November 21, 2015

My Everyday Life: Week 47

Here’s what My Everyday Life Week 47 looked like:

The space in between.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean

Life needs more reflection.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean


My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean


My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean

More kale.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean

I asked the woman at the Farmer’s Market if I could take a picture and she told me that it was not a problem. She then told me how she’s been involved a few Skype chats before with other customers. Oh boy.

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I love that Wild Arugula sign.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean

My fall color story found at a shop.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean

Dry shampoo mornings.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean

Into it.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean

I can’t not take a picture of a peony.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean

Finding light wherever we can.

My Everyday Life: Week 47 // shutterbean


November 20, 2015

I love lists Friday!

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  1. Can reading make you happier?
  2. Dude. That’s a lot of money you spent on a psychic….
  3. This is me.
  4. The Secret Life of 40 year olds.
  5. All the heart eye emojis for this jacket, this dress  this scarf & these boots
  6. What a cool design for an apartment building.
  7. How to Handle Your Upper Limit Problem
  8. I loved reading these Dinner Party Tips
  9. I freaking love teachers.
  10. Tweets that sum up being a woman.
  11. I’d really like to make these meatballs for Thanksgiving appetizers.
  12. Behind the Scenes Secrets of Firefighters – whoa #6
  13. This pumpkin pie parfait situation is vegan & GF and it looks amazing.
  14. My favorite mantle arrangement is the third one down.
  15. Laura’s 6 Natural Beauty Products for Fall
  16. Chai Tea Popcorn? I’d eat the whole batch.
  17. And then I’d follow it with Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts.
  18. I love how my friend Andrea sees the world. Here’s her trip to SF. 
  19. Love these totes my friend Kristin is making!
  20. What a beautiful floral wreath. I want to make one now.
  21. How to Tap into Your Deep Creativity – YES
November 19, 2015

Easy Appetizer Ideas

A collection of Easy Appetizer Ideas can be found at Shutterbean.com!

Today I’m doing something different for my Snack Series. I’m showing you all of my favorite snacks that could easily become appetizers for your upcoming holiday get-togethers. They’re snacks turned Appetizers.! Snappetizers? Snacketizers? Anyways….here’s a collection of Easy Appetizer Ideas for you. Own the holidays with some of these treats on your appetizer spread.

Persimmons with Goat Cheese & Fried Sage

I might serve these at Thanksgiving….if I have enough fried sage…I EAT IT ALL when I make it.

Cranberry Brie Bruschetta

Oh gosh…think about this one. You could put little bits of turkey on top with a little fried sage to make it even fancier.

Cucumber Salmon Bites

So light. So fresh. People love when appetizers have a little vegetable situation going on. When I say people, I say me. I appreciate veggies on an appetizer tray. You gotta balance out all the puff pastry, ya know?


Pear & Goat Cheese Bites

Little bites are perfect thing to “pear” with wine. See what I did there? Ugh. Next!

Quick Cucumber Rolls 

I’m putting these on your radar. If you have some leftover rice, make little sushi rolls!

Caprese Bites

Pretty pretty bites. Look at those colors. Leave a little bowl out so people can put their used sticks somewhere. You don’t want to find one in your bathroom or one in your planter…

Greek Salad Bites 

Here’s a Greek version of the Caprese bites above. MMMM feta.

Parmesan Crisps

I love making a bunch of these and adding them to a cheese plate. They’re great with a little apple slice on top.

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta 

Oh goodness. Who doesn’t love bruschetta? This version has roasted tomatoes on top. YUM.

Spicy Hummus & Cucumber Bites

Another cucumber bite appetizer! Serve it up so people don’t have to stand around a dip…this prevents double dipping.

Savory Snack Mix

Make your own savory snack mix. Put a bowl on the coffee table…put one near the booze….put one on the table!

Olive Oil & Parmesan Popcorn

Don’t forget about popcorn! The olive oil & parmesan on this popcorn makes it super addictive. Make a lot!