July 19, 2017

How to Make an Epic Cheeseboard (with Trader Joe’s Items!)

How to Make an Epic Cheeseboard with items from Trader Joe's! See more on Shutterbean.com

For the past few years, I have cheese board duty whenever my parents have a big get-together at their house.


Once you make an epic cheeseboard, you can pretty much count on being bringing one to every party you attend.

It’s important to make a good cheese board because that’s what gets a party started! You need a variety of things…all spread out because we all need a little space when we’re hovering around a table, mindlessly eating before someone figures out how much of the good salami we’ve eaten.

Let me show you:


July 17, 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:Happy Monday, friends. Are we ready to get into this week? I was in Carmel over the weekend for a mostly girls weekend for my friend’s birthday. It was FUN and relaxing. So much talking and laughing…my abs are aching.  When I got home from my trip, I spent 3 hours cleaning up/straightening the house and getting my head ready for the upcoming week. IT FEEL GREAT!  If there’s anything you can do to get ahead of the week, DO IT.

This Week’s Intentions:

  • write/post about cheeseboard
  • make kombucha
  • make a meal plan
  • work on book(s)/zines
  • photograph products Etsy shop
  • tackle Inbox/DELETE like a mad woman
  • finish tax stuff
  • make waffles
  • do meal prep
  • finish skillshare course on making zines
  • listen to this podcast for the first time
  • yoga x2 / walk
  • delete photos on phone
  • work on art with Cooper
  • spend less (wasted) time on the internet/social media
  • go for a night time walk with family
  • eat outside
  • make plans for a BBQ
  • research a good watering can
  • mindful eating- track with MyFitnessPal?
  • keep the house clean/go slow
  • do nighttime reading
  • dye my hair
  • work on
  • drink water
  • write letters (definitely getting behind on this)


Last Week’s Intentions:

  • book Dentist appointment    (YAY I DID IT!!!)
  • pizza cookie recipe/draft cheese board post
  • make a meal plan
  • clean out fridge/ research new shelves for fridge (didn’t have time)
  • straighten up workspace
  • get guest room ready for guests
  • catch up on social media
  • prep for work appointments
  • wash yoga mat + towel 
  • finish some tax stuff (need to block out a night to do this)
  • update media kit
  • make a recipe with blueberries I need to use up (ate them raw)
  • download new fonts for inspiration
  • work on letter writing (SO BEHIND!) working on it this week
  • play around with my new label maker
  • take photos for etsy shop (started on it)
  • do some meal prep
  • continue working on book stuff
  • wear my Fitbit  this week to be aware of my movement
  • track as many days of food as I can on MyFitnessPal (did 3 days in a row)
  • chill on the peanut butter
  • convince Cooper to get haircut (I did a little trim job myself-needs help)

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What about you?


Share your intentions in the comments & let’s help you get your head in the game for the week.

July 16, 2017

My Everyday Life: Week 28

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life Week 28

I hope so!

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Trip to Japantown with my niece & Cooper

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We started to wait in a terribly long line for ice cream but I wasn’t having it.


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Height check with Cooper & Mom!

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Business meeting in Sausalito.

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I worked at the library this week.

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The view is unreal.

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Dress envy at Anthro. It’s on sale too!

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In the shipyard… at anthro. Lol.

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A very good dinner.

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