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July 31, 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! Did you have a good weekend? Ours was pretty good! We had a nice adventure day at the Russian River yesterday, so I wasn’t able to do my normal Sunday Meal Prep. OH WELL!

I’m writing this late Sunday night…trying to get my head in the game for this coming week. Some of my plans last week were derailed because I wasn’t feeling 100%. I got a bee sting on my scalp that made all my lymph nodes in my head and neck swell up. I went to the doctor and found out that there’s not much I can do… it’s been quite annoying and uncomfortable so if anyone knows what to do about swollen lymph nodes, HELP. My doctor just said take Advil and it will go away eventually. Apparently I am supposed to get extra rest, but I’m having a hard time doing that.

Cooper is at camp this week, so I hope to accomplish a bunch of things that I didn’t get around to. I was able to use some of my time last week and clean up our garage and it made such an impact on my mental health.  This week I am going to try to find another spot that’s a source of stress and clean it up. Maybe I just need to wash the outside of my car? It is SOOOOOOO dusty/dirty right now. We’ll see. Here are my Intentions for the Week:

 

Intentions for the Week:

  • start my new bullet journal!!! YAY
  • check when DMV appointment is
  • yoga x 2 + hike
  • LAUNDRY
  • work on timeline for Etsy launch (before or after trip?)
  • straighten up makeup drawer
  • take pictures of vignettes around the house
  • grocery shop/meal prep
  • trip to the post office/write letters
  • finish spreadsheet of master house cleaning list/chart
  • order some clothes for school online/find a backpack for Cooper
  • finish Currently post for July
  • trip to the library- return books
  • go over school shopping supply list
  • give myself a pedicure
  • do a face mask
  • get haircut
  • take some classes at night on skillshare- I’ve got my eye on this one.
  • work on books (and upload photos for a new summer book)
  • plan blog posts for the next few weeks (anything you’d like to see???)
  • talk to CPA
  • enjoy the few last weeks of Summer
  • read more of Cheaper by the Dozen (really digging it so far)

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • LAUNDRY (worked on most of it)
  • yoga + hike (went for a walk- wahhh)
  • clean out fridge (it’s looking pretty bare!)
  • go through pantry/sort/organize (did a preliminary sort)
  • straighten up makeup drawer (didn’t have time)
  • work on recipes for the blog (tested out a smoothie recipe)
  • figure out what organizing projects to blog about (I have no idea)
  • deep clean bathrooms – wash shower curtain (deep cleaned 1 bathroom)
  • return library books (renewed/filled up with more books going this week)
  • empty out car/wash it (cleaned the inside/vacuumed- outside needs cleaning now)
  • work on a few art classes with Cooper (we did 1!)
  • trip into the city for an adventure with Cooper (went into SF for the Color Factory show)
  • delete photos from phone to clear off space   (deleted a bunch of old movies)
  • transfer photos to hard drive
  • tackle inbox (worked on it!)
  • be mindful about eating (was very good with the Thistle meal delivery)
  • drink more water
  • go through Cooper’s closet + donate clothes he’s outgrown (he made a pile of clothes)
  • eat dinner outside as much as possible (had two meals outside–not enough)
  • start forming post about succulents (still thinking about it)
  • work on zines/Esty shop stuff (finished a zine)
  • write letters to pen pals (wrote a few/sent them out)
  • work on  Currently post for July (finishing up this week)
  • KEEP HOUSE CLEAN (I tried/failed)

MANTRA FOR THE WEEK:

And I Quote // shutterbean

What about you? What are you up to?

Leave your Intentions for the week in the comments to help get your head in the game!

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July 29, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 30

Here’s what this past week looked like. My Everyday Life: Week 30

Dinner with a view. Incredible, huh?

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Outdoor dining with Cloth & Flame. WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT!

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Above the Marin Headlands. I got lost. It was quite a situation (for me only).

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Tomato course.

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I had to pause for a sunset break.

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Goodnight, sun.

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CONTINUE READING

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July 28, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

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Welcome to I Love Lists! It’s Friday, let’s search the internet together:

  1. If you’re feeling spritzy!
  2. Cleaning tricks for lazy peeps.
  3. For a mental vacation
  4. Inspiring spaces: family room / backyard  / nursery
  5. Britney all the way.
  6. 29/32 millennial foods I’ve tried.
  7. There’s a new tabasco sauce!
  8. WTF
  9. 170 Year history of Food Photography
  10. Maj knows alllllll about airplane travel.
  11. A duvet cover that looks perfect for me.
  12. RIP Microsoft Paint
  13. Want it all.
  14. How to Boost Resilience in Midlife
  15. The history of Mt. Tamalpais
  16. This dress with these shoes and this clutch = all my favorite colors
  17. Why Kool-Aid is still around.
  18. It’s about honoring what happened. 
  19. For hummingbird lovers.
  20. Vandalism that is quite clever.
  21. How one becomes what one is– the artistic process
  22. All the hash browns please.
  23. Ways to politely insult others.   Are you guilty of some of these?
  24. Don’t forget to put this frozen mocha mousse on your MUST MAKE list!

have a great weekend!

