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July 19, 2017

How to Make an Epic Cheeseboard (with Trader Joe’s Items!)

How to Make an Epic Cheeseboard with items from Trader Joe's! See more on Shutterbean.com

For the past few years, I have cheese board duty whenever my parents have a big get-together at their house.

FACT:

Once you make an epic cheeseboard, you can pretty much count on being bringing one to every party you attend.

It’s important to make a good cheese board because that’s what gets a party started! You need a variety of things…all spread out because we all need a little space when we’re hovering around a table, mindlessly eating before someone figures out how much of the good salami we’ve eaten.

Let me show you:

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July 17, 2017

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. Are we ready to get into this week? I was in Carmel over the weekend for a mostly girls weekend for my friend’s birthday. It was FUN and relaxing. So much talking and laughing…my abs are aching.  When I got home from my trip, I spent 3 hours cleaning up/straightening the house and getting my head ready for the upcoming week. IT FEEL GREAT!  If there’s anything you can do to get ahead of the week, DO IT.

This Week’s Intentions:

  • write/post about cheeseboard
  • make kombucha
  • make a meal plan
  • work on book(s)/zines
  • photograph products Etsy shop
  • tackle Inbox/DELETE like a mad woman
  • finish tax stuff
  • make waffles
  • do meal prep
  • LAUNDRY
  • finish skillshare course on making zines
  • listen to this podcast for the first time
  • yoga x2 / walk
  • delete photos on phone
  • work on art with Cooper
  • spend less (wasted) time on the internet/social media
  • go for a night time walk with family
  • eat outside
  • make plans for a BBQ
  • research a good watering can
  • mindful eating- track with MyFitnessPal?
  • keep the house clean/go slow
  • do nighttime reading
  • dye my hair
  • work on
  • drink water
  • write letters (definitely getting behind on this)

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • book Dentist appointment    (YAY I DID IT!!!)
  • pizza cookie recipe/draft cheese board post
  • LAUNDRY
  • make a meal plan
  • clean out fridge/ research new shelves for fridge (didn’t have time)
  • straighten up workspace
  • get guest room ready for guests
  • catch up on social media
  • prep for work appointments
  • wash yoga mat + towel 
  • finish some tax stuff (need to block out a night to do this)
  • update media kit
  • make a recipe with blueberries I need to use up (ate them raw)
  • download new fonts for inspiration
  • work on letter writing (SO BEHIND!) working on it this week
  • play around with my new label maker
  • take photos for etsy shop (started on it)
  • do some meal prep
  • continue working on book stuff
  • wear my Fitbit  this week to be aware of my movement
  • track as many days of food as I can on MyFitnessPal (did 3 days in a row)
  • chill on the peanut butter
  • convince Cooper to get haircut (I did a little trim job myself-needs help)

And I Quote // shutterbean

 

What about you?

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEK?

Share your intentions in the comments & let’s help you get your head in the game for the week.

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July 16, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 28

I hope so!

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Trip to Japantown with my niece & Cooper

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We started to wait in a terribly long line for ice cream but I wasn’t having it.

 

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Height check with Cooper & Mom!

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Business meeting in Sausalito.

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I worked at the library this week.

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The view is unreal.

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Dress envy at Anthro. It’s on sale too!

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In the shipyard… at anthro. Lol.

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A very good dinner.

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July 14, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

I LOVE LISTS // a collection of links from the 'net on Shutterbean.com

  1. Good news for all of my friends who sew!
  2. If you want to take pictures of your place for airbnb, here are some tips.
  3. Yeah, what did you bring into the world?
  4. Whoaaa, I can’t imagine what it’s like to date people these days.
  5. A very good reminder: you don’t have to be good
  6. Everyone is a curator.
  7. how to make a distraction free phone
  8. Financial Independence for millennials. Is it possible?
  9. This taco bowl situation looks right up my alley.
  10. A goal for our 20th anniversary.
  11. Sometimes I think I’m on the same frequency as Woody Harrelson
  12. Where we are at now.
  13. I love a cute smock top.
  14. Bars with a sense of humor
  15. Millennial Pink. GOD HELP US.
  16. Something I’m grateful for/saves me $$ shopping online- Thrive Market
  17. I was seduced by the title. Not gonna lie. Also, this made me lol.
  18. Panoramic fails!!
  19. I am so excited to see how this yard is coming along.
  20. What photographers deal with on Instagram.
  21. So, you’ve decided to write.
  22. Books on my nightstand:  What She Ate / Active Dreaming /Hot Dog Taste Test

This made me smile BIG. Hope it does the same for you:

have a great weekend!

