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April 14, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

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Welcome to I LOVE LISTS! Let’s see what happened on the internet this week:

 

  1. Small batch burger buns. YES! We never need a whole package.
  2. How to become a cat.
  3. Put a peep in it.
  4. I could eat a whole tray of these.
  5. Uhh. please no.
  6. My favorite kind of cookie at Whole Foods is the almond horn.
  7. My style.
  8. There are some free things to do in SF. Also the best bakeries. 
  9. This dress with these sandals and this necklace. 
  10. The hippies are taking over the food world (yay)
  11. Old photos colorized. Whoa. What a trip.
  12. OMG CHEF CAT.
  13. I am very close to starting a new bullet journal! WOOT!
  14. What exactly is Cream of Wheat??
  15. This is a problem.
  16. MOVIE QUOTES!
  17. Pulling out the tape this weekend….
  18. How to clean the brown stuff off your baking sheets.
  19. These scarves are so pretty.
  20. Hello, perfect food.
  21. I wish I could draw like this.
  22. I’d love to have a few of these in my home. 
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April 12, 2017

Easter Brunch Recipes

Easter Brunch Recipe Ideas from Shutterbean.com!

If you are celebrating Easter this weekend and you have NOOOOOO idea what you’re gonna make (ahem, ME), let’s dip into my archives and brainstorm together! Here are some good things that you might want to add to your arsenal this weekend.

My favorite Easter Brunch Recipes include:

This Grapefruit Yogurt Cake tastes like a citrus crumb doughnut. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

GRAPEFRUIT YOGURT CAKE

Think pound cake with a grapefruit flavor explosion. I’d slice some up and have it out on a plate during my brunch feast.

Shake up your breakfast game with these Cinnamon French Toast Muffins. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST MUFFINS

Kids love these muffins. It’s like a cross between bread pudding and french toast but in muffin form.

Almond Joy Rolls with coconut cream cheese filling & chunks of melted chocolate melted inside. Check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

ALMOND JOY ROLLS

I feel like these would be an instant hit…who doesn’t love an almondy cream cheese filling melty chocolate?

Baked Ginger Glazed Doughnuts // shutterbean

BAKED GINGER GLAZED DOUGHNUTS

Doughnuts are portable. Grab one and heat out for the Easter egg hunt!

Rhubarb Coffee Cake // shutterbean

RHUBARB COFFEE CAKE

For some reason people are impressed by rhubard. Oooh! Rhubarb! Fancy!

This coffee cake is delightful. Be prepared to talk about rhubarb. I found out last week that the leaves are poisonous. Who knew??!

YOGURT WAFFLES

We have some of these in our freezer right now. Hello weekday staple! Once you have a good waffle base, you can totally have a waffle party. What would you put on your waffles?

A blueberry muffin doughnut hybrid. Look at that crumb topping! Check out the recipe at Shutterbean.com !

BAKED BLUEBERRY CRUMB DONUTS

When I made these, I couldn’t decide if I wanted a doughnut or a muffin so I made both. If you’re not sure what you wanna make, perhaps these blueberry crumb donuts will help?

Bacon gets enhanced with a rub made of crystalized ginger, brown sugar & maple syrup. After baking in the oven it becomes Candied Ginger Bacon. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com !

CANDIED GINGER BACON

Do I really need to say more?

Breakfast Sausage Pretzel Rolls are perfect for a weekend brunch! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PRETZEL ROLLS

I mean….we are celebrating, RIGHT???

Let potato hash become your new obsession with this Bacon Pesto Pea Hash on Shutterbean.com !

BACON PESTO POTATO HASH

There’s something about this dish that feels so fancy. Maybe it’s the peas? What about the pesto? Either way, this is a flavor profile that I can’t resist during this time of year.

Hash Brown Omelet! A new take on breakfast. Inside you'll find fried eggs, tomatoes with oregano and bacon. Recipe on Shutterbean.com

HASH BROWN OMELETS

If you’re eliminating bread/gluten, might I suggest these hash brown omelets?

