My Everyday Life: Week 1

Here’s what this past week looked like:

Teaching my mom about bokeh after dinner. See, mom?

Birthday cupcake at Miette!

Waiting for Casey & Cooper to come in on the ferry. It was Cooper’s first ride!

Dinner at the Slanted Door for my mom. Happy Birthday, Mom!

We ate some great food & drank some great wine….

The love between Cooper & my mom is pure magic. I love watching the two of them together.

I’m glad we were finally able to see the lights on the Embarcadero before they go down.

Next year, I hope we’ll have more free time to enjoy the season.

Avocado toast on the kitchen counter.

I relocated our hanging mirrors into our dining room.


Breakfast with my little man.

He’s getting SO BIG.

Seaweed salad is my favorite. Lunch with my brother is also my favorite.

In the driveway on a frosty morning.

May not look pretty, but I made Casey a fantastic burger on sourdough toast with jalapenos. He enjoyed it.

A stir-fry concoction that I’m excited about.

I bought a Kindle!!! You guys!!! I am in love. I’ve been reading as much as I can. Thank you for your comments/advice. It’s really nice to be able to have a few books with me on the go. I can tell it’s going to be a game changer.

We went to a wedding on NYE. This was my outfit.

My friends Amanda & Matthew got married!

She had the most gorgeous dress! And her flowers were exquisite.

Who doesn’t love a wedding with a photobooth?  Yes 2013 was backwards. Woops.

Waiting in line.

The next day was sunny.

And filled with burger.

And binging on Homeland in my hungover state…

A moment alone.

An orchid is welcomed.

Getting back to our regular routine.

With such a hectic December, a lot of things got left behind. Mostly, LAUNDRY.

  • Jane M

    Welp your first week of 2013 looks like it was fun fun fun! I started a reflections journal on 12/30/12. BUT I can only write positive things that happened for me that day!!!! Now that is a MAJOR challenge for me. Looking forward to a positive and productive 2013 !

  • Amy

    Yay Kindle! And obvs I love your dress for the wedding! I’m so glad you’re doing this project again!!!

  • BriBedell

    I love these post! So glad your doing it again in 2013!!

  • dana828

    beautiful! i always love your weekly photo posts.
    i would love it if you did a round-up of your favorite places (foodie or otherwise) in the bay area. my husband and I are heading out there for the first time in april, and i’d love some hints on the best (non-touristy) places to hit up!

  • racheljo

    Where did you get your super-stylish Kindle case from? I love it!

  • Joannabee

    Homeland! I marathoned all of season 1 & 2 NYE-day and New Year’s Day!

    • Tracy

      That’s dedication! If we didn’t have a kid, I’m pretty sure it would have taken us two days 😉

  • nileta

    this is just one week? wow!
    your little man looks adorable!
    and i loved the mirror hangers. can we see some more?

  • Michelle

    What a week!

    I’m so glad you decided to continue your Everyday Life weekly snapshots. They’re always inspiring. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

  • Staci Magnolia

    The dress you wore to the weding is so outstandingly YOU!! Love it.
    And, you make being a mom look so easy and fun. Gives me hope if I ever had a child I can maintain the same.

  • merciblahblah

    I love all of these photos, espesh the shadow and sunlight pics, the glittery hanging curtain thingies, and the boobcake. What? Isn’t that what a cupcake that looks like a boob is called?

    Happy Sunday!

  • Courtney @ I Am A Mess!

    You have a beautiful life, Tracy! I’d tell you to enjoy it but you already are! Love the pic of your friends at their wedding with the guy in the suit in the background.

  • Hilary

    bokeh lesson, please?!

    also, what kind of headphones do you have?!

    • Tracy

      oh! I just manually unfocus and tada! bokeh appears!

      i think they are skull candy? They’re black & gold. Ear buds never work for my ears for some reason and I don’t like constantly attaching them when I’m out walking. Makes me feel like I’m wearing a strapless dress if that makes any sense.

  • Barbara

    The light in your house is so amazing. I love it.

  • maomau

    A fun filled first week of 2013! Happy New Year ms. Shutterbeanz! 🙂

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  • jackie @ marin mama cooks

    The kids and I ate 3 of those cupcakes at the landing this week. Did yo know they have a Miette bakery at Larkspur landing? My brother-in-law made the same comment that they look like boobs! My son almost choked on his cupcake he was laughing so hard. My daughter was of course embarrassed as can be. I’m a huge fan of seaweed salad as well. I could eat it every day. xoxo,Jackie

  • Alisha B

    I’m so glad you decided to do this again! That is one gorgeous dress.

  • Tania Prodhan

    I love your posts!

    I want to take my camera with me this year! What kind of camera bag do you use to carry it around with you?

  • kathleen @ the lushers

    I am so glad you’re doing you’re everyday life again this year! I just love seeing all of your pictures, & I love the Bay area, so I can live vicariously through your photos!

    My grandma had the same dishes as the mug in your avocado toast photo! Funny how just a simple pattern on a dish can trigger your memory…

  • Ashley

    Absolutely LOVE the glass on the shelves in your dining room! It’s beautiful!!

  • Heather

    Happy new year…..even if it’s an odd one

  • jamie @ green beans & grapefruit

    Looks like a great start to the new year! I’m hoping to get to SF next month and miette is SO on my list. You’re also like the 5th person I’ve heard of going to a NYE wedding this year. Is that a thing now?

  • Rachel

    Thanks for sharing more great photos. My husband and I went to Slanted Door when we were in San Francisco a few years back. So tasty! The Beef Carpaccio was a-mazing!

    Glad to see your new year is off to a great start 🙂

  • Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    The Brussels sprouts at Slanted Door = totally delicious!

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