us through this heat wave.  Gotta push on through the week!!  I didn’t post an Intentions for the Week last week (I opted for my Summer Bucket List) and it threw me off. That’s a good sign that showing up and writing down what I want to accomplish HELPS. Right?  Time to clear my head and get it all out there:

INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK:

  • clean out fridge/do a deep clean
  • make a master cleaning schedule for my house
  • research dentist/make doctor appt for physical  (uggh)
  • meal prep
  • figure out which prints to sell next
  • clean up my workspace/put books away
  • make a batch of kombucha
  • LAUNDRY
  • move files over to hard drive
  • make it so I have two eyebrows and not one
  • get Cooper a haircut (totally behind on this)
  • yoga x 2  and maybe a hike if I can
  • make a list of camping supplies/packing list
  • catch up on social media
  • do some solid stretches (my body is feeling STIFF)
  • prep guest room for company
  • catch up on writing letters/mail letters + thank you notes
  • make a pasta salad recipe for the blog
  • shoot apron photos
  • shoot ice cream floats
  • trip to the dump?
  • EAT OUTSIDE as much as possible
  • leisure reading if I can (currently enjoying Theft by Finding by David Sedaris)

What about you?

What are you up to this week?

Let’s see what you’ve got planned!

 

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June 18, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 24

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 24

Sometimes I forget how much I love cantaloupe. It’s so good when it’s FREEZING COLD.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

That’s my mom’s tupperware melon baller from my childhood.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

We played around with making root beer floats this week. YUM.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

And we also had some s’mores….

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

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June 16, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

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Happy Friday!! Here’s a list for you because I LOVE LISTS!

  1. I didn’t need a study to tell me this  oh  and this too….
  2. Is midlife crisis a myth?
  3. Epicurious tells us who the greatest home cooks are.
  4. Goop Festival rehash  /eye roll emoji.
  5. Mind =  blown.
  6. Lizard vs. Snake– Snoop Dog Style.
  7. There’s a whole subculture of competitive punning BTW.
  8. This dress with these shoes & these sunglasses.
  9. What people from other countries find fascinating in America.
  10. This is marriage.
  11. If you’re in SF this summer, here’s a list of what’s going down.
  12. Let’s not let handwriting die.
  13. At first, I thought this had mac & cheese in it….but sure, I’ll take an egg sandwich.
  14. Cats vs. catnip
  15. Artwork to inspire.
  16. Crimes of roommates….ugh.
  17. I could definitely use a lion head in my house.
  18. I cannot wrap my brain around this.
  19. This pleases my food styling brain greatly.
  20. If you’re going to do some day drinking this summer…
  21. Loved this Ted Talk with Anne Lamott.

have a great weekend!

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June 14, 2017

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

My child has “EAT BUFFALO WINGS” on his Summer Bucket List. Isn’t that hilarious?

When we discovered that he loves chicken wings (in almost every form), I started adding more chicken wing recipes into our repertoire: See baked crispy hot wings , peppery chicken wings + sriracha glazed chicken.  Any of you with a picky eater knows how much you cling to these certain foods that become staples in your lineup.  In our house, chicken, sausage + rice are permanent fixtures.

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.comHoney Mustard Chicken Wings for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.comI stumbled upon this Honey Mustard Chicken Wings recipe in Lucinda Scala Quinn’s Mad Hungry Family cookbook. All of the ingredients are my kitchen staples, so my only actual purchase for this recipe was the wings. Don’t you love that? Sometimes I can’t be bothered with having to find every little last ingredient on a recipe at the grocery. It makes me not what to cook. These were great!!  Next time I make this, I’m going to add a little hot sauce to the mix. We like things spicy around here 😉

Honey Mustard Chicken Wings for a quick and easy weeknight dinner! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I know that many of you might not have a grill and you’re seeing everyone grilling during this time of year and you’re like COME ON. As long as you have an oven and don’t mind a little extra heat (HELLO, IT’S ALREADY HOT IN YOUR KITCHEN), you can make these wings. They’re pretty stress-free and a great addition to a household where your pickiest eater loves wings.

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June 12, 2017

Summer Bucket List 2017

Shutterbean Summer Bucket List 2017 !!!

Why do I love Summer Bucket Lists?

Because dreaming and scheming about what I want to do each Summer is one of my favorite things to do. Plus, I find it more motivating to work from a list of intentions, don’t you?

Shutterbean Summer Bucket List 2017 !!!

Here’s what I have in my brain for Summer….

Summer Bucket List 2017:

  • Impromptu trip(s) to beach
  • Camping with family (must make lists!)
  • Art Museum Visit
  • Trip to Tahoe
  • Front yard landscaping – gardening!
  • Take some classes online (with Cooper too)
  • Trip to Los Angeles to visit family + maybe go to CatCon
  • Outdoor dining & BBQs
  • Make a photo book (like the one I did last year!)
  • Clean out Cooper’s Closet (he has outgrown so many clothes this season!)
  • Movie marathon with my niece (gonna try & watch all my fave movies when I was her age)
  • Ferry trip to SF
  • Sell prints (+ make art with Cooper)
  • Read a book for fun (any suggestions?)
  • Library visits
  • Clean out prop closet
  • Keep a clean house/put Cooper to work doing chores

DIP INTO THE PAST:

Summer Bucket List 2016

Summer Bucket List 2015

What about you??? Got any intentions for the Summer?

I’d love to see what you’re cooking up this Summer.