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Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

Today is my birthday. August 18th!  AND IT’S MONDAY AND I HAVE TO WORK.

I think that give me a pass to not write a long winded post about this drink.

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

This is the last cocktail I had as a 34 year old.  It’s lemonade spiked with gin and finished with fizzy blueberry soda. It’s been one of my favorite drinks this summer. I’m gonna be craving this come winter. But that’s cool, I’m gonna step up my toddy game this year.

Spiked Blueberry Lemonade //shutterbean

What will 35 year old Tracy enjoy? WHO KNOWS. I hope it involves bourbon because….

***HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME****

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And I Quote:

I have a lot of photos on my computer. It’s time I do something with them:

Find Something You're Passionate About //shutterbean

It's Never Too Late // shutterbean

You Can Have it All // shutterbean

Work // shutterbean

Great Art Picks Up // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 33

Here’s what this past week looked like:

I need this print.

My Everyday Life: Week 33

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I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

  1. How to be Polite.  Love.
  2. The gym can be annoying. Here’s proof.
  3. I can’t look away. What is all this stuff??
  4. These brownies. YUM.
  5. Here are some sandwich stereotypes for you.
  6. This salad is on my TO MAKE list
  7. Craving: CUPCAKES!
  8. Cobbler for two….more like ONE, if I’m eating it. :)
  9. If you’ve ever waited in line for that new thing, these are the people you encounter.
  10. Why it’s so hard to remember people’s names.
  11. This made me laugh. I totally ghost sometimes. You just gotta.
  12. Been thinking about making my own kombucha. I mean…it’s probably worth it.
  13. I forgot how much I love to make ghee.
  14. Things I need to do include: organize freezer  (it’s kinda bad right now)
  15. This ice cream sounds really good.
  16. Guilty as charged! 
  17. What a good son! This made me teary.
  18. Who was there to be Robin Williams for Robin Williams?
  19. 13 Things No One Tells You About Being a Woman  (amen)
  20. 30 is NOT the new 20.

 

butwait

 

On the latest episode of the Joy the Baker podcast, we chit chat about having a cast (and getting things stuck in it), Minnie Riperton, calligraphy, eyelashes, style blogs AKA RANDOMNESS!

Check it out here.

 

 

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Gimme Some Oven made my Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Greek Yogurt.

TURKEY + LETTUCE SANDWICHES

Turkey + Lettuce Sandwiches // shutterbean

This is a perfect snack for when you feel like having a sandwich but you’re currently in between meals.  It’s enough to tide you over to the next meal because it has protein, crunch and a little mustard.  You could add a little cheese if you feel so inclined :)  Now…. what are we having for dinner?

S’mores Cupcakes

S'mores Cupcakes // shutterbean

Let’s just say this together. S’mores Cupcakes.  SAAAAAAHMORES CUP-CAAAAKES.

S'mores Cupcakes // shutterbean

You might need to sit down for this.  Wait, why are you not sitting? Standing in line for the train? Cool.

I’ll wait.

S'mores Cupcakes // shutterbean

Graham crackers are mixed into buttery cake batter to form an amazing cupcake base. The cupcake is then topped with a rich ganache and jeweled with a toasted marshmallow crown on top of that.

Hummina hummina hummina. Yes please, thank you, OMG I CAN’T STOP EATING THEM GET THEM OUT OF MY FACE, The end.

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Thai Chopped Salad with Tofu

Chopped Thai Salad with Tofu // shutterbean

Sometimes I forget about tofu. I don’t really mean t. It’s just that I’ve gone through periods of not liking it.  One bad dish and I’m out. I forget that a good dish can put it back in my grocery staple column.

Chopped Thai Salad with Tofu // shutterbean

I am currently in a period of liking tofu and I owe it all to this recipe from Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients, Recipes, and Colors of Each Season.  My friend Kimberley of The Year in Food has created a gorgeous cookbook that I’m super excited to have in my cookbook arsenal.  The photography is stunning and I want to make almost every single recipe. (Excellent job, Kimberley!)

Chopped Thai Salad with Tofu // shutterbean

It was the crispy tofu and the lime dressing that seduced me into trying this recipe.  Besides all of the wonderful ingredients within the salad (look at all that green & red!), the the tofu and the dressing are the real stars. I WANT TO DRINK THE DRESSING; it’s that good.  If you’re looking for a hearty salad with a lot of different textures and flavors, THIS IS IT.  Casey was a fan too (and wants beef on the next round). We’re filing this one in the weekly rotation.

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My Everyday Life: Week 32

Here’s what this past week looked like:

My happy place on our deck.

My Everyday Life: Week 32

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