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March 23, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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

I LOVE LISTS:

  1. I want a bowl of this.
  2. What is mushroom tea?
  3. Best places to travel to in 2018
  4. Ways to trick people into think you have your act together.
  5. Coincidentally, I just check out this book from the library.
  6. Embarrassing childhood photos give me life.
  7. Apparently, my true age is 24 according to my drink choices.
  8. Dad jokes are the best jokes.
  9. The most expensive books you can buy on the internet
  10. How you can make the most of the farmer’s market.
  11. Daydreaming while looking through award-winning photos. 
  12. Marilyn Monroe photos auctioned off. I love looking through these.
  13. What to know about a green funeral burial.
  14. A good reminder that the internet is not real life.
  15. Can’t say I’m not curious.
  16. Is this real life????!!!
  17. #2 is key for our morning to run smoothly at home.
  18. Did you hear about the farmer who wrote a MEMOO?? 
  19. Netflix Sans. Now that’s all I’m gonna notice when I’m scrolling through.
  20. Have you ever had a passive-aggressive neighbor?
  21. Newsflash: Millenials don’t like sending food back
  22. I am so excited by this movie about Mister Rogers!!!!! We really need this now.
  23. I definitely need to put one of these prints up in my kitchen.
  24. The most important dishes that changed food in America.
  25. Why China loves American chain restaurants so much.
  26. The last conversation you’ll have about eating right & being healthy.

 

Currently Loving- Shutterbean

My new/simple address book (I got yellow!)

Pretty Dish cookbook (will post a new recipe soon!)

Stocking up on new spices at Thrive Market (inexpensively) for my kitchen spring cleaning overhaul.

 

ALSO LET’S WISH A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHER RYAN!!!!

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March 22, 2018

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup made with Chicken Stock! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

A recipe for French Onion Soup that doesn’t require Beef Stock.

Sign me up.

French Onion Soup made with Chicken Stock! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

It’s not that I don’t like beef stock, it’s just that you have to intentionally buy beef stock. I’m normally a chicken stock/vegetable stock only kind of gal. Beef stock is never really on my grocery list which means I never can make French Onion soup on a whim.

So now if the craving for French Onion Soup comes on, I can build the flavor profile with chicken stock and white wine.

French Onion Soup made with Chicken Stock! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

COMFORT. SOUP. BREAD. CHEESE. MELTED. GOODNESS.

French Onion Soup made with Chicken Stock! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

This soup is a gigantic hug in food form. David Lebovitz, you are (and always have been) my hero.

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March 19, 2018

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:

Hello, Monday.

We’re at it again.

This weekend I did quite a few organizing projects. I evaluated my workspace. We went into the city. I bought some plants. We celebrated our 12th anniversary with sushi. Hopefully, we gained some energy for this coming week because it’s going to be a busy one.

I also spent some time looking through old journals and finding little notes I left myself.
Since my Mom died, I haven’t felt like keeping a journal. I’ve fallen off track with bullet journaling. My biggest intention this week is to stay on top of my calendar and lists. Anytime I deviate from this, my life gets messy and I can’t keep up.

I can’t just wing it. I need to engage.

Here’s my spread for the week: 

SUNDAY BRAIN DUMP RITUAL ✅

A post shared by the handwriting club (@thehandwritingclub) on

Plus, I am working on a bullet journal class sometime soon and I need to practice

(here are my bullet journal layouts & supplies btw)

Intentions for the Week:

  • stay on top of the calendar
  • clear space on computer & phone
  • prep for meetings
  • post pics of my office FINALLY
  • whiskey event/pack for overnight trip
  • birthday dinner for boop
  • catch up on invoicing
  • continue to work on tax prep
  • return to homegoods
  • return coveralls
  • repot ficus
  • ship out orders for The Handwriting Club
  • book flights
  • hike with Casey
  • make good food choices
  • take an exercise class
  • invite a friend out for coffee
  • make someone happy
  • send a few letters
  • drink more water (this helps)
  • help a friend in need

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • change all the clocks in our house to the right time!
  • edit/upload One Potato photos
  • invoices
  • laundry
  • prep for meeting this week
  • prep for taxes
  • catch up on social media
  • work on the handwriting club
  • repot plants  (I got some of the supplies + plants)
  • finally paint nails
  • ship out orders for The Handwriting Club
  • work in the kitchen (lemon shrimp & french onion soup maybe!)
  • work on office photos
  • post pictures from Cavallo Point?
  • drink water
  • go on a hike with Casey (it rained!)
  • carve out time to make some art
  • make good food choices
  • rest when I need to!

