March 6, 2020


  1. So glad to hear that Alex Trebek is getting well.
  2. I loved reading Deb’s beauty uniform.
  3. How to prep your home for the coronavirus.
  4. Mr. Rogers made a list of his 10 favorite books.
  5. Things we all experienced in childhood. Hello, nostalgia!
  6. Lollll. These cat owners created an ultimate hack!
  7. Musicians backstage in the 70s.
  8. Elementary school nostalgia!
  9. Preparing our kids to thrive in an uncertain world.
  10. Here’s what happens to your brain when you don’t sleep.
  11. This vegetarian ramen looks awesome.
  12. How to properly care for your cast iron pan.
  13. Hello, dream dress.
  14. We are all just sheeple in a consumer matrix.
  15. People hate tipping before they’re served.
  16. My food choices have me pegged to live in a modern house.
  17. Unbelievably intricate carved fruits & vegetables.
  18. Bookmarking this – best cabins/cottage getaways in the SF Bay area.
  19. The best IKEA hacks on the internet.
  20. This makes me want to watercolor.
  21. Come join me in Santa Fe this May! 

March 4, 2020

Currently February 2020

Currently February 2020

Goodbye Feb! SOOO LONG.



You were kinda weird!

Not gonna lie.


March 2, 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 10 of 2020


This weekend we finished basketball season and had baseball practice. Cooper had a sleepover at his friend’s house so Casey and I had the whole house to ourselves. It is such a weird sensation! We binged on Mad Men and ate leftover Chinese food. It was divine.  Sunday we went out to breakfast just the two of us. I had an art playdate with my friend Neiley. Started laundry, did some house work and Casey and Cooper were off at baseball practice.  I’ve spent the past two weekends with Sunday plans so I haven’t been meal prepping which means our household has been thrown off!  I am hoping to get back on track this week because I need to clean out the fridge and repurpose things!  Speaking of things being thrown off…something happened to my Fitbit battery and I’ve been without a watch for two days. They are sending me a replacement but OH MY GOODNESS DID I RELY ON THAT FITBIT. It’s so weird not to have it on… It’s not that I really miss the step tracking, it’s the timer! I use that thing constantly to help me stay on task. Since it’s been gone I will try to create a timer on my phone but get distracted by something on my phone and FORGET THAT I WAS TIMING SOMETHING.  Technology is only good if it works.  Mercury is in retrograde. WATCH OUT!


March 1, 2020

My Everyday Life: Week 9

Here’s what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 9

BASKETBALL SEASON IS OVER. I enjoyed watching the games. They go by fast!

Snapped before my adventure day with Emma.


We went to the city.  I always think of my grandpa when I’m in this area.

Legion of Honor!  Last time I went, I went with my Mom!

It was her favorite museum.

I obsessed over all of the hands in paintings.

We found a wall of mirrors.

I found myself in some art.


February 28, 2020



  1. Three ways to write better.
  2. How to pack a GO BAG for emergency evacuations.
  3. This dress in black with these cute sandals and this bag.
  4. Underwater photography contest winners!
  5. Some of these photos are hilarious.
  6. Beans are a good substitute for pasta.
  7. 1950s time capsule purse found
  8. How to help build your child’s self-esteem.
  9. I’ve got rainbow vision!
  10. What a cute guest room makeover!
  11. Let’s get lost in aerial ocean photos.
  12. I’m not sure what to think of the Amazon Grab & Go store concept.
  13. How to write a eulogy. I wrote one for my Mom…
  14. Fascinating X-Rays from the Oregon Zoo.
  15. Women aren’t nags. We’re just fed up.
  16. Celebrities who have gone gray!
  17. The upside of being angry at work.
  18. How to give advice- less fixing, more listening.
  19. What historical figures would look like today. Lol.
  20. How to make your home cleaner than ever.
  21. New York City -1911 colorized film. So neat!


Did you see I’m teaching a three-day workshop in Santa Fe in May? Read more about it here.

February 27, 2020

Vegan Ranch Dip

It’s already been established that I do not like mayonnaise.  You too? Awesome. It also means that I don’t usually like creamy salad dressings or dips because they are usually mayo-based. But this Vegan Ranch Dip isn’t! It’s made with cashews. Cashews are super creamy if you blend them! 

It’s another thing that made its way into my #shutterbeanmealprep!

It’s creamy & tangy and a really good substitute for ranch!  I added dill because I can’t get enough of it lately.  I’d like to put some on a baked potato, dip potato chips in it, or toss it in cooked potatoes and turn it into a potato salad.  Let the fun begin! Welcome to the rotation, Vegan Ranch Dip.  You’ll fit nicely in my lineup since I’m always trying to get my family to eat as many vegetables as possible. 


February 26, 2020

Food Photography & Styling Workshop in Santa Fe!

Need to boost your food photography & styling skills? 

 Take Food Photography & Styling Workshop in Santa Fe with me this May! 

Wanna challenge yourself to style food and create eye-catching vignettes?