May 10, 2013

I love lists, Friday!


  1. I laughed really hard at the Foo Fighters’ request.
  2. I’m pretty sure my husband would go nuts over this ice cream. Blueberry Muffins are his fave!
  3. Mother’s Day songs for MOM!
  4. 12 Things Moms Want for Mother’s Day. HAHAHA. YES.
  5. Have you seen this lip sync battle? It’s quite engaging.
  6. It’s nice to know I’m not the only person obsessed with indoor plants. 
  7. I want my obituary to be this real/honest/funny. 
  8. The internet is doing THIS TO MY BRAIN (and yours). I’m sorry/not sorry for this list!
  9. My mouth wants in on this action.
  10. Also…why have I forgotten about floats?! This rhubarb one looks fantastic.
  11. I didn’t realize DUCKFACE was a thing…but I like it now thanks to spaghetti.
  12. I swear…Jennifer Lawrence might be my spirit animal. 
  13. This dude on a treadmill started my week off right.
  14. Caramelized Banana Sticky Buns. BANANAS!!!
  15. OMG. This is seriously something I would do. Ryan Gosling. Cereal. Can’t deal!



HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY from the JOY THE BAKER PODCAST. This week we talk about Mother’s Day, Spring/summer fashions, blog conferences and wearing boxer shorts in public. It was the 90s.

BIG NEWS!!! TIME magazine voted SHUTTERBEAN one of the BEST 50 Websites of 2013.  I am so honored/shocked!  THANK YOU, TIME!! And thank you for coming here and spending time with me. I appreciate the heck out of you.


Simple Bites adapted my Coconut Cake with Berries & Cream

No Regrets Just Live made my Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Stylish Cuisine made my Sweet Potato & Sausage Soup

Baked Good adapted my Killer Granola 

Grub with Love made my Flourless Coconut Chocolate Drop Cookies

Figs in My Belly made my Sweet Peas & Shells Alfredo

Bon Appetit Hon made my Bacon Cheddar Waffles


  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    the Caramelized Banana Sticky Buns..omg. Thank you for that eye candy. And your blueberry muffins & Jessica’s ice cream. I need all of the above.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Iris

    Congrats! That’s awesome!

  • Jenna

    Congrats on the TIME mag award, that’s so awesome & they’re totally right too! Loved this week’s links & that lip sync battle is so funny!

  • Myra

    Good Job Girl!!! I knew there was something about your blog that brings me back, I have great taste too!! I always feel a little lost on the weekends without your posts, but it gives me something to look forward to on Monday. Have a great weekend, and Happy Mothers Day Tracy! 🙂

  • Jill

    Tracy, no lie. When I first saw the gif of Jennifer Lawrence at the met ball I said to myself “she’s my spirit animal.” But then I kept it to myself because I figured that may be an inappropriate thing to say. Alas, it can’t be if we both thought it, right?!

  • Elin

    Lovely list! 😀 Have a nice weekend!

  • kat

    Congrats on the Time magazine spot, that’s HUGE! I’m not surprised at all – I’ve been silently following your blog for a year or two now (“Hi”) and love the tasty recipes, artsy photos, links and real talk. A unique voice and consistently awesome content. All your hard work deserves some kudos!

  • Tieghan

    Jessicas Blueberry muffin ice cream is so delicious sounding!!! I want crazy for it when she posted it on Wednesday!!!

    Huge congrats on the time mag spot!! That is awesome and you totally earned!! Way to go!

  • Julia

    Congrats on the Time list!!

  • Michelle at Fully Belly, Worn Soles

    Congratulations! Always look forward to your links posts!

  • Julia

    OHMYGOSH congrats on being in Times top 50 websites! That’s so awesome and you totally deserve it. Now…when are you gonna come out with a book of your beautiful pictures?!

  • Hanna

    I’m addicted to houseplants too!

  • SandraM

    Congrats on being in the Times top 50 websites! That is awesome!!! Love your lists! Keep up the great work. And thanks for always making me smile and laugh.

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Congrats with TIME magazine, you deserve it woman!

  • Dorothy

    Congrats on the TIME list. It is very well deserved!

  • Ems

    Congrats!!! You totes deserve it!

  • jen

    Congrats lady on making that list! Your site is bonks awesome and a constant source of inspiration for me! Keep up the great work!

  • Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    Those pictures of backstage requests were too funny! I like Prince’s tea set-up. Also, mega-congrats on the TIME feature!!!! You totally deserve it girl!

