June 3, 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 is WEEK 23 of 2019.  Our weekend included a baseball playoff game, a pool party, a photo shoot and house cleaning!  We spent Sunday night watching Seabiscuit.  It was a pretty nice weekend if I do say so myself.

This week I have a lot of photo stuff going on.  I am also prepping for my Napa Makes booth on Saturday.

If you’re free, come visit! I’m selling some goodies from my Etsy shop in person. I’ll sign your food journal if you get one!



A celebration of Northern Californian culture and the artisan voices that shape our creative community! This fresh spin on a craft fair highlights an expertly-curated collection of unique creations from local makers dedicated to their respective crafts. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 8, 2019 for round two of Napa Makes!

OK it’s a busy week. Let’s write down our Intentions for the Week-


June 2, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 22

Here’s what this past week looked like!  Week 22 of My Everyday Life

Baseball tournament! Dinner + arcades.

Rubber ducky, you’re the one.

Somewhere in Sunnyvale.

We had two really crazy games that went into overtime. We won the championships though!!!  YAY.

Travels with blanket. 

A foul ball hit me in the arm. That was exciting. It also hurt like a mofo.


May 31, 2019


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  1. Wealthy, successful & miserable.
  2. Give up on work-life balance.
  3. Goats behaving badly, lol.
  4. A McDonald’s flagship store?
  5. Time to watch the movie AIRPLANE again!
  6. This was true in my childhood experience. 
  7. I think breakfast cookies would be a great way to start the day.
  8. Adults get stuck in playgrounds. HAHAAA  Watch out for swings, folks.
  9. Do I really need 10k steps a day?
  10. Cats in shops in Hong Kong.
  11. An illustrated guide to San Francisco’s hidden gems.
  12. 181 years of Street Photography
  13. Parents are just as addicted to phones as kids are.
  14. Photos from NY resorts from the 1950s + 1960s
  15. 13 signs of burnout that you may be missing.
  16. This is my new wallet and I love it because it functions as a purse and can fit my phone.
  17. I want to be travel journaling. Maybe I’ll do that this Summer.
  18. I didn’t know the story behind Perfect Bars.  I’m kind of obsessed with them right now.
  19. Wouldn’t you love to see one of these in person? Wow.
  20. Lol, apparently I’m a husky.

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 🙂


May 30, 2019

Currently: May 2019

Currently May 2019 wrap up on Shutterbean.com


Currently May 2019:

Goodbye, May. You were a wild one! Gemini season like whoaaaaaaa.

This month I had my brain focused on creating my Food Photography Workshop.

It happened! I went to Santa Fe and had a blast.

My Everyday Life: Week 21 on Shutterbean.com

It was so nice to get away and be creative! I loved working with my students and I can’t wait to do it again.

Currently May 2019 wrap up on Shutterbean.com

Now that it’s over my brain can start thinking about the Summer which is just around the corner. Let’s get down to business and break down the month.

Here, take a look into my Currently Workbook for May:

Currently May 2019 wrap up on Shutterbean.com

All the good things that happened in May!

Currently May 2019 wrap up on Shutterbean.com

Let’s dive right into it.


May 27, 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!

If you’ve got the day off for Memorial Day, I hope you make today memorable! Just as I got home and unpacked I headed into a busy weekend. We’re doing some baseball things and hopefully playing and resting. I have a busy work week ahead and I’m anxious to get back into the swing of things with our routine. I missed it! Summer is coming soon and I’m contemplating what to put on our Summer Bucket List this year. I have that swirling around in the back of my mind when I think of all of the work I have to do before then.

Oh! My Etsy Shop is off of vacation mode, so shop away and if you’re going to be in Napa on June 8, come check out my booth at Napa Makes! I’ll be selling some food journals, stickers and pins in person.

It’s WEEK 22 of 2019! LET’S DO THIS.

Time to get my head in the game and write my TO DO list for the week. Here are my Intentions for the Week:

Intentions for the Week:

  • Laundry
  • Grocery Shop
  • Unpack prop suitcase
  • Track food in my food journal
  • Work on invoices
  • Shoot one potato boxes
  • Finish writing project
  • Send out mail/orders
  • Catch up on emails
  • Write thank you notes 
  • Do a hair mask 
  • Paint nails 
  • Drink water 
  • Go on a walk with my husband
  • track my steps with my Fitbit
  • Bring car in to be fixed 
  • Get exercise
  • Figure out summer camp timing
  • Start planning Summer Bucket List 
  • Do some reading before bed
  • Try new recipe
  • Work on currently journal/post
  • Continue 100 day challenge project on my Instagram 
  • Have a date with my calendar
  • Passport for cooper appt
  • Clean up dining room table
  • take pictures for Etsy

Las Week’s Intentions:

  • 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


Pump jam for the week:


Recipes to Inspire:

Lemon Artichoke Spaghetti

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad

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

Spiced Chicken with Chickpeas

Polenta Cornbread

Hash Brown Omelet

Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding

Mantra for the week:

Have a great (short) week. If you have today off, I hope you find time to rest and recharge. Don’t forget to write down your Intentions for the Week to help hold you accountable to ACTION! I’m rooting for you!

Sending sparkles,


May 26, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 21

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 21

I spent the week in Santa Fe, NM to teach a Food Styling/Photography workshop!

My Everyday Life: Week 21 on Shutterbean.com

I stayed at a beautiful casita owned by photographer, Kurt Markus and his wife, Maria.

They made me feel at home. I’m so thankful!

Spent the afternoon with my friend Anna. I fell in love with her dog, Fritz!

We checked out the Girard exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art 

Can you find my contribution.

So many cool things to see.


May 24, 2019



  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 🙂