My Everyday Life: Week 13

Here’s what this past week looked like:

“So when we miss each other, we both know that we feel the same way.”  (his idea)

My Everyday Life: Week 13

I love lists, Friday!


  1. A new parenting study has just been released!!  HA
  2. Love this DIY stenciling–instant faux wallpaper!
  3. Traveling alone to feel lonely. I totally get it.
  4. At what point do you know that you’ve grown up?  (word!)
  5. I enjoyed reading this other POV of the Paltrow/Martin “uncoupling”
  6. Unforgettable Philip Seymour Hoffman Moments (I forgot about Along Came Polly!)
  7. I’m kind of freaking out over these Crispy Peanut Butter Balls.
  8. A great way to think about time. A nice way to flip that switch!
  9. Chai Banana Cake??! You had me at CHAI.
  10. Also…you had me at BOURBON!
  11. What STYLE means to 50 Celebrities.
  12. Cooper has never had a pop tart…it’s time to make them from scratch!
  13. I’ve never been a streamer/garland person…until now!
  14. These flatbreads look AMAZING.
  15. For the Arrested Development lover in you..
  16. How to peel eggs using a spoon? Gotta make a batch and I’m gonna try it.
  17. If you need a good kick in the pants, this post will help!
  18. This turkey burger situation looks super satisfying. Maybe it’s the avocado…
  19. I adore this bathroom remodel. It’s so bright & cheery and pleases my graphic eye!
  20. These stars are all the same age. This blows my mind.


but wait theres more

My friends Kasey & Matt from Turntable Kitchen put out a SUPER COOL Cookbook in a Box! I contributed three recipes to the collection! It makes a great gift. Check it out here.


In the Mixing Bowl blew my mind with my Crispy Smashed Potatoes 

Domestocrat made my Sausage & Kale Stuffed Shells

Victoria Sponge, Pease Pudding adapted my Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bars


Apples + Cinnamon

Healthy Snack- Apples + Cinnamon // shutterbean

Hi friends! I’m rolling out a new feature here.  It’s all about SNACKS!  Every Thursday I hope to share one of my favorite snacks with you. They’ll be either Healthy or Indulgent. Or maybe a combo of the both :)  I love snacks and want to give you some ideas to help you shake up your snack routine.

Today I’m featuring one of my favorite healthy snacks. It’s simply sliced apples with a few dashes of ground cinnamon.  That’s it! It makes a great afternoon pick-me-up when you really want to reach for a candy bar. The best part is that there’s no need for sugar. This combo will surely keep your sugar cravings at bay.  Hope you like it!

Lemon Ginger Zinger

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

Sometimes I forget how much I love to eat healthy foods. I usually get the itch for green things after I’ve come out of a carb hangover. After the weekend I had, I NEED green.  I like to give my system a nice reboot with something like this Lemon Ginger Zinger drink.

Talk about palate cleansing!

Lemon Ginger Zinger // shutterbean

This “slushy” is tangy, spicy, herbaceous and slightly sweet. I battled with the voice in my head who kept telling me this would taste great with vodka. The voice of reason drank it for breakfast the other day and was super satisfied. The boozy voice in my head was onto something though… After 3PM, WATCH OUT.

Asparagus & Leek Pizza

Asparagus & Leek Pizza // shutterbean

You know it’s Spring when asparagus assaults you at the front door of your local market. I love how they’re all lined up in bundles with thick blue rubberbands waiting to be plucked. Not to be a creep or anything but I sometimes like to watch people  grocery store pick out their produce. It’s always so sweet when I see older men pick up a bundle of asparagus. It makes me wonder how they will prepare them. How many years have them been enjoying asparagus? What if they just warmed up to them last year? What if they remind them of their childhood?  My mind always feels happiest when I’m grocery shopping.

It’s Spring! Clovers are all over the place, daisies are coming up around our house and the leaves are about to show their sweet faces on our trees outside. SO MUCH GREEN. Why don’t we eat SO MUCH GREEN then? Both asparagus & leeks are in season right now and I’ve showcased them on a pizza.

Asparagus & Leek Pizza // shutterbean

Pesto, roasted garlic, roasted asparagus, leeks, dotted with goat cheese, microgreens have a party on top of carb heaven-PIZZA. It’s super flavorful; I couldn’t stop eating it! It’s incredible.

My Everyday Life: Week 12

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Impromptu burger date with Cooper.