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May 20, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 20

Here’s what this past week looked like My Everyday Life Week 20

Busy week this week! I had a photo adventure with my new friend from the internet, Betany!

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She took me to Heidrun Meadery in Pt. Reyes to see the flowers and taste mead!

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Can you even believe it?

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The colors!

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I’m currently attracted to the color orange.

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So many blossoms!

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I can safely say that I like mead now.

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I wrote notes and I loved learning about honey in the process!

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Flowers on the brain.

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Betany is peeping through there.

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I can’t wait to paint these.

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And maybe this poppy.

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And this is what I brought home! Thank you so much, Betany.

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May 18, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS:

  1. I heart indigo
  2. This is 100% NO
  3. Apparently, this is what will get me out of bed and make me workout.
  4. Look at this burger. Have mercy.
  5. I’m curious to try this.
  6. How to set up an Airbnb space
  7. Millenials hate iced tea now.  They just haven’t tried my mint iced tea.
  8. Photos shot under breaking waves. WOW
  9. I love little altars everywhere. Here’s a good looking kitchen altar!
  10. What happens when someone dies on a cruise…
  11. I can’t wait to show Cooper this foley artist video.
  12. I think he’ll also like this cherry blossom tree made of legos.
  13. Here are some of the most bizarre royal etiquette rules.
  14. I heard Laurel. Definitely not yanny.
  15. Would love to have a cookbook club one day. Gotta make time for that somehow.
  16. Commodity City in China. Whoa
  17. Drones + uber + food delivery. I don’t know about that.
  18. How Medieval Times serves all that food in one night. Pretty fascinating!
  19. Just remember, things could always be worse.
  20. When restaurants try too hard.
  21. We have to do something with our plastic usage.
  22. HANDWRITING LOVERS LOOK AT THESE SAMPLES.
  23. Hey! I’m on a podcast talking about life & grief. Have a listen here! 

 

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May 16, 2018

Baked Stuffed Peppers with Feta

Baked Stuffed Peppers with Feta and Breadcrumbs is a vegetarian dream! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I was flipping through the David Tanis Market Cooking cookbook and this recipe for stuffed peppers reminded me of my grandma’s recipe. Except my Grandma never included cheese in hers.

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Hers was a typical Italian recipe with a breadcrumb/pine nut/ anchovy (secret ingredient) base. I’m hunting for the recipe. I think it’s gotta be somewhere in my parent’s house.

But for now, I’m enjoying these Baked Stuffed Peppers with Feta!

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Leftover bread turns into breadcrumbs! The peppers are tender and the feta is warm and soft. You’ll love the garlic herb breadcrumbs. They’re the winner of this dish.  I served ours with pasta (for the boys) and an arugula salad (for me).

Definitely adding this one to a dinner with friends situation. It’s simple but definitely WOW-worthy.

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May 14, 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, friends! Another week into this year. We are on week 20 of 2018! Every week I have this whole routine of going through My Everyday Life photos from the year before. This is the time of year when the deer on our hill are giving birth and the flowers are blooming all over the place.

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I got exactly what I wanted. A clean house (my boys cleaned!), time to myself, gardening time, and takeout for dinner (we had Chinese) because Mama doesn’t want to cook. My Dad joined in the fun. It was a good day!  Now I’m settling into bed, gonna watch more of Friday Night Lights (we’re going through the series again!) and folding laundry. It’s a wild night!

You know the drill, here’s where I spell out my Intentions for the Week so I know what’s up in my brain.

Intentions for the Week:

  • stay on top of the laundry
  • vacuum inside of my car
  • clean out fridge
  • work on my painting practice #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • meet with the bank
  • workout/hike with Casey
  • finish planting new plants
  • clean out baseball bag/refill (I need to do this weekly now)
  • do meal prep
  • make kombucha
  • make banana bread
  • put clothes away in guest bedroom
  • restock pantry with supplies
  • clean up office
  • make a new recipe
  • write thank you notes
  • catch up on social media
  • figure out where to get my camera fixed
  • clean out baseball bag/refill (I need to do this weekly now)
  • keep the kitchen clean- have a no dishes in sink daily challenge
  • wash out my water bottle & drink more water
  • try to be better about using my bullet journal. I’ve been lax and it really shows.
  • send out orders from The Handwriting Club (thank you!)
  • get enough sleep – stop staying up late working!
  • make more family meals this week

