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May 10, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 19

Here’s what this past week looked like – My Everyday Life Week 19

Working on produce shots this week for a client.

I was in my happy place…

Playing with food…

I forget how much the colors of fruits and vegetables speak to me.

I was supposed to teach a class in Santa Fe this month but it got canceled due to the pandemic.

I’m so bummed but also grateful to have stuff to work on. I love a creative challenge.

Social distancing with trees.

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May 8, 2020

I LOVE LISTS

I LOVE LISTS

  1. What is this thing? The internet knows.
  2. Ordering groceries online can be misleading.
  3. I would totally be this guy.
  4. How to avoid burnout during a pandemic.
  5. Celebrities- then & now.
  6. This is what happens to couples under stress.
  7. Photos of the flower moon.
  8. I’m a dessert snob.
  9. So many empty shelves in grocery stores right now.
  10. Solve your problems with these outlandish remedies. 
  11. These insects aren’t murder hornets so don’t kill them. 
  12. Parenting achievements during quarantine
  13. Martha Stewart is isolating with her gardener.
  14. What shopping will be like, post pandemic.
  15. My mom used to talk about how cool the Cliff House was- this was before her time.
  16. Some relics from my childhood.
  17. This makeup tutorial made me LOL.
  18. Think you’re having a bad day? These people have got you beat.
  19. Something to play with- water reversal photos
  20. Weekend Reading: The Upside of Being Down / Eat What You Want
  21. I finally found an outdoor table cloth I love!
  22. Make my Mom’s coffee cake for Mother’s Day xoxo

Sending out food journals this weekend.  There’s more in the shop!!!

I need to get back on board with healthy eating.

JOIN ME!

Also, if you’re looking to do something productive with your time, take some Skillshare classes. It’s helped me grow my creative practice. Here are two months of FREE premium membership when you sign up. 

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May 5, 2020

Currently April 2020

Currently April 2020

April can be summed up into two words.

BACK PAIN. 

My sciatica acted up this month after doing a bunch of yard/housework and I have been laying on the floor all month. Actually that’s not true. It’s been three weeks. But, I finally got an appointment with my chiro. Things got better and now my knee hurts.  It put a lot of my organizing plans on hold.

See also: The Body Keeps the Score

The 100-day project started in April. I decided to start hand-lettering things my Mom used to say.

#100thingsmymomusedtosay   (on my instagram!)

It’s been a good way for me to remember how to Mom myself and process what’s happening right now.

There were quite a few days this month where I WAS OVER IT ALL.  I went out, got groceries, and then sat in my car, in the driveway for about a half-hour until I got out and went back into the house. Being at home feels like Groundhog’s Day. I keep trying to clean my house and it never gets clean. My child will have about 5 outfit changes in one day and will leave his clothes all over the place. We are working hard to break that habit. I’m tired of hearing my voice say PUT YOUR CLOTHES AWAY. But the weather has been nice and we have a lot to be grateful for.

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May 4, 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 19 of 2020

Happy Monday, friends!

Another week of sheltering in place. We are on day 54 of being at home. Toilet paper supply is dwindling. My house is a mess because I haven’t been able to move (back pain!) much to clean it. We spent the weekend watching more of the Hunger Games series. My brother & sister-in-law came to visit and we spent 6+ feet away from each other on my deck.  THIS LIFE IS SO WEIRD.  It’s time to sit down and figure out what my Intentions for the Week are.  Let’s focus on the things we can control in a time when we feel like we can’t control ANYTHING!

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May 3, 2020

My Everyday Life Week 18

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 18 on Shutterbean

Exciting news! I finally cleaned out my fridge!!!

This is what my mental state was looking like. I am glad I allocated time to do this clean out this week. It made me feel so much better. 

Husband loves radishes.

Before I painted Buddha gold.

Meal prep turned into a snack dinner.

You can see my Essential Meal Prep Tools here.

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May 1, 2020

I LOVE LISTS

 

I LOVE LISTS

  1. It’s Black Friday in April
  2. What it might look like if we safely reopen schools.
  3. Weekend Reading: Eat What You Want
  4. Anyone else doing some bartering right now?
  5. A few things from my childhood.
  6. People’s outside my window photos from around the world.
  7. Watch Picasso create a masterpiece in 5 minutes. 
  8. My preferred food choices say I should live in Texas
  9. Artwork painted on alpine terrain. WOW
  10. What canned foods chefs keep in their pantries.
  11. Nannies tell their stories about working during COVID-19
  12. Tips for freezing produce to prevent food waste.
  13. How long can you safely store leftovers?
  14. Putting things into perspective.
  15. Best architecture photos from 2020 so far.
  16. Disciplining children looks different during a pandemic.
  17. Let’s make some yogurt flatbreads!
  18. An amazing monarch butterfly swarm.
  19. What a beautiful photo series- reflections of the past.
  20. Does it matter if my kid does schoolwork in bed?

 

Sending out food journals this weekend.  There’s more in the shop!!!

I need to get back on board with healthy eating.

JOIN ME!

Also, if you’re looking to do something productive with your time, take some Skillshare classes. It’s helped me grow my creative practice. Here are two months of FREE premium membership when you sign up. 

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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?

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