My Everyday Life: Week 37

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Abandoned smoothie.

Sky. Line.

Cooper has been really into painting rectangles lately.

A bouquet of flowers I left outside finally bit the dust. So pretty.

When I space out, I’m usually staring at shadows.

BREAKFAST of champions.

First thing we did to the new old house is paint the front door & garage door blue.

And what a difference it makes!

Tuna salad sandwich. Open faced. Dinner. No mayo. Greek yogurt instead! Boom.

Morning light. Sun about to come up over the hill…through the fog.

Post nap computer work. Cooper is really good at Pixelmator (kinda like photoshop).

This kept him entertained for an hour. That’s a long time for him.

THE MOMENT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!!!!!! Also, I still play with my food.

Kale, teriyaki chicken & a sweet potato with toasted coconut.

I came home from work and made play dough with Cooper.

People on Instagram wanted to know how I got my colors so vibrant. I used the set I got at Williams-Sonoma.

I used this recipe BTW. I doubled it. It turned out great!

The best thing is that it didn’t cost a thing. I had everything in the house.

And if *we* accidentally eat some, it’s not all full of chemicals. Yes I totally tried it.

Still as salty as I remember from my childhood. Ha and EW.

Morning ritual. Breakfast & phone checking.

We bought Candyland and Chutes & Ladders so we can have family game night before Cooper goes to bed.

We are trying to teach Cooper that it’s OK to lose.

We make him shake our hands afterward & say GOOD GAME. It’s been pretty fun.

I made a Fig & Olive Oil cake for you. I think you’ll like it.

Dinner for Cooper. He was excited that I made his pepperoni into triangles.

Getting ready for the next three lunch days. These little things add up and make my life easier.

I made a version of this salad for dinner. Casey called and said we wasn’t going to be home for dinner.

I was secretly excited because it meant I could eat the WHOLE thing myself. And I did…

Friday cocktail time.

Afternoon snackage.

Friday night salad. Sweet potato, avocado, beets, tamari sunflower seeds & arugula.

This is my view from the kitchen sink. A bit different from my old house, huh?

We’ll be getting our furniture this weekend, so I am really excited to see how this room transforms.

I set up a mantle display. This makes me happy.

Oh! I went for a crazy walk last weekend (I got lost and ended up in another town).

I found these items at a Garage Sale during my walk. I drove back to get them. Twenty bucks.

I think that’s pretty good.

I made apple chips! I burned half! Our oven needs calibrating. BADLY. I am not just blaming the oven.

I promise.

Stuck in traffic. I can see my water bottle in this photo.

An egg for breakfast means I won’t be starving at 11am like I usually am.




  • Kayla

    I love the blue door and the wood beams in your new house!

  • Alicia

    Beautiful pictures. Your coffee always looks so amazing!

  • Sandi

    This may be one of my favorite of your ‘everyday’ life posts. The doors, floors, walls…and especially the windows and light!

  • Becky Back

    I totally laughed out loud when I saw the Dawson picture! Did you see James Van Der Beek on Conan Thursday? If not you should check it out, it was pretty funny!
    Always enjoy your pictures, so beautiful!

  • jenny

    your house is so beautiful, tracy! I love the light. also, I need a salad like your sweet potato, avocado, etc. concoction STAT. it looks sooooo good!

  • Amy

    Your house is so gorgeous, Tracy! Also, my boyfriend and I have been having a Dawson’s marathon at our house, too and we’re a few episodes ahead of you. SUCH GOOD ANGST. Also, I’ve never thought of adding coconut to my sweet potatoes…I like it!

  • Leah

    I am totally smitten with your ceiling! Such a beautiful space!

    Also, great garage sale finds!! SCORE!

  • Chelsea Marvitz

    I love the new house! Especially the beams. I also aspire to beautiful mantles and yours is awesome. 🙂

  • Erin

    I’ve been lurking for a while but feel inspired today to tell you I really love your “everyday life” posts. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  • Kristen

    Love these photos!

  • Ellen

    I’m glad you sampled the play-doh. It’s kind of too pretty not to want to eat. Of course, I felt that way about the paints I was mixing one time, but acrylic paint was not such a good idea…

  • Michelle

    I love the blue door!

  • Kiki

    I think this was one of my most favorite Me Everyday Life posts yet. I love that you tasted the playdough (totally just made some two weeks ago for a Sunday School class I teach in! unfortunately, I didn’t try any). I also love that blue paint (for the door), so vibrant! I also love the exposed beams in your living room + all the natural light in your house. And those apple chips look super yummy, too. So fall-ish. I’ll have to try to make some when the weather cools down!

    Okay, I’ll stop writing…for now. 🙂

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    This post feels fresh to me and I like that.
    Heidi xo

  • Phillisa

    I love the abandoned smoothie photo and I’m so glad you shared the play-doh recipe – the natives on Instagram were getting restless. Lol

  • jaimee

    Everything looks so delicious.

  • Sini

    Such a beautiful new home you have. I love the view from the kitchen sink and the color of the door (I have an old stool which I painted in that same color).

  • Erinlucy

    I love your new old house. It’s so nice to be able to stand in the kitchen and watch the kids in the lounge room isn’t it?

  • Jane M

    I just love the view from your kitchen. My kitchen is my most favorite room in my house!!! We totally gutted and added on and I have the kitchen of my dreams. I’m a very lucky girl indeedy.

  • Kristen

    Love it – “Good game.” I want to have a child so I can play chutes and ladders! Although… I am 100% sure that my European husband has never played. That’s reason enough for me!

  • Carly

    I really, really love this post.

    Family game night is one of our favourite things to do, especially on a Friday night when we’re not rushing the kids to bed. Candyland and Chutes and Ladders are two of our staples, along with kids’ Monopoly and puzzles. And, after every game, all the players have to shake hands and say “good game”. (I can’t take credit. My mom did this in her grade one class and started it with my kids.)

  • Carly

    Oh, and the framed map! Where is the map from?

  • stacy

    LOVE the view from your sink. And I spy Orla Kiely’s Method dish soap from Target! I bought two because I was so excited! It works really good as well, right? I *love* the idea of family game night. I think I’ll go pick up Candyland today to start that with our 3 yr old daughter. So far its been all about matching games, but I think she’s ready for a board game 🙂

  • rachel

    Where did you get your cup with lid (one of the top photos)? I’ve been looking for something for my 2 year old to contain her smoothies. Thanks!

  • erica

    we recently painted the door blue too and WHOAH what a difference is right!

    AND we totally started playing candy land and chutes and ladders (known as shooting ladders by milo)…and milo has such a hard time if he loses. he cries his eyes out and makes up his own rules to win….just like his mama.

  • cindy

    I LOVE the door!
    and…I love your way of handling losing w/ board games, so clever! I had to get super stern with my 2 year-old niece last week about being demanding (she says she wants things “NOW!!”) and then I told her I loved her and she said “I love you teee-yew(too)…” whilst crying at me. It almost killed me, I’m too soft! ha!

  • tara curley

    how do you get your coffees in all your pictures to look so pretty! they have little feathers with the cream! do you make them yourself?! so pretty! i want to have my home coffees look like that

  • Carol

    I laughed out loud when I saw the Dawson picture. Man, I need to go back and watch that show. Good times! Also, your photo of family game night, and having your son say, “Good Game” is just too cute! Love these posts!

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