January 11, 2013

I love lists, Friday!

  1. How many times have I watched this? 3,020.
  2. If you’ve seen Homeland, then you must watch the SNL parody of it.
  3. Why Camera Angles Are Critical. 
  4. I love hummus. Especially when it’s green.
  5. This Cashew Fried Rice looks SO. DANG. GOOD.
  6. I love this photo series. I kinda wanna be in a bubble. Is that weird?
  7. I really want to make homemade lip balm. This sweet orange one looks great. 
  8. My friend Cheryl is not only hilarious, she one of my favorite authors.
  9. Are you aware of the term humblebrag? I’ve seen many people do it these days…
  10. Do you love Dim Sum? Here’s an awesome guide.
  11. I liked reading Lena Dunham’s Ideal Bookshelf.  So many good ones!
  12. This blog is so gorgeous/well-designed. I can’t take it!
  13. To purple crayons & Kale Gratin! You’re goals sound fab, Megan!
  14. An important reminder to slow down & LIVE. The idea of an ANTI-BLOG!
  15. Lisa’s post about LESS? YES TO LESS.
  16. If you need a good book, you should check out The Power of Habit. I’m reading it now!


Ha-Bitch-ual   What are our habits? Good? Bad? Who is obsessed with Homeland? An all new Joy the Baker Podcast is ON.

My High Straightenence ORGANIZING GOALS for 2013 is up!  I hope to knock out most of them this year!


My Bites Around the Net:

Bakecetera adapted my Carnival Cookies.

Angeline Hue  made my No-Knead Walnut Raisin Bread with Whole Wheat Flour!

Pale Yellow made my Chocolate Chunk Brownies. 


  • Sandra

    I always love your friday list post! Just got into Homeland and became a HUGE fan. I actually didn’t even know he was British until I saw the video!

  • sheena

    Thanks so much for the shout out!

  • Carly

    I just have to tell you that your Friday lists are my second favourite thing about Fridays. (The first is the fact that it’s Friday.) I always start my Friday morning at work with a cup of tea and your list. Also, I don’t watch Homeland but the dude’s dancing at the end of the first video is strangely sexy! (I’ve now watched it at least 10 times!)

  • jenny

    mmmmm! cashew fried rice. definitely making this weekend. and I broke down and ordered the golden syrup from KAF, so I’ll be whipping up some of your amazing-looking gingerbread, too. can’t wait!

  • olga

    Tracy – the humblebrag! YES!! Funny, I was writing about it today. Great mind and all!! But here’s a good question: there are a lot of people who do it — so why do we let them get away with it? Why doesn’t anyone call them out?

    • Tracy

      Because we’re not the type of people who want to call attention to ourselves-negative or positive!

  • cheryl

    THANK YOU, so much. (Really.) I am a huge candidate for a High Straightenance intervention, obviously.

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Love this lists, but this one in particular. SO many great links!!

  • jamie @ green beans & grapefruit

    Love Fridays at shutterbean! Thank you for introducing me to the humblebrag- it’s so true! And the photo angles link is too funny but EEK! Ohhh, Damien Lewis.

  • Tejas

    Hey Tracy,
    I love your blog and Friday lists and I weekly bake your vegan thumbprint cookie. Please share some more vegan recipe other than salad (I love your salads too and you are very good with colors and food combination)
    I love you Brussels sprout with butternut squash combo….


  • amanda barkey

    OK can I tell you, I am so glad you posted that link up about Carnival Cookies- I got the Super Natural Everyday cook book for Christmas and we made those cookies yesterday… I KNEW I had seen them online somewhere and I searched the 101cookbooks blog forever and couldnt find them anywhere but obviously since you have made them I saw them HERE! GAH! of course!! Thanks for making me feel a little less cray cray. Also- those cookies are so nom worthy. Love your lists!

    • Tracy

      I’m so glad I was able to jog your memory! They’re super in the freezer….in case you have any left! 😉

  • tara

    I love the humblebrag-my husband and I have been joking about it for the past few weeks-it’s definitely everywhere!

    I don’t know if I’ve said this before, but I look forward to this EVERY WEEK. It’s my favorite.

  • Nicole

    The critical camera angles are hilarious!! Thanks for sharing the Damian Lewis clip. It’s like he’s dancing on air, whoa.

  • Jessica

    Those bubble pictures are awesome. And the girls in them are so fab haha.


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  • Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    Um, is it weird that I wasn’t attracted to Damian Lewis UNTIL seeing him do the Gangnam Style dance?

    Also, I’m ashamed to say it because I grew up in a largely Asian neighborhood, but I’ve never had dim sum! However, I’m glad to know there’s a guide out there because it seems a lil intimidating 😛

    I just listened to your podcast for the first time on my lunch break and loved it! I also looked a little silly laughing to myself while listening on my headphones in the park 🙂

    • Tracy

      Haha. I totally get it. There’s something in my brain that is attracted to men who can be goofy & dance.

  • tami

    thanks for including me! i always love your lists 🙂 have a great weekend!

  • Sarah

    Your lists always introduce me to something wonderful. I can’t get over how great the anti-blog post is on The Little Red House.

  • Denisse

    I’ll definitely check out the book, sounds intriguing. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    I second The Power of Habit!! Such a great read…definitely one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a long time.

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  • Simone

    Am I the only one that was reminded of Lip Lickers when they saw #7?

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