  • jamie @ green beans & grapefruit

    Congrats on the TIME award! That’s major! BTW, that guy on the treadmill = serious talent. It’s hard enough not to trip on those. And love the top bubble photo too. Have a great weekend.

    • Tracy

      It reminds me that I haven’t been on a treadmill…in years….

  • jenny

    wonderful news, tracy! couldn’t agree more. I heart shutterbean!!

  • Michelle

    Congrats on Time! Of course, they were totes right in choosing you, Shutterbean is the best.

  • Bea@ Bea's Bites

    Congrats Tracy!! Well deserved.

  • cindy

    this one is full of SO MANY good things!

    I think I loved the obit the best (I can have a morbid sense of humor…) When my grandfather died I was/am crushed there were a ton of tears…but I laughed through the entire memorial service as people talked about him, and he totally would have approved.

    Also, Happy Almost Mother’s Day, woman!

    • Tracy

      oh my goodness. i laughed throughout my grandpa’s funeral. Everyone was saying the rosary and there was an old dude would would jump the gun EVERY SINGLE time the next hail mary came.

  • tara

    I can’t believe you didn’t know about Duckface! But I LOVE the spaghetti fix, it TOTALLY works!!

    Jennifer Lawrence is AMAZING. She’s so badass.

    Also, John Krasinski. Sigh. I love him. So sad The Office is ending. SO SAD.

  • tara

    OH MY GOD CONGRATULATIONS ON TIME!!! I just read that part. Amazing!!! You totally deserve it!

  • kickpleat

    Your Friday lists are KILLER!!! I’m with you on the indoor plants – need more green in my life! Obsessed. And thanks so much for linking to my peanut butter chocolate pie cuz it was pretty fantastic 🙂 Congrats again on being listed on TIME FREAKING DOT COM!!!!

  • Elise

    I saw the lip-synch battle on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. SO. Funny! I really enjoyed that whole interview. John Krasinski seems really down to earth.

  • Nicole Cote

    HUGE congrats on the Time spot.

  • Rachael

    WAY TO GO TRACY! Hearing that you made the Time list literally made my day. That is awesome and you are so deserving of it!

    Can’t wait to kick off my Friday with your Mom’s favorite salad dressing (whattup Ina) & french bread pizza. You rule!

  • dixya@food, pleasure, and health

    congratulations on the Time Magazine award. Hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day 🙂

  • Kirsty

    Thanks for linking to my blog! I didn’t intend on adapting it quite so much, that’s what happens when you don’t check your cupboards before going to the shops.
    Still tasted really good though!

  • Carolyn

    Wow, congrats on the award! You totally deserve it. 🙂

  • GreenDavis

    Long time reader, though I rarely comment. Just had to say congrats on the Time award! I clicked through the Top 50 list (always on the lookout for more good content) and I noticed that you are the one and only that fits the “mom blog” category. Sorry if you hate that category. But I think it’s awesome! Your site design is fantastic, the recipes are great, and the Time blurb is right on: enough of the Benjamin’s but not so much that I feel like I’ve violated your privacy by reading. You’ve hit the sweet spot and I like coming here. Thanks!

    • Tracy

      I really don’t mind being in the family category. I’m proud to be a mom!!! Thank you for your support. I appreciate the recognition!!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I just freakin love Jennifer Lawrence. & the Ryan Gosling cereal, no I can’t even deal, either. But TRACY?!?! That TIME nod is just amazing! So right on, tell me something I don’t know 😉 Congratulations, lady.
    Heidi xo

  • Jade Sheldon

    I have been OBSESSED with Jimmy & John this week. Wouldn’t mind them serenading me. And thank you for bringing this Ryan Gosling meme into my life…

  • Emily @ Relishments

    Congrats on the Time magazine mention–that’s amazing! Love your site (and the podcast), can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

  • Courtney

    BIG CONGRATULATIONS! You so deserve the honor! I hope this helps you reach all your blogging dreams!

  • biobabbler

    Dood: when you posted that in Facebook I was just kinda stunned & didn’t comment, but then IMMEDIATELY thought about when you & Joy were talking about B+ v. A work. Not sure you really can call your work B+ work and get away with it, now. =) If you do, you’ll just get a snort, an eye roll, and a “Yeah, right.” And a high five.


  • Jayne

    Every week when you post these links, one is bound to make me laugh. This week, practically every one made me giddy! haha… Thanks for the share. Especially duckface spaghetti.

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