My Everyday Life: Week 38

Here’s what this past week looked like:

I traveled to Arizona (briefly!) this week.
My Everyday Life: Week 38

I love lists, Friday!


  1. Love this clever video. 
  2. 12 Ways to be the Meanest Mom IN THE WORLD.
  3. Surviving Whole Foods.
  4. If I didn’t have a child in the house, I’d wear most of these tees.
  5. These shoes have a funny name…and it makes me want them more.
  6. Starbucks Spelling. Yup. There’s a whole tumblr.
  7. This is a good life skill to have.
  8. I’m thinking of having a Sex and the City marathon…look at these facts.
  10. It says I’m great.
  11. My brother photo-bombed one of my wedding photos.
  12. What a pretty dish!
  13. How you’re supposed to eat sushi. (Hey Ryan- Yasuda!)
  14. Congrats, Bakerella on your new line of products! I LOVE the alphabet & the gem molds!
  15. Saying this word kills your credibility.
  16. Yes. TO THIS. 
  17. Two of my favorite things. Ever. Marzipan + Challah.
  18. I enjoyed listening to my two friends chat.
  19. I totally have a crush on this blog. 
  20. This is a MUST READ.






On the latest episode of the Joy the Baker podcast, we talk about the Essential Oils class I recently took.  There’s also some ghost action in Joy’s apartment. AHHH!!

Check out episode # 130– Comfort Ladies





The Gourmet Housewife made my Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups

Jessica Rodarte made my Breakfast Pizza French Bread Pizza

Love Laurie made my Baked Pumpkin Pecan Doughnuts 

Mom. Fashion. Lifestyle adapted my Pasta Fagioli Soup

Forbidden Rice Blog adapted my Raspberry Peach Buckle



My brain wants there to be three extra slices of apple off to the side of the frame here.  Then I could make these slices of apple with peanut butter and granola into little sandwiches. Wouldn’t that be nice? I wouldn’t even mind the peanut butter that oozed out of the sides. Make sure you pop the seeds out of the apple…or even core it of you feel so inclined. It turns them into little apple doughnuts…sorta.

In this little snack of mine, I used one of my favorite granola recipes for the top. It adds just enough crunch to balance it all out.  This is one of those good breakfast/after-school/OMG when is  itgoing to be time to GO HOME from work already?!!! situations.

Homemade Pizza Bagels

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

My niece was visiting this summer from Massachusetts (Hi Cam!) and we were having a conversation about what she likes to eat and  I was surprised to find out that pizza bagels were high up her list. Pizza Bagels! I totally forgot about pizza bagels. How could I forget about pizza bagels??!

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

In the attempt to create an easy/make ahead meal that’s great for school lunches, I bring you PIZZA BAGELS. Much like my freezer burritos and breakfast burritos recipes, these pizza bagels are great to have in your weeknight arsenal. They’re a freezer staple! They’re also good for those nights when Casey and I want to eat food Cooper doesn’t like. I’ll just throw a few of these pizza bagels in the oven and he’s easily taken care of.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

Don’t feel like making a whole pizza?  Don’t feel like cooking…really? Just take out a few pizza bagels from the freezer, heat up your oven and 14 minutes later dinner is served. It’s all so simple. Crunchy, doughy, bite-sized goodness.

I split this batch into two different types of pizza bagels because I’m not a huge fan of pepperoni like Cooper is. I do love a good Greek Pizza so we both have our favorites.

Pizza bagels are now filed under:  WEEKLY MEAL PREP IDEAS and Lunchbox Favorites, and good for Football Season Bites!

And I Quote:

Bravery is being // shutterbean

The Most Important Trip // shutterbean

Art is the only way // shutterbean

The coldest summer // shutterbean

Gratitude is the best // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 37

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Hmm. Who could have done that??

My Everyday Life: Week 37

I love lists, Friday!


  1. A picture that has nothing to do with how much people like you.
  2. Yes to this Orange Chicken! 
  3. Have you ever been to a Food Festival?
  4. If you could start over at 18, what would you do differently?
  5. #19 made me laugh
  6. Who really likes a Red Delicious apple??
  7. Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING!
  8. I would make you a delicious meal in your new kitchen, Emily!
  9. On having a 9/11 birthday
  10. Kids lunches DONE RIGHT!
  11. Apple Fritter WAFFLE Doughnuts. I MEAN.
  12. This granola looks bonkers!
  13. Let’s all make Apple Pie Biscuits!
  14. My kind of salad.
  16. It’s gonna be fun to text Cooper one day. 
  17. This guy really loves his cat.
  18. Road Trip Snacks!
  19. 21 Hospital Foods from Around the World
  20. I now want to try pink lipstick! I’ve never worn it before. Crazy, right?


Savory Snack Mix // shutterbean

Why buy a own pre-made snack mix when you can make your own???  When I’m making a batch of snack mix, I always start with pretzels, a cheddar cracker component, and a combination of nuts. Sometimes I thrown in a few peanut butter chips or chocolate chips to shock the taste buds.  I added roasted peanuts and smoked almonds to this mix and it was perfection!  The different crunches from the pretzels, crackers and nuts will amaze. Mix it all up in a gigantic jar and you’re prepared for snack o’clock!