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And I Quote:

LIFE'S A BEACH!  --shutterbean

Sometimes you will never know // shutterbean

Doubt kills more dreams // shutterbean

KEEP GOING // shutterbean

I CAN/ I WILL -- shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 8

Here's what this past week looked like:

Family day date up north. We hung out at Lynmar Estates- one of our favorite places!

My Everyday Life: Week 8

Shadowed

My Everyday Life: Week 8

Such a beautiful day.

My Everyday Life: Week 8

This is the pose he chose.

My Everyday Life: Week 8

Walking across the bridge.

My Everyday Life: Week 8

Teaching him about light & shadows.

My Everyday Life: Week 8

We had fun throwing rocks at the numbers. The bird was obviously gone when we did it.

My Everyday Life: Week 8

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I love lists, Friday!

I LOVE LISTS FRIDAY

  1.  Twelve women who had the perfect response to sexist questions
  2. On the importance of drawing
  3. Dripping paint IS mesmerizing!
  4. I need this print.
  5. These burritos look amazing.
  6. Favorite back of the package recipes (we always use the pumpkin pie one!)
  7. The Burden of Being Flawless
  8. A kitchen that hasn't been touched in 50 years.
  9. If you don't wanna see how many calories you eat at Chipotle, don't click on this.
  10. Oh gosh...guys can be so silly.
  11. School lunches from around the world.
  12. If I made this Stacked Eggplant Parmesan, I wouldn't share!
  13. I wonder what the fashion of Mad Men's last season reveal....
  14. What a pretty organized pantry!
  15. The origins of my favorite SNL digital short.
  16. Niagara Falls is frozen and it's damn beautiful!   Baby, it's cold outside!
  17. Molly makes the best cakes. Dang girl, DANG.
  18. We've been thoroughly enjoying The Book with No Pictures at my house.
  19. I've been really into the new Beck album this month.  #totallyrelaxing
  20. Who doesn't love a good Oscar Themed Menu?
  21. World's largest animated gif. THIS IS SO RAD.

 

Chocolate Dipped Bananas with Smoked Almonds

Chocolate Dipped Bananas with Smoked Almonds // shutterbean

The other day I had some leftover melted chocolate (such an awful problem to have!) so I cut up some bananas, poked a few striped straws through them and dipped them in the chocolate. I didn't have any peanuts so I chopped up smoked almonds. I ate one on the spot and the froze the rest. ALL INCREDIBLE! Salty sweet smokey goodness. The dangerous part is that you can create this snack in less than a minute if you've got a microwave at your disposal...which means you could totally make this at work. ;)

To see more of my Thursday Snack Ideas, follow my Pinterest Board!

HS: Creating a Purse Organizing System

Feel like you can never keep your purse organized? This post is for YOU! Check out a new way of thinking about organizing your purses so you don't have to waste time organizing your stuff. More on shutterbean.com!

One of the words I'm focusing on in 2015 is foundation. I've been really trying to evaluate what's helpful in my life and what's not. This book has really inspired me and it started me down the road of weeding out things I don't want/need. I used to have a purse compulsion. Oh gosh, I don't even want to think of how many purses I've bought in my lifetime!  I'm definitely a sucker for a well organized bag but the problem is that I have different needs at different times. It's taken me a long time to figure that out!  I would have a system going in one bag and when I went to move things over, I came up with so many different organizing systems that I could never keep anything organized.  I also had repeat items in each bag because it was such a pain in the butt to not have what I needed when I needed it.  The key to it all is having a place for everything and sticking to it. Creating more ways to organize and changing my system constantly is what prevents me from ultimately being organized so I decided to create my FOUNDATION.  Here we go!

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Sidekick Tomato Soup

Sidekick Tomato Soup from Cowgirl Creamery- check out the recipe on Shutterbean.com!

I've had this recipe taped next to my computer since 2013. Sidekick Tomato Soup from Cowgirl Creamery, featured in Sunset magazine. I've wanted to make tomato soup for ages and I figured that if you're going to have an ahhhhhhmazing cheese shop/restaurant, you must know a few things about tomato soup.

Sidekick Tomato Soup // shutterbean

The only I regret I have is taking two years to make this recipe. What heck is wrong with me?!

Sidekick Tomato Soup // shutterbean

There's sweetness in the soup thanks to the carrots. There's spiciness thanks to the red pepper flakes. There's creaminess thanks to the crème fraîche and the cool part about it is that you can adjust the creaminess to your taste! Of course I added croutons because how could you not?!! I'd pair it with one of my famous (to my family) sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches. Comfort and a half!

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And I Quote:

The mountain you climb // shutterbean

Life is better // shutterbean

Savoring food // shutterbean

Focus on the goodness // shutterbean

My Everyday Life: Week 7

Here's what this past week looked like:

Happy Valentine's Day from Cooper!

My Everyday Life: Week 7

We made our Valentine's again this year because the ones I bought FELL APART when we took them out.

My Everyday Life: Week 7

We have the best time making art together.

My Everyday Life: Week 7

He gets really into it!

My Everyday Life: Week 7

And of course he's always in it for the chocolate...

My Everyday Life: Week 7

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