April 15, 2019

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:

Happy Monday, friends!

We are on week 16 of 2019. This weekend was filled with baseball and also socializing.  I spent time last week doing some spring cleaning and it feels so good to welcome friends into my home. It has me excited for eating dinner outdoors in the next few months. Although the BUGS. I forgot about the bugs.

I need to make more plans for BBQs soon.

This week we have a lot of work to get done before Cooper goes on break. I hope by the end of the week to be finished with my TO -DO lists so I can spend some time recharging. I’ve been sick with a cold this week and all of the time out & about and working has worn me down. I’m ready for a break from the school and work routine for a bit.  A reset and a fresh perspective are much needed right now.

Now that we know what’s up with our taxes, I feel like I can breathe.

The news isn’t great, but I know it’s one less thing to worry about.  Knowing what we’re up against makes all the difference.

It’s WEEK 16. Let’s do this.

One thing at a time. First, let’s figure out our intentions for the week!


April 14, 2019

My Everyday Life: Week 15

Here’s what this past week looked like – My Everyday Life Week 15

A week ago I was teaching a handwriting workshop for our school auction!

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

Nothing makes me happier than putting together an assembly line.

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

Teaching outfit!

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

All my stuff!  I totally brought a disco ball.

We wrote some of our family’s favorite recipes together.

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com

This is my sample recipe for the students to be inspired by.

Mom’s lemon chicken is a winner.

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com My friend Sonia hosted the party and put together this beautiful spread with her family’s empanada recipe.

My Everyday Life: Week 15 on Shutterbean.com


April 12, 2019


I LOVE LISTS // a collection of links from the 'net on Shutterbean.com


  1. Influencers are ruining our parks and dying for the best selfies.
  2. A new study says gardening is just a good as going to the gym. Thank you.
  3. Oh no! I loved this actor.
  4. This vertical  layer carrot cake blows my mind.
  5. The cutest little travel mug for a cappuccino.
  6. I dream of converting a bus or van one day.
  7. Funny fashion fails. I’m here for it. #21 lol
  8. If only we grew up with this in our classrooms!
  9. Tokyo nightlife sure is bright. So pretty!
  10. This movie intrigues me. Bill Murray!
  11. I live for clever licenses plates. 
  12. Nick Cave created a list of Top 10 Love Songs.  Get into it.
  13. Don’t feed bread to birds.
  14. Patterns in nature.
  15. Fashionable outfits for working from home. LOL.
  16. We have too much yogurt in the USA.
  17. I had no idea that drones can help plant trees.
  18. How three people spent their windfall of cash. 
  19. 8 ways to read the books you wish you had time for. 
  20. Did you see the new Stranger Things Season 3 trailer? Can’t wait!
  21. Help your kids remember things by asking them these questions. 
  22. Weekend reading: Keep Going!
  23. Two spots left in my Food Photography + Styling workshop next month. Come play!

This weekend we’ll be doing some Kitchen Spring Cleaning!

And if you need some help food-wise:

Tracy Benjamin of Shutterbean shares her favorite recipes if you're looking for What to Eat in Spring!

What to Eat in Spring!

And if you’re finding yourself in a food rut, HERE IS HELP!

Do you need to figure out How to Work Your Way out of a Food Rut? Tracy Benjamin shows you how. See some creative ways to shake things up on Shutterbean.com!

How to Work Your Way out of a Food Rut! 

Enjoy your weekend!