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February 5, 2020

Currently January 2020

Currently January 2020

January was LONG. I kept seeing memes all month saying that the longest YEAR is January. It made me laugh because that’s how it felt. I spent the entire month (and have kept it going!) of tracking what I eat in my food journal. I gave myself an elimination diet. No dairy, gluten or alcohol for all of January.  Mostly because I did a lot of stress-eating in December and indulged a bit too much and wanted to be accountable for what I ate. Writing down what I eat/how I feel has been helpful in gaining information about what works and doesn’t work with my body as I am getting older. In the process of food journaling over the year, I realize that I can go off the rails eating-wise if I have more than two drinks.  I’m slowing myself down and learning how to eat for fuel instead of for comfort.  Alcohol and food are big numbing tools for me and my body doesn’t want to do that anymore. 

Practice makes progress!

I also started my Currently 2020 workbook with SO MANY OF YOU.

THANK YOU FOR ORDERING ONE.  I AM SO GLAD WE ARE DOING THIS TOGETHER.

I realize that I didn’t share my first few pages with you. Here they are.

My word for 2020 is GROW.

These are my Intentions for the year.

My letter to myself this year:

And here we are!  January!!!  

I was inspired by citrus this month and I played around with my favorite colored pencils and made this page.

My friend Neiley let me use her neon pencils and I fell in love with them on the left-hand page. 

All the Good Things that Happened this Month:

Let’s break it down, shall we?

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February 3, 2020

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:

Intentions for the Week – Week 6 of 2020

Hello Friends!

Happy Monday!  This weekend we had baseball, basketball and a super bowl party to attend.  I make turkey white bean chili and am going to enjoy some leftovers for lunch this week. I woke up pretty early both Saturday and Sunday so I’m wiped out!  I hope to catch up on some sleep this week.  I also didn’t get a chance to do meal prep on Sunday. That’s what happens when we make plans on Sunday. I’m hoping I can do some meal prep some night this week to get rid of whatever is left in my fridge right now.  Let’s sit down and write some Intentions for the week, shall we?

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February 2, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 5

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 5

This slipped out of a book today. I needed it. Maybe you do too.

We are on the second day of February! 
I’m setting some time aside today to finish the January entry of my Currently Workbook! It’s been so fun to see how people are using it, on our private facebook group. I’m so proud of your work!!! 

Highlight of the week was making this cat box with Cooper.

So far Huggy is its #1 fan.

The ladies are like mehh.

I spent a lot of time in the yard this week.

It feels good to see my hard work pay off. 

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January 31, 2020

I LOVE LISTS

I LOVE LISTS

  1. KFC is bringing plant-based options to some of its restaurants.
  2. What is the coronavirus?
  3. Want: cheetah PJs
  4. The new trophies of domesticity.
  5. How to raise gracious children.
  6. All of the new attractions coming to Disney parks. I still haven’t taken Cooper!
  7. The designer behind all of the looks on Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  8. I feel her pain.  It’s so nice to be cooked for, though! 
  9. I love how these display shelves POP with color.
  10. Psychedelic retreats sound wild.
  11. Influencers in the wild.
  12. Questions to ask if you need help finding your purpose.
  13. This makes me want to collage.
  14. A bookstore that also has cats. SIGN ME UP.
  15. My dream is to have a property like this with all these cabins & have a camp!
  16. Wanna improve your memory? Curate your photos.
  17. Oh my goodness this week doggo rides the bus to go to his favorite park!
  18. Here are a bunch of ways to use Everything Bagel Seasoning. 
  19. I love the signs at the Char-Pit in Tahoe.
  20. To make this weekend: cashew cream / lemon ginger elixir
  21. I love a good planetarium show. This one looks awesome.
  22. Street style, 1970s- San Francisco

 

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January 29, 2020

Thai Basil Tofu

The month is almost over. How did we do on our New Year’s Intentions?  I’m still off gluten, dairy, and alcohol.  It’s allowed me to reset after the holidays.  I’m feeling pretty good about keeping myself mindful of what I am eating by writing everything down in my food journal. The dietary restrictions have helped me experiment with a few new recipes this month. In the attempt to eat less meat, I made this Thai Basil Tofu the other day.  I thought we needed a meatless version of the Thai Basil Beef that’s become a dinner staple in my household.

