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April 3, 2019

Currently: March 2019

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Currently March 2019

March recap! March went by fast for me. Did it for you?

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I had fun putting blossoms all over my Currently workbook this month.

Let’s break it down.

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April 1, 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 are now on week 14 of 2019! It’s the first day of April! This weekend was a busy one. We had a birthday celebration for my brother and my friend Jessica is in town visiting. Sunday routines were abandoned as we spent time together at our friend’s house for dinner.  Life happens!!!  This week will be a busy one with a friend visit in the mix.  I didn’t have much time to get a lot done yesterday, so I spent a few minutes doing a Costco order on Instacart. We’ll be set for a bunch of things for the month now, and I didn’t have to spend almost 2 hours going to/from Costco and buying lots of unecessary items because I can be tempted in person. Small victories!  That’s how I’m making technology work for me this week.  Here’s a $10 off code for your first order if you want to get ahead of the week and have someone do the shopping for you!

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • finish tax stuff
  • month end bookkeeping
  • spent quality time with my friend Jessica
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • grocery shop
  • go through files on computer and delete
  • ship out food journals
  • track what I eat in my food journal
  • track my steps with my Fitbit
  • work on Currently post for March/post
  • post a new recipe
  • work on The Handwriting Club workshop this weekend
  • go on a hike or two
  • work on strawberry project/photoshoot
  • straighten up my office
  • edit photos
  • drink more water (this water bottle is helping!!)
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • pack away winter clothes
  • finish up class online
  • do some reading if I have extra time

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • TAX PREP (uggggh)
  • meal prep
  • have a date with my calendar
  • drink more water (this water bottle is helping!!)
  • get exercise
  • return GAP order
  • conference call
  • sort through inbox
  • drop off library books
  • straighten up house
  • package/ship more food journals
  • grocery shop
  • pick up RX
  • clean out purse
  • work on workshop syllabus
  • catch up on social media
  • make a new recipe
  • eat more salads
  • start thinking about 100 day project
  • photoshoot
  • track steps with Fitbit
  • make applesauce
  • make kombucha
  • make polenta cornbread
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • pluck eyebrows
  • think about getting a haircut see also: short hair inspiration
  • work in the yard/ get more soil

 

Pump Jam for the Week:

 

Mantra for the Week:

I LOVE LISTS // a collection of links from the 'net on Shutterbean.com

Dinner Ideas for the Week:

Chicken Piccata

Sausage + Mushroom Pizza Bowls

Sausage + Kale Stuffed Shells

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Roasted Broccoli with White Beans

Creamy Spinach + Artichoke Pizza

Kale Soyrizo Tacos

Lemon Garlic Roasted Shrimp makes weeknight dinner making EASY. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Wishing you a great week! If you’re feeling stuck, don’t forget to write down your Intentions for the Week. It will help keep you on track.

Sending sparkles, 

Tracy

 

 

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March 31, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 13

Here’s what this past week looked like – My Everyday Life Week 13

On a walk with Ang.  I looked up and saw this.

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Foggy morning sunshine. It’s in these moments where I feel my Mom most.

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Thank you for your orders!

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This week I personalized every book with a postcard. I liked being able to take a moment and write your names. Made me feel more connected to the process.  Thank you for buying a food journal! 

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My helper.

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Color therapy with Ruby!

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March 29, 2019

I LOVE LISTS

 I LOVE LISTS // a collection of links from the 'net on Shutterbean.com

I LOVE LISTS:

  1. Here are some ways to break your plastic habit.
  2. Oh no! I’ve had some amazing memories at this restaurant.
  3. 21 best places to get breakfast in the US.
  4. If you can’t have pets, volunteer to hang out with them. 
  5. Why pedestrian deaths are at an all-time high.
  6. Look at how easy it is to fake an Instagram life.
  7. Thrift SCORES!
  8. The view from Grace Cathedral. Check this out, Ryan.
  9. Instagram has replaced the contacts list.
  10. I often wonder what my grandpa would think of the MLB now.
  11. A Venice Time Machine <— her voice is so soothing btw.
  12. It would be amazing if my cats were this big.
  13. If everyone is OK, say that first. 
  14. Let’s look inside Frank Sinatra’s home because it’s for sale and why not?
  15. This is where I live.
  16. Things that look like other things.   (WHOOOOA)
  17. This makes me want to play with my camera. 
  18. Editing music like Scorcese — Andrea! Look at that.
  19. Is the Bay Area pushing people to the breaking point? (yes)
  20. Why you procrastinate.
  21. Cute Dresses on Amazon:  one / two / three / four
  22. This broccoli white bean situation is definitely going in the meal prep this weekend!

 

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There are a couple of spots open in my Food Photography & Styling Workshop in May. You can read more about it here. I’d love for you to join us!

 

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March 28, 2019

Roasted Broccoli and White Beans

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

This is one of those recipes built out of necessity. As in, I need something healthy to put an egg on top of for breakfast/lunch/dinner and don’t want to do that much work. Also, I’m not eating bread right now (IS LIFE EVEN WORTH LIVING??!) and I’m trying to figure out what to eat for breakfast other than my usual egg + toast situation.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I believe that:

Restriction breeds creativity.

And here we are!