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • return at Gap
  • laundry catch up
  • pay post office box renewal/trip to post office
  • clean out car (it looks like a closet right now!!)
  • clean out fridge
  • clean up files on computer- free up some space & backup!
  • do a Costco run- maybe use Instacart if I can’t make the trip
  • work on my painting practice #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • charge my Fitbit! (I just bought myself a new charger and called it a day)
  • send out orders from The Handwriting Club (thank you!)
  • make a batch of kombucha
  • workout/go for a hike with Casey
  • clean out baseball bag/refill (I need to do this weekly now)
  • keep the kitchen clean- have a no dishes in sink daily challenge
  • continue to spring clean the pantry
  • work on package for Camden
  • post new recipe (it’s a cocktail!)
  • eat to NOURISH not to NUMB
  • wash out my water bottle & drink more water
  • make more family meals this week

Mantra this Week:

Have a great week!! Make sure to write down your Intentions for the Week! It will help you keep on track. 

xo

Tracy

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May 13, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 19

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 19

Happy Mother’s Day!!  If you’re a Mom, I hope you get spoiled today!

A rainbow around the sun and a hawk. It felt like my mom was saying hello.

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This week was full of adventures. I headed up to Petaluma for an event with In Good Company and Sophie James Wine.

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It was a beautiful day spent with amazing women.

Lots of wine.

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And good food!

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We learned how to arrange flowers with Matilda’s Magnolias. 

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I hung out around this section… Can you understand why?

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This woman made me smile. She told me that her daughter told her to wear that dress. I thought that was sweet.

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A quiet moment.

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Picturesque.

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Another field trip this week included a private tour at Mrs. Grossman’s sticker factory!

(it’s open to the public for tours as well!)

I met new friends! Found out that we’re all kinda neighbors. It’s a small world, isn’t it?

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May 11, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

I LOVE LISTS!

  1. Bartenders giving sage advice.
  2. These murals make my brain spin (in a good way!)
  3. How to save some money while grocery shopping- pay attention!
  4. Now I want to go to New Mexico
  5. I’d like to make this hanging planter sometime soon.
  6. Some ways to be happier!
  7. Kinda cool to see how an SNL sketch gets made. 
  8. Some new wallpapers for your tech
  9. Speaking of wallpaper, this one is fun!
  10. How to offer condolences without sounding like an ass.
  11. We never stop touching our phone now.
  12. 100 ways to eat eggs. YUM.
  13. How to be aggressively delightful!
  14. I’ve learned that my husband is not an ASMR fan.
  15. One of my favorite places to go- Hog Island Oyster Farm
  16. My most attractive quality is Optimism— based on my Greek food choices!
  17. Funny parenting hacks are my favorite.
  18. Drones…UGH.
  19. Cute earrings alert: one / two / three
  20. My first Mother’s Day without my mom (my reality) This one is also a good read.
  21. Speak your truth if you want to be happy!
  22. How to overcome analysis paralysis of decision making.
  23. An interview with Nigella Lawson (she was one of my heroes when I first started cooking on my own!)

 

Adding collagen to my turmeric lattes. I can see my skin improving and my nails and hair are growing fast!

Library checkoutsInventing Joy / Foraged Flora / Market Cooking

Carrot Coconut Soup– I made this week and have been enjoying it for lunches!

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May 9, 2018

Raspberry Frosé

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Markets. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Did you know that most of my dream life takes place at camp or at a grocery store?  It’s true!

A few weeks ago I went on a spirit tour (not that kind but that would be fun too!) of the Nugget Markets for work and it really felt like I was living a dream.

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

If you’re not familiar with Nugget Markets and you live in the Bay Area…..WHAT??! You’ve got to go to one!  Don’t pass up an experience to see a family owned and operated company dedicating to a beautifully rich shopping experience. They’re a real treat!  They also have one of the most amazing beauty & wellness sections. I tend to spend most of my time there when I should really be gathering ingredients.

Raspberry Frosé made with ingredients from a trip to Nugget Market. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

My assignment was to meet with Nugget Markets‘ Director of Adult Beverages, Mike Taylor. I was there to see Nugget Markets’ extensive spirit selection and use it as inspiration for a cocktail on my website. Mike was making his rounds at the Novato location when our schedules aligned.

Say hello to Mike!

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