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July 27, 2017

Frozen Mocha Mousse

Frozen Mocha Mousse is an AMAZING frozen treat. No ice cream maker needed! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

My dad, a man who never orders dessert and claims that he doesn’t like chocolate….

LOVES this Frozen Mocha Mousse.

That means if you love chocolate, YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS.

Frozen Mocha Mousse is an AMAZING frozen treat. No ice cream maker needed! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

If you’re like me and you love fluffy chocolate ice cream…that’s light, whipped and almost melty, then you will definitely love this dessert. Also- you don’t need an ice cream maker to make it!  Just a few bowls and a hand mixer!

Frozen Mocha Mousse is an AMAZING frozen treat. No ice cream maker needed! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Thank you, Ina. Thank you for Cooking for Jeffrey. THE WORLD THANKS YOU!

Mostly my dad :) CONTINUE READING

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July 24, 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!! How’s your Monday so far? Cooper is with me all week while I work from home, so we have a lot to tackle. It’s meant that I work late into the night. But on the flip side, it means we don’t have to rush around in the morning to get to Cooper off to school.  The Summer schedule has been quite an adjustment, but just when we get into a good routine/rhythmIntentions for the Week:

  • LAUNDRY
  • yoga + hike
  • clean out fridge
  • go through pantry/sort/organize
  • straighten up makeup drawer
  • work on recipes for the blog
  • figure out what organizing projects to blog about
  • deep clean bathrooms – wash shower curtain
  • return library books
  • empty out car/wash it
  • work on a few art classes with Cooper
  • trip into the city for an adventure with Cooper
  • delete photos from phone to clear off space
  • transfer photos to hard drive
  • tackle inbox
  • be mindful about eating
  • drink more water
  • go through Cooper’s closet + donate clothes he’s outgrown
  • eat dinner outside as much as possible
  • start forming post about succulents
  • work on zines/Esty shop stuff
  • write letters to pen pals
  • work on  Currently post for July
  • KEEP HOUSE CLEAN

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • write/post about cheeseboard  (check it out here!)
  • make kombucha  (this week I made guava mango bucha)
  • make a meal plan
  • work on book(s)/zines
  • photograph products Etsy shop
  • tackle Inbox/DELETE like a mad woman (this week!)
  • finish tax stuff
  • make waffles (ended up making banana bread instead)
  • do meal prep  (done! check it out here)
  • LAUNDRY
  • finish skillshare course on making zines
  • listen to this podcast for the first time (listened to half of it!)
  • yoga x2 / walk  (went to yoga once)
  • delete photos on phone (deleted about 300, need to do more)
  • work on art with Cooper
  • spend less (wasted) time on the internet/social media (was better at leaving phone in other rooms)
  • go for a night time walk with family (maybe this week?)
  • eat outside
  • make plans for a BBQ (did not do)
  • research a good watering can (abandoned search, going to keep looking)
  • mindful eating- track with MyFitnessPal? (nope! there’s always this week!)
  • keep the house clean/go slow (hahaha impossible with child at home right now)
  • do nighttime reading 
  • dye my hair
  • drink more water (I sucked at this)
  • write letters (definitely getting behind on this)

What about you? What are you up to this week?

Leave your intentions for this week in the comments.

I love seeing what you’re up to!

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July 23, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 29

Here’s what this past week looked like on My Everyday Life: week 29

Goodbye, Carmel! You’re pretty great.

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You can feel the history when you’re there! That’s what I like about it.My Everyday Life: Week 29 on Shutterbean.com

My friend’s parent’s house is so beautiful.

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A collection I brought home.

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This morning: Avocado toast + word searches.

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Cooper takes photos of the cats on my phone without me knowing. This one was a good one!

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Once I got in the rhythm, I spelled wrong. Oh, the irony!

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Art after breakfast

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HELLO HELLO HELLO

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Playing around with ink & color this weekend.

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CONTINUE READING

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July 21, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

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Welcome to I Love Lists. It’s Friday, let’s surf the internet together!

  1. People recreate Beyonce Twins photo. LOL
  2. My friend Andrea came to SF for a visit last year & made this.
  3. Speaking of…I could get lost on this site. Such beautiful work.
  4. I mean… I already knew that but I don’t need to be reminded of it.
  5. The reason why everyone is drinking Rosé now…..
  6. Life tip: take a photo so you’re not anxious while you’re away from home
  7. These fish farms look like astrological charts to me.
  8. Super Cute Beach Bags: one / two / three / four
  9. Magic found in an old camera.
  10. In & Out Burger intel
  11. Some sanity tips if you work alone.
  12. I’ve seen one of these in person...I am not surprised it failed.
  13. Avoid Kid’s Menu Traps!
  14. SFMOMA now texts you art if you’d like!
  15. Zucchini Pasta Bake of my dreams.
  16. This Blueberry Lime Poppy Seed Cake looks pretty/epic.
  17. This is our future? Can we not?
  18. Dear Husbands:
  19. These are my favorite reusable grocery bags. THEY HOLD A TON.
  20. What an artist’s dream!
  21. If you want to be inspired by sketchbooks.
  22. If you feel lonely
  23. Affirmations for your astrological sign (I’m a leo)
  24. Movie props and the stories behind them!