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June 29, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS:

 

  1. My mom wasn’t a working mom. 
  2. Unconditional Positive Regard– my friend Amy is making changes!
  3. As seen on the subway.
  4. Great. My father-in-law lives in Connecticut. 
  5. All the new Trader Joe’s products right now.
  6. The power of music, ads and audiences.
  7. All the food on Queer Eye is basically all breakfast.
  8. 6 books about road trips
  9. Venice from above. Whoa!
  10. A slab pie for 4th of July (that rhymes)
  11. How to be less distracted with your kids. 
  12. The best way to ask for a favor
  13. A brief history on Bragg’s products
  14. Kitchen tools to take with you if you’re renting a house
  15. If words hurt, it’s because you let them.
  16. This piece about Whole30 made me lol.
  17. Cute sundresses I love: one / two /three 
  18. OMG #9  – my mom would have killed me if I did that in church
  19. For all of us Introverts
  20. This whole triplet story fascinates me. Can you imagine?
  21. The 25 most influential people on the internet. Lord, help us all.

I got the Fit Bit Charger 2 this week. So far I’m loving seeing my heart rate.

Made a bath of carrot soup this week. It feels like the ultimate self care.

Making my TO DO lists with this Zebra pen.

 

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June 27, 2018

Lemon Dill Salmon Capellini

Lemon Dill Capellini with Salmon is a great light Summer dish. A great use for salmon leftovers. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

The weekend is coming up and I wanted to add this Lemon Dill Salmon Capellini to your radar. Quite a few of you were looking for a good summer recipe that doesn’t involve a grill and I think you might like this one!

You also have to be into vodka, cream and salmon. Can you dig?

The vodka cream sauce here is flavored with a good dose of dill and lemon juice.  It feels incredibly light and with the combination of the texture of capellini, you’re probably not going to want to stop eating said Lemon Dill Capellini with Salmon. It’s a texture thing. I cannot resist capellini. I feel like it’s so light it doesn’t have calories. I know I’m wrong.

Now, we just need to you to have some leftover salmon to use and we’re one step closer to dinner!

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June 25, 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!

Let’s get into this week. We had a nice weekend. We went to a party Friday night. My boys were away for baseball on Saturday so I watched Won’t You Be My Neighbor with my neighbor! Had a few teary moments. I highly recommend. It was so good!! It’s the best way to beat the heat if you have a hot night. That’s what we did!  I have a lot to catch up on the house this week. Having a kid at home for the summer creates quite a house tornado. It will all get cleaned up (eventually).

Intentions for the Week:

  • Laundry
  • Catch up on social media
  • Bookkeeping
  • Keep house clean/organize
  • Make a pizza on the bbq
  • Make a batch of mint iced tea
  • Make an ice cream cake for work
  • Clear floor in prop closet
  • Write a few postcards
  • Do some meal prep
  • Go through pantry and straighten
  • Start packing up old clothes Cooper doesn’t fit into
  • Post pasta recipe
  • Make kombucha
  • Take pictures of items for poshmark 
  • order cards
  • start scanning artwork
  • Plant stuff in front yard
  • Deal with paper piles on desk
  • Go on family hike
  • Library visit
  • Clean out car
  • Eat healthier
  • Continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • Drink water
  • Give myself permission to go slow

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • clean up Father’s Day aftermath
  • laundry
  • catch up on social media
  • clean out car
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • give myself a manicure (nails are looking rough)
  • go through Cooper’s clothes and put together things he’s outgrown
  • start this book
  • clean out purse
  • straighten up laundry space
  • order cards
  • send letters from The Handwriting Club
  • eat healthier- make a reset button salad
  • get exercise! yoga/workout/hike (pick one or two!)
  • eat outside & grill something
  • make kombucha
  • take pictures of items for poshmark 
  • put together a few outfits for the summer in my closet
  • continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • work on art with Cooper
  • find a few plants for the front yard
  • make a new recipe for the blog (any suggestions?)

Mantra for the Week:

Because sometimes I hold my breath when I’m stressed.

What about you? What are your Intentions for the Week? Don’t forget to write a list and get your head in the game this week. It helps! 

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June 24, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 25

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

Father’s Day menu!

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I had my niece, Camden help. Look at those nails!

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Any cheese board is epic when you have family & friends to share it with.

If you need some cheese board inspo, feast your eyes on this.

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Dad enjoying a Bourbon Sage Cooler.

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I fried coconut shrimp and they were so good!

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Menu in action.  Farro salad for the win!

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I ended up making this chocolate cake and served it with strawberries and cream. I ran out of flour and these cake barely has any!

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Date night cocktail menu notetaking.

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Had a moment with two birds at home depot.

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I see my brother Ryan in his face sometimes.

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We had fresh spring rolls this week because it was so hot.

We stood over the counter and ate them as I rolled them out.

No plates. Just us and the counter.

That’s how life is sometimes.

 

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I was pleased with this one.

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I spelled fuschia wrong at first.

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Fro yo date with our old neighbors!!!

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I love checking in on the plant growth in our old neighborhood.

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My neighbor Cindy makes a beautiful home. She’s like a second Mom to me.

She’s the person who made me realize that you can make magic in your home every single day.

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Taco night. Mama fried the shells. My Everyday Life: Week 25 on Shutterbean.com

I ask for what I need.

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Little buck.

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Rosie is curious.

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These colors reminded me of my mom.

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I need a trim.

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On the way home from a walk. My Everyday Life: Week 25 on Shutterbean.com

Exploring San Rafael.

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I grew up with oleander everywhere.

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At a friend’s for dinner.

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They have a dog named Trigger. He was such a good boy.