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July 12, 2017

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

Small Batch Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza -makes enough for 2-4 people. Recipe on Shutterbean.com

My father-in-law was visiting recently and I wanted to make something special for him. He’s just like my husband in that he LOVES treats. He also likes to watch what he eats, so I went with this small batch Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza recipe from Sweet & Simple.

Christina, you had me at cream cheese frosting, girl.

Small Batch Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza -makes enough for 2-4 people. Recipe on Shutterbean.com

And of course, it was PERFECT for the 4 of us. Everyone got a piece!

No leftovers.

No extra bites and “samples.”

(even though we all WANTED to eat more because this cookie is GOOD)

Small Batch Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza -makes enough for 2-4 people. Recipe on Shutterbean.com

I could really get used to this small batch lifestyle.

Also still obsessed with:  small batch chocolate cupcakes!

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July 10, 2017

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! How are we doing this fine Monday? I still have laundry from yesterday in my room to put away. Time to change that. How can we make this week more productive? With a list, of course Here are my Intentions for the week!

Intentions for the Week:

  • book Dentist appointment
  • pizza cookie recipe/draft cheese board post
  • LAUNDRY
  • make a meal plan
  • clean out fridge/ research new shelves for fridge
  • straighten up workspace
  • get guest room ready for guests
  • catch up on social media
  • prep for work appointments
  • wash yoga mat + towel 
  • finish some tax stuff
  • update media kit
  • make a recipe with blueberries I need to use up
  • download new fonts for inspiration
  • work on letter writing (SO BEHIND!)
  • play around with my new label maker
  • take photos for etsy shop
  • do some meal prep
  • continue working on book stuff
  • wear my Fitbit  this week to be aware of my movement
  • track as many days of food as I can on MyFitnessPal
  • chill on the peanut butter
  • convince Cooper to get haircut

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • make an epic cheese board for my parent’s party (see picture here)
  • take pictures of cheeseboard/write a post about said cheeseboard
  • watch fireworks with my family (we had to leave early to wake up for camp the next day but saw a few!)
  • keep gathering items for our trip to the dump (working on it!)
  • help my child get back to looking/feeling like himself   (all done with poison oak. YAY!)
  • photograph prints for sale (hashed out part of them)
  • LAUNDRY (never ends)
  • yoga x 2 / long walk (3 long walks/no yoga) (can’t NOT do yoga again)
  • make a MEALS this WEEK list
  • think about website redesign
  • update media kit
  • refill containers in bathroom
  • send out batch of letters  (got behind after dedicating time making zine)
  • empty car/clean it out/wash it?
  • wash fridge drawers
  • set my Fitbit up again
  • do some meal prep  (didn’t do it and it made my fridge a disorganized mess)
  • make chicken wings (made burgers instead)
  • drop donation off at thrift store (compiled stuff from my prop closet organizing fest)
  • schedule dentist/annual exam (yay! annual scheduled)
  • visit to the library
  • edit photos/post pizza cookie recipe (didn’t make enough time for this)
  • dye denim bag
  • etsy stuff
  • continue to be mindful when eating & drinking this week (had a few missteps but otherwise good!)

What about you?

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO THIS WEEK?

Share your intentions in the comments & let’s help you get your head in the game for the week.

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July 9, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 27

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 27

Cheese board for 4th of July!!!!!!!!!

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We saw a few fireworks!

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We ate well!

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CUPCAKES

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Writing with a ballpoint pen feels weird sometimes.

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I CLEANED OUT MY PROP CLOSET THIS WEEKEND.

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BEFORE:

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AFTER

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Putting Quesadillas back in the rotation.

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I like having flowers on my side of the bed.

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