October 18, 2019



  1. Teachers doing important work. 
  2. They’re so lucky to have their grandparents in their wedding.
  3. These pumpkin cinnamon rolls look amaze.
  4. Some happy facts about animals!
  5. A look back at the first aerial photo shot in the USA
  6. You can donate your legos!
  7. Cat comics!
  8. A good use for broken lasagna noodles…
  9. To make: Dark & Stormy Kombucha
  10. How magazines were made before computers.
  11. 10 Types of Tippers
  12. Happy 20th BLOG ANNIVERSARY to David Lebovitz!
  13. I miss decorating our house for Halloween.
  14. Farrow & Ball has new paint colors!
  15. How to balance social and alone time at work.
  16. Americans are having fewer kids. Here’s what that means for education.
  17. Halloween costumes from 1950s + 1960s
  18. This portable printer thing looks fun.
  19. I have a super embarrassing photo of me and pigeons in Venice when I was a teenager.
  20. Cute bags I have my eye on:  one / two / three / four
  21. A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali Wong
  22. Grab a food journal and some stickers for you/a friend this weekend.
  23. Here’s 2 months FREE Premium membership to Skillshare. YOU CAN DO SO MUCH ART!
October 16, 2019

Green Tea Ice Cream

I don’t understand my child and his tastebuds. He won’t eat things like macaroni & cheese, any potato that isn’t a french fry or tater tot, nachos,  dutch baby pancakes, EGGS any way, cornbread, biscuits, sweet potatoes, you name it.  On the flipside, he loves anything with buffalo wing sauce on it (even tacos!)  and one of his favorite ice cream flavors is Green Tea Ice Cream.  The only real love we share is bread and crackers. So, I guess we have that going for us. Still I have no idea why he thinks biscuits are terrible. I am hoping he’ll outgrow that one day. 

It’s Cooper’s birthday month (he’s now 11!) and I made him his favorite ice cream to celebrate. I thought I’d shake things up a bit!

We had some matcha twix leftover from our trip to Japantown so we crumbled some on top.

This recipe is from The Kitchn Cookbook (one of my favorites!). It’s a very simple recipe and I love that it uses a bit of cream cheese in the recipe. I’ve done that technique with my pumpkin ice cream!  The texture is light, slightly chewy and every bite is perfumed with matcha!  

Maybe you’ll convince a picky eaty to expand their tastebuds with this Green Tea Ice Cream recipe?

Maybe you just love green tea ice cream or have some matcha hanging around with no purpose? 

Make it, report back! 


October 14, 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:

Happy Monday, friends!

We are on week 42 of 2019!  Here’s what Week 42 looked like last year.  I’m writing this from Idaho. We’ve had a wonderful time with family here.

This week we have some unpacking to do from our trip. I have to get my house back into shape. I’ve got company this weekend and a bunch of work to do. Right now I’m ready to focus on my Intentions for the Week. Here they are!


October 13, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 41

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 41

Coloring club on the bleachers!


My friend Cosie made this. Amazing, huh??!

Here’s what I accomplished. We lost the game 🙁

Proud of this boy and how hard he works at baseball!


October 11, 2019



  1. Whoa. Check out this community in Denmark. Looks cool.
  2. Bettie White at home with her dogs, 1950s
  3. My child is so #12 and #14
  4. Cooking is so much more than just cooking.
  5. Why you never see your friends anymore.
  6. How to deal with constantly feeling overwhelmed.
  7. 10 things to do if your child is being bullied.
  8. Very cool: magnetic wallpaper!
  9. Trader Joe’s is making an advent calendar for cats!
  10. Dancing can reverse signs of aging in the brain.
  11. I’ve always wanted to go to Joshua Tree.
  12. How America lost dinner.
  13. Forgotten things found in books. Magical!
  14. This is my ideal soup.
  15. How to work your way out of a food rut (if you’re in one!)
  16. Finishing this book this weekend! It’s been really good so far.
  17. Star lovers: hair clips / necklace / cocktail dress / pullover
  18. Return to Oz was traumatic for me when I was a kid!
  19. Why is middle-school hard for so many people?
  20. If you also love seeing leaves change, you’ll love these photos.
  21. How about adding some pumpkin french toast to your breakfast lineup?

Need some magic in your life? Check out my Etsy Shop- The Handwriting Club 

October 9, 2019

Crispy Cauliflower and Kale Penne

I have a handful for vegetarians in my life and this recipe for Crispy Cauliflower and Kale Penne from my friend Allison’s book The Pasta Friday Cookbook is THE DISH I can’t wait to make for them!   Heck, I ate all of the leftovers so it might be something good to add to my meal prep routine too. Definitely a good #meatlessmonday situation, if you ask me.

If you’re looking for an amazing pasta cookbook to inspire get-togethers, feeding masses and EATING pasta and amazing salads, you should totally check out The Pasta Friday Cookbook !  

This recipe provides all of the things I love in a pasta dish:

  • GREENS (kale!)
  • VEGETABLES (crispy cauliflower bits!)
  • fun things like walnuts & lemon zest
  • cheese

It’s a treat for your tastebuds!

Also really good if you’re in a family like mine where YOU are the one who hogs all of the vegetables in the pasta dish.

That would be me. I like more vegetables than pasta. What can I say?

If I didn’t have to share, I’d probably half the penne in the recipe and go for allllllllll the vegetables.

That’s just me. That’s my adventure! You’re welcome to choose your own.  

Also, please watch this video of Oprah discussing how awesome cauliflower is the new thing.


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So good, right?

This recipe provides BOTH. I bet Oprah would approve. 


October 7, 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:

Happy Monday, friends!

We are now on week 41 of 2019.

Here’s what My Everyday Life Week 41 looked like last year.

This weekend we had baseball tournament.  It was nice to spend time away from home with friends!  Cooper had a chance to go swimming with his teammates and play football at our hotel.  I filled up 4 pages of my sketchbook with coloring club drawings on the bleachers. 


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Coloring on the bleachers with my friend Cosie. ✨🖊❤️

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We lost two games and won one.  I enjoyed spending time with my boys. 

Now the LAUNDRY PILE UP BEGINS as we start unpacking. We have another family trip coming up again so we’ll have to pack again!  Lots to do before then. It’s time for me to spend some time jotting down my Intentions for the Week.