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Slow summer morning.

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Inbox is FULL.

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Stopping myself to breathe and remember that on the days when parenting feels especially challenging, that these years do go by quickly.

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We were so in the zone with tic tac toe that out of about 100 games! there were only 3 wins.

2 of them were his…

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I like seeing into his brain through BananagramsMy Everyday Life: Week 25 on Shutterbean.com

A football birthday party. His handwriting is better in pen than in pencil.

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So much texture on one plate.

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I let Cooper order whatever he wanted.

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We went out for breakfast together. Just us two.

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A reminder that you can make a rainbow whenever you want as long as you have light.

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Doorbell experiments.

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The deep end.

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DefinMy Everyday Life: Week 25 on Shutterbean.com

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Holiday lights year round? Yes, please. My Everyday Life: Week 25 on Shutterbean.com

Plopping cats in driveways.

My Everyday Life: Week 25 on Shutterbean.com Hangover and Target don’t mix.

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My friend Jude turned 3!

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CAKE for lovers of vanilla and chocolate!

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Week 25 in 2017

Week 25 in 2016

Week 25 in 2015

Week 25 in 2014

Week 25 in 2013

Week 25 in 2012

Week 25 in 2011

 

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June 22, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

I love lists is a collection of links from the internet on Shutterbean.com!

I LOVE LISTS

  1. Dancing in movies to make you happy
  2. Have you ever tried cotton candy grapes?
  3. Burgers are made by robots now in SF.
  4. Life is filled with photobombs.
  5. Now, this is a good looking fruit salad!
  6. Etsy cuteness: my boss is a / fern embroidery
  7. Definitely not going on amusement park rides anymore.
  8. Some ways you could be annoying your barista.
  9. People steal so much from Instagram.
  10. MTV trying to make old new again.
  11. These photos are real brain-benders.
  12. How to hang a plant from the ceiling. I need to do this in my bathroom.
  13. How walking fosters creativity   (I believe it!)
  14. Instead of finding your passion, develop it!
  15. Cameras seen in movies. Love this!
  16. Put this dessert on your list this to make this summer. It’s a winner.
  17. This house is absolutely charming!
  18. Summer drink alert:  orange crush / coffee soda / the painkiller
  19. DIY ideas for the summer. 
  20. Your horoscope for June
  21. Graphics for weather reporting are insane now.
  22. How chain restaurant menus get made
  23. OMG! Oprah has her own museum show!!!
  24. Weekend reading: The Language of Flowers

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June 20, 2018

Fun Summer Project Ideas

Tracy from Shutterbean shares some of her favorite Fun Summer Project Ideas!

Do you also like to get a few projects done around the house during the summer? I’ve got some Fun Summer Project Ideas for you!

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First project. GET IN YOUR GARDEN!

Working in the garden has been really helpful during this transition into a life without my Mom. Since my garden is her garden (we’re living in the house I grew up in!), I feel her most when I’m out there in the dirt. I enjoy tending to the garden in the morning while watering and in the afternoon when we are unwinding from work. I can’t wait until I can pluck a jalapeno off the plant soon.

Work on your own Summer Photo Book! 

Give yourself a goal of 25 pages to start.  Take pictures, write a Summer Bucket List and GO!

Speaking of Bucket Lists!

Tracy from Shutterbean shares her Summer Bucket List for 2018. You can make yours too!

Make a Summer Bucket List

Set your intentions for the Summer and see how much you can cross off. Include your bucket list in your Summer book so you can see how you did.

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June 18, 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:

Hello friends! Happy Monday! Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day at my house with my dad, husband, niece, and neighbors. We stayed up late. We drank and ate outside and it was wonderful. I have a few hours carved out today to clean up the aftermath. There are so many glasses and a VERY FULL dishwasher to empty. I’ve got help from a sweet 9-year-old though.

This is our first full week of Summer since Cooper got out of school last week. We’re headed to the library and to cross a few things off the summer bucket list.  Did you write yours yet?

This Week’s Intentions:

  • clean up Father’s Day aftermath
  • laundry
  • catch up on social media
  • clean out car
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • give myself a manicure (nails are looking rough)
  • go through Cooper’s clothes and put together things he’s outgrown
  • start this book
  • clean out purse
  • straighten up laundry space
  • order cards
  • sent letters from The Handwriting Club
  • eat healthier- make a reset button salad
  • get exercise! yoga/workout/hike (pick one or two!)
  • eat outside & grill something
  • make kombucha
  • take pictures of items for poshmark
  • put together a few outfits for the summer in my closet
  • continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • work on art with Cooper
  • find a few plants for the front yard
  • make a new recipe for the blog (any suggestions?)

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • spend a morning doing bookkeeping
  • tackle laundry/straighten up laundry space
  • catch up on social media
  • send out poshmark sale
  • repot plant in bathroom
  • use Fitbit 
  • figure out notecards
  • put together father’s day gift
  • make an appointment with a counselor
  • get a hike (or two!) in this week
  • schedule play dates
  • make kombucha
  • make Thai Basil Beef for the family
  • pack up baseball bag
  • continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • post new cocktail recipe (here it is!)
  • eat more greens
  • eat outside!
  • wash out my water bottle & drink more water
  • fill up the bird feeder
  • post Summer Bucket List/help Cooper work on his
  • nurture new friendships/check in on old ones
  • send an unexpected letter to a friend
  • eat to nourish not to numb

Mantra for the Week:

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS. It's Friday and Tracy of Shutterbean.com shares her finds from the internet on a weekly list called I LOVE LISTS!

Have a wonderful/productive week! Don’t forget to write down your own Intentions for the Week to help hold you accountable to ACTION!