 

Mantra for the Week:

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March 18, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 11

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Growing all kinds of things this Spring.

My Everyday Life: Week 11 on Shutterbean.com

I see you.

My Everyday Life: Week 11 on Shutterbean.com

It rained most of the week.

My Everyday Life: Week 11 on Shutterbean.com

Cooper also stayed home from school because he was sick.

My Everyday Life: Week 11 on Shutterbean.com

Our friend Melissa is in town. We went out to eat!

My Everyday Life: Week 11 on Shutterbean.com

I also made corned beef & cabbage from  The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook.

Turned out great!

My Everyday Life: Week 11 on Shutterbean.com

Saturday rainy afternoon.

My Everyday Life: Week 11 on Shutterbean.com

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March 16, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

 Welcome to I LOVE LISTS. It's Friday and Tracy of Shutterbean.com shares her finds from the internet on a weekly list called I LOVE LISTS!

HEY, I LOVE LISTS!

  1. How to an artist according to Georgia O’Keefe
  2. Your horoscope affirmations for March.
  3. Summer dresses to daydream about: one / two / three 
  4. This is so dang clever.
  5. Oh nooooo Necco!
  6. I don’t think I’d mind living in a 175 square foot apt.
  7. 19 kinds of reading you’ve done– I loved this.
  8. When in doubt, swear it out.
  9. The Milky Way is beautiful.
  10. Why does this sound super gross to me?
  11. No, I will not try platypus milk. 
  12. This is the way introverts pick their person.
  13. Most Underrated/Overrated things from Trader Joe’s
  14. 10 Most Famous Bookstores in the World
  15. People doing awesome things with their computer wallpaper.
  16. New music by Leon Bridges! YES.
  17. Omg online shopping fails.
  18. Nail inspiration!
  19. What Stage IV Cancer Taught Me
  20. Molly makes everything beautiful. Check out her dining room.
  21. Instagram is not turning back into a chronological feed. Boo
  22. I think my mother-in-law would love this.
  23. How did I know I’d get Rowlf??
  24. How people kicked some of their bad habits.
  25. Stephen Hawkings was funny.
  26. You won’t look like Sharon Stone at 59.

 

Currently Loving- Shutterbean

My pre-release copy of Pretty Dish. Very excited about this cookbook! Jessica does not disappoint.

Finding my mom’s nail polish and wearing it.

The light outside at night!! Thank you daylight savings….even though it’s so dark in the mornings.

Listening to Kenny Loggins on Spotify

have a great weekend!

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March 14, 2018

Lemon Garlic Roasted Shrimp

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

I remember watching some kid devour shrimp cocktail at a restaurant a few years ago and someone commented, “KIDS GO CRAZY FOR SHRIMP!”

um.

Not mine. 

But then something happened a few weeks ago. My son tried some buffalo wing style shrimp (oof) and loved it. Now he wants shrimp when we’re out to eat and hogs all the shrimp tempura. Be careful what you wish for 😉

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

But we’re into shrimp right now. I am not getting overly excited but

OH

MY

GOD

I

CAN

MAKE

SHRIMP

FOR

MY

FAMILY

NOW

and everyone will eat it.

If you think I’m overreacting, I just sat here and thought about it.

It’s been 9 years since I’ve been able to make a shrimp dish for my whole family.

I suppose this is when I chime in with a Better late than never.

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

My Mom used to make this dish. Of course, she did, it was one of the simplest recipes from her beloved Ina Garten!  I love that food can sometimes feel like a hug from your Mom. I sure needed it the past few weeks.

Oh, and did I mention this sauce on this dish? It’s lemon buttery garlicky goodness. You’re going to want to sop up every last bit with bread. Promise. CONTINUE READING

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March 12, 2018

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!

I had a pretty busy weekend doing stuff around the house, packing up gifts for the Rincon Valley Little League  & meal prepping. I don’t think I even left the house this weekend. I didn’t even realize that until now! My brain might have been kickstarted in Spring cleaning mode and I’m totally OK with that. Over the weekend I cleaned up my makeup drawer and I feel like I got a whole new lease on life (semi-dramatic). I also cleaned out the inside of the car because it was looking like a garbage can.

Oh, and I did some meal prep. I’d say we’re getting the week off to a good start!

Intentions for the Week is a weekly TO DO list on Shutterbean.com!

 

 

Intentions for the Week is a weekly TO DO list on Shutterbean.com!

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