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December 1, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

 

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

Welcome to I Love Lists. It’s Friday! Let’s surf the internet together:

  1. How to help a grieving loved one this holiday season.
  2. Apparently, I belong in Austin. 
  3. This dad went viral on Instagram for his carpet love.
  4. My cat is bread.
  5. Some interesting psychology experiments
  6. Hidden signs in the surf above.
  7. That’s a lot of paper.
  8. This show is gonna be good!!  (I hope!)
  9. Liquid sand fascinates me.
  10. What luxury items & ingredients are worth the price?
  11. Drinks + Books
  12. Money would probably motivate me to lose weight too.
  13. Depression is real.
  14. Things that look like food.
  15. Maybe we should go back to food trucks?
  16. There are some real gems in here.
  17. This makes me want to finger paint.
  18. California has all the most expensive zip codes in the US
  19. Parents gotta sneak in  “microdates” every now and then!
  20. Makes a great gift: Instant Pot  Heidi did the most amazing roundup of info! 
  21. I love Tim’s gift guides.
  22. How chef’s food ends up in grocery stores.
  23. Andrea nails what November feels like.

Christmas Wishlist:

 

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November 26, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 47

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 47

 

My Everyday Life: Week 47 on Shutterbean.com

When my dad and I came home after being at the hospital with my Mom in the ICU, I walked into my parent’s house and saw these flowers waiting there in the front entry.

They were for me.

My Mom was going to be giving them to me when she came over the next day at Thanksgiving.

All I could think of was how these could be the last flowers I ever received from my Mom.

They are the last flowers I will ever receive from my Mom. 

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November 20, 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:

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and my life right now is one big TO DO LIST. Here’s the game plan for Thursday.

Cooper has only two days of school this week so I have to cram in as much as I can in those two daaaaaaaaaaays and then he’s with me and I’m putting him to work!

Last week was super social. This week will be social towards the end, so I am going to focus on getting as much done as I can so I can hang out with my family and be PRESENT for our big feast. I still need to figure out if I’m gonna make a pie or not…. If you weren’t around last week, and you’re looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving feast, I wrote up a whole post about that here!

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. Check out more here!

INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK:

  • enjoy time with my family
  • give thanks!
  • try not to stress out that much because it’s supposed to be about FAMILY this week
  • go grocery shopping
  • shoot a recipe for One Potato
  • exercise- dance/hike with family/possibly go to yoga
  • eat healthy up until Thanksgiving/go crazy
  • make sure bathrooms are spotless
  • clean house for company
  • ship prints (my etsy shop is open btw! Check out thehandwritingclub)
  • get guest bedroom ready/Cooper’s room ready for company
  • clean out fridge
  • make cranberry sauce
  • cut up turkey for recipe
  • finalize recipe for Nugget
  • make a pie?
  • make rolls? or buy them?
  • set the table for Thanksgiving/make place cards
  • cleanup garage area
  • straighten up deck
  • catch up on social media

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • take dance class & yoga class (took two dance classes)
  • LAUNDRY- get it done and don’t leave anything sitting in a basket!
  • play date/coloring club
  • make kombucha
  • make new cookie recipe
  • test recipe for Nugget
  • get house in order
  • clean out car
  • straighten up inside of garage
  • build some time in to do leisure reading
  • start going over holiday card address list
  • catch up on social media
  • do some meal prep
  • clean out fridge (need to do this)
  • keep the kitchen clean
  • send out letters
  • return library books
  • bring donation into thrift store
  • sew curtains for office/studio
  • bank appt?
  • map out Thanksgiving
  • bookkeeping
  • eat better/move body!

Mantra for this week:

And I Quote // shutterbean

What about you? Got any Intentions for the Week? Leave a list in the comments below & get your head in the game.

I hope you have a productive week!

 

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November 19, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 46

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 46

FRESH AIR IS AMAZING.

My Everyday Life: Week 46 on Shutterbean.com

Family adventure into the city for lunch at Zuni.

My Everyday Life: Week 46 on Shutterbean.com

We took Cooper. We had a blast.

My Everyday Life: Week 46 on Shutterbean.com

An older couple came over to tell us they used to take their kids there (their kids are in their 20s now and they moved into the city as empty nesters!).

It was a sweet moment.

My Everyday Life: Week 46 on Shutterbean.com

Casey took our picture.

My Everyday Life: Week 46 on Shutterbean.com

He did good!

My Everyday Life: Week 46 on Shutterbean.com

I look at floral arrangements more closely now that I paint them.

My Everyday Life: Week 46 on Shutterbean.com

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November 17, 2017

I LOVE LISTS

 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!

 

Welcome to I love lists. It’s FRIDAAAAAY. Here’s a list for you:

  1. Redefining better.
  2. Cooper has done this to us before…. lol
  3. More people are buying Christmas gifts on credit card than ever.
  4. To be a writer, you have to be obsessed.
  5. This would be a fun photo series to do. College friends then/now
  6. Spaghetti Burrito is a thing.
  7. I got 6/8. It was hard!
  8. The hoodie of my dreams.
  9. DIY Beautiful Paper Pointsettias  Heart eyes!
  10. The more you want, the poorer you’ll feel.
  11. Oprah’s Favorite Things list for 2017!
  12. Dad + baseball
  13. What a beautiful kitchen! I love the cabinet colors.
  14. An amazing photographer
  15. My new favorite pen!
  16. Omg a miniature pony on an airplane. 
  17. I found this video to be quite relaxing.
  18. 2017 is all about constant anxiety.
  19. The big money behind naming the color of the year
  20. Inspired by: Liz / Tiffany / Nicole
  21. Eataly IN Italy looks awesome
  22. The rule of thirds for photographers.
  23. Lifecycles of planes. These pictures please me.
  24. Weekend reading: The Sun & Her Flowers + Tartine All Day

have a great weekend!

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November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. Check out more here!

After 10 years of blogging, I have compiled all the recipes I need for a good Thanksgiving!

Actually- there’s only one recipe I haven’t blogged. It’s the Mark Bittman’s braised turkey recipe that I’ve been making for the past three years now. IT IS AMAZINGLY moist and flavorful and it makes sooooo much gravy (which my family LOVES). If you are looking to shake up your turkey game this year, try it! It is less daunting than roasting a whole bird in the oven.

One week away from the big day!!!!

This is the start of my list:

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Thanksgiving Menu Ideas. Check out more here!

Here are a bunch of Thanksgiving Menu Ideas to help inspire your meal planning:

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November 15, 2017

Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

 

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

So, your super cute neighbor who reminds you of your late grandfather gives you over 5 lbs. of persimmons… WHAT DO YOU DO???

You look up PERSIMMONS in the back of all of your cookbooks and find a recipe that looks intriguing and doesn’t require a trip to the store because you don’t feel like putting a bra on and you’re pantry is stocked. That’s when you make these super moist (sorry) and delicious Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze.

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

They taste like carrot cake but there’s no carrot in them…just persimmons. So, there ya go! A recipe to help you dip into that persimmon hoard given to you by a generous neighbor. And OF COURSE, you share the cake (or two!) with said neighbor. This IS the season of giving thanks, after all!

Have a bunch of persimmons to use up? Try these Persimmon Bars with Lemon Glaze! Recipe on Shutterbean.com

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