I had this recipe clipped from Bon Appetit hoping to make it one day. The only problem is, soaking beans overnight and cooking them in advance isn’t my kind of prep. Although I know I am definitely capable of making beans from scratch, I’m lazy and I’m bound to change my mind about wanting beans the next day.

Need a quick/simple dinner? Make Roasted Broccoli with White Bean with Lemon. Put an egg on it! Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I tried my own take on the recipe with canned beans and I really enjoyed it. When you used canned beans, they can break up on the roasting pan, turning crispy and crunchy in some parts. I find them to be a nice creamy contrast with the roasted broccoli, the hit of lemon juice and a nice bite of Parmesan cheese. I’m sure if I was given the opportunity, I’d eat this entire tray while sitting on the couch watching something on Netflix.

As you can see from the shot above, I decided to put an egg on it, and all was right with the world.

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March 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!

The weekend whizzed right by, didn’t it?  Ladies sleepover, birthday celebrations, walk with friend and baseball tournament all filled up my time!  Our plans made it so I didn’t get to meal prep on Sunday. But that’s cool, I started to do a few things like roast sweet potatoes and make pasta last night so we could have a few things to start with.  I plan to do more prepping tonight so we will have some stuff to eat for lunches and maybe a dinner or two this week.  We have a bunch of social commitments this weekend, so I have to make sure I have the time to get all of my weekend work done ahead of time.  I have more food journals back in my Etsy shop if you’re interested!

We are on Week 13 in 2019.

 

Let’s write down our Intentions for the Week, shall we?

 

Intentions for the Week:

  • laundry
  • TAX PREP (uggggh)
  • meal prep
  • have a date with my calendar
  • drink more water (this water bottle is helping!!)
  • get exercise
  • return GAP order
  • conference call
  • sort through inbox
  • drop off library books
  • straighten up house
  • package/ship more food journals
  • grocery shop
  • pick up RX
  • clean out purse
  • work on workshop syllabus
  • catch up on social media
  • make a new recipe
  • eat more salads
  • start thinking about 100 day project
  • photoshoot
  • track steps with Fitbit
  • make applesauce
  • make kombucha
  • make polenta cornbread
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • pluck eyebrows
  • think about getting a haircut see also: short hair inspiration
  • work in the yard/ get more soil

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • grocery shop
  • have a date with my calendar
  • send thank you note
  • work on writing
  • drink water
  • go on a hike or two
  • meditate
  • celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary
  • track steps with Fitbit
  • package up orders/ship
  • make a new recipe
  • make applesauce
  • make kombucha
  • make time for art
  • drop off donations
  • work on strawberry project
  • carve out time to work on photography class syllabus
  • pull cards and work in sketchbook
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • prep for meeting
  • prep for conference calls
  • mani-pedi with Leslie
  • prep for baseball
  • bookkeeping
  • finish up tax stuff
  • catch up on social media
  • clean up the inside of  our bedroom closet

Pump Jam for the Week:

 

Mantra for the Week:

Now that it’s spring check out:

Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean shares her favorite recipes if you're looking for What to Eat in Spring!

What to Eat in Spring!

Kitchen Spring Cleaning!

 

Have a great week. Remember to write down your Intentions for the Week to get you started. 

Sending sparkles, 

Tracy

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March 24, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 12

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 12

Spring in San Francisco.

Droplets on cherry blossoms.

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My front steps are filled with flowers right now.

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Took a detour during an errand.

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Ran into a post-it I wrote myself this past year.

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Writing something up for a handwriting club workshop!

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My kitchen workspace at night.

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Trader Joe’s potstickers are a lifesaver.

My Everyday Life: Week 12 on Shutterbean.com

Meal prep means I have salads.

My Everyday Life: Week 12 on Shutterbean.com

I pulled meatballs from the freezer.

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I like a dress over yoga pants situation.

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Sending snal mail.

My Everyday Life: Week 12 on Shutterbean.com

Finding butts.

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Thank you for the encouragement.

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I went inside and said a prayer.

Burger night without the buns.

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I got a mani/pedi with my friend Leslie.

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Polenta cornbread for the win!

Polenta Cornbread is a meal prep staple! Great for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week, Recipe on Shutterbean.com!

 

Fancy paper towel action.

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Ready to tackle the day.

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This fabric is a tablecloth from my childhood.

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I love chalk drawings at the schools we visit during baseball games.

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Front yard progress.

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Breakfast of champions.

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My big girl.

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Spent the night at my friend’s house in the city on a Friday night.

A little get-together for my friend Leslie who was visiting from Austin.

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My friend Annie has the most amazing yard.

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Paint colors in the city make me light up.

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These colors.

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A call home.

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A morning after.

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Sunshine and coffee chats.

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Thank you.

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The shadows of palm trees.

Somewhere in the Castro.

Colors everywhere.

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The combo salad at Anchor Oyster Bar was fantastic!

Birthday strudel and honey cake for my brother at 20th Century Cafe .

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Facetime with my besties in Oregon.

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Keeping this whole food journaling thing going.  It’s amazing how much it is teaching me about myself and my habits. I’m down 6 lbs by just being mindful and accountable to the habit of writing down what I eat, drinking water and getting activity in.

There are more in the shop this week!

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Don’t forget to breathe!

 

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Week 12 in 2013

Week 12 in 2012

Week 12 in 2011