My Everyday Life: Week 5

Here’s what this week looked like:

Still testing out the Fujifilm X100S (rented from Borrow Lenses)

Taken with my iPhone:

My Everyday Life: Week 5

Taken with the Fuji.  I’m really enjoying the quality and it’s been easy to pop into my purse.

I’ve been looking at this camera because I want to play around more with fixed lenses.

My Everyday Life: Week 5

I always think of the joke by Mitch Hedberg Double Tree joke when I see two trees together.

My Everyday Life: Week 5

Winter shadows.

My Everyday Life: Week 5

Those sliders I made were bomb dot com.

My Everyday Life: Week 5

Meal prep this week included tuna salad, butternut squash soup, roasted broccoli, caesar salad prep and a reset button salad situation.

My Everyday Life: Week 5

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY!

  1. It’s amazing what a little gold spray paint can do!
  2. This unsubstantiated theory of what may have happened between Adnan & Jay is good!
  3. This is my life.  Especially #2 & 11
  4. The Evolution of Diet - interesting read
  5. Some of these theater experiences are crazy.
  6. You have no idea how excited these cookies make me!!
  7. Some of the most emotional moments in the show Parenthood. Did you watch last night??!
  8. NACHO TIPS!!! 
  9. Cooper is learning about good deeds in school. Here are ways to pay it forward.
  10. Books read on the subway.
  11. Excuse me while I stare at these Fried Chicken Wings.…sigh….
  12. How to pick the right plant for your space.
  13. On Nine Years of Marriage. Loved this.
  14. Walnut Chicken. So cute/so random.
  15. I am jealous of Molly’s frosting skills.
  16. Why are vending machines so popular in Japan?
  17. What a cute idea for Valentine’s Day!
  18. How to avoid Gossip. Good tips, HJH!
  19. We take mini vacations as parents all the time. This made me laugh.
  20. What your email address says about you. So many LOLs on this one.

Super Bowl Food Brainstorm!

Superbowl Food Ideas from Shutterbean.com

The big game is coming up. Let’s talk about the FOOD of the big game, shall we?

Greek Lamb Sliders

Greek Lamb Sliders with a whipped feta sauce & a Greek salad relish.  Check out more at Shutterbean.com

We have the Superbowl coming up. I’m in it for the food.

I repeat: I’m in it for the food.

Greek Lamb Sliders // shutterbean

Here’s a contender for your Super Bowl party. Greek Lamb Sliders! We make a lemon/herb feta spread, a Greek Salad Relish and char some lamb burgers and sandwich it a lllll together to make a cute little slider.  That means you can totally have two…or three…

Greek Lamb Sliders // shutterbean

It like a gyro meets burger and it’s freaking delicious.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a game to not watch and some sliders to scarf down.

Smoked Salmon Ramen

Smoked Salmon Ramen- a quick way to fancy up packaged ramen!  Check out more at Shutterbean.com

I find the most food inspiration when someone else cooks for me. That’s why I love going to my friend Leslie’s house.  She’s beyond confident in the kitchen and she always comes up with such amazing combinations out of the most modest ingredients. It feels like a real treat; she makes me always feel welcome.  She also introduced me to the hot smoked sockeye salmon from Trader Joe’s and I’m forever grateful.

Smoked Salmon Ramen // shutterbean

She made me smoked salmon ramen back in December and I was instantly hooked. It takes a tiny bit of finesse to get the egg just right but on my second attempt, it was absolute perfection.

Smoked Salmon Ramen // shutterbean

Just a few additions can really enhance a package of ramen. Spinach, smoked salmon, a little bit of sea kelp seasoning (or furikake if you have it) and a runny egg makes for a wonderfully quick meal– perfect for Mondays! You’re just three minutes away from deliciousness.  Promise me you’ll add sriracha?

And I Quote:

Finding inspiration in vacation:

Make Waves // shutterbean

Find the Magic // shutterbean

Prioritize Rest // shutterbean

SPARK // shutterbean

Connection // shutterbean

 

Practice Gratitude // shutterbean

 

 

My Everyday Life: Week 4

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Getting tall. I remember when he could barely see over the counters.

My Everyday Life: Week 4

Waiting. Always waiting.

My Everyday Life: Week 4

Crispy fried eggs are my new thing.

My Everyday Life: Week 4

I had this for breakfast almost every day this week.

My Everyday Life: Week 4

Ummm. OK?

My Everyday Life: Week 4

Green eyes.

My Everyday Life: Week 4

I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

  1. I can’t imagine ever doing this but OMG the pictures are amazing. 
  2.  Cocktails emoji-fied!  So handy.
  3. Lemon Curd Cream Puffs? Count me in.
  4. Now I want a Portabello Mushroom Burger
  5. Why the Oscars never cared much for Wes Anderson movies.
  6. I like the idea of taking a nap at the airport...just how clean are these pods though??!
  7. A solid foundation to Sundays. Meal prep is key for me!
  8. This lake is gorgeous…frozen!
  9. For when you think you can’t eat a whole bloomin’ onion…
  10. I’ve got all the tools to make this necklace. Gonna do it!
  11. Currently listening to this playlist.
  12. Love this bag tutorial. Maybe I’ll sew something in 2015?
  13. But really… I just want to make an organized sewing kit.
  14. Frozen spinach to the rescue! I really want to make this.
  15. How to hide eyesores in your house. Good tips!
  16. How to Keep a Clean Home (love this).
  17. NFL lip-reading…always good for a laugh.
  18. I have Gear Avoidance Syndrome… although I’m renting the Fujifilm X100S this week to shake things up!
  19. Looking at National Geographic’s Photo of the Day makes me happy.
  20. Should you buy a selfie stick?  (NO)
  21. You should make some breakfast burritos this weekend. You’ll thank yourself.