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February 18, 2018

My Everyday Life: Week 7

Heres what this past week looked like: My Everyday Life Week 7

Finding light. Trying to hold onto it.

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Window shopping…but in a mirror.

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A magic moment in Oakland.

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Visiting my friend Lisa at her studio.

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Type harder.

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GOOD GRIEF.

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So much inspiration.

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Her glass collection is beautiful.

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Lisa made me a painting of me and my mom!

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From NYE many years ago!

 

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Thank you, LISA.

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1980 Dad handwriting.

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These are all of the letters I have to catch up on.

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Valentine’s Day card from my husband.

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Came with a handwriting sample!

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Lisa’s collection.

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Outdoor dining in Oakland at Sideshow. NOM.

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Potential.

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Childhood icons.

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So much character.

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Dancer garage door.

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Last Brush Painting class!

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Thrift score of the century! I got this whole set for my lady deck.

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The best part? I think I had this fabric or something like it in my room growing up.

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Turmeric latte + a peanut butter sandwich

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I’m in love with a Uni-Ball Signo Broad pen.

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That ray of light. Can you see it?

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Kinda looks like I’m flipping off the camera but I’m not. Just pointing!

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Making eye contact with a baby. Talking to a poet.

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Your letters turn into my bookmarks and I find them when I need to.

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My Valentine’s Day card for Casey.

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Valentine’s Day made me miss my mom a lot.

This balloon made me happy.

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My friend Jerry made flowers for his boo. Aren’t they pretty?

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Playing around with chocolate & trail mix.

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Roasted potatoes with kale pesto & roasted sausage.

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A vignette in my house.

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It’s the season here!

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On the way to school.

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Sending maj pictures in the morning.

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Yes.

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Our valentines.

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Made chocolate lollipops!

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We had a good cloud day.

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Hummingbird food.

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Thank you for the postcard, Maureen.

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February 16, 2018

I LOVE LISTS

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Welcome to I LOVE LISTS! It’s Friday and here’s a LIST FOR YOU!

  1. Librarians are funny
  2. This is exactly how I feel right now. Travel should be part of your self care routine.
  3. Goals.
  4. Any dessert with banana and I’m yours.
  5. It’s not a college degree or nothing. 
  6. I want to make this soon.
  7. The hard act of balancing writing & social media.
  8. The most liked Instagram photo. This is 2018.
  9. This makes me want to take up needlepoint.
  10. The songs that bind. I think of this all the time since my Mom died.
  11. Snuggle up with this recipe & your boo.
  12. I dream of a Palm Springs getaway.
  13. What do people eat after getting dumped?
  14. See also: the best way to dine alone
  15. Google thinks the future is email.
  16. How to get over the anxiety of public speaking.
  17. The world’s blackest black looks like this.  I wonder how you photograph it properly…
  18. Our lives are going to be run by cardboard boxes.
  19. For my mother-in-law:
  20. I also want to go back to Vancouver.
  21. This is a scary world we live in.
  22. Kristen Bell handwriting sample.
  23. Baristas who need to get their hearing checked. Or people need to enuciate or both.
  24. Everyone asks me what my favorite pens are. Check out: Part One and Part Two
  25. Weekend Reading: The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook / I am Here Now

 

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My brush lettering teacher sent us this video this week and it made me happy. So sweet!

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February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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Cooper and I continued our Valentines making tradition with these beauties.

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We did something new this year and added Chocolate Lollipops to our repertoire!

I’m hoping to carry on my mom’s candy lady tradition.

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We repurposed art scraps from the art scrap bin and made something new with them.

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It pays to save some of your work, doesn’t it?

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What we produced was a combo of two projects I’ve shared on this blog before.

Looking for a fun creative project? Try making your own Melted Crayon Art! It's so much fun. See more on Shutterbean.com

Melted Crayon Art

and

Tracy from Shutterbean shows how she makes Chocolate Lollipops! Heart shaped

My Mom’s Chocolate Lollipops

If you’re curious how we made them,

I printed labels with my Dymo Printer.  We used address labels to for his name.

Font is called Impact Label.

The cards are large index cards which already had melted crayon on them.

We punched holes in the cards with a small hole puncher.

Tied the lollipops to the card with twine!

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It’s fun to make things from scratch!

For more ideas, check out:

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu ideas from Shutterbean.com!

Valentine’s Day Dinner Menus (with gifs!)

Simple Valentine's Day Ideas on Shutterbean.com!

Simple Valentine’s Day Ideas

Ladies Craft Night- Valentine's Day Edition. ART+FOOD+SPIRITS + LADIES! See more on Shutterbean.com

Ladies Craft Night: Valentine’s Day!

Enjoy the day, you lovebirds!