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February 10, 2016

Around the House: Kitchen AFTER

See how Tracy of Shutterbean transforms her taupe kitchen cabinets to BLACK. Around the House: The Kitchen After photos are on Shutterbean.com!

Let’s look at where we started from:

kitchen BEFORE photos

More before photos here!

And this is where we are now. What a difference, right?!

See how Tracy of Shutterbean transforms her taupe kitchen cabinets to BLACK. Around the House: The Kitchen After photos are on Shutterbean.com!

CONTINUE READING

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February 8, 2016

Shutterbean Meal Prep – Week 2

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Back on the meal prep train. I was  out of my normal schedule with the kitchen painting stuff. Don’t worry, I am editing photos and should post pictures of my kitchen sometime this week. Stay tuned on that! This week was a really busy week. I shot recipes for One Potato, which meant we had a ton of food in the house. But I wanted to create a foundation so that I could make some things on the fly.

Let’s look at the week:

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THIS WEEK’S MEAL PREP:

MEAL PREP IN ACTION:

Here we have kale caesar (used the dressing!) with rice & roasted sausage.

All three of us ate the same thing which made me super happy.

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Peso on fettuccine with Caesar salads! BOOM.

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I got a lot of use out of the pesto this week. Here’s a breakfast with pesto toast, cheesy eggs & broccoli.  I turned it all into an open-faced sandwich.

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Work from home lunch meant grated zucchini sautéed with rice and pesto. Lots of red pepper flakes and a fried egg on the side. Delicious.

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A few weeks ago, Cooper and I wrapped up some bananas and put them in the freezer. Pulled them out and made a blueberry banana smoothie with them.

Love having frozen bananas in our arsenal.

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Casey and I were working from home so I made us a gigantic salad with the potato salad, lettuce I prepped, caesar salad dressing & croutons. There’s also broccoli cheddar soup with croutons.

Grilled cheese for Casey… He’s so lucky.

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This was another awesome breakfast. I sautéed asparagus and red peppers in a spoon full of the Caesar dressing and finished with a scoop of pesto. Served with eggs and toast. Amen.

I liked how the garlic and vinegar brought out the sweetness of the peppers in the mix. It had such a good umami flavor.

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Pesto + Arugula + Chopped Almonds + Chicken = Happy Tracy

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OTHER NOTES:

Cooper and Casey plowed right through the banana bread, like I knew they would. I’m glad we had carrots & red peppers in the house because I got through the Monday munchies unscathed thanks them. I’m notorious for eating well on Monday during the day and then the second I get home from work I’m like GIVE ME ANYTHING and GIVE ME IT NOW.  Carrots helped while I made dinner.

I’m so glad I thought to make Caesar dressing because Cooper ate a TON of salads during the week and that made me happy.

Casey enjoyed the limeade with a few cocktails this week. It’s great with rum.

I made a batch of Kombucha– flavor = Pineapple Mango

Week 2 was a success. I didn’t have any leftovers!

#shutterbeanmealprep

Hope this inspires you to do some meal prep this week.

If you need more inspiration, follow my #shutterbeanmealprep hashtag on Instagram.

Curious about meal prep? Read my post here! 

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February 7, 2016

My Everyday Life: Week 5

Here’s what My Everyday Life Week 5 looked like:

We made a smoothie together.

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After we bought a butter croissant.

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Agreed. Don’t talk to me before I’ve had mine.

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456

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JOY spotting #1

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Too soon?

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B A C O N

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The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich with bacon!

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I took him to CB2 to pick something up and he immediately found the chess set.

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And then he played…. while several couples admired the table.

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“Mom! The water is pink!”

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JOY spotting #2

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We errand. The parking meter looks like another head.

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Casey put these hairpin legs on our ikea bookshelf. I love it.

He’ll probably get mad because I took a picture before he put all the records back.

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We went out to lunch. He was mesmerized by the basketball game on TV and I was so fascinated by the family behind him. They didn’t talk to each other for 30 minutes.

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Blue Steel.

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She’s still got fight left in her.

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He goes right into the mix.

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Pot Pie.

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This room is becoming one of my favorite parts of the house.

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I put this together from a breakfast/salad bar.

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Legit dinner.

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Oh HEY.

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This soup is back in the mix. So good if you want to get rid of a bunch of broccoli.

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Afternoon chai for two.

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This MAPS book is our favorite.

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Little piles.

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Pinky orange yellow sunrise.

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This breakfast was awesome.

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He mixes cereal. He can’t not do it.

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Moving onto bigger bowls of cereal and a new size of pants…and SHOES.

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Dinner for 3.

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Little scores at Salvation Army.

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Beet/kale/apple juice at Whole Foods while I wait for emails to come in.

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COME INTO THIS VAN, TRACY.

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I made overnight oats and mixed sunflower seed butter & raspberry jam in.

Goodness!

(I heat the oats in the microwave for like 40 seconds before I add the other stuff in)

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Loves to people watch. Takes after me.

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Lost a tooth.

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When you realize their feet have grown.

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Doughnut crumbs and dollar bills.

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More dinners like this please.

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HELLO BEAUTIFUL.

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My favorite movie theater candy:

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Casey has been pulling all the weight on our puzzle.

I sort and make piles.

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Late morning light.

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have a great weekend!

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