Hash Brown Waffles // shutterbean

HASH BROWN WAFFLES

While we’re talking about potatoes…..did you know that you can put them in a waffle maker and make waffles out of them? DO IT.

Shaved Prosciutto & Asparagus Pizza with EGG! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

SHAVED ASPARAGUS PROSCIUTTO PIZZA

If you’re not celebrating Easter, you should celebrate any day this next week with this pizza!!!! Because ASPARAGUS!!

For an easy appetizer, try Herbed Goat Cheese. Recipe on Shutterbean.com

HERBED GOAT CHEESE

If you’re looking for me, I’ll be the one huddled around the herbed goat cheese….

A magical combination of thyme simple syrup, fresh grapefruit and gin! Check out this Grapefruit Thyme Cocktail on Shutterbean.com!

GRAPEFRUIT THYME COCKTAIL

All while drinking this amazing cocktail.

Do you already have your menu set?

TELL ME WHAT YOU’RE MAKING!!

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April 10, 2017

Intentions for the Week

Intentions for the Week of April 20, 2017- More on Shutterbean.com!

Let’s see what last week was all about:

  • invoice food network
  • return gap order (I have no idea why I haven’t)
  • return library books
  • send out letters
  • paint toenails (can’t deal with chipped polish anymore)
  • put away winter clothes + say hello to spring capsule (slowly working on this)
  • make a list of things I take to baseball practice/games
  • delete 1000 images off my iPhone (I deleted 500 off my computer)
  • work on book project  (Need to get back on track)
  • start mapping out lady portrait wall (make mock up?) (I didn’t have time)
  • backup photos/delete some/ make space on hard-drive
  • figure out if I have one eyebrow or two- act accordingly
  • send out packages to: camden + emma + erin (sent one to Joy too!) (have to finish Camden’s package)
  • drink more water. SERIOUSLY DON’T FORGET. 
  • clean out the back of my car
  • figure out Etsy shop stuff, fall down a CONTACT US rabbit hole. (almost there!)
  • finish S-town (I have 3 episodes to go!)
  • make a video for Instagram- figure out music
  • make ziti/edit photos/write a blog post about it
  • figure out more recipes to add into meal rotation (didn’t get into cookbooks during the week)
  • get caught up on social media stuff
  • go to yoga at least twice
  • take a hike (it rained- boo!)
  • finish laundry
  • work nights doing tax stuff/get caught up on bookkeeping (ugh)
  • rest/regroup/recharge (I tried to take my time. Does that count?)

YAY!! I finally sent off a package to my niece.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

Playing around with packages….

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK:

  • take a hike (def need some headspace!)
  • yoga x 2
  • finish S-town
  • finish up tax stuff
  • straighten up bedroom closet
  • call insurance co. for the 6th time re: overbilling
  • catch up on social media work
  • delete 1000 photos from phone
  • finish S-Town
  • figure out the menu for this weekend
  • dye Easter eggs
  • put together Easter basket
  • Etsy shop- keep working on it
  • mail birthday package to Camden
  • library visit – return books/pick up new ones
  • mail letters to readers
  • return GAP order
  • drink more water
  • eat healthier
  • finish laundry
  • catch up on blog work
  • shoot/post recipe this week
  • delete photos from my phone (as many as possible)
  • water plants
  • continue working on the 100 days project/ post

What are some of your intentions for the week?

Leave a list in the comments!

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April 9, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 14

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life- Week 14

April showers are bringing some flowers already.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

Dyed our outdoor tablecloth to get ready for outdoor eating. Then it rained.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

A little meal prep action!

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

I forgot to get the Vodka.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

Spending time going through my journal. Recapping March.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

Little thief.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

CAT BOWLS.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

Tuna sandwich and some email sending.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

Sending out a letter to Emily.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

ZITI FONT.

