November 22, 2019




  1. How to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie
  2. For you Paul Rudd lovers!
  3. Dealing with the holidays at work.
  4. Self-care strategies for the Holidays
  5. Animated interviews with celebrities 
  6. The latest with Nespresso and all the waste it makes.
  7. Vintage photo finds: ladies on boats
  8. Dads being dads.
  9. The best comfort food restaurants in SF according to yelp.
  10. Permission to taken an intermission.
  11. Robin Williams lived in an incredible home here in Marin.
  12. My favorite thanksgiving sides: creamed spinach / pecan sweet potatoes
  13. Surreal photography is surreal.
  14. The best inventions of 2019.
  15. Writing notes is so much better for your memory than typing them
  16. Here are the email folders you need.
  17. Cute boots:  One / Two / Three / Four
  18. How much rest do you need to avoid burnout?
  19. Vintage recipes are so fascinating. I cannot believe people ate these things.

If you need some help with Thanksgiving… I have ideas!

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas from Shutterbean.com!

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas!

My Currently Workbook for 2020 is for sale! You can see all about it here.

Need to decompress?? Make ART!!  Here’s 2 months FREE Premium membership to Skillshare.  My creative practice has improved greatly since I started taking classes several years ago!  You can see more on @thehandwritingclub

November 20, 2019

Currently Workbook 2020!

Currently Workbook 2020

As you know, for the past year, I’ve been working in my self-reflection workbook- Currently 2019 

It’s been an incredible way for me to:

  • practice my handwriting
  • take time to reflect
  • write down all the good things that happen
  • leave a trail of magic behind for my son, Cooper

Quite a few of you have joined in on this adventure (THANK YOU!!!).  If you want to order one for 2020, I’m selling them through Amazon this year (here’s the link!) to help alleviate the shipping challenge on my end. If you are international, here’s an option to get yours too. 

Let me show you inside! 


November 18, 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:

Intentions for the Week – Week 47 

Happy Monday, friends!

Back in the mix!  This weekend I flew home from North Carolina, cleaned up my kitchen, did stuff around the house and went to the Renegade Craft Fair with my friend Neiley. I am happy to be back home with my family and cats.  We are still going through our deck project that will hopefully be done soon. 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m starting to wrap my brain around it.  I am also trying to tell myself to BREATHE.  My Mom died on week 47 of 2017 so it’s kind of a weird time for me. I am fighting the sad thoughts with gratitude.  I am grateful for my family who is still with me. I am grateful that I had my Mom for 38 years.  I just can’t believe it will be two years since she died. 

This was the last video my Mom saw on my Instagram before she died. I’m glad she was able to see it.

OK! Time to figure out my Intentions for the Week.


November 17, 2019

My Everyday Life Week 46

This is My Everyday Life Week 46

It’s definitely feeling like fall around here!

The light is pure magic.

I love the crunch of the leaves. Gonna be a little sad when there’s none left on all the trees though.

Our deck is still in progress!  It’s gonna be so pretty when it’s done.

Breakfast sandwiches with my boo.


November 15, 2019



  1. I wish I could draw like this.
  2. It could always be worse…
  3. Use your cat as an early earthquake warning.
  4. Celebs with their younger selves.
  5. Here are the most expensive airports in the US
  6. This puppy is a little unicorn!
  7. What will food look like in 2029?
  8. Pumpkin pie or pecan? How about both?
  9. Vintage photos of women & their cats 🙂
  10. My favorite overalls are back that the Gap.
  11. How long does it take to make a friend?
  12. This 9 year old girl is an incredible drummer.
  13. Can you imagine walking under this? Wow.
  14. Whoa. Check out this library.
  15. Some goodness in here.
  16. I never traveled by plane for Thanksgiving. Looks rough.
  17. Why David Sedaris hates the word “AWESOME”
  18. You can buy an at-home medical kit now. Curious!
  19. How about adding my creamed spinach to your Thanksgiving menu?
  20. My currently workbook for 2020 is available for purchase! 



November 13, 2019

Autumn Reset Button Salad

Put me in front of a salad bar (a really good one) and give me the theme like…Autumn Reset Button Salad and this is what I would come up with.

Autumn is the season where I fall in love with delicata squash again. It becomes a staple of my #shutterbeanmealprep during this time of year. I’ve also been going through a wild rice phase so that will have to work its way into this seasonal salad. Crispy apples are delicious this time of year. Pepitas and walnuts add crunch to the salad, dried cranberries add a little tang and chewiness, feta adds a nice bite and it’s all rounded out with a honey mustard vinaigrette. All the textures and tastes, come together on a bed of peppery arugula and now I remember what health food tastes like. Ahhh yes. Eating this as much as I can this season before I start all of my Homemade Holiday Gift Making! 


November 11, 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:

Intentions for the Week – Week 46 of 2019  (here’s Week 46 of 2018)

Happy Monday, friends!

We had a busy weekend at my house. My father-in-law and brother-in-law were here helping with projects around the house (making planter beds for our backyard!) and we are going through a deck restaining project too. I spent most of yesterday going through my paper piles and cleaning up the house. I AM GETTING RID OF SO MUCH STUFF AND IT FEELS AMAZING.  I hope to keep the momentum through the week.  I’m traveling to speak at a food writer’s symposium so I have to get as much of my TO DO LIST done before I leave. Time to write down my Intentions for the Week to get my head in the game.

This week I am going to set the Intention to track what I eat in my food journal. 7 days straight. Can I do it? I think so!  Honestly, the biggest problem I face with it is not having it when I need it. So, this week I am making sure it’s WITH ME whenever I eat.

My Everyday Life: Week 32 on Shutterbean.com

If you’re looking for a fun way to track your food check out my food journal!