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August 18, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 33

Here’s what this past week looked like in ITALY! My Everyday Life Week 33

Finding myself in Italian windows.

Starting the day off right. I miss this so much.

Cooper put “have my own coffee” on his Summer Bucket List and he did!

The cutest mailbox.

I think I am going to do a separate post about Italian graffiti.

Particularly fond of this one since she’s on my necklace!

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August 16, 2019

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS

  1. Apparently Woodstock was kinda miserable for some.
  2. Graffiti transforms spaces!
  3. Why aren’t there more hot dogs in San Francisco?
  4. This art installation must be incredible in person.
  5. Social media hurts girls more than boys.
  6. There’s a formula to Irish pubs.
  7. RIP (on a dude), Nachos
  8. According to my buffet choices, I’m the Peacekeeper.
  9. A reminder of what Amazon’s first Kindle looked like.
  10. I had no idea this coast to coast bike path was in the works. 
  11. I love when people do this photo trick.
  12. An influencer reports for jury duty.
  13. New favorite nail polish alert: Happy Anniversary by OPI
  14. There used to be mermaids at Disneyland in the 50s + 60s
  15. This looks like a beautiful space to work in.
  16. I really want to make this zucchini cheese gratin.   
  17. Also want to try: Nora Ephron’s Tomato Sauce.
  18. A Roomba that swears when it bumps into stuff.
  19. DIY reusable sandwich + snack bags
  20. Target is re-releasing 300 items from popular design collaborations.
  21. This little study space is so cute!
  22. How I get ready for Back to School

 

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My Etsy Shop is back from vacation!  Grab yourself a food journal and stickers!

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August 14, 2019

Grilled Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken

Shake up your grilled chicken game and make this Tangy Grilled Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken recipe! Find the instructions on Shutterbean.com!

I’ve been slowly working my way through my mom’s recipe binder and I stumbled upon this recipe card for Grilled Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken. Even though it was just called “Marinated Chicken,” I knew which recipe it was. It was one of my favorites when I was a kid!  The recipe card was filled out by one of her friends – Marjorie Mitchell?  I wish I could ask her about it!  I am not sure I know who that is. 

Shake up your grilled chicken game and make this Tangy Grilled Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken recipe! Find the instructions on Shutterbean.com!

Mom made this chicken mostly when we had company over because it’s a REAL crowd pleaser. She would easily double it and triple it if need be. She served it with coleslaw and her potato salad (which I don’t have the recipe for!).  The chicken is so simple to put together and FILLED with flavor. There’s something about the citrus, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and grainy mustard that makes it superb. It’s sweet and tangy and I’m sure you’ll want to go back for seconds.

Shake up your grilled chicken game and make this Tangy Grilled Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken recipe! Find the instructions on Shutterbean.com!

I had my Dad over for dinner a few weeks ago and served it with my garlic bread and a potato salad with a bunch of arugula tossed in. 

Shake up your grilled chicken game and make this Tangy Grilled Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken recipe! Find the instructions on Shutterbean.com!  

The only thing I’d alter is making sure I reserve a little of the marinade to pour over the chicken when it’s done. I think that’s what my Mom did since I knew how obsessed she was about meat and cross contamination.  The marinade is so good. I love it so much! I want to drink it.

A definite keeper in the meal prep rotation! THANKS, MOM!

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August 12, 2019

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!

Ciao from Italia!  This is Week 33 of 2019. By the end of the week, I’ll be 40! WOW.

We’ve been doing a lot of sightseeing and walking! I’ve been enjoying the fact that I can see how many steps I take each day with my Fitbit.  The last time I was in Italy I didn’t have a smartphone or a Fitbit. I also didn’t have a child and wasn’t married yet. TIME FLIES.  We have a few more days here and then we journey home.  It’s been a great trip so far. You can see some of my pictures from My Everyday Life Week 32. I’m looking forward to sleeping in my bed and snuggling with my cats. I’ve got a moment to figure out what my Intentions for the Week are!  Let’s get into it. 

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August 11, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 32

Here’s what this past week looked like- IN ITALY!!! My Everyday Life Week 32

On the first plane to Italy! I watched When Harry Met Sally and enjoyed ginger ale. Last time we were in Italy, Casey and I were newly engaged!

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Plane outfit!

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Cousins at the airport in Detroit.

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We made it to Italy! Someone fell asleep on the car ride to our hotel. None of us really slept on the plane. 

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I have so many pictures on my phone from this trip!

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I miss my cats!

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August 9, 2019

I LOVE LISTS

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I LOVE LISTS

  1. Brene Brown on What Toni Morrison taught her about parenting
  2. Home Alone, 2019  lol
  3. Nebraska is not for everyone.
  4. How did people react to Instagram taking away their likes in a beta test?
  5. Some people live in the strangest conditions.
  6. Kids who know what they want.
  7. What guests hate most at weddings.
  8. This grandma is so freaking cute.
  9. The streets of San Francisco in the 1950s.
  10. I didn’t have any Mom friends for the fisrt few years of Cooper’s life.
  11. I feel like street tacos are very fitting for California. We LOVE them.
  12. How to reduce your Amazon packaging waste.
  13. I wish we could split a spiked coffee milkshake together.
  14. Why a cat always lands on its feet.
  15. I really want to see this movie.
  16. Converse that change color in sun! WANT.
  17. Some pretty creative moms in this roundup!
  18. I’m pretty sure Cooper would love this exhibit.
  19. What to do with that leftover buttermilk.
  20. To make: vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream/ coconut curry meatballs
  21. All of the art from my lists goes here!
  22. Two of my friends (named Lisa!) have new books- Finding Your Artistic Voice + A Field Guide to Color

Need something to do with the kids this Summer or looking to take classes (art + business) online?  Here’s 2 months FREE Premium membership to Skillshare.  My creative practice has improved greatly since I started taking classes several years ago!  You can see more on @thehandwritingclub

 

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August 7, 2019

Currently: July 2019

Currently July 2019 in the Currently Workbook by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Currently July 2019

We’re already into August. How does it feel? It’s my birthday MONTH!! This is the month I turn the big 4-0!!!

July was a good month. Let’s see how it looked in my Currently Workbook!

Currently July 2019 in the Currently Workbook by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com Currently July 2019 in the Currently Workbook by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

Currently July 2019 in the Currently Workbook by Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean.com

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