April 27, 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 18 of 2020

Happy Monday, friends!

We’re starting a new week. Cooper’s got school. Husband and I both working from home and managing it all together. We’ve been sheltering in place for 47 days.  I’m starting to figure out a schedule somewhat. It was really hard for me to figure out how to shop and cook with all the restrictions we have. I’m used to going to the grocery store more often so it’s been interesting trying to buy enough food for over a week and have it not cost too much because our budget is tight right now. Also, how do I keep up my blog/sharing new recipes when things are kind of hard to come by and they probably will be for a while…and maybe it will get worse?  The trickiest part has been fresh produce…so I am thinking about doing some type of CSA pickup. Researching that right now. How’s everything where you are? WHEW.

I did some meal prep yesterday. THANK HEAVENS FOR A CLEAN FRIDGE. Casey cleaned the kitchen yesterday morning and it freed up the mental space for me to do the fridge. One of my intentions this week is to keep it more organized. Wish me luck. Let’s sit down and make a list to get out our Intentions this Week, shall we?


April 26, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 17

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 17

Feeling thankful for friends who sew! Thank you, Erin for giving me a comfortable mask!

Rainbows while dishwashing. 

Shooting & styling my husband’s cocktails during the quarantine.  It’s been a fun project to work on together. We’ve been working our way through the Smuggler’s Cove recipe book.

Straws as chopsticks.

Cooper has a few fake 100 dollar bills and he likes to hide them around the house and it always gives me such false hope.  I found one in a book as a bookmark and got so mad!

Made pulled pork sandwiches and carnival slaw. 

They were good.

Ripped this area up and am redoing things.

Spending time stretching outside in the morning before school starts for Cooper.


So close together!


Me in kindergarten.

Making a list. I start in pencil and then go over in pen.

Golden/happy hour.

Tacos and burrito bowl. I ran out of tortillas so burrito bowl is mine.

He’s growing.

She’s not.

Snail mail from Andrea is my fave.

Watching him color.


Cooper had to do the color wheel in art class. We did it together.



Life is tough for a kitten.

We made bread! This one was a yeasted loaf from Josey Baker Bread (it was amazing). 

Keeping it all together with lists.

There’s always a cat waiting for me on my bathroom counter.

Husband sandwich.

I am living off of bread right now.

Under the deck at the house. This reminds me of being a kid… We would play under here when I was young.

I’m really enjoying Golden Turmeric cereal right now. My friend bought it and didn’t like it and gave it to me and I’m kind of obsessed. 

I made my own pizza dough with my sourdough starter and made Sausage Bread.

This round I put fresh jalapenos in it and it was amazing.

My hair was getting heavy and annoying so I trimmed it this week.

This is the before…

I used this razor comb on wet hair.

Looks like a bird’s nest.

Pork noodle bowls.

Sausage Bread is dangerous to have in my house.

I eat it cold…

We got donut bombed this week!! It’s like a chain letter but with DONUTS. It’s happening with the kids in Cooper’s class. It was such a nice surprise and it will be fun reciprocating.

Went to Target. Was thinking about my Mom and then saw this book title.

My Mom’s name is Beverly.

Ginger pork over rice for the boys and Avocado with rice and stuff for me.

Morning has broken.

Weekend to-do lists with my favorite pencil.

He’s pretty chill until right before we go to bed.

Facetime with Emma!

Just got this set of garden tools. I love that they’re all black.

Grow baby grow!

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April 24, 2020




  1. How to avoid back pain while working from home.
  2. How Deb stocks The Smitten Kitchen
  3. I always wonder what it’s like to meal prep for one.
  4. I’m Doggie Diner old.
  5. Nature photographer shoots from home.
  6. Some creepy objects curated for your viewing pleasure.
  7. The results of people drawing car logos from memory.
  8. If you want to find facemasks…
  9. Colorful tape art marks social media distancing space.
  10. My Mom loved Shirley Temple.
  11. Guy builds a restaurant for squirrels.
  12. Faux taxidermy is pretty cool.
  13. People are playing games on their phones during Zoom meetings.
  14. What is herd immunity?
  15. How do professional writers work through writer’s block?
  16. Let’s look at Albert Einstein’s report cards.
  17. How to find emotional strength & resiliences during COVID-19
  18. I’ve been living in these leopard loungewear pants right now.
  19. How this virus is going to change our future travel.
  20. Weekend reading: Make the Time & Dancing at the Pity Party
  21. Friday cocktail: The Painkiller
  22. Wanna learn something? Here’s 2 months FREE Premium membership to Skillshare.  

Need a pep-talk? Treat yourself or someone you love a PEP TALK PACK from my Etsy Shop. 


April 20, 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 17 of 2020

Happy Monday, friends!

This weekend brought Cooper’s Spring Break to a close. We did some house projects, had zoom meetings with family, I finished up a lettering project and tried hard to rest my back. I’ve been starting my mornings with some deep stretching which seems to help.  I know this won’t last forever, it’s just really annoying right now.  You can really take things like BENDING OVER EASILY for granted. I hope to be able to go for a long walk this week. 

School starts again tomorrow so we’ll juggle that while working from home. I like when the days are more structured and school helps (somewhat with that). Our days are so broken up as we figure out a new normal until the end of May. I wonder what Summer is going to look like… Let’s have a moment, make a list and figure out what our Intentions for the Week are. 


April 19, 2020

My Everyday Life: Week 16

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 16

Trying to find some zen this week as we are still stuck at home!

Cooper was on his spring break all week.

I made this with propagations from my garden.

I had a moment with a baby deer.

He was stuck in our fence and I let him free with a stick.

He was reunited with his Mama later.


April 17, 2020



  1. How to look good on video chat according to Tom Ford.
  2. It’s OK if you can’t relax right now.
  3. Risks to the “motivational pressure” we are facing right now.
  4. I have all of the ingredients to make these cookies.
  5. The U.S. Postal system has never been more important or endangered
  6. If you wanna make a small batch of hamburger buns (which I do!)
  7. The coronavirus is bringing out the stupidity in people.
  8. Cat + weatherman = good TV
  9. How to dry herbs.
  10. Why small decisions feel as tough as big ones during this time.
  11. What a beautiful place to visit. I want a vacation SO BAD.
  12. What will work/life balance look like after the pandemic?
  13. Is it ethically OK to have food delivered right now?
  14. American restaurants with beautiful views from the 1950s +1960s
  15. Some innovative food creations while in quarantine.
  16. Screens are lifesavers but also relationship wreckers right now.
  17. See also: How to Break Up with Your Phone
  18. Weekend reading: Dancing at the Pity Party  + Josey Baker Bread
  19.  A thank you note to all teachers.
  20. If you need recommendations on art supplies, I have quite a few!
  21. Here’s 2 months FREE premium membership to Skillshare if you wanna spend time learning

The image above is from my latest 100 days project- #100thingsmymomusedtosay  follow along on The Handwriting Club on instagram. 

April 15, 2020

Hot & Spicy Saltines

You can learn a lot about yourself and the people you live with when you spend over 30 days stuck at home with them. Within the first week of sheltering in place, I learned I had not bought enough snacks. WE ARE A SNACK LOVING FAMILY AND I DID NOT BUY ENOUGH SNACKS. It was Friday. I wanted something for happy hour. I read the recipe for these Hot & Spicy Saltines from EveryDayCook: by Alton Brown and we had all of the ingredients SO I MADE THEM IMMEDIATELY. 

Well, I made the ghee  (fun project!) first and then I made them.