My Everyday Life: Week 23

Here’s what this past week looked like:

The last half of this week, I went to Seattle for BlogHer Food.

Sliders at the W hotel.

Conference pencils all lined up.

The most quotable quote!

I’m seriously in love with the Pacific Northwest sky.

This building perplexes me.

I mean…come on!! Insane, right?

A delicious iced tea at Sitka & Spruce.

I’ll tell you a little more about the lunch there soon. It was amazing.

Joy was amazed by the blue in this building.

I started reading French Kids Eat Everything on the plane. It’s good!

Casey did a thorough cleaning on our coffee machine. Coffee steam!

Hot dogs & tater tots for dinner. There’s a legit salad in there!

I was behind this woman for 30 mins of my commute. I thought of my mom the whole time. Her name is Bev.

Hi Mom!

Eating breakfast…while Casey makes me a cappuccino.

There it is!

Speaking of cappuccinos. I made frozen ones! Recipe soon.

Club soda with lime.

Did you see the moon this week? It was CRAZY.

The consensus on instagram is that this is a gray fox. This gray fox has been eating our cat food.

My last commute from the peninsula!

This is Baby George. Cooper can’t sleep without it. This is also Cooper’s new room.

We’re thinking of painting it blue.

Avocado toast. Twice in one week. There was a deal on avocados!

Sorting through the boxes in my office.

We went to the Sunset Magazine festival this weekend.

Cooper has a new buddy named Julia. They were tied at the hip.

We were there to cheer on Joy who was doing a cooking demo. YAY!

Cooper shouted “That’s my Joy the Baker!!” when she started. Here we are at Kara’s Cupcakes in Palo Alto.

This is “research.”

Cooper went RIGHT IN.

Here he is eating the last bite of french toast. When I look at this picture I notice his proud face AND that broom in the background.

Remember when I put the leftover sugared lime zest on the pineapple & blueberries last week?

Well that turned into a smoothie!  What a nice rotation.



  • Kayla

    Looks like a great week! Those cupcakes look delicious, and I can’t wait to hear about Blogher on the podcast! (if you ladies talk about it ;))

  • lynn @ the actor's diet

    my dog played w a grey fox when he was a puppy. don’t ask.

  • Barbara

    That building IS perplexing…and kind of scary! Wow!

  • kaylee

    I used to live in Seattle and walking underneath that building always made me so nervous!

  • Jessica Ann

    I love this series!

  • Rachael

    Love this! Great pictures – Gorgoeus food and gorgeous sights!

    I also love that cooper shouted that when Joy started her talk! I wish I’d been there to witness that!

    Thanks for sharing your week with us. 😀

  • Lia

    I love your week & now I want all your plates!

  • Christina

    Great week indeed! And that building is insane!

  • brandi

    totally thought of you when i saw that book recently!

  • MaryBeth

    I love the fox! I grew up in the Northwest Territories here in Canada and had one that would come running with me and I got to pet him a few times! Very sweet little creatures, but also kind of mischievous!

  • Victoria

    Blogher food looks so fun! I have been seeing everyone’s pictures on instagram – Seattle from a “tourist’s” perspective was something else.

    Cooper is too cute!

  • katrina

    what an insane week. i mean, insane in very good way!

    hey, is that kara’s cupcakes the same as one on chestnut in sf?

  • Megan Broutian

    [sigh] This made me happy. And want to shoot more photos. And eat. Thanks 🙂

  • Clara

    Frozen cappuccinos? Yes, please!

  • Kirsty

    Yum, Kara’s Cupcakes! Another reason I need to go back to San Francisco. Lovely pictures as usual 🙂

  • Emily

    Love your weekly pictures! Such fun to look at. I think I was waiting in line for Joy to sign my book as you took that picture of Cooper and those succulents. I felt weird just going up to you to say hi. But I saw ya there!

  • Emily

    “That’s my joy the baker!” so funny!

  • Kate @ eatrecyclerepeat

    What a lovely week. That cappuccino looks so professional! And “That’s my Joy the Baker” is pretty much the best thing ever.

  • chefroommate

    Bahaha! “That’s my Joy the Baker!” That’s so excellent! Your kid is bonkers awesome! Also can’t wait to hear what you think of that French Kids book – been hearing so much buzz about it!

  • Jane M

    Your week looked great! Did you meet The Pioneer Woman? Looks like you’re unpacked!

  • Ellen

    I am intrigued by the frozen cappuccino and impressed at Casey’s capp-making skills…

  • CarrieLovesKeith

    I LOVE the design you made with your ketchup & mustard in the hot dogs & tater tots picture… graphic lines on the hot dogs and a circular swirl for the tater tots. I think it’s so cool how you make your food so visual (if that makes sense).

    My husband and I are thinking about going to Seattle for our 10 year wedding anniversary next year. Can you guys talk about it a bit on the podcast, like your favorite parts of the city, restaurants, hotels, things to do, etc.?

  • ursula

    I love looking at the pictures from your everyday-life. And frozen cappucinos?! YES please!

  • Hannah @ All-Purpose and Semi-Sweet

    Cooper is possibly the cutest little boy ever. I love your “everyday life” feature almost as much as the “friday favorites!”

  • Shawna Greenway

    I thought about reading French Kids but I have this fear of it making me feel super guilty and then going insane on the kids eating habits and then general unhappiness in the house for the rest of the summer. I think I may pass – for right now anyway!

    • Tracy

      Ohh. I think it’s just good to read other opinions. I don’t know how I’m gonna fix Cooper’s pickyness…but I’m gonna try!

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks

    A) SO awesome to meet you this weekend.

    B) We ate at Sitka and Spruce too and I’m still weepy about it. Ugh, so good.

    C) I love that your mom and I have the same name!

    D) There’s no D, so I’ll wrap this up. See ya!

    • Tracy

      A. Agreed!
      B. What did you get there?!
      C. Bev’s unite.
      D. We need a D.

  • Carlee S.

    I used to work in that wonky building in Seattle; up on the 39th floor (there are 40 total). Most days it was beautiful (the view is amazing!). But when it’s windy out the building creeks, and it was terrifying.

    Glad you enjoyed Seattle. It’s one of my favorites. 🙂

  • yentl

    I’ve been having avocado toast for a week and counting… 🙂

  • Mo

    My Dad worked in that building. When I visited as a kid, I swear I could feel it sway!

  • Leah

    just looking at that building gives me anxiety and then reading the comments about it swaying and creaking makes me want to cry! hahahaha

  • Jenny

    I enjoy looking at the Everyday Life posts. You always have some interesting shots in there and plenty of drool worthy food.

  • Emily

    Tracy, I love these posts. I smushed up on avocado on toast for the first time ever this morning, and it was incredible.

  • Michelle

    Okay I don’t get that building either, probably because I can’t understand physics to save my life! Awww that’s so sweet that Cooper loves his Joy and Julia 🙂 Hope your new commute is better!

  • Chez Us - Denise

    Ahh, I love your life. I wish I had it in me to start up a weekly list. 🙁 I am thinking of reading the same book. Read a little something on it, and I completely agree with how French women run their homes/children. No plans to have kids but want to push the argument … fueled! 🙂

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