Whenever we go out for Thai food, I like ordering Thai Basil Chicken, except I don’t like the chicken in it. I just love the sauce and all of the red peppers. Chicken gets picked out but then I’m left with no protein. This recipe fixes that! And it does so in such a satisfying way. 

The tofu gets nicely browned and crispy then it’s covered in sauce.  The red peppers add sweetness and the basil makes it pop!  I’m happy to add this one to the Shutterbean Meal Rotation!  If my boys balk at eating tofu, FIIIIINE. More for me. I can’t wait to dig into leftovers tomorrow. 

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January 27, 2020

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:

Intentions for the Week:

Week 5 of 2020- here’s what week 5  looked like last year.

Happy Monday, friends!

This weekend we had basketball, and baseball tryouts and housework and rest! As I type this, I’ve got laundry going, and FINALLY a clean kitchen after spending a few hours doing meal prep.

 


 

Meal Prep This Week includes:

Let’s take a moment to write down our Intentions for the Week! 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • laundry
  • package/ship food journals The Handwriting Club 
  • track what I eat in my food journal this week
  • catch up on social media
  • check in with private facebook group for  Currently 2020 Workbook 
  • sit down and work in my Currently 2020 Workbook 
  • drop off items to donate
  • take pictures of new print
  • have a date with my calendar
  • vacuum living room
  • vacuum family room
  • edit photos
  • break down boxes
  • make artwork for post
  • research flights
  • grocery shopping
  • workout x 3 (worked out twice)
  • put Christmas ornaments in storage
  • wash inside/outside of car 
  • make banana bread for the boys
  • facetime with long distance friends to catchup (phone chat!)
  • drink enough water (this  lid for a mason jar helps!)
  • continue not eating dairy, gluten & drinking alcohol
  • pull cards and write in my sketchbook
  • track my steps with my Fitbit
  • work in the yard- move planters/maple tree
  • paint nails
  • play around with air fryer
  • clean up floor of bedroom closet
  • eat more salads 
  • make some art with Cooper
  • make a new recipe
  • work on meal prep post    Meal Prep Essential Tools!
  • make some time to read for fun
  • breathe

 

Intentions this Week:

  • laundry
  • sit down with my calendar and plan
  • package/ship food journals The Handwriting Club 
  • track what I eat in my food journal this week
  • catch up on social media
  • check in with private facebook group for  Currently 2020 Workbook 
  • sit down and work in my Currently 2020 Workbook 
  • continue not eating dairy, gluten & drinking alcohol
  • pull cards and write in my sketchbook
  • track my steps with my Fitbit  (missed two days)
  • grocery shopping
  • work on photo project for client
  • upload documents
  • follow up on invitiations/handlettering project
  • research flights
  • edit photos
  • therapy appointment
  • bookkeeping work
  • make artwork for post
  • take pictures of new print/post on Etsy
  • drink enough water (this  lid for a mason jar helps!)
  • make new recipe
  • post new recipe
  • paint nails
  • tweeze things
  • water plants
  • get Cooper’s hair cut
  • clean up garage
  • clean up floor in my office

Recipes to Try:

Thai Basil Beef

Carrot Coconut Soup

Spicy Coconut Noodles

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

Lemon Garlic Roasted Shrimp

Cobb Salad Sandwich

Roll-Out Brownie Cookies

Milk & Cookies Smoothie

Pump Jam for the Week:


 

 

Mantra for the week!

 

Feeling stuck? Make a list!

Need a peptalk?  Buy a peptalk pack from my Etsy Shop!

Write down your intentions for the week to help hold you accountable for action.

I’m rooting for you!

Sending sparkles, 

Tracy*

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January 26, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 4

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 4

A note I found on the way to my car from the gym.

Neiley’s house has the best afternoon light.

See?

Working on my Currently Workbook!

Inspired by citrus. ‘Tis the season! 

Hanging with Walter. He’s gonna outgrow that shelf soon.

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