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September 15, 2016

Linen Closet Organization

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I wouldn’t say the messiest closet in my house is the linen closet. It’s actually my prop closet, which I hope to tackle soon (another post! another time!). My closet in my bedroom is still going strong (yay!). The linen closet? Ummm. It’s probably the second messiest  closet because I’m constantly in there and when I’m in a rush, things get unkempt. I also have a few people in my house who go in and get bandages from the first-aid kit and leave wrappers on the floor…adding to the mess. Who could that be?! I wonder. :)

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September 13, 2016

Veggie Cream Cheese Bagels

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We’re baaaaaaaaaaaack in the mix with school. I’ve been making Cooper’s lunches the night before school so I am not rushing around in the morning like a chicken with it’s head cut off. That seems extreme, but if you have children, you know the morning chaos all too well. Hopefully I can keep up this habit!

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Here’s a quick lunch idea. Mini bagels with veggie cream cheese! And look what you can do with the cream cheese. Put it on cucumber slices, crackers or even on celery! What I’ve learned about making lunches is that it’s all about shaking things up.

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September 11, 2016

My Everyday Life: Week 36

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 36

Treat yourself to breakfast. You deserve it.

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The reason why I am late in posting this week’s photos.

Adult kickball with a lot of booze. Mama has been in slow motion today. Ugh.

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Finished last night at the Peso….which was probably a bad idea.

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Find Ella.

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There she is in a small patch of light.

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Sunday is my laundry day.

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Things lined up.

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I spelled calories wrong. Typewriters don’t have spell check.

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Here kitty kitty.

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Spent all Friday night working on a book.

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Schmeep.

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Lunch with my dad. We split a salad and a sandwich. My dad gave me a pep talk.

I really needed one. I also really needed all those fries.

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Popsicle + whiskey= Friday Times

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Afternoon sun.

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Back to School Night tradition.

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Those drinks were bomb.

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So golden.

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I didn’t take many pictures this week… but when I did it was mostly of my cats.

Look at how Rosie fills out that bowl.

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This is the same bowl with my robe in it. Look at how little Ella is.

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Walked through a cemetery.  Some of the people were born in the late 1800s.

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Teach them young.

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He’s not wrong about sharing food….with someone who is sick.

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I miss the rain….mostly because I love puddle reflections.

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Peachy smoothies for a play date.

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Last minute dinner situation.

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Early morning wake up.

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My work buddy.

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Inspiration at Jonathan Adler.

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I brought home some coasters.

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A smoothie bowl that should have just been in a cup. Too melty. But vibrant!

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I know, Rosie. I know.

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Coffee date with Emily from Cupcakes & Cashmere.  

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She’s even more awesome in person. I love that we both grew up in the same area.

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Standing on top of a table shooting a fallen pie. As one does.

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A moment of quiet.

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Lucky boy.

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Lucky me.

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He found the light in a hardware store.

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Play date with my friend Helen Jane. It was one of those days when I had so much fun that I didn’t take a picture because my phone was off in another room.

I love days like that. I need more days like that!

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My babies from the Alameda Flea last week.

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane:

Week 36 in 2015

Week 36 in 2014

Week 36 in 2013

Week 36 in 2012

Week 36 in 2011

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September 9, 2016

I love lists

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Happy Friday! I Love Lists! Let’s surf the internet together:

  1. I’ve had my fair share of introvert hangovers.
  2. Hello, handwriting porn.
  3. Acts of kindness. People never forget!
  4. Also students can be so sweet!!!
  5. I wish I could draw like this.
  6. Yup- I do that with Kit Kats (#20)
  7. Hello, dream home.
  8. This video. THIS VIDEO!
  9. I love looking at pictures of my friend Bev’s house.
  10. Burning Man in the 90s. OMG.
  11. Speaking of…. How was Burning Man??
  12. You can rent the Full House house for 14k a month….
  13. Give Negative Feedback Positively– always working on this!
  14. I am going to try to go camping this Fall.
  15. This dress is so pretty. Swoon.
  16. Cool websites: Rowan Made   Unsplash
  17. I love Tom Hanks.
  18. A pouch that is SO ME.
  19. Take me to this place.
  20. Raquel Welch is still a bombshell at 76
  21. I chuckled a few times while reading this.
  22. Some cool backgrounds to shake up your desktop.
  23. This is so rad. I want a pen pal. I miss pen pals. How do we pen pal??!
  24. Omg I laughed out loud with #7
  25. Ben & Jerry’s has a legit graveyard for retired flavors.
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September 6, 2016

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders

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The Slider Effect! It’s a new cookbook by my friend Jon. It’s a book for the slider enthusiast!

I am definitely a slider enthusiast.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

How many will we have? Start with one…take another…three….four…oops.

Zucchini Parmesan Sliders are a real crowd pleaser. Vegetarian too! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I wanted to make the eggplant parmesan sliders from the book. I’ve had them in person at Jon’s book event and they were bonkers. Unfortunately my husband isn’t a eggplant fan like I am….so ZUCCHINI IT IS.

Panko crusted fried zucchini sandwiched in between soft rolls with marinara and melted parmesan. Basil is stuffed in for a little herbal kick. Bet you can’t eat just three.

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September 5, 2016

My Everyday Life: Week 35

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 35:

We went to the Red Sox vs. A’s game on Saturday together. It was the last time I’ll see David Ortiz play (probably) in person. It was an exciting game.

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It was also the day where I ate too many hot dogs… I had to shoot these Chicago Dogs for One Potato before we left for the game.

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It was a big night. Casey CAUGHT THE FIRST FOUL BALL! We were on TV :)

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And then…. COOPER ENDED UP ON THE REDSOX TWITTER FEED.

I guess I should start following them now. Sorry I didn’t follow them sooner, Casey.

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This guy sat with us for an inning. Man where does that dude get the energy??!

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A monumental day for the Benjamins.

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Of course we celebrated with churros.

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Next morning I woke up early to hit up the Alameda Flea Market with my friend Kris.

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So many things to look at! This typewriter session intrigued me.

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Stacks of books! We had a lot of fun. Kris ended up with some major treasures.

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September 2, 2016

I love lists

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Welcome to I Love Lists Friday! Let’s surf the net together!

  1. These greek portobello burgers look bonkers
  2. I’m all for the slow blogging movement.
  3. Also related- Slowing Down – I listened to these while working.
  4. I didn’t know this about Madewell. Wow.
  5. I am glad that I’m not the only one who thought this while watching Stranger Things.
  6. Interesting talk by my friend re: empathy in the workplace
  7. Words for emotions you didn’t know you had.
  8. I want a pocket pet!
  9. This pin is so me.
  10. KFC recipe unlocked.
  11. Number 8 made me chuckle.
  12. The science behind red eye in photographs.
  13. Make your own DIY graphic tees!
  14. These stuffed shells intrigue me.
  15. A master list of photo editing tools. Thank youuuuuuuuu internet.
  16. Hello, dream dress. You are a vision. That’s for sure.
  17. These savory power bars will last you through many plane flights.
  18. This breakfast machine looks crazy…but I’d play around with it if I could.
  19. These cabins please my introverted brain.
  20. My new favorite websites- Read it Forward + Kaleidoscope Society
  21. Kids say the funniest things. Cooper is on a roll right now. We’re laughing constantly.