June 20, 2018

Fun Summer Project Ideas

Tracy from Shutterbean shares some of her favorite Fun Summer Project Ideas!

Do you also like to get a few projects done around the house during the summer? I’ve got some Fun Summer Project Ideas for you!

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First project. GET IN YOUR GARDEN!

Working in the garden has been really helpful during this transition into a life without my Mom. Since my garden is her garden (we’re living in the house I grew up in!), I feel her most when I’m out there in the dirt. I enjoy tending to the garden in the morning while watering and in the afternoon when we are unwinding from work. I can’t wait until I can pluck a jalapeno off the plant soon.

Work on your own Summer Photo Book! 

Give yourself a goal of 25 pages to start.  Take pictures, write a Summer Bucket List and GO!

Speaking of Bucket Lists!

Tracy from Shutterbean shares her Summer Bucket List for 2018. You can make yours too!

Make a Summer Bucket List

Set your intentions for the Summer and see how much you can cross off. Include your bucket list in your Summer book so you can see how you did.


June 18, 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:

Hello friends! Happy Monday! Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day at my house with my dad, husband, niece, and neighbors. We stayed up late. We drank and ate outside and it was wonderful. I have a few hours carved out today to clean up the aftermath. There are so many glasses and a VERY FULL dishwasher to empty. I’ve got help from a sweet 9-year-old though.

This is our first full week of Summer since Cooper got out of school last week. We’re headed to the library and to cross a few things off the summer bucket list.  Did you write yours yet?

This Week’s Intentions:

  • clean up Father’s Day aftermath
  • laundry
  • catch up on social media
  • clean out car
  • clean out fridge/meal prep
  • give myself a manicure (nails are looking rough)
  • go through Cooper’s clothes and put together things he’s outgrown
  • start this book
  • clean out purse
  • straighten up laundry space
  • order cards
  • sent letters from The Handwriting Club
  • eat healthier- make a reset button salad
  • get exercise! yoga/workout/hike (pick one or two!)
  • eat outside & grill something
  • make kombucha
  • take pictures of items for poshmark
  • put together a few outfits for the summer in my closet
  • continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • work on art with Cooper
  • find a few plants for the front yard
  • make a new recipe for the blog (any suggestions?)


Last Week’s Intentions:

  • spend a morning doing bookkeeping
  • tackle laundry/straighten up laundry space
  • catch up on social media
  • send out poshmark sale
  • repot plant in bathroom
  • use Fitbit 
  • figure out notecards
  • put together father’s day gift
  • make an appointment with a counselor
  • get a hike (or two!) in this week
  • schedule play dates
  • make kombucha
  • make Thai Basil Beef for the family
  • pack up baseball bag
  • continue work on #100daysartbeforebreakfast
  • post new cocktail recipe (here it is!)
  • eat more greens
  • eat outside!
  • wash out my water bottle & drink more water
  • fill up the bird feeder
  • post Summer Bucket List/help Cooper work on his
  • nurture new friendships/check in on old ones
  • send an unexpected letter to a friend
  • eat to nourish not to numb

Mantra for the Week:

Welcome to I LOVE LISTS. It's Friday and Tracy of Shutterbean.com shares her finds from the internet on a weekly list called I LOVE LISTS!

Have a wonderful/productive week! Don’t forget to write down your own Intentions for the Week to help hold you accountable to ACTION!

June 17, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 24

Here’s what this past week looked like- My Everyday Life: Week 24

Walking home from date night last night. Things were just the right amount of blurry.

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It took all of my willpower not to grab a loaf of bread.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com

Tried an impossible burger at Gott’s. It was good and the regular hamburger meh.

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Playdate craft time!

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My favorite part of library books.

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Elephant spotting.

My Everyday Life: Week 24 on Shutterbean.com