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November 8, 2017

Meatballs Marsala with Egg Noodles

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Deb has a new cookbook out! HOOOOOOOORAAAAAAY!!! If you’re trying to work your way out of a food rut (ahem, cough cough cough ME), THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.

 

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Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Smitten Kitchen Every Day— out now!

So far I have bookmarked the following recipes:

Granola Biscotti, Sticky Toffee Waffles, Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail, Sushi Take Out Cobb, Broccoli Melts, Brocolli Cheddar Wild Rice Fritters, Brussels and Three Cheese Pasta Bake, Banana Bread Roll, Blackout Brownie Waffle Sunday and SO MUCH MORE.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

The first recipe made was a hit: Meatballs Marsala with Egg Noodles & Chives.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

This one is definitely going into the rotation (for Casey and me at least!). They’re light yet decadent. So tender and velvety!  Husband asked me to make more next time… and he didn’t even complain that they were chicken and not beef. In other words, VICTORY.

 

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November 6, 2017

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:

Here we are! MONDAY. A new week with some time shifting.  I spent the extra hour (or 7) cleaning our house yesterday. It feels good to start the week with an (almost) clean house. I worked on my office/studio and cleaned up this corner that was driving me nuts. If you’re on Instagram, sometimes you can watch some of my #highstraightenance when I get in a zone.  The internet holds me accountable. Thank you, internet.

Here’s what my finished space looked like.

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This week I have a few photoshoots to prep for. People are coming over so I’ll be more motivated to finish cleaning house. If you ever want to clean your house fast, INVITE PEOPLE OVER.

Someone asked me what Cooper wanted for Christmas and I was like…let me get through Thanksgiving first. But in the back of my mind, I’m already thinking about holiday cards and how I am going to move things in our living room to make room for a Christmas tree.  This week, I plan on mapping out our Thanksgiving + solidifying who brings what and what we’re going to have for breakfast the next day.

I also need to start eating healthier. Some bad habits have caught up with me…and I need to start making some better choices.

This is the time for me to look back at this post:

CREATING HEALTHY EATING HABITS

 

I think I really just need a Reset Button Salad

The Reset Button Salad // shutterbean

And now we figure out what my Intentions for the Week are…..

Intentions for the Week:

  • continue the streak of productivity
  • take a dance class
  • stay on top of laundry
  • map out Thanksgiving
  • get outside every day
  • make better food choices
  • setup workspace for photoshoot
  • catch up on social media/figure out coschedule plugin issue
  • research haircuts if I have time
  • try a new recipe or two
  • go through my inbox and clean it up
  • make something with persimmons – maybe this cake
  • match all the socks in my house
  • sort through that paper pile I’ve been saving
  • trip to the salvation army
  • return library books
  • organize letters/write some
  • bank appointment… still need to go
  • put the summer clothes up on the shelf in closet
  • bring in all the patio cushions/furniture
  • drink more water (this helps)

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • go to yoga/do a few fitness marshall videos   (also went to dance class)
  • pinterest event
  • LAUNDRY
  • apron photoshoot testing
  • letter writing
  • bank appointment- can I make it happen??
  • catch up on social media
  • catch up on bookkeeping
  • make a treat for new neighbors
  • make a Brussels Sprouts salad
  • book a haircut appointment/research new cuts (thought about it…)
  • reflect on October with a new Currently post
  • continue working on a home studio
  • try to do some leisure reading
  • call my mother-in-law to catch up (yikes! still need to. I love you MIL!xo)
  • find a good long sleeve shirt to add to my winter capsule.
  • try not to eat a lot of candy this week  (I stopped eating it after day 2)
  • make sure we have all the stuff for Cooper’s costume
  • drink more water (this helps)

What about you? What do you have going on this week?

Leave some intentions to help hold yourself accountable!

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November 5, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 44

Here’s what this past week looked like on My Everyday Life: Week 44

This week I got HOOKED up with persimmons.

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Do you have any favorite recipes for persimmons?

My Everyday Life: Week 44 on Shutterbean.com

 

They came from my neighbor, Pat! He reminds me of my grandpa! He was so excited I stopped by to say hello. It felt like I got a hug from my grandpa and that made me week.

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Cooper was Julian Edelman for Halloween!

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Next year I’m gonna be a sun. I borrowed my friend Luisa’s costume for 2 minutes.

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I was a panda! I almost went as Lydia from Beetlejuice but then I didn’t feel like wearing uncomfortable shoes.

LIFE CHOICES!

