June 23, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 25

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

Pool party at the Greene’s!

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Saturday night karaoke which is why I’m late in posting this this morning!

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Garden goals.

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Batting cage!

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My gift to Casey for Father’s Day.  🙂

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June 21, 2019


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


  1. How to move from self-awareness to self-improvement
  2. Cute convertible tote backpack thing.
  3. I love reading through people’s meal planning tips.
  4. What the sunset looks like from space. 
  5. That viral garlic hack doesn’t work.
  6. What PRIDE looked like in the 1970s
  7. Funny optical illusions that scared the crap out of people.
  8. Instagram photos are all starting to look the same. 
  9. I would totally be this Dad if I had a girl.
  10. Veggie Delite all the way!
  11. I love Gmail pro-tips!
  12. A whole bunch of cooking hacks from chefs. 
  13. The hologram concert revolution is happening whether we like it or not.
  14. The ruins of Chernobyl caught with drones. 
  15. Rejection letters sent to famous artists. 
  16. I’ve always wondered what it’s like to have a dressing table.
  17. How reading improves your health.
  18. What’s going on with LaCroix?
  19. I got Elizabeth Taylor.
  20. These 4 designers wear the same thing every day.  I wear overalls…
  21. One of my favorite things to clean is the inside of a car. Thanks to my Dad.
  22. I’m making this for myself soon. 


June 18, 2019

Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Mango Turmeric Smoothie is a great/healthy way to start the day. Coconut milk is the base, making it completely vegan! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

What I like about this recipe for Mango Turmeric Smoothie (besides the fact that it tastes delicious!)  is that it can be made with things I have around my kitchen.

A cup of coconut milk to use up can be the impetus of me making this smoothie.

I almost always have a knob of ginger on my counter.

Frozen bananas can be found in my freezer because I stash a good supply of them in there when I’ve bought too many bananas (often) with the hope of making smoothies.  Present Tracy gets to reap the benefits of Past Tracy’s errors (there are many of them).

Frozen mango chunks?  My kid likes eating them from the freezer for dessert, so of course, YES I stock up on them.

This recipe comes from my friend Sarah Copeland’s new cookbook – Every Day is Saturday.

I’m excited to have a copy because I consider her the master of simple gourmet!

She also loves vegetables like I love vegetables so I turn to her when I need a good salad.

Mango Turmeric Smoothie is a great/healthy way to start the day. Coconut milk is the base, making it completely vegan! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

The creaminess of the coconut milk plays nicely with the spice of the ginger and turmeric mixed with the sweetness of the mango and banana. I loved the texture.  One sip made my husband say “What’s this tropical delight?”

It’s my new favorite smoothie, is what it is.


June 17, 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!

We are on Week 25 of 2019. That means we are almost halfway through this year. WOW.

This weekend was filled with activities!  There was a baseball game, a tournament, dinner at my brother’s house, a friend visit, another baseball game and dinner at my Dad’s house for Father’s Day.  Cooper has camp this week (yay!). I’m hoping to get enough of my work done so we can play in the afternoons.  Thank you for ordering a Pep Talk Print Pack!! I have 5 packs (they’re limited edition!) left in the shop this week.  They need a good home! Sparkles included!


June 16, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 24

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 24

Doing some plant research at Marin Art & Garden this week.

Front yard goals!

This is their sun garden and I am obsessed.

I took a pour paint class with Helen Jane at Nimbus Arts in St. Helena.


It was so much fun!

I made this painting.

And this one too!


Making pumpkin bread with my friend Dottie.

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June 14, 2019


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


  1. Are McMansions making Americans happier?
  2. I cannot imagine the pressure Selena Gomez feels to upkeep her Instagram.
  3. Burger King gets all gimmicky with Stranger Things and whoppers. 
  4. Wow, another Oreo flavor. This time it’s a mystery!
  5. I wish I had access to selling my stuff online when I was young.
  6. Gwyneth is onto something.
  7. Inside the lives of Instagrammer planner addicts.
  8. I love how my friend Andrea writes about her children.
  9. Conserve the sound- this is so rad!
  10. Beach bag shopping: one / two / three / four / five 
  11. This Dad is awesome.
  12. What Tokyo looked like in the 1970s.
  13. What does intuitive eating even mean?
  14. How to take a relaxing vacation without stressing about work.
  15. Here’s what Madonna is up to right now…
  16. These photos make me wanna binge on old Gene Wilder movies.
  17. Take a break and look through National Geographic’s Travel photo contest winners.
  18. Volunteering at school events- Where are all the Dads??
  19. Why does writing suck?
  20. Something fun to try- pan fried feta with peppered honey /ricotta pancakes with roasted strawberries
  21. This installation in Venice looks rad.
  22. I can’t wait to paint when we’re on vacation this Summer.

A PEP TALK Print Pack!!  Limited edition for sale in my Etsy shop!

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

Don’t forget to write your intentions for this Summer with a SUMMER BUCKET LIST!

Download a template for your Summer Bucket List here. 

tag your bucket list on Instagram with @thehandwritingclub 


June 13, 2019

Summer Bucket List 2019 + printable!

Shutterbean Summer Bucket List 2019


Four years ago, I started writing out my Summer Bucket List with Cooper.  It’s a good way to set intentions/a guideline of what we each want out of our Summer.  It keeps us on task and it’s really great at the end of the Summer to look at the goals we set and accomplished.  We also do this before we go on vacations! It’s a very fun/helpful process.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane:

Summer Bucket List 2018

Summer Bucket List 2017

Summer Bucket List 2016

Summer Bucket List 2015

Ok!!  Here’s what I have on my SUMMER BUCKET LIST for 2019:


  • baseball tournament(s)
  • go to Italy with family (send me your Rome + Florence recommendations!)
  • trip to the beach with friends
  • lady craft night sleepover
  • front yard irrigation
  • prop closet clean out
  • work on garden
  • have family BBQ
  • make an ice cream cake
  • read a few books
  • work on a new book for The Handwriting Club
  • nighttime walks with my boo
  • teach my niece how to cook! (she’s here in CA for the summer while off of college)

Cooper’s Summer Bucket List

  • have playdates/sleepovers with Floyd, Cohen, and Lachlan
  • go to epicenter with friends
  • go to Scandia with friends
  • drive an ATV or golf cart or anything with a motor with a steering wheel (lol)
  • watch movies
  • eat dippin’ dots
  • play baseball with friends
  • watch baseball with friends
  • dip biscotti in coffee (lol_
  • have my own cup of coffee
  • eat a lotta wangs (buffalo chicken wings)


Camden’s Summer Bucket List

  • soul cycle class
  • eat at Mac D in SF
  • go on a hike
  • Khalid concert
  • Golden Gate Park with Ben
  • find pretty+ colorful murals in SF
  • famous fountain in Italy
  • Florence shopping outlets
  • take pictures for Instagram content
  • Giants Game
  • walk the Golden Gate Bridge
  • visit Palo Alto/Stanford/Silicon Valley



If you’d like to play along and write down your Summer Bucket List, download the template.

Look! here’s a template for you!

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

I’d love to see what your intentions are for the summer.

Fill it out and tag @thehandwritingclub on Instagram so we can see!