August 18, 2017


i love lists //shutterbean.comWelcome to I LOVE LISTS! It’s Friday. Let’s surf the internet together!

  1. If it fits, I sits.
  2. All with a blue ballpoint pen. WOW
  3. Surprising truths about millennial parents.
  4. My dorm room looked NOTHING like this. What a time to be alive!
  5. I can’t believe this is colored pencil.
  6. How some people treat rental cars….
  7. Jennifer Lawrence reads wine reviews.
  8. This looks messy.
  9. The reinvention of the strawberry.
  10. What do we think about silent book clubs? 
  11. Life hacks learned from fiction.
  12. Wikipedia’s list of common misconceptions 
  13. Two enchilada pizzas for me, please!
  14. The many looks of Madonna. I’m definitely into #18
  15. Pantone + Prince = the perfect shade of purple
  16. My sundae choices make me a labradoodle. WHAT IS THIS WORLD??!
  17. I’d love a camper one day.
  18. Everything in this Etsy shop, please.
  19. How to photograph the solar eclipse.
  20. This dress with these clogs with this jean jacket and purse
  21. The Top 10 restaurants in the US in 2017 are….
  22. I’ve never heard about tree’s having crown shyness until now.
  23. 10 small ways to be happy!
  24. It’s my birthday today. I wish someone would make me this cake….



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Everyday Pancakes are simple enough to make EVERYDAY. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

Also, make some pancakes this weekend and tag me @shutterbean on Instagram! :)

August 17, 2017

Everyday Pancakes

Everyday Pancakes are simple enough to make EVERYDAY. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I typed pancake recipe in google a few weeks ago and Mark Bittman’s Everyday Pancake recipe from the NY Times popped up first, followed by thousands of other pancake recipes. The internet is just BURSTING with information, isn’t it! Where to start??! A quick glance at the ingredients (no buttermilk! which I never have!) and a 5-star rating made this recipe a no brainer. Made the pancakes. Loved them and my child is so grateful for my google searches, I am sure of it.

Everyday Pancakes are simple enough to make EVERYDAY. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

A week later, I used the recipe to make pancakes (again!) for Cooper’s sleepover. It’s in the rotation, folks!

The pancakes are light and fluffy. The batter is really so easy to whip up. I don’t know why I relied heavily on pancake mix all of these years when I usually find most of these ingredients in my kitchen.

Everyday Pancakes are simple enough to make EVERYDAY. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I’m pretty close to memorizing the proportions and we all know that’s probably the best sign of a well-loved recipe. Make sure you pin this one for the future!


August 15, 2017

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! This week is our last full week of Summer! We’re on a family vacation in Tahoe. We look forward to this week every year. Here are my…


Intentions for the Week:

  • enjoy the last week of summer vacation
  • less internet, more love
  • edit photos
  • spend quality time with my family
  • put my feet and or body in lake Tahoe
  • chocolate dipped ice cream cone
  • one late night talkfest with my mom
  • recharge my battery
  • learn something new
  • draw in my sketchbook
  • write letters
  • paint the view
  • go to a yoga class
  • go for hikes
  • teach Cooper Rummikub
  • put together a puzzle
  • coffee date(s) with my dad
  • grocery shop with my mom
  • nighttime cocktail hour walks
  • stargaze
  • meditate on my career path
  • make an epic cheese board
  • read a book
  • take a picture of a sunset
  • date night with my husband
  • enjoy my 38th birthday with my family in Tahoe

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • prep for One Potato photoshoot
  • trip to the library
  • DMV appointment
  • doctor’s appointment
  • hike/yoga (at least once!)
  • finish cleaning schedule spreadsheets
  • finish handwriting workbook (in progress)
  • write letters to pen pals (in progress)
  • put together water-coloring post
  • do an art project with Cooper
  • make 2 recipes for the blog
  • wash car
  • catch up on social media
  • go through notes on computer and delete
  • delete at least 2000 photos on phone
  • sort through paper work on desk
  • back to school supply/clothes shopping
  • create a homework station
  • make kombucha (mango guava this week)
  • trip to the salvation army
  • catch up on bookkeeping work 
  • make Thai Basil Beef  (made spaghetti instead)
  • work on summer book (working on it)
  • maybe figure out a fall capsule wardrobe (I only did winterspring & summer!)
  • continue reading Cheaper by the Dozen 
  • enjoy the last two weeks of SUMMER!!!!!!


And I Quote // shutterbean

What about you? 

What’s on your list this week?

Leave them in the comments!