July 3, 2020



  1. You should mute your smart speaker’s mic more often.
  2. Black paper with white pencil drawings.
  3. Non-Americans share what they like about America.
  4. This reminds me that I should use my broiler more.
  5. I was wondering when they were going to arrest her.
  6. I love finding movie details.
  7. How book clubs can help fight loneliness.
  8. Old photos of MLK Jr. eating with his family.
  9. It would be fun to make cloud doodles with Cooper.
  10. How COVID is changing the way we eat.
  11. This looks like the best way to eat watermelon!
  12. Bucket list goal- take photos of the Milky Way
  13. Train travel used to be so fancy.
  14. Speaking of bucket lists here’s my Summer 2020 Bucket List
  15. These photos of water lily harvesting are amazing.
  16. This Nasa Sun timelapse video boggles my mind.
  17. Portraits of people with their cats in the early 20th century.
  18. So glad Deb wrote this. THANK YOU, DEB. I feel seen.
  19. How this pandemic is going to scar a generation of working mothers.
  20. Tunic love: one / two / three / four

If you need to start next week off right, download my Intentions for the Week Printable!

If you need dessert inspiration for this weekend, I am here to help.

July 1, 2020

Summer Bucket List 2020

We are already 10 days into Summer. How does it feel besides weird?! For the past 5 years,  I’ve been making a Summer Bucket List (with Cooper’s help) so we can be intentional about how we spend time during the Summer together as a family. It’s a great activity and it helps us all figure out what we want to get out of our time. 

Let’s dive into some of my past Summer Bucket Lists, shall we?


June 29, 2020

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 27 of 2020

Happy Monday, friends!

We had a pretty nice weekend here. I had a lady art date with my friend. The boys did baseball. Casey got involved in a bmx bike refinishing project. I cleaned the house and did a lot of straightening. Oh, and I also did a bunch of gardening. I am not sure we left the house most of the weekend. This week I have to figure out how to occupy Cooper’s time while we work from home. Hoping to get a big batch of stuff done so I can block out some time with my boo. 

I almost forgot! I FINALLY DID MEAL PREP!



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Cleaned out the fridge and filled it back up again! Recipe for strawberry chia jam and herb zucchini fritters are on my blog. #shutterbeanmealprep

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June 28, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 26

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 26

Here’s what we are growing!

I am obsessed with this chalk!  No dust and so creamy!

Headed out for the Farmer’s Market.

My goal was to get some blooms to paint!

Went with my friend Neiley.

I painted these with my camera.


June 26, 2020



  1. Hello, dream home.
  2. If you think you’re having a bad day…
  3. Why not having human contact is hard right now.
  4. Barcelona Opera reopens for PLANTS!
  5. This water bottle reminds me to drink water.
  6. What should replace the racist monuments that are being taken down?
  7. I want my husband to build me one of these.
  8. The cutest playhouse! 
  9. How to “unplug” your kid’s tech addiction.
  10. I love seeing how people convert their garages into living spaces.
  11. Sink art that doesn’t last very long…
  12. A hair cut/color can really transform a person.
  13. 14 Black women we should learn about in History class.
  14. Your Black Friends Are Busy – a comprehensive app
  15. I’m obsessed with vintage supermarket photos.
  16. Blondies for two. Yes please.
  17. I love cabinets filled with curiosities. 
  18. What America asks of working parents in impossible.
  19. Behind Time’s America Must Change cover.
  20. This dress in leopard would be cute with these birks. 

If you need to start next week off right, download my Intentions for the Week Printable!

June 22, 2020

Intentions for the Week

Every week, Tracy Benjamin from Shutterbean.com types up her TO DO list with her Intentions for the Week post. Check out this week's post!

Intentions for the Week- Week 26 of 2020

Happy Monday, my friends. Today we’ve been at home with a child for 103 days. WE HIT TRIPLE DIGITS. 

We celebrated my husband and Dad this weekend for Father’s day. I was so busy in the kitchen that I didn’t get pictures! I have to remember to make that happen next time. Dang it. Let’s figure out what’s happening this week. Time to write down my Intentions for the Week- 


June 21, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 25

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 25

What’s in my victory garden!

Pillow fort leftovers. 

I cleaned out my fridge this week and did meal prep! WAHOO.

Cooper always gets extra mints only because he asks for them and he’s cute.

He knows the concept of “Don’t Ask/Don’t Get” more than anyone I know.

My husband made me a hanging planter. I love it so much.

Shasta daisies in the front yard make me happy


It’s so weird to experience this time of day during the week at my house.