My Everyday Life: Week 14 on Shutterbean.com

BAKED ZITI!!

Baked Ziti with Creme Fraiche & Spinach- perfect for a crowd /weeknight dinners. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

CONTINUE READING

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April 7, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

I love lists // shutterbean

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS! Here’s a list because I love them:

  1. My hair stylist told me to try sea salt spray for my hair. Here’s a DIY!
  2. Yoga poses to ground yourself.
  3. I love her use of color.
  4. Helpful food hacks. I wish I had this in college.
  5. This test is a lie. I am not a dog person.
  6. This cobbler is bonkers. I had it last weekend!
  7. Artists create book covers of their favorite books. Love this.
  8. Cat photobombs!
  9. My friend Gaby has her own salsa line at Williams Sonoma! YAY!!!
  10. Tartine Manufactory is all the rage. I tried to go, gave up after 30 mins of trying to park.
  11. The second to last one is my favorite.
  12. Wardrobe/snack. This series pleases me.
  13. Abandoned Houses of God.
  14. Why your room is messy.
  15. This dress with these shoes for something fun.
  16. Pixar’s new short film is cute.
  17. This works for me. (not for long though)
  18. These are actual things. I cannot believe it.
  19. World’s Best 50 Restaurants for 2017.
  20. Started doing the #100dayproject this week!! Follow it on Instagram.
  21. Passports from around the world.   <— Ryan!
  22. Success Mantras from strong female leaders.
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April 5, 2017

Baked Ziti with Creme Fraiche + Spinach

Baked Ziti with Creme Fraiche & Spinach- perfect for a crowd /weeknight dinners. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Make this. Please. Because OH MY GOD, it’s TOO GOOD NOT TO SHARE.

And seriously though…

Baked Ziti with Creme Fraiche & Spinach- perfect for a crowd /weeknight dinners. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

INVITE PEOPLE OVER because you are going to want to eat the whole pan.

Baked Ziti with Creme Fraiche & Spinach- perfect for a crowd /weeknight dinners. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

What’s in this dish?? Baked Ziti with Creme Fraiche and Spinach. There’s also Italian sausage in there too! It tastes like lasagna and the edge pieces and crispy ziti bits are just so amazing I can’t even handle it. You’re definitely gonna earn some brownie points with this recipe.

CONTINUE READING

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April 3, 2017

INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK:

Intentions for the Week is a list of things to do this week from Tracy of Shutterbean.com. All good work starts with a good list!

This is an experiment.

If I share my list of intentions for the week on my site, will I be more motivated to accomplish them?

I think I will!

Let’s help hold each other accountable for what we intend on accomplishing this week.

I’ve been really dragging my feet on sending out packages, so MARK MY WORDS.

THREE PACKAGES WILL GO OUT THIS WEEK.

INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK:

  • invoice food network
  • return gap order
  • return library books
  • send out letters
  • paint toenails (can’t deal with chipped polish anymore)
  • put away winter clothes + say hello to spring capsule
  • make a list of things I take to baseball practice/games
  • delete 1000 images off my iPhone
  • work on book project
  • start mapping out lady portrait wall (make mock up?)
  • backup photos/delete some/ make space on hard-drive
  • figure out if I have one eyebrow or two- act accordingly
  • send out packages to: camden + emma + erin
  • drink more water. SERIOUSLY DON’T FORGET.
  • clean out the back of my car
  • figure out Etsy shop stuff, fall down a CONTACT US rabbit hole.
  • finish S-town
  • make a video for Instagram- figure out music
  • make ziti/edit photos/write a blog post about it
  • figure out more recipes to add into meal rotation
  • get caught up on social media stuff
  • go to yoga at least twice
  • take a hike
  • finish laundry
  • work nights doing tax stuff/get caught up on bookkeeping
  • rest/regroup/recharge

What do you have to do this week?

TYPE IT OUT in the comments so we can help each other be accountable for this week!