My Everyday Life: Week 25

Here’s what this past week looked like:

BUCKET LIST ITEM # 2  Paint toes a girly color. CHECK.

Crossing the Golden Gate.

To have lunch with my parents & my brother Ryan.

That face KILLS ME.

We ate too much. What else is new?

We watched Inception for the third time Friday night with my brother-in-law, Eric.

We love that movie!

This building caught on fire the other day. I had to take a detour on my way home from work.

I got to see this. I liked having a different view on my way home.

A blank canvas.

A bird on a wire.

Grilled chicken & pesto Israeli couscous with tomatoes, feta & avocado. AMAZE.

Grilled salmon & kale for dinner.

I bought some succulents for my bathroom.

Black white & red.

This is HAPPY HOUR. Recipes coming soon!

Check out my wrist candy! I’m making really good popcorn here.

Cooper is right about to crack up in this picture.

I love Arnold Palmers.

This is my buddy Annie!

Crazy sunset at my house.

All kinds of goodness on our kitchen counter

Father’s day dinner. I made my Tuscan Kale Salad for my family. It was a hit!


  • Leah

    Oh man, I want to know what was going into that popcorn (my favourite snack!!)

  • Kate @ eatrecyclerepeat

    Cooper’s facial expressions are so wonderful. He looks so happy at dinner- love it!

  • Adrienne

    Cooper is TOO MUCH! Can’t wait for the happy hour recipes!

  • Betty

    Nice nails! Pretty sunset! Cute Cooper!

  • Kelsey

    Pink looks good on you! Can’t wait to see more pics of the house, the location looks so beautiful. I wish I could see that much greenery out my windows.

  • Elise Martinez

    I love that you also watch Inception a ton of times… I can’t get enough of that movie!

    • Tracy

      Yay! I feel like I learn something new each time. It’s sooo packed with trickery. Blows my mind!

  • Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats

    Oh my goodness! Annie’s cheeks! I just want to squeeze them.

  • Jane M

    Pretty toe nail color! Hope to see it on your hands next. Love the Arnold Palmers as well. We ate in Arnie’s restaurant in Palm Springs last month. Glad you had such a nice week. We are 1 week away from the 1/2 way point of 2012.

  • Paige

    Hey Tracy! I just found Shutterbean today, and I gotta say I’ve really enjoyed it so far. I’m really thinking about making that coconut cake sometime very, very soon 😀 Anyway, I actually have a question for you. I noticed that on a lot of the photographs in your posts, you’ll have cute little text overlays/designs. I’d love to learn how to do that myself! Do you use a certain website/app or maybe Photoshop to do it? Is there some place out there I can download cute stuff like that? I’d really love to know if you get the chance!


    • Tracy

      Thanks, Paige! I use photoshop and sometimes pixelmator for putting text on my images. I love doing it…almost more than I love eating whatever I’m blogging. Hope that helps!

  • Amanda Barkey

    what a lovely week! i am thinking i need that popcorn recipe 🙂 made your roasted green beans for dinner tonight and they were amaze… my 2 yr old pretty much ate a 1/2 lb! thnx!

  • Victoria

    Just tried my first Arnold Palmer earlier this week, definitely a GREAT thing!

    Love your weekly pictures as always….The deck and dinner table views are surreal!

    • Tracy

      They are fantastic, huh? You should try them with a splash of sparkling water. Sooo good!

  • christine

    hi tracy, i love your blog and have made a few of your recipes.. i have listened to the joy the baker podcast for the past year – u r so funny! i love your oprah voice..
    your family is adorable – thank you for the awesome tips like evernote,! my sign- cancer. i have – 3 older brothers. i want- the pizza in that picture.
    p.s. i would never sha#e my groove thing all over your house.

    • Tracy

      Hello hello!!! I love cancers! Always have! Thank you so much for the so glad you enjoy the podcast. Xoxo

      • Alexis

        did you know cancers are the “most laid back” sign of the zodiac? i’m a gemini (as is joy!) – the “entertainers” of the zodiac.

  • mini-cake

    Your pizza family lunch looked yummy. I’ll be coming to San Francisco for the first time July 1st for a week. Any chance you can do a Must-Eat blog post before then 🙂

  • Brooke

    Just discovered your blog and love it! Please post a your recipe for the pesto cous cous – looks delish!

  • Kristen

    Where oh where does that amazing looking pizza come from? Also, living in the south bay, but the hubby, my twins, and I are looking to move. Where can we get a view like yours???

  • Kelley

    Perfect polish color! Just listened to your podcast and I’ve been reading Astrology Zone for years now! It helped me through my online dating years! lol. Although it ended up that I met my husband in cooking school. 🙂 Your podcasts with Joy have kept me going with my workouts, so thank you very much. Eight pounds down! Only like 50 more to go. Haha. No really, I’m not kidding. Anyway….thanks for the laughs and great posts!
    Your Seattle Nail Girl

  • Rachel

    I never, ever get round to removing nail polish off my toenails. It stays on there for weeks, getting uglier by the day, then the sun shines and out come the flipflops/sandals/barefeet, can I find the polish remover? {I live in a van, on the road}. Please don’t judge me.
    The blog is awesome btw xxxxxx

  • Baking Serendipity

    I have a serious popcorn weakness. Cannot wait to see what when into yours!

  • jen @ the baked life

    I would like to eat annie’s face….not in the bath salts kind of way though……

    Also, your bro looks super Italian!

  • Shawna Greenway

    Ok, girlie – cough up the recipe for the pesto couscous and nobody gets hurt. I have a giant bag of Israeli couscous sitting in the pantry waiting for something exciting to happen.

    • Pam

      That’s what I was looking for! Other than the ingredients you list – is it pesto that its all bathed in? Looks SO good and simple – but if I go it alone, I know it will taste so bland!! Thanks Tracy – I love your Blog!!!

      • Tracy

        oh!!! I made the couscous, stirred in pesto and then added a little bit of vinegar to make it tangy! I served it cold!

  • Megan

    LOVE the hot pink nailz!

  • JenMarie

    Love your girly toenail color! Fancy!

  • Alexis

    “We ate too much. What else is new?” is the story of my life. Never sorry enough about it to change my behavior next time around. That pizza looks bomb, though. Good decision on the overeating.

  • Erica @

    Hi Tracy! I love your blog and have been reading it for a while, but never commented – had to comment this time, did you got to Delarosa with your family for lunch?? Soooo good. I just went there a few months ago and have been craving to go back!

  • tara

    Hi Tracy! I saw that you purchased succulents from Trader Joes. How are they? I got some too, but they quickly died. Anyway, I love keeping up with you and Joy on your podcast.

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