January 3, 2020



  1. Six ways to take a break from drinking.
  2. This must have been a nice feeling šŸ™‚ #keepgriefweird! 
  3. Orthorexia is something to look out for.
  4. People from the past looked much older than they were.
  5. Andrew Spade wrote something very beautiful about his late wife.
  6. The 1970’s were wild.
  7. A whole bunch of healthy vegan recipes.
  8. Why did we stop reading?
  9. Leopard: scarf / cardigan / slippers /button- down / vest
  10. Why you can’t sit in first class when it’s empty.
  11. One of my favorite music videos just got remastered in 4k
  12. Product design failures that shaped the last decade.
  13. Are you ready to move into a tiny house in 2020?
  14. This makes me want to play with paint or frosting.
  15. This looks like a really good reading list for the winter!
  16. I quite like the idea of a breakfast board.
  17. These photos make me want to go on a morning hike.
  18. Better control over your emotions will help you create better habits.
  19. A good read this time of year: The Willpower Instinct
  20. Good eating looks like: Healthy Snack Ideas / Creating Healthy Eating Habits


Did you get yourself a Currently Workbook for 2020?  It’s not too late! You can follow my adventures on my Instagram account @thehandwritingclub  (where I share my pages!)

December 31, 2019

Currently December 2019


Currently December 2019

December was a busy month. I shipped out soooooooo many packages (THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!). Quite a lot of us will be working on a food journal (more in the shop soon!) together in January as well as the Currently Workbook throughout the whole year. I’ll keep you accountable if you keep me accountable. We can practice our handwriting together.  

The biggest thing that happened this month was bringing home a kitten!

We have named him HUGGY because he is SOOOOO HUGGABLE. He’s a cuddle boy.

Here are all of this current nicknames:

HUGGY has been the best medicine for our family.  

Let’s dig into some self-reflection, shall we?

Here’s what my December spread looked like in my Currently Workbook!


December 30, 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:


This will be the first week of the new Year! HOORAY.  Do you have any big plans? I think we are laying low this year. We’ve done so much peopling this holiday season and this house of introverts needs some alone time. Cooper has the week off of school and we are hanging out as a family together, reading, watching movies and doing some house projects. I also have a TOOOOOOON of food journal orders to get out this week (thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) so I’ll be keeping busy with that. Are you going to join me on this adventure? I am hoping with the power of the internet, I’ll be accountable and keep my food journal religiously for the entire month of January. Should I throw in a no gluten/no dairy clause too?? Restrictions breed creativity and I am slowly working my way out of a food rut! 

This week I am going to be starting on my Currently 2020 workbook! JOIN ME in self-reflecting in 2020!

You can read more about it here!

Also, I dunno even know what day it is. We are on that part of our vacation break. OH. It’s Monday.  That’s why I am writing my Intentions for the Week! 

Here they are:


December 29, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 52

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 52

Merry Christmas! 

Here’s what Christmas Eve looked like at my house:

Table set!

Dining table put to good use!

I love the way it looks in the afternoon.


December 27, 2019


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



  1. My mom loved otters and this post is dedicated to her
  2. I like figuring out where samples are from in songs.
  3. Learn how to use your brain’s delete button.
  4. Roman statues were more colorful than we thought!
  5. How much would you make parenting? Here’s a calculator.
  6. How to set goals for the next decade.
  7. This note about a VHS player is so sweet.
  8. Best photos of 2019
  9. Cute dress alert!
  10. Nike created a shoe just for nurses.
  11. Predicted Food Trends fro 2020
  12. I love reading through Jessica’s recipe disasters each year.
  13. To make: unstuffed mushroom casserole
  14. Important product innovations for 2019
  15. Cats crash nativity scenes. lol
  16. What it’s like to work retail during the holidays. Ooof.
  17. Gargoyles vs. ice.
  18. A whole bunch of Christmas fails.
  19. I could totally see my husband doing this.
  20. Need to create some healthy eating habits? I DO.
  21. Make some new morning rituals to change your life.


Order your Currently Workbook and join me in self-reflection for 2020!

Grab yourself a Food Journal to track your eating habits & practice your handwiting!  I’m sending a bunch out this weekend!


December 23, 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:

Intentions for the Week- Week 52 of 2019.  Here’s what week 52 in 2018 looked like! 

Happy Monday, friends!

We caught some type of flu bug here over the weekend. We’ve been taking things slow, cuddling with the kitten, and doing house cleaning in increments. I’m hosting Christmas Eve at my house. We have a party of 10 this year. Cooper will be the only kiddo! We are doing a caesar salad/lobster/linguini & clams dinner my family likes to do. I have a lot to get done before Tuesday!  Here I am trying to take a moment to be kind to my body, take a deep breath and make a few lists to keep my sanity in check.  I am making a batch of Lemon Ginger Elixir and keeping some turmeric honey close by for turmeric lattes.  It’s cold and my body needs warmth and nourishment.  Let’s figure out my Intentions for the Week, shall we?


December 22, 2019

My Everyday Life Week 51

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 51

The week started with a cookie decorating party at my house!

I just realized that you can see my smiling face in the window reflection.

I posted the Gingerbread Cookie recipe on my blog this week.

I thought of my Mom while I was getting everything ready.

I made a simple caesar and pasta.  Weeknight hangouts don’t have to be fancy.