April 16, 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! Happy Monday. How was your weekend?  The sun was shining here in the bay area and then we ended the weekend with rain. While my brother in law was here visiting us,  I did some painting, worked around the house, spent time outside in my garden and got ahead of the week by ordering some stuff from Costco from Instacart. (btw-I really like ordering stuff online because I can be more intentional about what I buy. If I go to Costco in person, I will come back with so many more things that I didn’t need.  Plus, it frees up time so it’s worth it to me!  I just don’t like people picking out my produce (ever). That’s super personal to me and I can’t always trust what I’m going to get.)

This week I’m headed to Los Angeles for a quick minute! While I’m gone, I gotta get all of Cooper’s school stuff situated so my boys have a smooth week. I have a mountain of laundry to fold (hello, I procrastinated!!). The only thing that keeps me motivated to do it is having something on TV on in the background. I’ve been “watching”  Off Camera on Netflix while I work/fold laundry and it’s been really good. I highly recommend the Matt Damon interview. He’s golden.

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Meal Prep this week includes:

This Week’s Intentions:

  • workout/sweat/get the feelings out
  • pack for trip
  • finish laundry- get it back to ground zero
  • drink water
  • put all winter clothes away
  • clean out fridge/freezer
  • straighten up office space
  • send off taxes
  • catch up on social media/email
  • work on my #100dayproject (#100daysartbeforebreakfast)
  • make recipe from Pretty Dish 
  • send out packages (friends & family)
  • find the charger for my Fitbit
  • keep organized with my bullet journal
  • send out orders for The Handwriting Club

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • work out/figure out gym membership   (I worked out 4 times!)
  • do yoga/go for a walk
  • try to work my Fitbit back into the routine (where’s my charger?!)
  • paint toenails
  • make recipes from What’s Gaby Cookin & Pretty Dish 
  • get back on the kombucha making routine
  • work on my #100dayproject (#100daysartbeforebreakfast)
  • volunteer at thrift store
  • catch up on emails (I tried!)
  • catch up on social media
  • map out big photo project
  • put away all winter clothes/refresh closet (almost done!)
  • keep on top of laundry (totally abandoned it)
  • send out a few letters
  • return library books/dvds
  • return shirt from Old Navy
  • tax prep
  • prep for phone meetings
  • hangout with Amy
  • keep house tidy (we tried!)
  • stay on top of the calendar
  • send out orders for The Handwriting Club

Mantra for the Week:

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Good luck this week! Hope you get all your Intentions for the Week crossed off your list!

April 15, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 15

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 15

Continuing my painting project #100daysartbeforebreakfast

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It’s been really fun to see what comes out of the process.

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Some days are more challenging than others.

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I’ve been painting some of my plants.

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I actually put this tomato seedling in the ground this weekend. YAY.

I saw these flowers after I left the gym.

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April 13, 2018



I love lists- a collection of links from the interweb by Tracy of Shutterbean.com!


  1. Did someone say butter?
  2. That’s a lot of beauty tips.
  3. Apparently, I’m tea tree oil.
  4. Fun project alert: DIY geometric table runner
  5. This must be the most beautiful thing to experience in person.
  6. Also, they guessed my age correctly. I wonder what younger people cook.
  7. Daydreaming of all the beautiful beaches in Italy...sigh…
  9. Cute look: This dress, these sandals, with these sunglasses. YES.
  10. The myth of one true calling might be holding you back.  I definitely understand the Einstein approach.
  11. I freaking love these optical illusion photos.
  12. Wasteful packaging fills me with rage.
  13. This Prince bush   is so cool!
  14. 100% Wanderlust.
  15. What makes this song great?
  16. What Facebook can learn from you by a single uploaded photo.
  17. How to clean up before your housekeeper comes.
  18. A whole new genre- doomsday prepper cookbooks!
  19. Handwriting fonts of famous people!!
  20. This is good news for my brother-in-law
  21. These photographs are so dang satisfying to my high straightenance brain.

The blooms outside. All the daisies!!

My overalls. I live in/for them.

Been loving the convenience of my travel watercolor set for my #100daysartbeforebreakfast project 

The last of the chicken enchilada leftovers from this week.

Books on my coffee table inspiring me: Gardenista / The Sun & Her Flowers

Thank you for all your black licorice recommendations. I’m currently enjoying a bag of these while I type this. I love the texture!