January 12, 2018


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

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS! It’s Friday. Let’s see what’s up on the internet this week:

  1. Here’s a feel good food plan if you’re looking for one this month.
  2. I suppose the photos from drones are sometimes worth how annoying they are.
  3. Millenials are not grocery shopping anymore.
  4. What’s hurting kids.
  5. No gifts, please.
  6. Get your finances in order.
  7. Here’s a Bob Ross rabbit hole for you.
  8. Grieving in the New Year.
  9. Whoa, Ikea.
  10. Nut’nola looks like something I’d enjoy for sure.
  12. This dress makes me miss summer
  13. These vegetarian Swedish meatballs look awesome.
  14. Whole Foods looks empty
  15. I found this amusing.
  16. We all die eventually. This is true.
  17. This makes me want to redo our master bathroom SO BAD.
  18. How you see the world if you’re colorblind.
  19. Epic kitchen fails.
  20. Weekend reading: Wisdom of Sundays
  21. We’re improving ourselves to death.
  22. This makes me pretty happy we moved out of Silicon Valley
  23. Simple Valentine’s Day Ideas from yours truly.

have a great weekend!

January 9, 2018

Make More Art in 2018

Make More Art in 2018 with Skillshare! See more on Shutterbean.com

One of my goals last year was to Make More Time for Art and I’m happy to say I did that–mostly with the help of Skillshare!

If you’re not familiar with Skillshare, it’s an online community for learning & teaching creative skills. Skillshare connects expert practitioners with students around the world who collaborate on everyday skills from culinary arts to photography to design.

Right now they have a GREAT promo- 3 months of PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP for 99 Cents! 

That’s such a really good deal. You should totally get on that.

Last year I took quite a few watercolor classes- I wrote about that here! 

Here’s what my work has been looking like lately:

My Everyday Life: Week 46 on Shutterbean.com

My hand lettering has improved greatly with classes + practice.

My Everyday Life: Week 42 on Shutterbean.com

I love being able to introduce things I love into my food styling work!

Spiced Pineapple Rum Toddies from Shutterbean.com!

This week Cooper is still on winter break from school, so I carved time out for us to do some Skillshare classes. It’s a great way to fill the downtime when the kids are on vacation and you’re at home with them.

Make more time for art with Skillshare! See more on Shutterbean.com


January 8, 2018

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:

Hello Friends! Happy Monday. Cooper is back in school. This is my first list of the new year. I am excited to type those two things I looking forward to getting back into a rhythm/routine. I abandoned my bullet journal after my mom died (grief) and it really threw me off.  All of my TO-DO lists have been written on random pieces of paper and index cards. I’VE BEEN SO DISORGANIZED!!!

I spent all Sunday cleaning up my studio space, getting rid of paper piles and cleaning out the inside of my car. WHAT A GREAT FEELING!  Ok, so here we are my first Intentions for the Week list of 2018.

Intentions for the Week:

  • start taking down the Christmas tree
  • write my Intentions for the Year
  • tackle laundry (it’s not pretty)
  • go to a yoga class + hike
  • spend quality time with cousins in town from NY!
  • mail thank you cards
  • share art on my blog
  • get printer situation figured out
  • continue to get my house in order
  • photograph recipe for One Potato
  • take stuff to Salvation Army
  • catch up on social media/blogging
  • do some meal prepping
  • clean computer screen (it’s so gross right now)
  • finish up hand lettering project for a client (!!!)
  • send out some zines! Check out The Handwriting Club on etsy :)
  • take good care of myself
  • limit carbs

Mantra for the week:

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS. It's Friday and Tracy of Shutterbean.com shares her finds from the internet on a weekly list called I LOVE LISTS!

Whatever you’re up to this week, have a great one!