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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!

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March 11, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 10

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 10:

Happy Birthday, Casey!!!!!!!!! 41 years!! YAY!

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Obligatory linguine & clams with garlic bread & salad dinner.

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Waking my child up. Some days he wakes me up.

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Thank you, Karin. You are a light!

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I really needed a cup of comfort.

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I am blown away by your kindness.

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March 9, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS, so here’s one for you:

  1. A better way to compliment someone is to acknowledge what they’ve done.
  2. Juuling is a thing and don’t let your kid use the internet. Like EVER.
  3. This is food for the soul oh gosh and this too!!
  4. My Enneagram number is 2.
  5. I had no idea there were so many Oreo flavors.
  6. Five signs your kid might be an artist
  7. Thoughts on double dipping?
  8. They never really grow up, do they?
  9. How it feels to be a Mom.
  10. This is mind-blowing.
  11. An interesting read on class differences between parents & children.
  12. I wish they had this in our typing class in high school.
  13. What brands did for International Women’s Day
  14. I’d like to have a neon sign some day.
  15. How to feed yourself when you’re really depressed.
  16. How to Be Anxious
  17. I’ve been wanting a black house for 20 years now. YES.
  18. Adults are living in dorm-like housing in San Francisco now. 
  19. Reading about diabetes in this way is so much easier on my visual brain.
  20. Just lovely: buddha head planter / lady painting / delicate temporary tattoos
  21. This pleases me.
  22. Has this happened to you with your Alexa?  That is so creepy!
  23. Let’s make some breakfast cookies, ok?

 

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The change in light in the afternoons right now. Spring is arriving.

Sweet & Spicy Tea  in the afternoon with a bit of vanilla almond milk.

Turkey White Bean Chili on a chilly Thursday night after baseball.

Having a few brownies stashed in our freezer right now.

All the notes you write on your orders from my shop!  You’re all so sweet.

Reliving my high school brain by listening to Portishead.

Imperfect Produce. I’m on my third week of using them for produce delivery.  Ours comes on a Friday so it’s fun to enter the weekend with a few new things in my toolbox. I like that I can expect produce that has marks on it. It would infuriate me when I would order produce from other companies, pay a fortune for it and then have damaged produce. So far I haven’t received anything treacherous and the price is pretty great for all the organic produce you get. I had a raccoon get into one of my boxes. Turns out raccoons like apples. Lesson learned. 🙂  Check them out if they’re in your area- Here’s a $10 off code for your first order!

 

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March 7, 2018

Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Cabbage


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I use my Instant Pot for a few things.

Hard boiled eggs (omg the shell comes off so easily)

Apple sauce (because we always have leftover apples and I love making applesauce)

Chicken Broth (with bones I stash in the freezer- that sounds creepy!)

Pulled Pork (tacos & pulled pork sandwiches)

I made rice a few times but cannot give up my rice cooker. The rice stuck to the bottom a few times and that’s enough for me to not try that again. If you have any tips that don’t include putting a ton of oil in the rice, I am all ears.

I experimented with chicken wings once and the meat was so tender that they became boneless chicken wings.

Womp womp

I mean I love my Instant Pot, but I don’t always have the time and the money to play around, you know?

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I bought myself The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook. It’s by my friend Coco Morante. She’s done so much work figuring out the Instant Pot so I don’t have to!  Thanks, friend!

First recipe- Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Cabbage!

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I thought that with the month being all St. Patrick’s Day, it would be good to throw some cabbage in the recipe rotation. We never really have it, so I thought I’d try something new and branch out from my Instant Pot ways.

My only addition is a little goat cheese on top. I used to have the braised cabbage at Hillstone (Houston’s) on the Farmer’s Market plate (anyone?) and could never get enough of it. Now I can make at home!

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March 5, 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:

And here we are. Monday!

This weekend we spent the night at Cavallo Point for a little stay-cation. It was fun. It was short! Remind me never to pick the tasting menu when we have Cooper with us. That felt like it took FOREVER. I spent the morning walking around the property. Took a dip in a jacuzzi. Took a shower outside under a few gigantic eucalyptus trees. As a result, I’m heading into the week with a little less stress on my shoulders. Time to take a pause and type out my Intentions for the Week. Do you find this helpful? Do you also write down Intentions for the Week as a result?   Here we go!

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Intentions for the Week

  • celebrate Casey’s birthday
  • laundry
  • pick up my Mom’s ashes
  • shop/prep/cook/shoot One Potato recipes
  • prep for meeting
  • catch up on social media
  • work on recipes
  • ship out orders for The Handwriting Club
  • eat more salads/be mindful of what I eat
  • work on handwriting workbook
  • start tax stuff/sort through receipts
  • exercise- get outside!
  • errands- Target/Grocery/HomeGoods
  • volunteer at thrift shop
  • have a date with my calendar
  • paint nails
  • drink enough water
  • take care of myself
  • get enough sleep
  • give myself permission to go slow

Last Week’s Intentions

  • FOCUS/stay focused (I tried and tried!)
  • ship out packages for The Handwriting Club (thank you for your orders!!)
  • write letters (wrote 2! yay!)
  • follow up on emails
  • write Currently post for February
  • work on post about office space
  • art time with Cooper
  • post a new recipe (this week!)
  • laundry
  • clean out the inside of car/put back organizer
  • accounting work
  • get body moving/yoga (went to dance class!)
  • make sure I have two eyebrows and not just one
  • return shipment/item to Homegoods
  • drink more water
  • mindful eating
  • take a gardening class

Mantra for the Week:

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What about you? Have anything good you’re working toward/for this week? Let’s chat! 

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March 4, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 9

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life: Week 9

Highlight of the week? Bringing home this collection from the beach.

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We had a lot of rain and it was so nice.  I like when I don’t have to water my plants.

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I made eye contact with several cows this week.

 

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Mustard is wild here.

My Everyday Life: Week 9 on Shutterbean.com

Elk spotting.

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Mental Health day at Driftwood Beach with Lisa.

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A reminder that all of the wildflowers are starting to spring forth.

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Reminds me of the painting I made in our bedroom.

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March 2, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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Welcome to I LOVE LISTS! It’s Friday. Let’s surf the internet together!

  1. Parenting Teens. Something to save.
  2. A bowl of comfort plus more bowls of comfort.
  3. The most underrated cities in every state.
  4. This must take forever.
  5. They found some tattoos on some ancient Egyptian mummies and I’m intrigued.
  6. Beautiful lessons to help your healing process
  7. I’m red pepper flakes.
  8. Pretties: feather earrings / everything has beauty print / linen kimono
  9. It’s not just millennials glued to their phones.
  10. Someone please make this for my birthday. It’s August 18th. You have plenty of time.
  11. Time to bring Mister Rogers back into our lives.
  12. A touching photo project
  13. What it’s like to raise boys.
  14. Tattoos can start monitoring your health? Say whaaaaat?
  15. This makes me wish I was better at sewing.
  16. Get off your phone when you eat.
  17. Tips for a successful side hustle.
  18. What the new fitbit watch is gonna look like- not bad.
  19. This is what my dreamlife looks like sometimes.
  20. Dolly Parton is amazing.
  21. The Handwriting Club on Etsy <—–where you can buy some stuff from me!

 

 

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have a great weekend!