My Everyday Life: Week 44 on Shutterbean.com

 

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November 3, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

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

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS. Let’s surf the internet together: 

  1. How to Be an Artist according to Josef Albers
  2. To make for Thanksgiving- Sweet Potato Pie!
  3. Thank you for designing a whole bathroom around my shower curtain!!
  4. Can you imagine getting one of these for Halloween?
  5. Schoolhouse Rocks nostalgia for you. 
  6. A home of a book lover.
  7. Are we going too far with doughnuts? Yes.
  8. Life in the capsule tower in Tokyo
  9. Dresses I’d wear to a holiday party: one / two / three / four / five
  10. How street meat conquered New York
  11. I’m definitely not mad at the new Hershey flavor….
  12. This is the softest shirt/sweater ever! Just picked one up and love it.
  13. An artist-in-residence at Facebook. Kind of like a dream job, no?
  14. Newsflash: sugar + carbs are bad
  15. Growing up in the Bay Area
  16. Lynda Barry is one of my favorites.   She’ll make you believe in yourself.
  17. Cooking like Georgia O’Keefe & Frida Kahlo (this is cool!)
  18. The best airport restaurants in the US
  19. Something a brother would do
  20. Some free coloring pages from famous museums
  21. One of my favorite cakes this time of year— Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Icing

My husband set up a GoFundMe account for kid’s baseball players in the Rincon Valley who lost everything in the fires a few weeks ago. If you’d like to support the cause, we would be so grateful! Thanks in advance for your support!

 

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October 31, 2017

Currently: October 2017

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Currently: October 2017

Today is Halloween! There’s a chill in the air. We turned on our heater the other morning and it made me so happy. I love a cozy house. I also love soup weather. BRING ON THE SOUPS. They’re the perfect accompaniment to crusty french bread.

This month was a heavy month! A lot of scary stuff has been happening with fire! Earth! For about a week of the month, we were indoors due to the heavy smoke from the Napa/Sonoma County fires. Unexpected disasters throw everything out of whack.  I am so grateful we/our friends up north were safe.

The end of October means we’re so close to the holidays. Are you freaking out too??! How can we make things easier on ourselves this year?

Let’s think about it.  I just remembered that I wrote a whole post about Self Care During the Holidays.  It’s a good to arm yourself during this time of year.

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October 30, 2017

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! The weekend went by so fast! DANG. This week is all over the place. I spent some time this Sunday getting my head in the game for the week so I am feeling pretty good about this Monday. I haven’t been as active as I normally am lately, so I am going to try my best to get MOVING.

Meal Prep last week included:

Turkey White Bean Chili

A pasta salad (made with tortellini)

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Arugula Pesto

Turmeric Honey for lattes

Salad Dressing

My Everyday Life: Week 43 on Shutterbean.com

This Week’s Intentions:

  • go to yoga/do a few fitness marshall videos lol
  • pinterest event
  • LAUNDRY
  • apron photoshoot testing
  • letter writing
  • bank appointment- can I make it happen??
  • catch up on social media
  • catch up on bookkeeping
  • make treat for new neighbors
  • make a Brussels Sprouts salad
  • book a haircut appointment/research new cuts
  • reflect on October with a new Currently post
  • continue working on home studio
  • try to do some leisure reading
  • call my mother-in-law to catch up
  • find a good long sleeve shirt to add to my winter capsule.
  • try not to eat a lot of candy this week
  • make sure we have all the stuff for Cooper’s costume
  • drink more water (this helps)

 

Last Week’s Intentions

  • make turkey white bean chili
  • make kombucha
  • volunteer at thrift shop/gather items to donate
  • clean house
  • LAUNDRY
  • go to yoga
  • figure out appointment at bank  (didn’t get to it)
  • make a matcha facemask (Thanks for the recipe, Maggie!)
  • do some meal prep
  • make sure snack drawer gets fixed
  • record podcast with Whitney
  • research health insurance (website didn’t work WHAT ELSE IS NEW)
  • try to eat healthier/more salads/eat more at home
  • make my family some cookies
  • organize pantry
  • tour Nugget grocery store
  • catch up on social media
  • find a good long sleeve shirt to add to my winter capsule. (still looking!)
  • post favorite fall recipes (almost done!)
  • plan next lady craft day (didn’t have time)
  • drink more water (this helps)
  • BE ACTIVE

This week’s mantra:

I love lists // shutterbean

If you want, leave some of your Intentions this week in the comments! 

Good luck with your week!! 

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October 29, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 43

Here’s what this past week looked like on My Everyday Life Week 43

Saturday morning walk included cool breezes and SUN.

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Dinner last night at our friend’s house in Mill Valley. We hung outside until the fog rolled in. You can start to feel Autumn here in the Bay. Very exciting!

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Currently favorite color combination: orange + blue

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This space is moving.

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Down to my workspace! I love when we work on house projects together.

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Shot this/ate this for Tillamook this week.

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Too much or not enough?

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I’m a sucker for time machines.

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An alternate universe in the center of a cinnamon roll.

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I would like to get into stained glass making.

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Reminder to take a 5 minute break outside.

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