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June 10, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 23

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 23

A moment of calm before a meeting. I love the yellow flowers on the Marin headlands right now.

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On my way to get coffee before a field trip.

(the calm before the storm)

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A thrift store find that has lowered our blood pressure.

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The color!

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Goodnight, sun.

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June 8, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

I LOVE LISTS

  1. I hope Cooper’s closet looks like this one day.
  2. If only they had cool diaper bags when Cooper was a baby.
  3. Perhaps I need to start thinking of my clothes as a dress code
  4. KFC is coming out with meatless fried chicken. Curious.
  5. Time’s best podcasts of 2018 (so far)
  6. It’s commencement season! Here are some good pieces of advice.
  7. The best restaurants in SF right now. Ryan, we have a project!
  8. This is what social media is doing to restaurants now.
  9. I had a few laughs out of this one.
  10. Perfectly timed photo alert!!!
  11. Man vs. Nature in Dubai
  12. IHOP is turning into IHOB  (is the B for breakfast?)
  13. Mental Health is so important for our survival.
  14. Dorm room design is so fancy. My dorm was a prison.
  15. If you grew up in the 90s…
  16. Curious about that broom & bathtub cleaning trick…
  17. Moms are in the boss.
  18. These Birks are so cute. Oh, and these ones too!
  19. Omg. It’s a robot that I actually want.
  20. Time to bust out some glasses
  21. If you’re into one-hit wonders, here are 100 of them.

Enjoyed every last bit of Cold Soba Noodle Salad leftovers.

Picked up my favorite brush pen to write this week. I missed it!

The sunsets right now.

The hope of Summer.

The way my garden is looking.

The smell of roasted strawberries in my kitchen right now.

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June 6, 2018

Cold Soba Noodle Salad

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

It’s time to shock my body back into health. I usually do it with a Reset Button Salad but last week I was shooting & styling a recipe for One Potato and I turned their cold soba noodle salad into epic leftovers. I shared it on my Instagram stories and people asked for the recipe so I recreated it just for you.  I added fresh arugula, cilantro avocados, slivered almonds to the mixture of soba noodles, peppers, snap peas, green onions, and sesame seeds. Emphasis on the arugula and cilantro. That’s what made it more salad than noodle and that’s the way I like my noodle salads.

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

That’s a lot in one bowl, huh?

Cold Soba Noodles with tons of vegetables! Perfect for the warmer months when you don't feel like cooking but you want something filling and healthy! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

I’ve been eating this for lunches this week and had it for once dinner. Every time I go in for another serving, I add a splash of lime juice and some fresh avocado and whatever arugula I have left in the fridge. This is exactly what I need as we head into the Summer and I contemplate wearing a bathing suit (in public).

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June 5, 2018

Currently May 2018

Currently May 2018 - a monthly wrap up on Shutterbean.com!

Goodbye, May. Hello, JUNE!

May was a busy month for me. I have a really exciting project coming up in August and I can’t wait to share that with you, but behind the scenes I’ve been up late at night editing photos, writing and getting stuff done. My brain was in overdrive and we also had so much baseball on top of that. I had a hard time finding my bearings at times.

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May was filled with adventure. I went to a lot of places with friends and it was a really good distraction from missing my mom on our first Mother’s Day without her.

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Speaking of Mother’s Day. Ours was mellow, just how I wanted it to be.

I asked for:

  • a clean house (my boys cleaned!)
  • new plants/trip to the nursery
  • takeout dinner
  • time to myself

And I got all of that.

Thank you, family.

It’s a good lesson that if you don’t ask, you don’t get!

June is coming up so that means we have to work on our Summer Bucket List!

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June 4, 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 to you.  It’s June! Whoa!

This weekend we had baseball championships and unfortunately, we lost.  We played one heck of a game though. All Sunday I worked on paper piles, did gardening, and sorted things in my office. Life requires maintenance!

This week I have a few appointments and a field trip to drive on. I’m hoping to get a lot of things knocked off the TO DO LIST before Summer arrives in the Shutterbean household. That reminds me…I need to make a list of all the summer activities we like to do to occupy the time. Library visits are definitely a prerequisite.

Let’s see what my Intentions for the Week are:

This Week’s Intentions:

  • get caught up around the house & on the computer
  • clean up email inbox
  • catch up on social media
  • use Fitbit 
  • go for a walk/workout/yoga
  • delete photos from phone
  • make kombucha
  • make mint iced tea
  • plan a little meal prep for the week
  • wash out my water bottle & drink more water
  • post Currently May 2018
  • stay on top of laundry
  • vacuum inside of car
  • fill up the bird feeder
  • send letters
  • work on workbook
  • self care: give myself a manicure/get massage
  • work on Summer Bucket List
  • shoot new items for The Handwriting Club
  • prep for work lunch
  • clean out car after field trip
  • eat to nourish not to numb
  • get enough sleep
  • meditate & breathe through the stress

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • unpack bags from weekend
  • eat healthy- make a reset button salad
  • make kombucha
  • stay on top of laundry
  • pack baseball bag for the week
  • work on/post currently May post
  • clean car inside and out
  • write letters/send letters
  • straighten up garage
  • shoot two recipes for One Potato
  • share a cookie recipe here
  • catch up on social media
  • work out/go for a hike
  • self care: give myself a manicure
  • work on Summer Bucket List
  • cancel plane flight
  • post a few things on Poshmark 
  • work on my painting practice #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • shoot new items for The Handwriting Club
  • wash out my water bottle & drink more water

Mantra for the Week:

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

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June 3, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 22

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 22

Melons melons!

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This week I styled/photographed some new recipes for One Potato.

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Ahi tuna and also arancini!

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This week we went out to dinner with my family 3 times since my brother and his wife were in town!

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They definitely help heal each other.

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We had a nice dinner at Sam’s Grill & Seafood, Belcampo & Harris’.

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Still doing this painting thing! I’m slow to post though.

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Lots of baseball games this week.

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The coloring club partied!

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Going through old journals and finding surprises.

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June 1, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS:

  1. The cheapest days to shop for groceries are
  2. I believe that donuts and burgers should never marry. Just my opinion tho.
  3. A great way to figure out what to make for dinner. Except I don’t know most of these shows!
  4. Lol at this retro sarcastic humor.
  5. Cat cartoons for you cat lovers (not my brother)
  6. We’re drowning in plastic in case you didn’t notice.
  7. This could motivate you to clean your house.
  8. We could learn a few things from Japan!
  9. The cuckoo clock in the modern day.
  10. Katz’s Deli is going to have a subscription service!
  11. Eating in the shower? Yay or Nay?
  12. Gifts for Geminis.
  13. This guy trolls the DMV with his photos
  14. If you need some good ambient music…
  15. Summer dresses to covet: onetwothree / four 
  16. There’s a whole world of stained glass artists on Instagram.
  17. What a lovely closet makeover.
  18. This looks like a good breakfast for the summer.
  19. Advice for grown-ups in their 40s.
  20. Poolside reads for the Summer.
  21. Behind the cover of Time- The Drone Age. Whoa.

 

My friend from college put together a playlist filled with yacht rock and I’m digging it: