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February 16, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS! It’s Friday and here’s a LIST FOR YOU!

  1. Librarians are funny
  2. This is exactly how I feel right now. Travel should be part of your self care routine.
  3. Goals.
  4. Any dessert with banana and I’m yours.
  5. It’s not a college degree or nothing. 
  6. I want to make this soon.
  7. The hard act of balancing writing & social media.
  8. The most liked Instagram photo. This is 2018.
  9. This makes me want to take up needlepoint.
  10. The songs that bind. I think of this all the time since my Mom died.
  11. Snuggle up with this recipe & your boo.
  12. I dream of a Palm Springs getaway.
  13. What do people eat after getting dumped?
  14. See also: the best way to dine alone
  15. Google thinks the future is email.
  16. How to get over the anxiety of public speaking.
  17. The world’s blackest black looks like this.  I wonder how you photograph it properly…
  18. Our lives are going to be run by cardboard boxes.
  19. For my mother-in-law:
  20. I also want to go back to Vancouver.
  21. This is a scary world we live in.
  22. Kristen Bell handwriting sample.
  23. Baristas who need to get their hearing checked. Or people need to enuciate or both.
  24. Everyone asks me what my favorite pens are. Check out: Part One and Part Two
  25. Weekend Reading: The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook / I am Here Now

 

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My brush lettering teacher sent us this video this week and it made me happy. So sweet!

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February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Happy Valentine's Day from Tracy of Shutterbean.com

Cooper and I continued our Valentines making tradition with these beauties.

Happy Valentine's Day from Tracy of Shutterbean.com

 

We did something new this year and added Chocolate Lollipops to our repertoire!

I’m hoping to carry on my mom’s candy lady tradition.

Happy Valentine's Day from Tracy of Shutterbean.com

We repurposed art scraps from the art scrap bin and made something new with them.

Happy Valentine's Day from Tracy of Shutterbean.com

It pays to save some of your work, doesn’t it?

Happy Valentine's Day from Tracy of Shutterbean.com

What we produced was a combo of two projects I’ve shared on this blog before.

Looking for a fun creative project? Try making your own Melted Crayon Art! It's so much fun. See more on Shutterbean.com

Melted Crayon Art

and

Tracy from Shutterbean shows how she makes Chocolate Lollipops! Heart shaped

My Mom’s Chocolate Lollipops

If you’re curious how we made them,

I printed labels with my Dymo Printer.  We used address labels to for his name.

Font is called Impact Label.

The cards are large index cards which already had melted crayon on them.

We punched holes in the cards with a small hole puncher.

Tied the lollipops to the card with twine!

Happy Valentine's Day from Tracy of Shutterbean.com

It’s fun to make things from scratch!

For more ideas, check out:

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu ideas from Shutterbean.com!

Valentine’s Day Dinner Menus (with gifs!)

Simple Valentine's Day Ideas on Shutterbean.com!

Simple Valentine’s Day Ideas

Ladies Craft Night- Valentine's Day Edition. ART+FOOD+SPIRITS + LADIES! See more on Shutterbean.com

Ladies Craft Night: Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy the day, you lovebirds!

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February 12, 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:

Happy Monday, friends!

Did you have a good weekend?

I hosted breakfast with friends on Saturday after a long week of working through my clutter at home with my stylist friend Jessica. It was quite an exhausting process but we DID IT! And my house has clear surfaces and hardly any piles! Putting energy into one place means that energy is taken out of other places. This means I have so much laundry to catch up on, but it’s cool. I’ll put on a podcast and work through the pile. I also have one last paper pile to tackle. I’ve been putting it off for far too long. Maybe we can all agree to clear out something this week.

What’s causing you the most stress in your house right now and what can you do about it???

Now that I have an intentional space to write/art/play, I feel ready and prepared to get some work done this week. What about you?

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Intentions for the Week!

Intentions for the Week:

  • make valentines/finish chocolate lollipops
  • deliver valentines
  • laundry
  • call the bank
  • make banana bread
  • make coconut carrot soup
  • return at Target
  • catch up on social media stuff
  • plow through emails
  • continue working on office space/TACKLE PAPER PILE
  • ship out packages for The Handwriting Club (thank you for your orders!!)
  • backup photos on phone
  • celebrate Valentine’s Day
  • take photos of what we did last week/work on AROUND THE HOME post
  • get caught up on accounting
  • start packing up clothes to send to ThredUp
  • clean out fridge/do meal prep
  • research new Vans
  • find the charger for my iPad pen
  • carve out some time to read Modern Loss
  • make a list of things to be done around the house
  • visit the library
  • keep the house tidy!

 

Last Week’s Intentions:

  • make valentines/send out (doing today!)
  • get some exercise going on
  • clean out studio space! streamline closets
  • brush lettering class
  • finish laundry 
  • take photos for handwriting club (didn’t get a chance)
  • clean out fridge (didn’t get a chance)
  • write thank you notes (can get started now that I have a space to do it!)
  • trip to Salvation Army (have stuff to go, still compiling)
  • post a new recipe on the blog (I have an easy curry situation I’ll have to post)
  • post wilbur hot springs photos on the blog (coming soon!)
  • drink more water (this is helping)
  • send out orders for The Handwriting Club

Mantra for the Week:

Tracy from Shutterbean.com shares her Intentions for the Week!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

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